Columbia, SC (WLTX) - If you notice some unusual aircraft activity in the skies over Columbia Thursday, don't be alarmed--it's just a drill.
South Carolina Air National Guard members from McEntire Joint National Guard base will be conduct an air defense exercise over Hamilton-Owens Field. The base says fighter jets will be seen escorting single-engine aircraft from the Civil Air Patrol in the airspace above the airport.
The exercise will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
One of McEntire's roles is to respond to airborne threats over the United States.