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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 FW builds emotional muscles through CAF

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February 6, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Fighter Wing held a Comprehensive Airman Fitness week for all Airmen here, Feb. 2-6.

The CAF week focused on the resiliency domain of mental strength, with suicide awareness being the main topic of conversation.

A guest speaker was brought in to talk about the importance of the topic. The speaker, Dennis Gillan, lost two brothers to suicide 11 years apart.

He addressed Airmen and left them with a quote, "Life is going to throw some things at you that will absolutely kick you in the gut, but you will not be judged by the amount of times you get knocked down, but by the amount of times you get up."
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20th CES orchestrates prescribed burns at Poinsett

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February 4, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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20th CES wins conservation award

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February 2, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron installation management flight, here, was awarded the General Thomas D. White Natural Resources Conservation Award for the large base installation category.

The Air Force level award recognized the team for their dedication and excellence in the conservation of natural resources.

"It's a great honor to win this prestigious award and receive recognition by the Air Force," said Nicholas Muszynski, 20th CES chief of environmental programs . "This award underscores the important work done by our professional and dedicated Natural Resources staff."
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Key spouses prepare to aid families, mission

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February 2, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Key spouses are a link between base leadership and Airmen and their families. That link allows an Airman's loved one to have someone to turn to when they are in need of help and don't know where to go.

For key spouses to be better prepared to assist fellow spouses in a time of need, the 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the first ever key spouse's round table.

The Key Spouse program is a commander's program made up of volunteer spouses who provide peer-to-peer support and resources for all families in their assigned units. These spouses are trained to offer information and referral resources, helping to build resilient Air Force families within their units.
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Forum educates on internet safety for children, teens

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January 27, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 212, hosted Marah Strickland, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program education coordinator, to speak to parents on how to educate their children on the internet and its dangers during an ICAC Task Force Program community safety forum here, Jan. 23, 2015.

Strickland also visited Shaw's High Hills Elementary School to talk to fifth-graders and Shaw Heights Elementary School to talk to third-graders.

During the forum, Strickland talked about different social media sites children and teens use and the harm those sites can cause through misuse.
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50th anniversary celebrates Biomedical Sciences Corps achievements, mission

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January 27, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Professionalism, knowledge, courtesy, and the drive to maintain a fit and ready force are just a few of the traits that enable the men and women of the Biomedical Sciences Corps, who are celebrating the corps' 50th anniversary here, Jan. 26-30.

The BSC was created Jan. 28, 1965, by the signing of Special Order CA-5 by Gen. Curtis Lemay. Today, BSC is one of five officer corps in the Air Force Medical Service.

With their motto "united in the mission" the BSC is comprised of 15 Air Force career fields charged with maintaining the well-being and health of approximately 2.6 million beneficiaries worldwide.
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Congratulations to 20th FW annual award winners

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January 27, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Congratulations to the following individuals who were seleced as annual award winners here, Jan. 24.

Senior Airman Brittany Hall, Airman of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Thyiatira Singleton, NCO of the Year 
Master Sgt. Taliah Wilkerson, Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell, First Sergeant of the Year
Capt. Christopher Seidler, Company Grade Officer of the Year
Maj. Clinton Nawrocki, Field Grade Officer of the Year
Beverley Ross, Civilian Category 1 of the Year 
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20th AMXS Airmen surge through day, night operations

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January 21, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The 55th Fighter Squadron and the 79th FS conducted a surge here, Jan. 12-16.

The surge was five days of increased day and night sorties that tested the abilities of pilots and maintainers.

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Golf course driving range receives new ball machine

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January 20, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

The Carolina Lakes Golf Course received a new driving range ball machine here, December 2014.

After the previous one became unserviceable, customers were only able to purchase range balls during hours of operation from the pro shop.

"The new machine allows customer to purchase range balls with cash right at the machine without having to make a trip inside," said Kathrine Williams, 20th Force Support Squadron Carolina Lakes golf course director.

With the new machine, are able to take advantage of the driving range on their own time and at their convenience.
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20th FW group-level award winners recognized

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January 16, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been nominated to represent their groups in the 2014, 20th Fighter Wing annual awards ceremony here, Jan. 23.

Airman of the Year:
Senior Airman Sarah Goucher, Wing Staff Agency
Senior Airman Juan Hafen, 20th Medical Group
Senior Airman Brittany Hall, 20th Mission Support Group
Senior Airman Samuel Ortiz, 20th Maintenance Group
Staff Sgt. Laura Yarnall, 20th Operations Group

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20th MXG surges through extended operations

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January 16, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Routine sorties maintain readiness

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January 12, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine


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Airman Up: 20th FW commander pushes new initiative

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January 6, 2015 in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina by clevine

Col. Stephen Jost, 20th Fighter Wing commander, held his first all-call of the year, here, Jan. 5.

Jost spoke about his four C's for the 20th FW: combat readiness, compliance, community, and core values.

In addition to the four C's, Jost unveiled his new initiative "Airman Up".

"I'm not just talking about getting out of the dirt when you get knocked down," said Jost. "I'm talking about looking at your lives today and figuring out where you want to be tomorrow."
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Weapons load crews go head-to-head

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

The 20th Fighter Wing weapons standardization unit held their weapons load crew of the quarter competition here Dec 22.

The 4th quarter competition put load crew members from crew 79-10 "Tigers" and crew 55-07 "Shooters" in a head-to-head battle to determine which team would earn the title load crew of the quarter.

The next competition will be the load crew of the year event, scheduled to be held in early 2015.

The results of the 4th quarter competition will be released Jan. 9, 2015.
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20th SFS spreads holiday cheer to children

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


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