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MCCONNELL, AMC, TRANSCON Jack of all trades
Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs NCO in-charge, isn’t a communications Airman by trade, he’s a water and fuels systems maintenance Airman pulled from the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron. He is self-taught in computer programming, satellite and ground command and control radio systems.
0 11/08
2017
AFE group photo All Hale the victor!
Capt. Millie Hale, 350th Air Refueling Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight commander and KC-135 Stratotanker instructor pilot, recently received the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership award for her impact both to the base and the Air Force. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated superior leadership qualities and made outstanding contributions to the airlift and tanker missions.
0 10/26
2017
A dog climbs stairs New training equipment increases MWD readiness
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog kennel recently received an upgrade to its obstacle course to help ensure readiness and installation security. The obstacle course, or confidence course, is meant to mimic obstacles that the handler and dog will face when working in the field and prepares the
0 10/13
2017
Andrew Nelson (center right), 22nd Maintenance Group honorary commander, poses with 22nd MXG leaders Sep. 16, 2017, at the Air Force Gala at the Wichita Aviation Museum, Kansas. Honorary commanders help Air Force commanders connect with their communities by improving understanding of what the Air Force does and how they help the surrounding cities. (Courtesy photo) The Air Bridge: Connecting to civic neighbors
(This story is part of a series to highlight McConnell AFB honorary commanders and their impact on the base and the community.)Editor’s Note: The Honorary Commander Program is designed to bring the base closer to our civilian counterparts in Wichita and the surrounding communities. Honorary commanders can be doctors, business owners, mayors,
0 9/29
2017
WWII veteran WWII POW shares story with McConnell Airmen
In the two-story building, between the iron sights of his rifle, Ray Avila could see a German soldier. Two more German soldiers walked through the door with fixed bayonets. He knew what he had to do to keep himself and his unit safe. Avila pulled the trigger, dropping one of the enemy soldiers.
0 9/19
2017
Combat medic, Philippine pararescue, BALIKATAN 2017 McConnell doctor travels to promote partnerships, humanitarian efforts
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – The U.S. military is known for its prowess in dealing with threats with a clenched fist, as well as assisting the less fortunate with an open hand. Approaching each, often requires traveling to distant lands.Lt. Col. Daniel LaMothe, 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, recently traveled to Philippines and
0 9/12
2017
Airman and his mother pose for a photo with a dirtbike Airman puts MX skills to use on motocross track
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – He ran the motorcycle through a five-foot pool of water, wrecking the bike; everything he had worked for all his life seemed to be over. Staff Sgt. Thomas Tangedal, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, was completing a practice run on a 150-mile loop in the desert outside of Las Vegas,
0 9/07
2017
AFE Airmen equipping to refuel and save lives Equipped to refuel: AFE saves lives
The 22nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen provide and maintain safety and survival gear for aircrew and aircraft here to allow aircrews to have confidence in their equipment.
0 9/01
2017
Family posing for photo Family reunites after four years apart
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— Four years — that’s how long he waited.Airman 1st Class Messan Atayi, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment journeyman, moved to the United States from Togolese Republic, Africa, in 2013, leaving behind his pregnant wife. He met his daughter for the first time and was reunited with his
0 8/30
2017
Juston White, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron honorary commander, meets with Airmen during an immersion tour, Nov. 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. White frequently brings youths from the Boys & Girls Club to McConnell in order to educate them on the services and responsibilities of the Airmen working here. (Courtesy photo) The Air Bridge: Connecting to civic neighbors
(This story is part of a series to highlight McConnell AFB honorary commanders and their impact on the base and the community.)Editor’s Note: The Honorary Commander Program is designed to bring the base closer to our civilian counterparts in Wichita and the surrounding communities. Honorary commanders can be doctors, business owners, mayors,
0 8/25
2017
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