JB CHARLESTON PUBLIC SERVICES

(Current as of 18 September, 2020)

 

Based on the guidance from the DeCA, Joint Base Charleston Commissary has rescinded two COVID-19 measures.

1. Guests are now permitted to accompany authorized patrons in the commissary.
2. 100% ID checks are no longer required. EXCEPTION: The Naval Weapons Station commissary will continue with 100% ID checks.

Please continue to practice the prevention measures already in place such as, face coverings, proper hygiene, and social distancing.

New Updates:

  • Air Base Fitness Center locker rooms/showers are open as of September 17
  • Base access for visitors no longer require signatures from their leadership. A valid ID and approved personnel worksheet from the Visitor Control Center are required. Trusted Traveler program remains suspended. Please call the VCC at (843) 963-5729 for more information.
  • Dine-In service now available at the Golf Course
  • Starting September 8, the Air Base fitness center is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starting September 13, the Air Base fitness center is open to everyone Sunday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Air Base side ONLY).
  • Starting 8 Sep: Weapons Station (Sam's Fitness Center) is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Starting September 12, Sam’s Fitness Center is open to everyone Saturday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Weapons Station side ONLY)
  • Lodging Space-A Reservations – 1 September
    • Reservations for September and beyond can be made immediately

Regular Operations:

  • Air Base Playgrounds
  • Weapons Station Playgrounds
  • Commissaries and Exchanges - open normal hours to all eligible patrons
    • DECA requires face coverings in all Commissary facilities
  • AAFES Food Services - open normal hours to all eligible patrons - continued carry-out services with reintroduction of limited dine-in seating
  • AAFES Charley’s: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun Closed
  • AAFES Subway: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • NEX Food Services open normal hours to all eligible patrons - continued carry-out services
  • NEX Wayback Burger: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
  • NEX Subway: Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • NEX Panda Express: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
  • NEX Blimpie: open 24 hrs daily
  • NEX CafĂ© at NPTU: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily (carry-out services only)
  • NEX Bald Monkey: Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weapons Station Galley (eligible patrons) – continue normal operations
  • Hunt privatized housing maintenance - routine maintenance services returned
    • Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Note: Community center doors will be locked, one person in the office at a time and must wear protective face covering to enter
  • Balfour Beatty privatized housing - routine maintenance services resumed
    • Office hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Note: Office doors are locked, but staff is available to support customers and can be reached by phone or email
  • Air Base and Weapons Station Golf Courses - (all eligible patrons)
    • Normal golf operations daily for both Air Base and Weapons Station; 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Motorcycle Safety Course - (all eligible patrons)
    • Register on ESAMS or through your motorcycle safety rep
  • Air Base Chapel
    • Catholic Service: 0900
    • Protestant Service: 1100
  • Weapons Station Chapel
    • Catholic Service: 1200
    • Protestant Service: 1000

Limited Operations:

  • Air Base Dining Facility – Limited dine-in services
  • Education Center - Mon-Fri 0800-1500
  • Air Base and Weapons Station Libraries
    • Mon-Fri 1000-1500
  • Parks/Picnic Areas (Mission Critical Only)
  • Basketball courts (Mission Critical Only)
  • Tennis courts (Mission Critical Only)
  • Military and Family Readiness Center - continued virtual services; in-person appointments as needed
    • Appointment line: 843-963-8883
  • Outdoor Recreation Center/Outdoor Adventure Center/ITT
    • ORC Mon-Fri 0900-1700; (843) 963-1672
    • OAC Mon-Fri 1100-1700; (843) 794-2120
    • Arts & Crafts in-person services
      • Mon-Fri 0900-1700; (843) 963-1936
    • Short Stay and Air Base/Weapons Station FAMCamps
    • Short Stay - Mon-Fri 0800-1700; (843) 743-2608
    • Air Base FAMCamp call Outdoor Recreation Center for reservations
      • Mon-Fri 0900-1700; (843) 963-1672
    • Weapons Station FamCamp call Outdoor Adventure Center for reservations
      • Mon-Fri 1100-1700; (843) 714-3992
    • Foster Creek Villas and FamCamp
      • Call Outdoor Adventure Center for reservations Mon-Fri 1100-1700; (843) 297-6317
    • Skeet Range
      • Sat-Sun 1400-1700, weather permitting
  • Air Base and Weapons Station Golf Course Snack Bars - (all eligible patrons)
    • Air Base Snack Bar: 0700-0800; 1100-1300 - carry-out services only (grab and go available after hours)
    • Weapons Station Snack Bar: 0700-0800; 1100-1300 - carry-out services only (grab and go available after hours)
  • Fitness Centers – (military members only - AD, Guard and Reserve) – showers/locker rooms remain closed per AF Guidance)
    • Starting September 8, the Air Base fitness center is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starting September 13, the Air Base fitness center is open to everyone Sunday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Air Base side ONLY).
    • Starting 8 Sep: Weapons Station (Sam's Fitness Center) is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Starting September 12, Sam’s Fitness Center is open to everyone Saturday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Weapons Station side ONLY)
    • Eastside Fitness Center – Closed
    • All Fitness Center locations are closed Saturday and Sunday; after-hours access is not available; Showers, locker rooms and saunas are closed; please arrive in PT/workout gear; changing clothes inside Fitness Centers is not permitted; masks must be worn when social distancing (6ft) cannot be maintained; maximum room capacities will be enforced; see staff at each facility for equipment check-out availability
  • AAFES Services (All eligible patrons)
    • Vista Optical Shop:
      • Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
      • Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun Closed
    • Cleaners:
      • Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • AAFES and Air Base Club Barbershops/Salons
    • AAFES Barbershop - Mon – Sat 1100-1600; Sun – Closed
    • AAFES Beauty Shop - Tue – Fri 1100-1600; Sat – Appointment Only; Sun-Mon – Closed
    • Air Base Club Barbershop – Mon – Fri 0900-1500, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Auto Skills: By appointment only
      • 843-209-6525
      • Weapons Station Pool:
        • Tuesday-Friday: 6-7 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. (Hours may vary based on training needs)
        • Usage is restricted to military members for fitness requirements (lap swim) and mission qualifications only. No participation fee.
      • Contact the pool for more information: 843-794-7156
      • Air Base and Weapons Station Bowling Center Snack Bars - Closed

 

437TH AIRLIFT WING AND 628TH AIR BASE WING LEAVE POLICY

Please note the below information only applies to 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing personnel.

The commanders of the 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing have rescinded all previous local leave area memorandums. This means the "local area," previously defined as 350-mile radius from the members residence, is no longer in effect. All leave, including local leave, shall be coordinated and approved at the commander level in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), AFI 36-3003, and subordinate command policies.

Rescission of Local Leave Area Definition Memorandums

As COVID-19 continues, individuals may feel drained from adapting to the new normal. Isolation and disrupted routines can take a heavy toll mentally, which makes mental burnout a high possibility. Mental burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, and emotionally drained.

Here are a couple tips to help reduce mental fatigue to avoid burnout. Contact the Mental Health Clinic for more information:


Air Base: 843-963-6852
Naval Weapons Station: 843-794-6450