• The Letter to My Mom – Beyond the Blue

    It is not what happens in life that makes me who I am, but it's how I am able to overcome obstacles that I face. Going through abuse shaped the way I thought, made me question who I trust and even changed my perspective on life.

  • CBRN readiness

    Senior Airman Shaylee Chiavola, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, teaches a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear survival skills class, July 21, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The emergency management team instructs approximately 200 CBRN classes

  • The Eternal Bond

    While Airmen go through basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, little do they know that down the street military working dogs are going through their own 120 day basic training. The dogs are then sent to their first duty station and paired with a handler.In the case of Staff Sgt. Michael

  • Maintaining Readiness

    Senior Airman Nicholas Summit, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, inspects a bolt on a self-generating nitrogen cart July 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. AGE Airmen are responsible for maintaining flightline equipment for the 41 aircraft assigned to

  • McConnell a No-Drone Zone

    McConnell Air Force Base is reminding individuals that the installation is a no-drone zone.  The safety and security of the Air Force mission and individuals vital to the mission is crucial to the completion of McConnell’s objectives, and a clear airspace is a key component of that safety.

  • More than a Woman

    A 22-year-old woman from Barberton, Ohio, joined the 14 percent of women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Now, 16 years later, Jamie Baker, 22nd Air Refueling Wing deputy chief of education and training, says being a female veteran is one of the most rewarding experiences she has been through.

  • McConnell first to test KC-46 NVG flights

    A 344th Air Refueling Squadron aircrew from McConnell Air Force Base was the first KC-46 Pegasus crew to conduct operational test flights using night vision goggles.

  • McConnell soars to honor medical personnel and academy graduates

    On Saturday, April 18, a McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker refueled the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds,” who were en route to perform flyovers in Colorado for both the Air Force Academy graduation and front line medical professionals combating COVID-19.

  • POL fuels the fight

    A petroleum, oil and lubricants truck drives to refuel a KC-46 Pegasus on the flightline March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POL services McConnell’s 55 aircraft and offloads approximately 75,000 gallons of Jet A fuel daily supporting aerial refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force