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Default Air Force Logo Army now part of Team Shaw
They wear an Army uniform, but they are here to help the Army and Air Force support joint operations. Since Oct. 16, the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment has been an active part of Shaw, said Army Maj. Dennis Malone, 4th BCD operations officer. The 4th BCD is assigned to the 3rd Army, headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga. They serve as a
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Default Air Force Logo Girl Scouts at Shaw send cookies overseas
Twelve Girl Scouts could hardly contain themselves Tuesday at the Palmetto Chapel where they packaged more than 100 boxes of cookies for Airmen overseas.The girls, racing to see who could fill the boxes the quickest, belong to Girl Scouts Troop 57 at Shaw and range in age from six to nine years old.The troop paired up with the Blue Star Mothers, a
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Toby Begendorf, Lockheed Martin contract worker, installs new wiring March 22 on a Shaw F-16 as part of the onboard oxygen generating system. Oxygen generating system phases out LOX
The remaining 60 Shaw F-16s who use liquid oxygen will be upgraded to using the Onboard Oxygen Generating system to provide oxygen for pilots while in-flight. When the upgrade project is completed, all Shaw F-16s will use the OBOG system.Every F-16 in the Air Force requires some type of oxygen-providing system to keep pilots from blacking out.
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Staff Sgt. Michael Stevens, 20th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted Saturday by his wife, Staff Sgt. Anna Stevens, 20th Maintenance Operations Squadron, and their daughter, Morgan. Sgt. Stevens and 30 other 20th SFS members returned from a deployment to Balad and Ali Air Bases, Iraq. Security forces return from Iraq deployment
Thirty-one 20th Security Forces members returned Saturday after a six-month deployment to Ali and Balad Air Bases, Iraq.While deployed, the two teams performed normal security forces duties similar to those at home such as patrol duty, flightline and gate security. Out-of-the ordinary duties included conducting perimeter security and community
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A sniper team from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, provides security for forward scouts at Avon Park, Fla., on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, as part of Atlantic Strike III, a joint air and ground training event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley S. Brokop) Atlantic Strike III trains Airmen for deployments
Slowly walking through a quiet, deserted city, hearing nothing but your thoughts, you take a long, deep breath. Then, chaos suddenly breaks loose. An explosion throws you to the ground. The smell of smoke rushes through your nose and dust and sand cut through your skin. You immediately look for your troops. The look of shock is displayed on their
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Default Air Force Logo 55th Squadron redeploys from Middle East
The 55th Fighter Squadron recently returned from two exercises in the Middle East. Initial Link involved simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground combat and Eastern Falcon involved flying basic fighter maneuvers, air combat training and large force employment sorties.The Initial Link and Eastern Falcon exercises allowed coalition members to benefit
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Senior Airmen Stephen Yarbrough (left) and Mark Main sign in an F-16 Fighting Falcon after returning from Cape Canaveral, Fla., following the July 26 launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery.  The jet was one of six F-16s from here protecting the airspace around the launch site.  The Airmen are crew chiefs with the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan Penning) Shaw F-16s intercept shuttle airspace violator
Two F-16 Fighting Falcons, enforcing a temporary no-fly zone around the Space Shuttle Discovery launch site at Cape Canaveral, Fla., intercepted and escorted a small civilian aircraft from the area July 26. It was during the nine-minute hold in the countdown when the pilots recieved the call from their controlling agency that they had a civil
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Default Air Force Logo Female fighters display ‘lethal, effective force’
The House Armed Services Committee approved a bill recently which puts a Pentagon policy from 1994 into federal law prohibiting females in the military to serve in units below brigade level whose primary mission is direct ground combat. Although the policy has raised the eyebrows of supporters of women in combat roles, many people may not realize
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen reflect on friend’s death
The base lost a valued member in a car accident Memorial Day weekend. As grief hangs heavy over Shaw, leaders, co-workers and friends continue to ask why. Senior Airman Justin Morrow, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, died from injuries sustained while traveling at night. He was not wearing his seat belt. The three passengers in Airman Morrow's
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Master Sgt. Scott Laws inspects a shut-off valve on an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Sergeant Laws made a suggestion that could save the Air Force $320,000 a year by replacing the valve's heat shield instead of the entire valve assembly. Sergeant Laws is the assistant electrical environmental section chief with the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Williams) Shaw NCO awarded $10K for idea
A Shaw NCO is $10,000 richer thanks to a suggestion he made. He thought it would be more economical to stop replacing an $8,500 valve on the F-16 Fighting Falcon every time the $50 heat shield that covers the valve is damaged. The suggestion was submitted through the Air Force’s Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program -- known as
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