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  • Innovative McConnell Airmen Save Air Force Money

    With the Air Force facing budget reductions in a financially unstable environment, Airmen from the 22nd Maintenance Squadron are saving big money by manufacturing an otherwise expensive aircraft part.The aircraft metals technology section now produces a boom azimuth pulley, which controls the

  • 22nd MDG supervisor receives commander’s coin

    Col. Joel Jackson 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, recognizes top supervisory performance by giving supervisors a commander's coin.Staff Sgt. Gabriel Villalobos, 22nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental technician, was awarded a commander's coin April 1, 2014, for his outstanding performance as a

  • Honoring Women’s History includes looking to future

    In 1992, then 2nd Lt. Jennifer Uptmor arrived at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., to discover she was one of four women in her undergraduate pilot training class. On her first day of training, her leadership attempted to put women in "their place" at a commander's call. "On my first day of undergrad

  • Chief Master Sgt. Recalls Unexpected Journey

    "He would walk into my office and say, 'Hey sarge.' Then he would take his fingers and run them across the desks, cabinets and partitions, because I was a female, and I guess I was supposed to clean the office," said Chief Master Sgt. Yvonne Miller. "I dealt with it until the day he told me I

  • 'Keeping Up With the Cofields'

    Although seeing two married Airmen around base isn't uncommon, seeing a captain and a technical sergeant as a married couple, however, can turn some heads.Capt. Jaclyn Cofield, 22nd Operations Support Squadron navigator, a Los Angeles native, and Tech. Sgt. Joseph Cofield, 344th Air Refueling

  • Citizenship through service

    Education travel and a steady income.These are all common reasons why people join the Air Force. Whatever the reason, some people joined for more than just a job.Airman 1st Class Hisham Haddad, 22nd Medical Operations Squadron family health technician, was born in Syria, where he lived the first 14

  • Mentoring a command chief

    When Chief Master Sgt. Michael Morris, 22nd ARW command chief, cross trained to become a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator in 1996, he entered the flying world, and among his aircrew became known as a 'crew dog.'He lived a busy lifestyle, spending large amounts of time on deployments and temporary

  • 22nd MDSS 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.Senior Airman Joshua Martin, 22nd Medical Support Squadron medical materiel technician, was selected as the 22nd Air

  • Commander recognizes supervisor's performance

    A staff sergeant from the 22nd Maintenance Squadron was awarded a commander' s coin for his outstanding performance as a supervisor.The coin was passed from Col. Joel Jackson, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, to Staff Sgt. Tiron Jarrett, 22nd MXS electrical and environmental systems craftsman, for

  • Not your typical aircraft passengers

    Maintenance Airmen have a strong reputation for spending long hours on the flightline, preparing aircraft to fly to carry out the Air Force mission.It may surprise people to hear that some maintainers can spend more time in the air than the average pilot."First and foremost, we are crew chiefs,"