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SC National Guard flies over Columbia, Florence

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MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. (AP) - Fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard are conducting an air defense exercise over the Columbia and Florence areas.

Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder says people might see F-16 fighter jets escorting a civilian aircraft Wednesday over the central part of the state.

Snyder says the Air National Guard exercise includes members of the 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Eastover.

The jets are conducting the exercise with the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol. The unit coordinates its exercises with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Pilots and crew members conduct such exercises to practice responding to potential airborne threats over the United States.

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