NEWS | June 6, 2012

News Briefs – Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs office

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.


June 12

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

June 13

A Workforce (Job referral) Specialist class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. 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.

A Spouse employment/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 Summer Activities for School Age Children will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Discover ideas for keeping children engaged in learning during the summer while having fun.

A Coping with Grief and Loss class will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Learn the meaning of grief and loss, symptoms and stages of grief and taget ways to cope and how to help children with the grieving process.

June 15

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.

June 19-22

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

June 20

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.

June 21

A Resume II class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Receive professional feedback as you work on your draft resume.

A Troops to Teachers class will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Receive counseling and assistance to help eligible veterans and their spouses transition into a new career.

June 26

A Field-Grade Officer Notification Training class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

June 27

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.

An All You Need to Know about Building, Maintaining and Repairing Credit class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 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.

A Making Sense of the TSP, Civilian and Military, class will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

June 28

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

June 29

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.