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NEWS | May 15, 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.


It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely demise of Maj. David
Diehl, 16th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Capt. Van
Osterom, 16th Airlift Squadron, is detailed as Summary Court Officer to
secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Major Diehl.
Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased's estate may
contact Capt. Van Osterom at 843-879-8266, 843-963-7127 or

May 20-24

A "Transition Assistance Program GPS Workshop for Retirees" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn how to transition and become "career ready" with ease. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Receipt of your mandatory TAP Preseparation Briefing (held on Thursdays) is required prior to attending this workshop.

NOTICE: TAP GPS Workshops: The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base TAP GPS Workshop target audience will alternate between separatees and retirees, and for your convenience, Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station will offer the TAP GPS Workshop to alternating target audiences.

May 21

A "Making Sense of the Thrift Savings Plan, Civilian and Military" class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Simplified language to help novice investors understand the purpose of the TSP, whether it's a good choice, strategies to use when investing in the TSP, and more.

May 22

A "What's Your Score? Credit Know-How" class will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Whether you want to build, maintain or fix your credit score, this class will cover every aspect of credit reports and credit scoring.

May 23

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