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2019 Summer Bash

Sean Foreman, 3OH!3 vocalist, performs for a live crowd
of Airmen and their families during the 2019 Summer Bash
July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The band
was part of the 2019 Summer Bash as a way for Airmen and their families to enjoy themselves
for working hard on the air refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc
A. Garcia)

Sean Foreman, 3OH!3 vocalist, performs for a live crowd of Airmen and their families during the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The band was part of the 2019 Summer Bash as a way for Airmen and their families to enjoy themselves for working hard on the air refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

A crowd of attendees do the cupid shuffle before the live music
entertainment began at the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at
McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. More than approximately 1,100
Airmen and their families attended the event that featured
mechanical bulls, ziplines, bounce houses, an open swim area and
musical artists, 3OH!3 and P.O.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

A crowd of attendees do the cupid shuffle before the live music entertainment began at the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. More than approximately 1,100 Airmen and their families attended the event that featured mechanical bulls, ziplines, bounce houses, an open swim area and musical artists, 3OH!3 and P.O.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

Master Sgt. Amy Watkins, Family Health flight chief, is fitted for a zipline
harness at the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force
Base, Kan. The event was for the men and women of Team McConnell and
their families for their hard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
Marc A. Garcia)

Master Sgt. Amy Watkins, Family Health flight chief, is fitted for a zipline harness at the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The event was for the men and women of Team McConnell and their families for their hard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

P.O.D. performs for Airmen and their families at the 2019
Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base,
Kan. P.O.D. was one of two bands that headlined the event
that served as a thank you to McConnell’s Airmen for all their
commitment and hard work to the air refueling mission. (U.S.
Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

P.O.D. performs for Airmen and their families at the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. P.O.D. was one of two bands that headlined the event that served as a thank you to McConnell’s Airmen for all their commitment and hard work to the air refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

Chief Master Sgt. Roberto George, 22nd Force Support
Squadron superintendent and Senior Master Sgt. Kelly
Ramirez, Military Personnel Flight superintendent, and
Jacquy Huber, 22nd FSS commander’s secretary, meet
the band before their performance at the 2019 Summer
Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Summer Bash, hosted by the 22nd
FSS, was a thank you to the members and families at McConnell for all their hard work. (U.S.
Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

Chief Master Sgt. Roberto George, 22nd Force Support Squadron superintendent and Senior Master Sgt. Kelly Ramirez, Military Personnel Flight superintendent, and Jacquy Huber, 22nd FSS commander’s secretary, meet the band before their performance at the 2019 Summer Bash July 26, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Summer Bash, hosted by the 22nd FSS, was a thank you to the members and families at McConnell for all their hard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The 22nd Force Support Squadron held the 2019 Summer Bash for Airmen and their families July 26, 2019, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

 

This opportunity allowed Airmen from all across the installation to relax and enjoy all of the festivities offered at the event.

 

This event hosted concerts of bands 3OH!3 and P.O.D. as well as a variety of food trucks, an open swim area, interactive rides, a zip line, mechanical bull and other activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

 

“I thought that the Summer Bash was a great event that brought Team McConnell together and provided the perfect opportunity for everyone to unwind,” said Master Sgt. Taisha Fleshman, Summer Bash attendee.

 

With all of the festivities the event offered there were approximately 1,100 Airmen and their families that came out to have fun and celebrate summer.

 

“The atmosphere was enjoyable and the smiles and laughter of those in attendance showed that McConnell families had a wonderful time,” said Tara Morton, 22nd Force Support Squadron deputy commander.

 

There were approximately 150 volunteers who helped set up, ensured that everything ran smoothly during the event and tore everything down after the closing firework show.

 

“Many, many thanks to everyone that supported behind the scene,” said Morton.  “We couldn’t have made this happen without you.”

 

After three months of planning and preparation the hard work of everyone involved paid off.

 

“Seeing everyone at the Summer Bash enjoying all the fun, music, food and fellowship was truly heartwarming,” said Morton.

 

“It was amazing to be able to give back to our Airman and show them that we care and appreciate all of the hard work they do for McConnell,” said 2nd Lt. Jonas Fiant. 22nd FSS officer in-charge readiness.

 

This year’s Summer Bash was a rewarding experience for everyone that helped coordinate and put the event together, but also for those who got to attend and enjoyed all of the activities that were planned.

 

The evening ended with colorful fireworks shooting off into the surrounding sky leaving all of the attendees in awe of the night.