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Shaw Air Expo Press Conference
Local media and Sumter County officials ask Col. Charles Moore, 20th Fighter Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Scott Walker, Shaw Air Expo coordinator questions about the upcoming Shaw Air Expo, Jan. 26, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. 20th FW Public Affairs personnel coordinated the conference and provided internal media coverage of the event. Local media who attended were able to ask questions about the upcoming Shaw Air Expo take photos and interview the 20th Fighter Wing commander as well as other air expo coordinators. The Shaw Air Expo is scheduled for May 5-6, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston/Released)
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Shaw Air Expo 2012 scheduled

Posted 2/1/2012   Updated 2/2/2012 Email story   Print story


by 1st Lt. Ann Blodzinski
20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

2/1/2012 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- A press conference was held here at Hangar 1200 Jan. 26, to kick off the Shaw Air Expo 2012.

Local community leaders and media were invited to hear Col. Charlie Moore, 20th Fighter Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Scott Walker, Shaw Air Expo director, discuss the upcoming Air Expo scheduled for May 5-6.

"This is a great opportunity for us to bring members of the community onto the installation and show off, not only the base, but our most important asset, our people and then our hardware," Moore said. "It's also a way to give back to a community who really embraces us and our Airmen and now Soldiers. And, who goes out of their way to be really great friends and family members. It is very important to open our door for them, like they always open their door to us."

Shaw will be showcasing their air, ground, recruiting and Army assets, Walker added. Vendors will also be available selling merchandise to remember the day.

The two-day event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Currently scheduled to perform in the event are: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the GEICO Skytypers, P-51 "Quick Silver," Bear Feat Aerobatics and the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band "Blue Aces."

Static display aircraft scheduled for viewing are: a C-17 Globemaster III, a T-38 Talon, an FW-149, a PT-17 Stearman, a C-45, a FW-190, a Vintage T-6, an L-2, a Vintage O-2A, C-46 Commando and an A-26 Invader, "The Spirit of North Carolina."

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4/30/2012 12:50:44 PM ET
what time are the thunderbirds performing and what time do the gates open for the public
chip, columbia sc
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