Shaw Air Force Base is a United States Military facility located approximately 8.4 miles (13.5 km) west-northwest of Sumter, South Carolina. It is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC). The United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW) is the host unit.
It is one of the largest military bases operated by the United States, and the last airbase with an active railroad line.
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE HISTORY
Shaw Air Force Base is named in honor of World War I pilot 1st Lieutenant Ervin David Shaw. Lieutenant Shaw was one of the first Americans to fly combat missions in World War I. Shaw, a Sumter County native, died after three enemy aircraft attacked his Bristol while he was returning from a reconnaissance mission on July 9, 1918. Lt. Shaw downed one of his attackers before he was killed.
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE LOCATION
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE FACTS
Elevation: 242 ft.
Runway length available: 04R/22L 8001×150 ft. :: 04L/22R 10016×150 ft.