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McConnell Air Force Base

McConnell Air Force Base
Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers based at McConnell in formation as they taxi down a runway.
Military structure
NameMcConnell Air Force Base
Part ofAir Mobility Command (AMC)
TypeAir Force Base
Built1941
In use1941-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison22d Air Refueling Wing

McConnell Air Force Base

Airport information
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Elevation418 m (1371 ft)

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McConnell Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located four miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Wichita, a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. The base was named in honor of Wichita brothers Fred and Thomas McConnell, both Air Force pilots and World War II veterans. It is the home of Air Mobility Command's 22d Air Refueling Wing (22 ARW), Air Force Reserve Command's 931st Air Refueling Group (931 ARG), and the Kansas Air National Guard's 184th Intelligence Wing (184 IW).

McConnell's primary mission is to provide global reach by conducting air refueling and airlift where and when needed. The Commander of the 22d ARW is Colonel Ricky N. Rupp, the Vice-Commander is Colonel Douglas K. Lamberth and the Command Chief is Chief Master Sergeant Michael H. Edwards.


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