Rodeo Ready
Lt. Col. John Wood (on left) talks Friday with Master Sgt. Al Ryder and Capt. Jeff Taylor on the flightline of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The three are part of team scheduled to compete at Air Mobility Command Rodeo 2009, a world-wide readiness competition at McChord AFB, Wash., from July 19 to July 25. Colonel Wood is a Reserve KC-135 Stratotanker pilot assigned to the 18th Air Refueling Squadron, the flying unit of the 931st Air Refueling Group at McConnell. Sergeant Ryder, also a 931st Reservist, is leading the KC-135 maintenance team headed to the Rodeo. Captain Taylor is assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, the 931st's active-duty host unit at McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Schaap)

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