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  • McConnell celebrates Memorial Day

    Every day people show their respect and support of men and women who formerly and currently serve in the five branches of the United States armed forces. Though each branch has its own mission, they have worked together for decades and continue to serve America, to provide the freedom and democracy to American citizens. On Memorial Day, people
  • Kansas Airman trains for TT mission

    A McConnell Air Force Base Airman is braving the wilds here in transition team training and will eventually deploy to Afghanistan to begin his duties as an adviser. Master Sgt. Lesley Anderson, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, is training with 33 other Air Force personnel in Military Transition Team Class 21 at Camp Funston who will soon deploy
  • Deployed Team members send Memorial Day messages

    Team McConnell members deployed to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing would like to wish their families and friends back home a safe and happy Memorial Day.
  • Let ‘Home Safe’ card be your designated wingman

    As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, people tend to spend more nights out and about. However, a fun summer night out can quickly become an end-of-night dilemma when alcohol is involved and people consider driving under the influence. However, there are options for Airmen who find themselves in such a predicament. By now, most McConnell
  • MDG plays “M.A.S.H”

    On Friday, Airmen usually look forward to the end of the work day because, for most, it signifies the beginning of a weekend. However, at 4:30 p.m. May 18, while most of the base was heading home, several members of the 22nd Medical Group were actively involved in a Medical Unit Readiness Training exercise. The training combined skills required for
  • Exercise warm-up using dynamic flexibility

    Traditionally, a proper warm-up prior to a fitness activity consisted of a series of static stretches followed, in some cases, by light calisthenics. Not much thought was given to the warm-up process beyond that. Current research on static stretching and flexibility training suggests several reasons why this type of stretching does not prevent
  • Is it appropriate to give gifts to supervisors?

    McConnell is in the summer rotation cycle again, and many Airmen are undergoing permanent changes of station. PCS moves usually mean farewell get-togethers, and the question invariably arises, "What can we get the boss as a going away gift?" To help people find appropriate gifts for outgoing supervisors, the Joint Ethics Regulation issues
  • AF retiree shares emotions for veteran through poetry

    As the nation prepares to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend, one Team McConnell member has taken time out to also reflect on the story of a local, homeless Vietnam veteran who passed away a little more than a year ago. After reading a local newspaper story about a 50-year-old, homeless veteran who passed away from health problems as a
  • Airmen shake off rust; add on dirt

    Lying prone in high grass, feeling the hot sun penetrate through layers of protective gear, Airmen wait for their commander to give the call to rush forward into a house of hostiles. Stagnate puddles map a field that is filled with the sound of gunfire and clouds of yellow smoke grenades. This was the scene May 11, at the Military Operation Urban
  • A-76 Candidate Synopsis representatives announed

    Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly, vice commander of Air Mobility Command, is initiating a streamlined competition for the following squadrons and air wings: 436th Maintenance Operations Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del.; 317th Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas; 92nd Maintenance Operations Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.; 319 Maintenance Operations