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  • 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,

  • UDMs: here to help Team McConnell with deployments

    When an individual is tasked to deploy, the processing checklist can be a daunting and stressful task.It's not necessary to navigate this process alone because each squadron has its own unit deployment manager. These trained individuals are available to help manage the pre-departure confusion and

  • 60 YEARS IN THE AIR: KC-135 supports Gulf War contingencies

    (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.)In 1990, KC-135 Stratotankers answered a new call for help during Operation Desert Shield,

  • AGE Airmen provide lifeline to flightline maintenance

    When the Airmen of the 22nd Maintenance Group need to trouble shoot a KC-135 Stratotanker, they can't just turn the aircraft on and run the engines until they figure out the problem because of the amount of jet fuel it would consume.The quickest way to fix an issue is to call Airmen from the 22nd

  • McConnell’s eyes in the sky keep the mission going

    With a cloudy sky blocking sunlight, a shadow covers South-East Wichita, Kansas, but the Airmen of the 22nd Operation Support Squadron in the Air Traffic Control tower can still see everything on base and in the air.These controllers are responsible for safely controlling the air space around

  • 22nd CS 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.Airman 1st Class Ellyse Mooney, 22nd Communications Squadron information assurance technician, received the spotlight

  • More than just a month: suicide prevention pledge

    "I promise to be a link to save a life.  I will not let that person feel alone.  I will be there to remind him or her that it is okay to ask for help.  I will let that person know that the world is a better place with him or her in it."Many members of Team McConnell are standing up and signing their

  • Financial consultants help build stable lifestyle

    Careless, eratic spending can easily lead military members and their families to empty wallets and dwindling bank accounts.The Airman and Family Readiness Center financial consultants and specialists provide financial education to all members of Team McConnell, detailing how their lifestyles could

  • 60 YEARS IN THE AIR: The KC-135 during the Vietnam War

    (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.)"Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! We've been struck by a missile," called the voice on the radio.The

  • Team McConnell goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    "Many women are so busy taking care of their families that often times family pets go to the veterinarian before women will make time for their own health and wellness check," said Renetta Moore, 22nd Medical Support Squadron mammographer. "But how can you care for everyone else, if you are not