• 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

  • 20 FIGHTER WING CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY

    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

  • SHAW FAMILY HOUSING OFFICIALLY PRIVATIZED

    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

  • SUMTER HONORS MILITARY COMMUNITY

    The third annual military appreciation picnic is scheduled to be held here in Hangar 1200 Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.The free picnic is presented by the military affairs committee of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce and is open to all Team Shaw members in uniform.Organizers anticipate feeding

  • NEW FITNESS CENTER OPENS ON SHAW

    Shaw is scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of the new $6.5 million fitness center addition here Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.Col. Don Godier, 20th Fighter Wing vice commander and Col. Walter Fulda, 20th Mission Support Group commander will cut the ribbon to officially open the new addition.The

  • TEAM SHAW REMEMBERS 9/11 IN MEMORIAL CEREMONY

    Team Shaw, along with local community members, will gather Friday at Memorial Lake Park here to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at 8:30 a.m.The event will kick off with a convoy starting from the main gate of Shaw AFB and will proceed down Shaw Drive.Led by a vehicle from Third Army, the symbolic