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  • Turnage Turns Bike into Bucks for servicemembers

    A 931st Air Refueling Wing Citizen Airman raised $578 in charity for injured servicemembers by biking from Carefree, Az., to San Diego from May 1 – 4, 2019. Senior Airman Jeff Turnage, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, participated in three fundraisers during the past 3 years for Mission2Alpha — formerly Operation Hero Project — that include this year’s 4-day 400-mile bike ride, a 129-mile ride through Death Valley, and an eight-person 250 mile relay triathlon raising approximately $3,700 in total.
  • Aircraft evacuations showcase Team McConnell’s teamwork

    Team McConnell aircrews stayed one step ahead of the inclement weather this season and evacuated a total of 8 KC-135 Stratotankers and 3 KC-46 Pegasuses in less than six hours early last month. The order to evacuate the aircraft was given at 9 a.m. By 2 p.m. that same day, all the aircraft had been successfully transferred. The KC-135s went to Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Though this isn’t the first time Team McConnell has evacuated their aircraft to prevent damage, according to Senior Master Sgt. James Guldjord, 18th Air Refueling Squadron superintendent, it was the first time the process was nearly seamless.
  • 100th ARW takes to the skies for Astral Knight 2019

    Astral Knight 2019, a joint-multinational exercise led by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, aims to demonstrate the defense capabilities of the U.S. integrated air and missile defense system, and will involve a combination of flight operations and computer-assisted scenarios. The exercise’s goal is to enhance the command and control integration, coordination and interoperability of air and land capabilities and overlapping operations into the IAMD enterprise.
  • Taylor assumes command of 931 AMDS

    Col. Phil Heseltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Mei-Ling Taylor, incoming 931st Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, during an assumption of command ceremony June 1, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Previously, Taylor was the senior administrator for the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Macdill Air
  • 931st ARW leadership serves Team McConnell

    Col. Phil Heseltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Takesha Williams, 931st ARW command chief and 507th Air Refueling Wing budget analyst, serve lunch to Team McConnell Airmen June 1, 2019, in the Chisholm Trail Dining Facility, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Heseltine and Williams wanted to give something back to the
  • Sundown Parade 2019

    Airmen from Team McConnell participated in the Sundown Parade to help kick off Wichita's 2019 Riverfest celebration, May 31, 2019, Wichita, Kan. Team McConnell members took the opportunity throughout the parade to thank community members for their support. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)
  • Yellow Ribbon Events 2019

    AFRC is planning Yellow Ribbon Events for the following dates and locations: June 21-23, Orlando, Fla. July 19-21, St. Louis, Mo. July 26-28, Chicago, Ill. Aug. 16-18, San Antonio, Texas 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
  • Scobee meets Pegasus

    Today, Team McConnell added a sixth KC-46A Pegasus to its inventory during an official arrival ceremony. During the event, Col. Phil Heseltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, took time to address the significance of the delivery and its role in Team McConnell’s Total Force Initiative.
  • Molloy takes command of 931 AMXS

    (From right) Maj. Michael Molloy, incoming 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, receives the 931 AMXS guidon from Col. Robert Thompson, 931st Maintenance Group commander, during a change of command ceremony May 4, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Before assuming command, Molloy served as the squadron’s operations officer, overseeing
  • McConnell Reserve Unit Reactivates 905 ARS

    In an historic ceremony, Team McConnell reactivated a squadron that lay dormant for almost ten years. The 931st Air Refueling Wing reactivated the 905th Air Refueling Squadron in an official ceremony at Hangar 1107 here, May 4, 2019. This is one of the first squadrons in the Air Force dedicated to the KC-46A Pegasus. The 905 ARS has roots dating back to World War II. The predecessor of the 905 ARS was the 505th Bombardment Squadron. It was activated in 1942 and assigned to the 346th Bombardment Group, flying B-24 Liberators. It was then deactivated 1 April 1944. In 1985, the 505 BS was consolidated with the 905 ARS. The consolidation attached the lineage and honors of the 505 BS to the 905 ARS.