NEWS | Nov. 7, 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.

Nov. 7
A Resume I and Cover Letter class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter.

A Spouse Introduction to JB 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.

An Unleashing the Power of a Budget will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn to create a budget and how it can help you accomplish your financial goals.

Nov. 8
A Deployed Spouse Dinner will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Chapel Annex - Air Base. It is targeted to all spouses of deployed military members. All spouses of deployed members are encouraged to come out and join us for great fellowship, support, activities and good food ... all on us and bring the children along because we will entertain and astound them.

Nov. 9
A Workshop for VA Disability Claims class will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 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.

Nov. 12
An Investing Made Easy class will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Learn how to get started, make a financial plan, and review financial markets and fraud.

Nov. 13
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, the local job market, scholarships and other job searching issues.

Nov. 14
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 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.

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, their dependents and Department of Defense civilians.

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.

Nov. 15
A Ten Steps to a Federal Job (resume) Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the process for landing a federal job!

A Ready, Set, Parent class will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This course provides useful tips for parents while helping them understand the importance of budgeting for their new addition. Free bundle for each expectant child.
An Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

Nov. 16
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.

Charleston Folk welcomes all military and Department of Defense employees by offering free admission to the dance on November 16th. Participants should bring their DOD identification and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. for the walk through for new contra dancers. The dance will feature live music by Contraforce and will be led by caller Keith Eustis. The dance will be held at the Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle in North Charleston.

Nov. 17
A JB Charleston Exceptional Family Member Program Special Olympics Event will be held at the Air Base Fitness Center from noon to 4 p.m. All JB Charleston EFMP families are invited to take part in the JB Charleston Special Olympics Event. In this event all EFMP members are given the opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy all while building skills and making connections with other children. Call (843) 963-4411 to register for the event as a participant or volunteer.

Nov. 21
A Spouse Introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base class will be held from 9:30 a.m. 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.