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  • Corvias housing team alleviates stress of moving

    Moving is one of the top stressors people can experience during their lives, and military members experience this stressor more than the rest of the population because of constant relocations and permanent change of stations.The base housing redevelopment will improve the quality of life for many McConnell Airmen and their families. Corvias
  • McConnell Airman saves life with bone marrow donation

    "When I was first diagnosed with leukemia, the doctors told me that it would be very difficult to find a 100 percent match," said Amy Moffitt, bone marrow recipient. "Then, God sent me an angel."The angel was no one else but an Airman from the 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Maj. Timothy Morris, 22nd LRS deputy commander.Morris was about to PCS
  • Aircrew teach life lessons to Civil Air Patrol Cadets

    A McConnell pilot and navigator had their military aviation roots planted when they joined the Civil Air Patrol in their early teens.The aircrew members from the 384th Air Refueling Squadron, Captains Nathanial Beer, pilot, and Ryan Cobb, navigator, now dedicate several hours each week giving back to the local Emerald City Composite Squadron in
  • 60 YEARS IN THE AIR: A pilot's perspective

    (Editor's note: This article is part of a series looking back on the history of the KC-135 Stratotanker throughout the decades, leading up to the 60th anniversary of the KC-135's first flight in August 2016.)Many kids entertain big dreams about growing up to become a doctor, a lawyer or even a pilot, and often times those dreams eventually fade
  • Airman gives the gift of life on Christmas

    "I didn't think what happened that day would have happened so quickly," said Michael Hamilton a local restaurant cook and incident victim. "If she hadn't been here, there would have been more questioning, more chaos and less stability."It was this past Christmas and the restaurant was near empty. Hamilton fell to the ground during his shift. The
  • 22nd LRS quick thinking keeps refueling the fight

    The ingenuity of 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen saved flying operations here recently when a firetruck wouldn't start.An aircraft rescue and fire-fighting truck part malfunctioned Dec. 9, 2015. It was up to the 22nd LRS vehicle management team to get the part replaced or fixed. They chose to replace the part because it saved time and
  • McConnell Couples: Airmen find faith in each other, Air Force

    A weekend ski trip in the mountains isn't as much of an exotic getaway for Airmen stationed in Europe as it might be for the average Kansas, but that happens to be exactly how one man met the love of his life.Then-Senior Airman Young Suh was at a club in Austria with some of his friends during a Thanksgiving weekend ski trip when a young, blonde
  • 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.Staff Sgt. Charles Geiser, 22nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment continuation training instructor, received the spotlight performer the week of Dec. 6 -
  • 60 YEARS IN THE AIR: KC-135 arrives at McConnell

    (Editor's note: This article is part of a series looking back on the history of the KC-135 Stratotanker throughout the decades, leading up to the 60th anniversary of the KC-135's first flight in August 2016.)For the past several decades, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., has served as home to one of the Air Force's most dominant KC-135 Stratotanker
  • Airmen honor WWII veteran's last wish

    Inside a small sun room cramped with family members and friends, an 87-year-old World War II veteran sits in his wheelchair, surrounded by three Airmen in immaculately groomed ceremonial service uniforms.The technical sergeant in the middle of the honor guardsmen placed a pin on the man's collar, took a step back and looked the former Airman in the