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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Medical Operations Support Squadron (MDOS) tend to a dummy patient during operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-07 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 16, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th MDOS were tested on how quickly and efficiently they could care for injured casualties in a deployed or stateside environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) 20th FW gains realistic combat experience
Explosions and gunfire are heard across Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as unidentified enemy forces continue to attack the installation for the third consecutive day.
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According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, an estimated 10,000 driving fatalities were caused by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol in 2014. At Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Airman Against Drunk Driving, an Airmen-run organization, is dedicated to providing service members and their family members free rides home when they are under the influence of alcohol. During 2016, volunteers drove 124 Team Shaw members home safely and donated approximately 12,000 hours of their time. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) AADD wingmen: getting home safely
Throughout their careers, Airmen are often reminded about the “wingman concept” and looking out for their fellow service members.However, a total of 31 alcohol-related incidents occurred at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, during 2016; 31 times wingmen could have made a difference.The individuals involved in the ARIs could have had a plan that
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Maggie Catoe, 20th Medical Support Squadron key spouse mentor, center left, speaks with individuals from her squadron during a pre-deployment dinner at the Carolina Skies and Conference Center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 13, 2017. Key spouses help welcome families to Team Shaw and act as liaisons between spouses and helping agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Key wingmen
When a family is in need, these wingmen are always waiting to swoop in and save the day. Whether they are facing financial troubles or hardships that can accompany deployments, the Shaw Key Spouse Program is dedicated to the men and women who support service members and the mission.
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Col. Robin Olds (left) and Capt. John Stone after OPERATION BOLO. Three other 8th Tactical Fighter Wing officers, 1st Lt. Joseph Hicks, 1st Lt. Ralph Wetterhahn and Maj. James Covington, also worked on planning the mission details. (U.S. Air Force photo) Operation BOLO
Led by Col. Robin Olds, OPERATION BOLO used a brilliant deception tactic that destroyed half of the North Vietnamese MiG-21 fighter force, with no USAF losses.In late 1966, the USAF was not permitted to bomb North Vietnamese airfields and could only destroy enemy fighters in the air. Complicating the problem, enemy MiGs focused on bomb-laden F-105s
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Hall, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operation medical technician, center right, stands with his family and fellow runners before a 5K at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 25, 2017. The 20th Medical Group held the race to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy and to help Hall reach his goal of $10,000 in donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker) My miles have meaning
“On your mark, get set, go!”Amidst cheers and applause, the runners take off from the starting line. Pulling out in front of the pack is a man in a neon yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “Team Momentum,” carrying a billowing American flag that serves as a guiding beacon for the rest of the racers.He runs with a grin on his face, even as the
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angela Duff, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron quality assurance evaluator, center right, stands with Team Shaw members and Sumter community leaders at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 14, 2017. The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs committee recognized Duff as the 2016 Military Citizen of the Year for outstanding merit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Building bonds: Airman recognized by community
Across the Air Force, Airmen of all ranks are encouraged to become leaders.As Airmen become NCOs, they are charged with actively encouraging and motivating those around them to become involved in unit and base activities by leading the way.On Feb. 14, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee recognized Staff Sgt. Angela
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Team Shaw members attend a Civilian Appraisal System brief at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 7, 2017. Civilian employees assigned to Shaw were briefed on the “New Beginnings” appraisal system which begins April 1. The system will be comprised of a five-three-one rating system as opposed to the current pass or fail rating system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Shaw rolls out AF civilian appraisal system
The Civilian Personnel Office hosted a Civilian Appraisal System brief at the Shaw Theatre here, Feb. 7. The brief, open to all Team Shaw civilians and their supervisors, identified the “New Beginnings” appraisal system being rolled out Air Force-wide April 1.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mason Carny, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology technician, stands amongst metal shavings at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th EMS metals technology lab perform maintenance on various pieces of equipment around base ranging from F-16CM Fighting Falcon parts to munition accessories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Airmen of steel
Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology laboratory are tasked with ensuring broken gear and tool parts such as bolts and gears are repaired or replaced, and are ready for reinstallation into numerous pieces of equipment around base.
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Default Air Force Logo Proving themselves with Joint Task Force Proven Force
On Jan. 17, 1991, 20th Fighter Wing forces participated in Joint Task Force Proven Force, flying sorties out of Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, during the Persian Gulf War.The forces targeted strategic areas in northern Iraq in order to cripple Iraqi forces and draw them away from the main theater in Kuwait, where Operation Desert Storm was taking
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Brown, 20th Fighter Wing administrative law NCO in charge, holds photos of friends, family members, and life events which contribute to his personal resiliency at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 24, 2017. Brown uses what he has learned from his past experiences to help Team Shaw Airmen learn about resiliency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Airman grows from adversity, helps others remain resilient
For some individuals, the most difficult struggles in life come one at a time, but for one Team Shaw Airman the hardships seemed to keep coming for a whole year. While grieving the loss of his best friend in 2011, his challenges were compounded by a divorce. However, Tech. Sgt. Richard Brown, 20th Fighter Wing administrative law NCO in charge, grew
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