NEWS | Aug. 15, 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.

August 18
A free Newcomer's tour will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This 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 and Family Readiness Center.

August 21
An investing made easy class will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Learn how to get started, make a financial plan, and overview financial markets and fraud.

August 23
A 10-steps to a federal job (resume) class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the process for landing a federal job.

A deployed spouse dinner will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All spouses of deployed members are encouraged to come out and join use for a great fellowship, support, activities and good food ... all on us and bring the children along because we will entertain and astound them


August 24
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.

The Satisfaction Survey Kickoff Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Picnic Grounds adjacent to the Outdoor Recreation Center. Fill out a survey upon arrival and enjoy live music by The Average Savage and food, catered by Jim-N-Nicks Barbeque.

August 25
A heart link will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Military spouses learn about the Air Force mission, culture, traditions, military languages, and benefits and services while making new friends, Childcare issues will be addressed at time of registration.

August 27
A Making Sense of the TSP, Civilian and Military, class will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Simplified language to help novice investors understand the purpose of the TSP, whether it's a good choice, strategies to use when investing in the TSP and more.

August 28
A Field-Grade Officer Notification Training class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. This class is training for FGOs in the notification process for casualties.

August 29
A Smooth Move class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn from experts on how to PCS smoothly.

August 30
An Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

August 31
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.

A Deciphering the Career-Status Bonus class will be held from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Individuals must select between two retirement systems, between their 14 ½ and 15-year mark. This workshop explains the financial impact of both

Tuesdays in August
The Air Base Library Care Day is a free reading program for children at 9 a.m., followed by Toddler Story Time, held at 10 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling 963-3329.