McConnell Air Force Base en McConnell Chosen As Home For New Tankers <p>Wichita's McConnell Air Force Base has been selected to be the main operating base for the Air Force's new KC-46A air refueling tanker.<br><br>Members of the Kansas congressional delegation issued a joint statement Wednesday announcing the Air Force decision. The aircraft will replace the aging KC-135 fleet flown by crews for the past 50 years.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:59:46 +0000 Associated Press 17629 at Top Morning News 01.10.13 <p><em>Brownback&nbsp;to hold press conference on a new state mental health initiative; McConnell Air Force Base finalist for tanker contract; South-central delegation to hold annual meeting.</em></p><p><strong>Brownback To Unveil Kansas Mental Health Initiative&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Gov. Sam Brownback will announce a new mental health initiative Thursday, before the start of the 2013 legislative session.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:40:39 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11000 at Top Morning News 01.10.13