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  • Tax season is here

    The income tax season is right around the corner. While most cherish tax time about as much as a visit to the dentist, some at Shaw really enjoy the tax assistance program. The 20th Fighter Wing legal office, along with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) representatives, will again be providing free tax help, to include electronic filing, for
  • TSA's new policy gets service members through security quicker

    On Dec. 20, 2013, the process for participating in Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will change. PreCheck is a voluntary, expedited security screening process that allows participants to keep on their shoes, belt, and light jacket, and leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags. Under the new process,
  • How to control your medical readiness fate

    Medical readiness is vital for all members serving in the Armed Forces. Individual medical readiness is assessed by six key components: preventative health assessment, duty limiting conditions, dental readiness, immunization status, laboratory tests, and medical equipment. In the past, members were notified of these requirements via e-mail,
  • Air Force holiday safety campaign begins

    With the holiday and winter season in full-swing, it is important to remember the unique risks associated with seasonal activities and celebrations. Being aware of these risks helps to keep everyone "Safe 'n Sound, All Year Round." The Air Force Ground Safety holiday and winter campaign will run from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2014. The topic's for
  • 'Day is done, gone the sun'

    As sun retreats beyond our view,The skies ablaze with red and blues.Though shadows cast upon our jets,Does not mean they are at rest.Freedom never stops or sleeps,Never flinches, never weeps.Always ready to heed the call,When our nation's need does fall.Though wolves may prowl at our door,A vain attempt to shake our core,Our Fighting Falcons make
  • I'm not alone

    Toughen up, develop a thick skin, don't let people see that you're hurting; I've heard these phrases my entire life, from parents, coaches, family members, friends, and supervisors. The result, I hurt; but I don't show it.I know that I'm not alone either, now I'm going to show my hurt.I am incredibly proud to wear this uniform. Taking my oath of
  • Gum chewing: a healthy habit

    Did you know that gum chewing can help prevent dental disease? A 2008 review in the Journal of the American Dental Association stated that chewing sugar free gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay. When you chew gum it stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is the body's natural defense against tooth decay.
  • Sending holiday joy one shoe box at a time

    A shoe box can make a world of difference in the life of a needy child when it is filled with gifts. Millions of children in our world live in conditions difficult for most of us to imagine. As victims of poverty, war, AIDS, famine and other catastrophes, many are orphans and many live on city streets and city dumps.The 20th Fighter Wing Chapel
  • 10 things you should know about mold

    Mold is a common problem in South Carolina and Shaw Air Force Base is no different.The warm moist air outside condenses when in contact with cool, dry, air-conditioned air inside your home or work place. This moisture provides a perfect environment for mold growth. During hot, summer weather, you will see more moldy areas than usual. Other than
  • AFOSI helps those traveling abroad via AF Portal

    As foreign travel increases within the DOD community, the risk of foreign intelligence targeting also increases. You can be the target of a foreign intelligence or security service at any time and any place; however, the possibility of becoming the target of foreign intelligence activities is greater when you travel overseas. The foreign