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  • Halloween safety

    The 20th Fighter Wing Safety Office prepares for yet another holiday this month, Halloween. The goal is to keep children safe, as well as adults, as they dress up as their favorite characters to go door to door trick-or-treating, or to parties. If you plan on going out with friends to a party, the safety office has a bit of advice for you. It is
  • The 2013 flu season is here

    Influenza, or the flu, afflicts roughly 60 million Americans annually, particularly during the winter. Seasonal viruses come in two basic varieties: Type A, which causes the most extensive and severe outbreaks, and the usually milder type B. Each year, some of these flu viruses can mutate, which is why a different flu vaccine is prepared every
  • October is energy month

    October is Energy Action Month for our nation and Air Force, providing an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. Fostering an energy aware culture among all our Airmen is a crucial part of the Air Force's energy campaign. This year's campaign theme, 'I am Air
  • Street Smart: A new way of looking at an old problem

    I'll be honest. When I learned that I had to attend a mass briefing on the morning of our most recent Comprehensive Airmen Fitness day, I was not excited. Cram way too many Airmen into the base theater and give us the same PowerPoint safety brief that my father received twenty years ago in the Marine Corps? No, thank you.However, I was
  • Raise the bar on your Air Force fitness assessment

    Raise the bar on your Air Force fitness assessment! Know your MAX!! The Air Force fitness assessment has been enhanced in the last few years to emphasize all-around fitness. Beginning in 2010, Airmen were required to complete a minimum standard in each component to achieve a passing score. The first bar was drawn on the chart. As time went on, we
  • Mosquitoes are out

    There are more than 50 different species of mosquitoes found in South Carolina. The majority of these species have little impact upon our daily lives. Most mosquitoes prefer to feed on animals other than humans. However, mosquitoes that do feed on humans cannot only cause local skin irritation, but sometimes transmit disease.Mosquitoes transmit
  • Shaw Airman convicted of rape

    On June 7, a Shaw Airman was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, 10 years confinement, reduction to E-1, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances following a conviction for rape.The case stemmed from an incident that occurred in Germany en route back from a deployment. The member attacked a fellow Airman while staying in a hotel with her after
  • Critical Days of Summer have arrived

    Being as such, I would like to take a few moments to give you a sample of what to expect during the upcoming CDOS. The CDOS will span over 14 weeks (24 May - 3 Sep), with each week concentrating on a different topic. Safety needs to be a way of life, every single day. However, the summer months get highlighted every year because that's when the
  • Shaw celebrates Earth Day

    Earth Day 2013 will be celebrated worldwide on or around April 22. This year's theme is "The Face of Climate Change." Earth Day was established in the spring of 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, inspiring a movement that had more than 20 million demonstrators in a number of cities across the U.S., and creating an "environmental conscience" not seen
  • Finances and your security clearance

    For many of us working on Shaw AFB, maintaining a security clearance is essential for conducting our daily jobs. There are 13 categories the Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility reviews when granting security clearance eligibility. One of the most common areas we see employees (military and civilian) having difficulty with is their