Red Cross Notifications

    
    Family must contact Red Cross to engage their
    assistance. If the deployed member or commander
    contacts Red Cross, the Red Cross will disengage
    services. Deployed unit is responsible for
    arrangements and notifications.
 

    Give these numbers to your family: 

    SC Chapter Toll free: 1-800-922-4469
    National Toll-Free: 1-877-272-7337
    McEntire Personnel Office: 803-647-8611/8725
    

Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act

    
    Under the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act, a
    deploying member has certain rights, but they
    must initiate the steps. Form letters are
    available in the legal office that  can help
    members send a letter to their creditors for
    these matters.

  •  Interest rates are loans are to be capped a 6% rate. This is very useful for young airman who may have high credit cards interest rates or auto loan payments
  • A house cannot be foreclosed on while a military member is on a deployment, however this does not stop the foreclosure process as a whole
  • Any civil litigation suits (family court, custody battles, divorces etc.) get a stay on the proceedings until the member returns. This doesn't mean the case goes away, but simply gets "paused" while they are serving our nation
  • The member can terminate a lease without a penalty

    Please contact the Legal Office at (803) 647-8210 for
    any additional questions or concerns.

Finance Entitlements

  • Base Pay, BAH, BAS
  • $50/month Hardship Duty Pay
    Main Body location
  • Combat Zone Tax Exclusion
    The member is exempt from paying Federal or State taxes
  • Per Diem $3.50 a day
  • $250/month Family Separation Allowance
    Member must fill out a Family Separation Form and have an up-to-date BAH form
  • Officer Uniform Clothing Allowance
    Members will fill out an Air Force Form 1969, Officer Uniform Allowance Certification
  • SGLI
    Members do not pay SGLI premium while deployed. Deductions will resume once the orders have ended.
      Information on starting the Savings Deposit Program 
      and the
Eagle Cash Card program.
          If you have any questions or concerns,
          please call the Finance Office at:
          (803) 647-8221.
          

    Useful Phone Apps

    • Sandboxx is a messaging app to keep in touch with Unit Members    
    • Circle of 6 is a messaging app to keep in touch with the six most important people that need information about you.
    • LifeArmor helps identify stressors and relieve stress as well as connect with treatment providers
    • Headspace is a great "mindfulness" app with 3-10 minute meditations
    • Bible is a Christian bible app with daily meditations and bible verses
    • Echo Prayer is a well-designed app that helps keep track of prayer requests
    • Laudate is a Catholic app with bible, prayer, theological resources
    • Shema The Jewish App is a nicely laid out app with Jewish prayers, holidays, and scripture
    • Muslim Pro has Muslim prayers and scripture PLUS a built in compass that shows the direction of Mecca

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