Staff Sgt. Meghann L. Church
The Origin of the SC National Guard
Andrew Pickens is Born.
Charles Pinckney is Born
Fort Johnson is Captured
British are Defeated
Thomas Sumter's Victory
Constitution is Signed
First S.C. Legislature Session
Pierce Mason Butler is Born
The Washington Light Infantry is Established
Battle of New Orleans
Gist is Born in Union
Civil War Begins in Charleston
Lucy Holcombe Pickens
Defeat at Gettysburgh
Reconstruction Era Over
USS Maine Sinks
the Dick Act is basically the birth of the National Guard as we know it today.
228th Signal Brigade Begins
Mexican Border Defended
Dozier and the 118th Infantry
James C. Dozier is Sworn Into Office
The 263rd Defends Charleston
107th Battalion Defends Maison Blanche Air Field
Victory in Europe Day
The Department of the Air Force (USAF) begins operating separate from the Army
Congaree Air Base is renamed
CPT Richard Belton "Dicky" Brockman
The 218th Graduates First Class
Army National Guard Swears in its First Females
51st Aviation Company
Troop Command Becomes Headquarters
Maj. Gen. Robert L. McCrady dies
National Guard's 178th Field Artillery Battalion
Hurricane Hugo hits South Carolina
Oscar Marion Given Post Revolutionary War Recognition
1,113 S.C. National Guard Soldiers returns home from the Operation Jump Start
Stanhope S. Spears
218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade deploys largest number of Soldiers for the South Carolina National Guard since WWII
Wildfires ignited in Horry County on April 23, 2009 the worst wildfire to strike South Carolina in 30 years.
South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (SC-HART),
Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., assumes the role as The Adjutant General of South Carolina
State Partnership Program (SPP) between the Republic of Colombia and the state of South Carolina was formally begun via a signed partnership proclamation on July 23, 2012. Support and engagements continue as Colombia continues Transformation process towards peace. The SPP between the S.C. National Guard and Colombia continues to expand and develop. The SPP provides support to the Colombia Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the areas of Rotary Wing and Ground Vehicle Maintenance, Air Defense, Foreign Military Sales Support, Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Rule of Law, Military Transformation and Key Leader Engagement
South Carolina was impacted by an epic weather event, called the “1,000 year flood” from Oct. 1-5, 2015.
More than 2,900 S.C. Army National Guard Soldiers, 50 S.C. Air National Guard Airmen and 90 State Guard mobilized to assist in evacuations, security operations, logistics, sandbags, engineer assets and recovery support in response to Hurricane Matthew.
The S.C. Army National Guard provided a Black Hawk and Lakota helicopter along with 2 Chinook helicopters with air crews to support the Pinnacle Mountain Wildfires in Pickens County, S.C.
The S.C. National Guard responded to Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane that came ashore Aug. 25th near Rockport, Texas. The SC-HART (South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team) departed for Texas Aug. 29th, supporting search and rescue operations in heavily flooded areas around Houston. They saved 4 civilians, including a 7 week old baby who had medical needs. They returned Sept. 4.
The S.C. National Guard supported the state of South Carolina during Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm that came ashore in the Florida Keys and tracked a course as a category 3 then 2 storm along the western coastline of Florida, Sept. 9.
The S.C. National Guard deployed over 150 Engineer Soldiers from the 178th and 122nd Engineer Battalions to Puerto Rico Oct. 1 in support of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, a category 5 storm that struck the island. After clearing over 150 miles of roads from debris to open access routes for supplies and services, they returned in different groups Nov. 2nd and 9th.
Staff Sgt. Meghann L. Church