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  • Developmental education opportunities for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen are selected every year to attend Developmental Education courses boarded through the Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB A&B), Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB), and Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB). The boards are held quarterly over a five-day period at HQ Air Reserve
  • UPDATE: Changes coming to G.I. Bill Transfer of Education Benefits for Guard, Reserve

    *Editor’s Note: This article was originally published May 17, 2019. Updates were made July 10, 2019*Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force ReserveNOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE EXECUTED A TRANSFER OF POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS AND FULFILLED THE REQUIRED SERVICE COMMITMENT. Follow this link to review your current GI
  • KC-46 RVS research to continue at McConnell

    A team from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is scheduled to conduct tests for the KC-46A Pegasus Remote Visual System later this month.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen build medical and dental clinic

    Setting aside their normal summer annual training schedule, Airmen from the 931st Civil Engineer Squadron utilized their training and skills to help a small community in Georgia the past two months. Beginning May 20, more than 39 members of the McConnell Reserve CES unit took over as the construction team for the new Valley Healthcare Medical and Dental Clinic for a community of 800 in Georgia.
  • KC-46 fuel tank removal: an Air Force first

    For the first time in history, eight McConnell Airmen removed a fuel tank from a KC-46 Pegasus to perform repairs.
  • Past meets future

    Past greets future. A KC-46A Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker face each on Team McConnell's flightline, June 17, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Team McConnell continues to lead the way with the introduction and implementation of the Air Force’s newest major weapons system, the KC-46. (Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)
  • Turnage Turns Bike into Bucks for servicemembers

    A 931st Air Refueling Wing Citizen Airman raised $578 in charity for injured servicemembers by biking from Carefree, Az., to San Diego from May 1 – 4, 2019. Senior Airman Jeff Turnage, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, participated in three fundraisers during the past 3 years for Mission2Alpha — formerly Operation Hero Project — that include this year’s 4-day 400-mile bike ride, a 129-mile ride through Death Valley, and an eight-person 250 mile relay triathlon raising approximately $3,700 in total.
  • First KC-46 IOT&E flight successful

    On June 4, McConnell flew its first flight as part of the KC-46 Pegasus initial test and evaluation period.
  • Aircraft evacuations showcase Team McConnell’s teamwork

    Team McConnell aircrews stayed one step ahead of the inclement weather this season and evacuated a total of 8 KC-135 Stratotankers and 3 KC-46 Pegasuses in less than six hours early last month. The order to evacuate the aircraft was given at 9 a.m. By 2 p.m. that same day, all the aircraft had been successfully transferred. The KC-135s went to Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Though this isn’t the first time Team McConnell has evacuated their aircraft to prevent damage, according to Senior Master Sgt. James Guldjord, 18th Air Refueling Squadron superintendent, it was the first time the process was nearly seamless.
  • 100th ARW takes to the skies for Astral Knight 2019

    Astral Knight 2019, a joint-multinational exercise led by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, aims to demonstrate the defense capabilities of the U.S. integrated air and missile defense system, and will involve a combination of flight operations and computer-assisted scenarios. The exercise’s goal is to enhance the command and control integration, coordination and interoperability of air and land capabilities and overlapping operations into the IAMD enterprise.
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