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  • Shooters launch first Rapid Ready Weasel exercise

    On a cold autumn morning, F-16CM Fighting Falcon maintainers scramble to put on gas masks and look over their wingmen for potential leaks in mission oriented protective posture gear, which could compromise the clothing’s ability to deter the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
  • Staying safe in cyberspace

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which aims to engage and educate individuals about the importance of cyber security and provide the tools and resources necessary to stay safe.
  • Shaw invests in environmental, training missions

    A new Shaw Wildland Support Module building, which will also act as Fire Station 2 for the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, is currently under construction at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, S.C.
  • Weasels maintain victory during OREs

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing participate in operational readiness exercises at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., in spring 2015 and 2016. During operational readiness exercises (OREs), Airmen perform their duties in a simulated deployed environment. Some of the possible challenges that arise during deployments are tested during OREs, such as unexpected injuries and chemical attacks.
  • Community first responders test skills

    The 20th Fighter Wing, in conjunction with Sumter County responders, participated in a major accident response exercise in Sumter, South Carolina, March 30.
  • 20th CES Airmen construct second fire station

    Airmen from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron recently began construction on a temporary second fire station here.
  • EOD Airmen tidy up Poinsett

    A Humvee rolls onto the grounds of Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Wedgefield, South Carolina. Airmen wearing explosive ordnance disposal patches on their shoulders step out of the vehicle.
  • Ready to defend

    In an open field at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, an Airman fends off attackers one by one while experiencing disorientation, shortness of breath and struggling to open his eyes through excruciating pain.
  • Quarterly race for first place

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron position a munition onto an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 23, 2016. Load crew competitions require crew members to work as a team to successfully complete all required tasks within an allotted time. (U.S. Air
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