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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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Supporting the mission

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


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General Assembly big win for SC military affiliates

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

The conclusion of the 2014 General Assembly on June 20 resulted in the signing of bill S. 825, The Military Family Quality of Life Enhancement Act of 2014, which is to be signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley.

The bill is an extensive compilation of military-friendly bills that went into the 2014 Legislative session addressing concerns of military members living in South Carolina, the most notable of which exempts privately-built houses on military installations from property taxes, so long as they are for use by military personnel and/or their families.
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Diamond Sharp award recognition

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

Congratulations to Senior Airman Jessica Estrada, 28th Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster, for being recognized as Diamond Sharp by the Shaw First Sergeant Council.

Estrada arrived at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, September of 2012.

In 2013, Estrada earned SrA Below the Zone, and in 2014 she was selected as U.S. Air Forces Central's Airman of the Year.

Estrada has produced approximately 2,000 site forecasts in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, directly supported distinguished visitor transport missions, and scored the highest possible score on the Defense Language Proficiency Test which qualified her for the Air Force level Language Enabled Airman Program.
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RED HORSE construction update

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July 11, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers have been repaving Patrol Road for approximately two months.

Tech. Sgt. Aldo Molina, 823rd RED HORSE heavy equipment supervisor said that the work is almost completed. The back side of Patrol Road should be finished by the end of July.

After completion of the Patrol Road project, they are scheduled to begin work on the section of road by the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight compound.
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Airmen train for decontamination

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July 11, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Lemon lot helps Airmen sell vehicles

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

When Airmen leave Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, vehicles can be a hassle to move. But, the 20th Force Support Squadron "Lemon Lot" can assist with the transition.

"The purpose of the Lemon Lot is to give an opportunity for base personnel and their families to try and sell their vehicles in a centralized, highly visible area," said John Lonergan, 20th Force Support Squadron Studio 20 manager. "Often vehicles found on the Lemon Lot belong to personnel about to move to an overseas location."
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Cut the lights out

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July 8, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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20th FSS shows military appreciation

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July 8, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Force Support Squadron held the Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina 2014 Freedom Bash here, July 3 at the Woodland Pool.

The annual event gave the community a chance to show their appreciation to service members on base.

"We really do love everything service members do for us," said Tim Godwin, 20th FSS outdoor recreation center director. "This is our chance to say 'thank you'."

Hundreds of Team Shaw members showed up to enjoy live music, pool games, a rib cook-off, hamburgers and hot dogs, and a 5K walk/run.
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4th of July firework safety

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July 1, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

With the Fourth of July upon us, the proper safety precautions should be taken while handling fireworks.

In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated approximately 8,700 people for firework-related injuries, according to the National Fire Prevention Association.

"Normally, fireworks are bought for celebrations and events," said Tech. Sgt. Steven Freeman, 20th Fighter Wing safety technician. "So it's easy to get caught in these celebratory moments and risk a mishap."
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Freezing Air: Airmen prepare liquid oxygen for sampling

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


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New first-line supervisors graduate ALS

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June 26, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The newest first-line supervisors graduated from the Senior Master Sgt. David B. Reid Airman Leadership School Class 14-5 here, June 26.

These senior airmen and staff sergeants have met and exceeded the requirements set by the Air Force to lead Airmen in every capacity.

Senior Airman Adam Abrahani, 3rd Intelligence Squadron
Senior Airman Michael Agemy, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Andrew Antes, 3rd IS
Senior Airman Kyle Baker, 495th Fighter Group, Detachment 157
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Weasel Victory 14-07 tests 20th FW Airmen

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June 24, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Airmen from across the 20th Fighter Wing participated in operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 14-07 here, June 23 and 24.

The Airmen simulated a deployment to "Base X" to demonstrate and evaluate war-fighting skills in a U.S. Central Command scenario and to effectively employ 20th FW aircraft.

"For these exercises it's extremely important that we give 100 percent," said Senior Airman Christian Arvelo, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter. "These very things that we practice could happen down range, so we have to make sure we do our best."
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495th FG change of command

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June 23, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

For the first time since its reactivation in 2013, the 495th Fighter Group held a change of command ceremony here, June 20.

Established in October 1943, the 495th FG trained several P-47pilots during World War II. Spanning five detachments throughout the Air Force, the 495th FG is currently assigned more than 600 Airmen.

Col. Juris Jansons relinquished command to Col. James McCune during the historic event.

Maj. Gen. Jake Polumbo, Ninth Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony, saying, "The 495th is awesome when you think about its heritage and the way that it has impacted the United States."
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20th MDG holds annual picnic and sports day

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June 23, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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S.C. teachers gain knowledge of AF careers

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June 23, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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