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If you need an official photo, full length photo, or a photo for your government passport, the PA shop at Shaw AFB has you covered!

Before making an appointment, please fill out an Air Force Form 833 - Photo Request Form and make sure you email it to us at 20FWpublicaffairs@us.af.mil.

Please ensure your uniform and appearance is in compliance with AFI 36-2903. This includes ALL name tags, badges, ribbons and insignias.

All photos will be emailed to the customer and available on our share drive at the end of the duty day the photo is taken. A link to the share drive is available in the calendar invite when an appointment is scheduled.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement section serves as the liaison between Shaw Air Force Base and neighboring Sumter County communities. Public Affairs representatives can help civic groups schedule a base tour or find the perfect speaker for an event. Our Air Force family has many careers and job occupations we can tell you about. 

20th Fighter Wing Speaker's Bureau: The Air Force Speakers Program works to increase face-to-face contact with the public to help build and sustain understanding and support for our service during this critical time in our nation's history. The men and women of Shaw AFB make excellent guest speakers for civic organizations, schools, universities and community events. Active duty military and civilians here have numerous Air Force topics they can discuss with the public about the wing mission, the base's economic impact and our role in national defense. Requests require a minimum of 30-days notice. For more information or to make a request, email us at 20FWpublicaffairs@us.af.mil . 

Base Tours: Shaw AFB provides tours to the public and can also provide private group tours. For more information, or to sign up, please click here.

Flyover Requests: To request a flyover for an event, please follow the instructions located here.

Noise Complaints: As much as we love the sound of Freedom, we understand that sometimes it can be a bit too much. If you need to report an incident of excessive noise, please click here.

Media Relations

Media Relations

The Media Relations section is Shaw's liaison with local, regional, national and international news media. We tell the 20th Fighter Wing story by writing news articles and press releases on significant events. We also respond to media queries, arrange interviews and coordinate other activities to enhance the relationship with members of the press.

Media personnel are required to be escorted at all times while on the installation. For more information, e-
mail 20FWpublicaffairs@us.af.mil or call (803) 895-2019.

Environmental Management


Base Operator: (803) 895-1110

Straight Talk Line: (803) 895-8942

Law Enforcement Desk: (803) 895-3665

Legal Office: (803) 895-1560

SARC: (803) 895-7272

Marketing: (803) 895-4897

Nurse Advice Line: 1 (800) 874-2273

Wing Protocol: (803) 895-2007

20th FW Public Affairs: (803) 895-1620