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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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • One empty aircraft parking spot

    Members of the 20th Fighter Wing, If you had driven the Shaw AFB flight line late Thursday evening you'd have seen rows of F-16 aircraft parked in lighted shelters, with dedicated maintainers buttoning up the jets for the night. But one row was different. One row had an empty parking spot. One ladder still lay on the ground, and one crew chief