McConnell has been picked as the Main Operating Base (MOB) for the new tankers, beginning in 2016.
Kansas military officials are juggling schedules and changing plans to accommodate furloughs of more than 6,000 civilian employees because of federal budget cuts.
An Army team is inspecting the cemetery at Fort Riley to verify that all service members buried there are properly identified and commemorated.
The plan follows this week's decision by the Defense Department to proceed with federal furloughs amid budget shortfalls.
Officials say one U.S. Navy sailor was killed and several others were hurt in a training exercise at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Oakley died during combat operations in Kandahar.
A new general is heading to Fort Riley next week to take command of the Army's 1st Infantry Division.
The U.S. military says two American service members are among the 15 dead in a car bomb attack in Kabul.
Around 1,100 full-time employees for the guard are affected
NATO says four U.S. service personnel have been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's volatile south.
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