June 14, 2017

South Carolina National Guard Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Story by Lt. Col. Cindi KingSouth Carolina National Guard Employees in the South Carolina National Guard celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with food, dance, and educational displays during an event held May 24, 2017 at the Joint Force Headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina.The gathering gave attendees an opportunity to

June 14, 2017

South Carolina National Guard Soldier shares story of support and gratitude

Story by Capt. Joshua Chastain South Carolina National Guard The ranks of the South Carolina Army National Guard are filled with Soldiers who have inspirational stories of personal sacrifice in order to balance military service and family. One of these Soldiers is Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Hoffhaus, a squad leader in Company A, 4-118th Combined Arms

June 14, 2017

Colombian military gets up close look at Vigilant Guard in Georgia

Story by 1st Lt. Stephen Hudson South Carolina National GuardCLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Ga. – Five military officers from the Republic of Columbia were on hand to watch as the National Guard and civilian agencies honed their disaster response skills during Vigilant Guard exercises at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga., on Mar. 28-30,

March 20, 2017

South Carolina National Guard and active component Signal commanders discuss sustainable readiness

Story by 1st Lt. Nikki McWilliams228th Theater Tactical Signal BrigadeEASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA - After the terrorists’ attack on the U.S. homeland Sept. 11, 2001, the role of the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve escalated quickly to augment the active component as they mobilized around the world. In the South Carolina National Guard alone,

March 20, 2017

South Carolina National Guard flight medics train for emergency response

Story by Capt. Joshuah ChastainSouth Carolina National GuardEASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA - South Carolina has experienced its share of severe weather in the past few years including flooding, hurricanes, tornados, and ice storms. In order to encourage citizens to review their preparation plans in the event of another natural disaster, March 5-11, 2017

March 20, 2017

Temporary Halt of Identified Armory Rentals

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina National Guard is complying with the National Guard Bureau Directive received in December 2016 to begin assessments for any potential lead dust residuals from previous indoor firing ranges. National Guard Bureau changed the acceptable measurement standard for residual lead that was in compliance with the OSHA standard

March 8, 2017

1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion honors fallen Soldiers with plaque dedication

Story by Capt. Jessica Donnelly59th Aviation Troop CommandEASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA – Three South Carolina National Guard fallen Soldiers were honored with a plaque dedication ceremony at the Multi Unit Readiness Center on McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina, March 5, 2017.The 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 59th

March 8, 2017

South Carolina National Guard Chaplains convene for annual training

Story by Sgt. Brad MinceyEASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA – Chaplains from the South Carolina National Guard conducted training March 3-4, 2017, at McCrady Training Center focusing on current issues Soldiers and Airmen face and how the chaplain corps can help service members through troubling times.Fifteen chaplains from across the state attended this

March 2, 2017

South Carolina Military Department conducts Town Hall to address concerns, discuss future of organization

Story by Capt. Jessica DonnellyCOLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – More than 150 Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians gathered at the Bluff Road armory for a Town Hall meeting Mar. 1, 2017, to address concerns and discuss the way ahead for the South Carolina Military DepartmentU.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., The Adjutant General for South

Feb. 24, 2017

State Partnership military spouses share commonality of personal strength

Story by Lt. Col. Cindi KingThere‘s a common bond of empathy and understanding between spouses who have experienced the deployment of a loved one to combat. While service members are trained to use their skills in war, there’s no formal training for those who stay behind and manage the home front when military members are hundreds of miles