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  • 22nd CS 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. Tammy Preciado, 22nd Communications Squadron NCO in-charge of transmission systems, received the spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 14-18.  Preciado
  • Airmen innovate alert system to enhance readiness, save money

    Throughout the past year, an unlikely pair of McConnell Airmen, a plumber and a boom operator, poured their energy into innovating a cost-effective way to develop and deliver a new system to safely direct alert aircrews during fast-response actions on base.When Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs NCO in-charge, and
  • 22nd FSS Chopped Competition

    The 22nd Force Support Squadron recently held a “Chopped” style cooking competition where members of the 22nd FSS were put into three teams of two to compete against one another for the title of FSS Chopped Champion.The three teams were each given random items to use in their final dish. The contestants had no clue what items they would be given
  • POW recounts Operation Linebacker II

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – It was December 26, 1972. The vibration from bombs exploding in the distance resonated through the walls of the North Vietnamese prison. In his cell, an American pilot peered through the barred windows where he saw the silhouette of a B-52 Stratofortress in flames. He could only watch as the same fate that lead him
  • Family, football, faith

    The noise from the cheering fans muffles into the background. Gloved hands brace against a worn turf field. Under his helmet, sweat accumulates on his face. His eyes lock focus on the opponent across from him as he waits for the football to be snapped. “It’s second and 10, and you didn’t get that first down,” said Capt. Fabian Tafuna, 22nd Air
  • 22nd CPTS 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.Airman 1st Class Annalou Cumpio, 22nd Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of Oct. 31- Nov. 4. Cumpio assists
  • 22nd LRS 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.Airman 1st Class Christina Reddie, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, received the spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 2. Reddie provides
  • McConnell Airman pulls man from burning car

    A routine drive to work turned into a life-saving experience for one 22nd Maintenance Group Airman.Senior Airman Alex Williams, 22nd Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center controller, was driving down one of the busiest highways in Wichita while on his way to work when he checked his rear view mirror and noticed smoke coming from a car on
  • An Airman’s Pearl Harbor Survival Story

    Sitting at the Hickam Field, Hawaii, switchboard while covering a work shift for a friend, he heard machine gun fire from outside. His first thought was that his mother told him not to join the service. It was too late now.Covering this shift for his fellow Airman would alter then Private Mike Schaeffer’s life. Now retired Master Sgt. Schaeffer,
  • Home Away From Home: connecting Airmen with community

    The smell of home cooking wafts in the air as warm, easy conversation drifts through the halls; transforming the house into a home. This feeling enwraps family and friends together, particularly during the holiday season. With the constant re-shuffling of duty stations that comes with military life, this traditional homey atmosphere can be lost
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