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  • What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Most people have heard about the current Zika virus infections in South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South Pacific.  Zika virus infects humans through mosquito bites. Rarely, sexual transmission has also been reported. But only about one out of five people infected with Zika becomes sick, with
  • Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month

    As we celebrate Children's Dental Health Month during February, take a look at some of these children's dental health statistics.  Is there at least one dental fact you may not have known?-Childhood tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever.-According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than
  • Military, Political Activities

    During the 2016 election season, the Air Force and the Department of Defense encourages Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen to exercise their right to vote and freely express their political views.  However, service members must be aware that their political activities have the potential to give the appearance of official
  • Sending your vote home: how it works, why it matters

    As voting season draws near and all of the commercials on TV seem to be nothing but presidential hopefuls pandering to their audiences, there seems to be a lot of questions rising to the forefront of service members' minds: What is absentee voting? How does it work? Why should I bother? Let's tackle these one at a time.First off, what is absentee
  • The seven P's and where we go wrong

    Five years ago I was living on my own in Southern California, working at my community college while attending courses and trying to become a famous musician.My five-year plan was to record as much music as I could at school in our commercial music program, play small shows with my band, and use the internet to make it big. But before you could say
  • Celebrating African American History Month

    February is African American History Month. According to the Association for the study of African American Life and History, the founders of the month long celebration, this year's theme is "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories."To honor African American History Month at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, a celebration luncheon is
  • Shaw now considered Small Quantity Generator of hazardous waste

    When it comes to hazardous waste, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has historically been considered a Large Quantity Generator.An LQG is defined as a facility that generates more than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste or more than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste, per month. A 1992 baseline study showed that Shaw produced more than 200,000
  • Airmen encouraged to take pledge to save

    Military Saves Week, the annual saving campaign hosted by the 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC,) will kick off Feb. 22-27 for Team Shaw.The Department of Defense partners with Military OneSource, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA,) and America Saves to host the 2016 campaign for military personnel
  • Legal guidance on OPM breach notification

    As many of you are aware, on June 4, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management announced it was the target of a malicious cyber intrusion in 2014, which resulted in the large-scale theft of background check investigation records.Millions of American citizens, including a large number of military members, were affected by this breach. In response to
  • Staying true to the new you

    Grizzled gym rats who have made the gym their second home know what time of year this is: resolution season. The season when there's never a good parking spot, all the lockers are full, and that one person who has no idea how to use the leg press machine just won't get off the equipment.It can be a tricky time of year for fitness enthusiasts. For
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