NEWS | July 10, 2013

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

To submit a news brief, send an e-mail to patriot@charleston.af.mil. Make the subject line "NEWS BRIEFS." Submissions must be received no later than close of business the Friday prior to publication.

All classes or events will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Building 500) unless otherwise specified. For more information, or to register for a class or event, please call 963-4406.


July 15-19

A "Transition Assistance Program GPS Workshop for Retirees" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn how to transition and become "career ready" with ease. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Receipt of your mandatory TAP Preseparation Briefing (held on Thursdays) is required prior to attending this workshop.

The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base TAP GPS Workshop target audience will alternate between separatees and retirees, and for your convenience, JB Charleston - Weapons Station will offer the TAP GPS Workshop to alternating target audiences.

July 16

A "Thrift Savings Plan Fundamentals" class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Whether military or Department of Defense civilian, learn the basics, purpose, how to enroll and maintain accounts, investment strategies, and more.

July 17

A "Spouse Introduction to Joint Base Charleston - Air Base" class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is a fun, fast-paced introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base for military spouses who have recently moved here. Meet other newly-arrived spouses, connect with your unit Key Spouse and learn where to shop, dine and play in the Lowcountry.

July 18

MANDATORY TAP Preseparation Briefings will be provided for Separatees from 8 to 11 a.m. and for Retirees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Per Public Law 107-103, in the case of anticipated retirement, retiring service members can receive pre-separation counseling up to 24 months prior to DOS? And, a separating servicemember can receive pre-separation counseling up to 12 months prior to DOS. This is the first step in the process to making you "career ready" to leave the service; and this briefing/counseling is required prior to attending the TAP GPS Workshop.

July 19

A "Veteran Affairs Benefits Briefing" will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about all your VA benefits in this briefing! If you are exempt from the TAP GPS Workshop, you will need this. Open to all Active Duty.