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South Carolina NG to help secure Mexican border

South Carolina NG to help secure Mexican border

Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard headed to Texas May 21, 2018, in support of Operation Guardian Support, President Trump’s mission to secure the southern border. One UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the 2-151 Aviation Battalion, along with three crew members departed from the Donaldson Flight facility in Greenville, after being delayed by weather… Read more »

Source: South Carolina National Guard, 20-Jun-18

Forestry Commission and National Guard partner for firefighting training in South Carolina

Forestry Commission and National Guard partner for firefighting training in South Carolina

As a man-made fire burns through the forest, threatening property and lives, the South Carolina National Guard is called in to assist civilian firefighters in extinguishing the blaze. This is the scenario the Soldiers and aviators of the 2-151st Security and Support Aviation Battalion faced at Manchester State Forest here during a training exercise April… Read more »

Source: US National Guard, 15-Apr-15

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SC Army National Guard Apache unit changes leadership

SC Army National Guard Apache unit changes leadership

A change of command ceremony was held for the 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, at the Army Aviation flight facility at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Feb. 8, 2015. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. James Fidler relinquished command of the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter unit to Maj. John McElveen, in front… Read more »

Source: SC Army, 10-Feb-15

South Carolina National Guard moves into new hangar

South Carolina National Guard moves into new hangar

The $27.5 million Army Aviation Support Facility is home base for 10 helicopters — six Chinooks and four Lakotas — and 75 full-time soldiers.  See full story

Source: The State, 30-Jul-14

Hendrick Construction to build 121,000 sq.ft facility for South Carolina National Guard

Hendrick Construction to build 121,000 sq.ft facility for South Carolina National Guard

Hendrick Construction won a $26 million contract to build a 111,000-square-foot aviation support facility for South Carolina National Guard helicopters. The project, which is on the west end of the existing South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., features two helicopter hangars and a central support area to facilitate flight operations. The 30-acre… Read more »

Source: Hendrick Construction, 19-Jan-11