NEWS | Feb. 13, 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.

February 20

A "Ten Steps to a Federal Job (Resume)" workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn to navigate through the federal system and land your federal job.

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.

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.

February 21

A mandatory Transition Assistance Program pre-separation briefings are provided every Thursday (separatees from 8to 11a.m. and retirees from 11:00 to 2p.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 date of separation? 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.

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!

February 22

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.