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  • Fire station 1

    Airman 1st Class Jeff Farrell, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, checks the power steering fluid during a morning truck checkout Aug. 4, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. During these daily checks, firefighters ensure everything from the hose nozzles on the truck to the items in their first aid kit are ready for an
  • 22nd Force Support Squadron change of command

    Lt. Col. Matthew Dunn, 22nd Force Support Squadron incoming commander, right, assumes command during a change of command ceremony Aug. 6, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Dunn will ensure the 22nd FSS will continue to ready Airmen and their families through the variety of their services. Dunn was formerly General Officer Assignments and
  • Maintainers perform A-check on KC-46

    Airman 1st Class Joshua Tillman, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, assists Airman 1st Class Francisco Ramirez, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a 4A-check on a KC-46 Pegasus Aug. 3, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tillman and Ramirez removed the panels to access the flight control actuators for a visual inspection and to
  • Adapt and overcome: Log planners enable McConnell deployments

    The need for military operations overseas does not change for a global pandemic. Team McConnell has adopted extra procedures to enable the mobility mission abroad.
  • A Day at the Lab

    Staff Sgt. Maria Sibert, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, cleans a chemistry analyzer July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The chemistry analyzer tests plasma samples for abnormalities such as high or low cholesterol, electrolytes, thyroid hormones and diabetes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)
  • The Letter to My Mom – Beyond the Blue

    It is not what happens in life that makes me who I am, but it's how I am able to overcome obstacles that I face. Going through abuse shaped the way I thought, made me question who I trust and even changed my perspective on life.
  • CBRN readiness

    Senior Airman Shaylee Chiavola, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, teaches a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear survival skills class, July 21, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The emergency management team instructs approximately 200 CBRN classes annually to prepare Airmen to operate in a CBRN
  • Grilling Safety

    Infographic about grilling safety (U.S. Graphic by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stai)
  • When in Doubt, DS it Out

    As outdated office furniture and equipment reaches the end of its life cycle, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight services center uses the disposition services to maximize supplies that can be repurposed. The disposition services process plays a critical role in allowing the Department of Defense to continuously supply its assets from recycled equipment.
  • The Eternal Bond

    While Airmen go through basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, little do they know that down the street military working dogs are going through their own 120 day basic training. The dogs are then sent to their first duty station and paired with a handler. In the case of Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron MWD trainer, and his side-kick, a nine-year-old German shepherd named Drago, 22nd SFS MWD, being paired together would make them more than just partners.