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  • AMMO keeps heartbeat

    While many Team Shaw members are sound asleep, some Airmen must continue to keep the heart of the base beating with 24-hour operations. The 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron is one of many squadrons that work throughout the night.
  • Innovative solar panel project first in South Carolina

    The 20th Fighter Wing celebrated the completion of Shaw Military Housing’s solar power installation project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Oct. 22. The project included the installation of 5,865 solar panels in 284 homes, accumulating an approximate 40 percent offset of total annual electrical consumption. A first for military housing in the state of South Carolina, the project solidifies the state as eighth in the nation for installed solar power capacity.
  • ‘Shooters’ deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and supporting units, deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Alzheimer’s walk

    Team Shaw had its first Alzheimer’s walk to raise money, bring awareness and find a cure for the disease. Each participant found sponsors to donate a certain amount of money per lap they completed around Memorial Lake. Typically, diseases are unforeseen and affect not only the host but their loved ones as well. Alzheimer’s is no different. It is a disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Treatment can help, but it has yet to be cured.
  • Recognizing 71 years of mission success

    In 1947, the Cold War was in full swing, leading to the U.S.’s need for a more efficient and manageable foreign policy-making establishment. As a solution, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. This act, among other authorizations, separated the U.S. Army Air Corps from the U.S. Army, thus creating the U.S. Air Force.
  • 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.
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