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NEWS | Sept. 14, 2011

Don't miss Annual Military Ball

By Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

A limited number of tickets for the Joint Base Charleston Annual Military Ball are still available for purchase. The ball will be held Sept. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in North Charleston from 6 to 10 p.m.

Attire for the evening is mess dress or semi-formal for military and jacket and tie or evening dress for civilians.

"How often do you get the chance to dress up, take out your significant other, get valet parking, enjoy an elegant meal while listening to a strings band playing, have an opportunity to take portraits, hear a speech by a prominent civilian coach, dance to live music and leave with a free gift," said Capt. Jason Guadalupe, 2011 JB CHS Military Ball chairman. "Not many, especially for such a low price."

The social begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. On the menu is chicken parmesan with marinara ricotta lasagna and a choice of chocolate duo mousse or key lime cheesecake for dessert.

Guest speakers include Darrin Horn, University of South Carolina basketball coach, and Mike Veck, part owner of the RiverDogs baseball team.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $45 depending on rank, but are defiantly worth the money, Guadalupe said.

Childcare will be provided on a limited basis by the First 6 organization and must be scheduled prior to the event by contacting Tech. Sgt. Robert Alvarado at 963-2896. A professional photographer will be available at the event for low cost portraits.

"Don't miss this great opportunity to have a good time," Guadalupe said. "We deploy enough, we work hard enough, we ORI enough ... we work hard so let's play hard. Come out and enjoy yourself."

Contact your unit's Military Ball point of contact for Ball tickets and more information. Retirees may purchase their tickets through the Retiree Affairs Office, Bldg. 503 at JB CHS - Air Base, or call 963-2228 for more information.

Prices are as follows:
· $45 --- E9 / O4-6 / GS12-14 / WS14-19 / NF5
· $35 --- E7-8 / O1-3 / GS9-11 / WG12-15 / WS9-13 / NF4
· $30 --- E5-6 / GS5-8 / WG6-11 / WS5-8 / NF3
· $20 --- E1-4 / GS1-4 / WG1-5 / WS1-4 / NF1-2