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  • Tempers can flair with summer heat

    South Carolina. Summer means heat. Constant, muggy heat. Summer means kids are out of school, and family life can be a bit more chaotic. Long days + heat + kids hanging around the house bickering and complaining about nothing to do = harder to keep your cool. Don't despair. There are simple things you can do to help keep the peace even in the
  • Public Health Temporary Food Facility Requirements

    All temporary food facilities, as well as food-booth establishments on base, including fund-raisers, must process through the 20th Medical Group's public health flight at least one week before the planned event for review, approval and training. Any group not from the 20th Force Support Squadron must contact the 20th FSS, the 20th Contracting
  • Critical Days of Summer: Independence Day

    The Fourth of July, America's birthday, the day we celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, is rapidly approaching. In addition to the traditional celebrations many of us participate in, the 20 Fighter Wing Safety Office would like for everyone to celebrate an additional kind of independence: independence from
  • Bailout package to help military families

    It's known as the Homeowner's Assistance Program and is run by the Army Corps of Engineers. Primarily started as a program to assist families negatively impacted by base-realignments, new regulations have expanded it to include "members of the Armed Forces permanently reassigned during the mortgage crisis." This program has two main benefits that
  • Memorial Day

    May 25, 2009 we will again honor our service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation as we have done for the past 141 years. In the last few years of commenting on the celebration of Memorial Day, I've discussed with you the history of Memorial Day, how it became a national holiday and even shared with you memorable
  • Did you know?

    "Shaw spent an average of $26,275 every day last year for energy?" asked Ed Saleem, resource efficiency manager.That doesn't even include the fuel for flying missions or for the military vehicles on base.According to Saleem, "While a lot of this energy is essential, a lot of it is wasted.""When you move around base, do you see lights on that
  • A visit from an old friend

    Well, it's that time again. Summertime is almost here and I am coming for a visit. I really love the season between Memorial Day Labor Day. You know, the time when people are so concerned about their off-duty activities, they let their guard down and do things they know are not right such as; drinking and driving, exceeding their limits and
  • Tribute to laboratory professionals

    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 19-25, 2009. This week recognizes the contributions of scientific and technical personnel whose work in the clinical laboratory helps give our nation the best possible health care. National Medical Laboratory Week is a time to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around the
  • Do you have your biker's attitude?

    Of all the things I like about South Carolina, one of the things I enjoy the most is the great weather. Of course there are days when the weather is not so great, but the amount of warm, sunny days certainly makes up for it. Because of this, you always see motorcycle riders cruising here and there almost year round. About a week or so ago, I took a
  • My first impression of Team Shaw

    I had heard that Shaw was home to the finest Airmen in our Air Force. In just two weeks after my arrival, I had an experience that proved it. A fire alarm was activated Jan. 17 in Hangar 1200, our exercise Transition Area, at 8:15 a.m. This resulted in the fire suppression system releasing foam into the hangar. The foam was approximately 17 feet