McConnell first to use modified hydraulic portable test stand on KC-46

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  • By Senior Airman Alan Ricker
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Stewart, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, watches an air bleed tube sight on a hydraulic portable test stand Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The tube sight provides a visual indication of when the operator needs to initially release air from the system, preventing damage to the stand and the aircraft. This is the first time the newly modified test stand has been used on a KC-46A Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)