In 2006, the Swamp Foxes were preparing for an Operational Readiness Inspection, the most important peacetime evaluation of the unit's combat readiness. The purpose of the exercise is to get people, jets, and equipment from the base into theater so the mission against the enemy can be accomplished. Troops are first evaluated on how they bug out and, second, how they treat the casualties through self-aid and buddy care. In combat--even simulated combat-- first aid and medical care are essential.
The South Carolina Air National Guard's mission has not changed from the intent of those who gathered at the first muster December 9, 1946. The opportunities for a young person, when they join the Air National Guard, are limitless.
Listen to many testimonials from active and retired Air National Guard.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.