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  • 22nd LRS Fuels Airmen continue mission during pipeline outage

    The 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels flight had to work a little harder than normal after an underground fuel pipeline became blocked from April 4-26.A pipe inspection gauge was sent out by McConnell’s contracted fuel supplier to clean out the pipe and send back data. Unfortunately, it got lodged on a bend in the pipeline.The fuels flight is
  • 22nd SFS Airman earns spotlight performer

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— 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. Natalie Whitt, 22nd Security Forces Squadron Armory NCO in charge, received the spotlight performer for the week of May 1-5.Whitt’s
  • 30 years of service: mistakes made, lessons learned

    A picture of him as a master sergeant hangs on the wall in his office, welcoming every Airman who walks through the door. To some it may seem as a decoration of self-importance, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you it holds a much different significance.“I have the picture there to remind me that I can’t think like a command chief,” said Chief Master
  • McConnell Melting Pot: From Qatar to Kansas

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Chasing the American dream, a family from Doha, Qatar left their country. A son from that family has been proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force.As a child, Master Sgt. Mohammed Abouhasem, 22nd Maintenance Squadron production, and his family traveled and enjoyed their time in the Middle East, but his father wanted
  • 350th ARS 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. Josh Garrett, 350th Air Refueling Squadron instructor boom operator, received the spotlight performer for the week of March 27-31.   Garrett’s duties include
  • 22nd CONS 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.Melinda Forgit, 22nd Contracting Squadron contract specialist, received the spotlight performer for the week of April 10-14.Forgit’s duties include procuring and planning
  • Beekeeping: McConnell Airman’s ‘sweet’ hobby

    During his studies as an environmental science major, a McConnell Airman became interested in beekeeping, which led him down the path to a somewhat-unusual hobby.Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wright, 22nd Operations Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape and Personnel Recovery specialist, obtained his first honeybees last year after attending
  • BTZ ‘Mighty Eagle’ wins ISR Airman of the Year

    An Airman from the 22nd Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight won 2016 Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Airman of the Year award for her exemplary work in keeping aircrews safe from enemy threats. Senior Airman Samantha Edsall, 22nd OSS intelligence analyst, received the news from her squadron commander and in her
  • 22nd DS 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.   Tech. Sgt. Paul Nardini, 22nd Air Refueling Wing command and control procedures instructor, received the spotlight performer for the week of March 13–17. Nardini is the
  • A journey of resiliency: healing the wounds that can’t be seen

    Nine deployments, severe depression, anxiety and alcoholism, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a suicide attempt were what drove one McConnell Airman to begin a journey to reshape his life.“My first combative deployment was to Kirkuk, Iraq, back in 2006,” said Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, 22nd Security Forces Squadron resources NCO in-charge. “I
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