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  • February Chaplain's Reflections

    Hello my fellow Swamp Foxes! It is that time of year again when I remind all you fellas out there that Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Ladies, should your beau forget, I’ve got a whole box of tissues and plenty of dark chocolates on my desk!Last year I wrote a little about the origin of St. Valentine’s Day but I thought I’d give a little more
  • January Commander's Corner

    We all joined the United States military for a reason. It is not just another job. Everyone on this base has a different story for how and why they ended up here in the SCANG, but I am certain that all the stories and reasons have a common thread: desire to serve our country. There are certainly additional motives, but the shared value of service
  • January Chief's Perspective

    Readiness – the state of being fully prepared for something or the willingness to do something. These are only a few meanings of readiness as defined by the dictionary, but what does it mean to you? Anyone who has deployed knows that readiness means having all your boxes checked on your out-processing checklist and that your unit deployment manager
  • January Fitness Tips

    How to Upgrade your Workout for 2019We all want to have great workouts to melt fat, add more muscle and improve our health and fitness. But to move to the next level, the all-too-common ways to “upgrade” your workout include adding more weight to your exercises, doing more sets, doing more reps or all the above.Unfortunately, at a certain point,
  • January Chaplain's Reflections

    “Dare to be First”I like to invite you to take a moment and reflect with me on some of the events of this past year. As you come to the eve of 2019 there are memories of 2018 which encourage and sadden your heart. From these memories, you can mark history. The interesting aspect about history is the opportunity to learn from it and challenge
  • January Retiree's Corner

    We had our largest crowd of 2018, around 70 folks attend the December Luncheon. The room looked crowded to me. Our featured speaker was Col. Scott Bridgers, the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. He hadn’t been around to see us since 2014 and he had to be at Shaw to check out two different people on the flight simulator. He said he
  • January Shirt's Blast

    Hello Swamp Fox! Last month, we heard from William Shakespeare regarding the Air Force Awards Program. In the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, we’ve graduated from showing off battle scars to wearing campaign ribbons and personal awards. Today, awards have become mileposts in our careers. When it comes to personal awards, the Airman cannot
  • December Chief's Perspective

    Hello Swamp Foxes! First, I'd like to start by welcoming all of our recent deployers home and thanking each of you and your families for your service and sacrifice. Let’s take a moment and remember our fellow Airmen that are in harm’s way and won’t be home with their friends and families this season. As we come out of celebrating Thanksgiving with
  • December Fitness Tips

    Stretches to Relieve Tight Shoulders: Upper Trapezius StretchStart standing or sitting tall, and place one hand on your lower back, the other hand on the opposite side of your head.Pull your head toward your shoulder, looking straight ahead, until you feel a stretch in your neck.Hold for at least 30 seconds and then repeat on the other
  • December Commander's Corner

    In order to remain a relevant combat-ready force for the defense of our nation, change and adaption is necessary. That is exactly what we are doing with our lethal Swamp Fox fleet of F-16s. To explain all that we are doing to increase the lethality of our fleet, I’m providing the following details about the evolution of our own F-16CM Block 52
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