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  • 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 the 169th Fighter Wing, there’s nowhere else he’d rather be except recruiting. Cayton loves his job as a recruiter and is the top production recruiter for the South Carolina Air National Guard.
  • South Carolina Air National Guard performs COVID-19 tests for mission critical personnel

    Due to an innovative partnership with Lexington Medical Center, U.S. Air National Guard Airmen with the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG), are being rapidly tested for COVID-19 to ensure critical missions can continue uninterrupted.
  • Employer support critical to South Carolina National Guard’s COVID response

    Since March, the South Carolina National Guard has mobilized nearly 500 Soldiers and Airmen to augment local authorities’ medical response to COVID-19. These service members have temporarily left their civilian jobs and Families while performing their military duty. The support they receive from their civilian employers is crucial to being able to perform vital missions across the state. Two such employers, the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Morehead City, North Carolina and Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe in Lexington, South Carolina, employ U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jennifer Wagner and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jennifer Heller, respectively. Wagner and Heller are both U.S. Air National Guard Airmen with the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) and have been on active duty orders since early May.
  • New 169th Fighter Wing Director of Psychological Health springs into action

    During his deployment to Turkey, Rico Brown witnessed a mental health technician having to juggle multiple social service jobs for hundreds of Soldiers. “I saw the opportunity to observe and to see there was a gap. There had to be a way to contribute more,” Brown said. It was that experience that inspired Brown to switch careers and go into to the field of mental health services. Today, Brown is the South Carolina Air National Guard’s new Director of Psychological Health (DPH).
  • Swamp Fox medical technicians support COVID-19 state response

    Two U.S. Air National Guard Airmen with the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) have been working on the leading edge of South Carolina’s medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SCANG Snapshot, Master Sgt. Kenny Monroe

    As a Swamp Fox serving in the South Carolina Air National Guard, Airmen know they are part of one of the premier National Guard Bases in the country.
  • SCANG Spotlight, Airman 1st Class Luke Ikeda

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luke Ikeda, a crew chief assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, has a reputation for being a leader.Ikeda joined active duty Air Force while living in Hawaii to further his education. McEntire is his first duty station, and he arrived earlier this year.“I joined the Air Force to serve my country and get
  • SCANG Spotlight, Senior Airman Romel Scott

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Romel Scott, a radio frequency technician assigned to the 169th Communications Squadron of the South Carolina Air National Guard, has everybody at McEntire talking.
  • SCANG Spotlight, Tech. Sgt. Chad Peebles

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Peebles, assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, has always been in the role of helping people."It feels good to be the first line of defense," said Peebles, the NCOIC of intelligence and investigations and the alternate wing anti-terrorism officer for the squadron. "If there is no one to protect the base,
  • SCANG Spotlight, Senior Airman David Wilkins

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Wilkins serves to ensure that the South Carolina Air National Guard's electronic data and information systems are secure."My job is to secure information, classified or unclassified, according to procedure on computer, communication and security emissions," said Wilkins, a cyber surety journeyman assigned to the