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  • 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 Air Refueling Wing, the 352nd Recruiting Squadron,
  • 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.
  • Team McConnell takes the KC-46 on its first extended mission

    Members of Team McConnell were the first to support a long-range extended operation for the KC-46A Pegasus.
  • 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 Aircraft Recovery, or CDDAR, program. Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Mitchell, 931st MXS Repair and Reclamation Section chief, helped lead the training.
  • 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 Reserve aircrew members of 924th, 905th and 18th Air Refueling Squadrons, two members of the 931st Maintenance Group, one member of the 22nd Maintenance Group, and one evaluator from Travis Air Force Base, California, were also involved to ensure the KC-46 was ready to make the six-day journey from McConnell to Royal Australian Air Force Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, and back.
  • McConnell Reserve unit welcomes evacuated aircraft

    A KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the Team McConnell lands after returning from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Aug. 1, 2020, at McConnell AFB, Kan. The aircraft was sent to Seymour Johnson to help train the Airmen of the 916th Air Refueling Wing, but returned to keep it safe during Hurricane Isaias. Relocating military aircraft is a measure
  • Stewart assumes command of 924 ARS

    Lt. Col. Terry McGee, outgoing 924th Air Refueling Squadron commander, right, relinquishes command during a change of command ceremony Aug. 2, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McGee has been the commander of the 924 ARS since it was reactivated in 2017. The 924 ARS is one of the Reserve KC-46 Air Refueling Squadrons at Team McConnell.
  • KC-46 Completes Its First Aeromedical Evacuation Mission

    Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Wing and 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in a Total Force mission to test capabilities of the KC-46A Pegasus during its first aeromedical evacuation on July 10, 2020. Over the course of six flights and 17 hours, the mission, which originated at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, transited five patients and two attendees to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia; Patrick AFB, Florida; and Travis AFB, California. The mission was evaluated by the Air Force Testing and Evaluation Center.
  • One KC-135 and Seven KC-46s line up and take off from McConnell for exercise

    One KC-135 Stratotanker and seven KC-46A Pegasus perform an elephant walk July 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s tanker aircrews and maintenance personnel were tested on their ability to rapidly generating multiple sorties during a weather evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • 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.