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  • 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
  • McEntire JNGB hosts STEM Day education experiences for SC Youth

    More than 2,000 South Carolina students and teachers with interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math received a day of focused-fun learning with Airmen and Soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard during a STEM Day event today.Public, private and home-schooled students from around the state participated in this unique experience
  • Swamp Fox bioenvironmental team leads the way for chemical testing

    The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, has a reputation for being number one. In addition to being awarded the 2017 Biomedical Science Corps Small Team of the Year, the team of five Swamp Foxes was the first choice from a selection of units to field-test
  • SCANG hosts Junior ROTC “Top Gun” competition

    More than 500 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from around the state traveled to McEntire Joint National Guard Base to compete in the 2019 “Top Gun” Drill Meet, March 23.This annual military drill and ceremony competition, hosted by the South Carolina Air National Guard, drew in 20 high schools from the Midlands, Upstate and the
  • SCANG supports NORAD during Super Bowl LIII

    When the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams kicked off Super Bowl LIII, South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets were securing the airspace above Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz stadium. The SCANG’s Aerospace Control Alert unit sent jets airborne to support the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command by
  • SCANG EV4 supports Hurricanes Florence and Michael first responders

    Months before the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, members of the 169th Communications Squadron’s Eagle Vision IV (EV4), Mobile Ground Satellite Station at McEntire, were already acquiring optical images of the high priority targets provided by Mr. Scott Brown, the Chief of Preparedness at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD). By

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