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  • December Commander's Corner

    Infrastructure is for all leaders! Resilience of our infrastructure supports the ability to fight and provide the quality of life and service we all want for our Airmen and their families. McEntire Joint National Guard Base is exceptional because it’s one of three Air National Guard (ANG)

  • December Chief's Perspective

    What books have you read lately? Share some insights gleaned. I love asking this in an interview. And I’m really not looking for any particular type of reading. Could be related to leadership development, marvelous feats of physical strength and endurance, cooking technique, motorcycle maintenance

  • December Shirt Blast

    We are part of an organization that is constantly adapting, striving to be as efficient as possible. Whether you joined before 9/11 when the deployment ops tempo was much slower than we have seen over the last few decades or you have been in the Air Force for only a few years, you can look back and

  • November Commander's Corner

    Thank you for everything you do every day.  The wing has had a great many successes over the past few years.  From wailing on ISIS, defending America’s interests across the globe, and crushing every inspection, our accomplishments are really yours.  You led the way.At home whether it was a

  • November Retiree's Corner

    This will be my 11th Desert Storm article honoring all Desert Shield/Storm Call Ups, and the eighth 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

  • November Fitness Tips

    Take a hike to get your cardio and enjoy the fall weather at the same time. Do a little research and see which hike is best for you. Here are a few of my favorites!

  • November Chief's Perspective

    Do we learn from our failures or do we learn from being told how not to fail? Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow but our human nature is to step in and try to prevent failure. If we as supervisors and trainers always step-in and prevent mistakes, we are robbing the next generation of

  • November Shirt Blast

    One aspect of being in the military that doesn't get much attention is the topic of career progression. As Airmen, we are trained to do our jobs and do them to the best of our ability. But what are the tasks needed to ensure you or your Airmen are ready for the next level of advancement for that

  • November Chaplain's Reflections

    The Muslim call to prayer greeted the morning sun as the F-15s returned victorious to the tiny undisclosed base. The chaplain, careful not to wake his snoring roommate in their 8x12 sleeping container, rose early for his 30 second “combat shower” in radioactive water. Stepping into the cold, it took

  • 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