Video: 169th FW F-16 Departures - Part 1
Active duty and South Carolina Air National Guard airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., go through a final mobility processing function before they are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in the next couple of days. Personnel are deploying from McEntire for an Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than a dozen Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jets, pilots, and nearly 500 personnel (pilots, maintenance specialists and support staff) will deploy for about four months to complete an aviation package necessary to conduct the close air support mission for troops on the ground in the area of responsibility (AOR). Available in High Definition.