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Default Air Force Logo TSA's new policy gets service members through security quicker
On Dec. 20, 2013, the process for participating in Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will change. PreCheck is a voluntary, expedited security screening process that allows participants to keep on their shoes, belt, and light jacket, and leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags. Under the new process,
0 12/10
2013
Default Air Force Logo How to control your medical readiness fate
Medical readiness is vital for all members serving in the Armed Forces. Individual medical readiness is assessed by six key components: preventative health assessment, duty limiting conditions, dental readiness, immunization status, laboratory tests, and medical equipment. In the past, members were notified of these requirements via e-mail,
0 12/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force holiday safety campaign begins
With the holiday and winter season in full-swing, it is important to remember the unique risks associated with seasonal activities and celebrations. Being aware of these risks helps to keep everyone "Safe 'n Sound, All Year Round." The Air Force Ground Safety holiday and winter campaign will run from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2014. The topic's for
0 11/25
2013
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked with the cockpit open at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. Shaw is the home to three F-16 fighter squadrons: the 55th Shooters, 77th Gamblers, and 79th Tigers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released) 'Day is done, gone the sun'
As sun retreats beyond our view,The skies ablaze with red and blues.Though shadows cast upon our jets,Does not mean they are at rest.Freedom never stops or sleeps,Never flinches, never weeps.Always ready to heed the call,When our nation's need does fall.Though wolves may prowl at our door,A vain attempt to shake our core,Our Fighting Falcons make
0 11/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo I'm not alone
Toughen up, develop a thick skin, don't let people see that you're hurting; I've heard these phrases my entire life, from parents, coaches, family members, friends, and supervisors. The result, I hurt; but I don't show it.I know that I'm not alone either, now I'm going to show my hurt.I am incredibly proud to wear this uniform. Taking my oath of
0 11/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Gum chewing: a healthy habit
Did you know that gum chewing can help prevent dental disease? A 2008 review in the Journal of the American Dental Association stated that chewing sugar free gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay. When you chew gum it stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is the body's natural defense against tooth decay.
0 11/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Sending holiday joy one shoe box at a time
A shoe box can make a world of difference in the life of a needy child when it is filled with gifts. Millions of children in our world live in conditions difficult for most of us to imagine. As victims of poverty, war, AIDS, famine and other catastrophes, many are orphans and many live on city streets and city dumps.The 20th Fighter Wing Chapel
0 11/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo 10 things you should know about mold
Mold is a common problem in South Carolina and Shaw Air Force Base is no different.The warm moist air outside condenses when in contact with cool, dry, air-conditioned air inside your home or work place. This moisture provides a perfect environment for mold growth. During hot, summer weather, you will see more moldy areas than usual. Other than
0 11/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFOSI helps those traveling abroad via AF Portal
As foreign travel increases within the DOD community, the risk of foreign intelligence targeting also increases. You can be the target of a foreign intelligence or security service at any time and any place; however, the possibility of becoming the target of foreign intelligence activities is greater when you travel overseas. The foreign
0 10/29
2013
Mini skeletons, pumpkins and webbing were used to decorate many of the houses at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 31, 2012. Shaw celebrated Halloween with many events like base housing trick or treat on Oct. 31 and the Boo-Bash on Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krystal M. Jeffers/Released) Halloween safety
The 20th Fighter Wing Safety Office prepares for yet another holiday this month, Halloween. The goal is to keep children safe, as well as adults, as they dress up as their favorite characters to go door to door trick-or-treating, or to parties. If you plan on going out with friends to a party, the safety office has a bit of advice for you. It is
0 10/15
2013
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