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  • SCANG Airmen partner with Virginia Soldiers during Vigilant Guard

    South Carolina National Guard Airmen and Virginia National Guard Soldiers are partnering to provide communications support to military, federal, state and local emergency management services as part of Vigilant Guard March 4-12, 2015, in Georgetown, South Carolina. Vigilant Guard is a series of federally funded disaster-response drills conducted by
  • Gen. Grass visits Vigilant Guard in South Carolina

    The National Guard's top officer got a first-hand look at training taking place at Vigilant Guard this week.Chief, National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank J. Grass visited multiple venues in Georgetown County during the exercise to get an up-close look at joint training between National Guard, emergency management and first responder personnel. Grass
  • Colombian military gets firsthand look at Vigilant Guard South Carolina

    As Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard's 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company from Abbeville, South Carolina. ferried a vehicle across the Sampit River, they were joined by curious onlookers. None more important than members of the Colombian military who are on hand this week to watch Vigilant Guard unfold.The South Carolina National
  • Air Traffic Control plays major role in Vigilant Guard

    A Category 4 hurricane named Zephyr slammed into the South Carolina coast, knocking out power and communications. That is the scenario of Vigilant Guard, a training exercise going on in South Carolina, March 3-12.With any large-scale natural disaster, the ability to bring in relief supplies or responders is based on the ability to get the airlift
  • Strong Bonds Valentine's Marriage Refresher Course

    The South Carolina Air National Guard's Chaplain Corps and Family Readiness staff held their first Strong Bonds Valentine's Marriage Refresher Course at the base dining facility after the unit training assembly, Feb. 7. Fourteen couples and staff enjoyed a break from the duty day to reflect on tools to strengthen their marriage over a delicious
  • South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes Colombian Air Force visitors

    The South Carolina Air National Guard welcomed officers from the Colombian Air Force this week as part of a Key Leader Engagement and Subject Matter Expert exchange.The commander of the Colombian Air Force, General of Air Guillermo Leon Leon, and six Colombian Air Force officers visited the base for three days, taking time to meet with F-16 flight
  • South Carolina Air National Guard bids farewell to "Doc" Chow

    Surrounded by family, friends, dignitaries and his fellow Swamp Fox, South Carolina Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Jim Chow closed the door on a 30-year military career, Feb. 8.Dr. Chow is a local physician at the Columbia Skin Clinic specializing in skin cancer surgery and dermatologic reconstructive surgery. He is a nationally-acclaimed doctor and
  • Swamp Fox Readiness Surge a Success

    Swamp Fox F-16s ripping through the air across South Carolina on a drill weekend is not unusual. What made February's flying schedule a bit different for the maintainers and pilots was the pace of a "flying surge" exercise performed here, Feb. 7, 2015.Members of the 169th Fighter Wing executed training in high-tempo flying missions as practice for
  • Eagle Vision dedicated during ceremony

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and South Carolina National Guard leadership dedicated Eagle Vision during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Jan. 11.Eagle Vision 4 (EV4), based here at McEntire, is one of only five unclassified Air Force Tactical Mobile Satellite Ground Stations owned by the Department of Defense (DOD). Eagle Vision produces near
  • New main gate opens in January

    Anyone coming on base starting in early January will see a new front gate with improved security features.Construction started on the $2.2 million National Guard Bureau-funded project in early 2014. The new gate features facility improvements making the base current with Department of Defense antiterrorism standards. Everything done in the
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