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  • March Madness

    March is an amazing month. It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or alternatively, it comes in like an F-16 and goes out like Lt. Col. Allen Lamb, credited with the first successful elimination of foreign missile systems during the Vietnam War, after suppressing enemy air defenses. It is a month when spring (or a mustache) sprouts. The
  • Record MiCare enrollment improves 20th MDG efficiency

    As part of an initiative to enhance patient access to providers, the 20th Medical Group asked patients to transition from a telephone messaging system to a secure electronic messaging system. As patients signed up, many experienced no-later-than next day responses from their providers. Word of mouth spread and MiCare enrollment shot through the roof.
  • Leadership matters

    What do you think, does leadership matter? Based on my experiences I firmly believe that it does, so much so that I think that everything rises and falls on leadership – everything. There are many different definitions of leadership and I’m sure you have your own. One of the best definitions I’ve found is from Christopher Kolenda, author of
  • Team Shaw celebrates Black History Month

    Black History Month, also known as National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing their vital role in U.S. history.To appreciate why Black History Month is celebrated, we first have to understand its history.The story of Black History Month began in 1915 when Carter
  • 24/7 nurse advice line helps troops avoid retroactive referrals

    Effective Feb. 1, the 20th Medical Group will comply with the TRICARE Management Activity guidelines and no longer create retroactive referrals for patients who do not have prior authorization for care. By definition, a retroactive referral is a referral requested by a beneficiary after care (i.e. urgent care) has been received, that was not
  • Real ID Act Q&A

    The Department of Homeland Security has granted South Carolina an extension for making necessary changes to the state driver's license required by the Real ID Act. This extension will expire June 6. At this time, a S.C. driver's license remains an acceptable form of identification for accessing Shaw Air Force Base.Ensuring the safety of service
  • Don’t forget anti-terrorism, force protection during holidays

    With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to remind everyone of the need to be extra vigilant in order to ensure the safety of all Department of Defense employees, installations and facilities. It’s important that we convey to all active duty, civilian members and families the significance of known and unknown threats we face, and the
  • Honoring the contributions of Native Americans

    November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate, honor and recognize the significant contributions American Indians and Alaska Natives have made to our country.
  • Safeguarding cyber assets

    Every week, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Airmen brief deploying Team Shaw members on cyber security and the dangers of over-sharing on social media. As someone who has attended dozens of such briefings and regularly monitors the wing’s social media pages, I have heard and seen firsthand the damage that irresponsible online behavior can cause.
  • Team Shaw embraces seasonal festivities

    One of the many benefits of military life is meeting people who are different than I am. Whether the difference is their political perspective, world-view, or even religious belief, the diversity is valued.