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A Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), otherwise known as “Fat Albert,” sits on a platform at Cudjoe Key Air Force Station, Florida, circa 2014. Fat Albert is used in counter drug trafficking operation conducted by the U.S. border patrol, U.S. Customs, Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection) PMEL: Local precision, nationwide mission
The old cartoon character “Fat Albert” can mean different things to different people depending on what generation one belongs to. Older generations might call him “comedian” while newer generations might think of him as “classic.” To a select group of U.S. Air Force Airmen, however, he is simply known as “customer.” With partners ranging across 190
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2017
The Airman’s Creed is a statement of beliefs designed to ignite a surge of the esprit de corps, values, pride and heritage which defines the unique capabilities of an American Airman. It was designed to reinvigorate a warrior ethos while providing Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. William Banton) Warfighting ethos: heritage, honor, valor, Doolittle’s raid
Editor’s note: Warfighting ethos is a multipart series highlighting the Airman’s Creed from the perspective of Shaw Air Force Base first sergeants. This is the second story in the series. All statements should be viewed as each individual’s opinion and not of the Air Force as a whole.
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A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron prepares for night training in a F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 15, 2008. Night flying prepares pilots and ground crew members for tasks they may face during real combat operations while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Coleman) Pilots hone skills at night
This week’s flashback Friday focuses on Airmen who work day and night to complete their missions and prepare for deployments.
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2017
Motorcycle safety starts before getting on the bike. Riders should ensure compliance with local laws and take proper measures to protect themselves while on the open road. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Open roads: Shaw motorcycle safety
Motorcycles are a hobby to some, and a lifestyle to others. They can offer a new way of experiencing the road, but they can also change a life in a matter of moments.
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2017
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Contracting Squadron (CONS) infrastructure flight perform a site survey at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 11, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th CONS are tasked with completing and filling contracts, as well as managing contractor funds and assigning government purchase cards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Contracts: providing funds
Who is tasked with supplying the civil workers needed to assist military members throughout an installation? How do they get onto the installation and get to work? The 20th Contracting Squadron is tasked with ensuring that contracts, which provide funding to civilian contract worker and unit supply managers, are completed, increasing the
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edward O. Santana-Acosta, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer, puts on hearing protection before marshalling an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2017. Maintainers are required to use personal protective gear and follow technical orders to ensure optimal safety for everyone on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Weasels work night shift
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edward O. Santana-Acosta, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer, puts on hearing protection before marshalling an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2017. Maintainers are required to use personal protective gear and follow technical orders to ensure optimal safety
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The 20th Force Support Squadron Spratt Education Center is scheduled to host the annual Spring Education Fair at 10 a.m., April 26.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist, 9th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, 9th Air Force command chief, speak with Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing during breakfast at the Chief Master Sgt. Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 31, 2017. Zobrist took the opportunity to encourage those Airmen involved in 9th AF commander visits 20th FW
Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist, 9th Air Force commander, visited the 20th Fighter Wing to discuss Air Force issues and gain a better understanding of the wing’s mission March 31.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Lasica, 20th Fighter Wing commander, center, stands with Team Shaw volunteers during a volunteer appreciation breakfast at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2017. Volunteers contributed their time to organizations such as Shaw’s Attic, Key Spouse Program, and youth sports and academic programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th FW recognizes volunteers
The 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual volunteer appreciation breakfast at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center, April 13.
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2017
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In my opinion, it is team dynamics and perseverance during key moments of an event. As a coach or leader if you can “effect” team dynamics at the lowest level, you can build upon them to increase effectiveness and efficiencies at the top of an organization, producing highly productive units. A team is stronger than any one individual’s efforts. Use your team’s dynamics to increase efficiencies during leadership and change management endeavors.
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