Shaw Air Force Base

Welcome to the Shaw Sumter Family. As you arrive in our community you will soon discover that the people of Sumter have great patriotic pride in supporting the base mission, military personnel and their families, with an overwhelming display of support for deployed personnel and their families.


Base personnel return that support to the community through their unselfish work to improve the quality of education, medical care, spiritual life and humanitarian activities.


shaw afbShaw Air Force Base, located within City limits is home to the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing -- the 20th Fighter Wing -- whose mission is to provide, project and sustain combat-ready air forces. Shaw also serves as home to Headquarters Ninth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT), and U.S. Army Central Command (USARCENT). 


The Shaw Sumter Family... welcome you and yours to the Sumter community!


Military Branches

Shaw AFB

9th Air Force



Air Force



Marine Corps

Coast Guard

Air Combat Command

Army National Guard

Air National Guard