JOINT BASE CHARLESTON


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Child Care

JB Charleston — Air Base Mikolajcik Child Development Center

1654 E. Jackson Drive, Building 227

JB Charleston, SC 29404........... 843-963-4366

The Brigadier General Thomas R. Mikolajcik Child Development Center, located in
Building 227, is a nationally accredited program certified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and offers top quality developmental child care services for the base’s youngest members.

The CDC strives to provide a safe and
nurturing environment while promoting the physical, emotional and intellectual development of young children.

Care offered includes developmental and educational care for infants, toddlers and preschool children ranging in age from six weeks to five years. The facility has 24 rooms with a maximum capacity of 304 children.

Child Development programs are available for dependents of active-duty military, Department of Defense and Non-Appropriated Fund civilian employees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children of all active-duty military and civilians assigned to or supported by Joint Base Charleston have priority consideration for placement.

Family Child Care Program

2373 White Circle

JB Charleston, SC 29404........... 843-963-2546

The FCC program offers a variety of child care services for active duty military, reservists on active duty, DOD civilians/contractors assigned to JB CHS, and retirees. This includes full-time, part-time, drop-in/hourly, and weekend care. Providers are screened prior to affiliation and are monitored monthly to ensure children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment. Providers living off the installation are also registered with the State of South Carolina. The program accepts children/staff with chronic health problems and special needs, including asthma, allergies, developmental delays, and children who are HIV-positive.

A list of current providers is available at the FCC office, Child Development Centers, Youth Programs, Airman & Family Readiness, Fleet and Family Services and your first sergeant’s office. Each provider functions as a personal business and as such, fees and policies may vary from provider to provider. Parents are highly encouraged to contact providers to discuss vacancies, fees, and contract policies.

Subsidy may be available for children two years old and younger to help pay fees until the child can be placed in the CDC. Fees are based on total family income. A current immunization record to include the annual flu shot is required for enrollment.

Twenty hours of free child care are available in a FCC home when you arrive/depart from
JB Charleston. A copy of the sponsor’s orders must be presented to the Airman & Family Readiness Center to receive a voucher.

Contact the FCC office to inquire if you are eligible for these additional programs: Extended Duty Care, Supplemental Child Care, Home Community Care, Returning Home Care and Child Care for Volunteers.

JB Charleston — Air Base
Youth Programs

2451 N. O’Neal Ave., Building 1993

JB Charleston, SC 29404........... 843-963-5684

Youth Programs at Joint Base Charleston on the Air Base is open to all family members of active duty military personnel, DOD civilian employees, and contract employees who are eighteen years of age or younger.

School Age Program Fees and Charges

The JB Charleston Youth Programs School Age Program is for children ages 5 to 12, designed to aid the working parents of children who would otherwise have to stay alone.

The program runs Monday through Friday and features structured and unstructured educational and leisure activities, including arts and crafts, games, sports, and cooking activities.

The actual cost to each parent depends upon the category in which they fall. The category ranges are set annually by DOD. Placement into categories is determined by total family income using the most current Leave and Earning Statement (LES) for the active duty member, and the most recent pay check stub for the spouse (If claiming status as a full time student, verification of class load is required at this time. A full time student is defined as one who is carrying 12 or more credit hours per semester. The Youth Program staff will annualize the information given.

Fees are updated annually (normally in October). Re-verification of income and student status (if applicable) by all program participants is necessary at this time.

Participants declining to provide the required information will still be able to obtain the service but will be charged at the category 9 rate.

USDA approved meals and snacks (when applicable) are provided to all participants.

Transportation is provided to and from local area schools. The following are the schools transportation is provided for:

Hunley Park Elementary

Lambs Elementary School

Eagles Nest Elementary

Fort Dorchester Elementary

Oak Brook Elementary

Windsor Hill Elementary

Joseph Pye Elementary

This program will not operate on federal government holidays, but will provide a full day program (6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for the Air Base and (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for the Weapons Station when school is closed due to teacher workshops.

Note: Full day Winter and Spring Break Day Camps will be scheduled with adjusted rates.

Open recreation member
enrollment policies and cost

Forms needed for registration:

AF Form 88

Membership Fee:

Open Recreation $30, 12 months

Youth Social Programs

We are proud to continue our affiliation with our national partners, 4-H Club and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Boys and Girls Clubs Movement is a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations. We will be working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to help youth from all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Using sound developmental principles, we offer diversified program activities in five areas: Personal and Educational Development, Citizenship and Leadership Development, Cultural Enrichment, Health and Fitness, and Social Recreation. Some examples would be:

Cultural Enrichment — Fine Arts Exhibits, photography contest, dance classes, arts and crafts, and painting.

Health and Fitness — FitFamily, ballet, tournaments, and sports clinics.

Social Recreation — Parties, dances, billiards/ping pong tournaments, amusement park trips, and field trips (bowling, skating, movies).

Character and Leadership Development — Keystone and Torch Clubs; Youth of the Quarter/Year

Personal, Educational and Career Development — Power Hour, Youth Employment Skills, mentoring programs and cooking clubs.

Note: Children 5 years of age and under are allowed to participate only in those activities organized specifically for their age group, such as special events and instructional lessons. Children 5 to 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent or sibling over 16 years old unless they are participating in an activity that includes continuous supervision by an adult.

JB Charleston — Weapons Station Child Development Center

Von Steuben Street, Building 1693

JB Charleston - Weapons Station, SC 29445

................................................ 843-794-7408

In a safe and healthy environment, the CDC providers offer experiences that enhance the total development of children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual well-being. Children learn through hands-on experiences and active play. Each child is shown respect and given opportunities to develop self-esteem and self-discipline.

NAEYC-accredited programs

Age appropriate curriculum for children age 6 weeks to 5 years

Low child/adult ratio

USDA-approved meals and snacks provided

Active Parent Advisory Counsel

Open-door policy

Parenting classes offered throughout the year

Assessments completed throughout the year

JB Charleston — Weapons Station Youth Center

Chapel Drive, Building 788

JB Charleston - Weapons Station, SC 29445

................................................ 843-794-7809

Action-packed days are the “norm” at the JB Charleston - Weapons Station Youth Center, where hundreds youth from 5 to 18 years old, have fun every day! The Youth Center provides hours of activities for your family including dances, family nights, field trips, outdoor play, video games and more.

The program offers before/after school; before and after school; and all day care during school holidays, teacher in-service days and during school vacations for elementary and middle school children, kindergarten - fifth grade. Youth participating in before and after school programs or camps participate in a variety of higher level activities and field trips.

Recreational and teen programming for youth ages 13 to 18 years old focuses on development in the following areas: Character and Leadership, Education and Careers, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, and Fitness and Recreation.

Fun and sportsmanship are the winning combination at this athletics program for kids. Seasonal sports programs for children ages 4-18 years old soccer league in the fall, a basketball league in the winter, and baseball, softball and tee-ball leagues in the spring.

Commissary

Joint Base Charleston — Air Base

103 Lawson Drive

Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404

................................................ 843-963-7469

DSN......................................... 312-673-7469

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

In addition to general grocery items, the commissary features a bakery, deli, fresh sandwiches to go, plants, rotisserie chicken, sushi and a specialty butcher shop.

Joint Base Charleston —
Weapons Station

1797 Redbank Road, Building 794

Goose Creek, SC 29445............ 843-794-2020

DSN......................................... 312-794-2020

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The commissary prides itself on providing customers with the best selections in fresh fruits and vegetables, USDA-choice meats, dairy products, can goods, health and beauty care, beverages, cleaning supplies and varieties of special category line items such as Mexican, German, Asian and gourmet foods. It also offers a deli, bakery, Grab and Go, and sushi bar.

Base/Navy Exchange

Joint Base Charleston — Air Base

Building 1990

Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404

................................................ 843-552-5000

DSN......................................... 312-673-5679

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and closed holidays.

Located on the corner of O’Neal and Lawson Drive, the Base Exchange features a large retail store, concession area and exchange restaurants, giving it a mall-like feel. Adjacent to the Exchange is the Express/Class Six, a convenience store complete with snacks, soft drinks and other convenience needs, as well as gasoline, video rentals and alcoholic beverages. The Military Clothing Store, in the shopping center complex, is headquarters for all uniform needs. www.shopmyexchange.com.

Services provided in the BX
and adjacent complex include:

Alterations................................ 843-760-6635

Aussie Outfitter......................... 843-552-8550

Barber Shop.............................. 843-552-4880

Beauty Shop.............................. 843-552-0812

GNC......................................... 843-552-0893

Laundry/Dry Clean................... 843-408-0441

Mobile Center…………............ 843-297-8253

Pack & Mail............................. 843-552-5477

Express/Gas/Class Six,

Building 1951........................ 843-207-0615

DSN......................................... 312-673-3979

Military Clothing Store,

Building 1990........................ 843-552-8606

DSN......................................... 312-673-4259

Joint Base Charleston —
Weapons Station

Navy Exchange

Building 706............................. 843-794-7042

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Navy Exchange offers everything from clothing to jewelry to computers and TVs to school supplies and everything in between. Professional services provided in the NEX and nearby retail/services areas include beauty and barber shops, the package store, the flower shop, Charleston Gift Shop, uniform center, tailor shop, embroidery, Western Union, FTD flowers by wire, mailing center with mail box rentals, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, discounts on PODS and Budget moving gear, and dry cleaning and laundry.

Beauty Shop

................................................ 843-794-7755

Barber Shop

Main NEX................................ 843-794-7755

NNPTC

Building 206............................. 843-794-7116

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Package Store

.................................... 843-794-7042, ext. 30

Flower Shop

.................................... 843-794-7042, ext. 36

Autoport/Gas Station

................................................ 843-794-7573

Offers snacks, ice-cold beverages, candy, fresh sandwiches, ice-cold beer cave, frozen food, Icees, tire ordering and automotive supplies.

The Uniform Center/Tailor Shop —
Dry Cleaning and Name Tapes

Fletcher Street, Building 1700... 843-794-2113

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Mini Mart

Fletcher Street, Building 771..... 843-794-7735

Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week

Offers snacks, ice-cold beverages, candy, fresh sandwiches, ice-cold beer, frozen food, bread, milk, basic household items, Navy Pride merchandise, mailing center and school supplies.

Housing

Joint Base Charleston —
Air Base Housing Office

101 N. Davis Drive, Building 323

Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404

....................................... 843-963-3858/3859

........................... or DSN 312-673-3858/3859

Air Base Family Housing

Joint Base Charleston — Air Base has a total of 599 family housing units that are managed by our privatized partner, Forest City Military Communities (www.fcjbcharleston.com). There are two areas of housing. One area is on the main base and the other area is right outside of the front gate across the street in Hunley Park. All of the units have undergone significant renovations. JB Charleston does not have a mobile home park. There are several different waiting lists based on the member’s rank and bedroom entitlement. Waiting times for base housing change on a weekly basis. Call Forest City at 843-552-0600 for current wait times. Base housing is open to all branches of the military. Your Housing Management Office team is here to assist you and your family in ensuring a smooth move in any way possible.

Application

An advanced application for base housing can be made by submitting a DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, and a copy of your Permanent Change of Station orders to the housing office at Joint Base Charleston. You can obtain a DD Form 1746 from the housing office at your present base or by contacting the JB Charleston housing office at 843-963-3858/3859 or DSN 312-
673-3858/3859. Upon receipt and verification of your application, it will be forwarded to Forest City to provide a follow-up on more definite wait times and availability. By submitting an advanced application for housing, your name will be placed on the waiting list the day you depart your current duty station. If an advanced application is not submitted by you, the effective date of your application will be when you apply for housing at this installation.

Single Service Member Housing

Dormitory rooms are available for junior enlisted personnel, E-1 to E-4 with less than three years’ service. These Airmen are required to live in the dormitories. Contact your sponsor or gaining unit to reserve a room. Make sure your sponsor knows your arrival plans at least two weeks in advance so a dorm room can be reserved for you prior to your arrival at Joint Base Charleston. This will alleviate any costs of obtaining lodging your first few nights in Charleston.

Ensure your dorm room key is to be picked up by your sponsor. If you arrive in Charleston after normal duty hours and your sponsor does not meet you, sign in at the Inns of Charleston (Lodging) and they will contact your unit and sponsor. Apartments are readily available in the community for single members, senior airman and above, with at least three years’ time in service.

Joint Base Charleston does not have long-term Bachelor Officer Quarters or Bachelor Enlisted Quarters housing on base for senior noncommissioned officers or officers. For more information, contact the Lodging Office.

Exceptional Family Member Housing

The Family Advocacy Office works closely with the Housing Office to provide appropriate housing to support families with special needs. Families should contact their Special Needs Coordinator well in advance of their move to JB Charleston. The Housing Office will make arrangements for necessary requirements if they are not readily available.

Nongovernment Housing

Before military members seek off-base accommodations, they are required to check with the Family Housing Office in Building 323 for a briefing and counseling. The Housing Referral Service will provide invaluable assistance to you in the initial stages of your relocation.

Referral and Relocation Assistance

If you are looking to rent or buy/sell in the Charleston community, the Internet-based housing referral system (www.ahrn.com) is an excellent tool. Log on to www.ahrn.com (the Automated Housing Referral Network) to find information on off-base rentals, on-base/
privatized rentals, short-term rentals, roommates wanted and military for-sale-by-owner listings. The www.ahrn.com program is sponsored by DOD for the benefit of service members and their families. Contact the Housing Management Office or the Housing Welcome Center for questions concerning AHRN.

Joint Base Charleston —
Weapons Station

Housing Welcome Center

Fletcher Street, Building 742..... 800-362-2399

............................................ or 843-794-7264

Fax........................................... 843-794-7285

DSN......................................... 312-794-7285

Public Private Venture Housing
(Family Housing)

At Joint Base Charleston — Weapons Station, military family housing is privatized. Balfour Beatty Communities owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. The Housing Welcome Center team manages the application of housing and the waiting list and Balfour Beatty Communities makes the assignment to housing. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities.

Our Housing Welcome Center is ready to help all families assigned to JB Charleston — Weapons Station find suitable and affordable housing. All families have the option of living in our privatized housing managed by Balfour Beatty Communities (www.nwscharlestonhomes.com), or we can support you with finding a place to live in town. Balfour Beatty Communities is now renting to military families, single Sailors, military retirees, DOD civilians and private sector civilians.

Balfour Beatty Communities has 1,017 privatized family homes for officers and enlisted. The average wait for PPV housing varies from no waiting to two months. We are committed to working with our private public venture partner, Balfour Beatty Communities, and encourage the development of quality neighborhoods, residences and services.

Applying for Privatized Housing

Contact the Housing Welcome Center as soon as you know you are moving to
JB Charleston — Weapons Station. The
government housing team will provide you with the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. The Housing Welcome Center will also update you on any base-specific policies regarding residing in privatized housing.

To apply for housing, members must complete an Application for Assignment to Housing (DD Form 1746) along with Air Force Form 4422, Sex Offender Disclosure and Acknowledgement; and provide copy of orders, Record of Emergency Data Sheet
(Page 2/dependent record), copy of latest Leave and Earnings Statement, and power of attorney, if acting on the military member’s behalf.

Military retirees and DOD civilians will need to provide a copy of their DD214 or SF-50 and their military/government ID card must be cited in order to verify military/government affiliation.

Community Amenities

Privatized housing is comparable to housing in the local community and provides a wide variety of amenities and support services.

Community features such as a community center, playgrounds and tot lots, and walking trails are just some of the amenities you will find at Balfour Beatty Communities. The JB Charleston — Weapons Station swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, outdoor recreation center, commissary and Navy Exchange are conveniently located near the housing community.

Paying Rent for Privatized Housing

Similar to living in the local community, you will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a six-month term. Your lease includes a military clause and a lease termination clause. You pay your monthly rent by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the property manager. If your move occurs prior to the allotment start date, then you will need to pay the pro-rated rent directly to the property manager. The tenant lease agreement spells out all relevant rent payment terms and conditions.

Nongovernment Housing

Prior to seeking off-base housing accommodations, military members are encouraged to check in with the Housing Welcome Center, Building 742 on JB Charleston — Weapons Station for a briefing and counseling. The Housing Welcome Center will provide you with invaluable assistance regarding both on- and off-base housing availability. Off-base housing is readily available and within close proximity to the base. Charleston offers a wide variety of housing options to include apartments, houses, townhouses and condominiums.

Referral and Relocation Assistance

Developing a sense of community here starts before you arrive at JB Charleston — Weapons Station. We recognize the efforts behind this transition and want to make sure you are satisfied with the details of your move. To obtain referral and relocation assistance, we encourage you to reach out for personalized services provided by the Housing Welcome Center staff.

If you are looking to rent or buy/sell in the Charleston community, the Internet-based housing referral system is an excellent tool. Log on to www.ahrn.com (the Automated Housing Referral Network) to find housing before you pack! AHRN.com includes off-base rentals, on-base/privatized rentals, short-term rentals, roommates wanted and military for-sale-by-owner listings. The www.ahrn.com program is sponsored by DOD for the benefit of service members and their families. Go to www.ahrn.com to find your next home. Please contact the Housing Management Office for any questions you may have concerning AHRN.

Rental Partnership Program

Joint Base Charleston — Weapons Station offers a Rental Partnership Program. The Housing Welcome Center and local landlords enter into agreements to offer service members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive. This program enables military personnel to rent off-base housing at a reduced rental rate without paying a deposit or application fee. Typical benefits might include a waiver of security and utility deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Except for the first month’s rent, no money is required up front. To apply for this program, you will need your current
PCS orders, Record of Emergency Data Sheet (Page 2/dependent record), and Leave and Earnings Statement.

Unaccompanied Personnel Housing

Joint Base Charleston —
Weapons Station

1 Mahan Circle, Building 1484

Goose Creek, SC 29445-8601.. 843-794-7946

DSN......................................... 312-794-7946

Fax........................................... 843-794-7608

DSN......................................... 312-794-7608

At JB Charleston — Weapons Station, we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of service members. Joint Base Charleston recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Personnel Housing facilities is critical to a service member’s development process. UPH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well-maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity. The Navy may still call them “barracks,” but dormitories and apartments are much more appropriate terms for the award-winning UPH units available on JB Charleston — Weapons Station.

UPH is provided for unaccompanied service members in the ranks of E-1 to E-3. Each service member is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location.) Unaccompanied members in the rank of E-4 (with more than three years of service) and above are authorized to reside in the local community. Permanent party personnel at JB Charleston — Weapons Station reside in two-bedroom furnished units that include fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. Also provided are a lounge, a basketball court and picnic areas with gazebos. The UPH Office and residents’ lounge are located at
1 Mahan Circle.

Restrictions at JB Charleston — Weapons Station include but are not limited to no pets, weapons, smoking or overnight visitors. Upon check-in, residents receive a detailed briefing of all UPH rules and regulations.

Planning Your Move

Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation.

If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the UPH Office. A dorm manager will take you through the process of checking you into your room, performing a move-in inspection, and checking inventory of the allotted furnishings and supplies.

E-1 to E-3 single personnel arriving on the weekend or after normal duty hours may contact the after-hours duty personnel at 843-296-5039 and make arrangements to acquire a temporarily assigned hospitality room. It is a mandatory requirement to report to the UPH office the next duty day for inprocessing.

Assignment Procedures

Permanent party service members live on base in apartment-style housing units that were completely renovated and modernized in 2004. Enlisted members, E-3 and below, must live on base. Enlisted members E-4 and above, including officers, must contact the UPH office in regards to space-available housing.

As soon as you are notified of your assignment, contact your gaining unit and request to be assigned a sponsor. Your sponsor will be another military member assigned to your unit and will assist with your move. The sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the UPH office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room.

If advance notice is provided, and dormitory spaces are available, your keys will be waiting for you upon arrival.

Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)

All single students attending the yearlong Naval Nuclear Power Training Command classes live in dormitories on the school complex. While completing the first phase of their training, enlisted students are assigned to a 2+2-style suite (two students sharing a bedroom, with four students sharing a common bathroom). Completed in 1998, the training complex includes six modern dormitories, gymnasium, liberty center and a five-star military galley. Dormitory assignments are made by the school when students report to the command.

Additional Family Resources

Library

Air Base Main Library

106 W. McCaw St., Building 215

JB Charleston, SC 29404........... 843-963-3320

Branch Library at Weapons Station

2316 Red Bank Road, Building 732

JB Charleston — Weapons Station, SC 29445

................................................ 843-794-7900

The Joint Base Charleston Library System consists of two libraries: the main library at the air base and a branch library located at the weapons station. Together they serve more than 11,000 active-duty members and their families. Our mission is to provide mission-related, education and leisure information materials to our customers in a timely, convenient manner. We offer a full range of services, programs and events for every type of user. Services include computers, inter-library loan and document delivery, online catalog, book exchange, photocopier service, research assistance, children’s services and a research database with more than 50,000 journals and newspapers. For checkout, there are more than 40,000 available books; 3,000 audio books; more than 7,000 DVDs and Blu-rays; CD-ROM software; CLEP and Dantes Study Guides; games; more than 1,000 videogames; and thousands of online e-books and audio books, as well as digital magazine services, all for use on portal tablets and smartphones. Wireless Internet service is available free of charge to all patrons.

Family Centers

Airman & Family Readiness Center — JB Charleston — Air Base

104 E. Simpson St., Building 500

JB Charleston, SC 29404........... 843-963-4406

The Airman & Family Readiness Center should be one of your first stops upon arrival; its programs and services will be an important resource for you and your family.

Programs and Services

Deployment Support — Services include pre-deployment education briefings for deploying members and families; sustainment support services such as email connectivity, limited Skype opportunities, AMC’s Playpass program, morale calls, applicable Air Force Aid Society programs such as “Childcare for PCS” and “Car Care Because We Care,” and return/reunion/reintegration support.

Relocation Assistance — Services include relocation workshops to help you prepare
for a move; access to Plan My Move and Military Installations Directory, Web-based information systems that provide in-depth information on worldwide installations and communities; a loan closet for temporary
loan of needed/basic household items while awaiting household goods; and assistance with in-transit emergencies.

Personal Financial Management — Services are designed to address money management issues throughout an Air Force member’s active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial
readiness educational opportunities range from basic spending planning to long-term investing.

Employment Assistance — Centers provide career planning classes, career counseling, local labor market information, employment trend tracking, skills and interest identification, job bank referrals, resources for self-employment and much more.

Family Life Education — Provides you with information and education to assist you in developing resilience skills that assist in
navigating a mobile military lifestyle including parenting, healthy relationships and communication skills.

Information and Referral — Services can assist you in identifying specific needs and can help locate needed services and programs available on and off your installation and national resources.

Transition Assistance Program — The Transition program prepares separating, retiring and demobilizing service members and their families with information, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful transition to civilian life.

Exceptional Family Member Program — Family Support provides support to military family members through a variety of medical and educational family support services. The community support function includes: information and referral, parent education, support groups, relocation assistance, respite care, financial management and special education resources in local schools.

Military Child Education — Advocates for the educational needs of military children and assists Airmen and families with information and referrals regarding local school districts and other educational options including home-schooling, private schools, charter schools and cyber schools.

Casualty Assistance/Survivor Benefits Program — Assists families applying for benefits through OSGLI, DFAS and VA. Counsels on SBP and assists with setting up retirement checks through DFAS.

Fleet and Family Support Center —
JB Charleston — Weapons Station

1005 Jefferson Ave., Building 755

JB Charleston — Weapons Station, SC 29445

................................................ 843-794-7480

The Fleet and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops upon arrival; its programs and services will be an important resource for you and your family.

Programs and Services

Career Options and Navy Skills Evaluation Program — Helps service members maximize their military experience and build family support for active-duty retention and career planning over the service member’s military career span.

Personal Financial Management — Financial education, training and counseling that emphasize long-term financial responsibility through instruction on money
management, debt management, saving, investing and retirement planning. Services include financial counseling; budget assistance; workshops such as car buying,
investment basics and debt liquidation; Command Financial Specialist training; and Thrift Saving Plan briefings.

Family Employment Readiness Program — Services include career development, employment counseling, job skills workshops, local job bank referrals, Internet job search, resume and federal job application classes, resource library and job fairs.

Relocation Assistance Program — Services include individual counseling, predeparture classes/briefings, arrival services, overseas information, Welcome Aboard Packets, sponsor training program, indoc services,
cultural adaptation, loaner locker, smooth move program and Exceptional Family Member services.

Transition Assistance Program — The center can help with your transition from military life to the civilian world with information on job searches, salary negotiation, resume preparation and eligibility for veteran’s benefits.

Information and Referral — The center networks with civilian and military resources to provide up-to-date information on military and community resources.

Life Skills Education — The center
provides stress management, New Military Spouse Orientations, effective ways to deal with change, Personality Temperament testing, and Relationship Enhancement classes such as Five Love Languages and Conflict Resolution.

Ombudsman Program — A Navy Ombudsman is an appointed representative of the Commanding Officer and serves as a communications link between the Commanding Officer and command family members. The Center provides a variety of resources to support and enhance the effectiveness of local command Family Ombudsman Programs.

Volunteer Program- The Center has a long history if using volunteers in service delivery. Volunteer Services Program provides military service members and their families the opportunity to learn new skills in preparation for employment.

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance —
JB Charleston — Air Base

Building 16000......................... 843-963-5502

The Legal Office serves active-duty members, retirees and family members and can provide assistance with:

Power of attorney

Notary service

Basic will

Living will

Referrals for other legal matters

Information on bankruptcy, Soldiers/Sailors Relief Act, etc.

Legal consultation: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Military in uniform; 1:30 to 3 p.m., all others.

Legal Assistance —
JB Charleston — Weapons Station

The Legal Assistance Department provides defense legal assistance services to active-duty members of the U.S. Navy. Defense
services will be done remotely from the Mayport Navy Legal Service Office,
904-270-5245, or the Kings Bay Navy Legal Service Office, 912-573-3935.

Financial Services — Air Base

................................................ 843-963-4521

The 628th Comptroller Squadron provides accounting, finance, budget and
cost-analysis support for the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing, the 315th Airlift Wing (AFRES) tenants and geographically
separated units. Their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Personnel Support Detachment —
Weapons Station

................................................ 843-794-7431

The Personnel Support Detachment is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments for special circumstances are also available.

Pet Care

................................................ 843-963-1838

Emergency Care........................ 843-744-3372

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; patients seen by appointment only.

The Veterinary Treatment Facility provides animal care, as a service, to active-duty military, their dependents and retirees. The clinic offers vaccinations, heartworm prevention, flea-control products and will treat infectious diseases.

Chapel

JB Charleston — Air Base

107 Arthur Drive...................... 843-963-2536

after duty hour

emergencies only................... 843-963-8400

Hours: Office: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Catholic Services

Mass

Hours: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Children’s Church

Hours: 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Protestant Services

Inspirational Gospel Worship

Hours: 8 a.m. Sunday

Traditional Worship with Children’s Church

Hours: 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Truth Seekers Bible Study at Chapel Annex

Hours: 6 p.m. Thursday

For information on other faith groups, call the Base Chapel.

JB Charleston — Weapons Station

All Saints Chapel

2316 Red Bank Road, Suite 101

Goose Creek, SC 29445............ 843-794-7222

Catholic Services

Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Sunday

The confessional is available a half-hour prior to Sunday masses and by appointment.

Protestant Services

Sunday worship: 10 a.m.

Sacred Liturgy: 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Sunday

The confessional is available a half-hour prior to Sunday masses and by appointment.


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