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  • A dream cut short

    As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for Basic Military Training on the cold winter morning of
  • Reflect, be thankful, set new goals

    Another holiday season is upon us. With this comes a time to pause and reflect on the past, to be thankful for the gifts in our lives and to develop plans to make the New Year even better. As with everything we do, it is important to strive to balance our personal and professional lives. How do you remember 2012? What are your plans for 2013?As I
  • High-rise buildings a detriment to society?

    Community planning is a multifaceted discipline that touches everyone's lives. Oftentimes, the field seems obscure to us and we do not have much forethought on the subject until a development touches our backyard.The purpose of this article is to help us become more effective in entering community improvement discussions by becoming more
  • Air Force Fetal Protection Program

    The Air Force Fetal Protection Program addresses the special safety requirements that are needed to protect the mother and unborn fetus in the workplace. Many workplace environments can present hazards to their employees and can ultimately pose a significant risk to women and/or the fetus.Reproductive hazards exist within various workplaces and can
  • 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
  • Comprehensive Airman Fitness: Don't just survive. Thrive.

    Editor's note:  This is the first of an on-going series about Comprehensive Airmen Fitness.The goal of Comprehensive Airman Fitness is to help our Airmen, Air Force civilians and family members become more resilient and better-equipped to deal with the rigors of military life.Comprehensive Airman Fitness, or CAF, is not a program. CAF promotes
  • Help wanted: Airman's guide to off duty employment

    "Help wanted" and "jobs available" signs are popping up in business windows everywhere as we approach the holiday season. These signs may get you thinking about the additional income that a second job would offer or the extra job experience it would add to your resume. A second job can be valuable, especially when Airmen follow proper procedures to
  • Special duty assignment team coming to Shaw

    If you've ever wanted to have the opportunity to recruit sharp individuals into the Air Force as an Air Force Recruiter, mold civilians into Airmen as an Air Force Military Training Instructor (MTI), lead transitioning Airmen as a Military Training Leader (MTL), or educate Airmen as a Professional Military Education (PME) Instructor, the AETC
  • Home safety tips

    Your home is one of your most valuable assets. Knowing what to do to protect your family and your valuables can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime. The 20th Security Force Squadron offers the following common sense advice to help you protect yourself.· Engrave all your valuables with "Identifying Initials or Numbers"· Photograph all
  • 20th MDG expands flu vaccinations

    The 20th Medical Group immunizations clinic is now offering the flu vaccine to all TRICARE Prime beneficiaries enrolled to the Shaw medical facility. The 20th MDG has received shipments of both the flu shot and the live form of the influenza vaccine commonly referred to as the Flu Mist. Immunization clinic hours are Monday 1-4 p.m., Tuesday 7:30