Team Shaw Airmen interact during a Leadership Gold class at the Spratt Education Center on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 2, 2016. Airmen of all ranks are encouraged to seek personal and professional learning opportunities that facilitate discussion about leadership skill development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)
Taken: 12.02.2016 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn Reaves
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – With the multitude of aerial acts, displays, and other exciting performances, the Shaw Air Expo and open house, “Thunder Over the Midlands” is sure to be a lasting subject of conversation. Air shows have a long and rich history, dating back to the dawn of flight. In fact, the “Grande Semaine d’Aviation de la Champagne”, or the Rheims Aviation Meeting, was held in August 1909 and is considered to be the first international aviation meeting. The week-long spectacle drew prominent aviators from all over the world to battle for prizes in challenges such as completing a course the fastest, carrying passengers, or staying airborne the longest. Aviators competed against not only each other, but...
02.17.2016 | SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, US | Story by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker
In the United States Air Force, over 300,000 active duty Airmen maintain combat readiness in over 299 different career fields. Airman 1st Class Sean Sweeney takes us to South Carolina, where Airmen cross over into a different job and put their skills to the test.
Taken: 11.18.2016 | Video by Airman 1st Class Sean Sweeney