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  • Military, civilian, contractors work for Air Force together

    The number of government contract employees on Air Force bases in general, and Shaw in particular, has grown steadily during the past few years. There are now more contractor employees than government employees within the Department of Defense. Contractors no longer reside in isolated work locations interacting only with their quality assurance
  • 79th FS returns home

    The 79th Fighter Squadron returned home Saturday from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., where the squadron helped improve the F-15C division’s warfighting capabilities through simulated air combat. “The U.S. Air Force has the best air-to-air fighters in the world, and the (weapons instructor course) training we provided at Nellis is one of the many
  • Lifeguard wins ROTC scholarship

    A Shaw lifeguard recently won a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship worth more than $120,000. Eighteen-year-old Garrett Williamson, the son of Susan Dunn and the stepson of Tech. Sgt. Leroy Dunn, 20th Component Maintenance Squadron test measurement diagnostic equipment supervisor, went online in January and filled out an application for
  • Barbecue recognizes volunteers

    Shaw members gathered Monday at Memorial Lake for a volunteer appreciation barbecue to thank those who contributed 51,644.5 volunteer hours to Shaw’s mission in 2005. The annual barbecue recognizes active-duty members, civilian employees, retirees and family members who volunteer for various base organizations, said Arlyne Rzepecki, family support
  • 77th FS deploys to Combat Hammer

    More than 140 Airmen and 15 F-16s from the 77th Fighter Squadron depart today to participate in Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground munitions evaluation at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A large portion of the Shaw contingent is from the 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. More than 110 people from the 77th AMU are participating in the exercise. Even though
  • Major accident response exercise tests readiness, cooperation

    Shaw members practiced their response to a simulated aircraft crash Tuesday to ensure the base is ready to quickly respond should the real thing happen. The base buzzed with activity as firefighters, explosive ordance disposal and security forces Airmen responded to the scene.But there was no crisis. This time all the activity was an elaborate ruse
  • Surviving sexual assault: One victim’s story

    When she woke up, everything had changed. Her best friend no longer existed. At least his status as her best friend was now gone. That had altered instantly and irrevocably when she found him on top of her, assaulting her. The evening had begun as any other for Amanda*, an Airman who asked her name not to be used in this article. She and her best