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  • 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

  • Pay day loans: financial freedom or bondage?

    Clever slogans, catchy jingles, promising billboards and bright flashing lights - the warning signs of the typical payday loan store. Payday loan stores have become ever more popular on street corners throughout Wichita and throughout the United States in recent years. That payday loan stores offer

  • Base environmental programs put to the test

    A 32-person inspection team will be here from Monday to Oct. 20 to inspect McConnell's environmental programs. This year's assessment will also focus heavily on occupational health compliance. The 2006 Environmental and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program will evaluate

  • Financial irresponsibility could jeopardize clearance

    Bills, bills and more bills - are you tired of them? No, this isn't a television commercial for a loan company, but it does deal with the importance of managing your financial obligations. If you didn't know, your financial status plays an important role in the Personnel Security Program and is a

  • Change of command for 349th ARS

    The 349th Air Refueling Squadron welcomed a new boss during a change-of-command ceremony at the red carpet in front of base operations, Bldg. 1112, here Sept. 29. Lt. Col. David DuHadway assumed command, succeeding Lt. Col. Timothy Sipes, in a ceremony presided over by Colonel Raymond LaMarche, 22nd

  • CFC kicks off today; McConnell raises 2006 goal

    The 2006-2007 Combined Federal Campaign officially kicks off here today and will run through Nov. 16. Last year, federal employees and servicemembers donated a record-setting $268.5 million to the CFC. Contributions can be made by payroll deduction, cash or check. McConnell members contributed a

  • 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