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A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., refuels a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Squadron April 10, 2021. The B-52 was one of three from the unit being refueled by a 931st Air Refueling Wing aircrew. The air refueling was viewed by 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from the Kansas State University Reserve Officers' Detachment 270. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell.

A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., refuels a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Squadron April 10, 2021. The B-52 was one of three from the unit being refueled by a 931st Air Refueling Wing aircrew. The air refueling was viewed by 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from the Kansas State University Reserve Officers' Detachment 270. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

Riley Isbel, Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Detachment 270 at Kansas State University cadet, looks out the window of a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., April 10, 2021. Isbel was part of a tour that included 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from Detachment 270. They flew on two KC-46A Pegasus air refueling missions during the April Unit Training Assembly. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell.

Riley Isbel, Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Detachment 270 at Kansas State University cadet, looks out the window of a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., April 10, 2021. Isbel was part of a tour that included 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from Detachment 270. They flew on two KC-46A Pegasus air refueling missions during the April Unit Training Assembly. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 138th Fighter Wing, fly near the wing of a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., April 10, 2021. The F-16s were two of eight being refueled by an aircrew from the 931st Air Refueling Wing. The F-16 is capable of traveling speeds up to 1,500 miles per hour, they can burn up to 8,000 pounds of fuel at low altitude.

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 138th Fighter Wing, fly near the wing of a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., April 10, 2021. The F-16s were two of eight being refueled by an aircrew from the 931st Air Refueling Wing. The F-16 is capable of traveling speeds up to 1,500 miles per hour, they can burn up to 8,000 pounds of fuel at low altitude. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

Chief Master Sgt. Ray Lewis, 905th Air Refueling Squadron command chief and KC-46A Pegasus boom operator, explains the features of the aircraft’s air refueling boom to Emily Love, Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Detachment 270 at Kansas State University cadet, April 10, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Love was part of a tour that included 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from Detachment 270. They flew on two KC-46A Pegasus air refueling missions during the April Unit Training Assembly. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell.

Chief Master Sgt. Ray Lewis, 905th Air Refueling Squadron command chief and KC-46A Pegasus boom operator, explains the features of the aircraft’s air refueling boom to Emily Love, Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Detachment 270 at Kansas State University cadet, April 10, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Love was part of a tour that included 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from Detachment 270. They flew on two KC-46A Pegasus air refueling missions during the April Unit Training Assembly. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. -- A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., refuels a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Squadron April 10, 2021. The B-52 was one of three from the unit being refueled by a 931st Air Refueling Wing aircrew. The air refueling was viewed by 25 recruiters from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron, and five cadets from the Kansas State University Reserve Officers' Detachment 270. The flights were part of a three-day tour of the 931st Air Refueling Wing, to display to the recruiters and cadets the full-range of the Reserve mission at Team McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)