NEWS

  • KC-46 Training Summit helps set timeline for AF

    McConnell AFB hosted its fifth KC-46 Pegasus Maintenance Training Summit to define training timelines and expected progression based on aircraft delivery.The summit outlined when to train maintainers, crews and the entire KC-46 community. It also addressed how the Air Force is going to cross-train

  • 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.

  • Red Flag provides refined boom instructor training

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – McConnell air crews are focusing on developing air refueling skills for their youngest boom operators at the Air Force’s premier air-to-air exercise, Red Flag 18-1, which kicked off at Nellis AFB nearly two weeks ago and continues through Friday.The crews are using the

  • McConnell AFB innovations save USAF $40K, increases safety

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Vehicle Management Flight recently constructed and installed a modification on a vehicle to enhance the safety of McConnell Airmen while saving the Air Force thousands of dollars.The nine-ton high-lift truck is used for

  • McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- History happened April 14 as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II deployed to Europe for the first time carried by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.   “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,”

  • AMC civic leaders learn about global reach execution

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Headquarters Air Mobility Command hosted 30 civic leaders at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 10 to 12, to provide an interactive look into what it takes to execute the rapid global mobility mission every day.This is the first time in two years since HQ AMC has

  • McConnell AFB firefighters help extinguish Kansas wildfires

    Eighteen firefighters from McConnell’s fire department responded to an off-base wildfire in Reno County, Kansas, March 7 to 8.The responding groups, which consisted of both military and civilians, were part of more than 2,000 firefighters from 216 organizations that aided in the emergency, said Doug