NEWS | Aug. 7, 2013

News Briefs - Air Base

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

To submit a news brief, send an e-mail to patriot@charleston.af.mil. Make the subject line "NEWS BRIEFS." Submissions must be received no later than close of business the Friday prior to publication.

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 13

An "Explore Employment & Scholarship Services for Spouses" workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about free available resources and services such as employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and more!
An "Unleash the Power of a Budget" workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Learn to create a budget and see how it can help you reach your financial goals.
August 14
A "Learn How to Adopt/Foster" workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the system-agencies, resources and services.

August 15

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. 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 and counseling is required prior to attending the TAP GPS Workshop.



August 16

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 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 no later than the Monday prior to the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance that you plan to attend.
A "VA Benefits Briefing" will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about all your VA benefits in this briefing! If you are exempt from the TAP GPS Workshop, you will need this. Open to all Active Duty.