NEWS | May 1, 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 7

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 and 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. Participants can meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with an expert who will help you reach your educational goals.

May 8

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.

May 9

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.

May 10

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.

May 23

The Lowcountry Chapter of the Airlift/Tanker Association will host a golf tournament at Wrenwoods Golf Course, followed by a social at Rookies Sports
Grill. Please call Capt. James Ellison at 678-524-7274 to register for the tournament. Deadline for registration is May 21, 2013.

June 1

A women's self-defense seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the MWR Athletics, building 725 at the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. The female participants will learn self-defense techniques from experienced black belt instructors. For more information contact Dr. Ronald Allan Charles, 8th Degree black belt, at (843) 553-6702 or email