NEWS | Feb. 27, 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

March 5

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. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with an expert who will help you reach your educational goals.
 
March 6

A "Heart Link - Charleston Spouse Orientation to the USAF" will be held on Wednesday, from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an excellent way for Military spouses to learn about the Air Force mission, culture, traditions, military language, and benefits/services while making new friends!

A "Start Your Resume" (Part I) class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics on writing a resume and cover letters.

March 7

A free "Explore Charleston/Newcomer's Tour" will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of Charleston's Historic district including the Citadel Military College, the market (downtown), and Patriots Point! Lunch is on your own. Tour bus departs from and returns to the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

A mandatory TAP pre-separation briefings are provided every Thursday (separatees from 8 to 11 a.m. and Retirees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) According to 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.

March 8

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.