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Members of the 2006 Tops in Blue entertain Sumter and Shaw members with song and dance Wednesday at Patriot Hall. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Shirley Henderson) Tops in Blue rocks Sumter's Patriot Hall

0 5/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Military, civilian, contractors work for Air Force together
The number of government contract employees on Air Force bases in general, and Shaw in particular, has grown steadily during the past few years. There are now more contractor employees than government employees within the Department of Defense. Contractors no longer reside in isolated work locations interacting only with their quality assurance
0 5/05
2006
Shaw maintainers install a travel pod to a 79th Fighter Squadron jet in prepraration for its flight home.  The jet was one of 12 jets used to support the Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Dumboski) 79th FS returns home
The 79th Fighter Squadron returned home Saturday from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., where the squadron helped improve the F-15C division’s warfighting capabilities through simulated air combat. “The U.S. Air Force has the best air-to-air fighters in the world, and the (weapons instructor course) training we provided at Nellis is one of the many
0 5/05
2006
Volunteers from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., remove a shopping cart April 22, 2006, from the Shot Pouch Creek in Sumter, S.C.  The creek cleanup was one of four events planned for Earth Day.  Volunteers picked up more than 1,200 pounds of trash from the creek and surrounding area.  The other events wer the Chapel Pond beautification and an electronic waste collection on Shaw and a cleanup project at the Manchester State Forest.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class William Coleman) Shaw celebrates Earth Day

0 5/01
2006
Garrett Williamson (right), a lifeguard at Woodland Pool, helps beginner swimmer Taylor, son of retired Army staff sergeants Francene and Tommy Reed, get used to the water in summer 2004.  (U.S. AIr Force Photo/Senior Airman Susan Penning) Lifeguard wins ROTC scholarship
A Shaw lifeguard recently won a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship worth more than $120,000. Eighteen-year-old Garrett Williamson, the son of Susan Dunn and the stepson of Tech. Sgt. Leroy Dunn, 20th Component Maintenance Squadron test measurement diagnostic equipment supervisor, went online in January and filled out an application for
0 5/01
2006
Volunteers fill up their plates Monday at the volunteer appreciation barbecue.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman Matthew Davis) Barbecue recognizes volunteers
Shaw members gathered Monday at Memorial Lake for a volunteer appreciation barbecue to thank those who contributed 51,644.5 volunteer hours to Shaw’s mission in 2005. The annual barbecue recognizes active-duty members, civilian employees, retirees and family members who volunteer for various base organizations, said Arlyne Rzepecki, family support
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2006
Staff Sgt. Steven Jandzinski (left) and Senior Airman Donald Shoals, both of the 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepare to load a munition Tuesday.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman Matthew Davis) 77th FS deploys to Combat Hammer
More than 140 Airmen and 15 F-16s from the 77th Fighter Squadron depart today to participate in Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground munitions evaluation at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A large portion of the Shaw contingent is from the 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. More than 110 people from the 77th AMU are participating in the exercise. Even though
0 5/01
2006
A member of Shaw's search and recovery team marks the location of personal effects during an exercise at Poinsett Range April 20. Major accident response exercise tests readiness, cooperation
Shaw members practiced their response to a simulated aircraft crash Tuesday to ensure the base is ready to quickly respond should the real thing happen. The base buzzed with activity as firefighters, explosive ordance disposal and security forces Airmen responded to the scene.But there was no crisis. This time all the activity was an elaborate ruse
0 4/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo Surviving sexual assault: One victim’s story
When she woke up, everything had changed. Her best friend no longer existed. At least his status as her best friend was now gone. That had altered instantly and irrevocably when she found him on top of her, assaulting her. The evening had begun as any other for Amanda*, an Airman who asked her name not to be used in this article. She and her best
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Shaw NCO named Military Citizen of the Year
Each year the Sumter Chamber of Commerce recognizes a military member for doing outstanding things in the community. This year's Military Citizen of the Year is Tech. Sgt. Donta Trapps, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron. Sgt. Trapps said he joined the Air Force to make a difference, not just in the military, but also in the community surrounding the
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2006
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