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  • NGAUS president visits McEntire

    The president of the National Guard Association of the United States, retired U.S. Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, witnessed his first ever Swamp Fox air defense practice scramble during a visit to the base, Sept. 23.“I can’t express to you the value of being able to see the operations and watch members of the South Carolina Air
  • Pilots participate in Water Survival Training

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 157th Fighter Squadron undergo water survival training at Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina, Aug. 13.            The mandatory tri-annual training is designed to refresh pilots on survival and recovery procedures should they find themselves in
  • Improving defenses from abroad

    One of our very own Swamp Fox Defenders, Capt. Bakari Prioleau, the 169th Security Forces Squadron operations officer here, recently earned the opportunity to train with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. Prioleau teamed up with the 609 Squadron Auxiliary Forces at RAF Leeming in Northallerton, England, for a two-week annual training period, as
  • South Carolina National Guard supports State Partner during international air show

    The South Carolina Air National Guard wrapped up a full week in Rionegro supporting its State Partner during the Colombian air force’s Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia, July 13-16. The week started with two Swamp Fox F-16s flying to Colombia and meeting up with the Colombian air force’s Kfirs based in Palenquero for some air-to-air
  • Structurally fit to fight

    Orange barrels and construction cones are becoming a common sight around McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and they are not going away anytime soon.  The good news is that McEntire is upgrading its facilities and expanding the base community.Select buildings and runway sections are undergoing renovations designed and contracted by the 169th Civil
  • South Carolina National Guard says “thank you” with Air Ground Expo

    The South Carolina National Guard completed a successful weekend hosting its 2017 Air and Ground Expo. The event drew an estimated 70,000 visitors over three days and is the first expo held at McEntire Joint National Guard Base since 2009.
  • Rule #1: Safety Always

    Swamp Fox Airmen prepare for an Environmental Safety Visit
  • STARBASE Swamp Fox celebrates ten years at McEntire

    STARBASE Swamp Fox, a Department of Defense math and science program for fifth-graders, held a special ceremony Sunday to celebrate its tenth anniversary of being hosted at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.
  • Combat Shield validates Swamp Fox readiness

    The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Avionics shop received its annual Combat Shield evaluation Jan. 18 – 20. The annual inspection conducted by the Combat Shield evaluation team assigned to the 16th and 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is geared toward ensuring the
  • SCANG Spotlight, Staff Sgt. Gregory Mason

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Mason, a services specialist assigned to the 169th Force Support Squadron, is reputable by his peers to be self-motivated and fun.  “A lot of people focus on the food aspect of services, and they don’t think about the other four major areas,” said Mason. A Bangor, Maine native, Mason grew up in a single-child
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