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  • 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
  • Enlisted Spouses: Become part of something bigger

    Have you ever wondered how you could meet other military spouses? What you could do to volunteer or give back to the Shaw community? Or what to do for fun? Well, we have the answer! The Shaw AFB Enlisted Spouses' Club!The Shaw AFB Enlisted Spouses' Club is a unique blend of enlisted, retired, reservist and surviving spouses from ALL branches of
  • 20th Medical Group wins eight medical service awards

    Members of the 20th Medical Group have earned eight individual honors at the Air Force and Air Combat Command levels in the 2012 Air Force Medical Service Awards program. Tech. Sgt. Evan Singleton, 20th Dental Squadron dental logistics NCO in charge, is the Air Force Dental NCO of the Year. His accomplishments include directing a $4.2 million
  • Act like a Superhero

    I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, "Thank you for your service." It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force.While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed a little boy shopping with his mom was staring at me from his perch in
  • Tax assistance for 2013: Tax center scheduled to open Jan. 28

    The income tax season is right around the corner. While most cherish taxes about as much as a visit to the dentist, some at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., 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
  • Germbusters

    In any given year approximately 10 to 20 percent of Americans come down with the flu between November and March (otherwise known as flu season). The flu can lead to serious complications, sending more than 200,000 U.S. residents to the hospital each year. In the United States, the flu claims the lives of about 36,000 people annually. In the state
  • CFACC: Happy holidays to a great coalition team

    As the holiday season approaches, I thank all the members of this tremendous Coalition and joint team for your commitment and continued service. Each one of you is vitally important to delivering decisive airpower in the region. The holiday season is traditionally a time of celebration - a chance to reflect on the importance of family and friends
  • Accessing Medical Care While You Are Traveling

    As the holiday season approaches, many of our beneficiaries will be traveling to various locations to enjoy time with family and friends. In the event that you or your family members should need medical treatment while you are away from Shaw Air Force Base, you will find information in this article to help you determine how to get the appropriate
  • The spirit of giving: an important aspect of military life

    As the holiday season approaches, people are filled with the "spirit of giving." Presents are carefully picked and bought at stores, then wrapped up in pretty ribbons and bows and are placed under decorated trees. The spirit of giving means more than getting gifts for loved ones though. During the holiday season, many volunteer programs show case
  • Online social networking: Something to keep in mind

    Who could doubt that the Air Force is a very technology-friendly organization? That's part of the reason that Air Force leaders decided to allow Airmen to access many social websites through the official network. Among the accessible social networking websites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Air Force even uses the "big two" for official public