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A Unified Voice

The Black Hills Military Advisory Coalition seeks to unify the voices of our community leaders to strengthen the connection between the military and community.

Our Pillars

Volunteers with the BHMAC are doing a lot around the community to support our military and their families. Through our three pillars, we aim to improve the quality of life for our service members and their families; increase community outreach and support; and continue to build on our thriving defense economy. If you are interested in serving on one of our Pillars, connect with the pillar chair.

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Defense Economy

Focuses on relationships, education, and
building upon the opportunities for
business growth, entrepreneurship, research and development, and
workforce development related to the
defense industry

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Community Outreach

Serves the vital role of educating and
engaging the community around the
mission of our military installations in
the area. Helping the community feel
connected and informed on the mission
and expectations of the Airmen and
Soldiers stationed in the area.

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Quality of Life

Focuses on issues impacting needs of
local military members and families
pertaining to those items people need
to live and thrive in Black Hills, such as
housing, education, career enhancement,
relocation assistance, and community
connections.

Stay Connected

Feel connected by staying connected. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and never miss an update or opportunity to see how you can engage in our various projects and focus areas within the BHMAC.

News & Events

If you are interested in serving on the planning committee or helping with any of these premier events, please contact us.”

Steering Committee

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Jack Lynass
Chair
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Leah Braun
Vice-Chair
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Mutch Usera
Fundraising Chair
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Quality of Life Pillar Chair
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Bryan Vulcan
Defense Economy Chair
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Courtney Clayborne
Chair
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Jeff Carsrud
Community Outreach Pillar Chair
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Lynn Kendall
Program Coordinator
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Scott Landguth
South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority
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Tom Johnson
Elevate Rapid City
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Maj. Gen. Jeff Marlette
South Dakota National Guard
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Col. Joseph Sheffield
Ellsworth Air Force Base
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Larry Larson
Mayor, City of Box Elder
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Steve Allender
Mayor, City of Rapid City

Our Partners

Our work is possible with the support of our generous partners.