Columbia Metropolitan Airport

SC Air National Guard conducting nighttime training flights this week from Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Heads up if you live near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE): The 169th Fighter Wing of the South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting nighttime training flights this week (July 18-21) according to a Lexington County report. Anyone working or living near the airport may see and hear F-16 fighter jets taking off or landing […]

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SC Air National Guard F-16s taking off and landing at Columbia Metropolitan Airport – Public invited to watch

Have you heard the jets? Have you seen them? The South Carolina Air National Guard started full operations out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The F-16 fleet is conducting flights from the airport during a temporary relocation operation from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover. The temporary operation will last for six months, as McEntire […]

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Watch F-16s takeoff at Columbia Metropolitan Airport due to partnership with McEntire Air National Guard Base

The South Carolina Air National Guard has announced a temporary relocation operation of F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The temporary operation, set to begin in April and last for six months, comes as McEntire will soon begin resurfacing its current F-16 runway. “Thank you to our partner the […]

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Man charged with smuggling marijuana at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

A Columbia man is accused of flying home from California with more than 40 pounds of marijuana and $4,000 in his suitcases. Kevin Antwan Simmons, 43, is charged with trafficking marijuana, according to a warrant for his arrest.“Law enforcement officers from the Sacramento area notified South Carolina-based Drug Enforcement Administration agents that Simmons was flying […]

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Vehicles and building destroyed by fire

Firefighters from Lexington County Fire Services, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Batesburg-Leesville and Irmo were dispatched to the 300 block of Broad Street – to Derrick’s Service Center – in reference to a commercial structure fire. Upon arrival several vehicles and a gas tanker were on fire. Firefighters immediately began extinguishing the fire and fire-suppressing foam was […]

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Columbia Metropolitan Airport featuring art of children and young adults with disabilities

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport has partnered with Family Connection of South Carolina to display LOOK! – a unique and thoughtful photography collection. “The intent of LOOK! is to showcase the beauty and unique abilities of the person being photographed, and to help those viewing the photos pause, reflect, and see disability in a different way,” […]

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