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  • Airmen perform first Reserve-lead KC-46 cargo load mission

    Further enhancing McConnell’s KC-46A Pegasus cargo load capabilities, eight Airmen from all three Reserve McConnell air refueling squadrons participated in a cargo load that flew more than 18,500 miles, traveling from the plains of Kansas, to the land down under, Australia. In addition to McConnell Reserve aircrew members of 924th, 905th and 18th Air Refueling Squadrons, two members of the 931st Maintenance Group, one member of the 22nd Maintenance Group, and one evaluator from Travis Air Force Base, California, were also involved to ensure the KC-46 was ready to make the six-day journey from McConnell to Royal Australian Air Force Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, and back.
  • CMSgt Bass installed as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass formally took the reins Aug. 14 as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant, in the process becoming the first woman and the first person of Asian American descent to be elevated to the service’s highest-ranking enlisted officer.
  • Super Guppy visits McConnell

    NASA’s Super Guppy takes off Aug. 11, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The Super Guppy’s cargo area is 25 feet wide, 25 feet tall and 111 feet long, enabling the aircraft to carry items that might otherwise need to be shipped via land or sea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michaela R. Slanchik)
  • Commentary: ‘Virtually’ a reality to attend NCOA during COVID-19

    When I sat down at the kitchen table in uniform with a laptop to start my first virtual session at the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, the familiar setting of my home quickly morphed into the professional military education I had always hoped for despite doing it online. Traditionally, Air Force non-commissioned officers attend NCOA in person at one of ten designated Air Force schools across the globe. NCOA provides Technical Sergeants with a second level of enlisted PME and prepares them to be professional, war-fighting Airmen and Space Professionals who can manage and lead units in the employment of Air and Space power.
  • McConnell Reserve unit welcomes evacuated aircraft

    A KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the Team McConnell lands after returning from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Aug. 1, 2020, at McConnell AFB, Kan. The aircraft was sent to Seymour Johnson to help train the Airmen of the 916th Air Refueling Wing, but returned to keep it safe during Hurricane Isaias. Relocating military aircraft is a measure
  • Stewart assumes command of 924 ARS

    Lt. Col. Terry McGee, outgoing 924th Air Refueling Squadron commander, right, relinquishes command during a change of command ceremony Aug. 2, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McGee has been the commander of the 924 ARS since it was reactivated in 2017. The 924 ARS is one of the Reserve KC-46 Air Refueling Squadrons at Team McConnell.
  • August KANZA Warrior Spotlight

    August KANZA Warrior Spotlight
  • Grilling Safety

    Infographic about grilling safety (U.S. Graphic by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stai)
  • Air Force announces 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2020

    An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force.
  • KC-46 Completes Its First Aeromedical Evacuation Mission

    Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Wing and 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in a Total Force mission to test capabilities of the KC-46A Pegasus during its first aeromedical evacuation on July 10, 2020. Over the course of six flights and 17 hours, the mission, which originated at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, transited five patients and two attendees to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia; Patrick AFB, Florida; and Travis AFB, California. The mission was evaluated by the Air Force Testing and Evaluation Center.