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  • 22nd FSS member 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.Carole Sturgeon, 22nd Force Support Squadron caterer, was selected to be the spotlight performer for the week of Aug. 2 - 8.Sturgeon manages all of the catering for events in
  • Teamwork makes the dream work

    Innovation is always a trending topic in the Air Force, with Airmen constantly looking for new and more efficient ways to complete the mission.The 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 22nd Maintenance Squadron recently worked together to save McConnell and the Air Force more than $200 per placard by forming them in house.The placards hold the
  • Students, drivers! Don't take a break from safety

    With the school year beginning soon, the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Safety Office would like to remind Airmen to be aware of students entering and exiting school buses."After the summer hiatus, buses will be back in the streets and neighborhoods, but we are not used to seeing them," said Stephen Hagler, 22nd ARW Safety Office occupational safety
  • Behind the scenes with contracting

    At a glance around McConnell, a person may see multiple on-going construction projects, equipment being delivered and supplies being ordered. None of these activities could happen without the 22nd Contracting Squadron."Contracting is literally all around you," said Maj. Mark Wagner, 22nd CONS commander. "If you look at a KC-135 Stratotanker, you'll
  • Bioenvironmental Airmen keep McConnell healthy, on the job

    Members of the 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental flight keep McConnell Airmen fit to fight by ensuring work centers are clear of hazardous materials.The flight is made up 11 Airmen responsible for monitoring for hazards in various ways. They are handle occupational health, monitoring environmental factors and maintaining readiness
  • BASH, environmental team-up helps sustain base balance

    The Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program and the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Element work together more often than people realize since their jobs depend on each other.The two agencies collaborate to ensure aircraft are safe when they are flying or on the ground, as well as to maintain a proper balance with the wildlife on
  • KC-135 weapons officers integral to future Air Force success

    Two pilots from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing graduated from the U.S. Air Force's Weapons School, June 27.Capts. Emma House, 22nd ARW assistant chief of tactics, and Thomas Horan, 349th Air Refueling Squadron A Flight commander, are the newest Weapons School graduates from McConnell. They will incorporate what they learned in the course and apply it
  • Safety first this Fourth

    Independence Day is celebrated by Americans across the country; however, a lot of times people get carried away and drink alcohol then get behind the wheel of a vehicle putting others lives at risk.It is important to have plans if drinking to make it home safe, for those not drinking alcoholic beverages, be alert of dangerous drivers that may be
  • Old defenders, new tricks

    Most people can defend themselves against a smaller opponent, but not many would have the same luck against someone twice their size.The Air Force recently revamped the combatives training from what it once was to more of a real life scenario training with multiple circumstances."It all starts with a breakdown of basic moves," said Staff Sgt.
  • Simple idea solves complex problem

    Constantly having to open a restricted access gate day in and day out for people without proper access can be taxing and unnecessary. After dealing with this a tedious task for more than a year, one Airman decided to speak up.Airman 1st Class Darren Curtis, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants Flight fuels journeyman,