South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s on the flight line

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets perform a routine at Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2019 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 12, 2019. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with four South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)
The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron conducts annual training at the Georgetown Airport in Georgetown, South Carolina, June 10-13, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo by Master Sgt. Amy Kyzer)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jonathan Thompson, an intelligence officer assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, left, watches as Rick Peterson, the director of the emergency management division in Cherokee County, prepares a drone for a demonstration at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 8, 2019. The South Carolina Air and Army National Guard hosted the National Guard Bureau for a test and demonstration of a tactical communications system used to support disaster response in preparation for the 2019 Hurricane Season. Participants included county emergency management officials, first responders, Civil Air Patrol and National Guardsmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)
A Swedish Air Force JAS 39 and a U.S. Air Force F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., prepare to launch for morning missions as the third and final week of air operations continue in support of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 at Kallax Air Base, Luleå, Sweden, June 3, 2019. ACE 19 is a Nordic avia-tion exercise that provides realistic, scenario-based training to prepare forces for enemy defensive systems. U.S. forces are engaged, postured and ready to deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)
U.S. Air Force F-16 aircraft maintainers, assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing, remove the right wing leading edge flap after the discovery of a damaged actuator on one of their F-16 Fighting Falcons during Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, May 23, 2019. The damage to the actuator and the leading edge flap will require a total wing replacement, a very complex repair normally accomplished at home station or at depot where parts and specialized tools and equipment are readily available. ACE 19 is a Nordic aviation exercise that provides realistic, scenario-based training to prepare forces for enemy defensive systems. U.S. forces are engaged, postured and ready to deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Brian Doyle)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Ferrario, 157th Fighter Squadron commander and deployed detachment commander, assigned to the Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., responds to questions during a media day event at Kallax AB, Luleå, Sweden, May 23, 2019, during Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019. ACE 19 is a Nordic aviation exercise that provides realistic, scenario-based training to prepare forces for enemy defensive systems. Interoperability and combined training during exercises like ACE 19 enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)
U.S. Airmen with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, work alongside Royal Canadian Engineers from 14 Wing, Greenwood, Nova Scotia, on construction projects at Bellows Air Force Station, Waimanalo, Hawaii, May 15, 2019. The 169th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen are gaining hands-on, multidisciplinary training at Bellows during their deployment for training while improving safety and quality of life on base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Beckham, an F-16C Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., completes aircraft status records after arriving at Kallax Air Base, Luleå, Sweden, May 16, 2019 in preparation for Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019. SCANG F-16C aircraft, Airmen and support equipment are arriving to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility at Kallax Air Base, Luleå, Sweden to participate in ACE 19. This is a biennial Nordic aviation exercise, and this year will include participation from the Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Dutch, British, and U.S. forces. Funded by the European Deterrence Initiative, the U.S. force’s participation in ACE 19 demonstrates a steadfast U.S. commitment to NATO allies and partners in Europe to remain resolute in a commitment to regional stability and security. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)
More than 2,000 students and teachers from South Carolina participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics events during McEntire STEM Day, hosted by the South Carolina National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, April 5, 2019. STEM Day provides an up-close opportunity to work with Swamp Fox Airmen to perform hands-on learning and view the inner workings of aircraft and advanced-technology systems while being enlightened to STEM educational opportunities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)
Spring Valley High School, from Columbia S.C., receives a trophy from U.S. Air Force Colonel Michael Dunkin, Vice Commander of the 169th Fighter Wing, for placing first in the Jr-ROTC "Overall Winner" drill and ceremony competition during the annual Top Gun Drill Meet at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., March 23, 2019. High School junior ROTC cadets from across the state competed in drill and ceremony events sponsored by the South Carolina Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

2018 SCANG Airmen of the Year

Master Sgt. Jeffrey Hopper, 2018 South Carolina Air National Guard Family of the Year
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeffrey Hopper, the 169th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, is photographed with his wife and son on the flight line, Feb. 3, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
Airman 1st Class Jaxon Huettmann, 2018 South Carolina Air National Guard Airman of the Year
Portrait of U.S. Airman 1st Class Jaxon Huettmann with the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, Dec. 18, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo layout by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
Tech. Sgt. Manley McKinley, 2018 South Carolina Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Portrait of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Manley McKinley, with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, Jan. 6, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo layout by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
2nd Lt. Benjamin Douglass, 2018 South Carolina Air National Guard Officer of the Year
Portrait of U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Benjamin Douglass, with the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo layout by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
Master Sgt. Daniel Tatum, 2018 South Carolina Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year
Portrait of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Tatum, the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, Dec. 18, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo layout by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
Master Sgt. Avery Weaver, 2018 South Carolina Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Portrait of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Avery Weaver, with the 169th Security Forces Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, Jan. 6, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo layout by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)

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Mission Statement

The 169th Fighter Wing is the primary unit of the South Carolina Air National Guard and is located at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The 169th Fighter Wing flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a single-seat multi-purpose fighter with the capability to fly at up to twice the speed of sound. The mission of the 169th Fighter Wing is to provide world class combat capability to meet our nation's needs for contingency and general war requirements.

Our primary federal mission is accomplished by employing conventional munitions in the Destruction/Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (DEAD/SEAD), while providing 24/7 homeland defense alert fighter response. Additionally, the wing provides to the Governor of South Carolina with defense assistance to the state's homeland security office and disaster preparation and response support for Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) activities.

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1325 South Carolina Rd
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