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Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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Volunteers from the 20th Fighter Wing help build a house with Habitat for Humanity in Sumter, S.C., Aug. 19, 2017. Airmen build community relationships through volunteerism
The strength of an Air Force base is built on many things – airmanship, resiliency, family and sense of community are just a few. These building blocks can act as a foundation Airmen use to maintain mission readiness and persevere in the face of adversity.
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The Air Force announced 14,181 senior airmen, 44.31% of all eligible Airmen, were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Aug. 24, 2017. At Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., 357 senior airmen were selected for promotion, including those assigned to geographically separated units. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Team Shaw senior airmen selected for promotion
The Air Force announced 14,181 senior airmen, 44.31% of all eligible Airmen, were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Aug. 24.
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Veterans traveled from across the country for the Shooter Centennial Celebration, which honored the unit’s 100 years of service Shooters ‘roll’ past centennial
The 55th Fighter Squadron, “Shooters,” hosted the Shooter Centennial Celebration Aug. 24-25, which included a reunion banquet, dedication ceremony and alumni tour.
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The Commandant award is given to the student who most exemplifies professional military qualities and is chosen by their peers, their primary instructors, and the ALS commandant. ALS Class 17-6 graduates
Congratulations to the senior airmen who graduated from the Senior Master Sgt. David B. Reid Airman Leadership School Class 17-6 at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Aug. 24.
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The 20th Fighter Group, now the 20th Operations Group, flew variations of the P-38 during World War II while they were stationed at King’s Cliffe. ‘Victory by Valor’ during WWII
“No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory,” declared President Franklin D. Roosevelt during an address to Congress.
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Ethel Meyer, the first female flying instructor for the U.S. Army at Shaw Field, S.C. and a member of the Women’s Army Service Pilots, stands on the wing of a basic aircraft trainer to give instructions to U.S. Army Lt. John F. R. Scott, student officer in training, circa 1943, above, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 20th Medical Group superintendent, presents a gift to Vivian Fleming-McGhaney, Sumter County Council chairman, 20th Fighter Wing honorary commander and guest speaker during a Women’s Equality Day breakfast, after her speech about historical female figures’ fight for equality at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 26, 2016 Historic women celebrated
The observance of Women’s Equality Day provides an opportunity to honor the achievements made for gender equality, from winning women’s right to vote to the more recent opening of military combat roles to everyone.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
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The spectators attended a 20th Fighter Wing mission brief and observed the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team practice. Congressman Norman tours Shaw AFB
U.S. Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina, his associates, and community members of Sumter, South Carolina, toured Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., on Aug. 18, 2017.
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Aug. 23, 2017 Shaw Weasel of the Week Weasel of the Week - Aug. 23, 2017
Members of the 20th Communications Squadron's cyber security team are recognized by 20th Fighter Wing leaders as the "Shaw Weasels of the Week" Aug. 23, 2017 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The team provides secure voice, data, and video communications wile enabling "friend/foe" identification for the wing's suppression of enemy air defenses mission
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