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South Carolina National Guard In The News

7/19/2024
U.S. Army Col. Linda Riedel, the commander of the 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, discusses resilience during the 6th annual Women in Defense leadership summit. The event was hosted at Trident Technical College, North Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2024. Women in Defense is a national non-profit organization that provides a networking and relationships-building environment, enhances skills, and fosters leadership growth, to women with careers in the cyber and defense industry. The Palmetto chapter of Women in Defense serves the greater Charleston, Columbia, and Sumter areas. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ana-Grace Catoe)
7/19/2024
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the South Carolina National Guard, participate in The Citadel Cyber Leadership Development program, also known as “Cyber Boot Camp”, at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2024. The two week course, open to service members of all branches, focuses on educating students in various areas of cyber security, simulating real world cyber security scenarios, and giving students the tools to strengthen readiness and mission success at their home station units. This is the 4th year the South Carolina National Guard has participated in this program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Ana-Grace Catoe)
7/19/2024
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the South Carolina National Guard, participate in The Citadel Cyber Leadership Development program, also known as “Cyber Boot Camp”, at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2024. The two week course, open to service members of all branches, focuses on educating students in various areas of cyber security, simulating real world cyber security scenarios, and giving students the tools to strengthen readiness and mission success at their home station units. This is the 4th year the South Carolina National Guard has participated in this program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Ana-Grace Catoe)
7/19/2024
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the South Carolina National Guard, participate in The Citadel Cyber Leadership Development program, also known as “Cyber Boot Camp”, at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2024. The two week course, open to service members of all branches, focuses on educating students in various areas of cyber security, simulating real world cyber security scenarios, and giving students the tools to strengthen readiness and mission success at their home station units. This is the 4th year the South Carolina National Guard has participated in this program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Ana-Grace Catoe)
7/18/2024
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the 151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB), South Carolina National Guard, load 2.75 inch HYDRA-70 rockets onto an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter at a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), July 14 to 19, 2024, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, in Eastover, South Carolina. During the six-day training exercise, the Apache helicopters, also with the 151st ARB, moved through the FARP on their way to conduct their live-fire exercises at Poinsett Bombing and Target Range, in Wedgewood, South Carolina. The unit conducts these exercises in preparation to serve state and federal missions that may include attacks, reconnaissance, security and support. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brad Mincey)
7/12/2024
During the fiscal year, October 2023 to October 2024, Sgt. Brenda Paris met her mission by March of 2024. Not only did she meet her mission for the year, but she was also the first to do so in South Carolina.
7/4/2024
A team of South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers set their sights high and win the U.S. Army Small Arms championship at Fort Moore, March 10-16.
6/24/2024
Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard conducted an Integrated Training Weapons Strategy qualification table for the newly fielded Next Generation Squad Weapon Rifle, XM7, and the Next Generation Squad Weapon Automatic Rifle, XM250, during a week-long training event which culminated June 23.
6/24/2024
National Guard armories are a centerpiece of many communities around the country, and one South Carolina armory that has been a fixture in Columbia since the 1930s is getting a much-needed facelift.
5/29/2024
The South Carolina National Guard has hired a new team of professionals whose mission is to prevent harmful behaviors that degrade unit cohesion and mission readiness.
5/23/2024
SUMMERVILE- S.C. – More than 50 Dorchester District Two and Four high school students were administered the oath of enlistment to serve in a branch of the military of their choice at the District Office Auditorium May 21.
5/19/2024
Plumb Branch, S.C. - Company A, 351st Aviation Support Battalion, 59th Aviation Troop Command, South Carolina Army National Guard, deployed their tactical water purification system (TWPS) during Operation Palmetto Fury training exercise at Clarks Hill Training Site, May 18. Their mission was to purify lake water into potable water.
5/19/2024
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. — The South Carolina National Guard recently led Operation Palmetto Fury, a state-wide, joint-service, multi-domain exercise designed to enhance the readiness and capabilities of its Soldiers on May 17-19, 2024.
5/19/2024
Plumb Branch, S.C. – Battery B, 2nd Battalion 263rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA), 678th ADA Brigade(BDE), and 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), South Carolina Army National Guard conducted opposing force short-range air defense, and ground forces operations during Operation Palmetto Fury, May 17-18.
5/19/2024
The South Carolina National Guard, in collaboration with other military and civil assets, conducted a training exercise at Clarks Hill Training Center, in Plumb Branch, South Carolina, May 17 to 19, 2024.
3/15/2024
This is the story of U.S. Army Candidate Daley, a future pilot with the South Carolina National Guard. Embark on a captivating journey with Candidate Daley in this exclusive video, where she unveils the extraordinary chapters of her life. From bidding farewell to the soccer field to mastering the skies as a helicopter pilot in the South Carolina National Guard, Daley shares the heartfelt moments that shaped her unique path. It's a tale of courage, dreams taking flight, and the profound impact of unwavering family support. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office and Hallie Weaver, intern with Pleasant Hill Middle School)
3/14/2024
On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with Darryl Hammond, South Carolina National Guard Lead Health and Wellness Coach, 1Lt. Tirzah Hopp, South Carolina National Guard Holistic Health and Fitness Coordinator and Spc. Luke Gunter, South Carolina National Guard Holistic Health and Fitness NCOIC. Join us as we dive into the world of Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) and explore this comprehensive system that revolves around physical, nutritional, spiritual, mental, and sleep readiness. Discover how H2F is not just a fitness regimen but a holistic approach to overall well-being. We discuss its profound impact on service members and shed light on the abundance of resources available for those seeking support in these crucial areas. Tune in for a conversation that goes beyond the physical, offering insights into achieving optimal health and fitness for our dedicated service members. The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office.
2/26/2024
On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with Candidate Ryanne Daley, South Carolina National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate. Embark on an inspiring journey with Candidate Daley as she shares her extraordinary path from leaving the soccer field to soaring the skies as a helicopter pilot in the South Carolina National Guard. In this heartfelt podcast episode, discover the pivotal moments that led her to trade in cleats for helicopter controls. Hear about the unwavering support from her family, the challenges she overcame, and the incredible decision to pursue a helicopter license. Join us for a captivating conversation as Candidate Daley reflects on her unique journey, the significance of joining the National Guard, and why she wouldn't trade this opportunity for anything in the world. It's a story of courage, dreams taking flight, and the profound impact of family support. The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office and Hallie Weaver, intern with Pleasant Hill Middle school.
2/17/2024
On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with Staff Sgt. Sean Delaney-Gesing, Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). We explore the process of joining the South Carolina Army National Guard, discussing the countless opportunities and advantages that come with enlistment. Additionally, we uncover an innovative program designed to assist individuals who are on the cusp of meeting the enlistment criteria by enhancing their ASVAB scores and physical fitness. So join us as we delve into the path towards becoming a part of the Guard and maximizing your potential within it! The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver and Spc. Ana-Grace Catoe with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office.
2/17/2024
On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with Command Sgt. Maj. Norris McCall, Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major. Join us as he warmly shares the highlights of his National Guard journey, giving us a peek into his background, challenges, and pivotal moments. CSM McCall brings an upbeat perspective to the upcoming 2024 Best Warrior Competition, explaining why it's not just a challenge but a meaningful experience for the soldiers participating. Discover the camaraderie, resilience, and excitement that make the Best Warrior Competition special. CSM McCall also shares his personal excitement and what he's most looking forward to in this fantastic event. Don't miss out on this friendly and inspiring chat with a true warrior leader! The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office.