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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

Ninth Air Force leadership spends time reading

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October 30, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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20th FSS hosts Boo Bash for Team Shaw

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October 28, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Force Support Squadron held the annual Boo Bash event here, Oct. 25.

The purpose of the event was to provide members of Team Shaw and their families with a safe trick-or-treating environment.

"We started this event in 2009," said John Lonergan, 20th FSS Studio 20 manager. "It was right after a young boy was killed trick-or-treating in 2008; so now we hold this event every year to give them a safer place."

The event kicked off with children going through the "trunk or treat" line. From there, they had the chance to play a series of games, bounce in inflatables, and listen to live music.
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Active shooter training tests SFS Airmen

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October 27, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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AFCENT Intel dines-in

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October 22, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The U.S. Air Forces Central intelligence directorate held a combat dining-in here, Oct. 10.

The purpose of the dining-in was to build esprit de corps, said Col. Scott Murray, AFCENT director of intelligence.

"It's one way that I, as their senior officer, can support and foster feelings of pride, fellowship and common loyalty among all members of the AFCENT intelligence directorate," said Murray.

Approximately 40 people attended the event.

Festivities included dinner, a water gun fight, and a traditional 'grog' bowl.
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Operation Take Flight: Shaw children ‘deploy’

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October 22, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Team Shaw held Operation Take-Flight at the Chandler Deployment Processing Center here to simulate a deployment to "Shawzakistan" for the children of military members, Oct. 16.

There were 329 children who participated in the event.

Before "deploying," the children went through a processing line to give them an experience similar to their parent's. They received paperwork, simulated immunizations, and a simulated Meals Ready to Eat. They also stopped by stations representing the legal office, finance office, chaplains core, and the Airman & Family Readiness Center. After a deployment briefing, the children were off to Shawzakistan.
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‘Walking dead’ Airmen take over 5K

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


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Be seen, stay safe

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

As the hours of darkness change, understanding the importance of being seen while conducting physical training can be the difference between life or death.

Daylight saving time ends on Nov. 2, there will be less visibility earlier in the day due to the sun setting one hour earlier than usual.

Shaw AFB Instruction 91-207 states: All military and Department of Defense civilian personnel who are exposed to vehicular traffic (running; jogging; walking, etc.) will wear reflective clothing or devices (such as a reflective belt), that is visible from all angles during the hours of official sunset to official sunrise and reduced visibility (such as inclement weather to include fog, rain, sleet, snow, etc.).
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Shaw congratulates newest ALS graduates

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October 15, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Congratulations to the following senior airmen who graduated from the Senior Master Sgt. David B. Reid Airman Leadership School Class 14-7 here, Oct. 9.

Mustang Flight
Kiara Colon - U.S. Air Force Central
Zachary Darroch - 31st Intelligence Squadron
Mark Eidsaune - 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Scott Gardner - 20th Operations Support Squadron
Arnold Gomez - 20th Communications Squadron
Sean Harris - Detachment 1, 31st IS
Chad Jensen - 20th Civil Engineer Squadron
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ATCALS transfer to 20th OSS

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October 15, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Communications Squadron Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems said farewell as they were transferred to the 20th Operations Support Squadron here, Sept. 30.

During the ceremony, 11 Airmen made the switch.

"Personnel individually fell-out from behind the 20th CS guideon," said Master Sgt. Daniel Collins 20th CS first sergeant. "They received a certificate from the 20th CS commander, reported to the 20th OSS commander, and fell-in behind the 20th OSS guidon. The ceremony was also meant to provide a visual representation of the communication squadron losing a section and the operation support squadron gaining a section," he said.
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Safety: To ensure a spook-tacular Halloween

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October 15, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Fighter Wing prepares for Halloween with the goal to keep children and adults safe, as they dress up as their favorite characters and partake in festivities.


The Sumter Police Department and the American Red Cross advise parents of trick-or-treaters to:


· Be bright at night; use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags
· Wear light colors, and carry flashlights with fresh batteries for extra visibility
· Look in every direction and listen for traffic before crossing roads.
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Cyber expansions create security considerations

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October 14, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Technological advances have put the world at the fingertips of anyone with connection to the Internet and during cyber security awareness month, Airmen and their families are reminded to remain vigilant when posting personal information.

"You have to assume that everyone is looking at it," said Col. Mary Hanson, the senior information security officer of the Air Force Office of Information Dominance and chief information officer. "Think: would my mom be proud if I put this out there?"
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Shaw’s Defenders put to the test

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

The 20th Security Forces Squadron held a Defender's Edge Challenge here, Oct. 8.

The purpose of the event was to challenge Shaw's Defenders both physically and mentally through a series of obstacles.

"As far as I know, no event has been hosted like this at Shaw," said Chief Master Sgt. Scott Henshaw, 20th SFS manager. "I've hosted events like this before at my old bases, so it's nice to be able to bring it here."
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Family child care seeks volunteers for in home care

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October 7, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


The Family Child Care office located in the Child Development Center annex, is currently seeking individuals to train as in-home child care providers.

The FCC is a profession for spouses who want to be self-employed and work from home. Providers are licensed to care for children ages two weeks to 12 years old. Providers also offer flexibility for parents who need extended child care hours and will adjust their programs to meet the needs of their customers, including overnight and weekend care.
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Dormitory leaders manage living quarters

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October 7, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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October is Energy Awareness Month

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October 7, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The month of October has been designated as Energy Awareness Month here and United States wide.

In 2013, President Obama proclaimed October as National Energy Awareness Month saying "I call upon the citizens of the United States to recognize this month by working together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children."

The DOD participates in this initiative to express to service members the importance of conserving energy.
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