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  • November Shirt Blast

    This year is quickly coming to a close as is evident by the return of the holiday season. What a year it has been: a pandemic, political unrest, government mandated shutdowns, and the list goes on. It has been unprecedented to say the least. Everyone, throughout the world has been affected in some way by the events that have taken place this year.
  • November Chaplain's Reflections

    "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 The year 2020 has had its fair share of challenges. Travel restrictions, social distancing, a quarantine and I am sure there are many others which are overlooked! In June while attending training, I was removed from my billeting with a broken water pipe. Water was dripping down the side of the wall which did not seem to be a big problem but I called CE. The foreman stopped by and said he would take care of it. So, I went to bed. 6 o’clock in the morning came early and when my feet hit the floor, I knew something was wrong. The entire bedroom had wet carpet! The water source was not shut off and it remained running all night. Needless to say, I had to move out and find a new room! That is just one example of how this year has been a challenge.
  • November Retiree's Corner

    For now we continue to hold no monthly luncheons. It’s been since March since we have had a luncheon and from the looks of it, it could be a year before things settle down. So we continue on. Nelson McLeod came up with the idea of sending out old pictures of people for posterity sake. And it seems to appease some folks in lieu of no luncheons. Personally I have printed up many of the pictures and organized them for anyone wanting to look at the archived pictures in the future.
  • November Fitness Tips

    Core Moves for the Gym/Home for the Holidays and Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving
  • October Commander's Corner

    Is there any doubt that the Airmen of the SCANG are the best and the brightest in the Air Force? As I look out at the formations and talk with Airmen, NCOs and officers from multiple squadrons, across the full spectrum of backgrounds, I am in awe of the talent and effort that each and every one of you bring to the organization. I think that we can all agree that the SCANG is a special organization unlike any other in the Air Force. But have you ever thought about why this is the case, what makes the SCANG different?
  • October Chief's Perspective

    Several months ago I was having a discussion with some Airmen about the Minuteman statue and what it means to us as Air National Guardsmen. I was somewhat surprised at the lack of knowledge of the history but should not have been. They didn’t know because they haven’t been taught. So in this month’s Chief’s Perspective I am going to share a little history of the Minuteman statue and what it has meant to me personally over the years
  • October Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes. And a hearty WELCOME BACK to our deployers! It’s good to be back. Given we have so many folks in the SCANG eligible for VA benefits, wouldn’t it be nice if there was one place where you could do everything you needed to do regarding the VA? You know, just a single spot to see your benefits, apply for benefits, and learn about benefits? Well, have I got great news for you. There is! It’s called eBenefits. It’s awesome! and it’s the topic of this blast.
  • October Chaplain's Reflections

    I hope you are doing well and have gotten to enjoy some of this fall weather we have been having. Relaxation is so important and yet doesn’t come easy to me. I’m a doer. So much so that I feel like I am wasting my time if I don’t do anything. Maybe you are the same way. If so, I have a question for you. According to the book of Genesis, how many days did it take for God to create the heavens and the earth? It’s a trick question. The answer is six! We commonly think that it took seven days but forget that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. If God rested on the seventh day and saw that it was good, why don’t we?
  • October Fitness Tips

    Great Lower Ab Exercises and A Few Fall Picks to Add to your Lunch
  • October Retiree's Corner

    As promised this is the final column commemorating the Berlin Crisis Call-Up from October 1961 to July 1962 when the approximately 738 folks came home. We are down to the last 50 call-ups. They were assigned to the 169th Material Squadron.