|Due to the current status of the coronavirus worldwide, the Department of Defense has suspended military support to community events, until June 30, 2020.
This is largely due to ensuring the safety of our service members and not due to a specific threat to the state of South Carolina. The health and safety of our service members is very important, which is why South Carolina National Guard leadership supports this decision.
Even though the situation with the coronavirus could change before that time, taking these precautions early can alleviate the stressors of potentially exposing our service members, families, and communities to the virus.
Thank you for your support.
The South Carolina National Guard has units throughout South Carolina and we strive to be a good neighbors and community partners. As a community-based organization, the South Carolina National Guard supports and participates in events throughout the state to benefit our citizens and give them insight into their National Guard. These events, such as parades, ceremonies and patriot celebrations are as important to us as they are to the groups and communities that sponsor them.
While every attempt is made to support Community Relations requests, it is not always possible to support every event due to training requirements, previous commitments, budget constraints, or mobilizations. Keep in mind that the South Carolina National Guard is primarily staffed by a part time force when not actively engaged with a federal or state mission or deployed. All requests will be reviewed to ensure events are in accordance with National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Manual 360-5 (NGB PAM 360-5), Army Regulation 360-1 (AR 360-1) and Air Force Instruction 35-101 (AFI 35-101).
*See the bottom of this page for examples of what can and cannot be supported.
On the right side of this page you will find links to the various types of support that can be requested. Please click the link to what you are requesting to find out the process for each type of support and find the required documents that will be needed for your request. Check the calendar below to ensure the day of your event is available. A day not marked as “Unavailable” does not necessarily ensure that we can support your event on your chosen day. As requests are vetted, the calendar will be updated to reflect availability. Events are processed in the order they are received.
Once you submit your request, someone from the Public Affairs office will email you to let you know that your request is being processed. Feel free to reach back out to them at any point if any details of the request change.
If you are requesting multiple types of support, follow the processes and utilize the forms on each individual request type, but submit them all together to email@example.com