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  • 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
  • Swamp Fox Airmen support Adopt-a-Highway

    Six Airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing participated in the ongoing Adopt-a-Highway program along Highway 378 in front of the base, Dec. 10.Spanning nearly two miles along the highway, the Airmen picked up garbage thrown alongside of the road.Senior Airman Renae McNease, with the wing's emergency management office, volunteered for her first clean up
  • South Carolina ANG conducts exercises near the Florence Airport

    The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting an air defense exercises near the Florence Airport, December 11.As part of this routine exercise, fighter jets assigned to the SCANG's 169th Fighter Wing might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol between 10-11:30 a.m.Carefully planned and
  • SCANG helps Navy unit prepare for deployment

    Nearly 200 Airmen and more than a dozen Block 52 F-16 Fighting Falcon jets traveled across the country to train with the U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing One (CVW 1) who is preparing for an upcoming deployment aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt next spring.  CVW 1 was at Naval Air Station Fallon for what is comparable to the all-too-familiar
  • SCANG Suicide Awareness video now available online

    Suicide in the military has been at the forefront lately and the South Carolina Air National Guard's leadership has asked Ms. Mimi Meriwether, the wing's Director of Psychological Health, and Chaplain, Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman to develop a short video on suicide awareness.According to the Defense Suicide Prevention Office in July, 479 U.S. troops

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