An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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

  • Published
  • By Capt. Lisa Allen, 169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
  • 169th Fighter Wing

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 responsibility.

During their deployment, they fulfilled the tasking order from 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central), offering agile combat support and strengthening partnerships crucial for CENTCOM operations.

U.S. Air Force Colonel Michael Ferrario, commander of the 169th Fighter Wing, expressed his gratitude to the airmen for the jobs they performed during the last six months. “Our airmen played a critical role in executing a mission of national, regional, and global importance. They trained extensively to execute any mission they may be called to do, and I am proud of how they performed and represented the Air National Guard and the State of South Carolina.”

Although the members of the 169th Fighter Wing have returned home, their mission remains ongoing. The 169th Fighter Wing continues to uphold readiness, ensuring that the challenges of tomorrow are met with preparedness today.