PICKENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA - Members of the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Recue Team (SC-HART) responded to a call to rescue a hiker stranded on a mountain ledge at Table Rock State Park Jan. 5, 2017.
Over a decade ago, I chose America as my new and only country. Pure luck—I prefer to call it fate—brought me to Greenville, South Carolina in 2001. That first encounter with upstate South Carolina eventually led to a second trip, a third, and ultimately became my American Dream. As I said goodbye to my native country, Italy, and pledged my loyalty and commitment to the United States of America, to the flag and what it represents, and to the privilege to serve the people of South Carolina and the United States, I also felt a sense of gratitude for what America represents.
PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA - As the South Carolina National Guard continued to support firefighting efforts in Pickens County, an experienced pilot and subject matter expert with the Colombian Air Force visited the Incident Command Center for a knowledge sharing engagement, Nov. 15, 2016.
PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina National Guard responded to a request for support to contain wildfires affecting Pickens County, South Carolina Nov. 10, 2016, by providing helicopters equipped with Bambi Buckets, which can be filled with any available water to be transported and dumped on the fire.
EASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina National Guard offers a series of motorcycle safety courses so service members and their families can learn best practices for riding motorcycles and ensuring all safety measures are taken.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. – While standing in formation, Soldiers listened to the story about a fallen Soldier, a local man from Cordova, South Carolina. Many of the Soldiers had heard the story before, but today was a day to honor his service.