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Shaw Air Force Base is home to the Air Force’s largest combat F-16 wing — the 20th Fighter Wing — whose mission is to provide, project and sustain combat-ready air forces. Shaw also serves as home to Headquarters Ninth Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Central (USAFCENT), whose primary mission is to project decisive air and space power for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and America.

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Shaw Air Force Base News

Airmen test their strength

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December 18, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Signing history

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December 16, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Shaw Airmen train for real-world scenarios

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December 12, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Airmen from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron and 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron spent five days practicing emergency management procedures here, Dec. 7-12.

The integrated base emergency response capability training consisted of Airmen being placed into a series of simulated radiological, biological, and chemical attack conditions and had them test for exposure to hazardous materials in order to ensure the safety of the base.

The exercise provided combined training for both squadrons to work together, said Chris Hosman, Alliance Solutions Group, senior emergency management specialist.
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Airmen suit up for contamination training

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December 10, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight and 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental flight participated in an exercise here, Dec. 9.

The exercise was an integrated base emergency response capability training which tested the Airmen's ability to work together and react to a simulated chemical attack.

The exercise is scheduled to go through Dec. 12.

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Operation True Giving: Displays true meaning of holiday season

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December 10, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

For the past 30 years, members of the Catholic community here have organized an annual December Christmas outreach program called "Operation True Giving."

This program also gives members of the Protestant community, Airmen, soldiers, and civilians the opportunity to put their faith into practice by sharing resources with others.

"It does my heart good," said Frances Watson, Operation True Giving volunteer. "God gave me joy in helping others, making their lives easier."
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Mammogram-mobile stops at Shaw

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December 9, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Medical Group hosted a mammogram-mobile giving free screenings to Team Shaw women here, Dec. 3.

The mobile exam room that came to base allowed women a chance to be screened and take preventive measures against breast cancer.

"Breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer for women in the United States," said Maj. Danielle Cermak, 20th MDG chief of medical staff. "We're trying to make it easier for women to take control of their health."

This is the first time a mammogram-mobile has stopped at Shaw, and it won't be the last.
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Practicing winter safety

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December 9, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

As temperatures in the east start to decrease, members of Team Shaw could begin preparing for the winter months ahead.

During the winter months it is important for Airmen to know how to maintain their house as well as how to stay safe on the road.

On average, more than 116,800 are injured in winter related vehicle accidents annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

"While on the road, drivers should be following all posted speed limit signs and other signs such as 'deer crossing' or 'caution bridge ices'," said Tech. Sgt. Biagi Borrero, 20th Fighter Wing ground safety craftsman. "Also drivers should be mindful of the route they are taking so they know where they are going to get gasoline and take a break to ensure they get to their destination safely."
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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

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December 2, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information.

"I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson, the commander of 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber. "It's not an IT problem, it's a total-force problem, and DSET is an effective tool the total force can use, right now, to help reduce inadvertent PII breaches."
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SHAW PILOT IDENTIFIED IN SOUTHWEST ASIA F-16 CRASH

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December 2, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

U.S. Air Force officials released today the name of an F-16 pilot assigned here who died in an aircraft accident this week in Southwest Asia while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Captain William H. DuBois, 30, of New Castle, Colorado, died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed as it was returning to base. Dubois was assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron here.  He is survived by his wife. 

"Losing Capt. DuBois is sad and tragic," said Col. Stephen F. Jost, 20th Fighter Wing commander.  "Our most sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and squadron members during this difficult time. Capt Dubois was a patriot who was willing to put his life on the line every day in service to his nation. He was a valued Airman, pilot and friend of those he touched here at Team Shaw and who deployed with him.  He will be greatly missed."
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Congratulations ALS Class 15-1

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November 25, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The Senior Master Sgt. David B. Reid Airman Leadership School Class 15-1 graduated here, Nov. 21, 2014.

Congratulations to the following senior airmen who graduated the course and will become new first line supervisors.

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Geoffrey Bender, 20th Contracting Squadron
Nicholas Bonavita, 20th Operations Support Squadron
Shamaine Engler, 1st Air Force, Detachment 2
Eric Hester, 495th Fighter Group, Det 157
Dillon Jones, 20th Component Maintenance Squadron
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Ammo Airmen target train

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November 21, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Congratulations to the new chiefs

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November 21, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Apaches dodge the fray

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November 21, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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A&FRC provides home-buying advice

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November 21, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

A home-buying seminar hosted by Safe Federal Credit Union and other community partners was held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 13 and 14.

This two-part seminar was geared towards all Team Shaw service members, veterans, and their families who are in the market of buying a home now or in the future.

"Buying a home for the first time can be very stressful and complex," said Ashley Moore, Safe Federal Credit Union mortgage originator, processor, and trainer. "The purpose of the seminar is to help make sure people are comfortable, that they know the process and they're ready to purchase a home."
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20th FW Airmen train for combat

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November 20, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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