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Loadmasters from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., prepare a C-5M Super Galaxy for loading July 26, 2017, on the runway at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.  The plane transported cargo for exercise Mobility Guardian 2017, which gave future KC-46A Pegasus boom operators the opportunity to see another airlift platform before they attend KC-46 cargo training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/2nd Lt. Daniel de La Fe) Boom operators master cargo loading
Future KC-46A Pegasus boom operators here experienced firsthand a different type of cargo loading when a C-5M Super Galaxy landed on McConnell’s runway July 26, to transport cargo for Mobility Guardian 2017, Air Mobility Command’s largest mobility exercise of the year.McConnell will receive the first KC-46, which is a next generation multirole
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Airmen assigned to the 22nd Security Forces Squadron initiate a virtual test for the Milo Range, Aug. 3, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The tests allow security forces Airmen to be coached and gain critical feedback to improve readiness during hostile, rescue and security situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker) 22nd SFS Milo Range training
Airmen assigned to the 22nd Security Forces Squadron initiate a virtual test for the Milo Range, Aug. 3, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The tests allow security forces Airmen to be coached and gain critical feedback to improve readiness during hostile, rescue and security situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
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A spouse and son, select school supplies during the School Supply Giveaway, July 31, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The supplies were donated by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build strong, stable and secure military families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller) Getting ready for back to school
A spouse and her son, select school supplies during the School Supply Giveaway, July 31, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The supplies were donated by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build strong, stable and secure military families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller)
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A loadmaster from the 15th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. loads cargo onto a C-17 July 23, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Eight Little Rock C-130Js will travel alongside the C-17 aircrew to participate in Mobility Guardian 2017, a massive joint exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Harry Brexel) Mobility Guardian, AMC’s premier exercise
Train like we fight is the focus of the inaugural iteration of the largest scale exercise that Air Mobility Command has ever undertaken. Mobility Guardian will feature over 3,000 personnel, including 25 international countries from July 31 to August 11 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
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McConnell Airmen who earned promotion to technical sergeant pose for a group photo with wing leadership during a technical sergeant release party, July 20, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Technical Sergeants continuously strive to further their development as technicians, supervisors and leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker) Technical sergeant release party
McConnell Airmen who earned promotion to technical sergeant pose for a group photo with wing leadership during a technical sergeant release party, July 20, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Technical Sergeants continuously strive to further their development as technicians, supervisors and leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan
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Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, passes the 22nd Air Refueling Wing guidon to Col. Joshua Olson, the incoming 22nd ARW commander, during the change of command ceremony, July 18, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Olson took command of the 22nd ARW after a year-long deployment to the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes) Olson assumes command of premiere tanker wing
Col. Albert Miller relinquished command of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing to Col. Joshua Olson during a change of command ceremony here July 18.The transfer of the unit guidon symbolizes the transfer of authority from one commander to another. Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and addressed the significance
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Senior Airman Kailey Simmonds, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant flying crew chief, attaches a hose to the valve stem on a KC-135 Stratotanker tire, July 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Ala. The other side of the hose is attached to a nitrogen servicing cart which supplies the nitrogen to fill the tires to the correct PSI. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller) Tankers in the air, maintenance put them there
Senior Airman Kailey Simmonds, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant flying crew chief, attaches a hose to the valve stem on a KC-135 Stratotanker tire, July 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Ala. The other side of the hose is attached to a nitrogen servicing cart which supplies the nitrogen to fill the tires to the correct PSI. (U.S. Air
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Aircrew and maintenance Airmen review paperwork and ensure the KC-135 Stratotanker is ready to fly, July 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This KC-135 took part in exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller) Tankers enable Talisman Saber 2017, Australia allies
In the pre-dawn light, four active duty and guard KC-135 Stratotankers were launched July 12 in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2017.U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command sponsors Talisman Saber 2017, which incorporates components from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines as well as the
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A C-130 Hercules lands on the dirt runway at Texas Lake, Nevada, June 2, 2017. The C-130 provided a forward area refueling point to refuel two CV-22 Ospreys and a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew Reichle) McConnell firefighters support Nellis Weapons School
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. - Seven McConnell firefighters supported the Air Force Weapons School capstone event, 25 miles into the vast and desolate desert of Texas Lake, Nevada, June 2.The event finalized the six-month training course hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. It involved landing several aircraft on a dirt runway, which required
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Airman 1st Class Kimberly Wareham, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, poses with Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Sean Smith, 22nd Mission Support Group superintendent, June 29, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Wareham received the spotlight performer for the week of May 22-26. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell) 22nd AMXS Airman earns spotlight performer
As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.   Airman 1st Class Kimberly Wareham, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, received the spotlight performer for the week of May 22-26.  The
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