Senior Airman Griffin Rogers, 22nd Force Support Squadron honor guardsman, carries the flag after retreat Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Patriot Day Ceremony was held to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. A total of 576 emergency first responders passed away that day, trying to protect the lives of others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)
Staff Sgt. Ariel Coleman, 22nd Operations Support Squadron host aviation resource management NCO-in charge, poses with 22nd Air Refueling Wing leadership and family after being immediately promoted to Technical Sergeant Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Coleman was submitted for the Stripes to Exceptional Performers, which is an Air Force program that rewards Airmen who consistently perform above their peers with an on-the-spot promotion by the wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
McConnell Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services firemen pose for a photo after the fifth Wichita 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sept. 7, 2019, at the Epic Center in Wichita, Kan. During the 110 flight climb, 12 of McConnell’s team members joined other firemen from communities surrounding Wichita to honor the 343 firefighter that passed during the attack on Sept. 11, 2001. (Courtesy photo)
Airman 1st Class Shaquayla Jackson, 22nd Force Support Squadron force management technician, and Airman 1st Class Emanuel Perez, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, participate in Post Attack Reconnaissance procedures by checking chemical agent detection paper for chemical agents Sept. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. PAR teams were instructed to look for unexploded ordnance in the surrounding area for chemical agents during their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Airman 1st Class Brandon Estey, 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, cuts pavement Sept. 4, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Estey cut the pavement to align the new platform for a dumpster evenly. This is one of four projects being completed on McConnell by the 22nd CES in order to improve the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)

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