Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The leader of South Carolina's National Guard told the state's military base task force he thinks collaboration between McEntire Joint National Guard Base and Shaw Air Force Base puts them in a good position to avoid any cuts or closures.
Major General Robert Livingston, the Adjutant General of South Carolina, was among those giving an updateThursday from all the military communities in the Palmetto State.
Livingston also spoke about jobs for veterans.
He says a case management system he developed has worked well for soldiers finishing their respective tours, and that he recommends the same system be used for veterans entering retirement.
"The piece that we went towards was a true case management piece, not somebody that's got a bunch of files on their desk, but someone who says 'I've talked to these employers and there are some of the employers out there and I know about these veterans who are coming back," Livingston said. "We're tracking people that are currently deployed and are six or seven months from coming back. The same thing can be done for people coming into retirement."
Livingston said some drills were cancelled at McEntire because of the federal government shutdown. However at Fort Jackson, training was allowed to continue amidst the shutdown and furloughs.