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  • 18th Air Force leaders visit McConnell

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Eighteenth Air Force leaders visited the 22nd Air Refueling Wing here, Jan. 18-19, 2022, to see first-hand the hard work and innovation of Team McConnell’s Airmen.

  • Remembering 9/11 - Heroes Forever

    Col. Emily Farkas, 22nd Maintenance Group commander, speaks at the Patriot Day Retreat Ceremony Sept. 11, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The ceremony was held to honor the civilians and first responders who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S Air Force photo by

  • Safety powered through Innovation

    Airman 1st Class Colton Walls, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production technician, developed a tool at the McConnell Innovation Lab that will increase the safety measures for CES Airmen performing rapid airfield damage repair.

  • McConnell Welcomes KC-46 #21 to the Fleet!

    Col. Richard Tanner, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Pat Gallagher, Friends of McConnell director, present the key of the aircraft to Lt. Gen Thomas Sharpy, Headquarters Allied Command Transformation Capability Development deputy chief of staff, Jan. 10 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

  • Black Eye Campaign

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- On Oct. 16 and 28, 2019, 10 Airmen reported to their work centers across base as they have many times before. Except this time, a black eye greeted their coworkers before they could.

  • CBRN Training

    Master Sgt. Stephen Thomas, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels information services center section chief, reviews the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear commander’s battle book Sept. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Thomas was one of the three team leaders during the

  • Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. –The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air

  • Rapid global mobility sustains airpower 24/7, 365

    At any moment, Airmen and aircraft can be tasked to deploy to support rapid global mobility operations both at home and abroad.On April 19, the 22nd Air Refueling Wing received a tasking order to prepare for a short-notice deployment in support of Operation Noble Eagle.The operation is an extensive