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  • Brigadier Gen. Darren Cole visits McConnell

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Brigadier Gen. Darren Cole, Air Mobility Command director of logistics, engineering and force protection, and his team from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. visited team McConnell Oct. 20-22, 2021. Cole toured facilities, observing the infrastructure and various ways in which McConnell’s Airmen directly impact AMC’s mission to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s Armed Forces.
  • KC-46 Tiger Team: Keeping the Balance

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Team McConnell's vision is to set the standard for the next generation of rapid global mobility. In this effort this past week, McConnell hosted a KC-46A Pegasus tiger team. The goal of the visit was to give Airmen from across the 22nd Air Refueling Wing and other refueling wings a forum to discuss directly with Boeing engineers and technicians how to expand the Pegasus's airlift capabilities.
  • Refueling the Thunderbirds

    A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, moves out of refueling position Oct. 11, 2021, after being refueled by a McConnell Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker. The Thunderbirds were officially activated June 1, 1953, as the 3600th Air Demonstration Team at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force
  • 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