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NEWS | Dec. 28, 2012

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.

January 3
A FREE "Explore Charleston/Newcomer's Tour" will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 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 and Family Readiness Center.

January 4
A Workshop for VA Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.

NOTE: 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 and just needs to 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.