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  • What it means to serve

    Across the Department of Defense, military members dedicate themselves to protecting the United States and the American way of life through voluntary service. Just as individual Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Sailors joined the military for different reasons and support their branches in diverse ways, each has a unique way of defining what it means to serve based on their experiences. For some 20th Fighter Wing Airmen, this is what it means to serve.
  • One team, one fight: feature II

    With all the training and preparation F-16CM Fighting Falcons and their pilots have to go through, someone has to track the status and data required for a pilot to safely “step” out of the door and onto the flight line. Aviation resource management Airmen take care of pilots assigned to all three Shaw fighter squadrons. These Airmen work together as a team in order to get the mission done, which means they usually travel with pilots wherever they go.
  • Nursing in uniform made easy

    As the military continues to adapt to women in service, it is also making changes for mothers. Air Force mothers who choose to breastfeed their bundles of joy can wear Air Force Instruction approved undershirts in their Airman Battle Uniform or Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform.
  • EOD: always fit to fight

    Surrounded by the sound of clinking metal and upbeat music, a group of Airmen work to exhaustion as the sun begins to rise. For this group of 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen, working hard can mean the difference between life or death. The safety of the team as well as those around them can be threatened as they clear paths for fellow service members during deployments, clean up training grounds or assist state law enforcement agencies with emergencies.
  • Getting to know the Code of Conduct: Articles I-III

    A hard truth about war is that not every service member is going to make it back to friendly territory after a mission and may fall into the clutches of the enemy.
  • Lt. Shaw: 100 years later

    Long before the plot of land that is now Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, became a pre-World War II auxillary air field, its namesake departed for a mission into the hostile German sky, never to return to his family.
  • Airmen, family members witness mission in action

    Team Shaw spouses and Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing received incentive flights in a 72nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker, June 19-21.
  • 20th FW, 72nd ARS team up to stay sharp

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon cannot fly around the world on one tank of fuel. When the mission demands keeping the jets in the air, pilots can refuel with one of the Air Force’s gas stations in the sky. Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base, Indiana.
  • Two Shaw Airmen earn DFC saving 88 lives

    U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Lasica, former 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captains John Nygard and Salvador Cruz, 79th Fighter Squadron instructor pilots, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, June 7.
  • 20th FW flagship receives new tail flash design

    The 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron corrosion control flight changed the tail flash of the flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon, May 15-18.
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