NEWS | Jan. 29, 2014

Joint Base Charleston to reopen Jan. 30, delayed start

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston is scheduled to resume operations Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. after a winter storm swept across the Southeastern U.S. Jan. 28-29.

With some exceptions, most customer service entities, to include the 628th Medical Group, Naval Health Clinic Charleston and Weapons Station Veteran's Affairs clinics, will recommence at 10 a.m. Joint Base members required before 10 a.m. will be contacted by their supervisors.

"Provided we don't experience any further issues with the weather, we aim to resume normal operations tomorrow," said Col. Jeffrey DeVore, Joint Base Charleston commander. "On behalf of all Joint Base Charleston leaders, I want to thank you all for your patience these last couple days and ask that you keep safety in mind while driving tomorrow."

Personnel 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.

Medical patients with appoints scheduled before 10 a.m. Thurs. should contact their respective clinics to reschedule. To contact the 628th MDG appointment line, call 843-963-6880; for the NHCC, call 843-794-6000. The 628 MDG will remain open until 6 p.m., Jan. 30, to handle additional patients.

Please see below for information regarding additional services:

- Child Development Center (Air Base & Weapons Station): Opens at 8 a.m. for mission essential personnel only whose children are registered with the CDC. Due to limited staffing and capacity issues prior to 10 a.m., non-essential personnel are asked not to drop off their children until reporting for duty at 10 a.m.
- Commissary (AB): TBD. See the Joint Base Charleston Facebook page for more.
- Commissary (WS): Normal hours.
- Exchange (AB): TBD. See the Joint Base Charleston Facebook page for more.
- Exchange (WS): Normal hours.
- Food Court (AB): TBD. See the Joint Base Charleston Facebook page for more.
- Food Court (WS): Normal hours.

Joint Base residents should continue taking precautions to prevent their pipes from freezing by keeping a small flow of water trickling while freezing temperatures last.

For information on how to remain safe during freezing temperatures, please consult: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/

For the latest information, please stay tuned to the official Joint Base Charleston Facebook page or check online at http://www.charleston.af.mil/.