• Defenders fortify skills with new virtual training system

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- What does it mean to be a defender? It means having the courage to put others safety before their own, being uncertain of the outcome but choosing to stand up and fight regardless. That is why Security Forces Airmen are known as defenders.It is the 22nd Security

  • McConnell, Pease Airmen prepare for KC-46 arrival

    Members of the 157th Air Refueling Group and 64th Air Refueling Squadron toured McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 17 - 20.Airmen from Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, got an overview of how Team McConnell is preparing for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus. The visit gave members of

  • KC-135 celebrates 60 years

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- On Aug. 31, 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel,” was on the radio and the KC-135 Stratotanker was heard for the first time during its maiden flight.

  • SecAF tours McConnell, mentors Airmen

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited here for the first time last week to spend time with Team McConnell Airmen and better understand the missions.During her visit, James interacted with Airmen by holding a meet and greet with maintenance personnel, having lunch with Airmen, speaking

  • Airmen help thousands, enhance skills in Guatemala

    Seven Airmen assigned to the 22nd Medical Group recently participated in medical readiness training in La Blanca, Guatemala, May 23-June 2, providing healthcare to approximately 8,500 people.The Airmen worked with other Department of Defense personnel, as well as Reserve Officer Training Corps