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  • Down on the Range…. Where the 77th Bombs!

    It’s not every day one can say they witnessed an F-16 Fighting Falcon (F-16) perform a bombing run, even for those in the Air Force. However, attendees at the 77th Fighter Squadron’s (FS) Range Day did just that.As part of the 20th Fighter Wing (FW) and 20th Operations Support Squadron’s (OSS)

  • Defusing Danger: 20th CES hosts joint EOD exercise

    There is something to be said for the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community across the military. Among the stories and seasoned jokes from time spent downrange, an uncanny amount of shoppette hot dogs, and the sheer grit it takes to walk up to an explosive and put one’s life in harm's way for

  • SCEWR exercise back for second time in 2023

    Throughout the hours of darkness, 20th Fighter Squadron pilots and maintainers gear up, preparing to conduct their combat simulation training on Dec. 11, 2023 with the initiative to serve their country.For the second time in 2023, the 55th, 77th, and 79th FS and Fighter Generation Squadrons primed

  • New sharps disposal containers keep patients, 20 MDG staff safe

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron stationed sharps disposal containers in 20th Medical Group pharmacy facilities here, Feb. 1.This resource was made available to protect Team Shaw members and their families, and garbage disposal service workers from potential injuries or

  • Shaw increases mission flexibility while sustaining local ecosystem

    Shaw Wildland Support Module personnel and 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen administered controlled burns at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range in Wedgefield, Jan. 18.This prescribed burn was part of a bigger initiative to maintain 12,500 acres of military land while preventing wildfires, sparking

  • 79th 'Tigers' take on first-ever Bamboo Eagle

    The U.S. Air Force 79th Fighter and Fighter Generation Squadron “Tigers” forward deployed directly from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to March Air Reserve Base, California, to participate in the first iteration of Bamboo Eagle (BE) alongside sister branches and allied nations Jan. 29- Feb. 2, 2024.

  • Total Force teamwork lands MQ-9 Reaper for first time at Shaw

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 25th Attack Group, here, and 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, landed an MQ-9 Reaper from March Air Reserve Base, California, at Shaw Air Force Base for the first time ever Feb. 14.Airmen assigned to Shaw AFB, Creech AFB, and  March ARB worked jointly to

  • Shaw Airman’s training, quick action saves child’s life and limb

    On the morning of Oct. 10, 2023, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Prudence Mecha was driving to an appointment in North Charleston when a scene unfolded before her eyes that would change her life forever.“While I was exiting the highway, I noticed the car in front of me—the door opened and it looked

  • MQ-9 Reaper lands at Shaw in historic first

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 50th Attack Squadron, here, and the 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, conducted a historic first on Feb. 14, by successfully landing an MQ-9 Reaper at Shaw Air Force Base under satellite control.The landing served as a proof of concept, demonstrating the

  • Lighting the way; 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Working With Weasels

    From left, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Kitten, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) electrical systems specialist, and Col. Kevin Hicok, 20th Fighter Wing deputy commander, restore a light fixture at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2024. 20th CES Airmen are capable engineers ready to