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Joint Base Charleston Available Services (Updated 18 September 2020)

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | Sept. 11, 2020

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —

(Current as of 18 September, 2020)

Based on the guidance from the DeCA, Joint Base Charleston Commissary has rescinded two COVID-19 measures.

1. Guests are now permitted to accompany authorized patrons in the commissary.
2. 100% ID checks are no longer required. EXCEPTION: The Naval Weapons Station commissary will continue with 100% ID checks.

Please continue to practice the prevention measures already in place such as, face coverings, proper hygiene, and social distancing.

New Updates:

  • Air Base Fitness Center lockerrooms/showers are open as of September 17
  • Base access for visitors no longer require signatures from their leadership. A valid ID and approved personnel worksheet from the Visitor Control center are required. Trusted Travel program remains suspended. Please call the VCC at (843) 963-5729 for more information
  • Dine-in service now available at the Golf Course
  • Starting September 8, the Air Base fitness center is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starting September 13, the Air Base fitness center is open to everyone Sunday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Air Base side ONLY).
  • Starting 8 Sep: Weapons Station (Sam's Fitness Center) is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Starting September 12, Sam’s Fitness Center is open to everyone Saturday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Weapons Station side ONLY)
  • Lodging Space-A Reservations – 1 September
    • Reservations for September and beyond can be made immediately

Regular Operations:

  • Air Base Playgrounds
  • Weapons Station Playgrounds
  • Commissaries and Exchanges - open normal hours to all eligible patrons
    • DECA requires face coverings in all Commissary facilities
  • AAFES Food Services - open normal hours to all eligible patrons - continued carry-out services with reintroduction of limited dine-in seating
  • AAFES Charley’s: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun Closed
  • AAFES Subway: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • NEX Food Services open normal hours to all eligible patrons - continued carry-out services
  • NEX Wayback Burger: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
  • NEX Subway: Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • NEX Panda Express: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
  • NEX Blimpie: open 24 hrs daily
  • NEX CafĂ© at NPTU: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily (carry-out services only)
  • NEX Bald Monkey: Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weapons Station Galley (eligible patrons) – continue normal operations
  • Hunt privatized housing maintenance - routine maintenance services returned
    • Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Note: Community center doors will be locked, one person in the office at a time and must wear protective face covering to enter
  • Balfour Beatty privatized housing - routine maintenance services resumed
    • Office hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Note: Office doors are locked, but staff is available to support customers and can be reached by phone or email
  • Air Base and Weapons Station Golf Courses - (all eligible patrons)
    • Normal golf operations daily for both Air Base and Weapons Station; 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Motorcycle Safety Course - (all eligible patrons)
    • Register on ESAMS or through your motorcycle safety rep
  • Air Base Chapel
    • Catholic Service: 0900
    • Protestant Service: 1100
  • Weapons Station Chapel
    • Catholic Service: 1200
    • Protestant Service: 1000

Limited Operations:

  • Air Base Dining Facility – Limited dine-in services
  • Education Center - Mon-Fri 0800-1500
  • Air Base and Weapons Station Libraries
    • Mon-Fri 1000-1500
  • Parks/Picnic Areas (Mission Critical Only)
  • Basketball courts (Mission Critical Only)
  • Tennis courts (Mission Critical Only)
  • Military and Family Readiness Center - continued virtual services; in-person appointments as needed
    • Appointment line: 843-963-8883
  • Outdoor Recreation Center/Outdoor Adventure Center/ITT
    • ORC Mon-Fri 0900-1700; (843) 963-1672
    • OAC Mon-Fri 1100-1700; (843) 794-2120
    • Arts & Crafts in-person services
      • Mon-Fri 0900-1700; (843) 963-1936
    • Short Stay and Air Base/Weapons Station FAMCamps
    • Short Stay - Mon-Fri 0800-1700; (843) 743-2608
    • Air Base FAMCamp call Outdoor Recreation Center for reservations
      • Mon-Fri 0900-1700; (843) 963-1672
    • Weapons Station FamCamp call Outdoor Adventure Center for reservations
      • Mon-Fri 1100-1700; (843) 714-3992
    • Foster Creek Villas and FamCamp
      • Call Outdoor Adventure Center for reservations Mon-Fri 1100-1700; (843) 297-6317
    • Skeet Range
      • Sat-Sun 1400-1700, weather permitting
  • Air Base and Weapons Station Golf Course Snack Bars - (all eligible patrons)
    • Air Base Snack Bar: 0700-0800; 1100-1300 - carry-out services only (grab and go available after hours)
    • Weapons Station Snack Bar: 0700-0800; 1100-1300 - carry-out services only (grab and go available after hours)
  • Fitness Centers – (military members only - AD, Guard and Reserve) – showers/locker rooms remain closed per AF Guidance)
    • Starting September 8, the Air Base fitness center is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starting September 13, the Air Base fitness center is open to everyone Sunday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Air Base side ONLY).
    • Starting 8 Sep: Weapons Station (Sam's Fitness Center) is open to Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, & DoD civilians Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Starting September 12, Sam’s Fitness Center is open to everyone Saturday (16 years and older) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Weapons Station side ONLY)
    • Eastside Fitness Center – Closed
    • All Fitness Center locations are closed Saturday and Sunday; after-hours access is not available; Showers, locker rooms and saunas are closed; please arrive in PT/workout gear; changing clothes inside Fitness Centers is not permitted; masks must be worn when social distancing (6ft) cannot be maintained; maximum room capacities will be enforced; see staff at each facility for equipment check-out availability
  • AAFES Services (All eligible patrons)
    • Vista Optical Shop:
      • Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
      • Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun Closed
    • Cleaners:
      • Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • AAFES and Air Base Club Barbershops/Salons
    • AAFES Barbershop - Mon – Sat 1100-1600; Sun – Closed
    • AAFES Beauty Shop - Tue – Fri 1100-1600; Sat – Appointment Only; Sun-Mon – Closed
    • Air Base Club Barbershop – Mon – Fri 0900-1500, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Auto Skills: By appointment only
      • 843-209-6525
      • Weapons Station Pool:
        • Tuesday-Friday: 6-7 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. (Hours may vary based on training needs)
        • Usage is restricted to military members for fitness requirements (lap swim) and mission qualifications only. No participation fee.
      • Contact the pool for more information: 843-794-7156
      • Air Base and Weapons Station Bowling Center Snack Bars - Closed