Press Releases

  • Shaw Airman awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart

    Although Joshua Labott is only 21 years old, he has already seen and experienced more than most people will in their entire lives.Senior Airman Joshua Labott, explosive ordinance disposal technician, entered the Air Force about four years ago right out of high school. His original intention was to

  • 20th Fighter Wing Change of Command

    Col. Joseph Guastella is scheduled to relinquish command of the 20th Fighter Wing to Col. Charles Moore at a change of command ceremony here Friday. The ceremony is set to take place at Hangar 1200 at 9:20 a.m.Prior to taking command of the 20th FW, Colonel Moore was serving as the Vice Director of

  • Shaw aircraft resume night flying

    Shaw Air Force Base will increase flying activity during the evening hours of April 12 to 15, 19 to 22 and 26 to 29.Shaw F-16 pilots use these night flights to train with night vision equipment and practice tactics that are critical to survivability in combat. -30- For more information, contact 2nd


    Evidence revealed that Capt. Nicholas Giglio, sought in the Atlantic ocean since Thursday night after his F-16 Fighting Falcon collided with another, never got to eject from his jet. Col. Joe Guastella, commander of the 20th Fighter Wing, to which both jets were assigned, said today, "In spite of an

  • Missing F-16 pilot identified

    The pilot of the missing F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 20th Fighter Wing here has been identified as Capt. Nicholas Giglio. His fighter apparently collided with another Shaw F-16 in mid-air over the Atlantic Ocean around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, about 40 miles east of Folly Beach, S.C. Both

  • F-16 Fighters collided mid-air over the Atlantic

    Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing collided in mid-air over the Atlantic Ocean about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday about 40 miles east of Folly Beach, S.C. The aircraft, from Shaw AFB, were participating in night training maneuvers. The aircraft carried one person each. One

  • Shaw Airmen prep for upcoming deployment

    Airmen deploying in the upcoming air expeditionary force cycle are scheduled to process through personnel deployment function lines at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chandler Deployment Processing Center here. More than 200 Airmen deploying with the 79th Fighter Squadron will process through PDF

  • Shaw aircraft resume night flying

    Flying activity will increase as late as 11 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Night flying will resume Sept. 14 and continue through Sept. 17. These flights provide F-16CJ pilots the opportunity to train with night-vision equipment and practice tactics that are critical to survivability in combat. For more

  • ARCENT groundbreaking ceremony

    Groundbreaking for the new Headquarters, 3rd Army/United States Army Central is scheduled for 10 a.m. here Aug. 17. The 20th Fighter Wing is hosting the ceremony, which will include remarks by Col. Dean Anderson, 20th FW vice commander, Joseph McElveen, Jr., Sumter mayor, Maj. Gen. William Holland,