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  • South Carolina Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing is Mission Ready

    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – From exercising air power in South America to conducting hurricane evacuations and deploying short notice to support a high-priority exercise, Airmen assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing are demonstrating they are agile, reliable and mission

  • South Carolina Guard Builds Blackfeet Nation Senior Center

    HEART BUTTE, Mont. – Thirty-nine Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Civil Engineer Squadron and 169th Force Support Squadron built a senior center in Montana for the Blackfeet Nation Aug. 28-Sept. 10 during their annual deployment for training.Each year the South Carolina Air

  • South Carolina Air National Guard, Colombia Wrap Up Exercise

    BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – About 100 Airmen and eight F-16 fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing participated in Relampago VII, a combined Colombian and U.S. exercise. The Aug. 26-Sept. 11 exercise focused on training techniques, tactics and procedures and

  • Sentry Savannah builds warfighter readiness, lethality

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – About 1,300 Total Force Airmen, joint personnel and civilian partners and more than 50 airframes participated in exercise Sentry Savannah May 2-15.Hosted by the Air Dominance Center at Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center, Sentry Savannah showcased the nation’s combat aircraft

  • Swamp Fox maintenance hosts Bulgarian air force officers

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. – Six Bulgarian air force maintenance officers spent two days with the 169th Maintenance Group discussing maintenance best practices as a part of a subject matter expert exchange.Earlier in the week, the Bulgarian air force team visited the 134th Air

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.