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  • September Commander's Corner

    State Partnership Program, a strategic relationship for national security
  • September Chief's Perspective

    I have served in the U.S. Air Force and the South Carolina Air National Guard for over 33 years, with the last 30 years spent at McEntire. From the beginning, I was told to “fill your squares.” As I grew in my career, my understanding of this short, simple statement became clear. Understand and execute the transition from wrench-turner to
  • September Shirt Blast

  • September Fitness Tips

    Avoiding overuse injuryMost overuse injuries are avoidable. To prevent an overuse injury practice the following: Use proper form and gear. Whether you're starting a new activity or you've been playing a sport for a long time, consider taking lessons. Using the correct technique is crucial to preventing overuse injuries. Also, make sure you wear
  • September Retiree's Corner

    We had a delightful August Luncheon, a lot of fun for all. Our oldest Retiree was my old buddy Harold Kline, HarOLD, as he calls himself. He is 90 years of age and our only Korean War Call-Up person. On the youngest side, we had Alison Metzger, one of our 2017 Retirees at 41 years of age, although we had a hard time getting it out of her. It is
  • September Chaplain's Reflections

    Treasures beyond the receding flood waters “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for your selves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-20 NIV)
  • August Commander's Corner

    When I transitioned to the 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron, I began a new journey of learning what, who, why, and how another mission operates. Fortunately for me, we have a great team and I value the challenges that come with all things new. For my introductory Commander’s Corner article, I would like to share the mission and capabilities of the 245th ATCS. I believe it is beneficial for all of us to understand the different organizations so we can educate others on the opportunities that the South Carolina Air National Guard has to offer.
  • August Chief's Perspective

    Meet your new 169th Fighter Wing Command Chief.
  • August Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to August Drill! As many of us get ready for global travel (Compliments of Uncle Sam) there’s no better time to think about benefits! Yes, I’m talking about deployments. The time to think about what benefits are available to you is before you go versus during or after. This month I’m going back to a previous article
  • August Retiree's Corner

    I estimate we had around 65 folks at our July Luncheon. Jeff Osmer came all the way from Mt. Pleasant. It was good to see him. Our featured speaker, Lt. Col. Chris Gamble, the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, gave us a complete rundown on the unusual maintenance problems they had while in Sweden, plus he fielded many other questions. It was a great Luncheon and he did a marvelous job.