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Category: Airman & Family
  • 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
  • Airman Up!

    So what's this "Airman Up!" thing all about? Well folks, it's probably easier to tell you what it's not than what it is because it is intended to mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but I'll give it a try. In short, Airman Up! is a campaign focused on empowering Airmen, with the help of their supervisors, to take
  • Celebrating religious diversity at Shaw AFB

    You are different than me, but I don't find that upsetting. Matter of fact, one of the many benefits of military life is meeting people who don't share the same political perspective, world-view, or even religious belief as I do.Our military realizes that diversity increases value. A keystone to diversity must be respect. The Constitution of the
  • Carrying the flag

    Imagine more than 73,000 people cheering at the top of their lungs, clapping and whistling as five blocks of red, white, and blue are stretched across a pristine field by men and women dressed in their best.Then silence as the Parris Island Marine Band, assigned aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, plays The Star
  • Play, resiliency, NERF

    Walk through the doors to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office and you'll be greeted by displays of pride-in-work and creativity. A full candy dish welcomes customers, awards and family photos adorn desktops, and music is playing from several desks. Prominently displayed atop every Airman's station is a NERF gun.That's right, a NERF gun.
  • Keeping Airmen safe in the social media world

    Airmen today use the social media world to keep in touch with family, friends, prior co-workers and a multitude of others.Unfortunately, for all of the positive uses of social media, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital world to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and minimize
  • Sign up to save a life

    There is a chance I may have to experience some pain so that a stranger might live; there is a chance I may literally have to give some of me to someone whose body has failed them.I am a potential bone marrow donor. And you should be too.I know that's a bold statement but this is why I make it.I joined the registry because of my aunt and
  • Back to school, back to the doctor

    The 20th Medical Group is now scheduling appointments for school and sports physicals through our appointment line, (803) 895-2273, or via MiCare. Our pediatric clinic is advising parents and guardians to schedule physicals now for those children who have not had a physical in the past year. Booking your appointment early ensures a greater