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  • Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat

    Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 8, 1871. This historic blaze raged for several days and killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings. Each October, the National Fire Protection Association sponsors a fire

  • McConnell Airmen 'Stand Down' for homeless veterans

    At any given time the Air Force has thousands of personnel deployed supporting the war on terrorism. Decades ago, it was the Vietnam conflict and the Korean War. What happened to the veterans who fought for our nation then? Some of those veterans who now find themselves homeless made their way to

  • Joint ERC provides quicker 911 response time

    Nearly seven years of hard work and planning came to fruition recently when the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Security Forces and Fire Department opened the doors to a new consolidated Emergency Response Center. The ERC was phase one of a project designed to co-locate security forces and fire department

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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