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  • One poor decision can ruin evening, life

    Some people get a good night hug at the end of a romantic date. Others get a good night kiss. But, July 28, an Airman from Team McConnell wasn't so lucky. His date ended with a DUI, a charge for driving under the influence of alcohol. A senior airman class took his date to a bar for dinner and a couple of drinks on the evening of July 27. After
  • McConnell families work hard, play hard

    The McConnell Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the Family Mobility Line Oct. 1 to give families an opportunity to understand what their military family members go through when they deploy. The morning began with a telephone recall from Master Sgt. Frank Prevost, 22nd Mission Support Squadron. When the families arrived at the processing
  • McConnell program provides safe haven for sexual assault victims

    Something very bad happened. Feelings of guilt and shame are associated with it. Who do I talk with? Everyone will think it is my fault. These reactions are similar to those of someone who has been sexually assaulted. The difference at McConnell is victims of sexual assault do have a place to go. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Point of
  • Airmen volunteer for Iraq deployment

    Six members of the 931st Air Refueling Group's Security Forces Squadron left Aug. 12 for a six-month tour in Iraq. They were destined for Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, about 140 miles north of Baghdad. Their duties, while deployed, will include air base defense, mobile patrol, entry control and internal security. They are headed for dangerous work, but
  • Future officers experience today's AF

    Twelve future officers got a sneak peek of active duty Air Force life here at McConnell recently. The cadets were participants in Operation Air Force, a program that allows cadets from the Air Force Academy and various ROTC detachments to spend three weeks at an Air Force base interacting with active duty members. According to 1st Lt. Ryan Ulrich,
  • Prior EMT knowledge put to use -- McConnell KC-135 pilot helps stabilize young girl after accident

    A 349th Air Refueling Squadron instructor pilot medically assisted a young girl after she was hit by a car, potentially saving her life. As Capt. Kevin Thomas drove home the evening of July 28, he saw a car stopped in the westbound lane of Pawnee between Rock Road and Webb Road. When he came closer to the stopped car, he realized there was a person
  • Honorary commanders experience KC-135 flight

    By Capt. Brus E. Vidal 22nd ARW Public Affairs A group of 22nd Air Refueling Wing Honorary Commanders saw first-hand the business end of the mobility mission during an aerial refueling flight on June 29. Approximately 10 of McConnell's honorary commanders participated as KC-135 flight Turbo 55 conducted a "fighter drag," refueling a group of Air
  • Honorary commanders experience KC-135 flight

    A group of 22nd Air Refueling Wing Honorary Commanders saw first-hand the business end of the mobility mission during an aerial refueling flight on June 29. Approximately 10 of McConnell's honorary commanders participated as KC-135 flight Turbo 55 conducted a "fighter drag," refueling a group of Air National Guard F-15s from the 131st Fighter Wing,
  • Cowboy up! Team McConnell returns from Air Mobility Rodeo 2005 competition

    After an entire week of competition against more than 30 international and U.S. teams, the wearied 22nd Air Refueling Wing Air Mobility Rodeo 2005 competitors returned home to the joyful cheers of a welcoming party June 25. After months of training to perfect their skills, 17 McConnell members flew on a KC-135 Stratotanker to the Air Mobility Rodeo
  • Medical Group welcomes new commander

    Col. Kerry Dexter assumed command of the 22nd Medical Group Tuesday during a change-of-command ceremony in the Robert J. Dole Community Center ballroom here. The ceremony was presided over by Col. David J. Kramer, 22nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, who formally turned responsibility of command over to Colonel Dexter, who succeeded Col. Lori L.
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