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Air Force Chief of Staff and elected officials visit McEntire Joint National Guard Base Air Force Chief of Staff and elected officials visit McEntire Joint National Guard Base
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with members of South Carolina’s Congressional delegation, visited McEntire Joint National Guard Base Friday. The purpose of the trip was to tour the base and meet with senior South Carolina National Guard leaders and Airmen of the 169th Fighter Wing. The trip made good on a “rain
0 10/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Major assessments accomplished in true Swamp Fox fashion
The South Carolina Air National Guard recently completed three major assessments in three weeks, proving once again that Swamp Fox Airmen are mission ready. At the same time, preparations for a direct hit threat from Category 4 Hurricane Irma loomed, resulting in the SCANG’s direct support of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands relief efforts. These
0 10/19
2017
NGAUS president visits McEntire NGAUS president visits McEntire
The president of the National Guard Association of the United States, retired U.S. Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, witnessed his first ever Swamp Fox air defense practice scramble during a visit to the base, Sept. 23.“I can’t express to you the value of being able to see the operations and watch members of the South Carolina Air
0 10/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Cody Main, a pilot assigned to the 157th Fighter Squadron, prepares to participate in the back drag exercises during water refresher training conducted in Lake Murray, located in Chapin, S.C., Aug. 13, 2017. The mandatory bi-annual training assesses the pilot’s ability to combat scenarios that may take place should they have to eject or bailout of the aircraft over water. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd) Pilots participate in Water Survival Training
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 157th Fighter Squadron undergo water survival training at Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina, Aug. 13.            The mandatory tri-annual training is designed to refresh pilots on survival and recovery procedures should they find themselves in
0 10/03
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Bakari Prioleau, the 169th Security Forces Squadron operations officer at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, trains with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. Improving defenses from abroad
One of our very own Swamp Fox Defenders, Capt. Bakari Prioleau, the 169th Security Forces Squadron operations officer here, recently earned the opportunity to train with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. Prioleau teamed up with the 609 Squadron Auxiliary Forces at RAF Leeming in Northallerton, England, for a two-week annual training period, as
0 10/02
2017
Guests watch the aerial demonstrations at José María Córdova International Airport during Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2017 in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus many other displays. South Carolina National Guard supports State Partner during international air show
The South Carolina Air National Guard wrapped up a full week in Rionegro supporting its State Partner during the Colombian air force’s Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia, July 13-16. The week started with two Swamp Fox F-16s flying to Colombia and meeting up with the Colombian air force’s Kfirs based in Palenquero for some air-to-air
0 7/20
2017
Jamel Moody, a civilian contractor, cuts sheet rock on the roof of the Base Operations building during a renovation project at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 8, 2017. Select buildings and runway sections are undergoing renovations designed and contracted by the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron which will aid training missions of Swamp Fox Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd) Structurally fit to fight
Orange barrels and construction cones are becoming a common sight around McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and they are not going away anytime soon.  The good news is that McEntire is upgrading its facilities and expanding the base community.Select buildings and runway sections are undergoing renovations designed and contracted by the 169th Civil
0 7/19
2017
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters hovers while a wall of fire burns during the South Carolina National Guard Air and Ground Expo combined arms demonstration at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, May 7, 2017. This expo is a combined arms demonstration showcasing the abilities of South Carolina National Guard Airmen and Soldiers while saying thank you for the support of fellow South Carolinians and the surrounding community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Szews) South Carolina National Guard says “thank you” with Air Ground Expo
The South Carolina National Guard completed a successful weekend hosting its 2017 Air and Ground Expo. The event drew an estimated 70,000 visitors over three days and is the first expo held at McEntire Joint National Guard Base since 2009.
0 5/15
2017
Tech. Sgt. Rose Wingate, with the 169th Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment shop at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., accompanies Mr. Luis Diaz, the environmental inspector from SAIC, during an Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ESOHCAMP) inspection, Nov. 7, 2012. The ESOHCAMP inspection covers all aspects environmental, biological, and safety standards to ensure the base is in compliance with federal, state, local, DODI and AFI regulations.  (U.S. Air National Guard by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson) Rule #1: Safety Always
Swamp Fox Airmen prepare for an Environmental Safety Visit
0 3/23
2017
The tenth anniversary of the relocation of STARBASE Swamp Fox to McEntire Joint National Guard Base was celebrated at the base to recognize those who have volunteered or participated in the STARBASE program, Feb. 12, 2017. Brig. Gen. Roy McCarty, SC National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, and Brig. Gen. Russell Rushe, South Carolina Assistant Adjutant General-Air, provided opening remarks with Mr. Ernie Gonzales, Director of Youth Programs and Senior Policy/Program Analyst for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and  Brig. Gen. (ret.) John “Coach” Motley, director of STARBASE Swamp Fox, speaking on the importance of this community-based education initiative. The celebration concluded with hands-on demonstrations from previous students from the STARBASE Swamp Fox program. STARBASE is a Department of defense sponsored program to promote science, technology, engineering, and math, for students in the fifth grade. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago) STARBASE Swamp Fox celebrates ten years at McEntire
STARBASE Swamp Fox, a Department of Defense math and science program for fifth-graders, held a special ceremony Sunday to celebrate its tenth anniversary of being hosted at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.
0 2/15
2017
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