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In 2014, approximately 17 percent of Americans over the age of 16 had their identity stolen. Taking precautions like deleting suspicious e-mails, avoiding untrustworthy websites and encrypting sensitive information can help prevent adversaries from stealing personal information. Protecting personally identifiable information
Couples often celebrate the birth of their child by sharing the heartfelt moment with friends and family on social media. While the family is rejoicing, it does not take long for a criminal to track down the newborn’s social security number with the information posted online. Several months later, the parents receive a notice in the mail saying their child owes several thousand dollars in debt, said Jeff Gordy, 20th Communication Squadron wing privacy act manager, describing a common mistake individuals make regarding personally identifiable information.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Neidrick, 77th Fighter Squadron (FS) pilot, narrates an F-16CM Fighting Falcon demonstration at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, S.C., Sept. 22, 2017. Gamblers demonstrate F-16 mission
The 77th FS Gamblers hosted a career day for two youth groups at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and a range day at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, for the families of 20th Fighter Wing members, Sept. 22.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., as another Team Shaw F-16 approaches over the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 21, 2016. Airmen from the 93rd RS spent a week at Shaw for collaborative refueling training, giving Team Shaw F-16 pilots the opportunity to practice refueling procedures under various conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) Shaw, Fairchild Airmen fuel the fight
A group of F-16CM Fighting Falcons take off from the foggy flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. They soar above the clouds and into the airspace over the Atlantic Ocean, heading east until they can no longer see the land behind them. Despite the meticulous checklists run on aircraft before they take flight, the jets are running low on fuel after being airborne for less than an hour.
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New Team Shaw civilian employees take an oath during a civilian oath ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 12, 2016. Appropriated fund civil servants must take an oath before assuming duty, swearing to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Civilians take the oath
Just as service members around the country have raised their right hands and taken the oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” so have the civilians who work alongside them.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing board a plane in preparation for deployment at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct 21, 2016. The Airmen deployed as part of the 20th FW’s mission of providing combat-ready airpower and Airmen to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker) Taking the 'roar' downrange
The 79th Fighter Squadron deployed members to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel during the month of October.
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An F-16CM Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing shakes hands with a tactical aircraft maintainer assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an aircraft evacuation at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 6, 2016. Forty-eight F-16s were evacuated from Shaw in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, which hit South Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Keeping ahead of Hurricane Matthew
The whole country watched with bated breath as the threat of Hurricane Matthew loomed ever closer.
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Default Air Force Logo Shaw celebrates workplace diversity
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which has celebrated the many and varied contributions made to the U.S. by workers with disabilities since its inception in 1945.
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An F-16CM Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis in preparation for a night sortie at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 17, 2016. Red Flag 16-4 conducted night missions for pilots to experience training in a low-visibility environment. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller) SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle
It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One such piece to the puzzle would be suppression of enemy air defenses which has been around since the days of the Wild Weasels. “The suppression of enemy air defenses means eliminating, avoiding, and
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