McConnell AFB to host 2nd Storytellers event

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McConnell is scheduled to host its second Storytellers event at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18, 2018, at Signatures Lounge. Storytellers provides a chance for Airmen to listen to fellow brothers or sisters-in-arms and learn from their unique challenges that they had to face in the past or something that they are currently going through. (Courtesy graphic)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – “[Cameron] said, ‘love you too daddy’,” said Airman 1st Class Christian Sikorski, 22nd Communications Squadron network operations journeyman. “That bothered me a lot and really hit me because I was seen as his father when I was his older brother.”

With a father that was always working and an alcoholic mother, Sikorski was forced to step into the parental role early in life.

Sikorski’s story is just one of three that will be presented at McConnell’s second Storytellers event.

Storytellers provides a chance for Airmen to listen to fellow brothers or sisters-in-arms and learn from their unique challenges that they have faced in the past or currently going through.

The event is scheduled to occur in the Robert J. Dole Center’s Signatures Lounge at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18. Storytellers is open to all active duty, reserve and civilian personnel.

“They will share their unique stories of overcoming extreme life situations and having or finding the strength to persevere,” said Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Hill, 22nd Air Refueling Wing staff agency superintendent. “These are real-life stories as told from those who lived the actual events and have overcome the challenges they faced.”

Each story will bring insight on lives of past and present Airmen and will give the speakers an opportunity to share their story with Team McConnell members that might be struggling with similar situations in order to endure and bounce back to become a better individual.

“The stories you will hear will inspire and leave a lasting impact on you,” said Hill.