NEWS | March 20, 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


Interested in becoming a first sergeant or assisting in first sergeant duties? The Joint Base Charleston first sergeants will be hosting an Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium March 26 through 28th. This symposium is open to tech. sergeant through senior master sergeant that wants to gain an insight in first sergeant duty. Qualified individuals interested should contact Master Sgt. Tiffany Robinson, 17th Airlift Squadron first sergeant at (843)963-2913 for more information.

March 26

An "Unleash the Power of a Budget!" class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn to create a budget and see how it can help you reach your financial goals!

A "What's Your Score? Credit Know-How" class will be held from 1 to 2 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.

March 27

A "Fine Tune Your Resume (Part II)" workshop will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 to noon.. Receive professional feedback as you work on your resume and leave with a finished product!

A 'Smooth Move" workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn from experts how to prepare and PCS smoothly.

A "Little Heroes" ceremony will be held on from 6 to 7 p.m. This is a special recognition ceremony for children (ages 4 to12 years) that have recently experienced a deployment of a parent with return dates ranging from Sept. 1 2012 to March 2013. There will be a special medal presentation and light refreshments following the ceremony. A completed application must follow a child's registration by email ( or fax (843-963-5781). Call 963-4406 to register.

March 28

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

March 29

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

The opening of the new community center will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1501 Touhey boulevard. Music will be provided by a local DJ, face painting, balloon animals, jump castle, Easter bunny, Charlie the River Dog and more. The event is intended for residents of Forest City air base housing.