JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Joint Base Charleston will implement "mission essential personnel" status effective immediately Feb. 12, 2014, after winter weather forecasts prompted a State of Emergency for South Carolina.
The decision to implement MEP status overrides a decision made Feb. 11 to conduct delayed reporting across the Joint Base; therefore, only those who qualify as mission essential should report for duty today.
Supervisors will contact Joint Base members if they qualify as mission essential.
MEP travelling to work from off the installations should use discretion if conditions are worse than forecasted or if traffic builds up. Additionally, supervisors are encouraged to grant liberal leave for members with childcare issues due to local school closures.
The 628th Medical Group will not receive appointments Feb. 12. Patients with already scheduled appointments should call 843-963-6880, during normal duty hours, Feb. 13, to reschedule. For information on the Naval Health Clinic Charleston, call 843-794-6000, or check the Joint Base Charleston Facebook page.
The Child Development Centers at both the Weapons Station and Air Base are closed Feb. 12.
Civilian personnel are authorized administrative leave.
The Air Base dining facility and Weapons Station galley will remain open as normal.
Classes at the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command and Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit will begin at 10 a.m.
For the most up-to-date information on Joint Base Charleston, please consult the official Joint Base Charleston Facebook page.