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  • Airmen Celebrate 5th Annual Diversity Event

    Airmen of the South Carolina National Guard joined together and celebrated cultural diversity here with "A Taste of McEntire" diversity event, Nov. 7.Airmen gathered to share food and cultural awareness festivities which featured Native-American, Filipino and Creole cuisines."It is not about ethnicity," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sachet
  • Swamp Fox ‘Blue’ supports communities during times of devastation

    Thousands of South Carolina National Guardsmen were called to state active duty for flood disaster response and recovery efforts that affected much of the state early October.For many Swamp Fox Airmen who were not activated, sitting at home and watching the news was not an option. Swarms of blue Swamp Fox t-shirts gathered in groups and dispersed
  • Professional organization supports Airmen and their families

    The National Guard Association of South Carolina and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States show its support to Airmen and their family members who are pursuing higher education goals during a check presentation ceremony, here Sept. 20.A $2,000 scholarship check was presented to Mary Grace Heustess, a full-time
  • Swamp Fox Airmen receive psychological director's support

    Dr. Paul D. Wade, the director of psychological health for the 169th Fighter Wing, recently offered his confidential support here to more than 1,400 Airmen."I provide confidential support and a myriad of resources for a number of issues that Airmen do not even know are out there," said Wade, who supports the commander's staff.Wade took his position
  • 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
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