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  • Swamp Fox engineers participate in joint training during airfield repair demonstration

    This isn’t your father’s rapid runway repair. Eight Airmen from the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron (169CES) joined Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Navy engineers to participate in an Expedient and Expeditionary Airfield Damage Repair (E-ADR) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), South Carolina April 21-28, 2021. The demonstration simulated the rapid repair of a battle damaged runway. Swamp Fox engineers were joined by engineers from the 36th Engineer Squadron, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, and the 647th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, plus engineers from U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Mississippi to field test the 'just enough, just-in-time' repair capability on a decommissioned runway at McEntire JNGB. The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s (AFCEC) Expedient and Expeditionary Airfield Damage Repair concept uses local materials and minimal manpower and equipment in order to expedite a temporary runway repair designed to support tactical and mixed load combat operations just long enough until a permanent repair can be made.
  • Swamp Fox fuels experts assist C-5 crew with maintenance problem during deployment surge

    Teamwork makes the dream work, as the old saying goes. When a C-5 Galaxy transport jet landed at McEntire last week to pack up cargo for the wing’s overseas deployment, the aircrew discovered a fuel leak which could have grounded the aircraft. Fortunately, three Swamp Fox Airmen stepped in with the right expertise to troubleshoot and fix the problem so the jet could take off on time.
  • Swamp Foxes deploy to Saudi Arabia for expeditionary force rotation

    Approximately 300 Airmen and a contingent of F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing have deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Chief Caldwell selected as next command senior leader

    The South Carolina National Guard announces U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Camille R. W. Caldwell as the next state command senior enlisted leader (CSEL) for the South Carolina National Guard.
  • Swamp Foxes pay tribute to 9/11 with special aircraft paint job

    The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Maintenance Group honored the memory of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001 with a commemorative paint job on one of the SCANG’s F-16 aircraft.
  • Swamp Fox salute medical professionals during statewide flyover

    F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing paid tribute to the state’s medical professionals and first responders during a round-the-state flyover, Monday, April 27.
  • McEntire JNGB Fire Department construction underway

    A nearly $8 million construction project for an upgraded and expanded base fire department is ongoing for the next scheduled 18 months.
  • McEntire JNGB supports Seymour Johnson AFB exercise

    F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. and C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. descended onto the home of the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing as a part of Exercise Agile Lion, Jan. 14-16, testing the Air Force’s ability to rapidly deploy with a small footprint.
  • 245th ATCS returns from successful tour in Iraq

    Swamp Fox Airmen from the 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron returned recently from a seven-month deployment to Al Asad Air Base in central Iraq. Seventeen air traffic controllers and maintainers from the SCANG joined another dozen Airmen from the Mississippi Air National Guard for the March through October rotation. While there, they beefed up air
  • Swamp Fox pause for Resiliency Stand-Down

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein ordered all wings across the Air Force to stand down for a day and focus on suicide prevention and resiliency after an increase of suicides in the Air Force, the SCANG held theirs in conjunction with an afternoon of family time.

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