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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
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Sangston, 20th Medical Group allergy and immunizations technician, gives Col. Clay Hall, 20th Fighter Wing commander, his annual flu vaccination, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 11, 2013. All active-duty and medical personnel are required to receive their annual flu vaccination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella/Released) 
The 2013 flu season is here
Influenza, or the flu, afflicts roughly 60 million Americans annually, particularly during the winter. Seasonal viruses come in two basic varieties: Type A, which causes the most extensive and severe outbreaks, and the usually milder type B. Each year, some of these flu viruses can mutate, which is why a different flu vaccine is prepared every
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2013
October is energy action month and this year’s campaign theme is ‘I am Air Force Energy,’ The goal of the program is to inspire the Total Force to make a commitment to a continual change in organizational and personal energy use, and help Airmen realize they can make a difference in overall Air Force energy efforts. October is energy month
October is Energy Action Month for our nation and Air Force, providing an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. Fostering an energy aware culture among all our Airmen is a crucial part of the Air Force's energy campaign. This year's campaign theme, 'I am Air
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Street Smart: A new way of looking at an old problem
I'll be honest. When I learned that I had to attend a mass briefing on the morning of our most recent Comprehensive Airmen Fitness day, I was not excited. Cram way too many Airmen into the base theater and give us the same PowerPoint safety brief that my father received twenty years ago in the Marine Corps? No, thank you.However, I was
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2013
You may never hit your maximum in some components, but stay focused on that ultimate goal: “Excellence in all we do.” Strive for the maximum--achieve excellence; strive for the minimum--risk failure. Raise the bar on your Air Force fitness assessment
Raise the bar on your Air Force fitness assessment! Know your MAX!! The Air Force fitness assessment has been enhanced in the last few years to emphasize all-around fitness. Beginning in 2010, Airmen were required to complete a minimum standard in each component to achieve a passing score. The first bar was drawn on the chart. As time went on, we
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Default Air Force Logo Mosquitoes are out
There are more than 50 different species of mosquitoes found in South Carolina. The majority of these species have little impact upon our daily lives. Most mosquitoes prefer to feed on animals other than humans. However, mosquitoes that do feed on humans cannot only cause local skin irritation, but sometimes transmit disease.Mosquitoes transmit
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Shaw Airman convicted of rape
On June 7, a Shaw Airman was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, 10 years confinement, reduction to E-1, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances following a conviction for rape.The case stemmed from an incident that occurred in Germany en route back from a deployment. The member attacked a fellow Airman while staying in a hotel with her after
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GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- The 2013 Air Force Critical Days of Summer campaign begins May 24 and ends Sept. 3. The CDS campaign was developed to raise awareness of the hazards during the summer season and help all Airmen mitigate them. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Natalie Eslinger)
Critical Days of Summer have arrived
Being as such, I would like to take a few moments to give you a sample of what to expect during the upcoming CDOS. The CDOS will span over 14 weeks (24 May - 3 Sep), with each week concentrating on a different topic. Safety needs to be a way of life, every single day. However, the summer months get highlighted every year because that's when the
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Default Air Force Logo Shaw celebrates Earth Day
Earth Day 2013 will be celebrated worldwide on or around April 22. This year's theme is "The Face of Climate Change." Earth Day was established in the spring of 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, inspiring a movement that had more than 20 million demonstrators in a number of cities across the U.S., and creating an "environmental conscience" not seen
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Finances and your security clearance
For many of us working on Shaw AFB, maintaining a security clearance is essential for conducting our daily jobs. There are 13 categories the Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility reviews when granting security clearance eligibility. One of the most common areas we see employees (military and civilian) having difficulty with is their
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