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NEWS | Sept. 18, 2013

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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All classes or events will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Building 500) unless otherwise specified. For more information, or to register for a class or event, please call 963-4406.

September 23

A "Ready, Set, Parent!" class will be held from 8:30 to 11: 00 a.m. This course provides useful tips for expectant parents, while helping them to understand the importance of budgeting for their new addition. Additionally, parents receive a FREE bundle for each expected baby!

September 24

A class, "The Difference between the CSB/Redux & High Three" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Dispel rumors and learn the facts about both of these military retirement systems before making an irreversible decision!

September 25

A "Troops to Teachers" class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Receive counseling and assistance to help eligible veterans and their spouses transition into a new teaching career.
A "Fine Tune Your Resume" (Part II) workshop will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or from 10:30 a.m. until noon; choose which best fits your schedule. Receive professional feedback as you work on your resume and leave with a finished product!

A "Smooth Move" workshop will be held from 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Learn from experts how to prepare and PCS smoothly.

September 26

MANDATORY TAP Preseparation Briefings will be provided for Separatees from 8 to 11 a.m. and for Retirees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Per Public Law 107-103, in the case of anticipated retirement, retiring service members can receive pre-separation counseling up to 24 months prior to DOS? And a separating service member can receive pre-separation counseling up to 12 months prior to DOS. This is the first step in the process to making you "career ready" to leave the service; and this briefing/counseling is required prior to attending the TAP GPS Workshop.

September 27

A Workshop for VA Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance will be provided from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. NOTE: Members (who do not have a copy of their medical records) must sign an authorization letter (authorizing the VA representative to obtain your medical records) at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic's Family Practice section. This letter must be signed NLT the Monday prior to the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance with Disability Claims that you plan to attend.