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  • March Chief's Perspective

    As we enter the March RSD, I want to challenge everyone to take a look at their individual readiness and make sure you are taking care of everything within your control of being a mission-ready, 21st Century Airman prepared to deliver agile combat airpower worldwide. In order to accomplish our mission, everyone must take personal responsibility for
  • March Shirt Blast

    As a First Sergeant, I have seen the effects financial problems can have on Swamp Foxes. Beyond the obvious difficulties in maintaining the physical household, financial issues can cause problems for those who dwell in it. The financial stress and strain can cause physiological issues, fracture relationships, and be a detriment to one’s work
  • March Chaplain's Reflections

    March Madness is around the corner and I would like to talk about an important strategy in the game that might get overlooked. It is the strategy of the “timeout” and it has implications for us spiritually. So what can we learn from this strategy?1. Everyone needs timeouts. It doesn’t matter how in shape you are, even if you think you are Super Man
  • March Fitness Tips

    There are countless workout styles you've probably heard about over the years, and all of them are meant to help you reach your fitness goals. You may want to increase strength, lose weight, improve flexibility or build muscle. Whatever yours goals are, most exercise programs can help you reach them, as long as you stick to the plan.If you're
  • March Retiree's Corner

    Our February Luncheon, we had pretty much a packed house. The NCO Club said we had 66 folks at our Luncheon. I thought we had more like 75 folks. It seemed like it. We had all eight tables filled up, which has eight chairs each, and they were filled up, plus we utilized a smaller overflow table where two people sat. So their numbers of 66 makes
  • February Commander's Corner

    After over years 20 years of working in Finance at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, I have learned many lessons.  Of upmost importance, is the reality that the “budget talks” and “federal spending budget cuts” headlines on the national news REALLY affect the way that we do business daily. When the new fiscal year is about to begin or has begun
  • February Chief's Perspective

    It was always my desire to join the military and serve my country. I was not sure if I wanted to make a career of the military but I wanted to serve all the same. The opportunity presented itself and I enlisted in the United States Air Force. Unfortunately after only serving six months, my mother passed and my dad was deceased ten years earlier. My
  • February Shirt Blast

    “I will never leave an Airman behind.” That’s a lofty goal, isn’t it? We’ve all said it many times at basic training or school or just in our minds. We’d like to think that if faced with a terrible situation, we’d rise to the occasion, vanquish the foe and save our wingman. There’s nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all except, many of us are
  • February Chaplain's Reflections

    As we walk life’s journey on the road to discover our purpose and fulfillment, often times we do not see the struggles we face as building blocks that strengthen our spiritual resiliency. There are many options in this world to enlighten and focus our spiritual guidance and practice.  In various religions, there are components empowering us to
  • February Fitness Tips

    1. Visualize a list of goals:  Seeing is believing. Create a list of the fitness goals that you want to hit this year. Once you see this written down, visualize it in your head. This will help you get a routine going. Put them on your fridge to keep yourself accountable.2. Beat your excuses:  We have heard almost all of them that are out there.