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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

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