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  • Building basics: FTD forms maintenance professionals

    Armed with wrenches, protective gear and iPads stocked with technical orders and schematics, these Air Force maintenance professionals are ready to go back to school.The school isn’t a normal college or university; these Airmen are attending the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 202 F-16 Field Training Detachment, a geographically separated unit
  • 20th FW gains realistic combat experience

    Explosions and gunfire are heard across Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as unidentified enemy forces continue to attack the installation for the third consecutive day.
  • AADD wingmen: getting home safely

    Throughout their careers, Airmen are often reminded about the “wingman concept” and looking out for their fellow service members.However, a total of 31 alcohol-related incidents occurred at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, during 2016; 31 times wingmen could have made a difference.The individuals involved in the ARIs could have had a plan that
  • Key wingmen

    When a family is in need, these wingmen are always waiting to swoop in and save the day. Whether they are facing financial troubles or hardships that can accompany deployments, the Shaw Key Spouse Program is dedicated to the men and women who support service members and the mission.
  • Operation BOLO

    Led by Col. Robin Olds, OPERATION BOLO used a brilliant deception tactic that destroyed half of the North Vietnamese MiG-21 fighter force, with no USAF losses.In late 1966, the USAF was not permitted to bomb North Vietnamese airfields and could only destroy enemy fighters in the air. Complicating the problem, enemy MiGs focused on bomb-laden F-105s
  • My miles have meaning

    “On your mark, get set, go!”Amidst cheers and applause, the runners take off from the starting line. Pulling out in front of the pack is a man in a neon yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “Team Momentum,” carrying a billowing American flag that serves as a guiding beacon for the rest of the racers.He runs with a grin on his face, even as the
  • Building bonds: Airman recognized by community

    Across the Air Force, Airmen of all ranks are encouraged to become leaders.As Airmen become NCOs, they are charged with actively encouraging and motivating those around them to become involved in unit and base activities by leading the way.On Feb. 14, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee recognized Staff Sgt. Angela
  • Shaw rolls out AF civilian appraisal system

    The Civilian Personnel Office hosted a Civilian Appraisal System brief at the Shaw Theatre here, Feb. 7. The brief, open to all Team Shaw civilians and their supervisors, identified the “New Beginnings” appraisal system being rolled out Air Force-wide April 1.
  • Airmen of steel

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology laboratory are tasked with ensuring broken gear and tool parts such as bolts and gears are repaired or replaced, and are ready for reinstallation into numerous pieces of equipment around base.
  • Proving themselves with Joint Task Force Proven Force

    On Jan. 17, 1991, 20th Fighter Wing forces participated in Joint Task Force Proven Force, flying sorties out of Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, during the Persian Gulf War.The forces targeted strategic areas in northern Iraq in order to cripple Iraqi forces and draw them away from the main theater in Kuwait, where Operation Desert Storm was taking