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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

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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20th AMDS change of command

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Photo of the day: The attic

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


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API – making a more efficient Air Force

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

The Air Force has always encouraged Airmen to share innovative ideas with their leaders as a way of fostering a work environment that inspires on adapting and overcoming challenges.

One way top leaders in the Air Force are bolstering these efforts is through the Airmen Powered by Innovation program. Launched May 1 with the Every Dollar Counts Campaign, API consolidates four of the Air Force's previous ideas generating programs.

These programs became ineffective and the utilization rates dropped dramatically starting in 2005.
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MWR summer reading program

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

The 20th Force Support Squadron kicked off the Morale, Welfare and Recreation summer reading program here, June 16.

The summer reading program is a Department of Defense initiative that will last until July 23, and was created to encourage children, teens, and adults to read more over the summer.

"This year's theme is 'Paws to Read'," said Sarah Sloan, 20th FSS force support development flight chief. "We really hope that we will get a lot of people to particpate in this program."
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The beach: dangers and safety precautions

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

As the weekend approaches and the forecast shows nothing but clear skies, families and friends often flock to the beach to soak up sand, sun, and summer fun.

Before heading to the beach, Airmen and their families should be aware potential dangers that may be encountered and the repercussions if not careful.

"You should always know what you are getting into before you just jump in," said Master Sgt. Jeffrey Van Strydonk, 20th Comptroller Squadron first sergeant.
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20th CES prepares to ‘Exercise Exercise Exercise’

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June 13, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron spent two days, June 12-13, setting up a bare-base for an upcoming operational readiness exercise here.

"This is part of our Prime BEEF training," said Master Sgt. Erik Field, 20th CES compliance office superintendent. "It's all of our war-time tasks going on at once."

Prime BEEF, which stands for Prime Base Engineer Emergency Forces, are civil engineer forces organized for direct combat support or emergency recovery from natural disasters. These Air Force engineering unit's missions are to rapidly deploy and establish, operate, and maintain garrison and contingency air bases.
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Exchange senior enlisted advisor visits Shaw

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

Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, Army & Air Force Exchange Service senior enlisted advisor visited Shaw Air Force Base June 4.



During his visit, he toured Exchange facilities, met with Airmen and community members and talked about how the Exchange can better serve them.


"One of the best parts of my job as senior enlisted advisor is connecting with Airmen in person to find out how the Exchange can serve them better," he said. "I'm excited to visit Shaw AFB, and I want our Airmen to know our first duty is to serve them and their families."
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Vehicle maintenance keeps mission rolling

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Civilian personnel lose positions in FY14

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

On May 29, two town hall meetings occurred for civilian personnel here to inform them of positions programmed to be cut from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

"At this time, what it looks like for fiscal year 2014 is we're going to have 14 positions going away, 13 of those positions have people in them," said Suzanne Brooks, 20th Force Support Squadron civilian personnel officer.

The positions will be eliminated from the books on September 30, 2014.

"The civilian cuts are spread over the next five years and even if a position is cut, it doesn't mean the civilian employees will lose their job," said Lt. Col. Tara White, 20th Force Support Squadron commander. "Every effort will be made to avoid a Reduction in Force or mitigate the ramifications by placing people in other vacancies, where possible."
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Carolina Pines Inn presents certificates

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


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Sumter dedicates Blue Star Memorial

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June 9, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Summer boating safety tips

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June 9, 2014 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

This summer, before service members put a boat in the water, necessary safety precautions should be taken in order to operate it safely and legally.

It is important for boaters to know proper operating procedures, items required to have on board, and the safety measures for their watercraft.

"Before people start heading out to water they have to know what they're doing," said Ty Brito, 20th Force Support Squadron trap and skeet range manager. "People go out there, they don't know their surroundings, they're ill prepared and just don't know what they're doing."
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‘Sharp edge’ Airmen receive recognition

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

The First Sergeants of the Shaw Diamond Council recently established the Diamond Sharp Award to formally recognize joint service members for excellence in the ranks of E-1 through E-6 and their civilian counterparts.

The first sergeants want to show Airmen that we aren't just here for disciplinary action, said Master Sgt. Rhonda Roman, 20th Component Maintenance Squadron first sergeant.

This award is reserved for those who present exemplary hard work and go above and beyond their everyday task and responsibilities, she added.
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