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  • 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
  • Be a quitter this New Year

    Setting and accomplishing a goal is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer, and the new year is a perfect time to improve and grow as a person.Some resolutions, such as saving money or learning a new language, have the potential to make our lives more enjoyable and interesting, while others can make our lives healthier, happier,
  • From dolls to gloves: martial arts inspires pledge to serve

    A 4-year-old girl carefully ties a little white belt over her top trying to get the knot just right, showing even more care and precision than she did with the bow she fixed in her hair the previous day. Her nervous, but anxious fingers straighten the white gi she proudly wears, taking place of her pink shirt and floral pants.She softly and eagerly
  • Shaw Air Force Base: finding my sweet Southern Belle

    On the day a new Airman receives their first duty assignment, they are usually filled with several different emotions. Fear, excitement, uncertainty, hope, and unfortunately often times there are bits of sadness as well. After checking multiple times a day for weeks on end, that day will finally arrive when the assignment comes and one of these
  • Team Shaw celebrates religious diversity this holiday season

    One of the many benefits of military life is meeting people who are different than I am, whether it is political perspective, world-view, or even religious belief.Diversity is valued. Another hallmark highlighting the uniqueness of our way of life is, with diversity, there is also respect. In the Armed Forces these two values go hand-in-hand.The
  • 20th FW Legal office offers assistance

    The Shaw Air Force Base legal office is here to help and answer any questions regarding recent damages related to flooding on Shaw Air Force Base.  Residents in base housing or in the dormitories may be eligible to file a claim with the Air Force Claims Service Center (AFCSC at https://claims.jag.af.mil.)  This includes base privatized