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  • South Carolina Air National Guard goes off grid for terror threat training

    It's just past 5 a.m., and nearly two dozen U.S. Airmen are responding to what may be multiple terror threats in a nearby village. They suit up in protective gear and grab essential equipment for the ruck from base camp to the village. Under the cover of darkness, the unsuspecting adversaries don't

  • SCANG Defenders receive new Air Force sidearm

    After more than three decades of use, the United States Air Force’s standard sidearm, the M-9 Beretta pistol, is being replaced by the newer M-18 Sig Sauer pistol. Airmen assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, informally known as Defenders, have recently been issued the new weapon and have

  • Swamp Fox engineers renovate Wateree Recreation Area

    More than 50 Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Civil Engineer Squadron executed a restoration project at the Wateree Recreation Area in Camden, South Carolina, during their extended drill weekend March 2-5, 2023.

  • To be airborne is to be ground ready

    After more than a year of weather wars, underground surprises, and miles of paper trails, a monumental endeavor in South Carolina Air National Guard history has ended. The runway reconstruction project at McEntire Joint National Guard Base was completed the first week in February.

  • 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,

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