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  • Saying Goodbye to the KC-135: Colonel's Fini Flight

    The jet takes a victory lap over the runway before looping around and taxiing onto the ramp. The aircrew parks and makes their way through all the required maintenance checks. Meanwhile, family and friends wait eagerly for the signal to run toward the aircraft. As the lucky individual emerges from the jet, he comes face-to-face with cheers,
  • Medical Group practices emergency life support

    Capt. Ryan Voth and Lt. Col. Jon O’Neal, both members of the 190th Air Refueling Wing Medical Group, practice advanced cardiac life support during the Jan. drill. ALCS is basic life support with extra emphasis on cardiac support. Scenarios like this usually take place in a hospital setting. Training and equipment for these circumstances are not
  • CES Constructs Facilities and their Future

    It’s July 20, 2017 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania when John Mellencamp’s hit released in 1980, “Ain’t even done with the night,” streams from a phone. Well-seasoned Senior Master Sgt. Casey Batterton pauses for a moment, chuckles and mutters “I remember when that song was new.” For him this would be his final Deployment for Training after 30 years of selfless service to active duty and the Kansas Air National Guard.
  • 190th ARW app on the horizon

    The 190th Air Refueling Wing is planning to release a new base app just in time for September’s drill.It is designed to promote communication, interaction and entertainment for Airmen, while also providing important base information. The app will feature helpful tools such as news, PT calculators, notifications, references, phone directories and
  • Paola Legion Riders show appreciation for 190th Airmen, mission

    The American Legion Riders, Chapter 156 from Paola, Kansas visited the 190th Air Refueling Wing on June 25, 2017, to show their support for Airmen and the refueling mission. The American Legion Riders are a national motorcycle club split into regional sectors that provide support for veterans and their families. The Paola chapter is one of the most
  • Runway construction paves way for future flight

    Since February 15, 2017, Forbes Field and local contractors have been performing a major construction overhaul on the runway to improve flight operations and ensure the safety of Airmen and aircraft alike. The current runway had been in place since the 1950s and was coming up on the end of its useable life cycle. Once the new project is finished,
  • Basic skills training is a rodeo

    During the January drill the 190th Air Refueling Wing conducted Expeditionary Skills Training, also known as the Expeditionary Skills Rodeo. Approximately every 24 to 36 months Airmen go through a rodeo in an attempt to stay up to date on predeploymenttraining."The actual rodeo satisfies up to 11 subcourses of training, so once you do the rodeoyou
  • 190th ARW bids farewell to vice commander

    Ret. Col. Chris Turner, former 190th Air Refueling Wing vice commander, celebrated his retirement ceremony Jan. 7, 2017, in the Operations Group Engine Shop with family, friends and fellow coyotes.Turner is an enthusiastic, energetic and motivational leader, according to those who spoke during the ceremony, and has been the vice commander for the
  • KC Royals support Ryan's Race

    Ryan Ramshaw, 190th Comptroller Flight accounting technician, is a life long sports fan. His life, spent surrounded with sports memorabilia and hours upon hours of baseball practices, was dedicated to the game. He's been a supporter of all area teams, but none compare to his admiration for the Kansas City Royals.Early last December, Ramshaw went to
  • Command Chief to mentor selected Airmen

    Opportunity is knocking for the Airmen at Forbes Field. A new mentorship program is scheduled to begin this September. The Junior Enlisted Mentorship Program is a program that provides Senior Airmen and below an opportunity to shadow the Wing Command Chief for a day.According to Senior Master Sgt. Doug Stowe, 190th Air Refueling Wing Comptroller