Lawmakers hope to help military families transition to civilian life
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:50:00 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Lawmakers hope to give South Carolina a boost in the next round of base closures with measures to help military families adjust when they move from another state and make the transition to civilian life.
A law scheduled for a ceremonial signing this week allows public colleges to award veterans course credit for their military training.
That allows South Carolina to check off one of 10 issues the U.S. Department of Defense considers key for military families' quality of life, leaving six issues still outstanding.
Sen. Tom Davis of Beaufort says one of his top priorities is going "10 for 10" before the 2014 legislative session ends next summer.
Other Southeastern states are also working down the list ahead what could be another round of base closures coming 2015.