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NEWS | June 26, 2013

News Briefs - Weapons Station

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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All classes or events will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station (Building 755) unless otherwise specified. To register for a class or event, please call 764-7480.

June 27
A Smooth Move class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Are you relocating soon? If so, learn from the experts on how to PCS smoothly to your new location.

June 28
A Cooking on a Budget class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about your personal budgets and how to cook on a budget.

VA appointments every Thursday
Attendees will receive information on disability benefits and medical records review.

Transition GPS Week
Are you within 24 months of retirement? If so, it's time to sign up for a series of Transition GPS classes. The new curriculum allows retiring participants to attend all the workshops or just select a few. Separatee's are still required to attend the first five days of the GPS workshop and can elect to attend the job fair. Spouses are welcome to attend any or all workshops subject to availability.

July 8
A Transition GPS class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will get an overview of what to expect post military service and learn how to make the transition to civilian career easier through planning, referral resource and financial planning.

July 9 - 11
A DOL Career Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Department of Labor instructor demystifies the civilian job market and provides attendees with the basic skills to create a resume, interviewing techniques, and detailed information to assist transition into the civilian sector.

July 12
A VA Brief class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Learn what the benefits are of being a Veteran and learn how to apply for assistance with VA.

A Tricare brief is scheduled for 3 to 3:30 p.m. Tricare brief provides you with information and assistance regarding your healthcare benefits post transition.

A Survivor Benefits Brief is scheduled for 3:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how the Survivor Benefit Plan provides eligible survivors of military retirees with a monthly payment for the lifetime of the beneficiary. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

July 9
A Managing Your Finances Through Furlough class is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Living with uncertainty is stressful. Join this workshop and get help with your family financial spending plan strategies to help bridge the possible 20 percent cash flow gap.

July 13
An Operation Clip and Save class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how a penny-pinching shopper can save hundreds of dollars each month using coupons.

July 16
A Navigating Change class is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Come learn how to accept and overcome the challenges of change.

July 17
A Pre-Separation Counseling class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. July 17 for Separatees and 1 to 3 p.m. July 18 for Retirees. Are you within 24 months of retiring or 12 months of separation from the service? If so, it's time to schedule your pre-separation counseling and TAP GPS class. First, talk with your Command Career Counselor and then request to do your Pre-Sep counseling session. Your command Career Counselor will either conduct that with you or will refer you to FFSC for the monthly class.

July 17 - 19
FUNancial Summer Day Camp is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Are you worried that your kids aren't learning enough about personal finances? Afraid you will not be able to teach money basics effectively? Join this class and your kids will leave knowing how to make, manage, and multiply their money along with how to think and develop the habits of a wealthy person. Ages 5 - 8 camp dates are July 17 and 19, ages 9 - 12 camp dates are July 18 and 19. Provide e-mail addresses and phone numbers at time of registration. Space is limited, so sign up soon.