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Welcome to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., home to the 20th Fighter Wing (the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing), 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central), 15th Air Force, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, and several other units. 

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.

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.

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.

Military Spouse Licensing and Certifications

The South Carolina Military Base Task Force (MBTF) is pleased to announce that our state is implementing
positive actions to improve the process for military spouses obtaining licenses and certifications. The Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR), which administratively supports more than 40 professional occupational boards,
has launched a Military Spouse identification link on their home page (
https://www.llr.sc.gov/). Through this link, military
spouses will be able to submit their licensing application with priority recognition and processing. Additionally, LLR has
designated a staff liaison to work with each licensing applicant to ensure that the process goes smoothly.

 For more information about the issue of military spouse employment in South Carolina, see the MBTF Issue Brief at:

https://www.scmilitarybases.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IB.-Military-Spouse-Employment-and-Credentialing-final.pdf



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Information for all Newcomers

If you have orders to Shaw Air Force Base, here are some helpful links:
Air Force Move
Air Force One Source
Air Force Crossroads
Air Force Portal

Shaw Links:
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Transportation Management Office

20FW Essentials of Sponsorship


The Shaw Airman and Family Readiness Center can give you more information about your move. You can reach them from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at (803) 895-1252 or via fax at (803) 895-4748.

Shaw's Spouses Groups 
For information on the Shaw Spouses' Club or to join, please visit
www.shawspousesclub.com or e-mail membership.shawsc@gmail.com.

 

Disclaimer: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Shaw AFB, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense of the external Web site, or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as Services/Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the United States Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

Shaw Housing

The Housing Management Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you.

When you arrive at Shaw AFB, you must visit the HMO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Please contact the Housing Management Office at (803) 895-2422 or visit https://www.homes.mil/heat/DispatchServlet/Back?Mod=HeatWelcome&SSRedir=true.

20th Fighter Wing Social Media Comment Policy

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE COMMENT POLICY

If you wish to comment, use the text box. The Department of the Air Force reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

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We will not allow comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, hate speech, personal attacks, comments that violate equal employment opportunity policy or are offensive to others, or similar content to remain.

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Contact Information

Army and Air Force Exchange Service
(803) 666-3050/3051/3168 
Base Operator/Information
(803) 895-1110
Base Locator
(803) 895-2811
Carolina Skies Club
(803) 666-3651 
Carolina Pines Inn
(803) 895-3803
Child Development Center
(803) 895-2247
Commissary
(803) 895-1281/2/3, ext. 301
Education Center
(803) 895-1838
Family Childcare Coordinator
(803) 895-1212
Fitness Center
(803) 895-2789 
Housing Office
(803) 895-2421
Preschool Enrichment Program
(803) 895-2247
Recreation Supply and Equipment Rental
(803) 895-0449/0450
Shaw Airmen and Family Readiness Center
(803) 895-1252
20th Force Support Squadron Website

Local Schools

School Liaison:
803-895-3398

Facebook: 20th FSS School Liaison
 

Helpful links:

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