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  • When I lost my stripe — Beyond the Blue

    I pulled my blues out of the closet and began ironing. This time, it wasn’t for a ceremony or a fancy event. It was to face my commander and receive punishment for my poor decisions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patriot Day ceremony 2018

    Team McConnell remembered the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, with a Patriot Day ceremony, Sept. 11, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The ceremony paid special tribute to the victims and families of those lost in New York, Pennsylvania and in the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)
  • XPX team innovates solar power comm system

    With the help of 3-D printing and community partnerships, the Plans and Programs innovation team here at McConnell have created a portable, solar-powered communications system.
  • KC-46 Training Summit helps set timeline for AF

    McConnell AFB hosted its fifth KC-46 Pegasus Maintenance Training Summit to define training timelines and expected progression based on aircraft delivery.The summit outlined when to train maintainers, crews and the entire KC-46 community. It also addressed how the Air Force is going to cross-train current KC-135 Stratotanker maintainers to the new
  • The thunder rolls: McConnell participates in readiness exercise

    The 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings participated in Exercise Global Thunder 2018 Oct. 30 through Nov. 7, 2017, both here and at locations across the nation.
  • Tankers “Refuel the Fight” during Polar Roar

    Responding to the nation’s call, four McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews refueled two B-52 Stratofortresses over Minnesota and Canada July 31, 2016, as part of operation Polar Roar.Tanker support for these bomber training missions help demonstrate our ability to support U.S. Strategic Command’s global-strike capability at any given time.“We
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