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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

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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Team Shaw turns up the heat on fire safety

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

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services and the National Fire Protection Association is scheduled to host a Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 5-11.

"The goals of Fire Prevention Week are to prevent the loss of life and property damage by promoting fire safety practices in every community throughout our nation," said Cornelius Berry, 20th CES fire inspector.

The Shaw fire department will be hosting an open house at the fire department and an information booth is scheduled to be set up at the Base Exchange, Oct. 6-10.
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NCOs recognized during induction ceremony

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October 3, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Shaw AFB 5/6 hosted the first-ever Team Shaw NCO induction ceremony here, Oct. 2.

The purpose of the ceremony was to "induct" and recognize six staff sergeants and 15 senior airmen entering the NCO tier.

"NCOs are the backbone of this Air Force," said Tech. Sgt. Thyiatira Singleton, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit training manager. "We are responsible for becoming technical experts, taking care of America's Airmen, and ensuring the mission at hand is met through maintaining good order and discipline."
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Ninth AF holds second Civic Leaders forum

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October 3, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Ninth Air Force leadership hosted the a Civic Leader Forum here Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

The objectives of the forum were to educate civic leaders from communities near Ninth Air Force wings, provide a conduit for them to network with Air Force leadership and each other, and to encourage these civic leaders to continue supporting Airmen and their bases.

Maj. Gen. H.D. Polumbo Jr., Ninth Air Force commander, led the discussions and the forum.

"I want you all to understand how your Air Force is doing," Polumbo told attendees. "I want you to understand how your Airmen are doing, how the families of your Airmen are doing, and how the mission gets done every day."
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20th CES Firefighters burn through training

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


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Dedicated crew chiefs recognized during ceremony

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


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National Preparedness Month concludes

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

Team Shaw concluded National Preparedness month Sept. 25.

Throughout the month, emergency management Airmen shared information to help Team Shaw and their families better prepare for a disaster.

National Preparedness Month is an annual campaign started by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 after the September 11, 2001, attacks. The program is designed to educate and empower Americans to be safe during all types of emergencies.
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ACC director of logistics visis 20th MXG

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


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Sumter community shows military appreciation

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

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce provided Team Shaw members with the 6th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic here, Sept. 26.

More than 300 Airmen and soldiers gathered in Hangar 1200 for a free lunch and to listen to thankful community members share their support.

"We just wanted to show our appreciation to Shaw for the sacrifices they make every day," said Debbie Bowen, Wilder Reality employee.

Service members visited tables where local businesses set up to provide information on their services.
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S.C. State National Guard hosts Hurricane Hike

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


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Radio maintenance: key to communication

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


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