U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hayley Grinstead, 20th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, checks an identification card at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 23, 2016. Entry controllers monitor the oncoming base traffic, helping to maintain the security of more than 15,000 Team Shaw members, as well as base assets to include the 79 F-16CM Fighting Falcons stationed here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)
Taken: 08.23.2016 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney
Late at night the base housing residents sleep in their beds peacefully unaware of what is about to happen. Underneath the ground, a water main breaks and begins to create a cavern that causes the land above to cave in. The ground above separates and water gushes like a fountain from the pipe below into the streets and begins to flood the area. Back at the water and fuel systems building, an Airman on standby receives a notice of water running down the street and travels to the scene to investigate. On July 29, and Aug. 11, a water main broke on Shaw, leaving more than 300 base residents without water. The water main broke due to the aging pipes and pressure from nearby tree roots. Master Sgt. Darrell Childers, 20th...
08.23.2016 | SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, US | Story by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney