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  • Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemoration

    Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "When your character is built on spiritual and moral foundation, your contagious way of life will influence millions.” King influenced how Americans felt, thought and acted during the civil rights movement in the 1960s like no one had ever done before him. Martin

  • The Letter to My Mom – Beyond the Blue

    It is not what happens in life that makes me who I am, but it's how I am able to overcome obstacles that I face. Going through abuse shaped the way I thought, made me question who I trust and even changed my perspective on life. As a child, I was molested for years by my ex-step-father — someone I

  • Hoaxes, cyberattacks and scams - oh my!

    During this COVID-19 outbreak, we face unprecedented challenges touching every aspect of our lives.  This has brought out the best in many of us, including McConnell’s military and civilian personnel and their families. Sadly, these challenges also provide an opportunity to bad actors looking to

  • Fun dental facts for kids

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we, in the profession, believe educating children about dentistry should be fun.

  • Reflection

    The end of the year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It’s a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead.

  • Loyalty

    The greatest military in the world requires loyalty throughout the chain of command in order to efficiently achieve desired effects. Healthy organizations are loyal throughout the chain of command.

  • Taking care of your family, today and tomorrow

    In my business as a Casualty and Mortuary officer, I have heard it all. From notification teams knocking on wrong doors because the address on the member’s record of emergency data is incorrect, or while notifying parents we find out the Airman is married or has children, to informing spouses that

  • Complacency: being continuously ready

    “Oh, we'll never do that. There is no way the aircraft will ever be deployed to that location. We'll never need to fight in an environment like that. I don't know why we're doing this training since I'll never need to use it.” Sound familiar?

  • Know your job, do your job

    The old Proverb ‘many hands make light work,’ still holds true here at McConnell. Everyone here is essential to success and mission accomplishment — there is no one that is extra. The best way for us to get after our mission is for everyone to know their job, and then do their job.