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  • Airman’s rough road strengthens resiliency in self, others

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— “I had an average life. There was nothing dramatic about it — or so I thought.”EARLY YEARSMaster Sgt. Ieaka Olmstead, 22nd Operations Support Squadron host aviation resource management superintendent, grew up in Georgia with a mother battling a mental illness. When

  • Beekeeping: McConnell Airman’s ‘sweet’ hobby

    During his studies as an environmental science major, a McConnell Airman became interested in beekeeping, which led him down the path to a somewhat-unusual hobby.Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wright, 22nd Operations Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape and Personnel Recovery specialist,

  • BTZ ‘Mighty Eagle’ wins ISR Airman of the Year

    An Airman from the 22nd Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight won 2016 Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Airman of the Year award for her exemplary work in keeping aircrews safe from enemy threats. Senior Airman Samantha Edsall, 22nd OSS intelligence analyst,