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  • 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
  • SCANG Spotlight, Senior Airman Curtis Nye

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Nye is a weapons loading crew member who ensures that Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jets are locked and loaded before takeoff. "We maintain the weapon systems on the F-16 and load the munitions systems and guns on the aircraft," said Nye, an active associate assigned to the 169th Maintenance Squadron.Nye is a Woodland,
  • SCANG Spotlight, Staff Sgt. Latoya Washington

    Since 2008, Staff Sgt. Latoya Washington has been a valuable asset in making sure that McEntire's pilots are soaring to new heights and always fit to fight."When I am assigned to a task, I set myself to a very high standard to get the task done to the best of my ability," said Washington.As an aviation resource manager, Washington is responsible
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Continue at McEntire

    Thursday, Dec. 4, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the findings of a Presidential-mandated report on sexual assaults in the military.The Defense Department's aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assault in the military are having an impact, but there's much more work to be done, Secretary Hagel told Pentagon reporters during the press