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  • November Chief's Perspective

    Thirty-four years goes by faster than you think. I’ve had a long and outstanding career here at McEntire. I’ve been to remote locations and had experiences with fellow guardsmen that created memories that will never be forgotten. But, along the way I’ve learned plenty of lessons, some the hard way. Whether donning gas masks in Saudi Arabia during
  • November Retiree's Corner

    The October Luncheon was a bit different this time, we had many featured speakers, the reason being we didn’t have a featured speaker, so some of us chimed in with various stories about our McEntire experiences, some humorous and others historical. I am positive no stories were enhanced or embellished? I noted that a story would trigger another
  • November Chaplain's Reflections

    As we enter the season of Fall embracing all the transitions of color and weather, I consider the idea that change is not all bad. Even nature is aware that transitions are a part of the new growth that will follow the harshness of winter. The same is true of us, we are in transition of life. What are some changes you are experiencing now? You may
  • October Retiree's Corner

    For our September Luncheon we had right at 55 folks visit with us, as always a good group. We routinely send out various pictures of the Luncheon to let everyone see who shows up and also to let you see how everyone is ‘aging’ in the group. I am trying to be funny, but when people go to reunions there is a human tendency to compare how you are
  • October Shirt's Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to October Drill! Past Shirt Blasts have covered a range of benefit related topics including the point system, retirement, and education. This drill I wanted to continue that trend by discussing the Thrift Savings Plan. Before we go any further, a disclaimer:   *Disclaimer: I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR ANY PROGRAM. This
  • October Fitness Tips

    Football snacks that are super easy and fun to make    Southwestern Layered Bean Dip Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be
  • October Chaplain's Reflections

    “Semper Primus” - Always First means that we must always be ready to respond at a moment’s notice to a national or state emergency. Whether providing razor-sharp lethality to protect our nations interest or selfless compassionate assistance to help our fellow South Carolinians. This past month, we did both simultaneously with flawless execution
  • October Commander's Corner

    Hello fellow Swamp Fox, It is my honor to have the opportunity to address you today and be able to share some of my thoughts with the Airmen of the greatest organization I have ever belonged. I am humbled at my appointment as the 169th Medical Group commander. I look forward to serving each and every one of you in the best way possible. In 1944,
  • October Chief's Perspective

    Hello from beautiful Southwest Asia! This side of the world hasn’t seemed to change much in the past 27 years since Operation Desert Shield/Storm. For those of you who’ve never been so lucky to make this trip, think of a windy day at the beach, no water to cool off in (pool is closed), just oven hot and sandy. The nice thing about the weather,
  • September Shirt's Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to September Drill! Last week we hit on the Community College of the Air Force and some general facts and misconceptions regarding the Associate in Applied Science Degrees available through the school. This week we're going to cover a few of the additional programs available to you. Did you know the CCAF and Air