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  • McConnell Reservists find ‘New Horizons’ in Guyana

    Two Airmen from the 931st Force Support Squadron and three Airmen from the 931st Aerospace Medicine Squadron recently journeyed from the plains of McConnell to Linden, Guyana, to assist with Exercise New Horizons 2019. Beginning last May, the Exercise New Horizons 2019 concluded at the end of last month. It provided U.S. military members an opportunity to train for an overseas deployment and the logistical requirements it would entail. As in the past, the exercise promoted bilateral cooperation by providing opportunities for U.S. and partner nation military engineers, medical personnel and support staff to work and train side by side.
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    The reemergence of long-term strategic and great-power competition necessitates that the Air Force Reserve grow its capabilities to meet the demands of the future operating environment while integrating with AETC and the Air National Guard.
  • AFA honors Reserve Citizen Airmen

    The Air Force Association honored several Air Force Reserve units, Reserve Citizen Airmen and their employers for outstanding achievements during the 2019 AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 16.
  • McConnell Reservists strengthen Resilience

    Airmen of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, the Reserve component at McConnell, paused normal duty operations to strengthen their resiliency Sept. 8, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. According to the Air Force Resiliency website, for the last five years, suicide has been the leading cause of death among Airmen. As a result of this, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Dave L. Goldfein ordered all wings to stand down for a day to focus on Airmen’s resiliency and suicide prevention.
  • KANZA warriors deliver first KC-46 to Pease

    Early last month, members of the 931st Operations Group, consisting of members from the 924th Air Refueling Squadron and 18th Air Refueling Squadron, two of the Reserve flying squadrons at McConnell dedicated to the KC-46A Pegasus, delivered the first two KC-46s to the Airmen of the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. The 157 ARW is the first Air National Guard Unit to receive the new refueler.
  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide affects all of us and we need to do all we can as Reserve Citizen Airmen and Wingmen to take care of ourselves, our families, our friends and our co-workers. #BeThere for those around you and look for the signs of someone who may be at risk of self-harm. Support and encourage others to seek the help they need. Be #ReserveResilient. If you or a fellow Wingman needs help, call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
  • 72nd ARS performs Grissom’s first KC-46 refueling

    Old school met new school in a historic flight for the 434th Air Refueling Wing. Staff Sgt. Dillan Addington, Staff Sgt. Sean Witter, and Master Sgt. Jessie Rood, 72nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operators, recently performed Grissom’s first ever air refueling between a KC-135R Stratotanker and a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.
  • Col. Boehle talks resiliency

    Air Force Individual Reservists are the absolute best our nation has to offer.  They have unlimited opportunities to serve in an extremely flexible status that provides valuable skills to their organization while building and sustaining their warfighting skills. An individual reservist’s unit has operational control for their members and is the
  • ALS graduates Class 19-F

    Congratulations to Senior Airman Adrienne Thompson, who completed Airman Leadership School Aug. 22, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Thompson was one of two Reservists in the class. ALS is a 24 duty day United States Air Force program designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military