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  • New AFRC commander shares 'transformation' thoughts with public affairs Airmen

    A month and a day after taking charge of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. met with Reserve public affairs Airmen July 26 to talk about where the command is and where it is going. The general was the first speaker at the AFRC Public Affairs Conference 2008 in Aurora, Colo."We are certainly in a period of transition," the
  • Principle perfection for 931st maintainer

    Senior Airman Daniel Blondell graduated July 17 from the electronic principles course in the 332nd Training Squadron with perfect scores on all block tests. Airman Blondell is a traditional Reservist assigned to the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Airman
  • First Turkey deployers return

    The first of 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's three rotations into Turkey is complete.Maintainers who deployed to Incirlik Air Base on June 28 returned last weekend on a late evening KC-135 flight back to McConnell.According to two maintainers who deployed there before, both with the Air National Guard, 931st maintainers have played a key part
  • Family Day Picnic little bit different this year

    Per usual, this year's Family Day Picnic is slated for the Sunday of the September Unit Training Assembly.The picnic itself, however, is shaping into something different from picnics of the past. Probably most notable is the cost. Rather than requiring Group members to bring food, this year's picnic will be catered and paid for partially by picnic
  • Welcome Newcomers

    The following Airmen joined the 931st Air Refueling Group during the June Unit Training Assemblies:Maj. Jeffrey GeorgeOperations Support FlightStaff Sgt. Brady CooperAircraft Maintenance SquadronStaff Sgt. Albert YoungAircraft Maintenance Squadron Staff Sgt. Megan Masiel  Aerospace Medicine FlightStaff Sgt. Mars HintonCivil Engineer SquadronStaff
  • Spirit Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Crystal Bozick, 18th ARS

    Staff Sgt. Crystal Bozick is a Wichita, Kan., native who has been a member of the 931st Air Refueling Group for six years. Unit: 18th Air Refueling Squadron, Orderly Room Air Force Job: Information Manager Civilian Job: Target for seven years. I'm a senior team leader. What I'm reading now: Materials for starting my master's at Southwestern College
  • ORI a total force success

    It's a good thing that one of the presenting inspectors, at the start of today's Operational Readiness Inspection outbrief, said displays of jubilation were "perfectly acceptable."Because the ORI was a total force success and Col. James Vechery, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Commander, never grew tired of yelling "Team McConnell" with each accolade the
  • Spirit Spotlight: Senior Airman Jeremy Smith

    Senior Airman Jeremy Smith is a Tulsa, Okla., native who has been in the Air Force Reserve for almost three years. Unit: 931st Civil Engineer Squadron Air Force Job: Electrical Civilian Job: Building airplane simulators What I'm listening to: Everything except opera Favorite way to relax: At the lake Most influential person in my life: My mom. She