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  • 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
  • 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.
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