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169th FW Swamp Foxes host tactical training conference

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Beckham, right, and Maj. Justin Dumais, pilots from the 169th Fighter Wing, scramble to their F-16 fighter jets for an Aerospace Control Alert training mission, June 5.The 169th FW, in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration, hosted the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 5-7. The conference was a total team-training initiative to improve homeland-defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City, and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Beckham, right, and Maj. Justin Dumais, pilots from the 169th Fighter Wing, scramble to their F-16 fighter jets for an Aerospace Control Alert training mission, June 5.The 169th FW, in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration, hosted the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 5-7. The conference was a total team-training initiative to improve homeland-defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City, and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Eric Gleason, assigned to USCG Air Station Atlantic City, talks with Lt. Col. Andrew Thorne, 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard, following an Aerospace Control Alert familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Southeast ACA Conference June 5. The 169th Fighter Wing, in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration, hosted the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 5-7. The conference was a total-team training initiative to improve homeland defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Eric Gleason, assigned to USCG Air Station Atlantic City, talks with Lt. Col. Andrew Thorne, 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard, following an Aerospace Control Alert familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Southeast ACA Conference June 5. The 169th Fighter Wing, in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration, hosted the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 5-7. The conference was a total-team training initiative to improve homeland defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

An aircrew member from the U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron Atlantic City, (N.J.), readies for a mission in a  MH-65D Dolphin helicopter during  the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference hosted by the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 5-7.The 169th FW hosted the conference in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration. The conference was a total team training initiative to improve homeland defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

An aircrew member from the U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron Atlantic City, (N.J.), readies for a mission in a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter during the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference hosted by the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., June 5-7.The 169th FW hosted the conference in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration. The conference was a total team training initiative to improve homeland defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Dumais, a pilot from the 169th Fighter Wing, enters the cockpit of his F-16C in preparation for an Aerospace Control Alert training mission, June 5, during the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. June 5-7. The 169th Fighter Wing hosted the conference in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration. The conference was a total-team training initiative to improve homeland defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Dumais, a pilot from the 169th Fighter Wing, enters the cockpit of his F-16C in preparation for an Aerospace Control Alert training mission, June 5, during the Southeast Aerospace Control Alert Conference at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. June 5-7. The 169th Fighter Wing hosted the conference in close coordination with the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the Federal Aviation Administration. The conference was a total-team training initiative to improve homeland defense capabilities by developing techniques with joint forces during small-scale exercises. This conference consisted of South Carolina Air National Guard 169th FW F-16 fighter jets, U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept Squadron MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from USCG Air Station Atlantic City and South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol aircraft and crews to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

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