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National Guard F-16s performing plane escort exercise near Florence

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South Carolina Air National Guard F-16; Fighter jets like this one will be in the vicinity of Florence on August 27, 2013, as part of a routine exercise. The jets are part of SCANG’s 169th Fighter Wing. South Carolina Air National Guard F-16; Fighter jets like this one will be in the vicinity of Florence on August 27, 2013, as part of a routine exercise. The jets are part of SCANG’s 169th Fighter Wing.

If you are in Florence Tuesday, don't be alarmed if you see fighter jets escorting a single-engine aircraft. It is part of a drill.

The South Carolina Air National Guard announced today, "fighter jets assigned to the SCANG's 169th Fighter Wing might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol between 2 to 6 p.m." on Tuesday near Florence.

According to National Guard officials, the carefully planned exercises are closely controlled, and are meant to ensure the quick response to any possible threat

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