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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Who's going to save America's Airmen?

    You see it, day-in day-out, without fail. Staring back at you are the eyes of our Airmen, brimming with exhaustion, frustration and anxiety. What trade or skills they bring to the fight doesn't matter; the strain is felt by all.Often, the day-to-day woe is not what's reflected in their eyes. It's what they can't see that plagues them: the unknown
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