Welcome to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., home to the 20th Fighter Wing, Headquarters Ninth Air Force/United States Central Command Air Forces, and several associate units. Shaw's units are assigned to Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
The 20th Fighter Wing is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing.
Once You Have Arrived
If you arrive at Shaw during normal duty hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, you should report directly to your gaining unit's commander's support staff. If you arrive during non-duty hours, report to the 24-hour base lodging office located at 464 Myers St., (803) 895-3803. On the next duty day, report to your gaining unit. If you do not know where your unit is located, report to the Military Personnel Flight, 504 Shaw Dr., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You must be in uniform to in-process.
Please be sure to bring several copies of your orders and all hand-carried records you received from your previous base. Your records will be reviewed; you will complete your formal in processing and be scheduled for your Right Start appointments.
Once you sign in, you may be authorized permissive house hunting by your new commander. If you require further information about signing in or leave, contact your gaining squadron's commander's support staff or the Military Personnel Flight at (803) 895-3803 or DSN 965-3803.
The following items are required for finance processing. If you took a travel advance, including: dislocation allowance, travel pay and per diem for authorized travel days, make sure you have receipts or pay records. Plane tickets purchased also require a receipt. Government-issued tickets are also required along with five copies of PCS orders. Receipts are required for expenses incurred of more then $25 (i.e. taxi, lodging, tolls, and traveler's checks). While en route, annotate locations, dates of departure, and arrival times to make filling out vouchers easier.
Directions to Shaw
From Augusta: take I-20 East, at Columbia take I-26 South around the city. Continue on I-77 South around the city. Next turn East onto HIghway 76/378, continue on 378. Shaw will be on the left and the exit for Shaw's Main Gate will be on the right.
From Charlotte: take I-77 South. At Columbia, continue on I-77 South around the city. Turn East onto Highway 76/378. Continue on Highway 378. Shaw will be ont he left. The exit for Shaw's Main Gate will be on the right.
From Raleigh From Raleigh: take I-40 East. Turn South onto I-95. Turn West onto Highway 378. Continue on Highway 378. Shaw's Main Gate will be on the right side.
From Charleston: take I-26 West. Turn onto I-95 North. Next turn West onto Highway 378. Continue on 378. Shaw's Main Gate will be on the right.
From Myrtle Beach From Myrtle Beach: take Highway 378 West, when the road comes to a Y - go to the right. Continue on this until you see Shaw's Main Gate. It will be on the right hand side of the street.
From Savannah From Savannah: take I-95 North. Turn West onto Highway 378. Continue on Highway 378. Shaw's Main Gate will be on the right side.
Shaw Base Guide
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