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  • CBD oil unauthorized for military members

    Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which removed hemp from the government’s list of controlled substances on Dec. 12, 2018.
  • Shaw Airmen remember the fallen during “Murph challenge”

    Team Shaw members participated in a Murph Challenge at Shaw Air Force Base, May 28.
  • Test cell Airmen ready engines for launch

    A vast array of colors ranging from reds and oranges to purples and blues are released from the afterburner of a Shaw F-16 Viper engine in a 15-foot pulse. Meanwhile, the engine sends readings to the Airmen testing, telling them how much power it’s exerting.
  • 20th CES infiltrates illicit lab in exercise

    Three flights assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a readiness exercise at the fire training grounds at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, May 2.
  • Gamblers, Tigers compete for year’s best load crew

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in the annual Load Crew of the Year competition, March 1. The load crews assigned to the 77th and 79th Aircraft Maintenance Units loaded munitions onto F-16 Fighting Falcons, underwent uniform and toolbox inspections, and completed a written test based on career knowledge.
  • Virtual training platform maintains, improves military surgeon’s skills

    It is vital for medical Airmen to continuously maintain and improve their skills. To access more training opportunities, military surgeons are looking to virtual training platforms. The Air Force is working with sister services to study a virtual training platform called Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills, or C-SATS. C-SATS provides specialized training for surgeons to further improve their specialized skills.
  • NDI stays mission ready

    Team Shaw members are always ready to employ and sustain combat ready suppression of enemy air defense, F-16 Fighting Falcons and develop combat ready Airmen to win our nation’s wars.
  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements. “Space is no longer a neutral, docile domain,” said Col. Walter “Sparky” Matthews, AFSPC Command Surgeon. “It has become a contested environment where many state and non-state actors actively seek to disrupt U.S. space capability.”
  • Mental health providers, leadership partner for deployment resiliency, readiness

    Deployed mental health providers work closely with leadership to help maintain warfighter resiliency and readiness. Service members are away from their usual support systems during deployment, and because the environment and stress puts them in unusual situations, they require innovative and flexible forms of mental health care.
  • USAFSAM readies operational mental health care providers

    The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine has set up Air Force’s first operational training program for embedded mental health care providers and technicians, preparing them to join Integrated Operational Support teams.
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