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  • Fire Prevention Week

    As we all know and have heard, Fire Prevention Week is right around the corner! This year, the creative members of the McConnell Fire Department have decided to advertise smoke detectors under the theme "Hear The Beep Where You Sleep."We hope to enlighten a base-wide audience about the use and

  • AMC Commander reflects on his first year

    To the men and women of Air Mobility Command, I can't thank you and your families enough for the hard work and sacrifices that you make each day.  You are an unrivaled, Total Force team - active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen - and you make rapid global mobility a reality.In the year

  • Thank you to my great Air Force Family

    On March 26, I made my way out of the weight room at the fitness center when my throat suddenly started to swell.I had a sore throat that had been bothering me all week, but as I continued to walk away from the weight room, I stopped in the main basketball court to sit and catch my breath.The

  • Safely and Responsibly

    In my last letter to you, I asked you to call "time out" and re-evaluate how we can safely accomplish our local and global mission. Since then, our wings have held safety down days and the feedback I have received from your leadership has been very positive.We are off to a good start, now I

  • Every March, I mustache myself a question

    The razor hovered just above my upper lip; the blade suspended millimeters from my skin. The consequences of my next move would have lasting ramifications for at least the next thirty days. Even at this moment of reckoning, I wasn't sure which path I would choose.The day had started like any other

  • The complacency autopilot

    We're all exhaling now that the holidays are over and if you're like the majority of us that are inflicted with the "human condition," your brain is trying to re-focus on job-related activities and routine family stressors.It's all part of the natural cycle at this time of year. An example of common

  • Mouth guards: are they necessary?

    What is a mouth guard?A mouth guard is a flexible appliance that is worn during athletic and recreational activities to prevent injuries to your mouth, face and teeth.When should I wear a mouth guard?It is advisable to wear a guard when there is any possibility of your head making contact with a

  • Make no bones about it

    As a young officer in the U.S. Air Force, I am always excited to listen about life lessons from many of our Airmen.Everyone's story is unique, and every wingman has different experiences and backgrounds that shape their personalities. In light of our unique characteristics, I would submit three

  • Safety, slow is fast

    As you are all aware, the operations tempo here at AMC's premier air refueling wing continues to remain high as 2014 comes to a close.  Whether you are gearing up for a deployment, participating in a base exercise or providing world-class support to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing mission, please take