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


2022 SCANG Outstanding Airmen


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.

169th Fighter Wing emblem patch


169th Fighter Wing Director of Psychological Health
Mr. Rico Brown

Suicide in the military has been at the forefront lately. Call the 24/7 SCNG Behavioral Health Care Line (1-800-681-2558), if  you or someone you know is in immediate crisis.

The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, about any type of crisis and a live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. 
Click here for more information about the Crisis Text Line.

The SCNG Behavioral Healthline Poster offers additional information. Please know that help is available.

There can be light from the darkness and hope from despair. Please take the time to read and share.
"Retired colonel tells his story of surviving suicide and thriving".

*NEW* Security clearance: understanding question 21 
*NEW* Click here to read the ANG Suicide Prevention Leadership Guidebook
*NEW* Click here for the Commander/First Sgt. Checklist for Airmen Under Investigation

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Base Operator / Directory Assistance 
(803) 647-8300 | DSN: 583-8300 
SCANG Phone Directory

PLEASE NOTE: 169th FW Public Affairs does not have the ability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for assistance.

SCANG Recruiting Office 
(803) 647-8850 
Email Recruiting 

Military Personnel Flight (ID Cards, DEERS, records etc.) 

Wondering how to gain access to McEntire Joint National Guard Base? 
Click here for base access information

All deliveries to McEntire JNGB should call:
Traffic Management Office-TMO (803) 647-8528 

169th Fighter Wing / Public Affairs
1325 South Carolina Rd
McEntire JNGB, SC 29044
(803) 647-8208 | DSN: 583-8208

Email Public Affairs

PLEASE NOTE: 169 FW Public Affairs does not have the ability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for assistance.
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