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  • STEM programs to continue developing minds

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Hand-drawn glasses, electrical circuits and towering rollercoasters filled students with joy as they learned more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics March 19 to 21.
  • KC-135 crew inspires future aviators at International Women's Day event

    An all-female KC-135 crew took to the skies to attend an International Women's Day event used to inspire females and males to discover careers in aviation and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-based fields.
  • Air Force selects two AMC-proposed innovations as Spark Tank finalists

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Two Air Mobility Command-proposed innovations were selected among six Air Force Spark Tank finalists slated for showcase before Air Force senior leaders at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Feb. 23 in Orlando, Florida. The Spark Tank finalists representing AMC are:  The KC-135 Aircraft Boom Instructor Platform,
  • Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29

    Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage. Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi.
  • AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s

    Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.
  • Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce wins Abilene Trophy

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce was announced as the recipient of the 2016 Abilene Trophy April 28, 2017 during Phoenix Rally — a week-long look at mobility air force priorities, roles, and missions— at the Global Reach Planning Center here.
  • Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

    Mobility Airmen play a vital role in deterrence and stand ready to operate in support of global operations at a moment’s notice.Air Mobility Command Airmen, 15 KC-135 Stratotankers and 10 KC-10 Extenders enabled Air Force Global Strike Command B-52s and B-2s to sustain air operations for more than 20 hours during ‪Polar Roar July 31, 2016.Through
  • McConnell KC-135s refuel B-52s in Polar Roar

    Responding to the nation’s call, four McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews refueled two B-52 Stratofortresses over Minnesota and Canada July 31, 2016, as part of operation Polar Roar.Tanker support for these bomber training missions help demonstrate our ability to support U.S. Strategic Command’s global-strike capability at any given time.“We
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