February 12, 2019

2019 Legislative Priorities

A primary role of the MBTF is to identify Legislation that supports military operations and ensures that South Carolina offers a welcoming environment to military families and veterans.  These proposed Bills represent...
Economic Impact
January 24, 2019


 Economic Study Shows Benefits To State With Positive Revenue Impact Columbia, SC, Jan. 24, 2019: The state’s Military Base Task Force Chairman Bill Bethea, Columbia Military Affairs Chairman Dan Beatty,...
November 10, 2018

SC Celebrates Veterans Day

Remarks from SC Military Base Task Force Chairman Bill Bethea Veterans, the South Carolina Military Base Task Force salutes you this Veterans Day. We appreciate you every day, but November…

Economic Impact
October 8, 2018


  The South Carolina Military Base Task Force (MBTF) is pleased to announce that our state has implemented positive actions to improve the process for military spouses obtaining licenses and…

October 6, 2018

MBTF Celebrates Columbia Military Advocate at Chamber Gala

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce recognized Eli Wishart, ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) as 2018 Military Advocate of the Year at the 116th Annual Chamber Gala held…

August 14, 2018

MBTF shares task force experience at Department of Defense Conference

MBTF Executive Coordinator Charlie Farrell is a presenter at a forum titled “Leveraging Commanders Councils to Overcome Encroachment Challenges” at this week’s US Department of Defense “Sustaining Military Readiness Conference” in…

July 23, 2018

Events celebrate new commanders and support for military

MBTF is busy this summer! We’ve been around the state to welcome new base commanders and congratulate our departing commanders on their next assignments: Fort Jackson: BG Milford “Beags” Beagle…

July 3, 2018

Celebrate our Independence Day with Salute from the Shore

Independence Day, July 4th Each year, we commemorate the founding of America’s independence on July 4th. It is a day filled with patriotic spirit. As we celebrate this national holiday…

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…