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  • Active duty military stay in touch by using technology

    Thousands of military men and women send videos to their children. But the latest trend features the parents as the stars of the videos. Children see and hear their parent reading a storybook to them from thousands of miles away. It's part of United Through Reading, an organization that takes the sting out of long-term separations during military
  • African-American History Month started as a week-long celebration

    African-American History Month is observed in the United States each year during the month of February. It is meant to be a time of the year in which we recognize the progress, richness and diversity of African-American achievement. But do you know why February was chosen over the other 11 months of the year? African-American History Month owes it
  • Commissary scholarship deadline is Feb. 21

    While chocolate and flowers are traditional Valentine gifts, perhaps for students the best gift is a $1,500 scholarship. The Scholarships for Military Children program might be just the ticket this Valentine's Day, but don't procrastinate because applications must be turned in at a commissary by close of business Feb. 21. The scholarships are
  • MEO: Dealing with discrimination

    The 1960's and 1970's were times of great change in the United States. The Civil Rights movement and the Feminist movement made apparent discriminatory practices that plagued the country and members of the military. The Air Force recognized that discrimination and sexual harassment severely impair a unit's readiness, camaraderie and discipline -
  • Saying farewell to last World War I Marine

    Members of the Kansas City 24th Marine Regiment serve as pallbearers Jan. 25, during the funeral of Albert "Jud" Wagner. Mr. Wagner served as a Marine from 1918-1919 and was recognized as one of nine surviving World War I veterans. He was 107 years old when he died and was Kansas' oldest World War I veteran. He was the world's oldest Marine. Mr.
  • McConnell hand-picked to lead ‘LRS evolution’

    The Air Force has hand-picked McConnell to be one of twelve bases Air Force-wide to restructure its logistics readiness squadron to better meet the needs of the evolving force. Selected bases will streamline several logistics functions using Air Force Smart Operations 21 principles of eliminating unnecessary practices and focusing on work that
  • 22nd OG keeps McConnell’s air operations flying

    The 22nd Operations Group, which supervises operations in support of strategic force projection and mobility, special operations, tactical air operations and humanitarian assistance efforts worldwide through its fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers, is a dynamic and diverse organization that sets it apart from other tanker units. The Group consists of the
  • When do you turn to IG for help? Solving IG mystery

    While most people have a general idea about what the inspector general's office is all about, there are also many misconceptions that exist about the program. Take a few seconds and check your knowledge. Mark true or false for the following: Questions 1) Military members are required to inform their supervisor before going to the IG. 2) Members
  • Safety office offers tips on overcoming post-holiday blues

    Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to get over the holidays and get back into work? You seem to be more fatigued even though you just had several days of rest; you seem to have forgotten every single skill you ever learned in your Air Force career, and mainly you just can't seem to get into work. Is it just you, or does everyone feel this
  • Interested in job for razor-sharp Airmen? Honor guard is recruiting

    The Team McConnell Honor Guard is looking for a few good Airmen. Becoming an honor guard member means upholding standards of conduct and a level of professionalism above all other servicemembers. That is exactly what members of the McConnell Honor Guard agree to do when they recite the group's creed upon acceptance to the team. The team is looking
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