May 27, 2018

Remember the Fallen: Memorial Day

We celebrate Memorial Day on May 28. It is a national holiday set aside to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who served our country’s causes for…

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May 10, 2018

Presidential Executive Order enhances Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Columbia, May 10, 2018 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 11th, recognizes and honors those who have chosen to become military spouses. First honored by President Reagan in 1999, the Friday…

April 10, 2018

National Month of the Military Child

    April is the national Month of the Military Child, and in South Carolina, we celebrated this today at a Richland One military child workshop for teachers. Our state…

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February 28, 2018

MBTF Establishes Upstate Advisory Council

Two-dozen leaders representing local government, the military, veterans service organizations, business, and industry have established the Upstate Advisory Council to the South Carolina Military Base Task Force. This council will be…

January 11, 2018

Senator Tim Scott joins Senate Armed Services Committee

Senator Tim Scott has joined Senator Lindsey Graham on the Senate Armed Services Committee, great news for South Carolina, our military installations and communities! Senator Scott said in his release,…

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January 5, 2018

Governor calls for full military retired pay exemption

At a news conference at the Lexington Veterans Memorial today, Governor Henry McMaster joined the call for a full exemption of state taxes on military retirement income. “There’s no way…

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December 13, 2017

Joint Land Use Study Agreement Signed

Officials and community leaders representing Beaufort County, the City of Beaufort, Town of Port Royal, and Lowcountry Council of Governments gathered on December 12, 2017, with the commanding officers from…

December 7, 2017

Task Force Chairman Receives Sgt. William Jasper Freedom Award

Today, at the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce Annual Summit, Bill Bethea, Chairman of the SC Military Base Task Force, was honored with the coveted 2017 Sgt William Jasper…

October 20, 2017

National Math and Science Initiative Presents Richland Two With $1.3 Million STEM Grant

October 18, 2017 Columbia, SC – Key military, education, and state elected leaders gathered today at the South Carolina Military Base Task Force to celebrate a $1.3 million grant from…

September 28, 2017

New Civilian Aide to the Army Appointed

Col (Ret) Kevin Shwedo, Executive Director of the SC Department of Motor Vehicles, is South Carolina’s new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA).  Mr. Shwedo was selected…

July 28, 2017

Air Force Commander’s Public Service Awards

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON – Two members of the South Carolina Military Base Task Force were recognized with the Air Force Commander’s Public Service Award for their outstanding public service and…

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July 28, 2017

Statewide Strategic Plan Approved

COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the South Carolina Military Base Task Force (SCMBTF) approved the state’s first ever strategic plan recognizing the importance of the role that the…