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  • Annual Restoration Advisory Board meeting held

    The 20th Fighter Wing held its annual Restoration Advisory Board meeting Feb. 6, at the New Beginning Banquet Facility, Sumter, South Carolina. The purpose of the RAB is to promote community awareness and obtain constructive community review, comment and input on both current and proposed

  • Shaw F-16 demonstration team to fly over Super Bowl LII

    The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team based here will perform a flyover in Minneapolis, Minn during Super Bowl LII featuring the National Football League’s New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The demonstration team is capable of performing precision aerial maneuvers to

  • Army command Soldiers to fire ceremonial cannons on base

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Central command are scheduled to fire multiple ceremonial cannon rounds Feb. 1 to 2, 2018 here. The Soldiers will fire three rounds between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Feb. 1, and 11 rounds between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Feb. 2. The firings are part of a general officer

  • Fallen 495th Fighter Group Airman identified

    Staff Sgt. Zachary Townsend, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 495th Fighter Group was found deceased in his off-base residence Jan. 15, 2018 near Columbia, South Carolina. Townsend served in the Air Force nine-and-a-half years, since July 15, 2008. “We are brokenhearted to have lost a valued

  • 20th FW commander to honor POW with ceremony

    Col. Daniel Lasica, 20th Fighter Wing commander, will host a POW medal presentation and flyover for retired Col. Charles Heckel at Memorial Lake here, Jan. 19 at 12:00 p.m. In August of 1944, Heckel was assigned to the 9th Tactical Air Force’s 474th Fighter Group. This was a close support tactical

  • 495th Fighter Group Airman found deceased

    An Airman assigned to the 495th Fighter Group was found deceased in his off-base residence Jan. 15, 2018 near Columbia, South Carolina. “We are brokenhearted to have lost a valued member of our team, said Col. Michael Dean, 495th FG commander. The 495th FG considers itself a family and this loss

  • Shaw approved for new MQ-9 Reaper Group

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson approved Shaw Air Force Base as the location for a new MQ-9 Reaper Group, including mission control elements, following the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment process. The base was selected as the preferred location last year. The full

  • Team Shaw Airman Dies in Motorcycle Accident Identified

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETeam Shaw Airman dies in motorcycle accident identifiedSHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command at Shaw AFB, S.C., was killed in a motorcycle accident near the Sumter gate of U.S. Highway 76, the morning of Jan.

  • Team Shaw Airman dies in motorcycle accident

    One service member died following a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:14 a.m. today near the Sumter gate on U.S. Highway 378.Shaw emergency responders are assisting local and state authorities at the scene.The name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.For more


    A Shaw Air Force Base F-16 C Fighting Falcon and civilian aircraft collided today near Joint Base Charleston at 11:30 a.m.The F-16 pilot safely ejected and was taken to Joint Base Charleston for a health assessment.Our thoughts are with the friends and family of anyone aboard the civilian aircraft.A