the republic logo

SC Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing conducts exercise over Florence, Anderson

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, South Carolina — South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s are flying over Anderson and Florence in an air defense exercise.

Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the aircraft from the 169th Fighter Wing might be seen Wednesday escorting a single-engine aircraft from the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol in the afternoon hours.

Snyder says the exercise is being coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and people should not be alarmed by the activity.

The exercise out of the McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Eastover is conducted so pilots and crews remain in top form in case they must respond to respond to airborne threats over the United States.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.