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  • 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.   Airman 1st Class Meredith Lindsay, 22nd Medical Support Squadron medical logistics technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of Feb. 6-10. Lindsay’s duties
  • 22nd MXS 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 Franklin Bonam, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, received the spotlight performer for the week of Jan. 23-27.  Bonam
  • 22nd CES 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. Eloy Garcia, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, received the spotlight performer for the week of Jan. 2-6.  Garcia enforces both national and
  • From idea to innovation: encompassing a mindset

    Born in Poland, the young boy immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. Although he was far ahead of the math curriculum at his school, neither he nor his brother spoke English, until a librarian, Ms. Rousch, offered to help.“Within six months I was speaking English fluently,” said Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans
  • Hoop there it is: McConnell’s Tornadoes

    Twelve of McConnell’s Airmen combined their time and efforts into the base basketball team, the McConnell Tornadoes. The team represents the base by duking it out against 15 other Air Force and Army installation basketball teams from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Missouri. From personnel specialist to boom operators, each
  • Dreams to Destiny: Ethiopian boy becomes American Airman

    As a young boy living in Ethiopia, his mother often asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, and his reply was always the same-- “I want to be a soldier.”She responded with, “No, you should say you want to be a doctor.” His father, a logistics officer in the Ethiopian Army, jumped to his defense, “Hey, leave him alone, he wants to follow his
  • 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
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