News>Feature - A second home -- Airmen boost morale in dorms
Senior Master Sgt. Nathan Mesta, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, shows Airman Emily Randall, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight-service center apprentice, a room inspection checklist for McConnell’s dormitories, Oct. 15, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Dorm managers inspect each unit at least quarterly. Room inspections are conducted to ensure the health all dorm residents, and to establish a model Airmen may use when they are able to reside off-base. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Salazar)
Airmen serve themselves food inside Taylor Hall during a potluck dinner, hosted by members of McConnell’s Enlisted Spouse's Club, Oct. 21, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Once a month, club members volunteer to make homemade dishes to boost morale for Airmen living in the dorms, giving them options other than the dining facility. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Salazar)
Airman 1st Class Ian McCandless, 22nd Air Refueling Wing military justice paralegal, and Airman 1st Class Chantz Wyant, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution apprentice, play shuffleboard inside the dayroom at Taylor Hall, Oct. 15, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Each dormitory building’s dayroom features a variety of entertainment options such as pool tables and large flat-screen televisions for Airmen to use off-duty. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Salazar)
Airmen from McConnell carve pumpkins during the Den’s Halloween Dorm Party Oct. 30, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Den hosted the event to promote a safe and fun environment for Airmen who are dorm residents. The Den is a chapel-sponsored program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Armando A. Schwier-Morales)
Chaplain (Capt.) Robert Borger, 22nd Air Refueling Wing chaplain, discusses future events and activities with Airmen during a dorm council meeting, Oct. 27, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Meetings are held quarterly for Airmen to give feedback and recommendations to base leadership and to improve the quality of life for Airmen living in the base dormitories. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Salazar)
by Airman 1st Class Andrea Salazar
22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
11/7/2010 - MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- More than 300 Airmen live in the McConnell AFB dormitories. This close-knit environment allows Airmen to help and entertain one another, even after duty hours.
See what some of those Airmen are doing in these related photos.