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  • One last thing: Heseltine discusses legacy at Team McConnell

    After more than five years of leadership, Col. Phil Heseltine will hand off leadership of the 931st Air Refueling Wing to Col. Cynthia Welch, 446th Operations Group commander.During his time here, Heseltine oversaw the delivery of the first two KC-46A Pegasusses in 2019, lead the wing through the

  • McConnell traditional reservist employers take off with ESGR

    Five civilian employers of 931st Air Refueling Wing traditional reservist Airmen recently received a first-hand look at how their traditional reservist employee supports strategic reach during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)-sponsored flight May 6.According to the official ESGR

  • McConnell Reservist devotes his off time to special medical missions

    Maj. Leo Romero, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, chief of tactics, is a busy guy. But he makes time to fly special missions, when he can.“Back in 2016 one of my friends knew someone who had a daughter, she was 11 or 12, with a heart condition,” Romero recalls. “She needed open heart surgery in

  • KC-46 TACC Mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed the first Tanker Airlift Control Center tasking for the airframe Aug. 11, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

  • Recruiters, Cadets soar in KC-46A

    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

  • Breaking Barriers: First KC-46 all-female flight

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, KAN.— A flight crew from McConnell Air Force Base tied back their hair, laced up their boots and made history as the first all-female flight on the KC-46A Pegasus Jan. 22, 2021.

  • Joint maintenance teams practice first KC-46 CDDAR exercise

    Fifteen members of the 931st and 22nd Maintenance Squadrons took part in the first crash recovery training with the KC-46A Pegasus this week.The exercise took place at Hangar 1126, and included a simulation of a collapsed nose landing gear on a KC-46 t for the joint Crashed, Damaged or Disabled

  • Airmen perform first Reserve-lead KC-46 cargo load mission

    Further enhancing McConnell’s KC-46A Pegasus cargo load capabilities, eight Airmen from all three Reserve McConnell air refueling squadrons participated in a cargo load that flew more than 18,500 miles, traveling from the plains of Kansas, to the land down under, Australia.In addition to McConnell