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Tactical aircraft maintainers are responsible for fueling Shaw F-16CM Fighting Falcons, including during hot pits, a technique that maximizes the number of sorties a squadron can perform in a duty day. F-16s burn up runway with hot pits
Just as race car drivers trust their pit crew to repair their vehicle during a pit stop, pilots trust tactical aircraft maintainers to fuel their aircraft and check for damage during “hot pits” so they can continue flying training missions to hone their skills.
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2018
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
The C-17 aircrew returned 20th Fighter Wing Airmen home after a short-notice hurricane evacuation of Shaw’s F-16CM Fighting Falcons. ( Weasel maintainers return from evacuation
Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned home from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 13, after nearly 50 20th Fighter Wing pilots returned Sept. 12.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Kimmel, 79th Fighter Squadron (FS) pilot and U.S. Thunderbirds pilot-select, inspects an F-16CM Fighting Falcon prior to flying at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 19, 2016. Kimmel was inspired by the Thunderbirds when he watched them perform at a Travis Air Force Base Air Show in California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Tiger slated to be Thunderbird No. 6
A small child in a sea of people stands in awe as the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force precision-flying demonstration team, perform overhead. He feels the jet noise as it rumbles in his chest, while watching pilots guide red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons into various maneuvers and formations.
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2017
Team Shaw children wait outside the 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit building for their loved ones to return home to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 4, 2017. Their Airmen returned from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Tigers return from Afghanistan
Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing were welcomed home by family and friends during homecoming events, May 4-5.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edward O. Santana-Acosta, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer, puts on hearing protection before marshalling an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2017. Maintainers are required to use personal protective gear and follow technical orders to ensure optimal safety for everyone on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Weasels work night shift
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edward O. Santana-Acosta, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer, puts on hearing protection before marshalling an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2017. Maintainers are required to use personal protective gear and follow technical orders to ensure optimal safety
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2017
An F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron latches onto a Barrier Artillery Kit-12 rotary friction brake aircraft arresting system at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 3, 2016. The arresting systems are tested annually to ensure proper functionality when halting an aircraft in distress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Falcons under arrest
Airmen from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron power production flight installed new emergency arresting systems on the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 3-5.
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2016
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