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  • Swamp Fox Engineers build homes for Navajo veterans during training mission to New Mexico

    Forty engineers from the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, spent their two weeks of annual training building homes for Native American veterans in Gallup, New Mexico.
  • 300 members of SC Air National Guard deploy with dozen jets to Southwest Asia

    About a dozen South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets and the 300 citizen-soldiers who support them are on their way to Southwest Asia for an Air Expeditionary Force rotation.
  • SCANG holds change of command ceremony

    In front of the assembled wing, Col. Nicholas Gentile Jr. handed the reins of the 169th Fighter Wing to the vice wing commander, Col. Akshai Gandhi, June 23.
  • SCANG hosts Junior ROTC “Top Gun” competition

    The sound of cadence calls and marching filled the air Saturday as more than 500 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from around the state converged on McEntire Joint National Guard Base to compete in the 2018 “Top Gun” Drill Meet.
  • FSR, it's not just another military acronym

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing have completed training throughout the last few months here in response to a mass directive aimed at the Air Force from Gen. David Goldfein, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.“The CSAF is saying we need to focus on other core competencies,” said Col. Akshai Gandhi,
  • ANG firefighters get fired up about HAZMAT course

    The U.S. Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing hosted 27 firefighters, assigned to units from all over the country, as part of a mandatory hazardous material technician training course here, March 15. “Hazardous material incidents are becoming a growing issue with all the various products that are being made,” said Scott Hebert, an instructor
  • SCANG members hit their mark and earn German Marksmanship Award

    Three National Guard Airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard were top shots this month, earning the German Army’s Schutzenschnur marksmanship badge during a shooting competition held March 1-2 at the McCrady Training Site.     During the event each of the Swamp Fox Airmen fired the German G36 Rifle, P8 Pistol and MG3
  • SCANG Revamps Recycling Programs

    The 169th Fighter Wing Environmental Management Office (EMO) has many programs to assist Airmen of the South Carolina National Guard with their recycling needs. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James Merriman, assigned to the 169th Mission Support Group, and co-located within the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, began his position as the Environmental
  • Air Force Chief of Staff and elected officials visit McEntire Joint National Guard Base

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with members of South Carolina’s Congressional delegation, visited McEntire Joint National Guard Base Friday. The purpose of the trip was to tour the base and meet with senior South Carolina National Guard leaders and Airmen of the 169th Fighter Wing. The trip made good on a “rain
  • Major assessments accomplished in true Swamp Fox fashion

    The South Carolina Air National Guard recently completed three major assessments in three weeks, proving once again that Swamp Fox Airmen are mission ready. At the same time, preparations for a direct hit threat from Category 4 Hurricane Irma loomed, resulting in the SCANG’s direct support of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands relief efforts. These
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