South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s on the flight line
Main runway closure at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (April-October). Starting April 27, 2022 the 169th Fighter Wing will be conducting its F-16 flight training operations at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia  This temporary operation is due to major runway renovations at McEntire JNGB which includes the resurfacing its main F-16 runway. The South Carolina Air National Guard appreciates the support from its partner, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, as well as the local community during this temporary re-location. All other SCANG missions and services remain in effect at McEntire JNGB.   For more information, please visit https://flycae.com/south-carolina-air-national-guard-at-columbia-metropolitan-airport/ 

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2020 SCANG Airmen of the Year

2020 National Award Recipients

CONGRATULATIONS SWAMP FOX!

2020 ANG Chief of the Medical Staff of the Year
Lt. Col. Frederic Smith, 169th MDG

2020 Director of Safety Aircrew of Distinction (NGB)
Maj. Joseph Atherton, 157th FS

2020 Force Support Field Grade Officer of the Year (ANG Level)
Maj. Thomas D. Bryant, 169th FSS

2020 Force Support Reserve Component NCO of the Year (ANG Level)
TSgt. Reggie A. German, 169th FSS

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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169th Fighter Wing Director of Psychological Health
Mr. Rico Brown
 (803-647-8173)

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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Contact

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

SCANG Recruiting Office
(803) 647-8850
Email Recruiting

 
Military Personnel Flight Customer Service (ID Cards, DEERS, records etc.)
803-647-8725


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

SCANG Phone Directory

169th Fighter Wing / Public Affairs
1325 South Carolina Rd
McEntire JNGB, SC 29044
(803) 647-8208 | DSN: 583-8208
PLEASE NOTE: Public Affairs does not act as an operator service. They do not have the ability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please Consult the SCANG Phone Directory for the office you need.
Email Public Affairs

*Please no solicitations, this is an official government website and we cannot accept any requests for advertisements or business/personal pormotions.*

UPT Announcement

Updated Feb. 1, 2022
UNDERGRADUATE PILOT TRAINING (UPT) BOARD

The 157th Fighter Squadron is not accepting UPT Board applications and is not open to visitors at this time. The next board will occur no earlier than November 2022. An updated timeline for visits and applications will be posted in late spring.

For questions, click here to email the UPT facilitator, Capt. Zach Ogle.