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  • 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

  • McConnell Melting Pot: 22nd CONS Airman aims to give back

    It can be hard to understand why someone would want to leave their hometown and move to a foreign place for what seems to be no reason.Coming from Tijuana, Mexico at the age of 15, Senior Airman Christian Luevano, 22nd Contracting Squadron contract administrator, is now very grateful for the

  • Physician assistants round out medical care teams

    Three officers make up part of the team who provide care to more than 11,000 patients unparalleled medical treatment.McConnell Air Force Base Physician Assistants care for patients ranging from infants to geriatrics and these mighty medics have state of the art training and are extremely good at

  • Elite entry controllers

    Don't let the clean uniform fool you, the 22nd Security Forces Squadron elite gate guards don't mind getting dirty to protect the base and the personnel on it.The elite gate guards' uniform differs from the other entry controllers on base. While most entry controllers wear their ABUs, security

  • Just what the ‘Tanker Doc’ ordered

    For more than 40 years, KC-135 Stratotankers have been flying over the sunflower state, and just like any other crew member, they need their "check-ups" too.Keeping these 60 year-old planes up-to-date and safe to fly takes more than a simple check-up, it takes a team of tanker "docs" ensuring each