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344th ARS train in KC-46 simulators

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Staff Sgt. Devaughn Granger, 344th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, guides a 60K Loader Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The loader vehicle uses a conveyor system to move cargo to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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A functional cargo handling system is installed on the KC-46 Pegasus fuselage trainer Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The handling system creates a surface to easily maneuver and move cargo into the replicated cargo deck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Airman 1st Class Nicholas Benson, 344th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator helps instructors guide equipment onto a KC-46 Pegasus fuselage trainer Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The trainer is 120 feet by 25 feet replica of the KC-46 main cargo deck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Airman 1st Class Nicholas Benson and Staff Sgt. Devaughn Granger, 344th Air Refueling Squadron boom operators, secure cargo in the fuselage trainer Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. KC-46 boom operators will take on a greater role with cargo transportation than previously experienced with the KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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KC-46 Pegasus fuselage trainer instructors guide cargo during a training scenario Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The trainer allowed 344th Air Refueling Wing Airmen to test their knowledge on cargo, airlift and strategic components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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A pallet is locked into place on a KC-46 fuselage trainer Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The cargo capacity of the fuselage allows 18 pallets of cargo to be secured. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Airmen assigned to the 344th Air Refueling Squadron view a KC-46 Pegasus Part Task Trainer Dec. 6, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The trainer familiarized Airmen with the KC-46 preflight and operation system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Capt. Mike Sare, 344th Air Refueling Squadron KC-46 pilot, completes training on a KC-46 Part Task Trainer Dec. 6, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The PTT equipped Airmen by testing their knowledge on the KC-46 operation system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Capt. Andrew Doenitz, 344th Air Refueling Squadron KC-46 Pegasus pilot, touches a KC-46 Part Task Trainer Dec. 6, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airmen were exposed to the new PTT to build and reinforce the training they received for the KC-46. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Staff Sgt. Devaughn Granger, 344th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, guides a 60K Loader Dec. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The loader vehicle uses a conveyor system to move cargo to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)