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  • First KC-46A Pegasus Alert Launch and Response

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing recently completed the first-ever alert launch and response with a KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, which highlighted the speed and efficiency of the aircraft, and the crew's response to a threat or emergency.
  • Defueling twice the speed, with all the gas you need

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – The 22ndAir Refueling Wing Agile Combat Employment team (ACE) and the 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron achieved a first-ever dual defuel milestone Oct. 12-13, 2021, enabling the KC-46A Pegasus to further McConnell’s aerial refueling mission.
  • 22nd ARW off-site focuses on future, strategic direction

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing leadership team charted the Wing’s future strategic direction during a two-day off-site conference at Wichita’s Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1.
  • Gold Star KC-46 flight

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – McConnell has teamed with up the local Gold Star families to provide an opportunity to fly in a KC-46A Pegasus to Sept. 30th, 2021, and observe a refueling operation.
  • Family Mobility day

    Staff Sergeant Ryan Sabian, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation training NCOIC, escorts his wife and daughter through a tour of a KC-46 Pegasus, Saturday Sept. 25, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The tour was part of McConnell’s annual Family Mobility Line, an event for family members to better understand the deployment
  • Travis AFB Civic Leader Tour

    Civic leaders from communities surrounding McConnell Air Force Base traveled to Travis Air Force Base, Cali., where Col. Corey Simmons, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, hosted the Civic Leader Tour from Sep. 13 to 15.
  • POW/MIA Wreath Ceremony

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd ARW command chief, lay a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath during the POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell AFB hosts the ceremony to honor the United States’ Prisoners of War and those who
  • CMSAF #18 (ret.) Wright visits McConnell

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force #18 (ret.) Kaleth O. Wright discusses leadership with Airmen from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas Airman Leadership School Sep. 10, 2021. Wright left the class with a challenge for each of these new supervisors to find their troop's story. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
  • A walk in remembrance

    Airmen march along the McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas memorial walk during the Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action remembrance walk Sept. 14, 2021. POW/MIA remembrance week honors those who are or have been prisoners of war or declared missing in action across all bases across the globe, through events such as a vigil walk and wreath-laying
  • Kansas Medal of Honor POW returns home

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas -- A Kansas Medal of Honor POW completes his 70-year journey home Sept. 29, with a funeral mass in Park City and burial in Wichita.