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Air Guard

The 169th Fighter Wing is the primary formation in the SCANG. The 169th Fighter Wing’s mission is to maintain wartime readiness and the ability to mobilize and deploy expeditiously to carry out tactical air missions or combat support activities in the event of a war or military emergency. SCANG units are trained and equipped as part of the U.S. Air Force. The majority of the SCANG trains and operates out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base(JNGB) which is a federal military installation operated by the SC Air National Guard (SCANG). McEntire JNGB is the home of over 60 SCANG and SCARNG military aircraft; and over 2,400 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians. It is the only base in the State under the control of the Governor, and is available for whatever support the Governor, state leadership, and the SCNG require within appropriate regulations and laws. McEntire JNGB covers approximately 2,400 acres in eastern Richland County, and is located approximately 10 miles west of the town of Eastover and approximately 15 miles southeast of the city of Columbia.