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  • Shaw develops multifunctional Airmen, supports exercise Agile Lion

    When a special operations unit infiltrates and secures an area, there is little room for mistakes. Each individual on the team must be highly motivated, expertly skilled and act as a multifunctional asset to ensure mission success.
  • Team Shaw safely deploys Tigers

    U.S. Airmen and equipment assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and other supporting units deployed as part of a scheduled rotation to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
  • 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.
  • ‘Toro’ grabs Viper Demo by horns

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, certified Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz as a demonstration team pilot following an aerial performance, May 16.
  • From raceway to runway

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing and Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team hosted Conor Daly, Air Force Honda race car driver, and Townsend Bell, sports commentator and professional race car driver, April 15-16.
  • F-16 VDT completes heritage training

    Members of the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team attended the 2019 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26 to March 4.
  • 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.
  • F-16 VDT announces new pilot

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, certified the new F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot and commander ahead of the 2019 season, Jan. 29.
  • F-16 VDT completes 2018 season at BIAS

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team completed the 2018 air show season by participating in the Bahrain International Airshow at Sakhir Airbase, Kingdom of Bahrain, Nov. 14-16.
  • It flies in the family

    An Air Force major walks down the flight line of Canon Air Force Base, New Mexico, making his way toward his F-16CJ Fighting Falcon, aircraft 90830. As he climbs into the cockpit of the jet affectionately known as the Viper, he mentally prepares himself for the mission ahead.
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