Team McConnell presented with official headdress of Kaw Nation

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Team McConnell leadership was presented with a traditional Kaw (Kanza) Nation headdress, "roach," by Lloyd Pappan, a member of the Kaw Tribe and a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major, Aug. 25, 2017, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.The 931 ARW’s roots with the Kaw stretch back to the wing’s introduction at McConnell as the 931st Air Refueling Group in 1995, as the first associate tanker unit in the Air Force. The official seal of the Kaw Nation was revealed on a McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker during a a ceremony last week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)