NEWS | June 5, 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.

June 10

A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. 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.

An "Ace that Interview!" class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Learn interviewing techniques by practicing with expert coaching!

June 12

A Workforce (Job referral) Specialist will be available for half-hour appointments from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a specialist that will provide job referrals, resume and interview assistance. This service is available to active-duty, retirees and their dependents and Department of Defense civilians.

June 12-13

An Entrepreneur Training Track will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for this "Boots-to-Business 2-day Track," which is part of the Transition GPS Program. Receive information from the Small Business Administration on starting your own business.



June 13

MANDATORY TAP Preseparation Briefings for Separatees will be provided from 8 to 11 a.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 service member 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.

June 14

A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. 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.

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