NEWS | Oct. 3, 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 unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 963-4406.

October 05
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.

October 09
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.

October 10
A My New Space class will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. This mandatory workshop is a prerequisite for individuals moving out of the dorm that addresses tips for financial success.

A Workforce (Job referral) Specialist meets one-on-one half hour appointments from 10 a.m. to noon with individuals. Meet with a workforce specialist who will provide job referrals, resume and interview assistance. This is available to active-duty, retirees and their dependents and Department of Defense civilians.

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.

A Blending Two Families class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn to understand blended family issues, common complaints from adults and kids, stages of adjustment, characteristics of a successfully blended family, household rules and discipline, establishing new traditions, and things to do and not to do.

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fitness Center.


October 12
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 family practice section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop.

October 16-19
A Transition Assistance Program workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn how to transition from the military to the civilian life with ease.

October 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.