McConnell Air Force Base

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Name: McConnell Air Force Base
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Eagle editorial: More ups, downs for Wichita

Six years after the bottom fell out of the nation’s economy, Wichita is seeing successes but also far too many job losses.The latest big step forward was Tuesday’s announcement by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, of the final approval of McConnell Air Force ... [Published Wichita Eagle - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 12 reports

Altus selected for KC-46A training | Military Times

KC-46A Pegasus crews will train at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., when the tanker begins to enter the fleet in fiscal 2016, the Air Force announced Wednesday.Altus was selected as a training unit because it is already home to C-17 and KC-135 training programs. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

AF names McConnell as 1st active duty-led KC-46A Main Operating Base

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. - Air Force officials announced today that McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., has been selected as the first active duty led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base (MOB 1)."We are very proud and excited to be selected for this ... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Six sites in Sedgwick County to take leftover medications

People who have leftover medications clogging up the medicine cabinet will be able to legally and safely dispose of them at six Sedgwick County locations Saturday.The collection is part of an effort called National Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Derby Walmart evacuated while police investigate bomb threat

. -A Derby Walmart has been evacuated while authorities investigate a reported bomb threat.Chief Robert Lee, Derby Police, said a man called the retail store about 6 p.m. Friday demanding money. The caller indicated a device inside the store would explode ... [Published KWCH 12 - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Kansas Air Guardsman waives hearing on federal sex charge in Texas

A Kansas Air National Guardsman from Goddard has waived his detention hearing that was set for Friday on a federal sex charge in Texas.Paul Francis Grimm, 42, a senior master sergeant who works full time at McConnell Air Force Base, waived the hearing ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Midnight Maintainers

During the day, maintenance airmen can be found driving around the flight line from plane to plane. At night? Nothing changes. Airman 1st Class Jarrod Vickers takes us to the flight line after dark. Includes soundbites from Airman 1st Class Carlos Mendez, ... [Published DVIDS - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 3 reports

McConnell Senior Master Sgt. faces federal sex charges in Texas

In information released today by Kansas.com , it was learned that Senior Master Sgt. Paul Francis Grimm, 42, stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kan., faces federal charges of having sex with an underage girl and transporting her across state line ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Aircraft actvity at Pease brings on the noise

PORTSMOUTH — Residents and businesses near the Pease Air National Guard Base may have noticed a high volume of noise from visiting aircraft, which remained in the area through Thursday.Twelve U.S. Marine F/A-18D Hornet combat aircraft, assigned to the ... [Published Seacoast Online - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Maintainers of the night

Maintenance Airmen work around the clock to provide mission-ready KC-135 Stratotankers to the aircrews in the 22nd Air Refueling Wing. While the majority of flights take off during the day, the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 22nd Maintenance Squadron ... [Published Grand Forks Air Force Base - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Report: Two homes on fire in Derby

. -Firefighters responded to a house fire in Derby involving two homes.Dispatch said they were called to the 1600 block of east Cresthill in Derby a little before 3:00 p.m Monday.There is one person with minor injuries. No other injuries have been reported ... [Published KWCH 12 - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Gallery: Dreamlifter lands at Jabara by mistake

An onlooker takes a photo of the Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter from the back of his truck. The plane mistakingly landed at Jabara airport in Wichita on Wednesday night thinking it was landing at McConnell Air Force Base. (November 21, 2013)Link to image| ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 26 2014]

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"We are very proud and excited to be selected for this mission," said Col. Joel Jackson, 22nd Air Refueling WingWing commander. "As the premiere supertanker wing in the world, the Total Force Airmen of Team McConnell will continue to lead the way with the next generation of tankers."
"This is fantastic news for an outstanding facility staffed by even more outstanding airmen" U S Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said
Boeing acknowledges that "maintaining the program's flight test pace is among the program's greatest risks" the report says
"And let them see what the airmen who live in their communities are actually doing at these bases" he said

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Eagle editorial: More ups, downs for Wichita [Published Wichita Eagle - 10 hours ago]
Altus selected for KC-46A training | Military T... [Published DailyMe.Com - 19 hours ago]
Air Force Assigns KC-46A Tanker Training To Alt... [Published KOTV - 20 hours ago]
Air Force names McConnell as first active duty-... [Published Pope Air Force Base - 20 hours ago]
Fairchild will not get new tankers [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - 20 hours ago]
Altus selected for KC-46A training [Published Military Times - 20 hours ago]
Air Force Announces Bases to House New Tanker R... [Published United States Department of Defense - 22 hours ago]
AF names McConnell as 1st active duty-led KC-46... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - 22 hours ago]
Work can begin on Air Force tanker facility in ... [Published Kansas City Business Journal - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers [Published Air Force Times - News - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell gets OK for new KC-46A tankers, prepa... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell AFB to be home for new KC-46A tankers [Published Kansas First News - Apr 23 2014]
USAF Announces Decision on Basing Tankers at Mc... [Published KNSS Radio - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell cleared to house KC-46A tankers [Published Topeka Capital-Journal - Apr 23 2014]
Air Force Confirms McConnell As Home For New Ta... [Published WIBW - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell clears final hurdle to officially bec... [Published Wichita Business Journal - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell gets final OK for refueling tankers, ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 23 2014]
USAF: McConnell to house next generation tankers [Published KWCH 12 - Apr 23 2014]
Wichita Turns 60 As New Terminal Waits in the W... [Published Airport Revenue News - Apr 22 2014]
Six sites in Sedgwick County to take leftover m... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 21 2014]
Derby Walmart evacuated while police investigat... [Published KWCH 12 - Apr 19 2014]
Kansas Air Guardsman waives hearing on federal ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 17 2014]
GAO: 'Aggressive' KC-46 testing may delay new j... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Apr 13 2014]
Budget cuts could spell the end for regularly s... [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 12 2014]
Midnight Maintainers [Published DVIDS - Apr 11 2014]
Amory native participates in NATO training exer... [Published Monroe Journal - Apr 08 2014]
McConnell Senior Master Sgt. faces federal sex ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 07 2014]
McConnell air guardsman accused of child sex cr... [Published KWCH 12 - Apr 07 2014]
Air Guardsman from Goddard faces federal sex ch... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 07 2014]
NTSB sends reminder to pilots to land at right ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Apr 04 2014]
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AF names McConnell as 1st active duty-led KC-46... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - 22 hours ago]
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. - Air Force officials announced today that McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., has been selected as the first active duty led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base (MOB 1)."We are very proud and excited to be selected for this ...
McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers [Published Air Force Times - News - Apr 23 2014]
McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita has received final approval to become the main operating site for the Air Force's new KC-46A air refueling tanker. ...
KC-135 Elephant Walk [Published 3rdID8487 - YouTube Channel - Feb 01 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fANr0C6bkOg&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;KC-135 Elephant Walk Nine KC-135 Stratotankers taxi and take off from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. January ...
Video of Cessna’s low cost Scorpion Tactical Je... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 13 2013]
On Dec. 12, Cessna’s Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft made its first flight from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. A new video, released by Textron, shows the Scorpion taxiing, taking off, maneuvering ...
Cessna’s Scorpion low cost tactical jet makes f... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 12 2013]
Textron has announced that Cessna Aircraft Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft has conducted its maiden flight on Dec 12. The aircraft took off from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas and flew for ...
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