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    Gold Star members instill resilience

    06.01.2019 | Courtesy Story
    The Air Force has a history of time-honored traditions associated with honoring fallen members. McConnell is continuing this legacy by working with local Gold Star family members to connect them to squadrons as part of the base family.

    McConnell to begin IOT&E for KC-46

    06.01.2019 | Story by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker
    McConnell will be entering a vital phase on June 3, to bring the KC-46 closer to being fully operational. The phase, initial test and evaluation period (IOT&E), analyzes several receivers, different climates and overseas locations to provide information on the limits and abilities of the new aircraft.

    McConnell MWD team deployment support

    05.29.2019 | Story by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker
    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – “One night that was memorable to me during a deployment was a time we went on a long run after work — my dog and I heard an explosion,” said Tech. Sgt. Elvin Jose, 22nd Security Force Squadron kennel master. “It sounded really far away, but about 10 seconds later the ground shook and we heard sirens all over the place.”

    Refueling the fight

    05.21.2019 | Story by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick
    The KC-46A Pegasus has come a long way since being accepted by the Air Force in January 2019. After its arrival, the KC-46 and the Airmen of McConnell have completed various stages of familiarization training, which helped educate the Air Force’s future KC-46 installation by developing new techniques and integration plans. This training has enabled Team McConnell to begin operationally refueling.

    KC-46 First operational refueling

    05.13.2019 | Story by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick
    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – A KC-46A Pegasus out of McConnell completed the airframe’s first operational refueling May 7, 2019. While in formation with a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, the KC-46 offloaded 30,000 pounds of fuel to four F-16 Fighting Falcons on their way to an exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.