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  • 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.
  • Swamp Fox Airmen fly ‘Missing Man’ formation for former Vietnam POW

    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jack Van Loan passed away in Columbia, October 14 and received full military honors during the funeral for his nearly 30 years of service, including his 2,116 days spent in the North Vietnamese prison, nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton.
  • McEntire hosts SC Military Base Task Force meeting

    The South Carolina Military Base Task Force held its quarterly meeting on McEntire JNGB to discuss key issues related to the military across the state, October 23, 2019. The meeting of gathered Task Force members is the first time the group has met at the base.
  • Swamp Fox medics train in San Diego

    The 169th Medical Group conducted their Medical Facility Annual Training at San Diego Naval Medical Center August 3-17. Although not everyone went the whole two weeks, 27 medical Airmen accomplished medical-related training at five different training sites that included the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot and Naval Air Station North Island. The
  • Swamp Fox air traffic control squadron trains at Georgetown County Airport

    The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron recently held annual training in Georgetown, South Carolina, to maintain their readiness in the event another natural disaster impacts the state.
  • The Swamp Foxes train to enhance disaster response

    In preparation for the 2019 hurricane season, the South Carolina National Guard hosted the National Guard Bureau for a test and demonstration of a tactical communications system, used to support disaster response.
  • Swamp Foxes wrap up a successful Arctic Challenge Exercise in Sweden

    U.S. Airmen, equipment, and F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing successfully finished three weeks in Sweden for Arctic Challenge Exercise 19. ACE 19 is a biennial Nordic aviation exercise that serves to amplify scenario-based defensive training and interaction between countries across northern Europe. “Training exercises like ACE 19 are critical because this region is full of potential adversaries with a robust air threat. And the way that threat will be dealt with is by all the partner nations coming together. Interoperability is what we sought to work on and grow,” said Col. Akshai Gandhi, 169th Fighter Wing Commander.
  • Ferrario briefs international media on Arctic Challenge Exercise 19

    157th Fighter Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Michael Ferrario briefed a crowd of 30 journalists from Sweden, the U.K. and other countries today at Kallax Air Base, Sweden. The discussion was about Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a Nordic aviation exercise that provides scenario-based training to prepare participating forces for enemy defensive
  • Swamp Fox Airmen improve quality of life at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii

    The South Carolina Air National Guard sent nearly 60 Airmen to Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii for the 169th Civil Engineer Squadron’s 2019 Deployment for Training. Bellows is an Air Force gem with its own private beaches and beautiful Hawaiian scenery, but the Swamp Foxes arrived to work hard and leave their mark by heavily
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