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  • Unofficial travel - Learn rules before heading overseas, don’t go unprepared

    The Global War on Terror has transformed the way the Air Force prepares and executes its mission. It has also changed the way Department of Defense members should prepare for travel, official or unofficial, outside the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories. Travel for deployments, temporary duty assignments, and permanent
  • E-File and Avoid Tax Return Errors

    Mistakes. Everyone makes them, but even a simple mistake on a federal tax return, can cause problems which might delay processing your return and mean you receive a notice from the IRS. Last year, the most common mistakes made on all federal tax returns had to do with Social Security Numbers (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) and math
  • Commissaries add dietitian to outreach program

    Customers have always been able to find healthy food at healthy savings in their commissary. They can also find healthy advice, now that the Defense Commissary Agency has a registered dietitian on staff. "We made a commitment to be the nutritional leader for the military," said Patrick Nixon, DeCA director and chief executive officer. "We're
  • When do you turn to IG for help? Solving IG mystery

    While most people have a general idea about what the inspector general's office is all about, there are also many misconceptions that exist about the program. Take a few seconds and check your knowledge. Mark true or false for the following: Questions 1) Military members are required to inform their supervisor before going to the IG. 2) Members
  • Safety office offers tips on overcoming post-holiday blues

    Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to get over the holidays and get back into work? You seem to be more fatigued even though you just had several days of rest; you seem to have forgotten every single skill you ever learned in your Air Force career, and mainly you just can't seem to get into work. Is it just you, or does everyone feel this
  • Congratulations AIrman Leadership School graduates!

    Team McConnell congratulates the Airman Leadership School Graduates of Class 07A, who graduated Dec. 1422nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airmen David Bruno, Jacob Collins, Joseph Davis, James Peak, Juan Saldana, Scott Scherbarth and Andrew Shepherd 22nd Air Refueling Wing Senior Airman Lyndzie Carter 22nd Communications Squadron Senior
  • Interested in job for razor-sharp Airmen? Honor guard is recruiting

    The Team McConnell Honor Guard is looking for a few good Airmen. Becoming an honor guard member means upholding standards of conduct and a level of professionalism above all other servicemembers. That is exactly what members of the McConnell Honor Guard agree to do when they recite the group's creed upon acceptance to the team. The team is looking
  • Air Guard provides storm relief to Kansans

    Twenty four troops from the Kansas Air National Guard, stationed at McConnell, deployed with only hours notice on New Year's Eve to assist residents of Western Kansas recover from the massive power outages that covered the region following an ice and snow storm. Lt. Col. Curtis Coln, commander of the 134th Air Control Squadron, led the group of
  • MDSS has healthcare covered at base clinic

    The 22nd Medical Support Squadron does exactly what it says in the name. They provide logistical, diagnostic, resource and administration support among a host of other activities to keep the clinic, and the approximately 20,000 area patients it serves, in good health. Support for the patient care system, treating an estimated enrollment of 12,500,