NEWS | April 24, 2013

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston

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.


May 2
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 3
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 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 must be signed no later than Monday of the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance that you plan to attend.

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 ronaldallancharles@comcast.net.