June 19, 2018

South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy celebrates class 40 graduation

EASTOVER, SC, UNITED STATES06.15.2018Story by Lt. Col. Cindi KingSouth Carolina National Guard The South Carolina National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy celebrated the graduation of its 40th class at a ceremony at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina, June 13, 2018.Standing before hundreds of family, friends, mentors and Cadre

June 19, 2018

From One Generation to the Next; Serving in the South Carolina National Guard

COLUMBIA, SC, UNITED STATES06.15.2018Story by Spc. Chelsea BakerSouth Carolina National GuardSince joining the South Carolina Army National Guard in 1991, Master Sgt. Kristopher Alvey with the Recruiting and Retention Command has felt a strong sense of duty that has carried on through his family.Originally, he enlisted as a field artillery Soldier

June 12, 2018

Army National Guard officer candidates kick off phase one of leadership training

EASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA – National Guard officer candidates from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and South Carolina began Phase One of their leadership training at McCrady Training Center June 2, 2018.Over 80 officer candidates convened in formation on the field behind South Carolina’s Palmetto Military Academy, ready to prove their

June 8, 2018

SCNG Welcomes JAG Officers

The South Carolina Army National Guard welcomed three new members of the Staff Judge Advocate Corps at a ceremony at the Joint Force Headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, June 7, 2018.Officiating the ceremony was U.S. Army Col. Robert Bailes, the Senior Army Advisor. The newest members in the organization are Cpt. Robert Smith who will be

May 22, 2018

South Carolina Army National Guard recruiter earns bragging rights as winner of the Fort Jackson Strong Man Competition

FORT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Staff Sgt. Levar Curry, a South Carolina Army National Guard recruiter in the Columbia area, known affectionately as “Big Sarge” competed and won first place overall for men in the ‘Strong Man/Strong Woman Competition’ May 17, 2018.Military athletes from around Columbia gathered at the Hilton Field Softball Complex

May 22, 2018

South Carolina National Guard to provide support to Texas border

Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard headed to Texas May 21, 2018, in support of Operation Guardian Support, President Trump’s mission to secure the southern border. One UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the 2-151 Aviation Battalion, along with three crew members departed from the Donaldson Flight facility in Greenville, after being

May 18, 2018

South Carolina National Guard earns Army Community of Excellence Award

The South Carolina National Guard was recognized for excellence in installation management and commitment to their service members and families during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 18, 2018.The Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) program recognized the SCNG for an outstanding job in the National Guard category, presenting them with the Silver

May 16, 2018

Technology aims to improve marksmanship within the South Carolina National Guard

Story by Cpt. Tammy MuckenfussCOLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – When it comes to individual Soldier readiness, marksmanship is essential for all Soldiers to survive on the battlefield.Marksmanship is a skill that requires practice to remain proficient and the LaserShot Mobile Marksmanship Training Simulator (MMTS) system is one way that the South Carolina

May 16, 2018

South Carolina Celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Month with Proclamation

 Story by Lt. Col Cindi KingRepresentatives from the South Carolina military community and their spouses gathered at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina on May 15, 2018, for a Proclamation Reading by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, recognizing May as Military Spouse Appreciation Month in South Carolina.Accompanying Gov. McMaster was The

April 18, 2018

S.C. National Guard Validated, Ready to Respond

04.16.2018Story by Sgt. Brad Mincey108th Public Affairs Detachment CAMP ATTERBURY, IN -- Crumpled cars were stacked on top of one another. Shredded clothing and debris littered the landscape in front of buildings with blown out windows. Tired, hungry, thirsty, and injured citizens walked around in a zombie-like state, desperately seeking