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  • Shaw welcomes home Gamblers

    The U.S. Air Force 77th Fighter Squadron (FS) flightline sits empty in anticipation for the returning deployers at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 4, 2023. In order to maintain sufficient and sustainable presence in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Airmen assigned to the 77th FS and

  • Fallen, but not forgotten: Revolutionary War soldiers honored

    A United States “Betsy Ross” flag flies during the beginning of a funeral cortege in honor of fallen Revolutionary War soldiers in Camden, S.C., Apr. 22, 2023. The remains of 13 fallen American and British Revolutionary War soldiers were honored by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, foreign

  • Team Shaw takes on Iron Hand 23-4

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Wyatt Cassidy, 79th Fighter Generation Squadron engines journeyman, performs pre-flight checks on an F-16C Fighting Falcon on the flightline during exercise Iron Hand (IH) 23-04 at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., Apr. 26, 2023. Exercise IH 23-04 utilized the

  • SHE leads: Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce hosts See Her Empowered seminar

    Bridie Hicok, key spouse mentor and 20th Fighter Wing vice commander’s spouse, speaks about her experiences as a military spouse at a See Her Empowered seminar hosted by the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C., March 15, 2023. Hicok provided her knowledge

  • Shaw leads with innovative environmental restoration projects

    The U.S. Air Force 20th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) continue efforts to investigate, monitor and treat the presence of chemical compounds known as PFAS in water sources at and around Shaw Air Force Base.PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl

  • Shaw Air Force Base conducts its annual Motorcycle Mentorship Ride

    U.S. service members and civilians assigned to Shaw Air Force Base came together for the annual Motorcycle Mentorship Ride and pre-season briefing, hosted by the 20th Fighter Wing (FW) Safety Office on base, Apr. 10, 2023. The event consisted of a bike show, a “slow race,” a mentorship ride, and a

  • 20th SFS innovates with effects-based posting

    The 20th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) is currently trialing effects-based posting, an innovative new system of posting SFS defenders here to maximize efficiency while maintaining effective security protocols.The new model was implemented in Nov. 2022 in an effort to creatively use time and

  • Shaw welcomes new honorary commanders, refreshes program

    The shaking ground and reverberating sound of aircraft taking off welcomed Sumter leaders to Hangar 712 just prior to the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony Feb. 24, 2023. Following the aircraft’s departure, Team Shaw senior leadership welcomed local leaders as the base’s newest honorary

  • 20th EMS repaints Viper Demo Team F-16 "Venom"

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Smith (left), 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Mason Frederick (right), 20th EMS aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, prime the tail fin during a routine painting of

  • 20th Maintenance Group hosts Load Crew of the Year competition

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 79th Fighter Generation Squadron secure a munition to an F-16C Fighting Falcon during a Weapons Load Crew of the Year Competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2023. 20th Fighter Wing Maintenance Airmen showcased their operational readiness by performing