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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

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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
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Members of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight marched up a hill during a three-mile hike to a simulated deployed location May 21. The U.S. Air Force recently made the field training exercise a mandatory requirement for all Civil Engineering Squadrons. As part the four-day FTX the 20th CES trained in self-aid buddy care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, weapons safety, decontamination, security, land navigation, night operations and any job-specific training required.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Kathrine McDowell) 20th CES 'roughs it'
Shaw's 20th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in the recent Phase I and Phase II readiness exercises, but that didn't satisfy their hunger to train. One-hundred and five Airmen began a specialized, four-day field training exercise May 21 on the eastern side of the base. Tucked back in the wooded area, CE Airmen accomplished several training
0 5/24
2007
SUMTER, S.C.-- Senior Airman Tommy Dailey, Staff Sgt. Edward Lincoln and Staff Sgt. Richard Dorsey, 20th Security Forces Squadron and local law enforcement members participate in friendly competition at the Sumter Police Department firing range May 16. During the week, on and off-base events included city and county police and 20th Security Forces Squadron members. The theme for each of the events was remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Davis) Police week

0 5/18
2007
Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. -- John Council, contracted carpet installer, spreads glue as part of the carpet installation in the 20th Fighter Wing Command Post May 15. The new carpet is part of a $1.1 million command post renovation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Josef Cole) Stuck on

0 5/17
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Tory Toth, a reporter from WLTX News 19, Columbia, S.C., sets up for an interview with Master Sgt. John Kennedy, 20th Mission Support Squadron Airmen Family Readiness Center superintendent, May 15. During the interview, Ms. Toth asked the sergeant questions about how the Airmen Family Readiness Center supports communication between deployed Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Gordinier) WLTX News 19 visits Shaw

0 5/16
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.-- Col. James Post, 20th Fighter Wing commander, presents Staff Sgt. Scott Ackeret, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, a Bronze Star May 11 in hangar 1200 during a commander's call. The bronze star is awarded to servicemembers who distinguished themself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service. Sergeant Ackeret received the medal for his excellence as an EOD team leader, while deployed to Iraq. He ensured the safety of more than 16,000 coalition forces, multinational contractors and local nationals. He also executed more than 105 combat missions under the threat of insurgent attacks to exploit, render-safe, recover and destroy improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance. His team conducted over 25 counter-insurgent IED search and destroy combat missions along critical supply routes. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class William Coleman) Shaw heroes

0 5/15
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Sergeant Fredrick Barnes, a security officer, hands out a flyer May 11 at the Sycamore Gate. The flyer discusses the reduced operating hours at the gate, which start May 14. The two main reasons for the reduction in hours are lack of manpower due to deployments and the need to enhance security.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Gordinier) Shaw reduces Sycamore Gate hours
Operating hours for the Sycamore Gate here will scale back to six a day on school days and will close on the weekends starting May 14, said Senior Master Sgt. Rick Cornett, 20th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent. The gate will be open from 6 to 8 a.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until the end of the school year, the
0 5/11
2007
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Capt. Melissa Ollendieck, 20th Fighter Wing chaplain, talks to 24 members of Leadership Sumter during a tour May 9 of the Phase II Operational Readiness Exercise area here. Leadership Sumter is a 10-month leadership class sponsored by the Sumter Chamber of Commence for top management in business, industry, government and education. The group visited the field hospital, chaplains and the civil engineer cantonment area and observed a base intrusion and security forces response exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Gordinier)

Leadership Sumter observes Phase II exercise

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2007
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