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22nd MXS performs first KC-46 A-check

Staff Sgt. Ralph D’Ambrosio III, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus work manager, refers to a technical order March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. New ideas, plans and processes are being created here at McConnell to help build the foundation for the KC-46 fleet that will spread throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Ralph D’Ambrosio III, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus work manager, refers to a technical order March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. New ideas, plans and processes are being created here at McConnell to help build the foundation for the KC-46 fleet that will spread throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Christian Eads, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, removes a panel above a KC-46 Pegasus engine March 20, 2019 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The A-check team is responsible for conducting multiple operational tests to include lubricating landing gear, flight controls and engine components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Christian Eads, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, removes a panel above a KC-46 Pegasus engine March 20, 2019 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The A-check team is responsible for conducting multiple operational tests to include lubricating landing gear, flight controls and engine components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Airman Ty Roberts, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a screw on a KC-46 Pegasus wing panel March 20, 2019 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The panel was removed to access points to inspect and lubricate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Airman Ty Roberts, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a screw on a KC-46 Pegasus wing panel March 20, 2019 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The panel was removed to access points to inspect and lubricate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Ralph D’Ambrosio III, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus work manager, lubricates a forward trunnion bearing March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. It is estimated that the first A-check will be between 240 and 320 work hours based on initial training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Ralph D’Ambrosio III, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus work manager, lubricates a forward trunnion bearing March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. It is estimated that the first A-check will be between 240 and 320 work hours based on initial training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Airman Ty Roberts, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a screw on a KC-46A Pegasus wing panel, while Staff Sgt. Benjamin Daley, 22nd MXS crew chief, holds the panel in place March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Maintenance Airmen performed the first A-check inspection on the Air Force’s first KC-46. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Airman Ty Roberts, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a screw on a KC-46A Pegasus wing panel, while Staff Sgt. Benjamin Daley, 22nd MXS crew chief, holds the panel in place March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Maintenance Airmen performed the first A-check inspection on the Air Force’s first KC-46. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Twenty-Second Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs perform an A-check on a KC-46A Pegasus March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A typical A-check is a 60-day maintenance inspection that focuses on the lubrication and inspection of critical aircraft components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Twenty-Second Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs perform an A-check on a KC-46A Pegasus March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A typical A-check is a 60-day maintenance inspection that focuses on the lubrication and inspection of critical aircraft components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Staff Sgt. Ralph D’Ambrosio III, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus work manager, refers to a technical order March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. New ideas, plans and processes are being created here at McConnell to help build the foundation for the KC-46 fleet that will spread throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)