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  • Some Telephone Tax Refund Requests May Be Too High

    The Internal Revenue Service said today that early filings show some individual taxpayers have requested large and apparently improper amounts for the special telephone tax refund. The IRS is investigating potential abuses in this area and will take prompt action against taxpayers who claim improper refund amounts and the return preparers who help
  • Military Channel wants to tell your story

    The Military Channel is asking servicemembers across the armed forces to submit videotaped stories about their service in the global war on terrorism for broadcast on television, company officials said. "We want to give a voice to the troops to allow them to tell their stories," Jill Bondurant, Military Channel publicist, said during an interview
  • Unofficial travel - Learn rules before heading overseas, don’t go unprepared

    The Global War on Terror has transformed the way the Air Force prepares and executes its mission. It has also changed the way Department of Defense members should prepare for travel, official or unofficial, outside the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories. Travel for deployments, temporary duty assignments, and permanent
  • E-File and Avoid Tax Return Errors

    Mistakes. Everyone makes them, but even a simple mistake on a federal tax return, can cause problems which might delay processing your return and mean you receive a notice from the IRS. Last year, the most common mistakes made on all federal tax returns had to do with Social Security Numbers (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) and math
  • Commissaries add dietitian to outreach program

    Customers have always been able to find healthy food at healthy savings in their commissary. They can also find healthy advice, now that the Defense Commissary Agency has a registered dietitian on staff. "We made a commitment to be the nutritional leader for the military," said Patrick Nixon, DeCA director and chief executive officer. "We're
  • Congratulations AIrman Leadership School graduates!

    Team McConnell congratulates the Airman Leadership School Graduates of Class 07A, who graduated Dec. 1422nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airmen David Bruno, Jacob Collins, Joseph Davis, James Peak, Juan Saldana, Scott Scherbarth and Andrew Shepherd 22nd Air Refueling Wing Senior Airman Lyndzie Carter 22nd Communications Squadron Senior
  • Air Guard provides storm relief to Kansans

    Twenty four troops from the Kansas Air National Guard, stationed at McConnell, deployed with only hours notice on New Year's Eve to assist residents of Western Kansas recover from the massive power outages that covered the region following an ice and snow storm. Lt. Col. Curtis Coln, commander of the 134th Air Control Squadron, led the group of
  • Base paper goes electronic

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office will soon deliver news to Team McConnell members through the World Wide Web - instead of through a weekly hardcopy newspaper. Public affairs members here will produce their last edition of the Contrails Feb. 2 and begin generating an electronic product called the e-Contrails Feb. 9. They will
  • Protecting classified information: Everyone's job

    A security clearance is a privilege, not a right.When Team McConnell members accept the privilege of access to classified information, they are also accepting the responsibilities that accompany this privilege. One of the first and most important responsibilities is proper training and an understanding of how to properly protect classified