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  • December Shirt Blast

    Awards and Shakespeare Scars Many Airmen say, “I don’t care about awards.” Humility is an admirable virtue, much like integrity, selflessness and excellence. However, it is not braggadocio to wear awards; with few exceptions, ribbons are a colorful record of your service. They will one day help you remember your service. In Henry V, William
  • December Chaplain's Reflections

    Hello Swamp Fox family! As we gather together at this December drill, the days grow short and the nights long. The wind bites with a chill and it may seem, to some, to be a season without hope. Yet there is ALWAYS hope so long as we have breath. As you may know, our state motto is “Dum Spiro Spero” “While I breathe, I hope”. This December there are
  • December Retiree's Corner

    We had about 65 folks to show for our November Luncheon and we had two speakers, unusual, but not the first time this has happened. Also, we had some folks show up that we haven’t seen in a month of Sundays, they were George Grubbs, Dewey Daniels, John Wesley Taylor, Steven George, Mike Hale, and Cheryl Metz. We had no first-timers this time.
  • November Commander's Corner

    Service before self. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard countless times. It seems simple enough at face value, but I will argue that this core value is deeper and more challenging than at first glance. It is also a critical trait for all leaders and supervisors throughout an organization. This is obviously just one person’s perspective, but hopefully,
  • November Fitness Tips

    3 GREAT LOWER-BODY EXERCISES FOR PEOPLE WITH KNEE PAINBanded Lateral WalkStepping laterally with a band looped around your legs targets the butt and hip muscles, including the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and hip external rotators. While both glutes will be working throughout this exercise, you'll feel more muscle activity in
  • November Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to November Drill! Last drill we hit on the Thrift Savings Plan basics. Hopefully it was useful. Just like last Blast, a disclaimer:*Disclaimer: I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR ANY PROGRAM. This article should not be the only source regarding this topic. If you have questions, consult a credible professional and consider all
  • November Chief's Perspective

    Thirty-four years goes by faster than you think. I’ve had a long and outstanding career here at McEntire. I’ve been to remote locations and had experiences with fellow guardsmen that created memories that will never be forgotten. But, along the way I’ve learned plenty of lessons, some the hard way. Whether donning gas masks in Saudi Arabia during
  • November Retiree's Corner

    The October Luncheon was a bit different this time, we had many featured speakers, the reason being we didn’t have a featured speaker, so some of us chimed in with various stories about our McEntire experiences, some humorous and others historical. I am positive no stories were enhanced or embellished? I noted that a story would trigger another
  • November Chaplain's Reflections

    As we enter the season of Fall embracing all the transitions of color and weather, I consider the idea that change is not all bad. Even nature is aware that transitions are a part of the new growth that will follow the harshness of winter. The same is true of us, we are in transition of life. What are some changes you are experiencing now? You may
  • October Retiree's Corner

    For our September Luncheon we had right at 55 folks visit with us, as always a good group. We routinely send out various pictures of the Luncheon to let everyone see who shows up and also to let you see how everyone is ‘aging’ in the group. I am trying to be funny, but when people go to reunions there is a human tendency to compare how you are