NEWS | July 31, 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.

July 31
An Advance 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.

August 2
A Command Financial Specialist Training is schedule for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This workshop is for anyone who has held the CFS position for more than three years and need a refresher.

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.

August 5
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.

August 6 - 8
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.

August 9
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.

A Survivor Benefits Brief is scheduled from 3:30 to 4 p.m. You will learn how the Survivor Benefit Plan provides eligible survivors of military retirees with a monthly payment for the lifetime of the beneficiary. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

August 10
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.

August 13
A Military Spouse 101 class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop is a new spouse orientation to the military life. Attendees will learn military culture, such as jargon, rates/ranks, chain of command, and core values.

A Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Are you new to the area? Join this class to become a volunteer for the Active Duty and Retired Service Members and their families. Meet new friends, network, and develop new skills or sharpen old ones.

August 14
A 10 Steps to a Federal Job (Resume) class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Are you having difficulty applying for a federal job? If so, attend this class and learn the 10 steps of the federal job search process and fine-tune your federal resume.

August 15
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., August 15, 2013 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.

A Five Love Languages class is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. What makes you feel loved? People express their love for one another in various ways. It is essential for couples to identify how to communicate their love to one another so they can improve their relationship. Come and discover your love language.

August 19
A Home Buying 101 class is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Do you know if you are rady to purchase a home? Learn the process of buying a property.

August 20
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.

August 21
A Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letter class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will receive different types of resume formats/samples and a resume draft worksheet, action verbs, etc.

A Pre-Separation Counseling class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m., August 21, 2013 for Separatees. Are you within 12 months of separation from the service? 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.

August 22
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.

August 27
A Cooking on a Budget class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about your personal budgets and how to cook on a budget.