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SOES Total Force Airmen can now manage their life insurance online
Airmen no longer need paper forms to manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, thanks to the new SGLI Online Enrollment System, or SOES. SGLI provides automatic life insurance coverage of $400,000 to service members when they enter the service. Members with SGLI also get automatic coverage for their dependent children and non-military
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Kimmel, 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) pilot and U.S. Thunderbirds pilot-select, inspects an F-16CM Fighting Falcon prior to flying at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 19, 2016. Kimmel was inspired by the Thunderbirds when he watched them perform at a Travis Air Force Base Air Show in California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Tiger slated to be Thunderbird No. 6
A small child in a sea of people stands in awe as the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force precision-flying demonstration team, perform overhead. He feels the jet noise as it rumbles in his chest, while watching pilots guide red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons into various maneuvers and formations.
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Tim Darrah, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft servicer, marshals a civilian Cessna 172, during a General Aviation Fly-in event at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 28, 2017. The event gave the local aviation community an opportunity to land aircraft at Shaw and learn about the 20th Fighter Wing mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Cleared for landing: Shaw welcomes local aviators
The 20th Fighter Wing hosted the second annual General Aviation Fly-in, July 28.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kevin Hammond, left, and Senior Airman Therysa King, right, Air Force Chief of Staff Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons team members, brief a survey participant at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 25, 2017. Team members held peer-to-peer interviews and focus groups to receive feedback from Shaw Airmen regarding CSAF Gen. David L. Goldfein’s primary focus of revitalizing squadrons as the Air Force’s core fighting unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) CSAF Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons team visits Shaw
An Air Force Chief of Staff Revitalizing Air Force Squadrons team surveyed a diverse group of Team Shaw members, July 24 and 25.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Essigmann, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron programs noncommissioned officer in charge and volunteer, scoops popcorn into bags during a Deployed Family Dinner at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 24, 2017. The Deployed Family Dinner provided an opportunity for the families of deployed service members to socialize, build resiliency and share a meal together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shaw, Sumter volunteers care for families
The 20th Fighter Wing Chaplain Corps in conjunction with Shaw and Sumter volunteers hosted a Deployed Family Dinner at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center, July 24.
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A P-51D Mustang assigned to the 20th Fighter Group (FG) sits on the flightline of Shaw Field, S.C., circa 1946, above, and an F-84 Thunderjet sits on the Shaw flightline, circa 1948. In 1948, the 20th FG, assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing (FW) on Aug. 15, 1947, exchanged its Mustangs for Thunderjets, one of the first aircraft to be powered by a jet engine. 

The 20th FW, created at Shaw Field, July 28, 1947, has not always lowered its landing gear here, with the unit being assigned around the world in places such as Royal Air Force Wethersfield, England, and Langley Air Force Base, Va. However, in 1994, the 20th FW returned to its birthplace at Shaw to fly F-16CJ Fighting Falcons and A/OA-10 Thunderbolts IIs. 20th FW receives first fighter jets
A P-51D Mustang assigned to the 20th Fighter Group (FG) sits on the flightline of Shaw Field, S.C., circa 1946, and an F-84 Thunderjet sits on the Shaw flightline, circa 1948.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis to the runway during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2017. The 55th FS is known as the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS
Red Flag 17-3, the Air Force's premier three-week multi-domain integration combat training exercise, concludes July 28.
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July is Herbal and Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. The month’s purpose is to spread knowledge about how herbal supplements can interact with prescription medications, causing effects such as reduced or enhanced effectiveness of medications and interference with medication absorption. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) July is Herbal, Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
July is Herbal and Prescription Interaction Awareness Month.
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A P-51 Mustang flies above an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a Heritage Flight performance at the New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport, N.Y., July 1, 2017. The 20th Fighter Wing, created July 28, 1947, began its journey flying P-51D Mustangs and currently flies F-16CM Fighting Falcons, providing combat-ready F-16 airpower and suppression of enemy air defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sean Sweeney) 20th FW celebrates 70th birthday
The 20th Fighter Wing serves the Air Force as the primary suppression of enemy air defenses wing, preparing and employing combat-ready SEAD and attack F-16CM Fighting Falcon airpower.
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Dr. Timothy Spurling, McLeod Physician Leadership Academy member and gastroenterologist, climbs the ladder of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a tour at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 21, 2017. Tour members were able to get an up-close look at the aircraft during their tour of the weapons standardization hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Physician Leadership Academy tours Shaw
Members of the McLeod Physician Leadership Academy visited 20th Fighter Wing units July 21, to learn about how the military creates effective teams and leaders.
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