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  • 22nd OSS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Senior Airman Emmanuel Nava, 22nd Operations Support Squadron intelligence standards and evaluations journeyman, received

  • 22nd AMXS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Staff Sgt. Cody Nelson, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman and assistant flying crew chief,

  • 22nd OG Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Staff Sgt. Jesus Rodriguez, 22nd Operations Group boom operator and unit deployment manager, received the spotlight

  • 22nd SFS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Senior Airman Charles Johnson, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, received the spotlight performer

  • 350th ARS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Senior Airman Justin Bankson, 350th Air Refueling Squadron aviation resource management journeyman, received the spotlight

  • WWII riveter reminiscences with Airmen

    A woman wearing a polka-dot bandana, rolled up sleeves and fierce red lipstick on a poster was the call to aid. With the men fighting overseas during World War II, it was all hands on deck. Thousands of women stormed into factories to answer the call and fill the gap. Rosie the Riveter, as she was

  • WWII veteran remembers time as B-29 pilot

    With all four engines at full power, a B-29 Superfortress, nicknamed ‘Goin’ Jessie,’ quickly approached the end of a Tinian Island runway during World War II; the aircraft, however, still wasn’t in the air.At the last moment, the bomber lifted off the ground just enough to stay airborne, taking out

  • POL behind the scenes: Fueling the refuelers

    When it comes to air refueling, tankers and aircrews receive all the attention.A small shop belonging to the 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron here is in charge of refueling all the KC-135s that call McConnell’s flightline home. They’re the petroleum, oils and lubricants flight.“The guys I have here

  • Maintenance commander outruns cancer

    Two McConnell Airmen ran side-by-side through the chilly morning of their 5km race. As they approached mile two, one of the Airmen began to tire.  “Let’s push this a little bit harder this last mile, because you should feel something,” said Lt. Col. Duane Richardson, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance

  • Crew chief continues grandfather’s legacy

    For more than 50 years, generations of Airmen have put their blood, sweat, and tears in the KC-135 Stratotanker. For Senior Airman Tomorian Montgomery, the legacy and tradition of working on this aircraft is in his blood. In October of 1963, John Gilbert, Montgomery's grandfather, enlisted into the