• 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

  • Appealing to the Court

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—Members of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Judge Advocate team at McConnell Air Force Base visited the University of Kansas Law School on April 10, 2019, to attend the hearing of a case.

  • McConnell Job Fair 2019

    Master Sgt. Christopher Evans, 22nd Force SUpport Squadron career assistance advisor, discusses employment opportunities at the job fair March 20, 2019 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The 22nd FSS hosted the job fair in order to help those with Team McConnell prepare for their future. (U.S. Air

  • McConnell to begin KC-46 A-check

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – “The realization that we are contributing to laying the foundation for KC-46 sustainment is truly a chance of a lifetime,” said Tech. Sgt. Noah Briggs, 22d Maintenance Squadron KC-46 A-check lead dock controller. “However, the understanding that we are laying the

  • 826 miracles

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.You’re sick with the common cold, but you can’t run to the local corner store and grab medicine because there is no corner store. There isn’t running water, toilets, sinks or showers. This is what Peru’s most disadvantaged experience every day. By going on a medical

  • It’s more than just a job

    Whether it’s a winter storm that freezes the airfield, or a massive tornado that leaves debris all over base, the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron “Dirt Boyz” come to the rescue.

  • Counting the Volunteers

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.--The tax center is comprised of 14 volunteers from, active-duty service members, retirees and dependents who all serve to make sure anyone who has access to base may get their taxes done for free, in a timely manner. These volunteers not only go through a week long

  • KC-135 Statotanker Touch and Goes

    A KC-135 Stratotanker approaches the runway at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan, Dec. 18, 2018. The KC-135 is a force multiplier by mfurthering long-range bombers reach and keeping fighters on target longer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

  • Innovating duo at it again: scanners save aircrew time, money

    In the military, timeliness is key. Whether it’s being on time to a medical appointment or delivering fuel to receiving aircraft, the mission couldn’t function without it.Over the past year, several ultra-high-frequency and very-high-frequency scanners and antennas have been installed on buildings