Jan. 9, 2017

South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team rescues hiker in Pickens County

PICKENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA - Members of the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Recue Team (SC-HART) responded to a call to rescue a hiker stranded on a mountain ledge at Table Rock State Park Jan. 5, 2017.

Nov. 28, 2016

Spending Thanksgiving with wildfires, helicopters, great people

Over a decade ago, I chose America as my new and only country. Pure luck—I prefer to call it fate—brought me to Greenville, South Carolina in 2001. That first encounter with upstate South Carolina eventually led to a second trip, a third, and ultimately became my American Dream. As I said goodbye to my native country, Italy, and pledged my loyalty and commitment to the United States of America, to the flag and what it represents, and to the privilege to serve the people of South Carolina and the United States, I also felt a sense of gratitude for what America represents.

Nov. 28, 2016

South Carolina National Guard strengthens State Partnership Program while fighting wildfires

PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA - As the South Carolina National Guard continued to support firefighting efforts in Pickens County, an experienced pilot and subject matter expert with the Colombian Air Force visited the Incident Command Center for a knowledge sharing engagement, Nov. 15, 2016.

Nov. 28, 2016

South Carolina National Guard fights wildfires in Pickens County

PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina National Guard responded to a request for support to contain wildfires affecting Pickens County, South Carolina Nov. 10, 2016, by providing helicopters equipped with Bambi Buckets, which can be filled with any available water to be transported and dumped on the fire.

Nov. 28, 2016

South Carolina National Guard ensures safety first when riding motorcycles

EASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina National Guard offers a series of motorcycle safety courses so service members and their families can learn best practices for riding motorcycles and ensuring all safety measures are taken.

Nov. 28, 2016

South Carolina National Guard recognizes Gold Star Mothers

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – While standing in formation, Soldiers listened to the story about a fallen Soldier, a local man from Cordova, South Carolina. Many of the Soldiers had heard the story before, but today was a day to honor his service.

Nov. 28, 2016

World War II vet, oldest living South Carolina National Guard retiree honored

GRANITEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA - Consistent with the tradition of honoring American veterans and showing appreciation for their service and sacrifice, the South Carolina National Guard honored its oldest living retiree during a special recognition ceremony at the Graniteville Armory Nov. 4, 2016.

Nov. 28, 2016

Practice is key to success against future natural disasters

FOUNTAIN INN, SOUTH CAROLINA – Soldiers with the 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade (TTSB) conducted Exercise Palmetto Lightning at the Fountain Inn Armory, Nov. 4-5, 2016, to prepare for future natural disasters that could affect the state.

Nov. 28, 2016

Becoming a warrant officer in the South Carolina National Guard

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - The South Carolina Army National Guard is continuously looking for qualified Soldiers interested in becoming subject matter experts within their career field by commissioning and serving as warrant officers.

Oct. 6, 2016

South Carolina National Guard assists in coastal evacuation

Soldiers with the South Carolina Army National Guard assisted local law enforcement and other first responders along the coastal region of South Carolina Oct. 5, 2016, in evacuation of citizens in response to Hurricane Matthew and the potential impact the storm presents to the coast.