NEWS | July 25, 2012

Air Base – News Briefs

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.

July 27
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 First Time Home buying workshop will be held from 08:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn whether you are ready to purchase, what to look for before you purchase, and everything from whether to use a realtor to what banks look for when qualifying you for home ownership.

July 30
A Making Sense of the TSP, Civilian and Military, class will be held from 1 p.m. 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.

July 31
A Field-Grade Officer Notification Training class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Training for FGOs in the notification process for Casualties.

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 class if for military spouses new to JB Charleston. 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 will held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This guided-tour of Charleston's Historic district including the Citadel Military College, Ft. Moultrie and Isle of Palms. Lunch will be on your own. The tour bus departs from and returns to the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

August 3
A workshop for VA Disability Claims 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 JB Charleston - Air Base clinic's medical records section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop.

An Exceptional Family Member Program Aquatics Camp will be held from July 30 to August 3 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

August 10
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. Training held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information, call Kaitlyn Zito at 963-8873.