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NEWS | March 6, 2013

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host its 60th South Atlantic Regional Conference at 8 p.m. on April 18, 2013 at the North Charleston Convention Center. RSVP by March 28. For additional information, call Jacqueline Singleton-Brown at 843-297-2404 or Janetha Priolau at 843-209-0950.


March 11-12

"STOMP Training" will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Join us for this two-day parent training for families with children with special needs.

March 13


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.

A Red Cross blood drive will be held at the fitness center March 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

March 15

A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon the VA representative will cover the 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 is already prepared, but must be signed no later than the Monday prior to that week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance with Disability Claims that you plan to attend.

The 2013 Joint Base Charleston Motorcycle Rodeo and Pre-Season Motorcycle Riders brief is scheduled for 8 a.m., March 15 at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Theater. The Pre-Season Motorcycle Riders brief is mandatory for all active-duty personnel assigned to JB Charleston. For more information, call 843-764-7664.

A "Troops to Teachers" class will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Receive counseling and assistance to help eligible veterans and their spouses transition into a new teaching career.