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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment

 
 
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
1. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker
Inscription.
Sadly, and with much controversy, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was designated for closure as a result of provisions contained within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Title XXIX of Public Law 101-510). The base officially closed in March 1993.

In response to the closure designations for the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and other potential base closure and realignment actions for military sites in the state of South Carolina, the Governor created the South Carolina Defense Base Development Commission. The purpose of the Commission was to "conduct comprehensive studies of issues pertinent to military base closures, force reductions, conversions, redevelopment and future uses of bases.”

An Executive Committee of Commission representatives from the Myrtle Beach area was formed to oversee studies and issues related to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base including the selection of the contractor and preparation of a Community Redevelopment Plan for the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The Executive Committee held a series of meetings on this subject and established a volunteer Redevelopment Task Force of community leaders divided into 10 subcommittees to investigate and report on separate issues related to the base closure. The membership of the Executive Committee included Colonel Edsel Deville
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
2. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker
- Chairperson, Jim Creel, Paul creel, Mayor Robert Grissom, Willliam Sigmon, James Clemmons and Harold Cushman. Birney Blind and Jack Walker were ex-officio members.
 
Location. 33° 40.135′ N, 78° 56.37′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Nevers Street, on the left when traveling north on Howard Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Market Common. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Walker (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Freedom Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille (about 400 feet away); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant William Glover Farrow (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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