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  • 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.
  • August KANZA Warrior Spotlight

    August KANZA Warrior Spotlight
  • KC-135 performs last time during UTA

    Members of the 931st Air Refueling Wing gathered on the flightline June 6 to honor the KC-135R Stratotanker flight to train during a Unit Training Assembly. Though this was not the last time a 931 ARW aircrew would fly a KC-135, the flight marked the end of a long history with the KANZA Warriors who witnessed it.
  • Twenty-five years of mission accomplishment

    The 931st Air Refueling Group stood up at McConnell AFB Jan. 1, 1995. Five months later, the Group’s first mission, the refueling of the “Spirit of Kansas,” a B-2 bomber, was complete. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Don Askren was a boom operator with the 18th Air Refueling Squadron on the historic first flight in June 1995.
  • Diversity is Our Strength

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve,This is a somber time in our country. Many of us witnessed the protests erupting across the nation, sparked by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The deaths of these Americans reflect the inequalities and disparities within our society. You may have asked, ‘how are we still dealing with
  • Yellow Ribbon Events 2020

    AFRC is planning Yellow Ribbon Events for the following date(s) and location(s):
  • Command Post Airman wins AFRC-level award

    Airman 1st Class Lauren A. Chavez, 931st Air Refueling Wing Command Post Emergency Actions controller, poses for a photo while serving at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Chavez recently won the Air Force Reserve Command C2 Operations Airman of the Year. (Courtesy photo)
  • Memorial Day message

    Memorial Day not only marks the transition from Spring to Summer, but it is a day to remember those who fought and died in service to our country.It is a time-honored practice in our great Nation marked by celebrations, remembrance ceremonies, parades, picnics and family gatherings across the country.This year’s celebrations will look different in
  • Team McConnell salutes COVID-19 heroes

    On Wednesday, May 6, a formation of McConnell tankers accompanied by the historic B-29 Bomber “Doc” flew over 11 area hospitals in the greater Wichita area under Operation America Strong. The flyovers were a salute to the thousands of local healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel engaged in the frontline battle against COVID-19.
  • Team McConnell flyover to salute community and frontline COVID-19 responders

    Team McConnell is scheduled to perform a series of community flyovers for Operation America Strong on May 6, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m.A flight of two KC-135 Stratotankers and a KC-46 Pegasus from McConnell, followed closely by Wichita’s own B-29 Superfortress “Doc,” will fly over local communities and hospitals to salute first responders, military
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