McConnell families work hard, play hard
By Staff Sgt. Kristine Dreyer, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 27, 2006
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The McConnell Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the Family Mobility Line Oct. 1 to give families an opportunity to understand what their military family members go through when they deploy.
The morning began with a telephone recall from Master Sgt. Frank Prevost, 22nd Mission Support Squadron.
When the families arrived at the processing center, they began the deployment process by visiting the 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, where the "deployers" were issued their mobility gear.
After they were equipped with everything from a gas mask to first aid kit, they processed the mobility line and were met by representatives from the chapel, medical group, finance and the AFRC to name a few.
The final stop before boarding the bus was for an intelligence briefing. They were informed about security and weather conditions in the "deployed location."
Once the "deployers" had all the information about where they were going, they boarded a bus and headed out to a KC-135 where they were given a tour of the aircraft.
After spending the morning preparing to deploy, the families enjoyed a little rest and relaxation at Let's Just Play, hosted by the Youth Center in the AFRC building and parking lot.
During the event, families recharged with hot dogs and hamburgers, and then ended the day by enjoying a ride in a fire engine, police car and a humvee driven by Security Forces Squadron and Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen.