NEWS | Nov. 28, 2012

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, call 963-4406.

Notice:

Air Base Library - Day Care and Toddler Story times are cancelled for Dec. 3 and 4.

November 30 - December 4
Operation Cookie Drop. Team Charleston Spouses club is once again putting together its annual "Operation Cookie Drop." They are gathering up homemade cookies for Airmen in the dorms as well as cookies and packaged treats to be sent to deployed Joint Base Charleston Airmen. For further information contact Gloria Bishop, Operation Cookie Drop Chair at (803) 464-3554 or gloria.bishop99@gmail.com.

December 4

An Interviewing Techniques class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn to interview by practicing with expert coaching.

An "Unleashing the Power of a Budget" class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to create a budget and how it can help accomplish financial goals.

December 5

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.

December 6
A free newcomer's tour will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A guided tour of Charleston's Historic districts including the Citadel Military College, the market (downtown), and Patriots Point. Lunch is on your own and the tour bus departs from and returns to the Airman and Family Readiness Center.


December 7
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 11

An Educational Opportunities Counseling half-hour appointments will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with an expert who will help individuals reach their educational goals.

December 12

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.

A Spouse Employment/Scholarship Orientation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about free available resources and services such as employment, resumes, local job market, scholarships and other job searching issues.

A Workforce (Job referral) Specialist half hour appointments will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Meets 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.

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
The Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commanders Advisory Council invite the children of currently deployed members to their third annual children's holiday party. The party will be at the Chapel Annex of JB Charleston - Air Base from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come dressed in your holiday attire, for a visit from Santa Clause, individualized gifts and refreshments.