Third Army Welcome
Shaw Air Force Base is home to the Air Force’s largest combat wing of F-16’s and also hosts the Headquarters of Ninth Air Force, the air component of Central Command Forces. Shaw will now host the Headquarters of the Third Army, now based at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.
The University of South Carolina Sumter is pleased to welcome members of the Third Army and their families to Sumter. We will be glad to help further any educational needs you might have while in Sumter or abroad. Please see our Admissions Office in Sumter or visit the Base Education Center for any questions you might have. Once again, welcome to Sumter!