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  • Ready for the pre-flight

    (Left to right) Master Sgt. Jesse Fuller, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Lt. Col. Joseph Oline, 931st Operations Support Squadron Scheduling chief and KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, perform a pre-flight check Aug. 3, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base. The inspection being performed on a KC-135 is accomplished on a regular schedule
  • McConnell Reserve unit meets ‘bosses’

    Ten civilian employers of 931st Air Refueling Wing Airmen received a first-hand look at how their Reservist employee supports strategic reach during a "Bosslift" sponsored by the local Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) here, August 3. According to the official ESGR website, the purpose of ESGR is to educate supervisors and managers of traditional Reservists and develop a greater appreciation for the service of citizen Airmen. The focus of the organization is to promote an understanding of both the National Guard and Reserve as well as encourage support of employers in development of human resource policies and practices that support an employee's participation in the military. ESGR also works to inform and educate employers on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act as well as help foster the willingness of employers to support their employees called to military service for long periods of time and greater frequency.
  • #8 K-46A Pegasus Arrival

    A KC-46A Pegasus lands at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., July 19, 2019. The aircraft is the eighth addition to McConnell's Pegasus fleet. The installation will be receiving 36 total, next generation aircraft.  The KC-46A is the first phase in recapitalizing the U.S. Air Force's aging tanker fleet. With greater refueling, cargo and aeromedical
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen pave the way to accelerated readiness with collaboration

    For the last two and a half months the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station’s track and field has been overrun by horses, RED HORSEs. Also known as rapid engineer deployable heavy operational repair squadron engineers, RED HORSE Squadrons are fully-armed, self-sufficient civil engineering units capable of performing personnel or weapons systems bed-down, and build or repair facilities and infrastructure.
  • Developmental education opportunities for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen are selected every year to attend Developmental Education courses boarded through the Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB A&B), Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB), and Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB). The boards are held quarterly over a five-day period at HQ Air Reserve
  • Individual Reservist RDEDB applications due Aug. 28

    Applications for the academic year 2018-2019 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB) must be submitted via vPC to your servicing HQ RIO Detachment by August 28, 2019.Full eligibility requirements and application instructions are available in the RDEDB invitation to apply.The RDEDB identifies the best-qualified officers for
  • Yellow Ribbon Events 2019

    AFRC is planning a Yellow Ribbon Event for the following date and location: Sept. 27-29, Orlando, Fla. If you have recently returned from a 75-day deployment in the last 360 days, you may be eligible to attend. To qualify, members and their loved ones must meet one of the following eligibility requirements to RSVP: -You are preparing for a deployment that will result in the separation of you and your loved ones -You've returned from a deployment and haven't attended a post-deployment event. -You've returned from a deployment and attended one post-deployment event, you may attend an additional event For more information, visit the official Yellow Ribbon site here.
  • UPDATE: Changes coming to G.I. Bill Transfer of Education Benefits for Guard, Reserve

    *Editor’s Note: This article was originally published May 17, 2019. Updates were made July 10, 2019*Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force ReserveNOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE EXECUTED A TRANSFER OF POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS AND FULFILLED THE REQUIRED SERVICE COMMITMENT. Follow this link to review your current GI
  • KC-46 RVS research to continue at McConnell

    A team from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is scheduled to conduct tests for the KC-46A Pegasus Remote Visual System later this month.