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  • 2019 Summer Bash

    The 22nd Force Support Squadron held the 2019 Summer Bash for Airmen and their families July 26, 2019, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

  • The next Phoenix Raven

    It’s freshman year of college for Airman 1st Class Desman Martin, 22nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, at the University of South Carolina. The track scholarship he earned drove him during classes and especially his training. A few years later he would find himself in a completely different

  • 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Daniel Craig, the outgoing 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron commander, passes Col. Anthony Gamboa, 22nd Mission Support Group commander, the 22nd CES guidon during a change of command ceremony July 16, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Craig served as the 22nd CES commander for two

  • Red, White and Boom

    The laughs of children fill the ears of spectators, the aroma of food from various food trucks consumes the air and tension builds as the crowd awaits not only the fireworks, but also the performance of the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard.

  • Recovery Team One

    Hands are calloused from endless hours digging, exhausted from the heat and what feels like an endless day, but the determination to find just one keeps you going.

  • Refueling the fight

    The KC-46A Pegasus has come a long way since being accepted by the Air Force in January 2019. After its arrival, the KC-46 and the Airmen of McConnell have completed various stages of familiarization training, which helped educate the Air Force’s future KC-46 installation by developing new

  • Kanza 01 lands at McConnell

    A KC-46A Pegasus lands May 17, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This KC-46 is Team McConnell’s sixth delivery, and it will join a fleet that will advance air refueling capabilities around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)

  • More than just a spouse

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Airmen and their spouses face many challenges ranging from deployments and employment to what it’s like immersing in a new environment during a move.

  • KC-46 First operational refueling

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – A KC-46A Pegasus out of McConnell completed the airframe’s first operational refueling May 7, 2019. While in formation with a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, the KC-46 offloaded 30,000 pounds of fuel to four F-16 Fighting Falcons on their way to an

  • 18th Air Force commander expresses importance of refueling mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- A sense of urgency swept the building as flashing lights flickered and aircrew readied themselves to rush out the door. Aircrew quickly followed signs with red arrows with the word “ALERT” centered inside. Outside, a white vehicle - large enough to hold the entire