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LTC MARION BULWINKLE, DIRECTOR

Service Member and Family Care

“History has shown that when you mobilize the National Guard you mobilize the nation. Our communities rally around our National Guard, our Service Members and our Families. “The National Guard is key to our national defense. The South Carolina National Guard’s number one resource is our personnel, our charge is to take care of our personnel and the SMFC’s mission is just that, ‘Service Member and Family Care.”

SOLDIER. AIRMAN. FAMILY

The intent of the Service Member and Family Care Directorate is to integrate and synergize the Soldier, Airman, and Family care systems, in order to optimize efficiency, effectiveness, and easy access to care systems for our Guard and Family Members.

The purpose of the SMFC is to integrate the Service Member and Family care systems with the intent of optimized efficiency in providing help and the reduction of “at risk” tendencies in the South Carolina National Guard. The scope of the SMFC encompasses all elements of the SC National Guard, Air and Army alike, as well as their Families.
Phone: 803.299.4700

Employment Services

We use a broad network of resources and services to find jobs, training and employment opportunities for Service Members and their Family. We understand that Service Members and their Families have unique challenges that demand flexibility when it comes to career development. Frequent relocation and employment changes are common. We work with Service Members and their families to develop opportunities in occupations and industries that are growing or easily transferable to other geographic areas.
Phone: 803.299.1520

Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention

The SCNG R3SP Campaign Plan will be implemented by the R3 Section immediately to become the core framework by which SCNG units and leaders should direct actions necessary to implement immediate but enduring solutions that will promote resilience amongst our Airmen, Soldiers and Family Members, develop and enhance leader skills to recognize and mitigate high stress and at-risk factors, and facilitate the longer term reduction in SCNG at-risk behaviors and suicidal actions.
Phone: 803.299.4321

Family Programs

The family programs are to help those aected by an event that need crisis/grief support, ensure that any Soldier or family issues are referred to proper resources, provide non-medical, short-term, solution-focused counseling services to military individuals, help families who are in need of financial assistance, provide resources for education, relocation, parenting, stress, and facilitates training, readiness, and resilience programs for military youth.


Phone: 803.299.1750

Survivor Services

Survivor services are to help those with ones who lost loved ones. They connect you with the people who can help you cope with your loss, establish procedures and responsibilities for casualty management operations, and provide command and control, primary care, and case management for Warriors in transition to establish conditions for healing and promote the timely return to the force or transition to continue serving the nation as a veteran in their community.

Phone: 803.299.1565

Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness focuses on helping the Guard family get and stay physically tough in areas ranging from weight loss to quitting tobacco products. The program can help with nutrition education, weight loss, developing & implementing an enduring, integrated & regionally-accessible health & wellness program that decreases high risk behaviors & promotes healthy lifestyle choices.



 

Psychological Services

Psychological Services provides case management and coordinates mental health access for assessment, problem solving, behavioral health consultation and followup services. Our Psychological Health Coordinators are professionals who will provide an ear and their expertise.





Phone: 803.299.4354

DEERS/ID Card Services

Provide South Carolina National Guard members and members of the public, information on a variety of topics related to DoD Identification Cards. We will issue identification cards and maintain information in DEERS for all soldiers, dependents, retirees, civilian and contract employees.
 
Unlock/reset CAC pins Verify CAC certifications
100% DAV ID cards Retired ID cards
Dependent ID cards DOD civilian/retired ID cards
Issue CAC Cards for all branches of service, contractors, and military affiliates
 

Veteran Services


SCNG Veteran Advisors provide immediate and responsive support throughout South Carolina to assist, refer, and advise Veterans and their Families on the processes to obtain eligible benefits and compensation and coordinate with regional partners to maximize local resources and minimize delays in services and benefits. Are you a veteran an have questions about…

VA Claims and/or Compensation Family Services
Employment Services Legal Services
Education Benefits Housing Assistance, VA Home Loans
Medical Issues or Documents Records: Separation, Medical, or Awards
Mental Health Concerns Unit Leadership Assistance
Finance Issues and Advice ANY matters related to your Service