On July 28, 2020, the Swamp Fox Family suffered a tremendous loss. Maj. Rick “Guns” Garin passed away after valiantly fighting to overcome complications following a surgical procedure. Guns was an exemplary Swamp Fox, earning his way to a pilot position by serving as an enlisted member of the aircrew flight equipment shop. His hard work, dedication, and natural abilities enabled him to rise to the top of his career field. As the 761st F-16 graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School, he would led the 157th Fighter Squadron in combat operations during our 2018 deployment to the Middle East. Guns was an exceptional individual and our organization will struggle to overcome the deficit created by his loss. We will also struggle to cope with the loss of Guns as a member of our Swamp Fox Family.