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NEWS | July 18, 2012

Air Base - News Briefs

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs office

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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 23

The 16th Airlift Squadron Change of Command ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., July 23 at the Charleston Club at JB Charleston - Air Base.

July 25

Joint Base Charleston Exchange facilities will mark the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's 117th birthday with a host of savings and specials on July 25.

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

July 26

A Deciphering the Career-Status Bonus class will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individuals must select between two retirement systems, between their 14 ½ and 15-year mark. This workshop explains the financial impact of both.

An Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A Making a Good Marriage Better workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn how temperament impacts a healthy marriage, to define a healthy marriage, and maintain it by developing communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

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.