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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Benjamin Shipley, 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CM Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for flight atop his aircraft at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 16, 2017. Shooters launch first Rapid Ready Weasel exercise
On a cold autumn morning, F-16CM Fighting Falcon maintainers scramble to put on gas masks and look over their wingmen for potential leaks in mission oriented protective posture gear, which could compromise the clothing’s ability to deter the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
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2017
While using cyberspace appropriately can help support mission capabilities, without proper precautions it can turn into a tool for adversaries to gain an upper hand. Staying safe in cyberspace
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which aims to engage and educate individuals about the importance of cyber security and provide the tools and resources necessary to stay safe.
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2017
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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U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 15-06 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 28, 2015. During an ORE, Airmen perform their duties under simulated deployed conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom/Released) Weasels maintain victory during OREs
Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing participate in operational readiness exercises at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., in spring 2015 and 2016. During operational readiness exercises (OREs), Airmen perform their duties in a simulated deployed environment. Some of the possible challenges that arise during deployments are tested during OREs, such as unexpected injuries and chemical attacks.
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Heath Griffin, Sumter Fire Department master firefighter, stores air cylinders inside a fire truck in Sumter, S.C., March 30, 2017. The Sumter Fire Department was one of the responding agencies during a major accident response exercise that tested the readiness of community responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Community first responders test skills
The 20th Fighter Wing, in conjunction with Sumter County responders, participated in a major accident response exercise in Sumter, South Carolina, March 30.
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2017
Cones and a safety fence surround a construction area at a developing fire station project at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 25, 2017. The project includes expanding the parking lot and renovating the interior of an existing building to accommodate five 20th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th CES Airmen construct second fire station
Airmen from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron recently began construction on a temporary second fire station here.
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2017
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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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron position a munition onto an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 23, 2016. Load crew competitions require crew members to work as a team to successfully complete all required tasks within an allotted time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado) Quarterly race for first place
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron position a munition onto an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 23, 2016. Load crew competitions require crew members to work as a team to successfully complete all required tasks within an allotted time. (U.S. Air
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