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  • Swamp Fox Airmen deploy like never before

    In never before accomplished fashion, the South Carolina Air National Guard Swamp Fox support staff is deploying a large contingency of...Swamp Fox support staff.SCANG Airmen assigned to the 169th Mission Support Group are preparing for several six-month deployments to locations all across the globe in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel."I
  • Suicide awareness, Team Swamp Fox is here to help those in need

    September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and there are places here at McEntire where Airmen can turn for help in times of need.  "Suicide prevention is a community effort," said Paul Wade, wing Director of Psychological Health. "We need to raise awareness on the risk factors and warning signs."Wade said his door is always open and there are
  • Sheriff’s Department and Airmen train during Active Shooter exercise

    Deputies from the Richland County Sheriff's Department partnered with the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Security Forces Squadron for an active shooter exercise, August 20.Training for a worst-case scenario is something civilian and military law enforcement agencies must do to protect civilian and military populations."The last thing you
  • South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes special guest

    Six-year-old Declan Alexander was honored as a Swamp Fox Pilot for a Day, receiving a hero's welcome from the moment he arrived here on base August 15.Declan and his father Brian Alexander, were guests of the South Carolina Air National Guard during the August drill weekend, as part of the Pilot for a Day program. The 169th Fighter Wing has
  • SCANG Chaplains attend multi-national event in Colombia

    South Carolina Air National Guard Chaplain, Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman and Master Sgt. Charles Williams, non-commissioned officer in charge for the SCANG Chaplain Corps, attended a three-day symposium in Bogota, Colombia, discussing how religion matters to military commanders, service members and their families, July 13-16.The symposium united
  • McEntire Student Flight steps into style

    Every month, a scattering of individuals across the base make their way from building to building, wide-eyed and wearing civilian clothes. Now, thanks to the support of the base, they're no longer individuals, but a team with a common goal. Even though the faces will change, the program mentoring our newest trainees, the 169th Student Flight, will
  • Brains of the Operation

    Having situational awareness is an integral part of mission success for the Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard; and the Airmen of the 169th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence Section play a critical role to support the Swamp Fox team."Our primary mission here is to support the F-16 aircraft, both in real-world situations and in
  • South Carolina Air National Guard civil engineers train in Israel

    South Carolina Air National Guard civil engineers have poured concrete, sweat, and more than 6,000 hours of hard work into a construction project 6,000 miles away from home. Airmen from the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force, completed a 19 day Deployment for Training in Israel. The DFT purpose is to construct four
  • 169th Medical Group holds Mass Casualty Exercise

    The 169th Medical Group performed a mass casualty exercise that simulated a collision involving a pick-up truck and a civilian bus transporting a local Boy Scout troop while on base, June 18, 2015. Valuable hands-on training such as this is necessary to prepare first-response teams should their services be needed during a real-world event when
  • Another Swamp Fox first, combined training with Polish Air Force

    The South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing sent more than 100 Airmen and a contingent of F-16s to Łask Air Base to train with the Polish Air Force's 32nd Tactical Air Wing and the 52nd Fighter Wing's 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem, Germany in June. This month-long, bi-lateral training, called Aviation Detachment Rotation

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