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  • A guide to understanding TRICARE

    TRICARE is an extensive health benefits plan for military members, their families, and retirees. Depending on your status and location, there are many different types of TRICARE plans available.
  • AMC commander priorities highlight Airlift Tanker Association Symposium

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois -- The commander of Air Mobility Command announced six priorities designed to steer the mobility enterprise toward advancing Rapid Global Mobility and power projection in support of the Air Force and combatant commanders worldwide. In delivering the 2018 Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium closing address Oct. 27 in Grapevine, Texas, Gen. Maryanne Miller, touched on ways the command is guided by and supports the National Defense Strategy.
  • McConnell Airman wins Regional Alpha Warrior Competition

    Senior Airman Jeremiah Patrick, 22nd Maintenance Squadron, hydraulics systems journeyman, won the Alpha Warrior Competition Oct. 20, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
  • 22nd MDG trick or treating

    Airmen from the 22nd Medical group hand out candy during a trick or treat event Oct. 31, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Different sections around the 22nd MDG also adorned their offices with different Halloween themes for a decorating contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)
  • CAA ride-along

    Many Airmen enlist in the Air Force into a specific career field without much background knowledge, then realize that it may not be the best fit. Maybe they want to cross-train, or perhaps commissioning would be in their best interest. Maybe it’s time for a change of pace and they want to pursue a special duty assignment. To help make and follow these decisions, Airmen can turn to their career assistance advisor.
  • KC-135 wheel inspection

    Senior Airmen Cody Cook and Terrance Little, 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire journeymen, inspect KC-135 Stratotanker nose wheels Nov. 1, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The wheel and tire shop is responsible for deconstructing and building KC-135 tires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • McConnell Corrosion Control

    Senior Airman Cole Daniel, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural journeyman, hangs a KC-135 Stratotanker skin panel Oct. 26, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Panels receive repairs from metal fabrications and corrosion control renews the paint that might have been sanded or removed during the repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Let’s talk politics

    Election season is upon us, and chances are you hold political views – perhaps very strong ones.  Whether military or civilian, you are entitled to engage in the political process. This article lays out some ground rules for which political activities by military members and Department of Defense civilians are permitted and which are not.While
  • Joint Hazmat Exercise

    Team McConnell firefighters inspect a simulated chemical spill during a joint hazmat exercise Oct. 23, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The three hour exercise tested the firefighters and the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management Airmen on their readiness to respond to a chemical hazard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • 22nd MXS Metal Fabrications Flight

    Senior Airman Cole Daniel, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural journeyman, cold works a KC-135 Stratotanker lower boom skin panel Oct. 17, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Daniel assembles and repairs parts of the KC-135 in order to help preserve the aircraft and keep it refueling the right. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st