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  • 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,

  • 20FW receives ORI results

    Airmen of the 20th Fighter Wing received exciting news this morning from the Air Combat Command inspector general regarding the recent Operational Readiness Inspection. Overall, the wing earned above average marks from the 100-plus inspectors, with many much-better-than-average areas observed. "Very

  • SHAW AIRCRAFT RESUME NIGHT FLYING

    Shaw Air Force Base will increase flying activity during evening hours Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week. Night flying will resume May 11 and continue through May 14. These flights provide Shaw F-16 pilots with the opportunity to train with night vision equipment and practice tactics that are

  • DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa., died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw

  • SHAWFEST 2008 STILL ON SCHEDULE

    Shaw's community appreciation day, ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands," is scheduled to go on as planned Saturday. However, with Hanna's projected path, base officials are keeping a close eye on the storm ready to make necessary changes as needed. Any changes to the airshow schedule will be

  • F-22 RAPTOR HEADLINES SHAWFEST 2008

    The Air Force's newest fighter, the F-22 Raptor, will roar through the skies over Sumter and Shaw AFB during Shaw's community appreciation day, ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands," set for Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The F-22 Raptor combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and

  • SHAW COMMISSARY RECALLS DEL MONTE KETCHUP

    Base officials here initiated a local food item recall and are advising residents to throw out any Del Monte ketchup bottles purchased from the Shaw AFB Commissary before today or at the National Guard Armory Commissary "Lot Sale" in Myrtle Beach, S.C. between July 31 and Aug. 2. The Commissary will

  • VIPER EAST COMMANDS ATTENTION AT SHAWFEST 2008

    Shaw Air Force Base's community appreciation day, ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands," set for Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature the Viper East Team, one of two F-16 aerial demonstration teams in Air Combat Command. The F-16CJ is a single-seat, multi-mission fighter with the ability

  • MEDIA FLIGHTS FOR SHAWFEST 2008

    Members of the media interested in media flights leading up to ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands" Sept. 6 should contact the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office by Aug. 22. Please keep in mind, media members will not in fly in a same aircraft type they may have already flown in. Also, we

  • SHAWFEST 2008 SPECIAL NEEDS DAY SET FOR SEPTEMBER 5

    Individuals with physical or mental limitations who are not able to attend ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands" Sept. 6 are invited for Shaw's Special Needs Day Sept. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. Special Needs Day is set aside for individuals and groups with restrictive physical or mental impairments