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  • 79th “Tigers” take on Red Flag-Nellis 24-1

    A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron “Tigers” takes off to participate in Red Flag-Nellis (RFN) from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 11, 2023. The Tigers will participate in RFN 24-1 to sharpen combat capabilities and strengthen partnerships across joint

  • All boxes checked; How SARM personnel uphold the air mission

    Squadron aviation resource management (SARM) personnel are one of the very few enlisted positions assigned to flying squadrons. They oversee the Flight Hours Program, flight operations, and pilot records. Keeping everything managed, organized, and uniform ensures smooth flight operations with

  • Shower Shaw with Goodies

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bradley Domes, 20th Medical Group first sergeant, and Cleo Klopfleisch, Shaw Spouses Club chair and Shower Shaw with Goodies City of Sumter coordinator, pose for a photo as Domes signs for his units’ donated items at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 11, 2023. Klopfleisch

  • 20th OMRS tour the 55th FGS

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Medical Group (MDG) and the 20th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron (OMRS) visited the 55th Fighter Generation Squadron (FGS) Nov. 29, 2023.The OMRS toured the FGS and the flightline to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the maintainers and better serve

  • Emergency at 580 feet

    It’s a quiet weekend afternoon, and there’s only one air traffic controller in Shaw Tower.That controller is Staff Sgt. Samuel McLean, 20th Operations Support Squadron ATC watch supervisor, and he is currently discussing the single U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon on approach with radar approach

  • Reps and sets: the Gamblers and Tigers train surge week

    The 77th Fighter Squadron (FS) and Fighter Generation Squadron (FGS) “Gamblers” and the 79th FS and FGS “Tigers” were feeling the burn during their surge week training, Dec. 4 – 8, 2023.Surge week is a chance for the FS and FGS units to exercise their tactical endurance, combining longer hours and

  • The app that's got your back: Night wear tackles nightmares

    “When was the last time you were actually happy?”For some patients, this question is not so easy to answer, says Maj. David Provaznik, 20th Medical Group Mental Health medical director.Stress, depression, anxiety; all are factors that can affect one’s mood negatively. But Provaznik and his staff are

  • Shaw Air Force Base Deepens its Roots on Arbor Day

    From left, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jimmy Oxendine, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) commander, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Griste, 20th Fighter Wing command chief, retired Army Lt. Col. Everett Sharpe, South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) community staff forester, Col. Kristoffer Smith,

  • Training the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers

    From organizing and expediting ground to air traffic, to issuing instructions and monitoring aircraft in air space over the ocean off the continental United States, the U.S. Air Force’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) Airmen are trained to the highest of standards