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Default Air Force Logo Did you know?
"Shaw spent an average of $26,275 every day last year for energy?" asked Ed Saleem, resource efficiency manager.That doesn't even include the fuel for flying missions or for the military vehicles on base.According to Saleem, "While a lot of this energy is essential, a lot of it is wasted.""When you move around base, do you see lights on that
0 5/20
2009
Default Air Force Logo A visit from an old friend
Well, it's that time again. Summertime is almost here and I am coming for a visit. I really love the season between Memorial Day Labor Day. You know, the time when people are so concerned about their off-duty activities, they let their guard down and do things they know are not right such as; drinking and driving, exceeding their limits and
0 4/23
2009
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Staff Sgt. Wescott performs a phlebotomy procedure, a procedure more commonly known as 'drawing blood,' on Tech. Sgt. Bisignano for his annual PHA. This is the typical experience for most people who come to the lab. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Emily Chilson) Tribute to laboratory professionals
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 19-25, 2009. This week recognizes the contributions of scientific and technical personnel whose work in the clinical laboratory helps give our nation the best possible health care. National Medical Laboratory Week is a time to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around the
0 4/15
2009
Default Air Force Logo Do you have your biker's attitude?
Of all the things I like about South Carolina, one of the things I enjoy the most is the great weather. Of course there are days when the weather is not so great, but the amount of warm, sunny days certainly makes up for it. Because of this, you always see motorcycle riders cruising here and there almost year round. About a week or so ago, I took a
0 3/13
2009
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- (Lt.) Shayne Carder and Staff Sgt. Bradley McCroskey, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, work their way through the foam in Hangar 1200 Jan. 17. the fire surpression system in the Hangar was activated Jan. 17. The quick response from Shaw's Airmen resulted in minimal damage to Air Force assets. (courtesy photo) My first impression of Team Shaw
I had heard that Shaw was home to the finest Airmen in our Air Force. In just two weeks after my arrival, I had an experience that proved it. A fire alarm was activated Jan. 17 in Hangar 1200, our exercise Transition Area, at 8:15 a.m. This resulted in the fire suppression system releasing foam into the hangar. The foam was approximately 17 feet
0 1/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Shaw Tax Center
Income tax season is right around the corner. While most cherish tax time about as much as a traffic jam, some at Shaw really enjoy the tax assistance program. The 20th Fighter Wing Legal Office, along with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) representatives, will provide free tax help to include electronic filing, for active duty members, their
0 1/05
2009
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Children can play too at Wateree Recreation Area's 'Who Killed Santa Murder Mystery Dinner Theater' Saturday, Dec. 6. "The children get excited when we say we're going to Wateree," said Amanda Gillman, wife of retired Master Sergeant Ryan Gillman. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Emily Chilson) Wateree puts families first
After a 45-minute drive from Shaw, I pulled up to a picturesque waterfront lined with rustic log cabins. As the sun went down on Lake Wateree, I saw campfires appear one by one as families and friends gathered to enjoy the scenic retreat. When the cold weather starts to roll in, it's easy to forget about trips to the lake. But it was obvious to me
0 12/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo Medical documentation
Do you see one of our network civilian providers? If so, you may be one of many active duty members affected by the recent issue of improper reporting procedures of medical documentation. Your job, as an active duty member, is to be aware of the proper processes and procedures in place to ensure your medical records are up to date. When an active
0 12/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Santa's holiday blues
The winter months resonate with the sights and sounds of the holiday season: crackling fires; Christmas trees with beautiful lights; and decorated houses. This is a time to truly enjoy family and friends. While Santa enjoys the holiday season, he sometimes sees it as a chore. You know the routine: put up the decorations; take down the decorations;
0 12/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Got the blues?
The bus comes to a halt but nobody moves or says a word. Hearts begin to speed up as a crowd appears outside the bus. "Everyone off the bus," you hear. From that point on your life changed. No longer could you sleep in or have a bad day. Most importantly, no longer was it about you. It became about the team - it was Basic Military Training and you
0 11/25
2008
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