JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., –
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Appointment of Summary Court Officer: It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely demise of Senior Master Sgt. Paul R. Yecke, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Second Lieutenant Whitney Hayes, 437 APS is detailed as Summary Court Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Sergeant Yecke. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased's estate may contact Lieutenant Hayes at (843) 963-7914 (Office), (843) 437-2551 (Cell) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare Advisory Council meeting: The next Healthcare Advisory Council is June 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel Annex. The briefing will provide quality reports on hospital services, TRICARE, pharmacy, dental, and health promotions. The advisory council is committed to broadening beneficiaries' awareness about updates on healthcare benefits and services and is open to anyone eligible for military healthcare. For more information, call the base clinic at 963-6710 or 963-6706.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop: Learn how to transition from the military to civilian life with ease, June 21 through 24. The first three days are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the fourth day is from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up.
Career Status Bonus/REDUX: Learn whether or not the CSB/REDUX is the best retirement choice before you making a decision you may regret. Briefing held at the AFRC, Bldg 500 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up.
EFMP Support Group and Siblings Workshop: Civilians and military members enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program and their dependents are invited to participate in this support group, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., to discuss concerns, share ideas and gain support. Dinner will be provided. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register.
Base pools open: Both the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base pool and the New Wave Aquatic Center on JB CHS - Weapons Station are now open for the season. All military E-1 through E-4 are admitted free any time during open, recreational swimming. The daily individual fee for all others is $2.50. A seasonal pool pass with unlimited access during open swimming is $30. Family passes for up to four people are $50. Each additional family member after four is $20 per person, with a maximum of $100 per family. Visit www.jbcharleston.com for hours of operation and more information.
Spouse Orientation to Joint Base Charleston - Air Base: Along with attending Quick Start with their sponsor, spouses are invited to this orientation specifically geared for them. Briefing will be held at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to register.
Coupon exchange: The AFRC has a coupon exchange that is open to all ranks. Bring in your unused coupons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and help yourself to coupons for you and your family. For more information on the coupon exchange, call 963-4408.
Stress coping workshops: Learn how to cope with life's stresses without pulling your hair out. Workshops meet the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center classroom and are open to everyone. Call 963-4007 to sign up.
Sleep habits: Learn effective sleep habits and how to get your best z's during this workshop which meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the HAWC classroom. This class is open to everyone. Call 963-4007 to sign up.
Education and Training:
Records management training: Records management training is scheduled the last Tuesday of every month in the conference room of the 2nd floor in Bldg. 302 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Members can sign up on the Enterprise Information Management website. For any questions or concerns, contact Airman 1st Class Francisco Bastian or Airman 1st Class Miguel Batista at 963-8270.
Meetings and Registrations:
Healthy Thinking Workshop registration: Do you find yourself feeling angry or stressed more often than you would like, or regret how you act when you are upset? Do you wish you could express yourself more clearly and be more assertive? Consider registering for the Healthy Thinking Workshop. The workshop is divided into four, 90 minute sessions held on consecutive Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with a new group beginning the first Wednesday of every month. To sign up or for more information, contact Family Advocacy at 963-6972.
Palace Chase, Palace Front briefings: The in-service recruiter, Master Sgt. Robert Denehy, will be conducting Palace Chase and Palace Front briefings at 9 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month in Bldg. 503, Room 201. Air Force Instruction 36-3205 mandates eligible Airmen who are separating to be informed about the benefits and opportunities available to them within the Reserve, such as cross training, continued service, retirement, education, medical insurance and promotion. For more information, contact Sergeant Denehy at 963-4499.
Updates and Closures:
NAF HRO satellite office: The NAF Human Resource Office has a satellite office available on JB CHS - AB in Bldg. 322, Room 222. The office is open Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon on an appointment basis. This is part of an effort to reach all potential customers, since the main Human Resource Office has moved to the Naval Weapons Station, Bldg. 725, next to the Fitness Center. The commercial phone numbers at the Naval Weapons Station are 764-7065 or 764-7068. Most transactions, including job searches and applications, can be done by visiting www.NAFjobs.org and selecting Charleston from the drop-down box. Call 963-7068 for more information.
Trespassing notice: The small arms firing range is located at 125 Range Road near the munitions operations area and explosive ordnance disposal building. Do not trespass into the surface danger zones; they are identified by posted warning signs. Trespassing is not only illegal; it is dangerous because of gunfire. Personnel requesting entry into firing range impact zones must contact the security forces combat arms noncommissioned officer in charge at 963-1121 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Airman's Attic in need of donations: The Airman's Attic needs household items, children's clothing to size eight, appliances, food and furniture. If anyone has items that have been gently used, consider donating them to the attic. Donations can be dropped off at Bldg. 500, Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Betsy Crump at 963-4411.
North Auxiliary Air Field hunting permits: Hunting permits for the recreational hunting program at North Auxiliary Air Field can now be purchased at the JB CHS - AB Resources Office. The Environmental Office is located in Bldg. 247 on the first floor. The hunting program is open to active-duty, Reserve and retired military, as well as Department of Defense civilian employees. Permits can only be issued to hunters who have a valid South Carolina hunting license and big game permit. The fee for a hunting permit for NAAF is $20. For more information, call the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron at 963-4020.
Online legal assistance: The Air Force Legal Assistance website can be viewed at www.aflegalasssitance.com. Airmen, their families and retirees have access to this website to complete worksheets for wills, advance medical directives and powers of attorney. The 628th Air Base Wing Legal Office provides notary services from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on normal duty days. In addition, the office provides attorney consultation on a walk-in basis Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. for active-duty members in uniform, and 1 to 3 p.m. for all others.