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  • January Shirt's Blast

    Hello Swamp Fox! Last month, we heard from William Shakespeare regarding the Air Force Awards Program. In the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, we’ve graduated from showing off battle scars to wearing campaign ribbons and personal awards. Today, awards have become mileposts in our careers. When it comes to personal awards, the Airman cannot
  • December Chief's Perspective

    Hello Swamp Foxes! First, I'd like to start by welcoming all of our recent deployers home and thanking each of you and your families for your service and sacrifice. Let’s take a moment and remember our fellow Airmen that are in harm’s way and won’t be home with their friends and families this season. As we come out of celebrating Thanksgiving with
  • December Fitness Tips

    Stretches to Relieve Tight Shoulders: Upper Trapezius StretchStart standing or sitting tall, and place one hand on your lower back, the other hand on the opposite side of your head.Pull your head toward your shoulder, looking straight ahead, until you feel a stretch in your neck.Hold for at least 30 seconds and then repeat on the other
  • December Commander's Corner

    In order to remain a relevant combat-ready force for the defense of our nation, change and adaption is necessary. That is exactly what we are doing with our lethal Swamp Fox fleet of F-16s. To explain all that we are doing to increase the lethality of our fleet, I’m providing the following details about the evolution of our own F-16CM Block 52
  • 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