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Heat Stress Monitoring


  • Heat stress monitoring for the installation began on May 1 and continues through Sept. 30. This timeframe can change based on seasonal variations. The Naval Health Clinic Charleston monitors heat stress conditions on the Naval Weapons Station and the 628th Medical Group monitors heat stress conditions for the Air Base. Telephone hotlines have been established for both the Air Base at 843-963-0007 and Naval Weapons Station at 843-794-6767 for personnel to obtain up-to-date information about the current heat stress flag conditions for both the Air Base and Weapons Station Monday through Friday. Weekend heat stress flag conditions can be obtained by contacting the Command Post at 843-963-8400. Heat stress flag announcements are disseminated via AtHOC and are displayed at various locations throughout the installation. Units are encouraged to adhere to outdoor work/rest cycles outlined in Air Force Instruction 48-151, Thermal Injury Prevention Program and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5100.19, Naval Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program Manual. For questions concerning this announcement, please contact the 628th AMDS Bioenvironmental Engineering at 843-963-6289 or the Naval Health Clinic's Preventive Medicine Department at 843-794-6560.        

628th Medical Group Acupuncture

  • What: Acupuncture is at the 628th Medical Group Family Health Clinic! You can make an appointment by calling the appointment line or by stopping by the front desk. Patients empaneled to the Naval Health Clinic can ask their PCM to contact the AFB Clinic on their behalf for a referral. Full body acupuncture available along with cupping and scraping.

  • Where: Family Health Clinic, 628 Medical Group, Charleston AFB

  • When: Daily appointments available, Monday thru Friday

  • Other info: Acupuncture can be used to treat almost anything, from acute to chronic pain, sinus issues, anxiety/depression/PTSD, burns, painful scars, infertility, migraines, frequent respiratory infections, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, gastrointestinal issues, and more!


Voter Registration Reminder

  • This is a reminder that 2018 is a voting year and we would like to encourage everyone who is eligible to vote to cast your ballot for your favorite candidate in your state of residence. As the Installation Voting Officer I encourage you to visit the FVAP Website at FVAP.gov and visit your states election site and register to vote in your states primary.   For your convenience you can obtain your registration form FPCA (SF-76) or Absentee Ballot by visiting  FVAP.gov or you can stop by the Installation voting Assistance Office, bldg. 500. The FVAP.gov website has additional information on state elections, instructions and requirements to assist you in casting your vote.  If you have questions please contact George Ferguson at: (843) 963-8683 or vote.charleston.af.mil


2018 Joint Base Charleston Navy Ball

  • What: Join us for a night of elegance, tradition, and fun at the 243rd Navy Birthday Ball! The theme of this year's ball is "Forged by the Sea."  The event will kick off with a social hour, followed by dinner and dancing. The guest speaker this year will be Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III (Ret.)

  • Where: Charleston Convention Center: 5000 Coliseum Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418

  • When: October 13, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

  • Other info: Attire: Service Dress Whites or Above; Civilian: Formal          Purchase tickets here: www.charlestonnavyball.org/index.htm















  • Ms. Kathryn Brown, 628 Contracting Squadron is in need of leave due to a medical condition. She is currently under a doctor's care. To donate annual leave (sick leave cannot be donated) you should submit a voluntary, non-revocable request on OPM Form 630-A. This form is available at http://www.opm.gov.  The completed form can be faxed to 628 FSS/FSCA, 963-4482 or hand delivered/ mailed to Bldg. 503, room 121. For additional information, please contact Kandi Marsh at 963-4471.


  • Ms. Paula Gonzales, an Air Force Personnel Center civilian employee at Randolph AFB, Texas, is an approved leave recipient through the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) due to a medical emergency. If you can donate any annual leave, even if it is one hour, it would be helpful and appreciated.  If any civilians would like to donate annual leave, please submit the attached leave donation form OPM 630-A through your servicing civilian personnel office for verification of annual leave.


The VLTP allows an employee who has a medical emergency and is without availability of paid leave, to receive transferred annual leave, directly from other employees with the concurrence of the respective management officials.

If any civilians would like to donate any annual leave, even if it is one hour, it would be helpful and appreciated.

To donate annual leave (sick leave cannot be donated) you should submit a voluntary, non-revocable request on OPM Form 630-A. This form is available at http://www.opm.gov, and also https://www.charleston.af.mil/Portals/44/Documents/Civilian Leave Donation Form.pdf?ver=2017-03-16-081751-237.  The completed form must be routed through your servicing Civilian Personnel Section to verify hours.  It can be faxed to 628 FSS/FSMCE, 963-4482, Attn: Kandi Marsh & Jeff Stell, emailed to 628FSS.FSMC.EMRLMR@us.af.mil, or hand delivered to Bldg. 503, room 121.