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  • June Retiree's Corner

    The May Luncheon was a little different, since we were assigned to the “Ballroom”, but we all adjusted as we always do. Chief Master Sgt. Paul Revels from the 169th Maintenance Group, did very well as our featured speaker, relating to his unusual assignments all over the country, yet he started at McEntire and finishing at McEntire. He admitted he
  • June Commander's Corner

    “For a People who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security”, Thomas Jefferson’s 8th (and last) Annual Message to Congress, 1808. It was a little over two years ago that I stood before you and laid out my priorities, direction and charge for the wing. You might recall my priorities, “God,
  • June Chief's Perspective

    With my retirement just around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on the many changes, wonderful experiences and lifelong friendships during my military career.One notable and inspiring change is that nearly 15 percent of all military forces are now women! When I first enlisted as an active duty Airman, this was not the case. It was a rare sight
  • May Fitness Tips

    CIRCUIT TRAINING - 6 WeeksTraining Days - 2 to 3 Times a Week (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday)Laps - 3 (Allow for 2 minutes rest between laps) Duration - 30 to 60 seconds per station with 30 to 60 seconds rest (alter ratio of work to rest depending on ability)            EXERCISE                                             TARGET AREA 1        
  • May Chief's Perspective

    I want to take a moment to look at leadership from within agreat organization. How each one of us can be a part of that leadership teamand ultimately how our leadership input will impact the organization. I am atraditional guardsman, with 12 plus years on active duty and another 18 yearsas a SCANG member, for a total of 31 years. I have seen
  • May Retiree's Corner

    The Luncheons keep on getting better! This time a little something different, we had Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Nash and Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, workers in the vineyard, as one of my old bosses used to say, come by and visit with us. They gave us a perspective on the munitions side. The retirees really enjoyed the interaction with them. Most of the
  • May Shirt Blast

    Hello Swamp Foxes and welcome to May drill! Last month's Shirt Blast discussed the basics of points, where to find more information about points, and what makes a good year. This month we're going to hit on the value of a point. Have you ever thought about how much a single point is worth? The math on it can be daunting, but it's not as complicated
  • May Commander's Corner

    When I entered Texas A&M as a freshman cadet in 1988, the U.S. Air Force fighter force was at its peak. At that time, there were about 4,200 fighters in the inventory split between the Regular Air Force, Reserves and Air National Guard. During my freshman year, the Berlin Wall came down and by 1991 the Cold War had ended. A year later, OPERATION
  • May Chaplain's Reflections

     "Just try to make the world a better place for your having been here."  ~ General James H. Doolittle As we reflect on the significance of Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices of the greatest generation who served during World War II. One such group is the Doolittle Raiders who carried out the bombing raid on Tokyo on 18 April 1942. The
  • April Fitness Tips

    How to loosen tight calf musclesWhile standing on a step or platform, rest your hands against a wall or a sturdy object for balance. Raise your heels a few inches above the edge of the step so that you're on your tiptoes. Hold the position for a moment, and then lower your heels below the platform, feeling a stretch in your calf muscles.Keep your