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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Intelligence world unclassified

    "When somebody asks what we do, I say 'Have you seen the James Bond movies? Well, it's nothing like that,'" said 1st Lt. Carmella Burruss, 22nd Operations Support Squadron officer in charge of intelligence operations.The intelligence community might spend most of their time gathering information