Sept. 7, 2016

S.C. National Guard supervisors attend refresher training

Most employees know that misconduct or poor job performance can result in losing a job. However, many may not be aware that something as simple as not having a job appraisal can be equally devastating in today’s environment.

Sept. 7, 2016

South Carolina National Guard’s Pre-Command Course helps develop leaders

EASTOVER, S.C. - For junior officers, the Army follows a structured career development path that builds leadership skills, as well as tactical proficiencies. Leader development for the Army's company grade officers includes a combination of formal education, mentoring from non-commissioned officers and senior officers, and solid leadership positions.

Aug. 28, 2016

218th MEB hosts Command Sergeant Major call

EASTOVER, S.C. – Senior noncommissioned officers assigned to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (218th MEB) attended the Command Sergeant Major Call held at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C., August 27, 2016.

Aug. 19, 2016

South Carolina National Guard signaleers enhance knowledge

MCCRADY TRAINING CENTER, S.C. - Signaleers from across the state of South Carolina gathered under one roof Aug. 13-14, 2016, to educate and inform signal officers on roles, unit capabilities, and to build relationships in supporting unit operations.

Aug. 19, 2016

263rd AAMDC Validates, Certifies Training for NCR Deployment

EL PASO, Texas -- The South Carolina National Guard's 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command spent several weeks in July at Fort Bliss, Texas, assessing and validating the 3rd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery in preparation for their upcoming deployment to the National Capital Region.

Aug. 19, 2016

Communications Proves to Be Essential Tool for Preparedness

In late September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin was churning in the Atlantic, far off the coast of South Carolina. On September 30th, while this hurricane was still in the Bahamas, weather forecasters in the Carolinas were meeting to discuss a weather system that was projected to drop unprecedented amounts of rain that could worsen if the hurricane moved north. To ensure the first responders and citizens were ready, S.C. Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency on October 1, 2015 and directed citizens to get ready.

July 13, 2016

SC National Guard Makes Environmental Impact at Savannah River Site

Story and Photo by Sgt. Brad MinceySouth Carolina Army National Guard engineers spent annual training, June 1-15, cleaning up old coal-fired ash and making a dramatic improvement on the local environment at the Savannah River Site (SRS).  Nearly 100 Soldiers from the 1782nd Engineer Company brought a variety of light and heavy equipment pieces to

July 13, 2016

Vickery Assumes Duties as State CSM

Story by Sgt. Brad MinceyPhoto by Staff Sgt. Robert Di GiovineCOLUMBIA, S.C. -- With the passing of the non-commissioned officer (NCO) sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Russell A. Vickery became the 12th State Command Sergeant Major (CSM) for the South Carolina National Guard during a Change of Responsibility ceremony June 17, at the Bluff Road Armory.

July 13, 2016

S.C. National Guard State Command Sergeant Major retires

Story by 2nd Lt. Tracci DorganPhoto by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di GiovineU.S. Army State Command Sgt. Maj. Robert H. Brickley Jr. celebrated his career in the South Carolina National Guard during a ceremony with his family, friends and fellow Guard members June 17, 2016 at the Bluff Road Armory in Columbia, South Carolina. After 36 years of

June 10, 2016

South Carolina prepares for hurricane season

Story by Maj. Jamie DelkOne storm can change the lives of so many. For citizens of South Carolina, “Hurricane Season” has real meaning. Because of the heightened potential for destructive storms from June 1st through the end of November, South Carolina response agencies know that preparedness is keyWith those dates quickly approaching, residents