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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

Finance transitions to new program

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

Five subject matter experts on the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System held a meeting for budget and accounting members from McEntire and Charlotte Air National Guard Bases and the 20th Fighter Wing at the old base theater here, July 22.

The town hall meeting overviewed and gave insight to adjustments for the fiscal year 2015 transition to the new financial program, DEAMS.

"In 2012, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force stated how important audit-readiness is," said Col. Timothy Dunster, Air Combat Control/Financial Management, chief of the financial operations division. "DEAMS will get us into audit-readiness mode for having compliant systems."
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Final touches to perimeter road construction

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


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F-16s line-up at EOR

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


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Ability One celebrates service

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

The 20th Contracting Squadron hosted the 15th annual Ability One employee appreciation picnic here, July 25.

The picnic featured a ceremony which recognized disabled employees on base, said Tech. Sgt. Franklin Mahan, 20th CONS contracting officers.

The ceremony is an Air Force level recognition to honor and recognize the disabled employees on base that make the mission possible, said Mahan.

In addition to the ceremony, lunch was served and a social was held.
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Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

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

Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII.

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, or DSET, which currently prompts users to provide a digital signature when an email contains an active hyperlink or attachment, is being reconfigured to scan emails and attachments for PII. DSET was first introduced to Microsoft Outlook in 2009 by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

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Shaw host 12th annual small business opportunity forum

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

The 20th Fighter Wing and 20th Contracting Squadron hosted the 12th Annual Small Business Opportunity Forum here July 16, 2014. The event was designed to enhance the Air Force Small Business Program and increase small business participation in every eligible acquisition. Shaw's annual forum is an outreach event supporting the Air Force's Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program.

Col. Stephen Jost, 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the wing's mission to the 64 attendees; afterwards they heard from small-business specialists and contracting personnel from throughout the state. Featured speakers were: Maj. John Kendall, 20th CS commander; Michael Corp, business opportunity specialist for the Small Business Administration in Columbia; Kathy Edenborough, director of business operations/small business specialist for 628th Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Charleston; Michele Thompson, contracting officer for non-appropriated funds, Shaw Air
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Attic opens to all enlisted

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

The Attic opened its door to E-6 and above after previously only being available to E-5 and below here, July 17, 2014.

"We decided to open the Airman's Attic up to all enlisted ranks because we know that there is a need within the community for certain items," said Karilea Kate, Airman's Attic coordinator. "We want to give people the opportunity to come in here and take advantage of the services we offer."

Although some Senior NCO's may never use these services, others are happy to see the change.
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Golf Course management recognized

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July 17, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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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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