July 23, 2014

SC Air National Guard conducts defense exercise over Columbia, Florence

The South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) is conducting an air defense exercise over Columbia and Florence from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Fighter jets assigned to the SCANG's 169th Fighter Wing may be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol, according to a release.

The exercise has been carefully planned and will be closely controlled, and has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration, the release said.

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