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  • Lights On After School

    The McConnell School Age Program celebrated Lights On After School Oct. 20 at the SAP building here. "Lights On After School is a nationwide event to keep kids off the streets after school by getting them involved in programs," said Lori Paulsen, SAP assistant. "After school programs give children an opportunity to find out who they are and what
  • 45 critical days of caloric intake

    The holidays are just around the corner and the added pounds are slowly finding their way around waists. The following are tips to help avoid coming back in 2006 looking like the 2005 Thanksgiving turkey. Preparation is key Prepare by packing a healthy snack for holiday parties. Snacking on a piece of fruit, low-fat crackers, or a light sandwich
  • 22nd ARW/JA shares good news about taxes

    TAXES - It's a simple word, but one that brings fear to those confused by lengthy tax forms and glee to those who love crunching numbers (or who love preying on the confusion of others). Regardless of which group folks fall into, the McConnell Legal Office has good news! As in past years, the McConnell Team will provide free tax preparation for all
  • 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