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  • August Fitness Tips

    A few tips to exercise safely Exercising regularly has wide-ranging physical, emotional and social health benefits. You need to exercise safely to remain healthy and injury-free. If it’s safe and painless, you’re more likely to stick to it! Safety is about using common sense, understanding basic techniques and listening to your body.Here are some
  • August Chaplain's Reflections

    Hello fellow Swamp Foxes!  As I return to McEntire JNGB from basic chaplain school, I would like to highlight the mission of the chaplain corps and its most valued asset, YOU! The United States Air Force Chaplain Corps is standing on the precipice of a great task established by Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Steven Schaick, Air Force Chief of Chaplains.
  • June Commander's Corner

    I remember my first McEntire JNGB Operational Readiness Inspection. I was fresh off active duty having just made the transition into a part time flying position with the 157th Fighter Squadron. It was supposed to be the last day of a simulated war…right about the time that the White Force really turns the heat up with the Ability to Survive and
  • June Chief's Perspective

    The 2018 National Defense Strategy unclassified summary explains how the Department of Defense will carry out the perpetual mission of protecting America and deterring war. Should deterrence fail, we are expected to win. The National Defense Strategy is derived from the National Security Strategy. While the National Security Strategy may be
  • June Shirt Blast

    What color facemask are you wearing in uniform? What did you do on your virtual drill? Which of the four pillars of resilience, mental, physical, social or spiritual has best prepared you for the pandemic? Even as a first sergeant, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a challenge for which I was unprepared; many of the factors I rely upon for my
  • June Chaplain's Reflections

    Hello Swamp Fox family! This drill I’d like to tell you a story about a great theologian. His name is St. Augustine and he lived from 354-430 AD. There is a story of him walking along the seashore one morning, contemplating God. While walking he suddenly saw ahead of him a little child playing. The child had made a hole in the sand, and was walking
  • May Commander's Corner

    By now, everything you see or hear has something to do with the Covid-19 or the Corona Virus. While I cannot understate the importance of personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home if you feel sick, I am going to talk about something totally unrelated – the State Partnership Program or SPP.Did you know South Carolina was one of the first
  • May Chief's Perspective

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, hopefully everyone is adhering to the CDC’s precautions to reduce the risk of becoming sick. The virus is structurally related to the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The COVID-19 outbreak has posed critical challenges for the public health, research and medical communities. It has also
  • May Shirt Blast

    Hello Swampfox!This month, I figured we'd revisit and bust some of the misconceptions I've heard throughout my career. If you have some, send them my way and we'll bust them next time! I’ll include references with each myth. Don’t agree with one? Reach out and let’s discuss.TOPIC:  Myths!WHY YOU CARE:  No one wants to spread bad intel. If you’re
  • May Chaplain's Reflections

    Over the past few years of my military service, I was honored to give the invocation at many promotion, retirement and change of command ceremonies. Each of these events were opportunities to serve Airmen, specifically in the care of the soul. The thoughts behind my words were intentional and geared personally to the distinguished Airmen and their