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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, Air Combat Command deputy chief of chaplains, speaks Feb. 8 at the 20th Fighter Wing Prayer Luncheon. In February 1953, members of the U.S. Senate and House, prayer groups and President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Presidential Prayer Breakfast to seek divine guidance for the national leadership and to reaffirm faith and dependence on God. It has become an annual event across the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kathrine McDowell) Prayer Luncheon

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Airmen select food for lunch Feb. 13 at the Shaw Air Force Base Chief Master Sgt. Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility during a food sampling event. A variety of food items were served by the staff for customer feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Josef Cole) Taste test

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The 20th Fighter Wing presents its annual award winners Feb. 9 at a ceremony in Carolina Skies. First row, from left: Staff Sgt. Othelia Carlson, 20th Communications Squadron, 20th FW NCO of the Year; Maj. Edward Earhart, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 20th FW Field Grade Officer of the Year; Sharla Pope, 20th Comptroller Squadron, 20th FW Civilian Employee of the Year for GS-6 or WG-7 employees and below, and Anne Baker, 20th Contracting Squadron, 20th FW Civilian Employee of the Year for GS-7 or WG- 8 employees and above. Second row, from left: Airman 1st Class Crystal Moore, 20th Security Forces Squadron, 20th FW Airman of the Year; Master Sgt. James Powell III, 20th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron, 20th FW Senior NCO of the Year; Master Sgt. John Walker, 20th SFS, 20th FW First Sergeant of the Year, and Lt. Col. Stephen Higgins, 20th Medical Group deputy commander, accepting the 20th FW Company Grade Officer of the Year award on behlaf of Capt. Kourtney Shaw, 20th AMDS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Brevier)

                               20th FW announces annual award winners
The 20th Fighter Wing announced its annual award winners during a ceremony Feb. 9 in the Carolina Skies club.Col. Michael Byrne, 20th FW vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gary Rutledge, 20th FW command chief, presented a trophy to each award winner."We are very proud of the Airman and civilian nominees and winners," Colonel Byrne said. "Giving
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Brig. Gen. Blair Hansen, 9th Air Force vice commander and U.S. Central Air Forces deputy commander, swears in eight people from the Columbia, S.C., area into the Air Force Feb. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Brevier)                    'I, state your name'

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The first newspaper published at Shaw, "The Shaw Field Flight-Line," began a 65-year tradition. At right is the last issue of "The Shaw Spirit." (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Holly MacDonald) Shaw says goodbye to base newspaper
After more than 65 years, the Feb. 9, 2007 issue is the last Air Force-produced newspaper for Shaw. "These are the days of force shaping and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century. Moving news products online will increase information flow. Instead of waiting until a weekly paper is published, readers will get their news as it happens,"
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Default Air Force Logo Finding the U in Sumter
Shaw Airmen will plant trees, pick up litter, and paint and power wash buildings and parking areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Sumter community as part of the "Finding the U in Sumter" campaign sponsored by the Sumter Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sumter and the base. "This is a way to give back to the Sumter community while helping
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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Lt Col. Chris "Crash" Ashby, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing chief of safety, sits in an F-16 and goes over his checklist one more time before departing Jan. 29 on a combat mission over Iraq. Colonel Ashby is the 20th Fighter Wing chief of safety at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. He is currently serving a 120-day deployment in Iraq. (U. S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)

Shaw Airmen ensure safety at Balad
Three Shaw Airmen are ensuring people deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, remember safety. Lt. Col. Chris Ashby, the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Safety chief at Balad Air Base, Iraq, is the 20th Fighter Wing Safety chief here at Shaw. Master Sgt. Greg Patterson, 332nd AEW Flight Safety NCO and 20th FW Safety NCO at Shaw, and Master Sgt. Butch Rutan,
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. David Taylor, 20th Mission Support Squadron personnel readiness technician, makes "dog tags" for a customer Jan. 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Gordinier) Shaw spotlight
Shaw presents: Staff Sgt. David TaylorOrganization: 20th Mission Support Squadron Duty title: Personnel readiness technician What are your job duties? I prepare Contingency Exercise Deployment orders for all of our real-world and exercise deployers. I also provide deployed accountability for the 20th Fighter Wing and 9th Air Force. Time in service:
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. Donald Slayton, 77th Fighter Squadron crew chief, launches an F-16CJ during the Operation Iron Thunder exercise Feb. 7. The four-day exercise prepares pilots for future contingency operations by exposing them to missions identical to those faced in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Arrowood) Iron Thunder roars through Shaw
On most days, the only aircraft on the flightline at Shaw are F-16CJs, but this week the 77th Fighter Squadron hosted a four-day exercise called Operation Iron Thunder in which many aircraft and people from different states and countries participated. Participating aircraft included B-1B bombers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; F-15E fighters from
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Default Air Force Logo Iron Thunder to light up the skies
The 77th Fighter Squadron is hosting more than 100 aircraft from three branches of the U.S. military and the British Royal Air Force Feb. 6-9 for Operation Iron Thunder. "The objective of the exercise is to prepare units for future contingency operations by offering a chance for players to be exposed to missions identical to those faced in combat,"
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