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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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ALS prepares future supervisors

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


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20th AMXS expresses importance of key spouses

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

The 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron leadership held a spouses' all-call at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center here, August 5.

The all-call was held to inform spouses on the Key Spouse program. Currently the squadron has four active members. The Key Spouses program is a group of military spouses that act as a liaison between the commander and other squadron spouses.

In recent weeks, Gen. Mark Welsh III, chief of staff of the Air Force, released a memorandum expressing the importance of the Key Spouses program.
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3 pillars of mission readiness: Job knowledge

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August 4, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series on three essential keys to maintaining mission readiness.

"Excellence in all we do" is one of the core values Airmen live by. It can be applied to everything Airmen do, especially their job.

"It's important to learn your job now so you are ready to perform your duties while you are deployed," said Chief Master Sgt. Charles Mills, 20th Fighter Wing command chief. "Once you deploy, the Air Force needs you to be able to hit the ground running. Due to the high OPS tempo in the area of operations, there is no time to train, you have to be combat ready on day one!"
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Team Shaw goes to training camp

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

Team Shaw members visited the Carolina Panthers football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., July 31.

Sponsored by the United Services Organization of North Carolina, four Airmen and a soldier spent the morning watching the Carolina Panthers team practice for their upcoming season.

"We have a long working history with the Carolina Panthers," said John Falkenbury, USO-NC president. "We bring military members the opportunity to interact with the players, as well as give the players the opportunity to thank the military members for their selfless service to the nation."
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Shaw defender’s security measures prove effective

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

Airmen from the 20th Security Forces Squadron prevented an unauthorized weapon from entering the installation here, July 24.

Security forces Airmen found a 9mm handgun along with 17 rounds of ammunition on the inside of a commercially driven truck.

"We really don't think the individual meant to bring the weapon on base," said Staff Sgt. Timothy Michaud, 20th SFS NCO in charge of the commercial vehicle inspection area. "It was his first time coming onto the base so we think it was probably just an accident."
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Fuels lab tests jet fuel

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


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New events in works for Airmen

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July 31, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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A&FRC hosts kid’s jamboree

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July 31, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center hosted the Kids Jamboree here, July 30.

The free event was open to all active-duty service members, civilians, retirees and their families.

The purpose of the event was to have a fun, learning environment for children on base.

"I think it was a phenomenal turnout," said Jerome Brown, 20th FSS family support coordinator. "The event is in our annual outreach program, available to children not enrolled in public schools. We provide speech, vision, hearing, and developmental screenings."
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Back with another degree

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July 29, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Jenyfer Johnson, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron hazardous material and waste manager from Ithaca, N.Y., was recently afforded the opportunity to attend National Labor College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Johnson received an advertisement for the school in the mail and decided to work towards her bachelor's degree in emergency response.

Johnson has worked in government services for about 30 year, 10 of which she spent as an electrical and electronic designer for Navy submarines. When the base where she was working closed she began to look for another job and landed a position here, where she has worked for 19 years.
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Parents and kids have a ball

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

The father daughter princess ball was held at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference center here, July 12.

The formal event, in the main ballroom, afforded dads the opportunity to treat their little princess to dinner, dancing, photos, and memories they can share together in the years to come.

A hundred and nine fathers and daughters attended the event and participated in the festivities.

"The event went great," said Staff Sgt. Aaron Trammell, 20th Contracting Squadron contracting administrator. "It was held for fathers and daughters to be able to have a special night out and for fathers to be able to show their daughter how a man treats a woman on a first date."
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Shaw chess club educates children

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


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20th SFS Airmen inspect it all

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Wounded Airmen receive support

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

On July 25, Paula Roy, Air Force Association Airmen and Family Programs director, spoke to the members of the AFA Swamp Fox chapter about the Wounded Airman Program.

"The Air Force Association mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force heritage," according to the AFA website.

The AFA educates the public of the Air Force mission, advocates aerospace power and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, and supports their Air Force family.
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20th OG holds open house

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

The 20th Operations Group held an open house here, July 28.

The purpose of the event was to show families and other military members the mission of the 20th OG.

"It was a great opportunity for people to come here so that we can show people what we do," said Chief Master Sgt. Scott Thomsen, 20th OG superintendant. "There is so much that goes into our job that not a lot of people know about."

The 20th OG is comprised of three fighter squadrons and the 20th Operations Support Squadron.
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Ruckin’ with K-9s

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


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