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Fighter Jet Exercises Set Tuesday Across Upstate

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Courtesy: South Carolina Air National Guard Courtesy: South Carolina Air National Guard
MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. -
If you see F-16 fighter jets escorting small planes over the Upstate Tuesday, don't be alarmed.

The South Carolina Air National Guard plans to conduct an air defense exercise October 8 over Anderson, Greer and in the Florence area of the Pee Dee.

Fighter jets assigned to the SCANG's 169th Fighter Wing May be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft between 9:00-11:00 a.m.

It's part of training for rapid response for the guard's Aerospace Control Alert mission. 

The McEntire unit is part of a force that responds to airborne threats over the United States. 

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