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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Shaw welcomes home Airmen from the 79th Fighter Squadron who were deployed to Southwest Asia participating in Iron Falcon 0701. The 79th returned Dec. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Gordinier) 79th FS returns home from Southwest Asia
Nearly 140 pilots, maintainers, crew chiefs and loaders from the 79th Fighter Squadron returned home Dec. 19 from Exercise Iron Falcon 0701 in Southwest Asia.Iron Falcon is to Southwest Asia what Red Flag is to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., said Lt. Col. Donald Butler, 79th FS commander."Iron Falcon is designed to develop the capabilities of the
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Airman 1st Class Shawn Sullivan holds his four-month-old daughter, Peyton, for the first time Tuesday as his wife, Faryn, looks on Dec. 12 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Airman Sullivan is assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron and was deployed for seven months supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tarsha Storey) Airmen return from overseas
Two groups of Airmen returned home to Shaw recently from Southwest Asia. During the reunions with family and friends, one Shaw member, Airman 1st Class Shawn Sullivan, met his four-month-old daughter, Peyton, for the first time.Even though he was able to talk to his wife, Faryn, on the phone during the birth and hear his daughter's first cry,
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Default Air Force Logo Heritage of America Band performs for Sumter
The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band performed a concert Dec. 12 at the Sumter County Exhibition Center for 2,100 people from the Shaw and Sumter community. The concert was given to the Sumter community by the Air Force for their support of Shaw Air Force Base throughout the year. "We really wanted to give something special to the Sumter
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Tech. Sgt. Aubrey Dickerson and Master Sgt. Tracey Shook prepare to launch an F-16 Fighting Falcon on a sortie in support of a Phase 2 exercise Dec. 6 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The war-like exercise prepares Airmen for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Bevier) Into the sun

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Default Air Force Logo AFSO 21 plan helps save time
Decreasing unscheduled maintenance and reducing downtime during a MJ-1B Bomb Lift Phase II Inspection Process by at least 15 percent was the goal of the 20th Maintenance Group's Shaw Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Rapid Improvement event Nov. 27-30. The team, led by Capt. Scott Hall, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, included
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Default Air Force Logo Shaw conducts rapid improvement events
People from Shaw's mission support, maintenance and medical squadrons met recently for three Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Rapid Improvement Events. The teams discussed ways to do tasks better, smarter and faster in three areas: F-16 refueling, 18-month F-16 gun inspections and deployment processing. The first team, led by Maj.
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The U.S. Air Force Langley Winds woodwind quintet perform holiday music for Shaw members  Wednesday. The Langley Winds is part of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Band of America who performed at the Sumter County Exhibition Center on Dec. 12 as a gift from Col. Bill Hyatt, 20th Fighter Wing commander, to the Sumter community for the support given to Shaw throughout the year. More than 2,100 people attended the concert. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Coleman) 'Tis the season

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.-- Col. Michael Vidal (right), 20th Maintenance Group commander, tells Senior Airman Christian Fogle, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, he won two tickets to Super Bowl XLI in Miami. Airman Fogle was told Dec. 8 that he had won the Air Force Services Football Frenzy Super Bowl XLI trip. He is one of four winners Air Force-wide. In addition to the tickets, each winner will receive round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two, a rental car and tickets to Miami attractions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Air 1st Class William Coleman) Super Bowl bound

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Master Sgt. Tracey Shook (left) and Tech. Sgt. Aubrey Dickerson, both of the 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit,  watch an F-16 Fighting Falcon launch Dec. 6 during the operational readiness exercise, Sea Lion 07-02. The exercise tested Airmen's ability to operate in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Bevier) Exercise deemed a success
Exercise officials here deemed last week's operational readiness exercise, in which Airmen tested their ability to operate at a deployed location in Southwest Asia, a success. "I am pleased that we met our goal of zero real-world injuries during this intense two-day period and we successfully flew a robust flying schedule even after the end of the
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Retired Maj. Ken Soileau and his friend, Joann Groover, play racquetball Dec. 13 at the fitness center. Intramural racquetball season begins Feb. 5. To enter a team, complete a letter of intent and turn it into the fitness center no later than Jan. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Gordinier) Smashing blue rubber

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