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My wife is about to PCS to Shaw AFB near Sumter, SC. So, we are moving to Sumter or somewhere near Sumter

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Shaw or the surrounding community. We are going to take a trip latter this week to look at houses, and to drive around to get better acquainted with the area. So maybe if anyone knows of a nice resturant to eat at or interesting places to see would also be very helpful.

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My son and my brother-in-law were both stationed there. We visited several times. As I recall it is a good place for families but it has been quite a while. I remember a great Mexican restaurant there but I don't recall the name. Most importantly there is skeet range on base. Hope her sponsor is more helpful


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Well, at least you're not far from Columbia or the Beach.
I try to stay out of the Sumter area. If you don't have to live in Sumter I'd say move up towards the Camden area.
 
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My wife is about to PCS to Shaw AFB near Sumter, SC. So, we are moving to Sumter or somewhere near Sumter

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Shaw or the surrounding community. We are going to take a trip latter this week to look at houses, and to drive around to get better acquainted with the area. So maybe if anyone knows of a nice resturant to eat at or interesting places to see would also be very helpful.

Thanks


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Can’t help much with Sumter, but if you make it down to Charleston let me know.
 
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My Brother was stationed there. His base apartment was really nice. I went to visit it is a short distance to Myrtle Beach. Very nice place. Base hospital was mostly a maternity ward.

The other impressive part was the B52 were stationed there.


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...The other impressive part was the B52 were stationed there.


Pretty sure it's all F-16s now.
 
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I was stationed there for 4 years, 1971-1975. I'm sure things have changed a lot since then, but I really enjoyed my time there. The South Carolinians are very friendly folk. I lived in an apartment in the west side of Sumter (probably now fully absorbed) right next to the Swan Lake Gardens (beautiful park!). My favorite restaurant was a Chinese place across the highway from the base but it's been gone for years. The main aircraft located there back then were F-4s (very noisy!).

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Our family was there when Dad was stationed at Shaw, but it has been too long - we left there in 1964. I looked at maps a few years ago, and the housing we had been using was taken down within the last decade.
 
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Look up the History of the area... guy a long time ago named Francis Marion caused the British a lot of trouble... they never could catch him...
 
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...The other impressive part was the B52 were stationed there.


Pretty sure it's all F-16s now.



F-15's also.




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Very strange

You were stationed there when my wife was born there (her dad was stationed there)


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I was stationed there for 4 years, 1971-1975. I'm sure things have changed a lot since then, but I really enjoyed my time there. The South Carolinians are very friendly folk. I lived in an apartment in the west side of Sumter (probably now fully absorbed) right next to the Swan Lake Gardens (beautiful park!). My favorite restaurant was a Chinese place across the highway from the base but it's been gone for years. The main aircraft located there back then were F-4s (very noisy!).

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Look up the History of the area... guy a long time ago named Francis Marion caused the British a lot of trouble... they never could catch him...


Well him and the Carolina Gamecock, Thomas Sumter.
 
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...The other impressive part was the B52 were stationed there.


Pretty sure it's all F-16s now.



F-15's also.



Only F-16s at Shaw...F-15s are up the road at Seymour-Johnson
 
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Very strange

You were stationed there when my wife was born there (her dad was stationed there)


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I was stationed there for 4 years, 1971-1975. I'm sure things have changed a lot since then, but I really enjoyed my time there. The South Carolinians are very friendly folk. I lived in an apartment in the west side of Sumter (probably now fully absorbed) right next to the Swan Lake Gardens (beautiful park!). My favorite restaurant was a Chinese place across the highway from the base but it's been gone for years. The main aircraft located there back then were F-4s (very noisy!).

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What was her dad's name, and what did he do?

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