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  • 22nd Communications Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Shannon Cummins, right, 22nd Communications Squadron outgoing commander, relinquishes command during a change of command ceremony July 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. After two years at McConnell, Cummins’ next duty station is Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, where he will be an instructor at the Air Command Staff College.
  • The Will to Persevere

    Maj. Tim Brunson, 22nd Medical Group education and training flight commander, served at McConnell as a nurse a year ago when he realized that some mental trauma he normalized as everyday thoughts were anything but normal.
  • McConnell welcomes its newest Honorary Commanders

    McConnell’s everyday mission is not just reliant on Airman, but the support of the community. One of the ways the community provides support to the base is through the Honorary Commander program.
  • Stop… and talk

    Suicide. It’s a tough subject for most people, but Team McConnell is committed to addressing rates of suicide in the Air Force. McConnell is employing an Air Force initiative called the Resilience Tactical Pause Sept. 27, 2019.
  • KC-46 Cargo Validation Tool

    Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing NCO in-charge of wing innovations, designed and created the KC-46A Pegasus Cargo Validation Tool prototype May 20, 2019, to serve as a guide for aerial porters, who are responsible for coordinating the transportation of assets on military aircraft at McConnell.
  • 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.
  • McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus

    Today, Team McConnell’s Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to the Home of Air Refueling – in the Air Capital of the World.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Operation Santa

    Volunteer Airmen from McConnell AFB spent time with children from Big Brothers Big Sisters to spread some holiday cheer, build gingerbread houses and receive gifts Dec. 19, 2018, at McConnell AFB.The children were matched with different Airmen and shown static displays of KC-135 Stratotankers, explosive ordinace disposal units, aircrew flight
  • 22nd ARW commander's fini-flight

    Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, listens to a pre-flight checklist before his fini-flight on a KC-135 Stratotanker, June 30, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A fini-flight is a member’s final flight with a unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • KC-46 aircrew training nearing completion

    This summer, the 344th Air Refueling Squadron, the Air Force's first active-duty KC-46A Pegasus operational flying squadron, will soon be ready for Initial Operations Test and Evaluation.                                                                                  The squadron wasn’t officially converted to a KC-46 squadron until April 1, but