NEWS | Aug. 8, 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.


August 10
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.

An initial Key Spouse Training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is for newly appointed Key Spouses. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Zito at 963-8873.

A retirement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for Master Sgt. Michael Nagy, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, in the auditorium of Bldg. 72.

August 14-15
A Deployment Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children between the ages of 7 to 14 will have the chance to "experience" what it is like to deploy firsthand, while enjoying the camaraderie of their peers. Your child will deploy out of JB Charleston - Air Base and return to the JB Charleston - Weapons Station. There will be giveaways, C -17 and Patriots Point tour, personalized dog tags, and more.

August 14-17
A Transition Assistance Program workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to transition from the military to the civilian life with ease.

August 14
An Educational Opportunities Counseling half hour appointments will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet one-on-one with an expert who will help individuals reach their educational goals.

August 15
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.

An All You Need to Know about Building, Maintaining and Repairing Credit class will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Whether you want to build, maintain or fix your credit and score, this class will cover every aspect of credit report and credit scoring.

August 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.

A Ready, Set, Parent class will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This course provides useful tips for parents while helping them understand the importance of budgeting for their new addition. A free bundle for each expectant child.


August 17
A retirement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for Master Sgt. Michael Bright, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, in the auditorium of Bldg. 709.

The Low Country Food Bank will be conducting a 'food drive-by' for residents that live on base. For residents wanting to participate, simply place non-perishable items in bags or boxes in your front yard before 10 a.m. and they'll be collected and donated for you.

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 22
Joint Base Charleston 101 will be held from 2 to 3:15 p.m. The class is an introduction to joint basing course that specifically addresses what joint basing is, why it happened here and what it means to you. The class will be held at the Storm Conference Center at the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. Please contact Sandy Dorothy at 963-2624 for more information.

August 23
A 10-steps to a federal job (resume) class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 29
"Feds Feed Families" will be collecting non-perishable food items for needing families at the Commissary, BX, Shopette, Gym, Medical Clinic, Logistics Readiness Squadron and Child Development Center. Items can be placed in designated collection points at each place.