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Shaw Air Force Base's community appreciation day, ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands," is set for Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

ShawFest is free and open to the public with free parking. Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
A wide variety of aircraft are scheduled to take to the sky in several aerial demonstrations, including the F-22 Raptor, C-17 Globemaster, P-51 mustang and Shaw's own F-16 Fighting Falcon. Visitors will also see a wide variety of vintage and modern aircraft on the ground like the C-45, A-10 Thunderbolt, HC-130, MH-53, F/A-18 and the V-22 Osprey.
Shaw AFB is located just off Highway 378 in Sumter, S.C. For complete directions to the base or more details on ShawFest 2008, please visit our web site at and click on the link for ShawFest 2008. 

NOTE: For more information on the event please call the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (803) 895-2019. Please RSVP by Sept. 3 to ensure adequate media parking is available.