Ryan Lynn, Veterans Affairs veterans benefits advisor, discusses with an Airman about the retirement benefits that are available to him Nov. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Lynn provides service members, family members and veterans, assistance and a better understanding of the benefits they are entitled to once they retire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nilsa E. Garcia)
Col. Anthony Puente, 982nd Training Group commander, presents Airman Antonio Acunaback, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a Certificate of Training during the Mission Ready Airmen program graduation Nov. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Four Airmen graduated from McConnell’s first Mission Ready Airmen program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandria Brun)
Col. Anthony Puente, 982nd Training Group commander, presents Airman Ahstawn Wilson, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a Certificate of Training during the Mission Ready Airmen program graduation Nov. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The MRA program took 56 academic days to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Col. Anthony Puente, 982nd Training Group commander, presents Airman 1st Class Francisco Ramirez, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a Certificate of Training during the Mission Ready Airmen program graduation Nov. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Mission ready Airmen program allows Airmen to have a deeper understanding and knowledge of the KC-46 Pegasus before reaching their respective units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Col. Anthony Puente, 982nd Training Group commander, presents Airman 1st Class Cuong Nguyen, 931st Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a Certificate of Training during the Mission Ready Airmen program graduation Nov. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Class 190021 was the first class to graduate as qualified KC-46 Pegasus crew chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Senior Airman Jessica Hudson, 22nd Air Refueling Wing community support coordinator and violence prevention integrator assistant, displays a faux bruise on her eye Oct. 30, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Black Eye Campaign, hosted by McConnell’s Violence Prevention team, enabled volunteers to spend the day wearing a black eye in the hopes starting conversations and informing others of the stigmas surrounding domestic violence. The campaign sought to raise awareness and provide available resources for those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nilsa E. Garcia)
Airman 1st Class Marc Garcia, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies photojournalist, holds up a Violence Prevention card Oct. 30, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The cards were handed to concerned individuals who chose to speak up and ask about the volunteer’s black eye. Printed on each card was a message thanking the individual for speaking up, as well as further information on domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nilsa E. Garcia)
The 22nd Air Refueling Wing’s 16th KC-46A Pegasus taxis on the flightline Nov. 1, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The KC-46 has been serving alongside the KC-135 Stratotanker since the first arrival on January 25, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Senior Airman Dwayne Wilson, 22nd Operations Support Squadron combat crew communications technician, discusses flight plans with Maj. Alex Marana, 924th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, Oct. 30, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. When making flight plans, Wilson used a Flight Information Publication to show Marana the terrain data, as well as the authorized airports. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)
Senior Airman Dwayne Wilson, 22nd Operations Support Squadron combat crew communications technician, looks through a Worldwide Flight Information Publication bag Oct. 30, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The combat crew communications shops’ main goal is to ensure the security of all aircrew communications during their flights. This includes training aircrew on the use of a variety of materials to help securely talk over the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

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