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  • Airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing Return from First AFFORGEN Deployment

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. - Airmen assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing redeployed to McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., April 10. The service members deployed in October as part of the new Air Force Force Generation (AFFORGEN) model to U.S. Central Command’s area of

  • Civilian employees keep the South Carolina Air National Guard mission ready

    It's around 7 a.m. on a typical weekday morning at McEntire Joint National Guard Base and much quieter than the hustle and bustle of a drill weekend. Soon a familiar face begins loading a white van with cleaning supplies and essentials. She assembles her team and initiates a cleaning routine as she

  • Day in the life of 169th MXS Munitions

    You may have seen them on aircraft or in museums, but those long cylinders aren’t for decoration. Those missiles and bombs were made for war. Providing war-ready, agile, munitions to the 169th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets, the 169th Maintenance Squadron Munitions shop maintains

  • The South Carolina Military Museum: A hidden time machine

    Tucked away behind the adjutant general’s headquarters in downtown Columbia, close to the University of South Carolina’s football stadium, lies a hidden gem: the South Carolina Military Museum, home to many South Carolina military memories and artifacts.

  • Swamp Fox Maintenance wins ANG level award

    The National Guard Bureau announced today the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Maintenance Group has won the 2021 Maintenance Effectiveness Award (Cat II Medium Aircraft Maintenance) for the entire Air National Guard.

  • The Top 10 Moments in SCANG History

    Semper Primus. Latin for Always First. The motto of the South Carolina Air National Guard exemplifies what the men and women of the SCANG have aimed for and achieved over the last 75 years. The Swamp Fox emblem is recognized worldwide as the symbol of excellence in combat capability.With the SCANG’s

  • Behind the scenes with the SCANG’s top recruiter

    When it comes to recruiting, most people in the Air Force wouldn’t necessarily select that job as their first choice. They either want to maintain jets, fly the aircraft, or just generally be where all the action is. However, for U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Cayton, a production recruiter for