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    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing received its first sets of KC-46A Wing Air Refueling Pods (WARP), which will undergo extensive Initial Operational Testing and Evaluation (IOT&E), as well as increase the aircraft’s air refueling capabilities for probe and drogue - equipped receivers.

  • McConnell Reservist devotes his off time to special medical missions

    Maj. Leo Romero, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, chief of tactics, is a busy guy. But he makes time to fly special missions, when he can.“Back in 2016 one of my friends knew someone who had a daughter, she was 11 or 12, with a heart condition,” Romero recalls. “She needed open heart surgery in

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • The Brothers Pechanec

    Sacrifice is inherent to service. Being part of something greater usually means giving up something else. For service members, relocation far from home is almost expected, meaning missed holidays, birthdays and other milestones back home. From time to time, fortune favors a family that agrees to

  • Airmen Conduct CBRNE Training

    Staff Sgt. William Fortier, 931st Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, presents the sections of Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives class Feb. 5, 2017, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Regular CBRNE training is required so

  • 931 ARW joins 22 ARW for 2016 Children’s Holiday Party

    Team McConnell children craft miniature Christmas trees during the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Children’s Holiday Party Dec. 3, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kans. The party featured several stations for children to create holiday decorations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)