NEWS | Sept. 4, 2013

News Briefs - Weapons Station

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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All classes or events will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station (Building 755) unless otherwise specified. To register for a class or event, please call 764-7480.

Transition GPS Week
Are you within 24 months of retirement? If so, it's time to sign up for a series of Transition GPS classes. The new curriculum allows retiring participants to attend all the workshops or just a select few. Separatees are still required to attend the first five days of the GPS workshop. Spouses are welcome to attend any or all workshops, subject to availability.

September 9
A Transition GPS class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Build resiliency with this workshop. Attendees will get an overview of what to expect post military service and learn how to make the transition to civilian career easier through planning, referral resource and financial planning.

September 10 - 12
A DOL Career Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Department of Labor instructors demystifies the civilian job market and provides attendees with the basic skills to create a resume, interviewing techniques, and detailed information to assist transition into the civilian sector.

September 13
A VA brief is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Is there a benefit of being a Veteran? Learn what those benefits are and learn about the resources available to you and family members

A Tricare briefing is scheduled for 3 to 3:30 p.m. Whether you're retiring or separating, medical support questions will need to be answered. The Tricare brief provides you with information and assistance regarding your healthcare benefits post transition.

September 14
An Operations Clip and Save class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how a penny-pinching shopper saves hundreds of dollars each month using coupons.

September 17
A Navigating Change class is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Who moved your cheese? Learn how to accept and overcome the challenges of change.

September 18
A Pre-Separation Counseling class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m., for separatees. Are you within 24 months of retiring? If so, it's time to schedule your pre-separation counseling and TAP GPS Class. First, talk with your command career counselor and then request to do your Pre-Sep Counseling session. Your command career counselor will either conduct that with you or will refer you to FFSC for the monthly class.

September 19
A Conflict Resolution class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Are you experiencing conflict in the work place or at home? If so, join this class and learn how identify ways to effectively resolve conflict.

A Pre-Separation Counseling class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m., for retirees. Are you within 24 months of retiring? If so, it's time to schedule your pre-separation counseling and TAP GPS Class. First, talk with your command career counselor and then request to do your Pre-Sep Counseling session. Your command career counselor will either conduct that with you or will refer you to FFSC for the monthly class.

September 23
A Renting 101 class is scheduled for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This workshop will provide complete and unbiased information so prospective military renters will be confident in their decision about whether to rent and be better able to negotiate the potential financial pitfalls they may encounter during the rental process.

September 24
A Navigating Stress class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. We experience stress every day. Attendees will learn techniques to slow down, take a deep breath, prioritize and relax. Learn to bounce back and keep stress at a manageable level.

An Understanding Credit Reports class is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Learn about the items that show up on your credit report. How is your score calculated? Learn how to correct errors and where to access your free credit report.

September 25
An Advanced Resume class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Did you attend the Basic Resume class? If so, bring your resume for review and fine-tuning. You will leave with all the tools for the finalization of your resume.

September 26
A Smooth Move class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Relocating soon? If so, learn from the experts on how to PCS smoothly to your new location.

September 27
An Interviewing for Success class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Learn positive interviewing techniques and how to respond to difficult questions.