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South Carolina Military Base Task Force to meet on JB Charleston

240617 | April 18, 2017



The South Carolina Military Base Task Force is scheduled to conduct their quarterly meeting here at the Charleston Club on Wed., Apr. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Created by former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges in 2001, the SCMBTF chaired by Bill Bethea, is a 22-member task force representing government and private agencies and communities affected by the military. The group is charged with maintaining the current level of military presence in the state.

Retired Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, Medal of Honor recipient, will provide a presentation about "What more can South Carolina do to welcome, care for and benefit by our military veterans and retirees."

The meeting’s agenda will also include reports from military communities, workforce development, economic impact study, sequestration and continuing resolutions, presentation of the Commander’s Public Service Awards and a tour of a 437th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Col. Rob Lyman, Joint Base Charleston commander, and Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, will present Commander’s Public Service Awards to Bill Bethea, Chairman of the SCMBTF and Charlie Farrell, Executive Coordinator for the SCMBTF, recognizing their patriotism and dedication which significantly improved the conditions for JB Charleston personnel.

Media interested in covering this event must RSVP by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 18 to: or (843) 963-5608. Media will need to arrive at the Dorchester Gate Visitor's Center parking lot Apr. 19 no later than 10 a.m. and meet with the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs representative.


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