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  • McConnell wraps up POW/MIA Week

    McConnell hosted multiple events across the base in honor of POW/MIA Week Sept. 11-14.These events were organized by McConnell’s local chapter of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association to remember and honor the nation’s prisoners of war and those still missing in action to keep faith with the promise

  • McConnell helps Japan improve use of KC-46

    Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) members from the 405th Air Refueling Squadron, Miho Air Base, and two from the Air Staff Office (ASO) of the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) toured McConnell to better learn how to operate the KC-46A Pegasus. On Aug. 27, they began their three-day tour of

  • McConnell AFSA 972 brings home two awards from summit

    The local McConnell Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 972 received two awards during the AFSA Summit Aug. 4-10 in Dallas, Texas.The chapter was awarded the 2022 Small Chapter of the Year for those under 500 members for the second year in a row. Their previous chapter president, Tech. Sgt.

  • McConnell Airmen graduate from Army Air Assault School

    Defenders from the 22nd Security Forces Squadron became the first two McConnell Airmen to graduate from the Army Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on August 18, 2023. The Airmen learned and honed skills to bring back to their squadron.

  • WWII MIA Wichita Airman Coming Home

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – After 80 years, a Wichita, Kansas Airman declared Missing in Action during World War II has been identified and is returning home to be laid to rest.

  • New 22nd ARW commander hosts first all-call

    On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, Col. Cory Damon, the newest commander of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, hosted three all-calls alongside 22nd ARW Command Chief Laura Hoover.The briefings served as an opportunity for top leadership to engage with, share priorities, and continue

  • VIPER kits boost ACE refueling capabilities at McConnell

    The 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron received two Versatile Integrating Partner Equipment Refueling (VIPER) kits, the latest innovation in refueling methods, this year.The VIPER kit is an adapter that allows hot refuel operations, which is when the aircraft still has its engines running, with any

  • 22 CES battles it out in Battle of the Bulls

    An Airman assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, left, buddy checks the mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear for Airman 1st Class Danilo Martinez, 22nd CES explosive ordinance technician, during the Battle of the Bulls competition July 12, 2023, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.