NEWS | Jan. 2, 2018

Winter Weather Advisory and Closure for JB Charleston

Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Due to winter weather forecasts, Joint Base Charleston will be closed for normal operations beginning 6 a.m., Jan. 3, 2018. Installation gates will remain open to vehicle traffic.

 

All emergency personnel and watch standers should contact their chain of command for reporting instructions.

 

The 628th Medical Group will have no medical services available starting Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. To reschedule appointments after Wednesday, please call 843-963-6880. For urgent care, please call TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1.

 

The Naval Health Clinic Charleston and Weapons Station Veteran’s Affairs clinics will be closed, Jan. 3, 2018. Patients with appointments scheduled for Wednesday will be called by NHCC staff Thursday, Jan. 4 to reschedule. We encourage any patients who have not received a call from NHCC staff by Friday, Jan. 5 to call NHCC's Central Appointments Line at 843-794-6221 to reschedule. For urgent care, please call TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1.

 

All primary customer service-based facilities will be CLOSED on Joint Base Charleston to include the Child Development Center and ID card offices. The Weapons Station Galley will be open for normal hours with a limited menu. The Exchanges, Shoppettes and Commissaries will be closed however, the Shoppette gas pumps will be available for unattended use.

 

Base members should ensure they have adequate food and water in storage for the next 48 hours, since many off-base businesses may be affected as well. Base personnel and residents should expect reduced emergency response times for things like power outages and traffic incidents.

 

A decision on base status for Jan. 4, 2018 will be made the afternoon of Jan. 3, 2018.

 

For the latest information, please stay tuned to the official Joint Base Charleston Facebook (@TeamCharleston) page or check online at http://www.jbcharleston.jb.mil/ for news updates.