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  • June Fitness Tips

    Calculating Your Training Heart Rate Zones Heart-rate training benefits everyone, from the beginning exerciser trying to lose weight, to individuals trying to improve their cardiovascular fitness, to the highly conditioned athlete preparing for the next competition.The key to making progress is to elevate your heart rate into the correct training
  • June Retiree's Corner

    We had one of the smaller groups for our monthly Luncheons in a while, around 40-45 folks showed up. We enjoyed listening to Lt. Col. Andrew “Tank” Thorne, neat and informed guy. Mark Garman was one of our first-timers. It is always good to have folks come from any distance to break bread with us. Graham Heller came up from the Charleston area.
  • May Chief's Perspective

    Self-examination and dedication to continuous improvement are foundational to success in life. Do you check yourself regularly and evaluate your service commitment? Do you welcome a fellow Wingman correcting you when needed? Let’s talk about accountability because it is at the heart of everything we do as individuals and Airmen every day. I have
  • May Retiree's Corner

    Doing something different this month, a chronological historic synopsis about Congaree/McEntire from my viewpoint, I call it a Special Edition, and it’s long!Our April Luncheon brought us 57 participants to our luncheon table. Our featured speaker was the 169th Logistical Readiness Squadron commander, former 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron
  • May Shirt Blast

    Welcome to May drill! I hope everyone enjoyed the outstanding SCANG Family Day; I know my family had a blast and I hope yours did as well. Huge kudos to all involved! If you were there during the opening, you may have seen me accept a check from the Chief’s Council on behalf of the Warm Heart Fund. This Shirt Blast, we’ll take a minute to explain
  • May Chaplain's Reflections

    “SCANG Chaplain Corps Welcomes Chaplain, 1st Lt. Kirby Whitley and Avalon”A word from Ch. Kirby Whitley-Hello fellow Swamp Foxes, I am humbled to have the opportunity to introduce myself as a Chaplain for 169th Fighter Wing. My name is 1st Lt. Kirby Whitley and I have been married for 16 years to my wife Heather. We have three beautiful daughters,
  • May Fitness Tips

    Easy recipe tips for hummus snack or lunch!https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-recipes/13-different-ways-make-hummusTips on how to check the age of your running shoeUnfortunately, it is very hard to tell while you are running whether you need to replace your current training model with a different shoe. You usually won’t notice the
  • May Commander's Corner

    We are all leaders; here’s some simple steps to make you a better one.I recently took my entire family snow skiing. I was looking forward to the trip for weeks; excited that we would spend a long weekend together as a family doing something I enjoyed. Did you catch that? Something “I” enjoyed. I told myself that even though my wife hadn’t seen a
  • April Commander's Corner

    Greetings Swamp Fox! As always, I am grateful to every one of you for your continued service and all that you do for our state and nation. It seems every time it is my turn to write a column there is energy around our Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) mission. If you are new to the wing or the Air National Guard, a quick primer: being a Guardsman means
  • April Chief's Perspective

    I was recently approached while in uniform by a curious older gentleman who observed an arm full of stripes and wanted to ask me a few questions such as my grade, what military life is like, and what was my profession. The final question was the toughest when he asked why I chose to do it for so many years. This one hit me somewhat off-guard for a