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September is Suicide Prevention Month throughout the United States. During the month, organizations provide information about identifying warning signs of suicide, increase the understanding of what leads to suicide and promote helpful resources. The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at www.af.mil/Suicide-Prevention. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Suicide Prevention Month raises awareness, promotes understanding
Throughout September, organizations across the United States make efforts to raise awareness of a mental health issue affecting many demographics. During Suicide Prevention Month, organizations promote the understanding of suicide by providing information about how individuals can identify warning signs and how they can help themselves or others
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Wolfe, 20th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, speaks to Team Shaw members during a base housing resident town hall at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 7, 2017. Wolfe spoke about increased patrols in the housing area, precautions families can take to deter criminals and the proper reporting of incidents on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th SFS leaders host town hall for Shaw residents
Leaders from the 20th Security Forces Squadron hosted a town hall for base housing residents, Sept. 7.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) ‘Dirt Boyz’ create rubble
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017.
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Guest participate in a party shirt dance contest during the Air Force Ball at the Sumter Civic Center, Sumter, S.C., Sept. 16, 2016. Contestants were judged based off audience applause and the winners were announced as king or queen of the ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)  Shaw celebrates Air Force birthday
This week’s flashback Friday focuses on gathering in celebration.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Johnson, 20th Force Support Squadron relocations technician, checks a mobility folder to verify an Airman’s qualification to deploy during Phase I operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-08 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 3, 2017. The exercise tested the ability of 20th Fighter Wing Airmen to deploy quickly and effectively during contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Airmen test readiness with Weasel Victory 17-08
Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing participated in Phase I operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-08, Aug. 2 to 4.
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A Team Shaw child wears a helmet during a Kids Meet the Shaw Weasels event, hosted by 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center, at Shaw Air Force, S.C., July 28, 2017. During the event, children had the opportunity to try on individual protective equipment and get a close look at a 20th Fighter Wing F-16CM Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Kids meet Shaw Weasels
Airmen assigned to the 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a Kids Meet the Shaw Weasels event for more than 280 participants, July 28.
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Christopher Koonce, 20th Fighter Wing historian, holds a 1942 edition of the Shaw Field Flight-Line newspaper at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 12, 2017. As the wing historian, Koonce documents the ever-changing warfighter environment, at home and while deployed, by gathering data in historical documents, writing in archives and sharing knowledge with others. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Historian preserves 20th FW history
Throughout its more than 75 year history, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has experienced many changes in its mission.
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Retired U.S. Air Force Wild Weasels pose for a photo with present Wild Weasels in front of the 50th anniversary 20th Fighter Wing flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon tail flash at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 5, 2015. A conference is scheduled to be held June 22 to 25, 2017, in recognition of the Wild Weasels 52nd anniversary. Weasels reunite
With the 52nd anniversary of the Wild Weasels quickly approaching, this week’s flashback Friday is all about the Weasel Nation.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Tilton, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron weapons technician, uses a hammer and punch to secure roll pins on a M61A1 Vulcan 20 mm rotary cannon exit unit at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 22, 2017. The roll pins hold sprockets on the unit’s gear shaft, allowing the unit to pull munitions from the drum and towards the gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Airmen arm falcons
U.S. Airmen from the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on an M61A1 Vulcan 20 mm rotary cannon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 22, 2017. Airmen from the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron performed scheduled maintenance on the cannon, capable of firing 6,000 rounds per minute, following it’s firing of 15,000 rounds.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate military justice section perform duties at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 9, 2017. The section administers military justice and upholds the law, ensuring the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other legal precedents are protected and enforced. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Airmen administer military justice
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate military justice section administers military justice and uphold the law, ensuring the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other legal precedents are protected and enforced.
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