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  • 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.
  • Ferrario briefs international media on Arctic Challenge Exercise 19

    157th Fighter Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Michael Ferrario briefed a crowd of 30 journalists from Sweden, the U.K. and other countries today at Kallax Air Base, Sweden. The discussion was about Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a Nordic aviation exercise that provides scenario-based training to prepare participating forces for enemy defensive
  • Swamp Fox Airmen improve quality of life at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii

    The South Carolina Air National Guard sent nearly 60 Airmen to Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii for the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron’s 2019 Deployment for Training. Bellows is an Air Force gem with its own private beaches and beautiful Hawaiian scenery, but the Swamp Foxes arrived to work hard and leave their mark by heavily
  • Airmen, aircraft arrive in Sweden for Arctic Challenge 19

    U.S. Airmen, equipment, and F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Columbia, South Carolina, arrived here today for the first day of Arctic Challenge Exercise 19 taking place throughout Norway, Sweden and Finland.ACE19 is a biennial Nordic aviation exercise that
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