Shaw Air Force Base evacuating F-16s ahead of Hurricane Michael


Shaw Air Force base is now operating at a Hurricane Condition 2 (HURCON 2), which indicates destructive winds are possible within 24 hours, and has evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft in preparation for Hurricane Michael.

The base will maintain normal operating status through Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The base will operate under mission-essential reporting duty status beginning Thursday, Oct. 11, according to the 20th Public Affairs Office.

Civilian personnel are authorized administrative leave beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. For further reporting instructions, contact your supervisor.

The 20th Medical Group, including the BX Pharmacy, will be closed on Thursday. Oct. 11.

The following FSS facilities will close starting Thursday, Oct. 11:

* Child Development Center

* Family Child Care

* Youth programs

* Rickenbackers

* Carolina Skies Club

* Afterburner Grill

* Tee Top Café

* Weasel Wagon

* Carolina Lakes Golf Course

* Shaw Lanes Bowling Center

* Skeet & Trap Range

* Woodland Pool

* Wateree Rec Area

* Outdoor Recreation

* Spratt Education Center

* Fitness Center


* McElveen Library

* MPF & IDs

* Arts & Crafts Center