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  • 20th EMS exercises contingency breakout procedures

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — U.S. Air Force 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) precision guided munitions (PGM) Airmen exercised contingency breakout procedures on live munitions at Shaw Air Force Base, June 27, 2023.The contingency breakout exercise simulated a rapid response force generation

  • Shaw AFCOCOMP team builds more than bombs

    The Shaw Air Force Combat Operations Competition Team is competing for the third consecutive year to showcase enhanced knowledge, hone their crafts and perform their best under the watchful eyes of the judges and potentially have a shot at the Air Force-wide level in the spring.

  • Munitions Airmen support pilot training

    High above their various training grounds, 20th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots navigate the skies in simulated battle, deploying munitions, such as inert bombs, and using their M61A1 Vulcan 20 mm rotary cannons to strike targets.

  • Bullet: a real ‘wing’ man

    As the sun rises over the forest canopy at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, the common sound of freedom emanating from the F-16 Fighting Falcons overpowers a more unusual avian cry — the rooster’s crow.

  • 20th EMS Airmen inspect for safety

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspect an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The Airmen routinely inspect each munition at the base to ensure it is safe for the individuals around it. They inspected the munition to locate scratches,

  • 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