• Working through Winter

    Airman 1st Class Emanuel Perez, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, checks the tire pressure on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a pre-flight inspection Dec. 17, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Despite freezing conditions pre-flight inspections must happen every 72 hours and include

  • A beautiful day on the flightline

    The flightline at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., awaits for an aircraft to land April 9, 2019. The runway is 12,000 feet long allowing aircraft to land on McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)

  • Boom operators master cargo loading

    Future KC-46A Pegasus boom operators here experienced firsthand a different type of cargo loading when a C-5M Super Galaxy landed on McConnell’s runway July 26, to transport cargo for Mobility Guardian 2017, Air Mobility Command’s largest mobility exercise of the year.McConnell will receive the

  • Tankers evacuate

    A KC-135 Stratotanker takes flight during an evacuation May 18, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The evacuation was completed to keep the aircraft out of the way of potential severe weather. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht)