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Portrait of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Thibault from the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, July 12, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder) July Chief's Perspective
PotentialIn my last two articles we have explored Leadership Qualities and the Keys to Leadership and I stated that cultivating exemplary leadership qualities was a journey. Today I would like to continue that journey with us exploring what I believe are some misconceptions of potential. “Here’s the thing – we all have potential, maybe some more
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U.S. Air Force Chaplain (1st Lt.) Father Samuel M. Gray, assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Jan. 8, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard by Airman 1st Class Megan Floyd) July Chaplain's Reflections
Summer is here and after a wonderfully successful Air & Ground Expo, it is now time for some relaxation and fun! This past year has been packed with activities from deployments, hurricane relief, to the planning and display of our capabilities here at McEntire. Many people from all over the state came to SC Guard Expo to watch jets roar into the
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U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Bob Barkalow from the South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, is recognized as an honorary Chief Master Sgt., on Oct. 13, 2014 at an unknown location. Barkalow writes the monthly Retiree's Corner for the SCANG's eNewsletter. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo) July Retiree's Corner
We had right at 50 folks join in our June Luncheon. Lt. Col. Mike Dunkin, the 169th Comptroller Flight commander, was our featured speaker. He gave us many details about the Air & Ground Expo, plus upcoming events and happenings at McEntire. I have often said if you come to our Luncheons, the average Luncheon guest knows as much as most people
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Michelle Walker, the Recreational Specialist at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., poses for her photo in the base gym on November 2, 2011.  Michelle was hired to work at the base gym to train, educate and encourage McEntire’s airmen to remain “fit to fight” and excel in the new Air Force fitness standards. 
(SCANG photo by TSgt Caycee Cook) July Fitness Tips
Per Airman 1st Class Gannon, one of our Airmen that asked for help:When I got to McEntire on a PT fail, I had to talk to the 1st Sgt., the superintendent, and the commander. Having the stress of having to talk to a person you just met, you want to give a great impression, and yet I had already put my foot in my mouth. The day I met the commander I
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U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Bob Barkalow, writer of the Retiree’s Corner article for the SCANG eNewsletter, and Jean Barkalow, his wife, at the monthly retiree luncheon at the NCO Club on Fort Jackson March 1, 2016. The luncheon is held on the first Tuesday of every month and allows retirees to hear about what’s happening at McEntire from active commanders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Floyd) June Retiree's Corner
We had about 50-55 folks come seetheir Air Guard buddies and listen to Colonel Keith “Dolph” Miller, the 169thOperations Group commander, during the May Luncheon. Dolph did a fantastic jobbriefing us about the base and the S.C. Guard Expo, which subsequently was agreat affair. Our Luncheon was May 2, and the Guard Expo was May 5-7. I saw a goodmany
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kristy Livermore with the 169th Security Forces Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, Feb. 27, 2015.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released) June Chief's Perspective
Happy June! First, I must say thank you to all of themen and women of the South Carolina National Guard for the hard work and professionalismthat was observed during the Air & Ground Expo. It never ceases to amaze methe lengths that all of our Airmen and Soldiers go through to ensure not only asuccessful outcome, but rather outstanding results
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Portrait of Chaplain, Capt. Benjamin McEntire, with the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Jan. 10, 2013. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released) June Chaplain's Reflections
If you’ve ever deployed,you know that many in the military assume that a lack of sleep is expected tobe a normal part of life and deployment. Even while stateside, many live forwork and constantly put their physical and emotional needs second. In mostcases, it’s not like they intend to overdo things. Because it’s a normal partof our military
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Michelle Walker, the Recreational Specialist at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., poses for her photo in the base gym on November 2, 2011.  Michelle was hired to work at the base gym to train, educate and encourage McEntire’s airmen to remain “fit to fight” and excel in the new Air Force fitness standards. 
(SCANG photo by TSgt Caycee Cook) June Fitness Tips
Yummy hummus recipesHummus is a creamy, thick spread made primarily frommashed chickpeas and a few other healthy ingredients that have become popularworldwide over the past couple of decades. Basic hummus recipes contain 5healthy ingredients: chickpeas, olive oil, lemon or lime juice, garlic, andlastly various types of peppers and/or additional
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Dunkin, the commander of the 169th Comptroller Flight, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., May 17, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Megan Floyd) June Commander's Corner
If you are like me andyou had friends or family attend the South Carolina National Guard Expo (I’mstill calling it an Airshow), then you know just how impressed the visitorswere with the Swamp Foxes. I have received countless texts and phone calls frompeople raving about the performances and the displays. The combined armsdemonstration remains the
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U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Bob Barkalow, writer of the Retiree’s Corner article for the SCANG eNewsletter, and Jean Barkalow, his wife, at the monthly retiree luncheon at the NCO Club on Fort Jackson March 1, 2016. The luncheon is held on the first Tuesday of every month and allows retirees to hear about what’s happening at McEntire from active commanders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Floyd) May Retiree's Corner
Wehad one of our ‘smaller’ Luncheon groups for our April Luncheon, about 40 folksto show, I need to beat the drums louder? Our featured speaker was Col. RitaWhitmire and she told us about how she came up through the ranks, later I foundout she was a point guard for South Carolina before coming to the SCANG. Shewas in Maintenance, and according to
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