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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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UPT Announcement

***Updated 17 May 2022***

2022 Undergraduate Pilot Board

The 157FS will conduct a UPT Selection Board in October 2022. Interested candidates should submit completed packages between 18 May and 15 July 2022. Application information can be found in the 2022 SCANG UPT Board Announcement. Applications should be submitted to both 169.FW.aero.opportunities.Org@us.af.mil and the Mil Recruiter Website (https://app.milrecruiter.com).

For questions, email the UPT facilitator, Capt. Denver “Rabbit” Coblentz. (169.FW.aero.opportunities.Org@us.af.mil

Click here for the 2022 UPT Announcement 

2021 SCANG Airmen of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS SWAMP FOX!

2021 Senior NCO of the Year
MSgt. Ismael Fierro, 169th Security Forces Squadron

2021 NCO of the Year
TSgt. Tiffanie Steward, 169th Medical Group

2021 Airman of the Year
SrA Julia Coleman, 169th Medical Group

2021 First Sgt. of the Year
SMSgt. Carl Clegg, 169th Fighter Wing

2021 Officer of the Year
Maj. Jonilynn Reyes, 169th Medical Group

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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personal crisis?


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

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