www.169fw.ang.af.mil delivers the latest breaking news and information on the 169th Fighter Wing including top stories, features, leadership, policies, and more. Gross, Charles J (1996), The Air National Guard and the American Military Tradition, United States Dept. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On Monday, the SC Air National Guard will be flying over hospitals throughout the state to thank healthcare workers and first responders for … No tours will be given on drill weekends or federal holidays. Michael Fisher and Senior Airman Joseph Richter were part of a team who designed a commemorative tail flash on a Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jet with the tail number 911 to honor those who died during the terrorists attacks. U.S. Air Force, retired, Col. Jack Van Loan, fighter pilot and Vietnam War prisoner of war, was honored with a Missing Man flyover during his funeral held at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, October 26, 2019. Joshua Rosecrans, a pilot assigned to the 157th Fighter Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., February 4, 2020. James Bosley, program manager for the 169th Fighter Wing's Drug Demand Reduction Program at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., performs a nasopharyngeal swab on a mission essential Airman assigned to an Aerospace Control Alert trained unit with the South Carolina Air National Guard. A former pilot and pilot instructor for the U.S. Air Force, Ricky Mantei also trained pilots while serving in the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG). The course consisted of students from the 51st Intelligence Squadron and the 20th OSS Intelligence Flight from Shaw AFB plus four SCANG Airmen. On 9 July 1952 the activated South Carolina Air National Guard was released from active duty and returned to state control. Please consult the SCANG Phone Directory for the office you need. Yes. The South Carolina Air National Guard is headquartered in Columbia under the command of the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Brigadier General Russell A. Rushe,[1] and ultimately reporting to the Army general officer serving as The Adjutant General of South Carolina, Major General Van McCarty.[2]. Jennifer Wagner, U.S. Army Spc. Ed McQueen and family - SCANG Family of the Year, Portrait of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. He is the recipient of the 2019 169 Fighter Wing Commander's Occupational Safety Award. Joshua Rosecrans - SCANG CGO of the Year, Portrait of U.S. Air Force Capt. OCP Frequently Asked Questions, ***PLEASE NOTE- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, McEntire JNGB is under HPCON-B and all base tours and visits are suspended until further notice***, South Carolina Air National Guard Base Tour Program. Approximate timeline: 10-12 Sep: McEntire JNGB open for informal visits. U.S. Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing salute the medical professionals and first responders of South Carolina with a statewide flyover of more than 60 hospitals including the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, April 27, 2020. 11:00 a.m. - Catholic Mass (245th Classroom) David Melkersman, assigned to the 169th Operations Support Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base and the 2019 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the South Carolina Air National Guard, Feb. 4, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: Public Affairs does not act as an operator service. As of December 15, 2020, we started a renovation to the Base Gym and to the surrounding area to improve the drainage and upgrade the gym. 169TH FIGHTER WING, SOUTH CAROLINA AIR NATIONAL GUARD . *Please no solicitations, this is an official government website and we cannot accept any requests for advertisements or business/personal promotions.*. The 169th Fighter Wing saluted the healthcare professionals in South Carolina with a statewide flyover of more than 60 hospitals. Fourteen officers and 36 enlisted men reported for roll call that night. Megan Floyd), A Swedish Air Force JAS 39 and a U.S. Air Force F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., prepare to launch for morning missions as the third and final week of air operations continue in support of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 at Kallax Air Base, Luleå, Sweden, June 3, 2019. But please understand submission does not guarantee approval. McEntire Joint National Guard Base 1325 South Carolina Rd Eastover, SC 29044 Get Directions Talk with a Recruiter Visit the the Recruiting Office to speak directly with a Recruiter.They can answer your questions, tell you more about life in the ANG, or help you join. He then continued to reach his personal career goals by becoming an admin for the retention and recruiting team and is now a full-fledged recruiter! The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing provided the formation flyover during the funeral with a four-ship of F-16 fighter jets. Edward Snyder, 169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs), Lt. Col. Gerald Harmon Jr. - SCANG FGO of the Year, Portrait of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gerald Harmon Jr., a Judge Advocates General to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base and the 2019 Field Grade Officer of the Year for the South Carolina Air National Guard, Feb. 4, 2020. In fact, the National Guard is the only United States military force empowered to function in a state status. Prior to operating the F-16, the 169 FW operated the A-7D Corsair II during the 1970s and early 1980s and the F-104 Starfighter in the 1960s. In 1952, the 157th was re-equipped with F-51H Mustangs that had been used in the United States in a training role. Edward Snyder, 169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs), MSgt. Your SCANG Religious Support Teams can be reached by email or phone 803-647-8265. Stephen Hudson), McEntire Joint National Guard Base, home of the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing, co-hosts nighttime arming and refueling training during Exercise Agile Lion, Jan. 14, 2020. Please take the time to read and share... "Retired colonel tells his story of surviving suicide and thriving". Applications for the College Assistance Program will be accepted 1 Jun – 01 Aug. of Defense, This page was last edited on 7 February 2021, at 01:16. The sponsor must also be on-site with the troop for the duration of the camping or tour event. received your change request, you will be sent an email within 72 hours affirming your Change Jennifer Heller, U.S. Army Spc. (U.S. Air Force photo Tech. The 169th Fighter Wing will hold an Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Board tentatively scheduled for 5 – 7 Nov 2021. The North Carolina Air National Guard has two main bases across the state located in Charlotte and New London. Tours are given twice a month on second and third Thursdays not preceding a drill weekend and are scheduled on a first-requested, first-served basis. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 157th Fighter Squadron, "Swamp Fox", fly through Star Wars Canyon on March 7-8, 2018. The 169th Fighter Wing flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a single-seat multi-purpose fighter with the capability to fly at up to twice the speed of sound. Click here for more information about the Crisis Text Line. The official website of the South Carolina Air National Guard. But please understand We pride ourselves in telling the American military story one service member at a time. Thomas Barnes, 245th ATCS, 2019 Radar, Airfield and Weather Systems SNCO of the Year (NGB) - SMSgt. The South Carolina National Guard remains ready to support the counties, state and local agencies, and first responders with requested resources for as long as needed in support of COVID-19 response efforts in the state. Brandon Woods, marketing and advertising specialist, both assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighting Wing, discuss their virtual tactics that they utilize to continue recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic at the McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, August 19, 2020. The 169th Fighter Wing is the primary unit of the South Carolina Air National Guard and is located at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The South Carolina National Guard remains ready to support the counties, local and state agencies, and first responders with requested resources for as long as needed in support of COVID-19 response efforts in the state. The series of flyovers, originating from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, is part of the U.S. Air Force’s Operation AMERICAN RESOLVE to show appreciation to the thousands of heroes on the front lines battling COVID-19 with the intent to lift morale in cities across America. This service is free to all Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve military members from all branches of service, including Federal employees. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Sunday For Boy Scout camping opportunities troops must have a sponsor that is a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard. Bradford is the South Carolina Air National Guard's Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2019. Meet the new 169th Fighter Wing Director of Psychological Health, Mr. Rico Brown. (803) 647-8208 or DSN: 583-8208. Transportation: Groups are responsible for providing their own transportation. Public tours of McEntire Joint National Guard Base may be available to groups of 10 to 40 people. Tours of McEntire may include various organizations on base to include a static display and Army National Guard Aviation, however, no particular activities can be guaranteed. Under the "Total Force" concept, South Carolina Air National Guard units are considered to be part of the Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force (USAF). -Masks are REQUIRED for entry into dining facility; NO EXCEPTIONS, -169FSS will sign in patrons for contactless accountability while maintaining 6 foot distance, -Patrons will NOT touch food items at any time; 169FSS will distribute items requested (beverages, flatware, yogurt, etc. The Joint Hometown News Service supports military service members world-wide by sharing their personal stories and achievements with friends and family back home. We have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. The SCANG operates as part of the Total Force of the U.S. military and is fully integrated with the active duty Air Force as a gained unit of the Air Combat Command(ACC) to perform its military mission. South Carolina Air National Guard Base Tour Program Please note: Due to limited personnel availability, base tour request approvals are infrequent. It is, along with the South Carolina Army National Guard, an element of the South Carolina National Guard. On Dec. 9, 1946, the SCANG’s first muster was held. Request. 169th Fighter Wing / Public Affairs Tino Perez. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo by Master Sgt. ------------------------------------------------. usaf.sc.169-fw.mbx.rso-cap-applications@mail.mil, Air Force Transitions to a single combat uniform OCP INFOGRAPHIC Information on other military installations can be found at the Air Force Reserve Command, 81st Readiness Division, Joint Services Support for the National Guard, Military Installations and Directories of Services Lookup and MyArmyBenefits – South Carolina Military Resource Locator. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., are deployed to Kandahar Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 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. You are welcome to submit a tour request form. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Jim St.Clair, South Carolina National Guard), U.S. Staff Sgt. 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