Resources – Shaw Air Force Base

Air Force

Shaw Air Force Base

20th Fighter Wing
411 Polifka Dr, Shaw AFB, SC 29152

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/​​
 
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a South Carolina school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
 

Sumter School District

 
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

South Carolina Department of Social Services
The Department’s mission is to serve South Carolina by promoting the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families.

 

South Carolina Department of Human Services (888) 549-0820

 

South Carolina Department of Health (803) 898-3432

 

South Carolina Humane Society (803) 783-1267
The mission of The Humane Society is to end animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation

 

South Carolina Department of Public Safety