NEWS | Aug. 29, 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.

September 4

An Unleashing the Power of a Budget class will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Learn to create a budget and how it can help you accomplish your financial goals.

September 5

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 AB 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.

A Professional Style Dress for Women class will be held from noon to 2 p.m. You will learn your personality of style, the theory of color and how to dress for your body type.

A Professional Style Dress for Men class will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. You will learn the levels of professional dress, the proper clothes and proper fit.

September 6

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

September 7

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 medical records section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop.

September 10

There will be a road closure on the section of North Davis Drive from W. Stewart Avenue to Long Street and will no longer be used for general traffic and thoroughfare. Approximately 430 feet of N. Davis Drive will become part of the new Civil Engineering Complex access road, which will have security gates on either end for entry/exit. Please be advised. Email any questions or comments to jerald.roper@us.af.mil.

September Notices

The 628th Medical Group, Flight Medicine Clinic hours will be changed effective Sept. 1, 2012. Their new hours of operation will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday. The clinic is closed for training every Wednesday at noon, however an on-call flight surgeon will continue to be available by phone.

Joint Base Charleston Veterinary Treatment Facility will be offering limited services during the month of September. Appointments are on a "first-come, first-served" basis. They will be staffed to perform routine boosters and healthy annuals. The VTF will remain open for over-the-counter sales during normal business hours. The VTF staff encourages our clients to consult with off-post veterinary clinics during this period for all of their pets' healthcare needs. We can provide our clients with information regarding their local veterinary clinics, as well as directing our service members to the nearest military installation for PCS requirements. We expect to return to scheduling appointments regularly by mid-October 2012. We apologize to all of our clients for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience during this time.