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  • JAG Corps announces law school programs

    Officers interested in transitioning to the judge advocate career field are able to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program or the Excess Leave Program through Feb. 10, 2015.FLEP applicants must be O-3 or below the day they begin law school and must have between two and six years of active duty service. ELP applicants must have between two and
  • Shaw is open for tours

    The general public doesn't get the chance to see the 'downrange' mission of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and its importance to the safety of the United States.Fortunately, they have the opportunity to see the everyday operations in garrison. Daily operations play a crucial part of the Air Force's mission; it's daily
  • My promise

    He knows there is something bothering me and I won't tell him what it is so he can help. I see the disappointment and completely shut-down. I feel absolutely terrible that I cannot communicate with him for reasons I still am not sure. I trust him, I love him and I want him to help, but I can't find the words.When I'm one-on-one with Michael, I lock
  • 20th FW security forces electrifies training

    What does 50,000 volts feel like when it's shooting through your body?My recent augmentee class with the 20th Security Forces Squadron gave me a first-hand experience and I can tell you- it's like no pain you have felt before.I remember every single second of being tased. Even though my body was unable to move, my mind was running faster than ever
  • Back to school, back to the doctor

    The 20th Medical Group is now scheduling appointments for school and sports physicals through our appointment line, (803) 895-2273, or via MiCare. Our pediatric clinic is advising parents and guardians to schedule physicals now for those children who have not had a physical in the past year. Booking your appointment early ensures a greater
  • Understanding deployment health assessments

    In order to perform at your peak, it's important for service members to be physically and psychologically healthy. To maximize the health readiness of the U.S. military, the Department of Defense and Congress implemented a multi-step health assessment process for personnel deploying around the world. This five step process enables service members
  • Digging Earth Day

    Between 2002 and 2010 the United States manufacturing sector's coal consumption dropped by 32 percent, from 1,956 trillion British thermal units in 2002 to 1,328 trillion Btu in 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau's website.While 1,328 trillion with a 'T' is still a large amount of coal consumed, the 32 percent drop isn't a number to
  • Lives change @ W.A. McElveen ILC: celebrate National Library Week

    April 13 - 19, the W.A. McElveen Information Learning Center joins with libraries, military members, schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart
  • TRICARE Service Center walk-in service to end

    With the increase in use of internet and toll-free customer service, the Department of Defense has elected to eliminate TRICARE Service Center walk-in service within all 50 states, resulting in an estimated savings of approximately $250 million over five years. This change will be implemented on April 1 but it does not affect TRICARE benefits or
  • 'Be Ready' mobile app helps prepare for emergencies

    How many forms of disasters can you name? One, two or even seven? Here's the real question, how many are you prepared for? The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Emergency Management Division has developed an on-the-go emergency prep resource for your mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Androids. Not only does this app support the Air Force