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Third Army Patton Hall grand opening
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Members of the Sumter community tour Third Army's Patton Hall , a command and control facility that will serve as the unit's new headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 20. Third Army has been transferring to the Sumter, S.C. community after a 2005 Base Realignment and Closure mandate ordered the closure of Fort McPherson, Ga. (U.S Air Force Photo/ Airman 1st Class Ashley Gardner) (Released)
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Team Shaw welcomes Third Army

Posted 6/1/2011   Updated 6/1/2011 Email story   Print story


20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs/ Third Army Public Affairs

6/1/2011 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- 
Team Shaw officially welcomed Third Army at Patton Hall May 20, during the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters building,

Third Army will continue the transfer of its personnel and equipment in order to be fully operational at Shaw AFB by June 15. An estimated 3,000 people will relocate to the Sumter area, including their Families. This includes approximately 1,200 service members, who will be working out of the $100 million, 320,000 square foot command and control facility. The new Patton Hall took 22 months to build, has 42 conference rooms, a 200 seat auditorium and can support up to 1,500 personnel.

Third Army, along with Team Shaw, has conducted a seamless transition to Shaw AFB with no interruption to ongoing operations.

"What a great day for Third Army! I participated in the ground breaking ceremony almost two years ago, and am privileged to be here for the ribbon cutting ceremony," said Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, commanding general, Third Army/U.S. Army Central. "The journey from the Base Relocation and Closure announcement in 2005 lead us to a wonderful community, a first-rate base and a state of the art building we call Patton Hall. Third Army could not be happier with our new building and the way the Air Force and Sumter communities have reached out to us."

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