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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Romel Scott, a radio frequency technician assigned to the 169th Communications Squadron of the South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 4, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh S. Pavelek) SCANG Spotlight, Senior Airman Romel Scott
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Romel Scott, a radio frequency technician assigned to the 169th Communications Squadron of the South Carolina Air National Guard, has everybody at McEntire talking.
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2017
Portrait of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Peebles, the intelligence NCOIC for the 169th Security Forces Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Sept. 18, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Floyd) SCANG Spotlight, Tech. Sgt. Chad Peebles
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Peebles, assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, has always been in the role of helping people."It feels good to be the first line of defense," said Peebles, the NCOIC of intelligence and investigations and the alternate wing anti-terrorism officer for the squadron. "If there is no one to protect the base,
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2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Wilkins, a cyber asurety journeyman assigned to the 169th Communications Flight of the South Carolina Air National Guard, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., July 15, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek) SCANG Spotlight, Senior Airman David Wilkins
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Wilkins serves to ensure that the South Carolina Air National Guard's electronic data and information systems are secure."My job is to secure information, classified or unclassified, according to procedure on computer, communication and security emissions," said Wilkins, a cyber surety journeyman assigned to the
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2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Nye, a weapons loader assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Maintenance Squadron, performs maintenance checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., April 16, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek) SCANG Spotlight, Senior Airman Curtis Nye
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Nye is a weapons loading crew member who ensures that Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jets are locked and loaded before takeoff. "We maintain the weapon systems on the F-16 and load the munitions systems and guns on the aircraft," said Nye, an active associate assigned to the 169th Maintenance Squadron.Nye is a Woodland,
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2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Latoya Washington, an aviation resource management specialist assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Mar. 11, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh S. Pavelek) SCANG Spotlight, Staff Sgt. Latoya Washington
Since 2008, Staff Sgt. Latoya Washington has been a valuable asset in making sure that McEntire's pilots are soaring to new heights and always fit to fight."When I am assigned to a task, I set myself to a very high standard to get the task done to the best of my ability," said Washington.As an aviation resource manager, Washington is responsible
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Continue at McEntire
Thursday, Dec. 4, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the findings of a Presidential-mandated report on sexual assaults in the military.The Defense Department's aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assault in the military are having an impact, but there's much more work to be done, Secretary Hagel told Pentagon reporters during the press
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2014
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U.S. Airmen with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, work to prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets for launch during a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise, Jan. 12, 2013. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing are training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection, which evaluates a unit’s ability to process personnel and equipment from home station to a deployed location safely and efficiently, then operate and launch missions in a chemical combat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released) 169th Fighter Wing/Public Affairs 2013 NGB Media Contest winners
Congratulations to the 169th Fighter Wing/Public Affairs team for their outstanding representation of the South Carolina National Guard in the 2013 National Guard Bureau Media Contest.2nd Place, Outstanding initiative in New Media, 169th Fighter Wing/SCANGContributors: Lt. Col. James St. Clair2nd Lt. Stephen HudsonSenior Master Sgt. Edward
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2014
Ms. Veronica Dennis, security forces personnel with the 169th Security Forces Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., checks ID cards at the main gate entrance using the Defense Biometric Identification System scanner, March 28, 2013.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released) Different uniform: same mission
The Defenders at McEntire Joint National Guard Base don't all wear the Airman Battle Uniform, some wear blue. However, they are all committed to protecting McEntire's people, assets and property. That is especially true for Security Specialist Veronica Dennis.Dennis is a civilian South Carolina Military Department employee who works for the 169th
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2013
U.S. Air Force Col. David Meyer, 169th Operations Group commander at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, poses for his portrait June 11, 2013.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)
July Commander's Corner
It has been a couple years since my last Commander's Column, and this wing has continued to set new standards and demonstrate the patriotism, professionalism, and performance that make me so proud to be a Swamp Fox. You have all epitomized the Air Force's core values of "Service Before Self" and "Excellence In All We Do." I am humbled to be part of
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2013
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ed Bruce, 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, poses for his official portrait June 21, 2013.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released) July Chief's Concerns
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Command Chiefs' meeting, standing in for our State Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Larry Crowson. The meeting was very informative and numerous important topics were discussed. One of the main topics was the process of conforming to a "3 to 1" Total Force Personnel Management system. In October 2010, the
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