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    The 50th anniversary Wild Weasel conference willbe held here, June 5.Retired WW will engage present day 20th Fighter Wing pilots to discusstactics, capabilities, and our WW heritage and history.This will act as the local celebration of the 50th anniversary of the WW mission.The WW are the

  • Ninth Air Force to host civic leader forum

    Civic leaders from Ninth Air Force wings across the Southeastern United States are scheduled to gather here Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2014, for a Ninth Air Force Civic Leader Forum.The forum is designed to help the attendees gain a better understanding of Airmen's operational missions and to provide civic

  • Perceived threat all-clear

    At approximately noon Monday afternoon, 20th Fighter Wing Security Forces responded to a perceived threat on base.Security forces took precautionary measures to secure the base and established security around several buildings.The established perimeter has been cleared.More information will be

  • Test pilot school selection board

    The next annual United States Air Force Test Pilot School Selection Board will convene Aug. 5-8, 2014, at the Air Force Personnel Center in San Antonio, Texas.The USAF Test Pilot School is the world's preeminent fixed-wing test pilot school. USAF TPS graduates are future senior leaders who will be


    Col. Clay Hall is scheduled to relinquish command of the 20th Fighter Wing to Col. Stephen Jost at a change of command ceremony here at 9:20 a.m., May 30, in Hangar 1200. Maj. Gen. Jake Polumbo, Ninth Air Force commander, will preside over the ceremony.Prior to taking command of the 20th FW, Jost

  • Nativity scene removal at Shaw AFB

    Last week a group of volunteers set up a nativity scene near Memorial Lake. All faith-based and secular groups were offered an opportunity to put up holiday displays; however, only one group elected to do so resulting in the nativity scene being the sole display.Based on only one faith group being

  • Increased noise during operational readiness exercise

    The 20th Fighter Wing will conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise Nov. 18-22. Local residents can expect increased jet noise and loudspeaker announcements throughout the day and possibly until 1 a.m. Entry and exit delays are possible at all gates during this time.The exercises and additional

  • Shaw gains new fighter group

    The 495th Fighter Group will stand up during an activation ceremony here March 8 at 9:45 a.m. at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center.The 495th Fighter Group's activation is part of the Air Force's ongoing initiative to integrate traditional, active-duty Airmen with Air National Guard and

  • Indy 500 fly over

    The 20th Fighter Wing will participate in a national anthem fly over May 27 during the Indianapolis 500 scheduled at noon over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."We are doing the national anthem fly by over an estimated audience of more than 350,000 people and a worldwide television audience," said


    Family housing on Shaw AFB will officially be turned over to Forest City Military Communities, Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m.Under the deal, the FCMC will lease up to 306 acres of land from the Air Force as part of a 50-year agreement.Shaw AFB housing residents started signing new leases with FCMC in July