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Default Air Force Logo Shaw Air Force Base: finding my sweet Southern Belle
On the day a new Airman receives their first duty assignment, they are usually filled with several different emotions. Fear, excitement, uncertainty, hope, and unfortunately often times there are bits of sadness as well. After checking multiple times a day for weeks on end, that day will finally arrive when the assignment comes and one of these
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Default Air Force Logo Team Shaw celebrates religious diversity this holiday season
One of the many benefits of military life is meeting people who are different than I am, whether it is political perspective, world-view, or even religious belief.Diversity is valued. Another hallmark highlighting the uniqueness of our way of life is, with diversity, there is also respect. In the Armed Forces these two values go hand-in-hand.The
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Default Air Force Logo 20th FW Legal office offers assistance
The Shaw Air Force Base legal office is here to help and answer any questions regarding recent damages related to flooding on Shaw Air Force Base.  Residents in base housing or in the dormitories may be eligible to file a claim with the Air Force Claims Service Center (AFCSC at  This includes base privatized
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Oct. 4 through 10 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is: "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” (Graphic by National Fire Protection Association)
Shaw Fire Department plans for fire prevention week, informing community
Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That's the message behind this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!"Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection
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Default Air Force Logo Changes Coming to TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit
Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy.Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost.Maintenance drugs are those taken
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Members of the prescribe burn team light fires on the forest floor during prescribed burning at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Jan. 28, 2015. The team was scheduled to burn throughout the week while the weather permitted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released) Prescribed fire: A natural Resource manager’s multi-use tool
One of the most effective and efficient tools available to natural resource managers at Shaw Air Force Base is prescribed fire.The resource management goal of the prescribed fire program at Shaw is to protect and enhance native ecosystems and the species they support to sustain military missions. The prescribed fire program results in a reduction
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Default Air Force Logo South Carolina Air Force Association Awards
The South Carolina Air Force Association recognized the state's annual award winners at an awards luncheon 18 April at the State Museum in Columbia S.C. The competition was held between units and individuals from South Carolina Air Force Bases. The following individuals assigned to Shaw AFB were recognized at the S.C. Air Force Association
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Default Air Force Logo Three things I've learned about Air Force recruiting
What is the most important job in the Air Force? Communications? Pilot? Maintenance? The answer is ... yes.All of them are the most important, and so is your job. I am a prior-enlisted officer who works at the 337th Recruiting Squadron headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and this is my Air Force recruiting story.In 15 years, I've
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A child takes their turn brushing a tooth display during the 20th Dental Squadron’s visit to the Child Development Center, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 18, 2015. The DS went around to rooms within the CDC to show young children how to brush their teeth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella/Released) The TRICARE Dental Program and your child
For the last three weeks, you may have seen articles for Children's Dental Health Month requesting you see a dentist in certain instances and ending with a short comment about the TRICARE Dental Program.As we wrap up celebrating this month, I wanted to explain a little more about the TDP and the benefits it can provide your family.The TDP is a
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Default Air Force Logo What to do when your child experiences tooth trauma
Picture this: it's a sunny day at the baseball field and suddenly the batter hits a line drive towards your child. You jump up knowing that he'll make the easy out, but your pride quickly turns to horror as the ball takes an unexpected bounce and hits your son squarely in the mouth.You run over to see if he's okay and as he stands up, he shows you
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