Budget Cuts Threaten Holiday Greeting Cards For Troops
Kansas television station KAKE reports, "The librarians at McConnell Air Force Base have gathered holiday greeting cards for deployed troops for years, but this year, they were told there was no money in the budget for postage to send the cards to Afghanistan for our homesick troops to enjoy."
McConnell Air Force Base is the home of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, the 931st Air Refueling Group and the Kansas Air National Guard's 184th Intelligence Wing. They are one of only three supertanker KC-135 Stratotanker wings in the Air Force. Their primary mission is to provide global reach by conducting air refueling and airlift where and when needed.