Shaw Air Force Base Area Apartment Housing
Shaw Air Force Base is home to the 20th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s largest combat F-16 wing. It is also home to the Third Army, U.S. Air Forces Central, and several other tenant units. The base, built in 1941, is located in South Carolina roughly eight miles northwest of Sumter. The base was named for WWI pilot Lieutenant Ervin David Shaw, one of the first American combat pilots. Shaw as killed in action in 1918.
Sumter is a busy city located in central South Carolina. It is home to the University of South Carolina Sumter and Morris College. One of the major Sumter attractions is Swan Lake at Iris Gardens. This unique park contains all eight species of swan, the only US park to do so. When searching for an apartment near Shaw Air Force base, look in the communities of Cherryvale, Oakland, and Stateburg.