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  • 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,
  • 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
  • March Chief's Perspective

    We have all been in the Air Force long enough to see a few struggles. It seems like a life time ago, I was boarding my first airplane and headed for basic training. That was back in 1986! I had never been on a plane and at the airport I quickly became friends with a group of nuns that were flying on my same flight. I took comfort that things would
  • March Retiree's Corner

    We seem to be getting more Chiefs as our featured speakers. This is good. For our February Luncheon we had Chief Gary Jackson of the 169th Force Support Squadron. His OIC, Major Ralph Cole, Jr. was doing some time at the Guard Bureau, which is where Chief Jackson spent a lot of his time and background in around the D.C. Beltline area. The Chief
  • March Chaplain's Reflections

     I often wonder how people are able to respond to physical life and death crisis through super human strength. You may have stories you can reflect on as well. The events where a person is found trapped under a car and in a split second a rescuer comes with a rush of adrenalin and lifts a four ton vehicle off a pinned victim. The body is amazing
  • May Commander's Corner

    We’re in the serious business of defending our nation and its interests at home and abroad.  Before deploying, we ensure that our affairs are in order in case, God forbid, something bad happens. In the last three years, we’ve had five Swamp Foxes who have died or been seriously injured. In many of those cases the individual, whether single or
  • January Commander's Corner

    Why did you join the military, or more specifically, the South Carolina Air National Guard? This is a question I ask potential members seeking to join the Communications Flight (or the South Carolina Air National Guard in general) and during periodic career interviews for current members. The answers I receive vary depending upon a multitude of
  • January Chief's Perspective

    Happy New Year Swamp Fox!  As we move into 2017, I am sure we all have resolutions, ranging from quitting smoking to improving PT scores. One specific area I believe we all need resolution in is to improve our knowledge in the Defense Travel System or DTS program. I know as I write this while I am TDY at Nellis, I can hear the sighs, groans and
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