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  • September Chief's Perspective

    Recently there has been a lot more talk about mobile devices and the threat related to using location-based services on these devices. The evolving market of devices and apps on these devices that use this technology to store and track the simplest of things, like a person’s workout, presents a risk to DoD personnel around the globe. Recently while
  • August Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to August Drill! With the new school year just around the corner, this blast will focus on education. More specifically the Community College of the Air Force. Before we get started, I would be remiss if I didn't address the recent change in policy for E-8 promotion. Recently the requirement to hold an associate degree
  • August Commander's Corner

    It is extremely humbling to find myself as the new commander of the 169th Fighter Wing. I continue to stand in awe at just how much our Swamp Fox Airmen and their families contribute to the safety and security of our great state and nation. Right now, we have the aviation package back in Southwest Asia executing combat operations and we just
  • August Chaplain's Reflections

    “Making history or leaving a legacy, the choice is yours!”Recently in some of my travels, I had the privilege of visiting amazing sites like Washington, D.C. and Jamestown, Virginia. As I encountered the historical landmarks, I began to reflect on two aspects history, the chronological marking of events on a timeline and a legacy and the inspiring
  • August Chief's Perspective

    You want to get promoted? Are you a valuable asset to the team? Often, I hear folks around base and in my own work center say, “I want to get promoted but I don’t know why my unit won’t promote me” or “I didn’t get selected for the position/promotion I wanted.” Trust me, your leadership does not have a secret pot of rank and positions to hand out.
  • August Retiree's Corner

    We honored our new 169th Fighter Wing commander, Col. Akshai Gandhi, who is no newcomer to us Retirees. This was his fifth visit to see us. He provided us with a lot of information and answered some questions from the smaller July Luncheon crowd. We only had 47 folks to show for the Luncheon, which sort of disappointed me. Anyway, we keep trying to
  • August Fitness Tips

    Tips for the Summer Time WorkoutsWarmer, sunny days are finally here, but after exercising in cooler spring temps, hot and humid 80 plus degree days can feel overwhelming. Running, biking, hiking, even walking feels harder in the heat, so here are some tips to help you get through your Summer workouts. Be flexible about when you work out. Become
  • June Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes! The past couple drills focused on points and retirement. This month's is going to cover two little known benefits that deploying federal employees are entitled to. I know it may not affect everyone, but everyone knows someone it affects. If you deployed since 2010 and didn't get these benefits; not to worry! You can still go back
  • June Chaplain's Reflections

    April 14, 1715was the start of the Yamasee War in South Carolina. It was a bloody two-yearwar between South Carolina Colonials and various Native American tribes. If itwas not for the brave militia of South Carolina, many more South Caroliniansmight have lost their lives. It was a serious time for the colony of SouthCarolina and I am sure that they
  • June Fitness Tips

    Nutrition Tips for the summerHot summer days and nights are just around the corner…so are backyard BBQ’s, pool parties, and days at the beach. With the temperature rising, it’s tempting to reach for those foods that usually accompany these activities…hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips, soda and alcohol to name just a few. Unfortunately, these foods