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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • AMC command chief visits, shares wisdom

    Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron, Air Mobility Command command chief, visited McConnell from Nov. 6-8 for a base orientation. Here are some of things he had to say about McConnell during his visit:Q. How does McConnell's mission contribute to the Global War on Terror? A. When you think about what

  • 22nd LRS lauded for OIF support

    Defense Energy Support Center representatives from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, visited McConnell Nov. 3 to thank 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron members for their role in helping DESC support Operation Iraqi Freedom. DESC's mission is to keep military balloons afloat in the Middle East. People

  • Personal safety measures should increase as daylight decreases

    Sunday marked the autumn and winter portion of daylight saving time for much of America, and people across the nation turned their clocks back an hour. Daylight saving time is geared toward maximizing people's use of available daylight - depending on the time of year. Traditionally, Americans turn

  • Energy conservation saves money, resources

    October is Energy Awareness Month. The overall theme the U.S. Department of Energy has chosen for this year's conservation effort is "Energy independence depends on us; choose wisely; use wisely." The Air Force's motto for this year is "creating a culture where Airmen conserve energy." "Energy