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  • 20th FW begins Airman immersion initiative

    Airmen from across the 20th Fighter Wing took part in a tour of various Air Force careers at Shaw Air Force base on Jan. 28, as a part of an initiative to strengthen pride and ownership in the Weasel mission.

  • Air Combat Command Names Lead Wings 

    The commander of Air Combat Command has designated five units as Lead Wings as part of the combat air force’s transition to the service’s new force generation model. 

  • My flight on a KC-135

    On December 14 I had the privilege of flying in a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild AFB, to learn about pilot training, aircraft, air-to-air refueling, and the airmen who fulfill those missions. We arrived at the Deployment Processing Center at Shaw AFB and were greeted by Mrs. Lisa Allen,

  • Shaw honorary commanders observe mission from above

    Most people observe F-16 Fighting Falcons take on thousands of pounds of fuel during air to air refueling via photographs. Recently, a group of Sumter community members received the opportunity to watch the action live and in living color. On Dec. 14, members of the Shaw Air Force Base honorary

  • 55th Fighter Generation Squadron return Viper into the fleet again

    November 9, 2021, was the three year anniversary since F-16 Viper 6084 hydroplaned during take-off, collapsed on the nose gear and skidded off the runway. While the pilot walked away unharmed, the same could not be said for the aircraft. With the depot being full, the 55th Fighter Generation

  • Athletic trainers keep pilots in seat

    The 20th Operations Group has implemented Air Combat Command’s new Optimizing the Human Weapons System program across Shaw’s three combat fighter squadrons, providing targeted care to 20th Fighter Wing aircrew.