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  • F-16 Engines Rumble in the Hush House after Renovations

    Construction on the South Carolina Air National Guard's Enclosed Noise Suppression System Structure concluded here, May 6, after approximately 12 weeks of renovations.The renovations began in February and recur approximately each decade due to the slow and continuous oxidation of the metal structure. The nearly 7,000 square-foot structure is large
  • Swamp Fox Airmen and Families Celebrate History and Diversity

    Family, fun and fellowship fueled the atmosphere here during May's training weekend, May 14.Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard and their families gathered for the 169th Fighter Wing's Family Day celebration to participate in numerous activities designed to entertain and educate them on the unit's mission."Family Day is a chance for us
  • SCANG welcomes new leaders during change of command

    The Swamp Fox welcomed three new commanders as the guidon was passed on several key leadership roles during a change-of-command ceremony during May's drill weekend, May 14.Colonel David Meyer handed over command of the 169th Fighter Wing to his vice commander, Col. Nicholas Gentile, as Meyer moves to a new leadership role at a national level. Meyer
  • Inaugural Base2Base run a success

    61 people participated in the inaugural Base2Base run on May 1 from Eastover to Sumter, SC. Relay teams of two runners as well as individuals ran eastbound along Highway 378 for 21.2 miles. The race started at the front gate at McEntire Joint National Guard Base and finished at Shaw Park on the eastern side of Shaw Air Force Base. The race was
  • SCANG personnel aim high to win TAG match

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. - South Carolina Air National Guard personnel brought back the trophy for 1st place from the annual Warfighter Sustainment Exercise that took place at McCrady Training Center, March 6, 2016.The SCANG has participated in the largely Army dominated event for the last five years and has come home with the first
  • F-35s Arrive at McEntire

    The South Carolina Air National Guard welcomed two F-35A Lightning II fighter jets on its runway for the first time, March 21st and 22nd.The F-35A fighter pilots, assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, arrived to perform fourth and fifth generation integration fighter training with F-16 pilots assigned to the 169th
  • CONR Deputy Commander Visits the SCANG

    Canadian Forces Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier, deputy commander of the Continental United States NORAD Region, flew with the South Carolina Air National Guard here and addressed the 169th Fighter Wing's role in the homeland defense mission, February 29 - March 1.During his visit, Pelletier toured the base with U.S. Air Force Col. David Meyer,
  • Austin retires, McEntire may have the last WAF

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lorrie Austin, an accounting liaison assigned to the 169th Comptroller Flight, and who is believed to be the last enlisted service member of the Women of the Air Force, prepares to retire with 21 years of active service from the South Carolina Air National Guard here, Feb. 26th.The Air Force didn't allow women in their
  • F-16's Fast-track Through Flight Line Fueling

    Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard demonstrated the need for speed last weekend as they accelerated six F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets through "hot-pit" ground refueling exercises here, February 6-7.Keeping the F-16's engines running reduces the amount of time the jet is on the ground between flights from almost two hours to less
  • Swamp Fox Airmen prepare at RED FLAG

    More than 150 Swamp Fox Airmen and nearly a dozen F-16 fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing, have deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada to prepare for an aviation Theater Security Package deployment this summer.This type of training is necessary in order for any unit to achieve the four "R's" of being

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