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  • 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.
  • Air Force Vietnam veteran awarded after 45 years

    The sunshine reflecting off the black marble of The Wall That Heals in Camden, South Carolina, served as a backdrop for the Air Force ending a 45 year wait for retired Capt. Johnny Blye. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross May 5, for his participation in Operation Linebacker II during the bombardment of Hanoi.
  • Little guy, big fixed heart: part II

    When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 202 F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance instructor, learned their son Noah, barely one month old, had experienced a heart attack, their world was turned upside down.
  • Little guy, big fixed heart: part I

    When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak learned they would soon be parents, they were overwhelmed with the exciting idea of welcoming a healthy, beautiful child into their family.
  • ATC Airmen orchestrate sound of freedom

    During a symphony, the conductor stands above his team and raises his baton, directing a multitude of individuals operating different equipment and creating something beautiful to the ear. Without worry for their fellow instrumentalists, the musicians train their eyes on the individual in front of them who leads them to success.
  • 100 years, all for freedom

    The 79th Fighter Squadron, “Tigers,” is scheduled to celebrate its 100-year anniversary on Feb. 22, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
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