NEWS | June 27, 2011

New course for dorm residents moving out

By Joint Base Charleston Airman and Family Readiness Center

Dormitory residents living on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base will soon be taking a class to gain the skills they will need for living off base. Beginning August 1, residents within six months of moving out of the dorms will receive pertinent life skills information to help prepare them for the financial responsibilities of living on the economy.

"It's important that we target training specifically where and when it's needed the most," said Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago, 628th Air Base Wing command chief.

The one-hour course, facilitated by the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, will be held twice a month and will address the increased costs associated with living in town and provide tips for saving on expenditures such as furnishings and food.

"We took an existing course from a sister-base and tailored it to the Charleston area," said Barbara Lang, AFRC certified financial counselor. "We then held a pilot course with several Airmen and their feedback was unanimous: the course is well worth the time."

Although the course will be mandatory for all Airmen moving out of the dorms, it is also open to all individuals who want to learn how to be a smarter consumer. For more information or to sign-up, contact the AFRC at 963-4406.