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  • Breaking Barriers: AF Reserve’s first 4-star

    Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of General yesterday. Miller will become the first Citizen Airman in the history of the Air Force Reserve to pin on a 4th star. In 2016, she became the first female in the history of the Air Force Reserve to be chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command.
  • Tribal representatives visit McConnell

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Leaders and historic preservation staff from five Native American tribes met with McConnell leaders, Tuesday, to establish new lines of communication during the first tribal relations meeting. Representatives from the Cheyenne River Sioux, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Osage Nation, Kaw Nation, Northern Arapaho Tribe,
  • ‘Tanker Toads’: Brink Family’s Legacy of Valor

    “I am Faithful to a Proud Heritage, A Tradition of Honor, And a Legacy of Valor.” Airman recognize these lines from the Airman’s Creed. For Senior Airman David Brink, 18th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator these words carry a double meaning. David is the third generation in not only an Air Force heritage, but a KC-135 Stratotanker family.
  • Team McConnell unifies installation command post

    In recent years, the United States Air Force began making strides toward the concept of total force integration. That is, aligning the priorities and efforts of the active-duty, guard and reserve components to complete a unified mission.
  • Team McConnell Airman Throws First Pitch

    Col. Eric A. Vitosh, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Darren L. Demel, 931st ARW command chief, escort Airman 1st Class Anthony Binas, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Command Post journeyman, while he throws the first pitch at a National Baseball Congress World Series baseball game Aug. 1, 2018, at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, Wichita,
  • August UTA Theme: Improving the Unit

    The theme for August is “Improving the Unit.” This should be an ongoing process that everyone embraces to make McConnell Air Force Base and the Air Force a better place than it was yesterday. Our lethality as a fighting force is vitally dependent upon this function. Without it, it will be impossible to stay ahead of our adversaries who are always sprinting to find ways to get at our weaknesses.
  • ATTENTION: Traffic delays at Main Gate

    UPDATE: The construction of the new final-denial barriers at the main gate is still ongoing.
  • Little Rock AFB civic leaders visit McConnell

    Twenty civic leaders from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, visited McConnell July 26-27 to learn more about the base’s intelligence and air refueling missions.The tour included mission briefings from three wing commanders, information on the upcoming KC-46 Pegasus, as well as a tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker.“I enjoyed learning about all the
  • Comin' along

    The Airmen of Team McConnell's Maintenance Group have been hard at work on the broken wing of the B-47 Stratojet, July 27, 2018, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A heavy wind storm blew the wing of the static display earlier this month.
  • McConnell to host DFAC grand opening

    McConnell’s dining facility is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. July 19, 2018 at the Chisholm Trail Dining Facility.