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  • 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,

  • 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 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


    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


    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