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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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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFPN) -- Airman 1st Class Caleb Pangborn launches an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Airman Pangborn is a crew chief with the 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Mease) Home front crew chiefs still make it happen
When they finish their shifts their uniforms are often covered in oil, dirt and sweat. They are no longer the crisp, starched uniforms they once were. However, for crew chiefs here -- and elsewhere on the home front -- this is a symbol of pride. The life of a crew chief is a tiring but rewarding job, said Staff Sgt. Tim Strickenberger, a dedicated
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A hook on an F-16 Fighting Falcon catches the aircraft arresting system cable as part of a system test Friday, March 31, 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tarsha Storey) Arresting system stops aircraft safely
An F-16 Fighting Falcon has an emergency braking system that can bring it to a stop called aircraft arresting systems. There are eight arresting systems here designed to safely bring an aircraft to a stop whenever a pilot feels it is unsafe to stop the aircraft on his or her own power, said Senior Airman Tyler Bergmann, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron
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Default Air Force Logo Be prepared for tornado season
Driving to work Sept. 7, 2004, Senior Airman Joshua Hjemvick saw cloud cover and well-defined rain showers south of the base. Suddenly, the forecaster from the 28th Operational Weather Squadron saw flying debris from the buildings to his right. He stopped the car and threw it into reverse, but noticed more flying debris behind him. In the blink of
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T-shirts from the Closeline Project, a sexual assault awareness program, were displayed April 13 and 14 at the Shaw BX and commissary. T-shirts at Shaw combat sexual assault
“They beat you; they raped you; they left you for dead,” reads one. Another simply states “It still hurts.” Creating T-shirt designs like these is meant to be therapeutic for sexual assault victims, which is the purpose of The Clothesline Project; displaying the shirts is meant to bring awareness to the general public of the issue of sexual
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Default Air Force Logo LRS outguns under-manned CS
The 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron defeated an undermanned and winded 20th Communications Squadron 44-30 Tuesday.The game did not start off well for CS as frequent missed shots and turnovers led to an 8-0 run by LRS. CS' first points did not come until just after six minutes had gone by in the first half.During the next three minutes of play, CS
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Default Air Force Logo Housing officials remind residents of guidelines
Base housing officials are reminding residents to maintain their yards, sidewalks, driveways and streets as outlined in the housing brochures they receive when they sign for the house."Most yards, driveways and sidewalks are being held up to standards," said Norma Crosby, 20th Civil Engineer housing manager. "However, some are not and we're trying
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Default Air Force Logo MXG quarterly awards
The 20th Maintenance Group announced its quarterly award winners Jan. 6.These winners represent the best of the best in the world of fighter aircraft maintenance, said Lt. Col. Jon Sutterfield, 20th MXG deputy commander.“We have many outstanding people that consistently turn in MVP performances. Our award winners and nominees provide leadership and
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