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  • Shaw Fire Department plans for fire prevention week, informing community

    Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That's the message behind this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!"Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection
  • Changes Coming to TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit

    Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy.Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost.Maintenance drugs are those taken
  • Prescribed fire: A natural Resource manager’s multi-use tool

    One of the most effective and efficient tools available to natural resource managers at Shaw Air Force Base is prescribed fire.The resource management goal of the prescribed fire program at Shaw is to protect and enhance native ecosystems and the species they support to sustain military missions. The prescribed fire program results in a reduction
  • South Carolina Air Force Association Awards

    The South Carolina Air Force Association recognized the state's annual award winners at an awards luncheon 18 April at the State Museum in Columbia S.C. The competition was held between units and individuals from South Carolina Air Force Bases. The following individuals assigned to Shaw AFB were recognized at the S.C. Air Force Association
  • Three things I've learned about Air Force recruiting

    What is the most important job in the Air Force? Communications? Pilot? Maintenance? The answer is ... yes.All of them are the most important, and so is your job. I am a prior-enlisted officer who works at the 337th Recruiting Squadron headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and this is my Air Force recruiting story.In 15 years, I've
  • The TRICARE Dental Program and your child

    For the last three weeks, you may have seen articles for Children's Dental Health Month requesting you see a dentist in certain instances and ending with a short comment about the TRICARE Dental Program.As we wrap up celebrating this month, I wanted to explain a little more about the TDP and the benefits it can provide your family.The TDP is a
  • What to do when your child experiences tooth trauma

    Picture this: it's a sunny day at the baseball field and suddenly the batter hits a line drive towards your child. You jump up knowing that he'll make the easy out, but your pride quickly turns to horror as the ball takes an unexpected bounce and hits your son squarely in the mouth.You run over to see if he's okay and as he stands up, he shows you
  • Baby bottle tooth decay

    Your baby cries throughout the night. No matter what you do, the only thing that soothes them to sleep is a bottle of apple juice.You think, "Thank goodness! I've found the answer to allow sleep in our house and it's healthy!"Unfortunately, starting down this road can cause significant problems in just a few short months.February is Children's
  • Your newborn's mouth

    You've just returned home from the hospital with your newborn baby and you feel somewhat overwhelmed. Sleep schedules are all messed up, you struggle to find all the answers in self-help books or blogs, and the baby can only cry when something is wrong.Are they crying because they are hungry, sleepy, in pain, grumpy, or just sad because momma left
  • Civilian expeditionary workforce seeking applicants

    Sign up for the opportunity of a lifetimeThe Department of Defense is asking for volunteers to support DOD operations overseas by deploying as a member of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce.The U.S. Central Command CEW allows current DOD civilian employees to use their initiative, capabilities, experience, skill and knowledge to support the DOD