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Shaw Air Force Base Deepens its Roots on Arbor Day

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  • By Senior Airman Kevin Dunkleberger
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
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, 20th FW commander, Ann Huyler, SCFC Pee Dee Region urban forestry specialist, and Bryan Jobe, 20th CES biological scientist pose for a picture at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 1, 2023. Shaw AFB leadership, the 20th CES and the SCFC worked together to plant nine white oak trees around the running track to provide shade for runners, help the environment and demonstrate Shaw AFB’s commitment to maintaining a positive environmental impact in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Dunkleberger)