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  • The Red Falcons land home

    Members of the 350th Air Refueling Squadron were welcomed home by the open arms of family, friends and colleagues after a 4-month deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, where they supported Operation Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.
  • Bandits return home after months of fueling the fight

    Not even a pandemic could stop Team McConnell from refueling the fight and providing tanker support to Air Force missions overseas.
  • Bandits Lead Tanker Takeoff

    As the sun begins to set, Airmen from the 349th Air Refueling Squadron board a KC-135 Stratotanker; their smiles hidden and laughter muffled by the brightly patterned face masks they wear. Yet even with their faces covered, the masks cannot hide the high spirits of the Airmen ready to deploy.
  • McConnell Family Mobility Line

    Destiny Jamieson age 4, smiles after her face is painted during the family mobility line event Sept. 28, 2019 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. After receiving a pre-deployment briefing covering topics such as deployment safety, required immunizations and other available resources, each child was issued a mobility bag, camouflage hat and their own
  • Flat Stanleys deploy from McConnell

    It was early in the morning when they got the call to deploy. They boarded a KC-135 Stratotanker and began their 8,000 mile expedition. It was 110 degrees when they landed in the hot and dusty country. Their journey had only just begun, the aircrew said.  The paper dolls, also known as Flat Stanleys, were crafted by a class of 2nd graders from