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  • February Chief's Perspective

    What is a Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) anyway? The CSEL is the senior enlisted leader in a state. A few months ago I was selected to serve as the interim CSEL for the South Carolina National Guard and am honored to be the first South Carolina Air National Guardsmen to hold this position. As

  • February Retiree's Corner

    This will be my fourth article honoring the Desert Storm Call-Up and first of ten articles honoring the 169th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (CAMS). There are 459 individuals and I will be listing them alphabetically. I will also try to inject some stories to make things interesting. But

  • January Commander's Corner

    As 2020 came to an end, so did my tenure as the 169th Maintenance Squadron commander. It’s hard to believe how fast the past two and a half years have passed. Over the holidays I’ve been reflecting on a few simple lessons I learned that I’d like to share.

  • January Chief's Perspective

    After the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the start of a new year we often take time to reflect. And I can think of no better time than now to reflect on the future of the South Carolina Air National Guard and how we might be able to influence our future.

  • January Shirt Blast

    “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership,” said Colin Powell. This has long been one of my

  • January Chaplain's Reflections

    This New Year offers the hope for a positive change from 2020. The type of change each person can control as well as what one cannot control. Hope keeps a person growing and moving forward despite the past. There is hope for a chance to reunite socially with no fear of contracting COVID and a

  • January Fitness Tips

    Small changes add up to big results over time, especially if you’re looking to lose weight with tweaks to your nutrition and fitness habits. Moreover, making simple changes gradually helps ensure it’s an overall lifestyle change and something that’s sustainable long term — preventing the likelihood

  • January Retiree's Corner

    This month we will honor the 157th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) from the Desert Shield/Storm era.

  • December Commander's Corner

    To say that this past year has presented some challenges is clearly an understatement! While 2020 was certainly not easy, I hope you can take a few moments to reflect on what has happened and what you have accomplished under difficult circumstances. While we invariably endured setbacks, I hope you

  • December Chief's Perspective

    Recently I took a trip to South Dakota and you are probably asking yourself “why would you travel to South Dakota in November?” Well, the South Dakota Air National Guard is where I enlisted after my brief time on active duty. I ‘Palace Chased’ into the unit and shortly after attended my first drill