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  • 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.
  • School funding and Impact Aid

    Have you ever stopped to consider how your local public school district gets funded?
  • Honoring history with special observances

    Our nation is diverse with nationalities, races, cultures, and personalities. These diversities have contributed to the building of one great nation: the United States of America. How can we continue to be the greatest nation with the greatest military in the world without our diversity? It is imperative that we celebrate and observe the events
  • Final Appreciation from Valor 1

    To the men and women of the 20th Fighter Wing, I first and foremost offer my sincerest congratulations on another highly successful Air Combat Command Capstone Unit Evaluation Inspection. The Higher Headquarters inspection team recently validated what I already knew; that you are a highly effective combat wing because of your hard work and
  • Our namesake Lt. Ervin Shaw

    Ervin Shaw was born Sept. 30, 1894 in Alcolu, South Carolina. Throughout his life, he was known as “Molly” to everyone in the area because he would often use the exclamation “hot tamale!” In June 1917, two months after the U.S. entered World War I, Shaw enlisted in the U.S. Army and headed to the United Kingdom. In September 1917, Shaw arrived in
  • User responsibilities regarding information systems use

    The growing reliance on automated information systems by the Air Force is evident today. This reliance requires the implementation of protocols guiding information systems use. To reference your responsibilities regarding the use of computers, utilize Air Force Mandate 33-152: User Responsibilities and Guidance for Information Systems. This article