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  • Out of the Darkness walk for Suicide Prevention

    Brooke Braswell, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) volunteer, passes out beads after the “Out of the Darkness” walk for suicide awareness and prevention at Patriot Park in Sumter S.C., Nov. 5, 2022. The goal of suicide prevention for Shaw is to reduce the factors that increase risk

  • Shaw AFB celebrates Arbor Day

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. James Upton, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron senior enlisted leader, holds the ceremonial shovels after an Arbor Day ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 2, 2022. Shaw AFB celebrates South Carolina Arbor Day annually by planting trees to maintain and cultivate

  • Shaw celebrates AbilityOne workers in 23rd Annual Picnic

    The sound of mingling conversations mixes with the roar of the F-16s flying overhead as the AbilityOne picnic begins with opening remarks. For over 20 years, Shaw has highlighted the continued hard work of civilian workers employed through the AbilityOne program. Shaw celebrated its 23rd Annual

  • Shaw shapes future of air combat training through SCEWR

    Early in the morning, in Hilliard, Florida, the controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center (Jacksonville Center) receive transmissions about flight operations 270 miles away on the flightline at Shaw AFB. Similarly, a flurry of coordination

  • Double-time: Shaw delivers back to back deployments

    Across the world in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and 79th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron “Tigers” are delivering on promises made when the squadron deployed in July 2022. The Tiger Mission Generation Force Element is operating

  • Shooters roll’em home

    Airmen from the 55th Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron returned home after a six-month long deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in late April 2022.Deployed as the 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and the Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron assigned to the

  • 79th FS trains at MacDill AFB

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron (FS), out of Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, arrived at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 8, 2021. The 79th FS traveled to MacDill from Shaw to conduct agile combat employment training.

  • Father. Warrior. Airman.

    A father picks up his combat gear; his daughter clings to his shoulders and her tiny face crinkles in confusion as he sets her down gently, then looks to his wife and chokes on the tears he hides as he turns away from his newly-formed family. This was a scene the family had become very familiar