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  • Swamp Fox Airmen fly ‘Missing Man’ formation for former Vietnam POW

    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jack Van Loan passed away in Columbia, October 14 and received full military honors during the funeral for his nearly 30 years of service, including his 2,116 days spent in the North Vietnamese prison, nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton.
  • McEntire hosts SC Military Base Task Force meeting

    The South Carolina Military Base Task Force held its quarterly meeting on McEntire JNGB to discuss key issues related to the military across the state, October 23, 2019. The meeting of gathered Task Force members is the first time the group has met at the base.
  • Swamp Fox medics train in San Diego

    The 169th Medical Group conducted their Medical Facility Annual Training at San Diego Naval Medical Center August 3-17. Although not everyone went the whole two weeks, 27 medical Airmen accomplished medical-related training at five different training sites that included the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot and Naval Air Station North Island. The
  • Operation Task Force America

    Recently, the U.S. Air National Guard 169th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s fuels management flight participated in Operation Task Force America, a joint exercise with the U.S. Army Reserves.
  • The Swamp Fox marks 3rd Relámpago exercise with the Colombian Air Force

    The South Carolina Air National Guard trained with their State Partnership Program counterparts, the Colombian Air Force, during exercise Relámpago 4. This is the third time SCANG F-16s have gone to Rionegro, Colombia to fly with the Colombian Air Force. Some of the missions they practiced include Air Combat Maneuver, Opposed Surface Attack
  • SCANG participates in Colombian Air Show and Key Leader Engagement

    More than 60 U.S. Airmen and four F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Columbia, South Carolina, participated in the Feria Aeronáutica Internacional Rionegro (F-AIR) in Rionegro, Colombia, July 11-14 as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP). In addition, following the airshow, the SCANG will take part in a joint exercise with the Colombian Air Force known as Relampago 4.
  • Swamp Fox air traffic control squadron trains at Georgetown County Airport

    The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron recently held annual training in Georgetown, South Carolina, to maintain their readiness in the event another natural disaster impacts the state.
  • The Swamp Foxes train to enhance disaster response

    In preparation for the 2019 hurricane season, the South Carolina National Guard hosted the National Guard Bureau for a test and demonstration of a tactical communications system, used to support disaster response.
  • Swamp Foxes wrap up a successful Arctic Challenge Exercise in Sweden

    U.S. Airmen, equipment, and F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing successfully finished three weeks in Sweden for Arctic Challenge Exercise 19. ACE 19 is a biennial Nordic aviation exercise that serves to amplify scenario-based defensive training and interaction between countries across northern Europe. “Training exercises like ACE 19 are critical because this region is full of potential adversaries with a robust air threat. And the way that threat will be dealt with is by all the partner nations coming together. Interoperability is what we sought to work on and grow,” said Col. Akshai Gandhi, 169th Fighter Wing Commander.
  • Swamp Fox maintainers adapt and overcome harsh arctic conditions in Sweden

    After years of perfecting how to operate in overseas desert environments, the Swamp Foxes from the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) flipped the script by deploying to northern Sweden for Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE) 19. Unpredictable weather, the remote location and unexpected major maintenance difficulties provided Swamp Fox maintainers plenty of problems to work through during their three-week TDY in support of the Nordic exercise.

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