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NEWS | May 30, 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 4

A "My New Space" class will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. This mandatory workshop is a prerequisite for individuals moving out of the dorm that addresses tips for financial success.

An "Explore Employment & Scholarship Services for Spouses" workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about FREE available resources and services such as employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and more.
Educational Opportunities Counseling half-hour appointments will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with an expert who will help you reach your educational goals.

June 5

A "Start Your Resume (Part I)" workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letters.

June 6

Mandatory TAP pre-separation briefings will be provided for separatees from 8 to11 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 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 7

A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. The VA representative will cover VA claims and filing process. VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance will be provided from 12:30 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 must be signed no later than Monday of the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance that you plan to attend.

A 437th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Spouse and Family Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 437th MXG family members will be able to learn about the day to day mission of their loved one, to include briefs from various 437th MXG squadron representatives.