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  • VA offers suicide prevention

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun operation of a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for veterans. The toll-free hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a national hotline manned by trained mental-health professionals with a new option to direct veterans to their local VA mental health provider. There are 120 active hotline centers in the
  • Army detachment changes command

    The 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment received a new commander in a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1200 Aug. 29. Army Col. Kevin Felix took command from Army Col. Glenn Harp, who is now the deputy commander of the Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. Prior to coming to Shaw, Colonel Felix served as the executive assistant to the
  • Shaw Airman receives Bronze Star

    One of Shaw's explosive ordnance disposal technicians received the Bronze Star Medal at a presentation ceremony in the EOD training room Aug. 28. Staff Sgt. Adam Ginett, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team leader, received the Bronze Star for his service during several operations and taskings including; Operations Enduring Freedom, Task Force
  • Physical fitness now affects EPRs, OPRs

    The Air Force's new enlisted and officer performance report has been implemented at Shaw, which is now partly subject to fitness evaluation scores thereby possibly affecting careers and promotions. Since Air Force's Fit-to-Fight policy came into effect, commanders, first sergeants and NCOs in charge have been stressing to all Airmen the importance
  • Hopewell Healthcare presents memento

    Hopewell Healthcare nursing home presented a "care cushion" to the men and women of Team Shaw Aug. 24 for their service to the United States. Chief Master Sgt. Scott Dearduff, 20th Fighter Wing command chief, accepted the cushion on behalf of Shaw during a casual ceremony at the Hopewell center. "The care cushion will mean a lot to the Airmen. It
  • Shaw welcomes new command chief

    The new 20th Fighter Wing command chief reported for his first duty-day at Shaw Aug. 13. Chief Master Sgt. Scott Dearduff is the highest enlisted member in the 20th FW and is responsible for 4,300 enlisted Airmen in the wing. "The 20 Fighter Wing is honored to welcome our new Command Chief, Chief Master Sergeant Scott Dearduff, along with his wife