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NEWS | May 22, 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.

May 29

A "Ten Steps to a Federal Job (Resume)" workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn to navigate through the federal system and land your federal job!
A "Smooth Move" workshop will be held from 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Learn from experts how to prepare and PCS smoothly.

An "Unleash the Power of a Budget!" class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Learn to create a budget and see how it can help you reach your financial goals!

A class on "What Makes A Good Marriage Better!" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Couples learn how temperament impacts a healthy marriage; how to define a healthy marriage and maintain it by developing communication negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. Couples only, please.

May 30

The Joint Base Charleston Multicultural Committee will present an "Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Social Mixer" at the JB Charleston - Air Base Chapel Annex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scheduled events to promote cultural include live dancers, a martial arts exhibition and food. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Terrance Whitehead at 963-5802.

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.

An "Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group" meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EFMP enrolled members are invited to join us.

May 31

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.