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  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Team McConnell Tours new Air Traffic Control Tower

    Team McConnell joined leaders from the local community for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new air traffic control tower today. Construction for the new tower lasted about 540 days. It features 10 floors and stands at approximately 120 feet tall, 34 feet taller than the old tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)
  • MEDUSA 5 Arrival

    Members of Team McConnell exit a KC-46A Pegasus April 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This is the fifth KC-46 to be delivered to McConnell. It is the first Pegasus delivery to have an aircrew composed of both active duty and reserve pilots from the 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi
  • Air Force senior leaders update OCP uniform guidance

    The Air Force announced April 23 new rules on Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms that aim to better fit the needs of Airmen and the jobs they do while also holding fast to tradition.
  • McConnell Reservists participate in ‘unmanned’ flight

    On the morning of April 9, an aircrew of five from the 18th Air Refueling Squadron gathered to fly a ‘tanker’ into the sky. Though their operation was standard operations at McConnell, the manning of the flight was anything but. That’s because the aircrew consisted of only women: Four KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, Lt. Col. Suzie Jones, Maj. Suzanne Crespo Valentin, Maj. Monica Riggs, Capt. Sarah Cassman, and one boom operator, Tech. Sgt. Sarajo Danis. Lt. Col. Suzie Jones, 18 ARS director of operations and a KC-135 pilot, organized the aircrew.