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Shaw approved for new MQ-9 Reaper Group

Release Number: 010318

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 “Environmental Impact Statement and signed Finding of No Significant Impact” document is available at the following link:

http://www.afcec.af.mil/What-We-Do/Environment/MQ-9-Operations-Group-Beddown
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Media should direct inquiries to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 20FWPublicAffairs@us.af.mil or 803-895-2019.