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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 169th Fighter Wing/Public Affairs 2013 NGB Media Contest winners

    Congratulations to the 169th Fighter Wing/Public Affairs team for their outstanding representation of the South Carolina National Guard in the 2013 National Guard Bureau Media Contest.2nd Place, Outstanding initiative in New Media, 169th Fighter Wing/SCANGContributors: Lt. Col. James St. Clair2nd

  • Different uniform: same mission

    The Defenders at McEntire Joint National Guard Base don't all wear the Airman Battle Uniform, some wear blue. However, they are all committed to protecting McEntire's people, assets and property. That is especially true for Security Specialist Veronica Dennis.Dennis is a civilian South Carolina

  • July Commander's Corner

    It has been a couple years since my last Commander's Column, and this wing has continued to set new standards and demonstrate the patriotism, professionalism, and performance that make me so proud to be a Swamp Fox. You have all epitomized the Air Force's core values of "Service Before Self" and

  • July Chief's Concerns

    I recently had the opportunity to attend a Command Chiefs' meeting, standing in for our State Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Larry Crowson. The meeting was very informative and numerous important topics were discussed. One of the main topics was the process of conforming to a "3 to 1" Total Force

  • June Commander's Corner

    As I write these words in late April, with the specter of budget cuts this year and next, there are technician furloughs and possibly another round of Base Realignment and Closure on the horizon. All the while, we are still making every preparation for a Certified Readiness Evaluation in September.