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Joint Base Charleston January 2019 Briefs and Events

| Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | Dec. 21, 2018

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —

All classes/appointments are typically held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500, Air Base (AB), or at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 755, Weapons Station (WS) unless otherwise specified. Dates/times are subject to change.  For the most current program listings and to reserve your seat, please call (843)963-8883 or log onto our website www.jbcharleston.com

 

Air Force Base

Jan. 2

  • Pre-separation Counseling - 8:30am-11:30am, learn benefits and resources for vets. This is a prerequisite to Transition GPS Workshop.  Schedule yours 12/24 months prior to separating/retiring respectively.

Jan. 3-4

  • Career Exploration And Planning Track - 8:00am-4:00pm, this workshop is designed to define technical career goals, identify required credentials and training opportunities and more.  Separating or retiring service members should attend the 5 day TGPS workshop prior to attending. 

Jan. 7-11

  • Transition GPS Workshop – 8:00am-4:30pm, learn to transition and become “career ready” with ease!  Dept. of Labor Employment workshop and VA Benefits Briefing included.

Jan. 8

  • PCS Prep - 2:00pm-3:30pm, in conjunction with MPS, this mandatory workshop preps the attendee for orders and provides expert advice from several agencies to help with the relocation.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Jan. 9

  • My New Space - 8:00am-9:30am, mandatory class for all Dorm residents after they hit the 2 year mark of prior to getting married.  Certificates are presented after completion of the class and given to the dorm manager by the Airmen.
  • 7 Things To Know About Your Credit Card - 11:30am-12:30pm, learn how to responsibly use your credit card!  Topics covered include building credit, credit limits, minimum payments, budgeting, “teaser” rates and the true cost of interest. 
  • Employer Panel - 11:30am-1:00pm, various employers will service on a panel to answer industry and interview related questions, some will potentially be hiring.  We encourage all job seekers (active duty military, civilians and spouses) are encouraged to attend.  Business professional attire is required and a resume is highly encouraged. 

Jan. 14

  • VA Workshop for Disability Compensation Claims - 8:00am – 1:00pm, a VA rep will cover the disability claims process and provide some individual assistance.  Members must sign-up at the Medical Clinic, Records Section, and NLT than Monday prior to the workshop.
  •  TSP & You – Retire A Millionaire! - 8:30am-9:30am, do you have questions about saving for retirement? Learn the ends and outs of the Thrift Savings Plan. Topics covered include DoD matching contributions, contribution elections, Roth vs. Traditional, account allocations, investment options, index funds and lifecycle funds.

Jan. 15

  • 4-2-Go! - 8:00am-11:00am, Targeted workshop for members with approximately 4 years until separation or retirement. 3 hour workshop to prepare members and spouses for pending transition to civilian life.
  • PCS Prep - 2:00pm-3:30pm, in conjunction with MPS, this mandatory workshop preps the attendee for orders and provides expert advice from several agencies to help with the relocation.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Jan. 16

  • Understanding Life Insurance and SGLI - 11:30am-1:00pm, don’t get taken advantage of when purchasing life-insurance! How much coverage do you really need? Learn the difference between term and life/whole life insurance, in addition to fully understanding your coverage with SGLI.
  • Pre-separation Counseling – 1:00pm-3:00pm, learn benefits and resources for vets. This is a prerequisite to Transition GPS Workshop.  Schedule yours 12/24 months prior to separating/retiring respectively.

Jan. 21

  • LinkedIn Workshop - 10:00am-11:30am, learn how to develop a comprehensive LinkedIn profile, utilizing all the LinkedIn tools available. Already have a LinkedIn page? Learn all the secrets to building an effective LinkedIn profile.

Jan. 22

  • Resume Ready - 7:30am – 4:00pm, stop by anytime during the hours of learn how to build an effective civilian resume, or have their existing resume reviewed to ensure they are resume ready!
  • Think.Save.Plan: The BRS & Your TSP - 2:00pm – 3:30pm, workshop discussing the Blended Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan. 
  • PCS Prep - 2:00pm-3:30pm, in conjunction with MPS, this mandatory workshop preps the attendee for orders and provides expert advice from several agencies to help with the relocation.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Jan. 23

  • Pre-separation Counseling - 8:30am-11:30am, learn benefits and resources for vets. This is a prerequisite to Transition GPS Workshop.  Schedule yours 12/24 months prior to separating/retiring respectively.
  • Spouse Introduction To Joint Base Charleston - 9:00am-11:00am, learn benefits and resources for vets. This is a prerequisite to Transition GPS Workshop.  Schedule yours 12/24 months prior to separating/retiring respectively.
  • Interview For Success - 10:00am-11:30am, learn the various ways interviews are conducted, proper dress, and power questions to ask potential employers.
  • My New Space - 2:30pm-4:00pm, mandatory class for all Dorm residents after they hit the 2 year mark of prior to getting married.  Certificates are presented after completion of the class and given to the dorm manager by the Airmen.

Jan. 24

  • Navigating Federal Employment - 1:00pm-3:00pm, join this workshop and learn how to navigate USA JOBS website and get your federal job!
  • Dine & Dash – Money Talks - 6:00pm-7:30pm, date night on us! Bring your spouse or significant other to learn effective communication skills and specific money issues that each couple should be regularly discussing.

Jan. 29

  • PCS Prep - 2:00pm-3:30pm, in conjunction with MPS, this mandatory workshop preps the attendee for orders and provides expert advice from several agencies to help with the relocation.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Jan. 30

  • Pre-separation Counseling - 1:00pm-4:00pm, learn benefits and resources for vets. This is a prerequisite to Transition GPS Workshop.  Schedule yours 12/24 months prior to separating/retiring respectively.

 

Naval Weapons Station

Jan. 14 - 18

  • Transition GPS Workshop - 8:00am-4:30pm, learn to transition and become “career ready” with ease!  Dept. of Labor Employment workshop and VA Benefits Briefing included.

Jan. 17

  • Renting Your New Space - 2:30pm-3:30pm, if you are moving out of the dorm, attend this financial preparedness class to prepare for the expenses of living off base. This class is mandatory for service members moving out of the dorms.

Jan. 28

  • VA Workshop for Disability Compensation Claims - 8:00am – 1:00pm, a VA rep will cover the disability claims process and provide some individual assistance.  Members must sign-up at the Medical Clinic, Records Section, and NLT than Monday prior to the workshop.
  • Home Buying - 2:00pm – 4:30pm, learn the basics of purchasing a home.

Jan. 30

  • Spouse 101 “The Heart Of The Team” - 9:00am-2:00pm, orient new spouses to the JB Charleston Naval & Air Force Community. Information will focus on the knowledge of military culture and community support resources essential to having a successful transition.

Jan. 31

  • Smooth Moves - 9:00am-11:30am, in partnership with supporting base agencies, this workshop provides information and resources on what to expect through the PCS process. Attendees are provided with information from how to initiate the movement of their household goods, entitlements to information on accessing resources at their gaining installation.
  • Time Management - 2:00pm-4:00pm, everyone says they need more time, but for what? Come learn 5 easy steps to help you gain control of your time, so you can get more done than you thought you could and enjoy your life like you should.