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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
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Allen Greenhill, a Combat Shield inspector from the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., attaches a testing device onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2017. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s F-16 Avionics shop received its annual Combat Shield evaluation. Combat Shield evaluates the reliability of the jet’s radar threat warning system, electronic countermeasure, and high-speed anti-radiation missile targeting system pods. Each component is crucial to the success of the F-16 fighter pilot in combat situations.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Floyd) Combat Shield validates Swamp Fox readiness
The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Avionics shop received its annual Combat Shield evaluation Jan. 18 – 20. The annual inspection conducted by the Combat Shield evaluation team assigned to the 16th and 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is geared toward ensuring the
0 2/03
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Mason, a services specialist assigned to the 169th Force Support Squadron, of the South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Jan. 8, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek) SCANG Spotlight, Staff Sgt. Gregory Mason
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Mason, a services specialist assigned to the 169th Force Support Squadron, is reputable by his peers to be self-motivated and fun.  “A lot of people focus on the food aspect of services, and they don’t think about the other four major areas,” said Mason. A Bangor, Maine native, Mason grew up in a single-child
0 1/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo South Carolina Air National Guard responds to Hurricane Matthew
One year to the day after responding to the historic and devastating floods which impacted South Carolina, the men and women of the Air National Guard were again called to state active duty - this time for Hurricane Matthew.Hurricane Matthew was a Category 4 storm with sustained winds clocked above 145 mph as it moved across Haiti, the Bahamas and
0 11/29
2016
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman, chaplain assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, poses in front of the McMurdo Station sign in Antarctica, Oct. 22, 2016. (Courtesy photo of the National Science Foundation) SCANG Chaplain experiences a "baptism of fire" on "The Ice"
Have you been to The Ice? For one Swamp Fox, South Carolina Air National Guard Chaplain (Lt.Col.) Brian Bohlman, the answer is yes. The Ice is the nickname for Antarctica for those scientists and personnel who live and work there. Bohlman is currently serving on a 60 day tour at McMurdo Station as part of an ongoing Air National Guard (ANG)
0 11/29
2016
U.S. Airmen from the South Carolina National Guard's 169th Security Forces Squadron from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. prepare to relocate to St. Matthews, S.C., to assist law enforcement officers as recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew continue, Oct. 9, 2016. Approximately 2,000 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been activated since Oct. 4, 2016. Their primary mission is supporting state and county emergency management agencies and local first responders with coastal evacuations and any services or resources needed to assist the citizens of South Carolina after Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency. Hurricane Matthew peaked as a Category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean and was projected to pass along the S.C. coast. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Floyd) 169th Security Forces Squadron lends helping hand during hurricane
The 169th Security Forces Squadron stationed here sent 13 Law Enforcement Specialists to Bluffton, S.C., Oct. 9, 2016 to assist in the response to the damage left after Hurricane Matthew skirted the coast of the state."While doing law enforcement duties, we ensured the general safety and welfare of the citizens of South Carolina," said Master Sgt.
0 11/28
2016
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kendall Bearden, a power production specialist assigned to the 169th Civil Engineering Squadron, fastens his number to his shirt before the 6th annual Foxtrot Warrior Run at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Oct. 16, 2016.  The fundraiser event raised money for the Warm Heart Association to benefit Airman 1st Class Jamia Porcher, an aircraft electrician assigned to the 169th Maintenance Squadron, and other South Carolina Wounded Warrior charities.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek)  Foxtrot Warrior Run VI charity supports local veteran
Nearly 200 Airmen and Soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard and their families and friends ran in the Sixth Annual Foxtrot Warrior 5k/10k Run, here October 16, 2016.The event was a "fit-to-fight" fundraising opportunity organized by the South Carolina Air National Guard's Top Three Committee to raise money for Airmen in need of financial
0 10/18
2016
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