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NEWS | June 19, 2013

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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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.

June 26

A "Fine Tune Your Resume (Part II)" class will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon. Choose which time best fits your schedule to receive professional feedback as you work on your draft resume; walk away with a completed product!

A "Smooth Move" workshop will be held from 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Learn from experts how to prepare and PCS smoothly.

A "Surviving the Furlough" class will be held from 8 to 10a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Choose which session best fits your schedule to receive this training being offered to all civilians who will be impacted by the upcoming furlough. Learn how your pay will be affected, how to calculate your own pay changes, tips on cutting the financial fat, and setting up a budget to get you through the next few months.

A Hurricane Preparedness Briefing will be held from noon to 1p.m. Special guest presenter, Live 5 Chief meteorologist, Lt. Col. Bill Walsh, 315th Airlift Wing public affairs commander, presents hurricane information and answers questions about the current hurricane season. Light refreshments will be provided.

June 27-28

A two-day "Veteran Affairs' Career Technical Training Track" will be held from 8 5 p.m. This training is for all Active Duty, retirees, Reservists, National Guard and their spouses to provide information on civilian occupations, career goals, prerequisites, credentialing and cost/benefit analyses for vocational training. The TAP GPS and pre-separation briefing are not prerequisites.

June 28

The 628th Medical Group will be closed all day.

A Workshop for VA Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance will be provided from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. NOTE: Members (who do not have a copy of their medical records) must sign an authorization letter (authorizing the VA representative to obtain your medical records) at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic's Family Practice section. This letter is prepared, but must be signed NLT the Monday prior to the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance with Disability Claims that you plan to attend.