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  • November Commander's Corner

    Service before self. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard countless times. It seems simple enough at face value, but I will argue that this core value is deeper and more challenging than at first glance. It is also a critical trait for all leaders and supervisors throughout an organization. This is obviously just one person’s perspective, but hopefully,
  • November Chaplain's Reflections

    As we enter the season of Fall embracing all the transitions of color and weather, I consider the idea that change is not all bad. Even nature is aware that transitions are a part of the new growth that will follow the harshness of winter. The same is true of us, we are in transition of life. What are some changes you are experiencing now? You may
  • November Retiree's Corner

    The October Luncheon was a bit different this time, we had many featured speakers, the reason being we didn’t have a featured speaker, so some of us chimed in with various stories about our McEntire experiences, some humorous and others historical. I am positive no stories were enhanced or embellished? I noted that a story would trigger another
  • November Chief's Perspective

    Thirty-four years goes by faster than you think. I’ve had a long and outstanding career here at McEntire. I’ve been to remote locations and had experiences with fellow guardsmen that created memories that will never be forgotten. But, along the way I’ve learned plenty of lessons, some the hard way. Whether donning gas masks in Saudi Arabia during
  • November Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to November Drill! Last drill we hit on the Thrift Savings Plan basics. Hopefully it was useful. Just like last Blast, a disclaimer:*Disclaimer: I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR ANY PROGRAM. This article should not be the only source regarding this topic. If you have questions, consult a credible professional and consider all
  • November Fitness Tips

    3 GREAT LOWER-BODY EXERCISES FOR PEOPLE WITH KNEE PAINBanded Lateral WalkStepping laterally with a band looped around your legs targets the butt and hip muscles, including the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and hip external rotators. While both glutes will be working throughout this exercise, you'll feel more muscle activity in
  • October Retiree's Corner

    For our September Luncheon we had right at 55 folks visit with us, as always a good group. We routinely send out various pictures of the Luncheon to let everyone see who shows up and also to let you see how everyone is ‘aging’ in the group. I am trying to be funny, but when people go to reunions there is a human tendency to compare how you are
  • October Shirt's Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to October Drill! Past Shirt Blasts have covered a range of benefit related topics including the point system, retirement, and education. This drill I wanted to continue that trend by discussing the Thrift Savings Plan. Before we go any further, a disclaimer:   *Disclaimer: I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR ANY PROGRAM. This
  • October Fitness Tips

    Football snacks that are super easy and fun to make    Southwestern Layered Bean Dip Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be
  • October Chaplain's Reflections

    “Semper Primus” - Always First means that we must always be ready to respond at a moment’s notice to a national or state emergency. Whether providing razor-sharp lethality to protect our nations interest or selfless compassionate assistance to help our fellow South Carolinians. This past month, we did both simultaneously with flawless execution