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F-16CM Fighting Falcons are multi-role fighter aircraft used by 20th Fighter Wing pilots assigned at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Wild Weasels train for next fight
As Air Force pilots navigate hostile skies at break-neck speeds overseas, they must rely on their past experiences and home station training to fight opposing forces and survive.
0 11/20
2017
Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey
It is 5 a.m. and the sun has yet to rise on a chilly morning where all that can be heard are the crickets chirping at the Main Fitness Center at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Inside, however, the clacking and grunts of those pushing their bodies to their limits fills the room as Staff Sgt. Jaquelynn Madsen, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron
0 11/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Darricka Sides, 20th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) airfield systems technician, adjusts a radio receiver for audio cut-off levels at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017. Airfield systems Airmen prepare for AFSC merge
Airmen assigned to the 20th Operations Support Squadron are getting ahead of the curve by preparing for an Air Force Specialty Code merger scheduled for March 2018.
0 10/25
2017
Team Shaw members gather for a potluck lunch of Hispanic foods during a Hispanic Organization for Latin Appreciation hosted finale event for Hispanic Heritage Month at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 12, 2017. Airmen celebrate Hispanic cultures
The Hispanic Organization for Latin Appreciation hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month finale, Oct. 12.
0 10/18
2017
U.S. Air Force enlisted members applying for a commission must go through a selection process during which their leadership potential, moral standards and academic strengths are evaluated. Stripes to bars: Airmen amplify leadership
Two junior officers assigned to Shaw Air Force Base began their Air Force journeys more than a decade before they applied to officer training school.
0 10/11
2017
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing move an ambulance during a Warrior Day at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 29, 2017. Warrior Airmen compete
The 20th Medical Group hosted a quarterly Warrior Day for 20th Fighter Wing Airmen, Sept. 29.
0 10/02
2017
September is Suicide Prevention Month throughout the United States. During the month, organizations provide information about identifying warning signs of suicide, increase the understanding of what leads to suicide and promote helpful resources. The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at www.af.mil/Suicide-Prevention. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Suicide Prevention Month raises awareness, promotes understanding
Throughout September, organizations across the United States make efforts to raise awareness of a mental health issue affecting many demographics.
0 9/25
2017
Each week of the month is dedicated to a specific preparedness-based theme, accompanied by a set of skills that can be used by service members and their families to remain ready for various emergency scenarios. Moving toward preparedness
September is National Preparedness Month, and this year’s overarching theme, according to www.ready.gov, is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Each week of the month is dedicated to a specific preparedness-based theme, providing service members and their families the skills needed to remain ready for any emergency scenario that could impact
0 9/01
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Johnson, 20th Force Support Squadron relocations technician, checks a mobility folder to verify an Airman’s qualification to deploy during Phase I operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-08 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 3, 2017. The exercise tested the ability of 20th Fighter Wing Airmen to deploy quickly and effectively during contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Airmen test readiness with Weasel Victory 17-08
Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing participated in Phase I operational readiness exercise Weasel Victory 17-08, Aug. 2 to 4.
0 8/11
2017
Christopher Koonce, 20th Fighter Wing historian, holds a 1942 edition of the Shaw Field Flight-Line newspaper at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 12, 2017. As the wing historian, Koonce documents the ever-changing warfighter environment, at home and while deployed, by gathering data in historical documents, writing in archives and sharing knowledge with others. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Historian preserves 20th FW history
Throughout its more than 75 year history, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has experienced many changes in its mission.
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2017
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