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Attendees of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s annual youth conference are briefed about the capabilities of the F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 16, 2017. During the conference, attendees safely interacted with a M61A1 Vulcan 20 mm rotary cannon, inert bombs and other 20th Fighter Wing weapons and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) SCSO and SFS host youth conference
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the 20th Security Forces Squadron hosted an annual youth conference here to provide mentorship opportunities for local adolescents ages 10 to 18, June 16.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program (AFREP) flight, prepare equipment for repair at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 12, 2017. Airmen assigned to the AFREP flight have saved the 20th Fighter Wing approximately $3.8 million so far in the 2017 fiscal year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) 'AFREP-airing' equipment saves funds
Rows of electronics and tools line the shelves of a spacious work center where a group of Airmen sit among pieces of equipment in need of repair.The technicians assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program shop are tasked with effectively repairing damaged items in an effort to save the Air Force and the 20th Fighter
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U.S. Air Force Cadet 2nd Class Michael Triner, U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, hangs in a harness while others watch a display at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 12, 2017. Triner and other cadets participated in hanging harness training using a virtual reality headset to learn how to safely navigate a parachute during their visit as part of the Operation Air Force program. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Shaw hosts cadets for Operation Air Force
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets are visiting Team Shaw as part of the Operation Air Force program, June 6 to 21.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carlos Sullivan, 20th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, speaks with Company Grade Officer Mentorship Panel attendees at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 28, 2017. Sullivan spoke about the event’s purpose and encouraged Airmen to ask questions to gain as much information as possible (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th FSS Airmen host commissioning mentorship panel
Career assistance advisors from the 20th Force Support Squadron are scheduled to host a commissioning mentorship panel at the 20th FSS Spratt Education Center here, June 23.
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A teddy bear lays on a table prior to being sutured at the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF), June 1, 2017. The Shaw VTF staff led “Operation Repair the Bear”, allowing Soldiers to practice suture skills on teddy bears to prepare them to support veterinarians in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shaw VTF prepares Soldiers with bears
The Shaw Veterinary Treatment Facility staff hosted “Operation Repair the Bear” here — a training session with Soldiers from Fort Jackson and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, June 1, to help their deployed capabilities.
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Danya McKinney places a retirement pin on Chief Master Sgt. Christopher McKinney, former 20th Fighter Wing command chief, during his retirement ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 1, 2017. McKinney enlisted in August 1987 as a weather forecaster, serving in 17 duty positions across the globe including some in support of Operations Joint Endeavor, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom before becoming the command chief of the 20th FW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Command chief retires after 30 years
When young adults enter military service, they start on a path they will follow for years to come.
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Fishermen hang their poles over the side of the boat as they wait for the ship’s captain to give the order to drop their lines in the water of the Atlantic Ocean April 14, 2012. Shaw’s outdoor recreation offers several deep sea fishing trips throughout the spring and summer that Department of Defense ID card holders can take advantage of. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) Stay safe this summer
Fishermen wait to drop lines in the Atlantic Ocean during a deep sea fishing trip offered by Shaw’s Outdoor Recreation, April 14, 2012, five years later a person lights a sparkler in Sumter, S.C., June 26, 2016.Fishing and fireworks are among many summertime activities which can present potential hazards. By checking if the proper gear, plan and
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The Real ID Act set standards for the issuance of source of identification, such as driver's licenses, and established security standards for state issued identification. The new standards prohibit federal agencies and military installations, including Shaw Air Force Base, from accepting non-compliant identification. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. William Banton) Grace period granted for S.C. Real ID Act compliance
South Carolina was recently granted a grace period to implement Real ID Act guidelines by July 10, when enforcement will become mandatory. The state’s initial limited extension to allow federal agencies acceptance of state IDs expired June 6.
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The Blended Retirement System (BRS) goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Eligible Airmen will have the option to opt in to the BRS during 2018 or remain under the legacy retirement plan. Previously, approximately 81 percent of service members separated from the military without receiving retirement benefits, but under the new plan, about 85 percent of service members may receive some benefits if they serve more than two years. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) BRS opt-in period approaches
The Blended Retirement system is scheduled to go into effect and the opt-in period begins, Jan. 1, 2018.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wait for the commencement of the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 31, 2017. Prior to the competition, load crew members undergo a uniform inspection and written test on job-specific tasks to earn points towards their overall team score. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Weapons load crews race time
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s, 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 79th AMU and 55th AMU went head-to-head in the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 31, 2017. During the competition load crews loaded a GBU-31 version one bomb, AIM-9M and AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, as
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