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

Feature Photograph, 1st Place

U.S. Airmen with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, work to prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets for launch during a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise, Jan. 12, 2013. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing are training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection, which evaluates a unit’s ability to process personnel and equipment from home station to a deployed location safely and efficiently, then operate and launch missions in a chemical combat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Feature Photograph, 1st Place U.S. Airmen with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, work to prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets for launch during a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise, Jan. 12, 2013. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing are training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection, which evaluates a unit’s ability to process personnel and equipment from home station to a deployed location safely and efficiently, then operate and launch missions in a chemical combat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Pictorial Photograph, 2nd Place

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Lambe, a fighter pilot with the South Carolina Air National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters, receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, while flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, Nov. 12, 2013. Col. Lambe is flying the F-16 fighter jet back to S.C. from a temporary duty at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., where the unit deployed to accomplish training for an upcoming Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Pictorial Photograph, 2nd Place U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Lambe, a fighter pilot with the South Carolina Air National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters, receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, while flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, Nov. 12, 2013. Col. Lambe is flying the F-16 fighter jet back to S.C. from a temporary duty at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., where the unit deployed to accomplish training for an upcoming Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Picture Story, 2nd Place

U.S. Airmen with the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, learn M4 carbine rifle fundamentals and techniques, Dec. 8, 2013. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing are preparing for an upcoming Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment to Southwest Asia.  (U.S. Air National Guard photographic layout by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Picture Story, 2nd Place U.S. Airmen with the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, learn M4 carbine rifle fundamentals and techniques, Dec. 8, 2013. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing are preparing for an upcoming Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air National Guard photographic layout by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Portrait-Personality Photograph, 3rd Place

U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Horn, a firefighter with the 268th Engineer Detachment, South Carolina National Guard attaches the regulator/breathing tube to his mask at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia, S.C., March 29, 2013. Firefighters of the 264th, 265th, 266th, 267th and 268th Engineer Detachments are performing their two-week annual training at the academy as part of their unit validation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago/Released)

Portrait-Personality Photograph, 3rd Place U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Horn, a firefighter with the 268th Engineer Detachment, South Carolina National Guard attaches the regulator/breathing tube to his mask at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia, S.C., March 29, 2013. Firefighters of the 264th, 265th, 266th, 267th and 268th Engineer Detachments are performing their two-week annual training at the academy as part of their unit validation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago/Released)

Illustrative Photograph, 3rd Place

U.S. Airmen with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., work to prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for launch during a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), Jan. 12, 2013. The Phase I ORE evaluates a unit’s ability to process personnel and equipment from home station to a deployed location safely and efficiently. The South Carolina Air National Guard is training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection later this year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

Illustrative Photograph, 3rd Place U.S. Airmen with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., work to prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for launch during a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), Jan. 12, 2013. The Phase I ORE evaluates a unit’s ability to process personnel and equipment from home station to a deployed location safely and efficiently. The South Carolina Air National Guard is training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection later this year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. -- 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/SCANG
Contributors:
Lt. Col. James St. Clair
2nd Lt. Stephen Hudson
Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder
Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson
Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago

For their diligent efforts in new media with the 169th FW website - www.169fw.ang.af.mil, Facebook - www.facebook.com/scang.swampfox, Twitter - www.twitter.com/theSCANG, and         Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/thescang.

Photography winners:
1st Place - Feature Photograph, Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson
2nd Place - Pictorial Photograph, Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson
2nd Place - Picture Story, Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson
3rd Place - Portrait/Personality Photograph, Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
3rd Place - Illustrative Photograph, Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson