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  • A call for help, saves a life

    After hearing a call for help from a side office, Airmen from the 22nd Maintenance Group sprang into action and ultimately saved the life of the member.   Brian Hansen, 22nd Maintenance Operations Flight engine manager, sat down to eat lunch April 20, when he felt a sharp pain in his chest.   The pain that Hansen felt was a heart attack.   “I don’t
  • Boom’s experience drives passion for instructing

    In the military, every situation can be used as learning experience. For boom operators that holds especially true.After completing specialized training to become instructors, they are qualified to train the next generation of booms. “I like instructing and teaching,” said Staff Sgt. Lane Nunier, 350th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator
  • Building cars, building Airmen

    “He smoked Marlboro Reds—cowboy killers,” said Master Sgt. Bobby McCrary, illustrating his grandfather. McCrary, 22nd Force Support Squadron NCO in-charge of Honor Guard, grew up going to car shows and swap meets with his grandfather, who rebuilt classic cars. They would travel up and down the state of Texas together looking for parts and meeting
  • McConnell Airman throws first pitch

    Staff Sgt. Danielle Warren, 344th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator, threw the ceremonial first pitch at a military appreciation night during the final game in the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 6.During the series’ Military Appreciation Night, Warren, along with other veterans and service
  • 22nd CS 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.Airman 1st Class Tevin Manuel, 22nd Communications Squadron cyber surety technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of April
  • 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
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