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  • Port Dawgs make mission movement effective

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – During a busy evening on the flightline, Airmen wait in out-processing lines hauling baggage filled with clothes, comforts and necessities to get them through a deployment. It may appear hectic, but there are devoted people streamlining the process.
  • 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.
  • An augmentee abroad

    Force Protection Airmen face unique challenges while deployed. Not only are they thousands of miles away from the comforts of home but they provide security to the base and protect vital military assets in hostile or contested areas. FP consists of augmentees, Airmen are pulled from their primary career fields to assist operations downrange.
  • 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.
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • Salty Weasel prepares EOD Airmen

    The team stepped off the UH-60 Black Hawk under the blazing South Carolina sun. Their gear had been tested, their muscles fatigued, but with grins on their faces the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal teams triumphantly returned to Shaw.
  • 20th MDG exercises in combat environment

    Boom! With rain on the horizon and fog filling the air, 20th Medical Group Airmen rush to provide care to simulated patients through their deployed patient care exercise, Aug 2.
  • 20th FW commander reflects on year

    During the 2017 fiscal year, the 20th Fighter Wing grew, faced challenges and claimed triumphs.
  • From reunion to reintegration

    As military members and their families reunite after a deployment or an extended separation, their resiliency, or ability to bounce back, is tested.
  • Ready to deploy anytime, anywhere

    The 20th Fighter Wing participated in operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-03 simulating a deployed environment at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 15-17.OREs give the wing an opportunity to demonstrate its ability to employ forces under simulated combat conditions and meet Air Force standards for mission continuity in
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