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  • Tanker Talkers to hold speech contest

    On March 8, the McConnell Tanker Talkers Toastmasters club will hold a speech contest to select a contestant to send to the Area International Speech Contest. Judges will be evaluating speeches in three main categories: content, delivery and style. Toastmasters is an international educational organization dedicated to improving communication and
  • Enlisted dining facility authorization change

     -- In conjunction with Air Mobility Command's contract support and reduction initiative, personnel authorized access to utilize enlisted dining facilities has been modified. The intent of dining facilities is to provide subsistence entitlements to enlisted members residing in dormitories, provide a training environment for food service personnel,
  • Six inducted as Honorary Commanders for Team McConnell

    McConnell Air Force base held it's annual Honorary Commander's Banquet Feb. 22 at the Dole Community Center here.  Six members of the local community were inducted during the banquet as honorary commanders for various units on base. The new inductees join 27 honorary commanders that are continuing their tenure as honorary commanders.   The purpose

    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,