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  • One KC-135 and Seven KC-46s line up and take off from McConnell for exercise

    One KC-135 Stratotanker and seven KC-46A Pegasus perform an elephant walk July 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s tanker aircrews and maintenance personnel were tested on their ability to rapidly generating multiple sorties during a weather evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • July KANZA Warrior Spotlight

    KANZA Warrior Spotlight July 2020
  • 931 ARW refuels Blue Angels for first time with KC-46

    A KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the 931st Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., lines up to refuel an U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet, July 1, 2020 over South Dakota. This marks the first time the 931st ARW refueled the Blue Angels using a KC-46. The KC-46 represents the beginning of a new era in air-to-air refueling capability to
  • Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett along with Kansas Senator Jerry Moran and Congressman Ron Estes visit McConnell Air Force Base

    Senator Jerry Moran, right, observed Maj Jordan Kemp, 18th Air Refueling Squadron, Aircrew Training Detachment Director of Operations, during a flight on a KC-46A Pegasus June 10, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Kemp showed Moran and Congressman Ron Estes the aircraft’s aerial refueling functionality during a local sortie with another
  • 931st MXG Conducts First Virtual Unit Training Assembly

    931st MXG Conducts First Virtual Unit Training Assembly to adhere to social distancing guidelines and the current travel ban.
  • KC-135 performs last time during UTA

    Members of the 931st Air Refueling Wing gathered on the flightline June 6 to honor the KC-135R Stratotanker flight to train during a Unit Training Assembly. Though this was not the last time a 931 ARW aircrew would fly a KC-135, the flight marked the end of a long history with the KANZA Warriors who witnessed it.
  • Twenty-five years of mission accomplishment

    The 931st Air Refueling Group stood up at McConnell AFB Jan. 1, 1995. Five months later, the Group’s first mission, the refueling of the “Spirit of Kansas,” a B-2 bomber, was complete. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Don Askren was a boom operator with the 18th Air Refueling Squadron on the historic first flight in June 1995.
  • June KANZA Warrior Spotlight

    June KANZA Warrior Spotlight
  • Diversity is Our Strength

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve,This is a somber time in our country. Many of us witnessed the protests erupting across the nation, sparked by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The deaths of these Americans reflect the inequalities and disparities within our society. You may have asked, ‘how are we still dealing with
  • Yellow Ribbon Events 2020

    AFRC is planning Yellow Ribbon Events for the following date(s) and location(s):