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  • Get personal with your TRICARE benefits

    TRICARE beneficiaries who are registered on http://www.triwest.com now have their own personal profile to provide quick online access to their TRICARE benefits. When a beneficiary logs in to www.triwest.com, a customized personal profile will appear, featuring quick links to eligibility, claims status, other health insurance and more. Beneficiaries
  • African-American History Month started as a week-long celebration

    African-American History Month is observed in the United States each year during the month of February. It is meant to be a time of the year in which we recognize the progress, richness and diversity of African-American achievement. But do you know why February was chosen over the other 11 months of the year? African-American History Month owes it
  • Commissary scholarship deadline is Feb. 21

    While chocolate and flowers are traditional Valentine gifts, perhaps for students the best gift is a $1,500 scholarship. The Scholarships for Military Children program might be just the ticket this Valentine's Day, but don't procrastinate because applications must be turned in at a commissary by close of business Feb. 21. The scholarships are
  • MEO: Dealing with discrimination

    The 1960's and 1970's were times of great change in the United States. The Civil Rights movement and the Feminist movement made apparent discriminatory practices that plagued the country and members of the military. The Air Force recognized that discrimination and sexual harassment severely impair a unit's readiness, camaraderie and discipline -
  • Saying farewell to last World War I Marine

    Members of the Kansas City 24th Marine Regiment serve as pallbearers Jan. 25, during the funeral of Albert "Jud" Wagner. Mr. Wagner served as a Marine from 1918-1919 and was recognized as one of nine surviving World War I veterans. He was 107 years old when he died and was Kansas' oldest World War I veteran. He was the world's oldest Marine. Mr.
  • McConnell hand-picked to lead ‘LRS evolution’

    The Air Force has hand-picked McConnell to be one of twelve bases Air Force-wide to restructure its logistics readiness squadron to better meet the needs of the evolving force. Selected bases will streamline several logistics functions using Air Force Smart Operations 21 principles of eliminating unnecessary practices and focusing on work that
  • Contrails signs off with final printed issue

    The base paper spans fifty-six years of history, stories, photographs and memories. Every week McConnell's mission has been documented in the base newspaper since July 27,1951; more than half a century. That era is coming to an end this week. This is the last issue of the McConnell base newspaper in print. When the first issue of the base newspaper