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  • 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
  • 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
  • Making a splash!

  • Fischer assumes command of Mission Support Squadron

    Maj. William Fischer assumed command of the 22nd Mission Support Squadron during a 9 a.m. change-of-command ceremony July 5 in the Robert J. Dole Community Center Ballroom here.The ceremony was presided over by Col. Richard Wesche, 22nd Mission Support Group commander, and formally turned responsibility of command over to Major Fischer, who
  • 22nd Medical Support Squadron changes commanders

    Lt. Col. Scott Hilmes took command of the 22nd Medical Support Squadron Monday during an assumption-of-command ceremony at 3:00 p.m. in the Robert J. Dole Community Center ballroom here.The ceremony was presided over by Col. Kerry Dexter, 22nd Medical Group commander, and formally turned responsibility of command over to Colonel Hilmes, who
  • Communications Squadron welcomes new commander

    Maj. Roman Hund assumed command of the 22nd Communications Squadron during a July 6 change-of-command ceremony at 1:00 p.m. in the Robert J. Dole Community Center Ballroom here.The ceremony was presided over by Colonel Richard Wesche, 22nd Mission Support Group commander, and formally turned responsibility of command of more than 170 Communicators
  • Friendship stands strong when duty calls

    Two families here will share a life-changing event in August. Robin Lawley, McConnell Base Exchange barber shop manager, will receive a liver transplant in August. To her surprise, the donor is a longtime customer and friend, Charles Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron information and industrial security manager. The transplant will take place at
  • What can you do about identity theft?

    Identity theft is an increasingly common occurrence. Two studies concluded that there were 7 million victims between June 2002 and 2003. The Federal Trade Commission number is closer to 10 million but also includes credit card takeover. According to the FTC, identity theft is the most common form of consumer fraud, with thefts totaling more than
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