NEWS | Dec. 12, 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, call 963-4406.

Joint Base Charleston Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is in need of volunteers to serve as Victim Advocates for sexual assault survivors as they travel the road of recovery. VA's provide essential support, liaison services and care to sexual assault survivors, which makes VA's the backbone of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program. Training dates are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 15-18, 2013 at building 246 at JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Application and registration must be no later than Jan. 7, 2013. For more information, call 963-7272 or e-mail

December 14
A Workshop for Veterans Affairs Disability Claims class will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. Members must sign-up at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic's family practice section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop.

December 15
A Deployed Children's Holiday Party will be held at the Chapel Annex from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The men and women of JBC Honorary Commanders Advisory Council invite you to join them for their 3rd Annual Party honoring the children of our currently and recently deployed members. Come see Santa Claus and enjoy the holiday festivities!

December 17 - 21
A New and Improved Transition Assistance Program VOW Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This workshop prepares service members to be "career ready". Spouses are encouraged to attend.

December 18
A "Troops to Teachers" class will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Receive counseling and assistance to help eligible veterans and their spouses' transition into a new career.

December 19
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 and fast-paced introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base for military spouses who have recently moved here. Meet other newly-arrived spouses, connect with your sponsor's unit Key Spouse and learn where to shop, dine and play in the Lowcountry.

A Coping with Grief/Loss workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Learn the meaning of grief and loss, symptoms and stages of grief and target ways to cope and how to help children with the grieving process.

December 20
An Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

December 21
An "All You Need to Know about Building, Maintaining and Repairing Credit" class will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Whether you want to build, maintain or fix your credit and score, this class will cover every aspect of credit report and credit scoring.