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  • HPCON Bravo+

    McConnell has changed to Health Protection Condition Bravo+, effective immediately.
  • Air Force adds to DOD mask guidance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth issued a memorandum Feb. 16 that supplements the Defense Department’s new mask policy on military installations while performing official duties.The initial DOD memorandum was issued Feb. 4 and follows a Jan. 20 presidential executive, ”Protecting the Federal
  • Team McConnell continues to administer the COVID-19 vaccine

    Airman 1st Class Rhiannon Ero, 22nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician, prepares her station for the next patient to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 9, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The COVID-19 vaccine is currently being distributed to members across Team McConnell in alignment with the Department of Defense’s
  • Breaking Barriers: First KC-46 all-female flight

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, KAN.— A flight crew from McConnell Air Force Base tied back their hair, laced up their boots and made history as the first all-female flight on the KC-46A Pegasus Jan. 22, 2021.
  • McConnell Reservist receives Bronze Star

    Lt. Col. Johnathan Jordan, was presented a Bronze Star during an official ceremony here, Feb. 5. Jordan was presented the decoration, the fourth highest military honor, in recognition of his heroic actions after Iran launched 16 missiles at U.S. Forces in Iraq in January 2020.
  • KANZA Warrior Spotlight February 2021

    KANZA Warrior Spotlight February 2021
  • Boom maintenance

    Senior Airman Brenden Pauly, 931st Maintenance Squadron crew chief,¬ and Senior Airman Cuong Nguyen, 931st MXS crew chief, conduct a boom telescoping tube chain and cable inspection Jan. 21, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The inspection ensures that the boom will lower and retract during air refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Reserve aircrew reflect on C-17 Globemaster III as the fleet reaches 4 million flying hours

    This month, the U.S. Air Force celebrated the four-millionth flying hour of the C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The Air Force Reserve’s 446th Airlift Wing here has unquestionably had more than their fair share of the 4 million flying hours. From peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Persian Gulf buildup, African relief effort, Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica to transporting a killer whale, the airlift wing certainly added to that total.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the underarm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • 22d MDG begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan –The 22nd Air Refueling Wing has received its initial round of COVID-19 vaccines.
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