Economic Impact
October 8, 2018

SC EXPEDITES MILITARY SPOUSE LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  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…

Awards
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…

Uncategorized
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…

Awards
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…

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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…

DefenseUncategorized
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…

Economic ImpactGovernment
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…

Uncategorized
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…

GovernmentStrategic Plan
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…

Defense
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,…

Economic ImpactGovernmentStrategic Plan
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…

DefenseGovernmentStrategic Plan
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…