NEWS | Oct. 17, 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 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 Mr. Selwyn Stephens, Drug Demand Reduction Program Manager at 963-6849.

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.