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  • Safety Spotlight

    Managing personal physical fitness is very important for a healthy life, especially for members of the military. They must maintain an ongoing state of readiness and have availability for worldwide deployment. For this reason, taking a few minutes to consider safety during physical fitness training is prudent. A major part of the three component Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) is the aerobic component, otherwise known as the “Cardio” test. For a majority of members taking the PFA, that means a 1.5 mile run. As you may know, you cannot expect to successfully pass the run without proper training. Gone are the days when you can run around the track a few times once a year to “pass” your PT test. Physical fitness is taken seriously by the military, as deployment tempo increases with a higher demand frequency for mission essential personnel.
  • October Chief's Perspective

    For this month’s perspective, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our Drill Status Guard (DSG) members for the outstanding professionalism and dedication to mission accomplishment they displayed throughout our most recent AEF deployment. It’s easy sometimes to take their service for granted and lose sight of the unique challenges that come with managing a civilian career and completing all pre-deployment requirements in time for an on-time departure.
  • October Shirt Blast

    All of us have been new and inexperienced in the workplace.  You have career goals and a plan for your future, yet you don’t have a well-defined path to achieve your objective. If you only had more experience and knowledge, you could make a solid plan to realize your goals.  
  • October Retiree's Corner

    This will be my tenth Desert Storm article honoring all Desert Shield/Storm Call-Ups, and the seventh of ten articles honoring the 169th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. I have expanded more key personnel listings, and my goal is to name and honor as many people as I possibly can in this article and subsequent articles.
  • October Chaplain's Reflections

    Have you thought that this moment in time is particularly made for you? You’ve worked hard to condition your mind, spirit, and physical abilities; along with keeping track of your training and skills. After all of those items, do you still consider that you were made for such a time as this?  In a world that constantly changes, we have to adapt and continue to condition ourselves to overcome whatever challenge we face.
  • October Fitness Tips

    Fun Fall Exercises and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
  • September Commander's Corner

    “SCRAMBLE… SCRAMBLE… SCRAMBLE…” We’ve all heard it over the giant voice followed by alert fighters blasting down the runway a few minutes later. But what exactly is the Aerospace Control Alert (ACA) mission? And how does the Swamp Fox team contribute to the defense of the American homeland? This article provides a brief rundown for all SCANG members and community partners to become more familiar with this 24/7/365 mission.
  • September Shirt Blast

    Hello fellow Swamp Foxes and for those of you recently returning from deployment, we are happy to have the Swamp Fox team back together once again. In fact, it is the diversity and strength of the Swamp Fox team that will be the topic of my article this month.
  • September Chief's Perspective

    As I reflect on my career, I cannot help thinking about “How did I get here?” Here meaning 35 years of service and becoming a chief master sergeant. I ask “How” because it was not my plan to serve this long. Nor did I think about becoming a Chief. I have always loved my career field. But I had to learn to love the journey. I say this because I did not join the military out of some sense of patriotic duty or love of country but more to escape a small town.
  • September Chaplain's Reflections

    Do you have moments in your life you can recall vividly?  Maybe it was the moment you graduated basic training. All of those hours of sweat, determination, pain and yelling.  All those early mornings and late evenings, the marching, the formation, the "Yes Ma'am" "Yes Sir", the pushups and sits ups and even possibly throwing up. It was finally all worth it as you marched across the field and were announced as an official part of the military. In that moment do you remember those feelings of accomplishment, achievement, success and survival?