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    From traditional Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployments, to embedded support to the U.S. Army, the 22nd Communications Squadron is embroiled, day-to-day, in the Global War on Terror. This small unit of less than 150 military, a handful of civilians and contractors provides support to keep Air Mobility Command's premier KC-135 Tanker Wing,
  • Concealed weapons law affects McConnell members

    With the arrival of the New Year, Kansas enacted a new law becoming the 47th state to adopt a concealed-firearm carry policy. In 2006, the Kansas Legislature passed the Personal & Family Protection Act. Better known as the Concealed Carry Bill, SB418, gives Kansas the right to join 46 other states in the nation to seek a permit to carry concealed
  • McConnell graduates achieve career milestone

    Congratulations to the graduates of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The following Team McConnell members graduated Feb. 15 from class 07-2. Kent Niebuhr 184th Maintenance Squadron Mark Morris 22nd Air Refueling Wing *Distinguished Graduate Chastity Solomon 22nd Air Refueling Wing Brian Denis 22nd Aircraft
  • Welcome to the e-Contrails

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office would like to welcome Team McConnell members to the e-Contrails. The e-Contrails is the base's new method for delivering news. Much like its predecessor, the hardcopy Contrails newspaper, the e-Contrails contains stories, art and photographs showcasing McConnell's members and mission. The public
  • Active duty military stay in touch by using technology

    Thousands of military men and women send videos to their children. But the latest trend features the parents as the stars of the videos. Children see and hear their parent reading a storybook to them from thousands of miles away. It's part of United Through Reading, an organization that takes the sting out of long-term separations during military
  • ABU wear policy effective immediately

     Air Force officials at the Pentagon released the wear policy for the new Airman Battle Uniform Feb. 7. The policy comes in time to help many of the Airmen deploying to the AOR in May, as these Airmen will be among the first to get the ABU. Further ABU distribution plans will be based on production capability. The new policy addresses uniform care,
  • Change in claims filing process

     The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is consolidating the processing of certain claims -- commonly known as personnel claims -- at a single location in Dayton, Ohio. These claims involve loss or damage during shipment of household goods and privately owned vehicles as well as during storage at government expense, and loss or damage to
  • Team McConnell announces 2006 annual award winners

    Team McConnell congratulates the 2006 Annual Award Winners. The winners were announced on Feb. 2, at the Annual Awards banquet. Airman Staff Sgt. Phillip Baham 22nd Mission Support Group/Civil Engineer Squadron Noncommissioned Officer Tech. Sgt. Justin Helin 22nd Medical Group /Medical Support Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer Senior Master