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  • South Carolina Air National Guard wraps up successful Top Gun drill meet

    The South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) hosted 20 high school Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) teams for the “Top Gun” drill meet competition, March 26. This competition is considered the state championship. The SCANG has held the drill meet over the past three decades. However,

  • SCANG Announces Temporary Operations at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

    The South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) announced a temporary relocation operation of F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). The temporary operation, set to begin in April and last for six months, comes as McEntire will soon begin resurfacing

  • Ten Swamp Foxes reflect on thirty years going to the desert

    In April 2021, the South Carolina Air National Guard’s (SCANG) 169th Fighter Wing sent more than 300 Airmen on a three-month deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, FREDOM’S SENTINEL and SPARTAN SHIELD. Amazingly, 10 members of

  • 169th Fighter Wing conducts change of command

    The South Carolina Air National Guard conducted a change of command ceremony Saturday September 11, 2021. U.S. Air Force Col. Quaid H. Quadri, Jr. assumed command of the 169th Fighter Wing from Col. Akshai Gandhi. Quadri is now in charge of organizing, training and equipping the largest operational

  • 169th Fighter Wing hosts second airfield repair demonstration

    The 169th Fighter Wing hosted another U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) led runway repair demonstration Aug. 16 to Sept. 1. During this iteration, lessons learned from the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) held at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB) four months ago

  • Congresswoman Mace visits McEntire Joint National Guard Base

    U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace from Charleston, South Carolina visited McEntire Joint National Guard Base Aug.19, 2021. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, and U.S. Air Force Col. Akshai Gandhi, 169th Fighter Wing commander, hosted Congresswoman Mace.

  • Swamp Foxes return from Saudi Arabia after successful deployment

    Approximately 300 Airmen and a contingent of F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing have returned home after a successful three month deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Swamp Foxes Support Operation Healthy Delta 2021

    More than 40 Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) deployed to the Midwest to participate in Operation Healthy Delta 2021, a Department of Defense sponsored Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program designed to provide military training opportunities by delivering key services

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