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Swamp Fox Airmen support Adopt-a-Highway

Senior Airman Renae McNease (left) and Airman 1st Class Angel Knox, emergency management technicians with the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, pick up trash during an Adopt-a-Highway clean-up held Dec. 11, 2014. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s Environmental Office partners with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to pick up garbage outside of McEntire Joint National Guard Base four times a year and Airmen on base volunteer their efforts to keep the stretch of highway outside of the main gate clean.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stephen Hudson/Released)

Senior Airman Renae McNease (left) and Airman 1st Class Angel Knox, emergency management technicians with the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, pick up trash during an Adopt-a-Highway clean-up held Dec. 11, 2014. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s Environmental Office partners with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to pick up garbage outside of McEntire Joint National Guard Base four times a year and Airmen on base volunteer their efforts to keep the stretch of highway outside of the main gate clean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stephen Hudson/Released)

South Carolina Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kyle Salcedo, an emergency management technician with the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, picks up trash during an Adopt-a-Highway clean-up held Dec. 11, 2014. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s Environmental Office partners with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to pick up garbage outside of McEntire Joint National Guard Base four times a year and Airmen on base volunteer their efforts to keep the stretch of highway outside of the main gate clean.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stephen Hudson/Released)

South Carolina Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kyle Salcedo, an emergency management technician with the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, picks up trash during an Adopt-a-Highway clean-up held Dec. 11, 2014. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s Environmental Office partners with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to pick up garbage outside of McEntire Joint National Guard Base four times a year and Airmen on base volunteer their efforts to keep the stretch of highway outside of the main gate clean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Stephen Hudson/Released)

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. -- Six Airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing participated in the ongoing Adopt-a-Highway program along Highway 378 in front of the base, Dec. 10.

Spanning nearly two miles along the highway, the Airmen picked up garbage thrown alongside of the road.
Senior Airman Renae McNease, with the wing's emergency management office, volunteered for her first clean up as a way to give back to her community and the installation.

"I really enjoy getting out and showing support," McNease said during the Adopt-a-Highway clean up.

The Environmental Office began participating with Adopt-a-Highway in 2010, since the wing does four walks per year, snagging bags of trash along the way. Sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Adopt-a-Highway is another way the South Carolina Air National Guard gives back to the local community.