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Weekly Update - 14 SEP 2015

posted Sep 30, 2015, 3:33 PM by System Administrator

It’s a great day in the SC Wing!





SC Wing,


We successfully completed another regularly scheduled Fertile Keynote Intercept Mission with the 169th Fighter Wing out of McEntire, Sept 10th. Three SC CAP Aircraft participated, two targets of interest (TOI) and a Highbird communication aircraft. Ground communications were managed from WingHQ’s in Columbia. 


“We can’t thank you enough for the efforts your members provide on a continual basis supporting our training needs”, 169th Fighter Wing Swamp Fox.



Col Hartsell Rogers, Lt Col Gene Sullivan, Maj Steve Askew, Maj Bob Brown, Capt Roger Kelly

Capt Marcus Jenerette, Capt Art Philips, 1st Lt Ajitkumar Patel, Maj Lee Safley (stand by crew)


Maj Brad Lee & Capt Doug Anderson


Capt Brett Grooms



SAR/EX: there will be a SAR/DR Exercise throughout the state starting on or about  17 Sept and ending around 23 Sept.   Initial details have been distributed to provide some situational awareness, more information is coming.   Some operations will be conducted during the week yet most of the operations will be concentrated around the weekend.  There is a need for a complete team including Aircrew, COMMs, GT/UDF, and Mission Base/IC support.


Aircraft: SC Wing consolidated aircraft report indicates approximately 51 hours short of the goal (200 Per Aircraft Average) with two weeks remaining.  There are roughly 24 hours in the Cadet Orientation Budget and 30 Hours in the A-12 Proficiency budget funded flight time remaining.  The SC Wing Command Staff is asking each unit to fly two Cadet Orientation Sorties and two A12 Proficiency Flight Sorties to enhance our mission and mission capability.   Units without a currently assigned airplane contact the unit nearby for coordination – lets fly.


Cadet Programs


13 Sept, 2000 Hours - Conference Call for DCCs:  POC: Maj. Cunningham


October 9-11 is Cadet Training Weekend.  Staff Selections has been posted.  Basic and Advanced Cadet Application Deadline, 30 Sept. More information is available at  POC:  Maj Cunningham.


Cadet Flight Training: 21-25 Nov there will be Cadet Flight Training in Walterboro, SC.  Room and board provided, applications due 15 Sept, costs $125. POC:  Lt. Col. Chris Peterson.






 The glider completed 204 sorties last week and the glider team is enjoying some much deserved R&R.   Expect things to pick up the first week of Oct, so get your teams ready.


There is still $1200 in the Cadet Orientation Flight Budget for O flights and this can be flown until 26 Sept.  If you fly after 15 Sept, receipts have to be uploaded the day of the flight to ensure reimbursement from National.


Logistics and Communications

Unit Officers and Representatives stand by, your annual inventory kicks off in two weeks: 1 Oct.