Staff Sgt. Isamu Tsubaki, 22nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic control tower watch supervisor, updates a crew change checklist March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Crews work around the clock by communicating and directing military and civilian aircraft to prevent mid-air collisions. They are also responsible for personnel, vehicles and aircraft entering or leaving the flightline and air space within an estimated four and a half miles to the northeast and south, and one and a half miles to the west. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
Mission readiness means keeping a sound body and mind during trying times like these. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control has encouraged that all social gatherings and personal interactions be kept to a minimum. How can you stay away from COVID-19 and keep yourself from going stir-crazy at the same time?
Dave Workman, contractor, cuts into a support board March 19, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s West Gate is currently undergoing construction in an effort to extend a 1.8 mile pathway connecting both air park displays. The West Gate will be closed to outbound traffic for the duration of construction. The Southwest gate will be open to outbound traffic only Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Airman Jaylin Borsh-Thomas, 22nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller, scans a common access card March 18, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. As part of Team McConnell’s efforts to ensure the safety and health of its members, new guidelines have been implemented base-wide to promote health protection of its members. Touch-free ID scanning, which has been effective since March 14, 2020, requires all members accessing the installation to display their ID for entry controllers to verify. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nilsa E. Garcia)
The 2019 annual award winners pose for a photo after the 22nd Air Refueling Wing’s Annual Awards Ceremony Feb. 21, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The ceremony was held to commemorate the men and women of the 22nd ARW for their accomplishments in 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
Airman 1st Class Daniel Pizano, 22nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller, practices the use of force during a multiple interactive learning objective training simulator scenario Feb. 6, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The MILO simulator provides more than 800 scenarios to security forces members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

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