Press Releases

  • Joey Logano to visit Team Shaw

    Joey Logano, 2X NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver for Team Penske, will be visiting Shaw Air Force Base, May 7.

  • MQ-9 Reaper Conducts First-Ever Landing at Shaw AFB

    An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft assigned to the 163rd Attack Wing at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and piloted by Airmen from the 25th Attack Group at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., will land here Feb. 14, 2024.  Sumter residents can expect to see an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the local area as

  • 20 FW SCEWR Readiness Exercise

    Residents along the coast of South Carolina may notice increased military aircraft noise from December 11-15, 2023, as the 20th Fighter Wing assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., will conduct multiple training operations utilizing the South Carolina Electronic Warfare Range (SCEWR).Approximately 12

  • Shaw Airman found dead

    Senior Airman William N. Uche, a U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing, was found dead at his off-base residence at approximately 3 p.m. on July 6, 2023.

  • Shaw AFB Seeks Environmental Public Meeting Participation

    Shaw AFB invites the public to participate in a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 22, 2023, at the Patriot Park Pavilion (200 General Dr., Sumter, SC 29150). The Shaw AFB Environmental Restoration Program manages remediation of contamination from past operations on and

  • Shaw conducts night flying exercise

    Sumter residents may notice an increase in aircraft noise during nighttime hours, due to a flying training exercise here scheduled to take place the week of Feb. 13-17, 2023.F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing, based out of Shaw, will conduct nighttime flying training in military

  • Gate runner shot, injured after attempting to illegally enter Shaw AFB

    An Airman assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron shot and injured an individual attempting to illegally gain access to Shaw Air Force base at approximately 1:30 p.m. Dec. 23.The injured individual was transferred to a nearby medical facility to receive treatment."Our security forces personnel

  • Team Shaw prepares for Tropical Storm Ian

    20th Fighter Wing emergency response teams prepared for the possibility of high winds and flooding brought on by Tropical Storm Ian, which is anticipated to reach the local area by Friday morning.