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      Don't be alarmed, those fighter jets are just training

      The South Carolina Air National Guard will be conducting an air defense exercise on Saturday near Columbia and Florence.

      During the exercise, fighter jets assigned to the Guard's 169th Fighter Wing might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

      The Guard says the exercise is "carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure the rapid response capability associated with the SCANG's Aerospace Control Alert mission."