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  • September Commander's Corner

    On July 28, 2020, the Swamp Fox Family suffered a tremendous loss. Maj. Rick “Guns” Garin passed away after valiantly fighting to overcome complications following a surgical procedure. Guns was an exemplary Swamp Fox, earning his way to a pilot position by serving as an enlisted member of the aircrew flight equipment shop. His hard work, dedication, and natural abilities enabled him to rise to the top of his career field.  As the 761st F-16 graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School, he would led the 157th Fighter Squadron in combat operations during our 2018 deployment to the Middle East. Guns was an exceptional individual and our organization will struggle to overcome the deficit created by his loss. We will also struggle to cope with the loss of Guns as a member of our Swamp Fox Family.
  • September Chief's Perspective

    Something to ponder. A rearview mirror is for looking behind you when you are driving. Metaphorically speaking, if you were to view your past, what’s behind you? There are so many things that can hinder your ability to go forward when you continue to focus on the past. We do learn from the past and hopefully apply our experiences to future choices. Wouldn’t you prefer to have a clear view through your windshield?
  • September Shirt Blast

    Be prepared. We are told this from the day we first put on an Air Force uniform at basic training. We are told to be ready for promotions, physical fitness tests and deployments. Even as seasoned Airmen, our readiness is expected to be well rounded to include our mental, physical, social and spiritual realms. At some point in our careers, our level of preparation will tell on us. What will it say about you?
  • September Chaplain's Reflections

    "A man [or woman] of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother or [sister]." Proverbs 18:24 (NASB)  In the world today there is much discussion on social distancing in order to protect self and others. As a result, this mindfulness of others helps each person remember how to be a good friend. Service before self is an important core value in the work of the Air Force. This includes serving others and not just putting the job first. The proverb, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother,” speaks of the value of having just one good friend. 
  • September Fitness Tips

    The perfect warmup A great warmup routine readies your body and nervous system for a hard workout, eliminates your weak links, and improves your movement quality. The result? More muscle; less injuries.
  • September Retiree's Corner

    For the past year or so, we have been honoring the Berlin Crisis Call-Up folks. We are now down to the last 102 members, all assigned to the 169th Material Squadron, forerunner of the 169th Supply Squadron, and 169th Resource Management Squadron, and now presently part of the 169th Mission Support Group.
  • August Chief's Perspective

    My story begins with others.From a very young age, I have always enjoyed family get-togethers, birthdays, reunions, and holidays. I always enjoyed the opportunity to sit and listen as the ‘seasoned folks’ recounted their life experiences and stories. The narratives from my relatives were at times funny, sad, instructional, but mostly educational.
  • August Commander's Corner

    Swamp Fox Warriors,Whether you’re an O-6 Commander or a brand new Airman, some expectations when donning the Air Force uniform are universal. The number one expectation is to look out for your fellow Airmen. One way to do that is to be a battle buddy with your subordinates, peers and friends about the benefits of re-enlisting. It’s a win-win: good
  • August Shirt Blast

    If you ask me, we are living in tough times right now and we need to be tough to get through them. Our toughness determines how well we navigate these turbulent political and social seas.The Air Force see toughness as resilience in the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF), mental, physical, social and spiritual. CAF enables us to take
  • August Retiree's Corner

    We have been honoring the Berlin Crisis Call-Up. There are another 153 names left to honor.I plan to do 51 names this month and two more months after that. The 153 names were all assigned to the 169th Material Squadron, forerunner of the 169th Supply Squadron and 169th Resource Management Squadron, now presently part of the 169th Mission Support