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  • May Chaplain's Reflections

    Sowing Properly"For whatever one sows, that will he also reap." Galatians 6:7 (ESV)Several years ago, I really wanted a garden. However, I was not interested in doing the necessary work for the garden: removing the grass, tilling the ground and keeping the weeds at bay. Each fall, I would longingly gaze at my neighbor's garden and wished I invested
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week

    When we think about diversity, it seems like we often focus on racial or gender differences that we strive to celebrate and embrace. Sometimes we overlook or even fail to care about religious diversity. This can have devastating effects. We think back to the condition of Central Europe during the early years of Nazi Germany and feel like that could
  • April Fitness Tips

    FAT BURNING TIPSChange your lifestyleDon't over-restrict calories. Find an exercise program that adequately challenges you, provides progression and offers sufficient variety so that you can maintain it for years to come.Drink more waterWater is the medium in which most cellular activities take place, including the transport and burning of fat. In
  • April Retiree Corner

    We had an estimated 50-55 folks show up, and no first timers this time so we need to shake the bushes for more 'newbies'. We had some lively discussions about the pending Sequester issues, and about the new State bills concerning the Appointment of the Adjutant General instead of the election process. There were good points both ways and we left it
  • April Chaplain's Reflections

    "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:1-2 (NIV)As we enter a new season of spring, I am reminded that life is also full of seasons. During the winter months, you may have allowed some
  • McEntire's Eagle Vision 4 collects images of Winter Storm Nemo

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. - Two days before the Blizzard of 2013, known as Winter Storm Nemo, hit New England; the J2, Massachusetts Joint Force Headquarters submitted a request for imagery to the Eagle Vision (EV) System Program Office (SPO) at Hanscom Air Force Base. They requested images of the area impacted after the storm. The
  • March Fitness Tips

    A FEW WAYS TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR THE OREFoods that boost Serotonin will provide calming chemicals to our bodies. Oatmeal is an excellent way to lower your cholesterol or prevent high cholesterol. Oranges will increase vitamin C, and will also help to curb levels of stress hormone. They will also assist in keeping your blood pressure in check.
  • March Chaplain's Reflections

    "I am running hard to the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition." 1 Corinthians 9:26 (The Message)In the art of being an intentional leader, there is an inner drive which mysteriously supersedes circumstances in one's environment. This drive to overcome obstacles rises out of
  • March Retiree Corner

    We reverted back to a 'smallish' crowd for our February breakfast, where only around 40 folks showed up. Bob Beers, who went to Spain during the Berlin Crisis call-up, was our guest. He also spearheads a Berlin Crisis group which meets monthly at Lizards Thicket in Irmo. The other guest was my brother, Greg, who retired from the Army Guard as a
  • February Fitness Tips

    Have you tried to make healthier choices with the New Year? Try swapping out your evening salad for a change of pace and try the nutritional powerhouse super food, kale! One cup of kale has zero fat and only 36 calories. You can buy it pre-cut to save you time and it reheats well for bringing lunch or planning ahead to have a cooked veggie for your
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