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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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