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  • Brush up on TRICARE’s dental programs

    Don't give oral health the brush-off. TRICARE has two dental programs that can keep everyone smiling. The TRICARE Dental Program and the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program are voluntary, premium based dental benefits programs that offer cost-effective dental services for eligible TRICARE beneficiaries.

  • HAWC staff offers many services

    With a staff of experts in health, fitness and nutrition, the McConnell Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center, more commonly referred to as the HAWC, primarily focuses on disease prevention. Lou Stadler, the Health Promotion Flight chief, said they approach disease prevention in a variety of

  • All fired up: Base firefighters smother flames during training exercise

    Team McConnell's Airmen, brave enough to take the heat of a raging fire, had an opportunity last week to fire it up when they held an aircraft live-fire training exercise June 11. This exercise was extra special because the Air National Guard had the opportunity to participate with them. The fire

  • OPSEC is critical everyday, everywhere

    Operations security is a key component of antiterrorism and force protection, helping protect servicemembers, civilian employees, families, facilities and equipment everywhere by denying information. Good OPSEC practices are important, especially now due to the threat of terrorism against the United

  • Stand up against sexual assault … make a difference

    Perpetrators of sexual assault wait for vulnerability. Many people have been trained to anticipate danger and be "on-guard" when out at night, walking to their cars, or going to a new city or area with which they are not familiar. However, 40 percent of all sexual assaults occur in the victim's

  • One small change can make a difference

    To commemorate Earth Week, April 16-23, the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight is asking people to evaluate their energy-use and conservation habits. If people can find ways to use a little less energy, they can reduce the impact they have on the resources in their areas. Also, people

  • McConnell CDC celebrates Month of the Military Child

    The McConnell Child Development Center hosted it's annual Month of the Military Child luncheon April 11.  During the luncheon, the CDC welcomed over 100 parents of military children enrolled at the center.  With approximately 190 children attending the center everyday, it was considered to be a

  • McConnell library to celebrate national library week with open house

    The library has the ability to bring the world to your fingertips. National Library Week, from April 15 through April 21, celebrates the importance of having libraries in our local communities and its place in America's society. Having such resources available to Airmen and their families not only

  • Air Force Tidbits

    When the Air Force Song is played, it is customary to stand at attention from the first to the last note of the music. Do not salute. The same courtesy is rendered to sister service songs.

  • When big things happen in life, don't lose out

    The big events in life are busy times, but don't forget one important thing to avoid losing TRICARE health care coverage eligibility -- keep your TRICARE information current. It's simple to do. Just notify the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System when life's big events occur. The