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NEWS | June 12, 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.


Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Briefers are available to assist all service members, veterans, and family members who may have questions about VA benefits and services they are eligible to receive. Appointments are available in one hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome. The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base office is located in building 503, room 106, and the number is 963-8224. The JB Charleston - Weapons Station office is located in building 302, room 108, and the number is 794-4304.

June 15

A 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families (Habit 5: "Seek First to Understand") class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Being a member of a military family poses its own set of hurdles. Along with the normal challenges, military families must also deal with the added stress of relocation and deployment. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families workshop provides principles that enable family members to communicate more effectively about their problems and resolve them successfully.

June 17

A Car Buying class is scheduled for 9 to 10 a.m.

June 18

A Navigating Stress class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. We experience stress every day. Attendees will learn techniques to slow down, take a deep breath, prioritize, and relax.

A Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letter class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will receive different types of resume formats/samples and a resume draft worksheet, action verbs, etc.

June 19

A Pre-Separation Counseling class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. June 19 (for separatees) and 1 to 3 p.m. June 20 (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 to 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 your monthly class.

June 20

A Five Love Languages class is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. What makes you feel loved? People express their love for one another in various ways. It is essential for couples to identify how to communicate their love to one another so they can improve their relationship. Come and discover your love language.