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A Team Shaw child wears a helmet during a Kids Meet the Shaw Weasels event, hosted by 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center, at Shaw Air Force, S.C., July 28, 2017. During the event, children had the opportunity to try on individual protective equipment and get a close look at a 20th Fighter Wing F-16CM Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Kids meet Shaw Weasels
Airmen assigned to the 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a Kids Meet the Shaw Weasels event for more than 280 participants, July 28.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group maintenance quality assurance flight are tasked with providing oversight and mentorship to various maintenance Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. QA Airman oversees flightline operations
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group maintenance quality assurance flight are tasked with providing oversight and mentorship to various maintenance Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. These Airmen, which include metals technology technicians and tactical aircraft maintainers, determine the likely cause of identified negative trends
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SOES Total Force Airmen can now manage their life insurance online
Airmen no longer need paper forms to manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, thanks to the new SGLI Online Enrollment System, or SOES. SGLI provides automatic life insurance coverage of $400,000 to service members when they enter the service. Members with SGLI also get automatic coverage for their dependent children and non-military
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Kimmel, 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) pilot and U.S. Thunderbirds pilot-select, inspects an F-16CM Fighting Falcon prior to flying at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 19, 2016. Kimmel was inspired by the Thunderbirds when he watched them perform at a Travis Air Force Base Air Show in California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Tiger slated to be Thunderbird No. 6
A small child in a sea of people stands in awe as the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force precision-flying demonstration team, perform overhead. He feels the jet noise as it rumbles in his chest, while watching pilots guide red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons into various maneuvers and formations.
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Tim Darrah, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft servicer, marshals a civilian Cessna 172, during a General Aviation Fly-in event at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 28, 2017. The event gave the local aviation community an opportunity to land aircraft at Shaw and learn about the 20th Fighter Wing mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Cleared for landing: Shaw welcomes local aviators
The 20th Fighter Wing hosted the second annual General Aviation Fly-in, July 28.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kevin Hammond, left, and Senior Airman Therysa King, right, Air Force Chief of Staff Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons team members, brief a survey participant at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 25, 2017. Team members held peer-to-peer interviews and focus groups to receive feedback from Shaw Airmen regarding CSAF Gen. David L. Goldfein’s primary focus of revitalizing squadrons as the Air Force’s core fighting unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) CSAF Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons team visits Shaw
An Air Force Chief of Staff Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons team surveyed a diverse group of Team Shaw members, July 24 and 25.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Essigmann, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron programs noncommissioned officer in charge and volunteer, scoops popcorn into bags during a Deployed Family Dinner at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 24, 2017. The Deployed Family Dinner provided an opportunity for the families of deployed service members to socialize, build resiliency and share a meal together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shaw, Sumter volunteers care for families
The 20th Fighter Wing Chaplain Corps in conjunction with Shaw and Sumter volunteers hosted a Deployed Family Dinner at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center, July 24.
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A P-51D Mustang assigned to the 20th Fighter Group (FG) sits on the flightline of Shaw Field, S.C., circa 1946, above, and an F-84 Thunderjet sits on the Shaw flightline, circa 1948. In 1948, the 20th FG, assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing (FW) on Aug. 15, 1947, exchanged its Mustangs for Thunderjets, one of the first aircraft to be powered by a jet engine. 

The 20th FW, created at Shaw Field, July 28, 1947, has not always lowered its landing gear here, with the unit being assigned around the world in places such as Royal Air Force Wethersfield, England, and Langley Air Force Base, Va. However, in 1994, the 20th FW returned to its birthplace at Shaw to fly F-16CJ Fighting Falcons and A/OA-10 Thunderbolts IIs. 20th FW receives first fighter jets
A P-51D Mustang assigned to the 20th Fighter Group (FG) sits on the flightline of Shaw Field, S.C., circa 1946, and an F-84 Thunderjet sits on the Shaw flightline, circa 1948.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis to the runway during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2017. The 55th FS is known as the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS
Red Flag 17-3, the Air Force's premier three-week multi-domain integration combat training exercise, concludes July 28.
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July is Herbal and Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. The month’s purpose is to spread knowledge about how herbal supplements can interact with prescription medications, causing effects such as reduced or enhanced effectiveness of medications and interference with medication absorption. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) July is Herbal, Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
July is Herbal and Prescription Interaction Awareness Month.
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