The South Carolina National Guard has units in most counties throughout South Carolina and we strive to be a good neighbor and community partner. 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 air shows are as important to us as they are to the groups and communities that sponsor them.
While every attempt is made to provide accommodation, it is not always possible to support each and every event. We aim to support as many requests as possible. However, mission and training requirements always come first. 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).
To request community relations support through the South Carolina National Guard such as band, speaker, records, vehicle static displays, volunteers, flyovers, aerial static displays, color guard, helicopter displays, etc. please fill out and submit DD Form 2536 to:
2LT Tracci Dorgan, Community Relations
1 National Guard Road, Stop #8 (PAO)
Columbia, SC 29201
Requests should be submitted 60-90 days prior to the event. Fewer than 60 days notice greatly reduces the chance that South Carolina National Guard support will be available. Requests received 30 days or closer to the event will NOT be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: The submission of a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation) does not guarantee South Carolina National Guard participation in your event. We strongly advise not to advertise or publicize South Carolina National Guard participation in your event until you have received confirmation.