Press Releases

  • 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


    A Shaw Air Force Base F-16 C fighting falcon crashed today near Charleston Air Force Base at 11:30 a.m.The pilot on board is accounted for.A team of investigators will convene to determine the cause of the accident.No further information is available at this time.


    The 20th Fighter Wing will begin a base-wide hurricane evacuation exercise 9 June that will continue through 11 June.As South Carolina enters hurricane season the 20th Fighter Wing units will practice hurricane preparedness procedures in advance of a real-world need for evacuation.As part of this


    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