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  • South Carolina Air National Guard Builds Senior Center for Blackfeet Nation

    Thirty-nine Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Civil Engineer Squadron and 169th Force Support Squadron traveled to Heart Butte, Montana, to build a senior center for the Blackfeet Nation from Aug. 28-Sept.10, 2022, as part of their annual Deployment for Training program.

  • South Carolina Air National Guard wraps up exercise Relampago VII in Colombia

    Approximately 100 Airmen and eight F-16 fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing participated in Relampago VII, a combined Colombian and U.S. exercise which took place in Barranquilla, Colombia Aug. 26 to Sept. 11, 2022. The military exercise focused on training

  • South Carolina Air National Guard wraps up successful Top Gun drill meet

    The South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) hosted 20 high school Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) teams for the “Top Gun” drill meet competition, March 26. This competition is considered the state championship. The SCANG has held the drill meet over the past three decades. However,

  • SCANG Announces Temporary Operations at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

    The South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) announced a temporary relocation operation of F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). The temporary operation, set to begin in April and last for six months, comes as McEntire will soon begin resurfacing

  • Ten Swamp Foxes reflect on thirty years going to the desert

    In April 2021, the South Carolina Air National Guard’s (SCANG) 169th Fighter Wing sent more than 300 Airmen on a three-month deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, FREDOM’S SENTINEL and SPARTAN SHIELD. Amazingly, 10 members of

  • 169th Fighter Wing conducts change of command

    The South Carolina Air National Guard conducted a change of command ceremony Saturday September 11, 2021. U.S. Air Force Col. Quaid H. Quadri, Jr. assumed command of the 169th Fighter Wing from Col. Akshai Gandhi. Quadri is now in charge of organizing, training and equipping the largest operational

  • 169th Fighter Wing hosts second airfield repair demonstration

    The 169th Fighter Wing hosted another U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) led runway repair demonstration Aug. 16 to Sept. 1. During this iteration, lessons learned from the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) held at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB) four months ago

  • Congresswoman Mace visits McEntire Joint National Guard Base

    U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace from Charleston, South Carolina visited McEntire Joint National Guard Base Aug.19, 2021. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, and U.S. Air Force Col. Akshai Gandhi, 169th Fighter Wing commander, hosted Congresswoman Mace.

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