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  • 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
  • Wing Inspection Team Evaluates Deployment Readiness Processes

    Equipped with red Swamp Fox hats and badges, the Wing Inspection Team, WIT, assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, participated in the Red Flag Deployment Inspection here, Jan. 19-22.Inspectors from the Air Combat Command Inspector General, ACC-IG, were also on-hand as part of the 169th FW Unit Effectiveness Inspection, UEI, Midpoint evaluation.The
  • McEntire Offers Free Motorcycle Training Courses

    South Carolina National Guard and 169th Fighter Wing personnel and their dependent family members are welcome to participate in the various Motorcycle Safety Courses offered throughout the year here, free of charge.The Basic Riders Course, The Basic Rider's Course II and the Military Sport Bike Course are tailored to the different skill levels of
  • Human Trafficking - You may be closer than you think...

    Do you know or would you recognize the signs of human trafficking? Have you ever witnessed suspicious behavior that could be indicators of human trafficking? Do you know what to do if you did observe suspicious behavior? In other words, how can YOU combat trafficking in persons? Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a serious violation of human rights
  • AAFES multiplies customers’ purchasing power

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been helping our service members for 125 years. So many of the installations around the world have large Base/Post Exchanges, gas stations and commissaries that often times we can forget that AAFES is part of our Swamp Fox family here. "Although we are small, our BX is profitable due to the value

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