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NEWS | March 13, 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

Transition Assistance Program GPS Workshops: The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base TAP GPS Workshop target audience will alternate between separatees and retirees; i.e., March will be for Retirees and April will be for separatees, and so on. For your convenience, JB Charleston - Weapons Station will offer the TAP GPS Workshop to alternating target audiences; i.e., March will be for separatees; April will be for retirees, and so on.

March 18 - 22
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. Receipt of your mandatory TAP Pre-separation Briefing (held on Thursdays) is required prior to attending this workshop. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

March 19
A "Making Sense of the Thrift Savings Plan, Civilian and Military" class will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.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.

March 20
A "Spouse Introduction to Joint Base Charleston - Air Base" class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is a fun, fast-paced introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base for military spouses who have recently moved here. Meet other newly-arrived spouses, connect with your unit Key Spouse and learn where to shop, dine and play in the Lowcountry.

March 21
A "Ready, Set, Parent!" class will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This course provides useful tips for expectant parents, while helping them to understand the importance of budgeting for their new addition. Additionally, parents receive a free bundle for each expected baby.