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  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide affects all of us and we need to do all we can as Reserve Citizen Airmen and Wingmen to take care of ourselves, our families, our friends and our co-workers. #BeThere for those around you and look for the signs of someone who may be at risk of self-harm. Support and encourage others to seek the help they need. Be #ReserveResilient. If you or a fellow Wingman needs help, call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
  • Col. Boehle talks resiliency

    Air Force Individual Reservists are the absolute best our nation has to offer.  They have unlimited opportunities to serve in an extremely flexible status that provides valuable skills to their organization while building and sustaining their warfighting skills. An individual reservist’s unit has operational control for their members and is the
  • ALS graduates Class 19-F

    Congratulations to Senior Airman Adrienne Thompson, who completed Airman Leadership School Aug. 22, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Thompson was one of two Reservists in the class. ALS is a 24 duty day United States Air Force program designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military
  • Fitness changes

    Changes to the Air Force fitness screening questionnaire were made recently, which now include a Sickle cell trait screening. The new FSQ became available on July 19, 2019, and is required for all fitness assessments after Aug. 1, 2019.
  • AMC Leadership visits, awards McConnell

    This week, Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, visited the refueling installation to meet the Airmen of team McConnell, and also to present the 349 th Air Refueling Squadron with the 2018 Gen. Spaatz Trophy and the 2018 SMSgt Albert Evans Outstanding Air Refueling Section Award.
  • MDUSA09 has landed

    Col. Bruce Hesteltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander (left), Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, and Col. Richard Tanner, 22nd ARW commander, salutes as the 9th KC-46A Pegasus arrives at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. August 9, 2019. This was the 9th KC-46 to arrive at McConnell AFB since the first arrival on January 25, 2019. The KC-46A is the first phase in recapitalizing the U.S. Air Force's aging tanker fleet.
  • Ready for the pre-flight

    (Left to right) Master Sgt. Jesse Fuller, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Lt. Col. Joseph Oline, 931st Operations Support Squadron Scheduling chief and KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, perform a pre-flight check Aug. 3, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base. The inspection being performed on a KC-135 is accomplished on a regular schedule
  • McConnell Reserve unit meets ‘bosses’

    Ten civilian employers of 931st Air Refueling Wing Airmen received a first-hand look at how their Reservist employee supports strategic reach during a "Bosslift" sponsored by the local Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) here, August 3. According to the official ESGR website, the purpose of ESGR is to educate supervisors and managers of traditional Reservists and develop a greater appreciation for the service of citizen Airmen. The focus of the organization is to promote an understanding of both the National Guard and Reserve as well as encourage support of employers in development of human resource policies and practices that support an employee's participation in the military. ESGR also works to inform and educate employers on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act as well as help foster the willingness of employers to support their employees called to military service for long periods of time and greater frequency.
  • #8 K-46A Pegasus Arrival

    A KC-46A Pegasus lands at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., July 19, 2019. The aircraft is the eighth addition to McConnell's Pegasus fleet. The installation will be receiving 36 total, next generation aircraft.  The KC-46A is the first phase in recapitalizing the U.S. Air Force's aging tanker fleet. With greater refueling, cargo and aeromedical
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen pave the way to accelerated readiness with collaboration

    For the last two and a half months the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station’s track and field has been overrun by horses, RED HORSEs. Also known as rapid engineer deployable heavy operational repair squadron engineers, RED HORSE Squadrons are fully-armed, self-sufficient civil engineering units capable of performing personnel or weapons systems bed-down, and build or repair facilities and infrastructure.