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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. Brian Ailstock, 20th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, briefs about prohibited items and other concerns involving the exercise deployed location to Captains Lee Bryant (middle) and Todd Adams (right) and other F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots from the 77th Fighter Squadron during a phase I operational readiness exercise at the Chandler Deployment Processing Center June 18. Phase I exercises are important because they allow the wing to assess large deployment capability in a controlled environment against a set standard. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Nathan Bevier) Preparing Airmen

0 6/19
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.--Members of the Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard fold an unserviceable flag which was retired as part of the Flag Day ceremony June 14. In accordance with the U.S. Flag Code 36S 176, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way. Proper respects

0 6/18
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Music Television crew members, Ki Whelan (left) and Jerry Henry setup their camera equipment for an unexploded ordnance disposal drill at Poinsett Range June 8. The MTV crew is shooting footage of Senior Airman Kiel Anderson, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, for the upcoming season of ''Engaged and Underage," a show which documents young people and life changing experiences.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Michael Cowley) Cameras on Shaw

0 6/11
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- (Front) Senior Airman Michael McGuire, 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics specialist and Shaw AFB Honor Guard lead trainer, performs at the 20th Fighter Wing change of command ceremony Feb. 20. Airman McGuire found out he was selected to become a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard May 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Josef Cole)
Airman moves from flightline to lime light
One of Shaw's Airmen "signed the dotted line" to become an avionics specialist, but his time at Shaw has taken him down a different path. Senior Airman Michael McGuire, 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and Shaw AFB Honor Guard lead trainer, found out he was selected to become a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard May 31. He was selected by his
0 6/06
2007
SUMTER, S.C. -- Colonel Michael Byrne, 20th Fighter Wing vice commander was the keynote speaker and Capt. Betsy Dombert, 79th Fighter Squadron pilot was the mistress of ceremonies at the Sumter County Veterans Association Memorial Day Program at Mabry Park May 28. The program included a combination of Shaw members and community members. Colonel Byrne said in his speech, "Memorial Day is a day of opportunity to give thanks for all that we are blessed with. It should also be a day that we rededicate ourselves to our country and to American's living veterans and their families." (U.S. Air Force photo by Kimberly Champagne)
Shaw and Sumter combine efforts to pay respects
More than 200 Sumter and Shaw community members gathered at Mabry Park, Sumter, S.C. to pay respects to veterans as part of the Sumter County Veterans Association Memorial Day Program May 28. The joint program included a combination of Shaw members and community members. Colonel Michael Byrne, 20th Fighter Wing vice commander, was the key note
0 5/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Memorial Day message
On May 28, 2007 we will honor those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Memorial Day, which officially began as Decoration Day in 1868, is a day that we reflect and remember our comrades in arms who have gone before us. In his remarks to the nation at Arlington National Cemetary, President George W. Bush said
0 5/25
2007
Sumter, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. Mark Nixon, U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Brass Quintet band member plays the trumpet at the Iris Festival May 25. The festival has been ranked among the top twenty festivals in the Southeast. This year marks sixty-seven years of the event and it draws thousands of people into the city of Sumter. Comprised of two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba, the quintet is part of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, a 60-member ensemble based at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The band played throughout the weekend and at the Sumter County Veterans Association Memorial Day Program on May 28.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kimberly Champagne) 

Band plays festival

0 5/25
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Chief Master Sergeant Gary Rutledge, 20th Fighter Wing command chief, welcomes new Airmen during a Right Start briefing May 24. The Right Start briefing informs new members about Shaw's history, support services available to members and their families, chain of command and the Sumter community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Coleman) Starting right

0 5/25
2007
SUMTER, S.C. -- Chaplain (Colonel) Gary Perry, 20th Fighter Wing Chapel wing chaplain and guest speaker, delivers a sermon during a memorial service held at the Sumter Opera House May 23. The memorial service, which served as a kick off to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, was hosted by Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. and the Sumter community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Keri Whitehead) In memory of

0 5/24
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Tech. Sgt. Jody Brown is tested by Master Sgt. Tedisha Baker, both from 20th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron, on the step portion of the microfit assessment at the Health and Wellness Center May 22. The assessment provides information on the members fitness level to include body mass index, muscular strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness. The microfit assessment test is being offered to active-duty members in support of national fitness and sports month. The test is offered to dependents throughout the year as requested. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Coleman)
The timing's right

0 5/24
2007
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