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Being exposed to hot weather can lead to heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but taking proper precautions may reduce the likelihood of illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, precautions include staying hydrated, and wearing lightweight and light-colored clothing. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Staying safe in summer heat
With temperatures continuing to rise this summer, heat poses a threat to individual health and safety.
0 7/25
2017
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron (CMS) electronic warfare (EW) flight perform maintenance on AN/ALQ-184 electronic countermeasure (ECM) pods at the EW work center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 21, 2017. The 20th CMS EW flight performs maintenance on ECM pods 24-hours a day, ensuring the pods can be sent out to the flightline for installation onto aircraft whenever needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Airmen maintain F-16’s invisibility cloak
Ensuring the survivability of aircraft and aircrew is one of the factors that determine mission success for the Air Force; having the capability to cloak an aircraft from potential threats is an invaluable asset.A group of Airmen assigned to the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare flight maintain the machinery needed to make this
0 7/25
2017
Time to clean out your medicine cabinet Disposing of unused medications
This week’s flashback Friday is a reminder of one way to keep Airmen and families safe at home.
0 7/21
2017
Today the Air Force announced that 8,167 staff sergeants were selected to promote to the rank of technical sergeant, 93 of which are assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. In order to promote, selectees were required to maintain passing fitness assessment scores, be proficient and up-to-date on all professional military education requirements and pass specialty knowledge and professional development guide tests. With an average selectee overall score of 358.50, 1,719 Airmen were selected with a Promote Now recommendation, 2,268 Airmen with a Must Promote recommendation and 4,180 Airmen with a Promote recommendation. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Team Shaw congratulates newest technical sergeant selects
Today the Air Force announced that 8,167 staff sergeants were selected to promote to the rank of technical sergeant, 93 of which are assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. In order to promote, selectees were required to maintain passing fitness assessment scores, be proficient and up-to-date on all professional military education requirements and
0 7/20
2017
A fire protection badge and a security forces badge lie next to each other. Firefighters assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron and 20th Security Forces Squadron defenders use the Enhanced 911 system to pinpoint the locations of emergency calls. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Emergency response E-911 system receives upgrade
Shaw Emergency Communications Center Airmen received an upgrade to their Enhanced 911 system July 12-14, as part of an Air Force-wide update.
0 7/19
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon soars over the F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017 air show in Rionegro, Colombia, July 14, 2017. The U.S. Air Force supported the nation’s bi-annual air show by providing six aircraft to be used for static displays and aerial demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais) U.S. Airmen inspire next generation at home, abroad
Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.; Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; and Travis Air Force Base, Calif. traveled to Rionegro, Colombia to participate in the F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017 air show July 13-16.
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2017
The “Let’s Connect Shaw- Woman’s Mentorship Group” events are designed to provide mentorship from women, to women. Deliberately developing highly skilled, disciplined and professional Airmen is one of three enduring priorities of the 20th Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Women leaders develop Airmen through mentorship
The Let’s Connect Shaw Committee is scheduled to host a free “Let’s Connect Shaw- Woman’s Mentorship Group” lunch and learn at the Palmetto Chapel Annex, July 27 at 11 a.m.
0 7/18
2017
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group review work documents in their office at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 12, 2017. The Airmen are responsible for scheduling maintenance for 79 F-16CM Fighting Falcons assigned to Shaw, averaging more than 900 tasks scheduled per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th MXG Airmen schedule Falcons for maintenance
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group work together to schedule maintenance for 79 F-16CM Fighting Falcons at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 12, 2017.
0 7/18
2017
Christopher Koonce, 20th Fighter Wing historian, holds a 1942 edition of the Shaw Field Flight-Line newspaper at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 12, 2017. As the wing historian, Koonce documents the ever-changing warfighter environment, at home and while deployed, by gathering data in historical documents, writing in archives and sharing knowledge with others. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Historian preserves 20th FW history
Throughout its more than 75 year history, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has experienced many changes in its mission.
0 7/18
2017
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Communications Squadron (CS) radio frequency transmissions flight perform exterior renovations on the Gator 1 trailer, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 10, 2017. The 60 sq. foot trailers, Gator 1 and Gator 2, are capable of housing public announcement equipment as well as radio-based modules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Trailer innovation enhances mission readiness
Utility trailers typically haul items from one location to another, but for one group of Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, these trailers are improving the unit’s mission.
0 7/17
2017
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