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  • Cultivating a positive culture

    It is 2014 and McConnell Air Force Base is preparing for a challenging year for our Air Force. We will definitely have our hands full as we face a tough road ahead with force management programs and potential KC-46 coming to the base. As you are all aware, there are also changes to our feedback forms and performance reports. Your performance
  • Professionalism and teamwork

    It takes the best coordinated efforts of an entire team to win. That is what we strive for every day. The men and women of Team McConnell spent several months preparing for an exercise of significant importance to our nation.Its successful execution highlights an even more important set of concepts: professionalism and teamwork, which makes a
  • Want to be active duty while a law student?

    Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 to March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to apply and compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. "Our Air Force missions are constantly changing,
  • The 45 critical days of caloric intake: Be pro-active

    As the holiday season unofficially begins at Halloween and continues through the New Year, calories seem to sneak up on people without their realization. On average, people gain between one and two pounds over the holidays. The problem is we don't lose those two pounds come January, and we and do it again next year. Our downfall during holidays is
  • Take a stand: End domestic violence

    There was a trail of thrown objects throughout the home, to include children's toys and broken glass everywhere. The house was nicely decorated with family photos covering walls and wedding ceremony mementos on shelves and tables. I didn't expect that. Domestic Violence - it's a serious, yet uncomfortable topic people don't like to speak about;
  • Get to Know Your Medical Home

    The 22nd Medical Operations Squadron provides the majority of clinical care to McConnell Air Force Base. Our 71 member team is responsible for providing healthcare to approximately 11,000 patients. The squadron is made up of personnel in 14 distinct Air Force Specialty Codes and is divided into four flights.The medical services flight delivers
  • Dangers of oral piercings

    It is commonplace in this day and age to see kids walking around with an oral piercing, whether it is in the lip, the tongue, the cheek, or the uniquely European, "between the teeth" ring. The fashion merits of this kind of jewelry are subject to debate, yet there is an insidious health consequence that should be considered before subjecting your
  • Changes in the 'Big 3'

    For most people the "Big 3" refers to the National Basketball Association basketball. Depending on your generation and allegiance people think of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish; Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett; Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker; or LeBron James, Dewayne Wade, and Chris Bosh.But when an Air Force
  • Wingman Day

    Many people may ask "What is Wingman Day all about?"This is a day that the Air Force and McConnell AFB has set aside to focus on you, the Airman, and the camaraderie that we all share.This concept of having a wingman goes all the way back to World War I when we first started using planes in combat. Both the Allies and Axis air forces used the
  • Our people will adapt and overcome

    The "Ravens" of the 344th Air Refueling Squadron directly support the 22nd Air Refueling Wing's mission by delivering mission ready Airmen, skilled in KC-135 Stratotanker operations, to combatant commanders "Anytime, Anywhere!" So how do we deliver mission ready Airmen? In the past, delivering mission ready Airmen was not a tall order, especially