Six inducted as Honorary Commanders for Team McConnell Published Feb. 23, 2007 By Matt Tulis 22nd Public Affairs Office MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- McConnell Air Force base held it's annual Honorary Commander's Banquet Feb. 22 at the Dole Community Center here. Six members of the local community were inducted during the banquet as honorary commanders for various units on base. The new inductees join 27 honorary commanders that are continuing their tenure as honorary commanders. The purpose of the honorary commanders program is to provide an interactive learning experience to increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies and programs of the Air Force by affording influential civilians the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at McConnell Air Force Base and the Air Force. Each civic leader is paired with a McConnell AFB commander and invited to participate in a variety of activities held on base.