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  • August Commander's Corner

    When I transitioned to the 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron, I began a new journey of learning what, who, why, and how another mission operates. Fortunately for me, we have a great team and I value the challenges that come with all things new. For my introductory Commander’s Corner article, I would like to share the mission and capabilities of the 245th ATCS. I believe it is beneficial for all of us to understand the different organizations so we can educate others on the opportunities that the South Carolina Air National Guard has to offer.
  • August Chief's Perspective

    Meet your new 169th Fighter Wing Command Chief.
  • August Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to August Drill! As many of us get ready for global travel (Compliments of Uncle Sam) there’s no better time to think about benefits! Yes, I’m talking about deployments. The time to think about what benefits are available to you is before you go versus during or after. This month I’m going back to a previous article
  • August Retiree's Corner

    I estimate we had around 65 folks at our July Luncheon. Jeff Osmer came all the way from Mt. Pleasant. It was good to see him. Our featured speaker, Lt. Col. Chris Gamble, the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, gave us a complete rundown on the unusual maintenance problems they had while in Sweden, plus he fielded many other questions. It was a great Luncheon and he did a marvelous job.
  • August Fitness Tips

    Best core exercises you can do anywhere and easy, yummy homemade salad dressings for summer salads!
  • August Chaplain's Reflections

    For those who are users of Facebook, you’re familiar with the application’s “Memories” update which pops-up when you first log in. This is one feature Facebook has done well; it reminds you of where you were and who you have become. This past month, my Facebook memory was from eight years prior which showed a younger me standing with my right hand
  • July Commander's Corner

    Once again, I sit and wonder what to write about in my Commanders Article for July and it finally hit me on Sunday morning of June drill. Just when we thought we could enjoy a little downtime after a great TDY to Sweden, Maintenance Group and Logistics Readiness personnel must stay behind because two different aircraft were unable to fly due to
  • June Commander's Corner

    Every organization, whether it be a corporation, civic club, fraternity, sorority, etc. has one thing in common; the key to its survival is the ability to recruit and retain talent. The South Carolina Air National Guard is no different. We can establish the best social media platforms in the world; we can give away all the best swag ever invented;
  • June Chief's Perspective

    One day I arrived to work at 6:30am and an hour later received a call from my wife telling me she was sick. That would not normally be a reason to go home, but this particular day, our oldest child was only 33 days old. Mom was in no condition to take care of herself and the demands of a one-month-old. I sent my boss an email advising I had gone
  • June Chaplain's Reflections

    “Be Still”
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