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  • South Carolina Air National Guard turns 74

    EASTOVER, S.C. – Happy birthday Swamp Fox! Seventy-four years ago today, Harry S. Truman was president and Strom Thurmond had just been elected governor of South Carolina when the South Carolina Air National Guard was organized. On Dec. 9, 1946, the SCANG’s first muster was held. Fourteen officers and 36 enlisted men reported for roll call that
  • Cargo aircraft turned rescue platform for astronaut recovery

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – It’s Nov. 13, two days before a historic rocket launch, and a helicopter pilot approaches a cargo jet on a clear morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. He is carrying a black box and surrounded by movement; truckloads of rescue crafts and personnel are loaded onto the airframe, prepping the jet to save
  • Resilience is key for new psychological health director

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. – During his deployment to Turkey, Rico Brown witnessed a mental health technician juggling 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. That inspired Brown to switch careers to the
  • South Carolina Air National Guard supports F-AIR Colombia

    The South Carolina Air National Guard wrapped up a full week in Rionegro supporting its State Partnership Program during the Colombian air force’s air and trade show, Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia, July 13-16.

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