169th Fighter Wing
|169th Fighter Wing|
157th Fighter Squadron Lockheed F-16C Block 52P Fighting Falcon 92-3909 equipped with 4x AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles.
|Active||1957 – present|
|Tail Code||South Carolina|
|169th Fighter Wing emblem|
The 169th Fighter Wing (169 FW) is a unit of the
The federal mission of the 169 FW in accordance with
The wing flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a single-seat, multipurpose fighter with the ability to fly at up to twice the speed of sound. It is capable of performing air-to-air and air-to-ground tactical missions. The 169th flew the F-16A from 1983 to 1994 and, in 1994, transitioned to the single seat F-16C Block 52 (and a small number of twin seat F-16D Block 52), also known as the F-16CJ, the newest, most advanced F-16 in the U.S. Air Force.
About 900 of those personnel assigned to the SCANG are traditional Guard members who leave their full-time positions as civilian professionals, workers and students to train part-time with the Air National Guard. Approximately another 300 are federal employees serving as full-time