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  • January Chief's Concerns

    Happy New Year! If you're reading this then it appears we've survived the Mayan apocalypse, just in time to prepare for an inspection. With the ORI set to kick off this November, I want to talk about some things I believe will help our wing be successful during the inspection and long after. Never

  • From the Wing Commander

    My wife Denise is a longtime fan of the SCANG News. In fact, for years, she probably got to it faster and read it more regularly and more thoroughly than I did. The same might be true in your home. Odds are the monthly newsletter has served as an important link between the wing and your family. As

  • December Commander's Corner

    The late author of the coveted publication, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. Stephen R. Covey wrote, "All of us think we see the world as it is, when in reality, we see the world as we are." These words are affixed to the front cover of the FOUR LENSES 4-Temperment Discovery booklet

  • December Chief's Concerns

    "Tis the season to be jolly"-but isn't that always easier said than done? While the holidays bring us many joys- family reunions, good food, thoughtful gifts- they also entail an incredible amount of stress: Family reunions can dredge up old family conflicts, the good food often requires lots of

  • November Commander's Corner

    By the time you read this I will have been at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for a couple months. But to get here I had to go through a twelve day course called "Combat Arms Skills Training" (CAST) at Camp Anderson-Peters inside of Camp Bulles in San Antonio, Texas. The camp is Tier 3 pre-deployment training

  • November Chief's Concerns

    First and foremost I want to take this opportunity to welcome back everyone who deployed in support of the 169th Fighter Wing 2012 Air Expeditionary Force. What an intriguing experience to see all the different AFSC's and skill levels merge together and perform such an enormous and challenging task

  • October Commander's Corner

         Any attempt to capture, in words, the magnitude of this wing's accomplishments over the past several months would almost surely fail.      I am awe struck by your determination, your professionalism, your courage and the extent to which you are willing to endure personal sacrifice for the sake

  • October Chief's Concerns

         Many of you may have heard of the Chief's Council but I was wondering if our wing members actually know what the council is all about? As a member of the Chief's Council, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you, about the council and its purpose.          The purpose of the council

  • September Commander's Corner

    Do you ever wonder what technologies we take for granted today will be unknown to the next generation? Today's kids have grown up without floppy disks, record players, cassette tapes and televisions with picture tubes. Their children will eventually make fun of them for the slowness of high-speed

  • September Chief's Concerns

    In these ever changing times, an NCO might at any time be placed in the role of being a responsible leader. They must be prepared to accept and perform in their leadership role in order to contribute to the overall mission. Some tools available to prepare these individuals are the Airman Leadership