Press Releases


    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

  • 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