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  • Doc the Superfortress

    Doc, a B-29 Superfortress, is parked in a hangar June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. After regaining airworthiness in June of 2016, the aircraft conducted its first flight after restoration July 17, 2016. Doc is currently at McConnell AFB to await for its own hangar at Eisenhower National Airport for a charity event. (U.S. Air Force
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • Recruiters, Cadets soar in KC-46A

    A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., refuels a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Squadron April 10, 2021. The B-52 was one of three from the unit being refueled by a 931st Air Refueling Wing aircrew. The air refueling was viewed by 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron,
  • McConnell Reservists fly KC-46A at Cope North 21

    An aircrew of more than 20 Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Wing flew a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., as part of Cope North 21, last month at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. It is the U.S. Pacific Air Forces largest multilateral exercise. This was the first time the KC-46A was utilized in the annual exercise. In addition to aircrew members from the 924th, 905th and 18th Air Refueling Squadrons, there were three members of the 931st Maintenance Group, three members of the 22nd Maintenance Group.
  • Hydraulic Airmen maintain KC-46 boom

    Airmen assigned to the 22nd Maintenance Squadron maintain a KC-46A Pegasus boom March 13, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hydraulics Airmen removed the interior telescoping tube to replace a boom surge boot, which acts as a shock absorber while attached to a receiver aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • First 433rd AES crew trains on KC-46A Pegasus

    Reserve Citizen Airmen in the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here trained for the first time aboard a KC-46A Pegasus March 8-10, to learn and practice their aeromedical skills on the new aircraft.
  • Department of the Air Force to allow shorts for maintainers, updates variety of uniform options

    Airmen and Guardians will now have more dress and appearance options with upcoming uniform changes to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Appearance.
  • 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
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