- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. (AP) - Residents and visitors in the Myrtle Beach area may see the South Carolina Air National Guard flying an air defense exercise in the early evening.

Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says Wednesday’s flights are taking place between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jets assigned to the Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing may be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft from the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol.

Snyder says the exercise is coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and there is no reason to be alarmed. The exercise maintains the Guard’s capabilities to respond to potential airborne threats over the United States.

The 169th Fighter Wing is part of the North American Defense Command’s warning network set up after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide