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

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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)
U.S. Airmen with the 169th Medical Group, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, July 15, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek)
The South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base is hosting a North American Aerospace Defense Command-sponsored air defense media day, Jan. 29, 2019, to showcase how NORAD coordinates with federal, state and local agencies to support various special security events such as this year’s Super Bowl in its ongoing commitment to safeguard North America’s skies. During this all-day event, various national and local news personalities will experience an inflight simulation of a NORAD-coordinated exercise with the Federal Aviation Administration and S.C. Wing – Civil Air Patrol over military training airspaces in South Carolina and Georgia. The flight will also include an air-to-air refueling mission with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek)
SCANG EV4 supports Hurricanes Florence and Michael first responders
A team of nine U.S. Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Civil Engineer and Medical Squadrons volunteered to help nudge Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida toward recovery after Hurricane Michael left the base in near complete destruction October 22-28, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo)
U.S. Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters from multiple state National Guard units and a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft are staged at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, to support relief efforts following Tropical Storm Florence, September 18, 2018. McEntire JNGB is designated as a hub for aircraft supporting recovery efforts throughout the areas in South Carolina impacted by Tropical Storm Florence. More than 3,400 South Carolina National Guard Airmen and Soldiers have been mobilized to prepare, respond and participate in recovery efforts as as Tropical Storm Florence caused flooding and damage to the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)
A U.S. Air Force Security Forces Airmen assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard, 169th Fighter Wing, from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, working alongside Florence County, S.C., Sheriff’s Department assists citizens during evacuation efforts as the Black Creek river begins to crest in Florence, S.C., Sept. 17, 2018. Approximately 3,400 Soldiers and Airmen have been mobilized to respond and participate in recovery efforts as Tropical Storm Florence has caused flooding and damage to the state. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jorge Intriago)
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Stanley V. Hood Sr., South Carolina Air National Guard chief of staff, June 1, 1987. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kenneth Monroe, the recruiting and retention office manager for the South Carolina Air National Guard, works with new recruits at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, August 12, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek)
U.S. Airmen from the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, construct homes for Native American veterans during the “Deployment for Training” mission to Gallup, New Mexico, July 12, 2018. Airmen assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing partnered with the Southwest Indian Foundation to provide all phases of the construction process including carpentry, framing, electrical, plumbing and site work. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)

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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