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  • McConnell celebrates Hispanic Americans

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. It originally began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 when Congress requested the week including the days Sept. 15 and 16 be designated as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988 National Hispanic Week became National Hispanic Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is the only heritage month
  • AMC commemorates fifth anniversary of 9/11

    Air Mobility Command joined the citizens across the nation today in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Bases across the command commemorated the fifth anniversary with special retreat ceremonies and participation in the America Supports You Freedom Walks. The America Supports You Freedom Walk, first held in
  • Making a lasting impression

    Friends, family and Team McConnell members gathered for the retirement ceremony of Lt. Col. Laurie A. DeGarmo Jan. 6 at The Dole Center Ballroom. Col. Michelle Johnson, Director of Public Affairs and Deputy Director of Communications, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, presided over the ceremony. As she reflected on the Hicksville, N.Y.,
  • Two 931st ARG members receive DFC

    Maj. Michael Moeding and Maj. Marco Moor of the Air Force Reserve's 931st Air Refueling Group have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in an event over Afghanistan in 2003. The 18th Air Refueling Squadron pilots will formally receive the award, given to any officer or enlisted member who distinguishes himself or herself in
  • KS ANG makes wish come true

    Sometimes wishes really do come true. Four-year-old Yosiah Smith got everything he asked for July 8, thanks to the Kansas Make-A-Wish Foundation and Kansas Air National Guard. Surrounded by full regal splendor, Yosiah, who has undergone treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia since March 2005, was presented a play castle at his home in Penalosa,
  • AMC vice commander recognizes 931st Airman for excellence

    An Airman from the Air Force Reserve's 931st Air Refueling Group recently won the 2005 Air Reserve Component Intelligence Company Grade Officer of the Year award.The award was presented to Capt. Angela Chatmon by Air Mobility Command vice commander Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly in a ceremony at AMC headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. June
  • AMC NSPS implementation schedule announced

    Air Mobility Command will begin implementation of the National Security Personnel System to non-bargaining unit employees in October in accordance with a recent announcement by the Deputy Secretary of Defense.Within the command, about 2,100 non-bargaining unit positions will be converted in Spiral 1.2 in two phases, with employees at Charleston Air
  • Dining facility proves sheer excellence while all are sleeping

    While most are sleeping, Chisholm Trail dining facility workers are busy preparing food to satisfy their customers tummy rumbles through the day. Midnight meals are first followed by breakfast, lunch, flight meal preparations and finally dinner. The unseen process to ensure complete customer satisfaction begins at midnight each night. The first
  • McConnell's youth of the year; always putting others first

    Helping others have a better day is something Sara Dial, 18-year-old daughter of Master Sgt. (Ret.) David Dial, enjoys doing whenever she can. Whether it's helping out through the McConnell Youth Center or through her school's ROTC program, Ms. Dial is always getting involved in activities for children and elderly people.Her participation in many
  • Making a splash!