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  • 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
  • Swamp Foxes volunteer to help Tyndall AFB recover from Hurricane Michael

    A team of nine South Carolina Air National Guard Airmen volunteered to help nudge Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida toward recovery after Hurricane Michael left the base in near complete destruction this past October.Within 24 hours of receiving the request for support, personnel from the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron and Medical Group were on the
  • McEntire JNGB staged for Florence relief efforts

    In the aftermath and devastating flooding in South Carolina due to Tropical Storm Florence, this sprawling base in Lower Richland County is again the hub of activity for the National Guard’s domestic operations response.
  • South Carolina Air National Guard Airmen assist law enforcement, safeguard citizens

    The South Carolina Air National Guard deployed 13 Airmen, assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, to assist law enforcement recovery efforts following the path of Tropical Storm Florence.
  • SCANG honors life of Swamp Fox leader, friend

    Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Stanley Hood Sr., former South Carolina Air National Guard chief of staff and base commander from Columbia, South Carolina, passed away August 25.

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