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 Shaw Air Force Base

Shaw Air Force Base (Shaw AFB) (IATA: SSC, ICAO: KSSC, FAA LID: SSC) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 8.4 miles (13.5 km) west-northwest of downtown Sumter, South Carolina. It is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC). The United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20th FW) is the host unit.


It is one of the largest military bases operated by the United States, and is one of only two air bases in CONUS with an active railroad line.

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Shaw Air Force Base has been a valued part of the Sumter community for my entire life. Many of my friends have served or are serving at Shaw in some capacity. The impact that the military has on our community is more than just monetary, with many retirees choosing Sumter for their retirement home.

Howard Ward, Air Force Cultural and Language Center director, welcomes attendees to the third annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium on March 28, 2018, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The two-day event welcomed experts from around the world to talk about the importance ...
After a week of listening to testimony and almost six hours of deliberation, a jury found Benjamin William Shaw not guilty in the death of a Barksdale airman ... A male suspect is in custody in the possible stabbing death of an airman who was found unresponsive on Andersen Air Force Base early Tuesday.
Marky, left, and Astra, 20th Security Forces Squadron military working dogs, perform their final bite during their retirement ceremony as Col. Daniel Lasica, 20th Fighter Wing commander, stands in a bite suit at Shaw Air Force Base, SC, on March 14. The dogs served a combined 21 years, or approximately ...
A 22-year-old airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter was one of three people who were shot in Columbia's Five Points early Sunday. Airman 1st Class Anfernee Kirkland, an armament technician assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, was an "innocent victim of the violent ...
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Shaw Air Force Base airman is among the victims of this weekend's shooting in Columbia's Five Points, military officials confirm. Shaw AFB said Monday that Airman 1st Class Anfernee Kirkland was wounded by gunfire while in Five Points early Sunday morning. He's a 22-year-old ...
The 20th Fighter Wing and Sumter community police, fire and ambulatory services are scheduled to conduct an active threat exercise at the 20th Medical Group clinic, Shaw Air Force Base, on Friday. Base patrons can expect increased traffic, emergency vehicles and unusual activities including the use of ...
If you are headed towards Sumter on Friday morning, there's no reason to become alarmed should you notice a large number of emergency services personnel around Shaw Air Force Base. It's a part of an active-threat exercise being conducted by Shaw's 20th Fighter Wing and local Sumter police, fire and ...
The Myrtle Beach show will be just a puddle-jump away from the Viper Demonstration Team's home base at Shaw, AFB. “The best air shows tend to have a well-rounded and diverse lineup of performers to feature all types of aircraft. While the Blue Angels are fan favorites, the military jet demo teams offer ...


 

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