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  • Swamp Foxes deploy to Saudi Arabia for expeditionary force rotation

    Approximately 300 Airmen and a contingent of F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing have deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Chief Caldwell selected as next command senior leader

    The South Carolina National Guard announces U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Camille R. W. Caldwell as the next state command senior enlisted leader (CSEL) for the South Carolina National Guard.
  • McEntire Joint National Guard Base holds Legislative Day for Congressional, state leaders and staff

    Three members of Congress, South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor, members of the South Carolina Legislature plus senior congressional staff spent March 5, 2021 with leaders of the South Carolina Military Department at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB). The purpose of the visit was to highlight the capabilities of McEntire JNGB for federal and state response as well as the benefits McEntire JNGB provides to the citizens of South Carolina. “We are honored to show our distinguished visitors McEntire’s value to our community, state and nation,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Akshai Gandhi, the 169th Fighter Wing Commander.
  • Swamp Fox Intel Hosts Air Combat Command Course

    The 169th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Intelligence Flight hosted the Air Combat Command (ACC) Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) mobile training course from November 9-20. The course consisted of students from the 51st Intelligence Squadron and the 20th OSS Intelligence Flight from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. plus four SCANG Airmen
  • Swamp Fox recruiters meet FY20 goal by successfully adapting to a COVID-19 world

    The 169th Fighter Wing’s Recruiting and Retention team met its fiscal year 2020 enlistment goal and continues bringing in potential Airmen to the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Steve David, Recruiting and Retention Superintendent, explained his team has successfully adapted to COVID challenges by shifting to a more focused virtual approach when communicating with applicants. “With the discovery of COVID, we’ve really ramped up our social media recruiting. We have additional assets from the National Guard Bureau (NGB) that allows us to have marketing and advertising individuals that assist us in social media, Facebook, and Indeed,” David said.
  • Swamp Foxes pay tribute to 9/11 with special aircraft paint job

    The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Maintenance Group honored the memory of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001 with a commemorative paint job on one of the SCANG’s F-16 aircraft.
  • Swamp Fox salute medical professionals during statewide flyover

    F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing paid tribute to the state’s medical professionals and first responders during a round-the-state flyover, Monday, April 27.
  • McEntire JNGB Fire Department construction underway

    A nearly $8 million construction project for an upgraded and expanded base fire department is ongoing for the next scheduled 18 months.
  • McEntire JNGB supports Seymour Johnson AFB exercise

    F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. and C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. descended onto the home of the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing as a part of Exercise Agile Lion, Jan. 14-16, testing the Air Force’s ability to rapidly deploy with a small footprint.
  • 245th ATCS returns from successful tour in Iraq

    Swamp Fox Airmen from the 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron returned recently from a seven-month deployment to Al Asad Air Base in central Iraq. Seventeen air traffic controllers and maintainers from the SCANG joined another dozen Airmen from the Mississippi Air National Guard for the March through October rotation. While there, they beefed up air

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