NEWS | Oct. 24, 2012

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston

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All classes or events will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 963-4406

October 23-31
Each year, Red Ribbon Week provides us with an opportunity to renew our commitment to a healthy and drug-free lifestyle, and show our dedication to education and prevention efforts in our schools and communities. This year's theme is "THE BEST ME IS DRUG FREE." This campaign came about after the tragic murder of Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Agent, Enrique Camarena, in 1985, while he was investigating Mexican drug traffickers. Now a national celebration, Red Ribbon Week, allows educators, parents, community groups, students and others to focus on the work being done by the many who have pledged to live drug free. For additional information on Red Ribbon Week, please contact Selwyn Stephens, Drug Demand Reduction Program Manager at 963-6849.

October 26
A retirement ceremony will be held for Master Sgt. Kea Brown at 10 a.m. in
the Chapel Annex.


October 27
A CAF Cooking class will be held at Trident Technical College from 1:30 - 4 p.m. Learn how to cook delicious healthy foods. Seats are limited to 20 slots, to secure your seat please call 963-4406 to register.

November 1
A free Newcomer's Tour will be held from 8:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A guided tour of Charleston's historic downtown will include the Citadel Military College, the Market St. and Patriots Point. Lunch will be on your own. Tour bus departs from and returns to the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

November 2
A Workshop for Department of Veterans Affairs Disability claims class will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A VA representative will cover VA claims and filing processes. 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.

November 5 - 9
A New and Improved Transition Assistance Program VOW Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The workshop prepares service members to be "career ready". Spouses are encouraged to attend.

November 7
A "Resume I" and "Cover Letter" class will be held from 9 a.m. until 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 until 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.

November 8
A Deployed Spouse Dinner will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Chapel Annex. 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 food. Children are also invited to attend.


November 9
The Joint Base Charleston Festival of Fitness will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include a 5k Fit Challenge, Team Fitness Relay, Tug of War and more. The teams will be comprised of 6 members and registration will be $10 per person. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, call 963-6569, 963-6982 or 963-4104.

A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs 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.

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

November 13
A Spouse Employment/Scholarship Orientation will be held from 10 until 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.

November 14
A My New Space class will be held from 8 until 9:30 a.m. This mandatory workshop is a prerequisite for individuals moving out of the dorm that addresses tips for financial success.