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By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | March 02, 2011

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C -- 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.

Appointment of Summary Court Officer: It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely demise of Master Sgt. Daniel C. Daiber, 701st Airlift Squadron. Capt. Cory Kemble, 701 AS, is detailed as Summary Court Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Sergeant Daniel C. Daiber. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased estate may contact Captain Kemble at (843)-963-2417 (office), (843)-475-0447 (cell) or e-mail cory.kemble@us.af.mil.

Monday
Investing demystified (for beginners): Ideal for the first time investor, this class explains the most common types of investments and simplifies terminology for a better understanding of investing. Briefing will be held at the AFRC Bldg. 500, March 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up.

Tuesday
Educational opportunities counseling: Schedule a half hour appointment March 8, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for information and assistance on educational opportunities. Call the AFRC at 963-4406.

Verizon Wireless recruitment employer panel: If you are interested in employment with Verizon Wireless, come hear Kevin Owens, Verizon Wireless Recruiter, teach you how to "stand out" from a corporate recruiter's point of view. Learn about Verizon Wireless job opportunities. Briefing held March 8 at the AFRC, Bldg 500 from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 963-4406 to register.

Strategies to cope with stress: Learn to define stress and its effects, recognize signs and symptoms and learn stress management strategies for limiting the negative effects of stress, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Briefing held at the AFRC, Bldg 500. Call 963-4406 to register.

Wednesday
Spouse employment/education orientation: Learn about free available resources and services i.e., employment, resumes, local job market, scholarships & other job search issues, March 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to sign up.

Thursday
Bundles for babies - ready, set, parent: Join us, March 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for this interactive workshop and discover the hardest job you will ever love; parenting! Topics covered include WIC, baby budgeting, Tricare, bonding basics, Bbaby playtime, baby massage, etc. Briefing will be held at AFRC, Bldg 500. Call 963-4406 to register.

March 12
Education grant program: Time's running out as the application deadline for the 2010-2011 Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is March 12. Download the application form from the Air Force Aid Society's web site at www.afas.org. Look under Education and Arnold Grant. Fill out the application, print it, attach required documents and put it in the mail today. Don't pass up this chance to help pay for your family's education with a $2,000 grant! For more information please call 963-4406.

March 15
Transition Assistance Workshop: Learn how to transition from the military to civilian life with ease, March 15 through 18. The first three days are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the final day is from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to sign up today. Seats fill up quickly.

March 25
Joint Base Charleston Annual Motorcycle Safety Day: The annual Motorcycle Safety Day Rodeo is March 25. The briefing is mandatory for all Joint Base Charleston military motorcycle riders. Civilians, dependants and all other riders are encouraged to attend. The briefing starts at 8:30 a.m. the Air Base theater with multiple events thru out the day. Ride your motorcycle to the briefing and be entered in the bike show. Some of the planned events include a bike show, slow races, guided rides, and much more. Contact Master Sgt. Rob Carman at 963-5594 for more information.

Special Announcements:
Joint Base Charleston Air Force hockey team: If you are interested in playing organized ice hockey at the Carolina Ice Palace adult B league contact Airman 1st Class James Richardson at 832-4951 or james.richardson.us.af.mil, or Master Sgt. Jeff Cliff at 822-0165 or jeffrey.cliff@us.af.mil.

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.

Sleep habits: On average we spend one third of our lives asleep. Shouldn't you know more about it? Learn effective sleep habits and how to get your best zzzzz's. Workshop meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the HAWC classroom and is open to everyone. Call 963-4007.

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:

New website debut: The MAFRC has a new site on the web at www.jbcharleston.com/family/afrc. Whether single or married or an immediate family member and regardless of branch of service, the MAFRC serves all active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retirees and civilian employees.

NAF Human Resources Office relocated: The Non-appropriated Fund Human Resources Office has moved from Bldg. 503 on Hill Boulevard to the Naval Weapons Station at 2316 Redbank Road, Suite 100, Bldg. 725. This building is in front of the theater and the pool. The new number for the NAF Human Resources Office is 754-6569.

NAF HRO opens satellite office: The NAF Human Resource Office has a satellite office available on Joint Base Charleston 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. The commercial phone number is 963-7068. 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 on www.NAFjobs.org then selecting the Charleston from the drop-down box. Call the main HRO for more information.

Trespassing notice: The small arms firing range is located off Arthur Drive on 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 437sfs.catm@charleston.af.mil.

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 Joint Base Charleston-Air Base Resources Office. The Environmental Official 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.

Military News:
Base Shredder: For members who would like to make an appointment to shred unclassified documents using the base shredder, please use the sign-up sheet on Joint Base Charleston's Enterprise Information Management, EIM website at https://eim.amc.af.mil/org/628cs/RecordsManagement/default.aspx. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Upon completion of using the shredding area, members must take their shredded material with them and place it in the recycling bins on base, being sure to empty the bags.

Civilian Force Development Reference Center: The Civilian Force Development Reference Center is now on the Air Force Portal for civilians and supervisors to learn about CFD framework, tools and programs designed to help professional development. The reference center is accessed through the AF Portal > Life & Career > Force Development > Civilian Force Development Reference Center. Contact Joint Base Charleston Employee Development Specialist, Kathyann Hopkins at 963-4493 with questions.

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.

Retraining opportunity: The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is seeking exceptional staff sergeants and technical sergeants with less than 12 years of service. Airmen must have an outstanding military record, be able to qualify for a top secret clearance, and have a stable personal and financial situation. AFOSI is a Federal Law Enforcement and Military organization. AFOSI investigates felony level crimes, frauds and counterintelligence violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and federal law which negatively impacts Air Force operations worldwide. Airmen who think they are up to the challenge should visit the AFOSI homepage at www.osi.andrews.af.mil and call 963-3248 to set up an appointment.


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