Shaw Air Force Base

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411 Polifka Dr
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
1 (803) 666-9977

Established: 1941
Base Type: Air Force


About

Shaw Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 8.4 miles (13.5 km) west-northwest of downtown 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 (20th FW) is the host unit.

It is one of the largest military bases operated by the United States and is one of only two air bases in CONUS with an active railroad line. (Beale AFB, CA, operates a lone GE 80-ton locomotive over the base railway. In Alaska, Eielson AFB and Clear Air Force Station have base railways with their own motive power.) The Shaw line was constructed in 1941 to bring in materials for base development and has two GE 80-ton locomotives, 1644 and 1671.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaw_Air_Force_Base)

Gate and Hours

Main Gate: 24/7
North Gate: 0600-0900 & 1300-1530
Rhodes Gate: 24/7
East Gate: 0600-1800


Quick Reference

Chaplain and Religious Services
433 Shaw Drive
(803) 895-1106

Dining Facility
Emerson E Williams
Polifka Dr.
(803) 895-9791

Education Center
Spratt Education Center
398 Shaw Dr.
(803) 895-1838

Equal Opportunity Office
(803) 895-1265

Family Advocacy Program
420 Polifka Ave
(803) 895-6201

Military & Family Readiness
524 Stuart Ave, Bldg 1127
(803) 895-1252

Public Affairs
517 Lance Ave, Ste 2166
(803) 895-2030

Fire Emergency Service
Fire Department’s Headquarter
482 Killian Ave
(803) 895-1108

Finance Office
504 Shaw Dr.
(803) 895-1529

Housing Management Office
369 Rhodes Ave
(803) 895-2422

Legal/JAG
504 Shaw Dr.
(803) 895-1560

Post Office
510 Nelson Ave
(803) 666-2153


Base Surroundings

Sumter Gallery of Art
200 Hasel St,
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-0543

Battle of Dingle Mill Marker
Manning Road, Sumter, SC
Sumter County Museum
122 N Washington St,
Sumter, SC 29151
(803) 775-0908

Sumter Opera House
21 N Main St,
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 436-2616

Swan Lake Iris Gardens
822 W Liberty St,
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 436-2640

Willie Sues
3355 Patriot Pkwy,
Sumter, SC 29154
(803) 469-2500

Mariachi’s
1072 Broad St,
Sumter, SC, 29150
(803) 775-3528

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
Legal Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1560
Youth Recreation Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-3969
Base Veterinarian Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6155
Shaw Dental Clinic Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6106
Shaw AFB Youth Programs Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2251
Commissary Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1281
Personnel Support Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1586
Civilian Personnel Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1614
NAF Human Resources Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1574
Travel Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-4774
Library Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-4518
Travel Pay/Finance Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1537
Fitness and Health Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2789
Retirement Services Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1594
Services Squadron MWR Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1576
Welcome/Visitors Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-9000
Household Goods/Transportation Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-8613
SARC/Victim Advocate Services Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1928
Military In-Processing/ID/CAC Cards Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1598
20 FW Chapel Services Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1104
Family Practice Clinic / Pediatric Clinic Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2273
Auto Skills Development Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6283
Family Advocacy Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6201
Child Development Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2247
Single Service Member Housing Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2097
Child and Youth Registration Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2252
Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 666-3651
Physical Therapy Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6562
Youth Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-2251
Fitness Annex Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-0947
New Parent Support Program Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6091
Barber Shop Community Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 666-4836
Spouse Employment Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Wells Fargo Bank Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 666-4902
SAFE Federal Credit Union Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 469-8600
Air Force Aid Society Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
SNAIC - EFMP Enrollment Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-6776
Veteran Administration Representative Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Women, Infants, and Children Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-4913
Family Home Daycare Coordinator Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1212
Personnal Financial Management Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Transition Assistance Program Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Information and Referral Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
School Liaison Office Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
EFMP - Family Support Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Golf Course Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1399
Family Center Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Relocation Assistance Program Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Loan Closet Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 895-1252
Barber/Beauty Shop - Base Exchange Shaw Air Force Base 1 (803) 666-4773