NEWS | Aug. 1, 2012

Air Base - News Briefs

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 1
A Spouse Introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base class will be held from 9:30 a.m. 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.

August 2
A free Newcomer's Tour will be held from 08:15 a.m. to 02:30 p.m. This guided tour of Charleston's Historic district includes the Citadel Military College, the market and Patriots Point. Lunch is on your own. Tour bus departs from and returns to the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

August 3
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.

August 7
An Interviewing Techniques' class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn to interview by practicing with expert coaching.

An Unleashing the Power of a Budget will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to create a budget and how it can help you accomplish your financial goals.

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

A Spouse employment and scholarship orientation will be held from 10 a.m. 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 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.

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.

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 a.m. 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.

August 22
A Joint Base Charleston 101 class is scheduled to be held between 2 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. at the Storm Point Conference Center at JB Charleston - Weapons Station. The class is  
is an introduction to Joint Basing, what it is, why it happened, what it means, how do we operate, what is our guidance,


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.