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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Akshai Gandhi, 169th Fighter Wing vice commander November Commander's Corner
It is hard to believe the end of 2017 is already upon us! The Airmen of the 169th Fighter Wing have again demonstrated how well prepared we are to meet any challenge which may face our State and Nation. Of recent, our mettle has been tested both in the real world and by the Air Force.While Hurricane Irma fortunately took a more westerly path and
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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) November Fitness Tips
Tip #1: SCHEDULE YOUR WORKOUTS LIKE YOU WOULD ANY HOLIDAY PARTYBattle the holiday bulge by keeping up with your workouts! It does not matter how busy you are, always remember this fit tip: “you make the time to do the things you want to do”. Be sure to stick to that workout schedule and you too can enjoy the holidays without gaining those extra few
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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) November Retiree's Corner
We had around 50 folks show for the October Luncheon. We did not have a McEntire featured speaker, we had a Swamp Fox speaker, the main pilot of the Swamp Fox P-51D, Mr. R.T. Dickson. The Swamp Fox P-51D was built in 1944 and is housed mainly in Concord, North Carolina and at times in Georgetown, South Carolina. Mr. Dickson talked to us about the
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rosemary Hawthorne, the maintenance superintendant assigned to the 169th Maintenance Squadron, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Sept. 15, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd) November Chief's Perspective
As I write my first article for the Chief’s Corner, I want to mention what a great privilege and honor it is to serve you as the 169th Maintenance Group Superintendent.Each year in November, we celebrate Thanksgiving, to be thankful of much.Fall also marks the transition to cooler temperatures, bright colors and outdoor activities unique to the
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Christina Pittman, 169th Fighter Wing Chaplain at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, poses for her portrait, Jan. 13, 2014.   (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder/Released) November Chaplain's Reflections
“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” (Genesis 32:28 NIV) Last drill I had the opportunity to speak to a squadron on being authentic with one another. This authenticity with thoughts helps to identify feelings and emotions. Too many times in the military we shy away
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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) October Fitness Tips
What is the Piriformis muscle?The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep in the buttocks (behind the gluteus maximus). The piriformis muscle starts at the lower spine and connects to the upper surface of each femur (thighbone). It functions to assist in rotating the hip and turning the leg and foot outward.What is the piriformis
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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) October Retiree's Corner
We had Lt. Col. Andrew Thorne as the featured speaker for our September Luncheon, and he gave us a good refresher course, and more, about the Aerospace Control Alert mission, locally and nationally. He also apprised us about the current goings on and what to expect in the near ‘distant’ future of McEntire’s scheduling. He did a fine job, and the
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Larry Spivey, the component maintenance flight chief assigned to the 169th Maintenance Squadron, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Sept. 28, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd) October Chief's Perspective
As adults, mentors, and/or supervisors it is our responsibility to pass along financial knowledge to the younger Airmen and the younger generation. It is important to teach the things that is not required learning in school and is seemingly not being taught at home. Poor financial practices impact us at work and at home and put stress on
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Quaid Quadri, commander of the 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Sept. 29, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd) October Commander's Corner
Each of us have had the privilege of a perfect stranger -- from all walks of life, ages, races, and backgrounds -- stop what they were doing and greet us with those words. For the bulk of my time in service, though always heartfelt in my reply, “Thank you, it’s my privilege.” I always connected the sentiment aimed at any service member, I was
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Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman, 169th Fighter Wing Chaplain at McEntire JNGB, S.C., poses for his portrait on February 1, 2012.
(National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released) October Chaplain's Reflections
“Broken Relationships and Suicide” Suicide Statistics Understanding the reasons that cause a person to choose to commit suicide is a very complex topic for discussion in society in general and in the military in particular. It breaks our heart when we hear statistics that an estimated 22 veterans a day end their lives by suicide. In response to the
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