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Selvin Nelson, contractor, uses an excavator to prepare the ground for water and sewer line placement at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, S.C., Oct. 11, 2017. Shaw invests in environmental, training missions
A new Shaw Wildland Support Module building, which will also act as Fire Station 2 for the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, is currently under construction at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, S.C.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Owens, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Shooters Aircraft Maintenance Unit tactical aircraft maintainer, refers to his tablet prior to marshalling a 55th Fighter Squadron (FS) F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 26, 2017. Pilots, maintainers and intelligence Airmen assigned to the 55th FS participate in Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to gain experience and maintain combat readiness for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shooters stay ready at Red Flag
Tactical aircraft maintainers from around the globe marshal in various aircraft — from the F-35 Lightning II to the B-2 Spirit — onto a sunny flightline in the Mojave Desert. An F-16CM Fighting Falcon with a blue and white checkered tail flash displaying the number “55” has flown from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, to play a part in a massive military exercise. The pilot inside the aircraft has a busy few weeks ahead of him as a Red Flag participant.
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A teddy bear lays on a table prior to being sutured at the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF), June 1, 2017. The Shaw VTF staff led “Operation Repair the Bear”, allowing Soldiers to practice suture skills on teddy bears to prepare them to support veterinarians in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shaw VTF prepares Soldiers with bears
The Shaw Veterinary Treatment Facility staff hosted “Operation Repair the Bear” here — a training session with Soldiers from Fort Jackson and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, June 1, to help their deployed capabilities.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight work together to sort through leftover bomb dummy units (BDUs) at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Wedgefield, S.C., Jan. 25, 2017. After the first detonation, EOD Airmen must ensure any remaining intact BDUs are destroyed in a second clean-up detonation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) EOD Airmen tidy up Poinsett
A Humvee rolls onto the grounds of Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Wedgefield, South Carolina. Airmen wearing explosive ordnance disposal patches on their shoulders step out of the vehicle.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Reese, 20th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, aims an artificial training weapon at a simulated attacker during his pepper spray training while Karl Johnson, 20th SFS trainer, motivates him to continue at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2017. During a use of force training day, Airmen reviewed less-lethal weapons, operational security and identification procedures, to include the new Real ID Act changes. Although some of the training was classroom-based, the Airmen also performed baton drills and situational use of force training. Team Shaw defenders who had not yet experienced pepper spray first-hand were required to complete an obstacle course while affected by the substance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Ready to defend
In an open field at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, an Airman fends off attackers one by one while experiencing disorientation, shortness of breath and struggling to open his eyes through excruciating pain.
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