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  • March Chief's Perspective

    Can you believe it is March 2019? Time is screaming by. It seems like it was just last week we were recovering the deployed jets and welcoming the Swamp Foxes back from the latest deployment. Now, as I write this, the 169th Fighter Wing is getting ready for our mid-point inspection later in the year and preparing for a four-day Super Drill in
  • March Chaplain's Reflections

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIVNo matter what life throws at us, we hope we can find the perspective and ability to overcome obstacles. There are many self-help books and resources on living a full and meaningful life. Using
  • March Fitness Tips

    Core exercises you can do anywhereThe best ab exercises are ones that work more than just one part of your abdominal muscles. Yes, there are multiple layers of muscles (plus soft tissue, nerves, and blood vessels) that make up the full abdominal wall. Even though you can't see or feel them all, they're really important to keep your entire body
  • March Shirt's Blast

    Welcome to March Drill! Let’s talk about State Active Duty Orders, or SAD.
  • March Retiree's Corner

    We had around 50 folks attend our February Luncheon. There were no first-timers, however, we did have some folks to show that had not been in a good while. We had to endure another meeting room, but overall the NCO Club tries to do the best they can. At times they have a lot of folks to feed and serve, including meetings they have to handle.
  • February Retiree's Corner

    We had a room full for the January Retiree’s Luncheon. All eight tables, which has eight chairs each were full, and they had to bring in another smaller table later, a fine crowd. Don McManus was our first-timer. Something a little different this time, we had six Chiefs of Maintenance present, which included Homer Keisler, Ed Fisher, George
  • February Shirt's Blast

    Greetings Swamp Fox Airmen! This month, we’re going to touch on records. More specifically, your records. Our records are a reflection of our military careers and while we may not have direct access to update them ourselves, we are ultimately responsible for making sure they’re correct. Don’t believe me? Try applying for a position with outdated or
  • February Commander's Corner

    When is the last time you changed your toothbrush? A novel gift in my Christmas stocking this year was an electric toothbrush with a twist. Built on a subscription model, every three months the company mails you a replacement brush, battery, and toothpaste. The motor runs four 30-second cycles to ensure you brush a full two minutes, making your
  • February Chief's Perspective

    A recent article titled ‘VA reveals its veteran suicide statistic included active–duty troops’ in the Stars and Stripes dated June 20, 2018 highlights suicide rates in the military. In light of the stressful environment we all experience because we are in the profession we are in, I wanted to share a little something about myself. I struggle. I sit
  • February Fitness Tips

    Tips for a Healthy 2019The holiday season is over, so it's time to start thinking about eating healthier again. Research shows that on average, people put on just a pound or two over the holidays, but any weight you gain can take months to shed. That means you'll probably want to return to eating a healthier diet as soon as you can. But it's not