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  • 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
  • Swamp Fox Airman has a passion for helping others

    "I love to help people find their journey and be an inspiration for other people," said Knox, an emergency management technician, with the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Civil Engineering Squadron.In 2005, Knox and her family suffered through catastrophic events during Hurricane Katrina.  Today, she employs her resiliency, selflessness
  • Motorcycle Safety Course available now

    With warmer temperatures and longer days, more motorcyclists will take to the roads, and the Swamp Fox Safety Office says all riders must take the Motorcycle Safety Course. "If you are in the military, and ride a motorcycle, you need to take this course," said Chief Master Sgt. Lee Shepherd, Safety and Occupational Health Manager. "We offer the
  • McEntire Airmen crash into training

    Consider this scenario, an aircraft coming in for a routine landing has been damaged, leaving a trail of aircraft parts and debris in its wake. The F-16 Fighting Falcon came to a slow, grinding halt in the middle of the runway.This is the scenario that personnel from various base maintenance shops and support agencies participated in as a simulated
  • SCANG celebrates "Family Day"

    During May's training weekend, the roars of nearby  F-16 Fighting Falcons engines were replaced by live music, children's laughter and the occasional sound of a revving race car engine on display nearby.Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard took a pause from training to celebrate family during the 2015 Family Day, held May 2."Family Day
  • Swamp Fox Airmen get muddy for a good cause

    Financial hardships can strike anytime, and the Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard dove headfirst into helping by getting muddy for a good cause.The McEntire First Sergeants' Council held a Mud Run prior to Saturday's Family Day to support a fundraising effort called The Warm Hearts Foundation, which supports Airmen who are facing an
  • Swamp Fox Airmen welcome Air Guard's top enlisted advisor

    The Air National Guard is rapidly changing, said the ANG top enlisted advisor during his recent visit with Swamp Fox Airmen here, April 11th.Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, Command Chief of the Air National Guard, visited with Swamp Fox Airmen as part of a two-day trip to the South Carolina Air National Guard, April 11-12. His message to the
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