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  • September Retiree's Corner

    Our August Luncheon had some different twists in it. We had a needed raffle to both fill our need for speaker luncheon money and to see if we could contribute to the Bryan Wright fund, as well as add to our SCANG Retirees coffer money. We did all three with the raffle. In addition to that, we even gave out free blueberries to those that wanted
  • September Chaplain's Reflections

     “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to
  • September Fitness Tips

    How to Run Your Best Run Yet Strong running begins with great preparation. Properly fitting shoes, environmentally-suited clothing and safe running routes. But, a successful running program also means eating well to support daily, and additional, exercise energy needs. Consuming enough calories and other vital nutrients, such as carbohydrates,
  • September Commander's Corner

    The first half of this year has been an interesting one in the financial markets. Stocks rocketed higher in January, only to give it all back and then some in February and March. The markets traded sideways, only crossing to the positive in June. During that time, Facebook has seen their stock implode, recover, only to implode again. Trade wars
  • September Chief's Perspective

    Recently there has been a lot more talk about mobile devices and the threat related to using location-based services on these devices. The evolving market of devices and apps on these devices that use this technology to store and track the simplest of things, like a person’s workout, presents a risk to DoD personnel around the globe. Recently while
  • August Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to August Drill! With the new school year just around the corner, this blast will focus on education. More specifically the Community College of the Air Force. Before we get started, I would be remiss if I didn't address the recent change in policy for E-8 promotion. Recently the requirement to hold an associate degree
  • August Commander's Corner

    It is extremely humbling to find myself as the new commander of the 169th Fighter Wing. I continue to stand in awe at just how much our Swamp Fox Airmen and their families contribute to the safety and security of our great state and nation. Right now, we have the aviation package back in Southwest Asia executing combat operations and we just
  • August Chaplain's Reflections

    “Making history or leaving a legacy, the choice is yours!”Recently in some of my travels, I had the privilege of visiting amazing sites like Washington, D.C. and Jamestown, Virginia. As I encountered the historical landmarks, I began to reflect on two aspects history, the chronological marking of events on a timeline and a legacy and the inspiring
  • August Chief's Perspective

    You want to get promoted? Are you a valuable asset to the team? Often, I hear folks around base and in my own work center say, “I want to get promoted but I don’t know why my unit won’t promote me” or “I didn’t get selected for the position/promotion I wanted.” Trust me, your leadership does not have a secret pot of rank and positions to hand out.
  • August Retiree's Corner

    We honored our new 169th Fighter Wing commander, Col. Akshai Gandhi, who is no newcomer to us Retirees. This was his fifth visit to see us. He provided us with a lot of information and answered some questions from the smaller July Luncheon crowd. We only had 47 folks to show for the Luncheon, which sort of disappointed me. Anyway, we keep trying to