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  • 2006 defense budget increases military pay and benefits

    President George W. Bush ushered in an across-the-board 3.1 percent military pay raise, effective Jan. 1.It includes a variety of new or enhanced benefits for servicemembers and their families when he signed the 2006 National Defense Authorization Bill into law Jan. 6.In addition to a pay raise that's a half percent higher than the average
  • Prevention of RSV infection

    Respiratory Syncytia Virus is a major cause of respiratory illness in the winter months. RSV generally causes mild cold-like symptoms with a low-grade fever, runny nose and cough. The expected course is three to seven days but it is not uncommon for the cough to last for up to 14 days. RSV can cause illness in the same person year after year, but
  • Shaw luncheon celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality and hope has inspired countless people through the years since his speech in 1963.In observance of his birthday and the civil liberties he helped to establish, the Shaw Black Heritage Committee will present the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2006 luncheon celebration Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Carolina
  • Fighting phantom attacks

    Shaw will celebrate the National Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Carolina Skies Club. The guest speaker will be Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Charles Baldwin, Air Force Chaplain Services chief. All Shaw members, retirees and their families are invited to attend the event. Tickets are $5 per person."Chaplain Baldwin is the chief of the Air Force
  • Air Force EQUAL listing available Tuesday

    The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for Airmen returning from overseas -- and continental United States mandatory movers for May through July -- requirements will be available Tuesday.Airmen need to work through their military personnel flights or commander's support staff to update their preferences. Deployed Airmen must work with their
  • Medals approved for hurricane relief efforts

    The director of the Joint Staff has approved awarding the Humanitarian Service Medal and the Armed Forces Service Medal for U.S. military personnel, and the Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal for Defense Department civilians engaged in the relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina and Rita.To qualify for the HSM, servicemembers must have provided
  • Courts-martial results: one aquitted, one convicted

    The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases against Air Force members suspected of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and applicable civilian criminal codes. Air Force members accused of crimes can elect to plead guilty or not guilty and, in general and special courts-martial, may choose
  • AMUs strive for best load crew

    The best weapons loaders from the 55th, 77th and 79th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition Dec. 29 in building 611. The winners will be announced today.The competition is held every three months and is open to the entire base for viewing.The event promotes morale and increases proficiency, knowledge,
  • ALS renames classrooms after aircraft

    Classrooms at the Senior Master Sgt. David B. Reid Airman Leadership School are getting a new look.To build morale, esprit de corps and awareness of Shaw history, the names of the four current ALS student flights will change to the names of historical aircraft flown at Shaw. The flight classrooms will be decorated to reflect their new names."At
  • Phase II to start Monday

    The 20th Fighter Wing will participate in a Phase II exercise starting Monday evening.The goal of the exercise is to improve on areas addressed during the last Phase II held in November.The main objective in this exercise is to help improve the flow of information.Information from the bottom up needs to be faster and clearer, so the commander can
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