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  • 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
  • Operation Christmas Child

    The Shaw Chapel Singles Ministry is collecting gift filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. 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 and exist in conditions difficult for most of us to imagine. As victims of poverty, war, AIDS, famine and
  • AFOSI launches new tip line

    Many Airmen are hesitant to report criminal activities to Air Force Office of Special Investigations and I understand why. In order to provide our Airmen an easy, anonymous and effective method to report criminal, terrorism, and insider threat information, OSI has opened its first "Anonymous Tip Line" operating via the internet, SMS (texting), and
  • CDC recommendations for control of West Nile Virus

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1,993 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infections have been reported in humans in 2012. This is the highest number of WNV cases seen in the United States since 1999. The majority of these cases have been from Texas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Michigan. Currently, Sumter County,
  • 20th MDG enrollees benefit from TRICARE on-line

    Are you an active-duty or retired service member or family member who is eligible for medical care provided by the Department of Defense? Are you enrolled in the 20th Medical Group system and have an assigned Primary Care Manager? If you said yes to both of these questions, you have the ability to take advantage of the many benefits available with
  • Political activities by military members

    With election season in full swing, it seems that political candidates and issues are everywhere. While the First Amendment's free speech rights are the law of the land, military members must abide by certain restrictions when participating in political activities. Due to the fact that our boss, the commander in chief, is elected every four years,
  • The Enlisted Perspective: Analog leadership in digital times

    The United States Air Force is the world's most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you -- our outstanding Airmen -- but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage over our adversaries. Technology has enabled our continuing success.However, technology also threatens to
  • NCO Retraining Program

    The fiscal year 2013 NCO retraining program was released on July 30, 2012. This program has effected more than 1300 Air Force personnel; more than 100 of which are from Shaw. The personnel on the Master Vulnerability List are Staff Sgts. through Master Sgts., from various Air Force Specialty Codes and have time in service and grade that vary
  • 2012 PECR deer season announced

    The natural resource managers at Shaw AFB and Poinsett Electronic Combat Range use many tools to manage the diverse resources on the base and range. One popular tool and an important quality of life initiative for base personnel is the deer hunting program. This program helps maintain wildlife population at proper levels to meet management goals as