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Entries for Air Force Art Contest open March 1

Adult and youth artists are invited to enter their best works to the annual Air Force Art Contest during March. There are more than a dozen types of media accepted and prizes for the top entries included Amazon gift cards. For complete contest rules and how artists can submit their work, go to the contest website at https://forcesupport.awardsplatform.com.

JB Charleston is HIRING!

Currently, Joint Base Charleston and local federal government agencies have approximately 270 job openings in a wide range of career fields and employment opportunities. Just a few of these job openings include specialists in communications, security, health care, human resources, contracting, realty, supply, accounting and administration. Also, opportunities are open to civil engineers and nurses, plus child and youth program assistants. To view these and other openings, visit the government employment website at USAjobs.gov. Be sure “Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina” is in the location block.

Ultimate Indoor Fitness Challenge

Sam’s Fitness Center on the Weapons Station is challenging you to be part of this year’s Ultimate Indoor Fitness Challenge, Friday, Feb. 26. From 12 to 5 p.m., the basketball court will be transformed into a course of multiple fitness stations that will challenge your strength and endurance. Prizes will be awarded to the male, female and team with the fastest times through the course. This event is free and open to ages 16 and up, military and civilian. Sign-ups are now underway at the front desk in Sam’s Fitness Center and are available up to and during the day of the challenge. Proud, local commercial for this event is USAA. (No federal endorsement implied or intended.) Call (843) 794-4173 for more information.

Executive order mandates new COVID-19 precautions at fitness centers

Recently published Executive Order 13991 mandates new guidelines become effective immediately for all government/military fitness centers. The guidelines included: masks must be worn during all activities; room capacities will be enforced; maintain social distance of at least six feet; sauna use is not permitted; all equipment must be wiped before and after use; water fountains are for bottle refills only; equipment will not be handed out; all personnel will exit only through designated areas/doors. For more additional information, contact the Air Base Fitness Center at 843.963.3347 or 843.794.4173 for the Weapons Station Fitness Center.

March teen baby-sitting course sign-ups OPEN

Youth ages 11-15 who are interested in earning money as a baby-sitter are highly encouraged to take the Red Cross certified baby-sitters course at the Air Base youth center Saturday, Mar. 20. During class, students will learn about the business of baby-sitting, along with the safety of infants and basic child care. This is a co-ed course. Cost is $45 for Youth Programs members; $50 for nonmembers. Class time is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Youth are asked to bring a bag lunch. Class size for this course is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 843.936.5684.

Cooper River Fishing Trip – March 6 and Sunday, March 7. $50
Sunset Paddleboarding – March 13. $20
Wild Blue Ropes Course – March 14. $20
Biking Lake Moultrie – March 20. $15
Axe Throwing and Mini Golf – March 21. $20
Salt Water Fishing Trip – March 27. $50
Electric Biking Adventure – March 28. $20

Reserve your spot NOW! Call LIBERTY (843) 794-8234 or ORC (843) 963-1672. In-person registration with base-access ID required. Trips are limited in group size and prices stated are per person

What's for lunch?!

Gaylor Dining Facility on the Air Base is open for use by all DoD cardholders. Along with the daily entrees listed below, they have individual, made-to-order pizzas, fresh pasta dishes and amazing specialty sub sandwiches such as Boston Club, Louisiana Beef & Cheddar and Buffalo Chicken Ranch. Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more details, call (843) 963-0785. For a complete menu of all meals, click here!

Military Spouse Virtual Employment Resources

For more information on these resources or to register for a session, go to Hiring Our Heroes. 
All sessions require pre-registration and are open to a limited number of participants for each session. Sign-ups are now underway.

Military Spouse Fellowship Program Information Session. Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Join Hiring Our Heroes for an information session for prospective fellows. The Military Spouse Fellowship Program provides military spouses with professional training, networking, and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. The professional development and direct connection to local employers offered through the 6-week program enable military spouses to quickly build their networks and gain localized work experience.

Military Spouse Virtual Career Fair. Mar. 4, 1 p.m. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Hiring Our Heroes invite you to participate in our exclusive Virtual Career Fair event. This unique opportunity connects the military and veteran community directly with employers.

Corporate Fellowship Information Session. March 8, 7 p.m. Now is the time to register for this question and answer session for prospective fellows. The Corporate Fellowship Program is an innovative 12-week program that provides transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. All prospective service member applicants are strongly encouraged to view the HOH Corporate Fellowship Program Overview found here. If you have additional questions after viewing the Overview, please join this live Q&A.

Virtual Hiring Fair: STEM. March 11, 1 p.m. Organizations hiring for STEM roles and transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and military caregivers are invited to this virtual hiring fair.

Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Webinar: Where do I Start? March 16, 4 p.m. Have you ever had an idea that you thought could be a great product? Have you ever thought about taking your skills and applying them to a business where you are the boss? Let’s talk about it! Learn from some experts on what happens next and how to take the first steps!

Career preparation opportunity. AMPLIFY is an exclusive two-day event Mar. 23-24 that leads a group of military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development and networking. AMPLIFY attendees will leave with an improved resume, a polished LinkedIn profile and a professional network of fellow military spouses and employers. Attendees will be given the opportunity to: connect with a hand-picked career coach or industry leader; participate in interactive sessions on public/professional speaking, salary negotiations, networking skills, personal branding, interview techniques and military spouse entrepreneurial options; interact with local and national companies. Please note that registration is required as group size is limited to ensure each attendee is given one-on-one attention. Registrants will be notified of acceptance into the program and given further instructions via email following this initial registration. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Network, speak with local employers. 26 at 11:30 a.m., you have the opportunity to virtually meet and network with potential local employers during this “Employer Panel.” You will be able to engage with them to make purposeful employment connections and take part in a question and answer session. Some of the industries represented include healthcare, banking, nuclear power, law enforcement, hospitality, county school districts, manufacturing, industrial products and construction. Virtual link will be emailed after you RSVP. The next virtual employer panel will be Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Life skill classes. The Military Family Readiness center has Life Skills Classes in self-leadership, social intelligence, effective time management, “Four Lenses,” leadership development and a basic military spouse orientation. To register or for more information, visit the MFR website at jbcmfr.com. com.

For more details or to register for a session, please visit  www.jbcmfr.com.

Virtual Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Join us for this weekly virtual support group each Wednesday at 8 a.m. Sign on with Meeting ID 559-494-652

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