McConnell AFB is one of two finalists for the 2013 Commander-In-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence (IEA). The award, established in 1984, recognizes the outstanding efforts of people who operate and maintain Department of Defense installations and effectively use their resources to support the mission. McConnell won the Award at the Air Mobility Command (AMC) level last month and received a check for $200,000. Now they are competing at the Air Force level for a $1 Million award! The men and women of McConnel and our community make this instalation one of the greatest in the nation We are glad the rest of the nation is recognizing this.