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NEWS | Aug. 21, 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.

August 27

A "Good Credit - I Want That!" class will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Join us whether you are trying to build, fix, or maintain good credit. Learn what it takes to reach a great score.

August 28

A "Ten Steps to a Federal Job (Resume)" class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn to navigate the system and land your federal job!

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

Two "Dress for Success: Professional Style" workshops will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for women, and from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. for men. Learn your personality of style, the theory of color, how to dress for your body type, the levels of professional dress, the proper clothes and the proper fit.

August 29

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. DID YOU KNOW...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.

August 30

A Workshop for VA Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon 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.