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Department of the Air Force
Military & Family Readiness Center - Weapons Station
1005 Jefferson St.
WS- Goose Creek, SC 29445
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
If you have PCS orders to Joint Base Charleston, visit the Family Center Relocation Assistance Office at your current installation for relocation information and planning assistance. There you will receive entitlement information from the experts and answers to your questions. Your local Personal Property office will also be good source of information.Settling in services at Joint Base Charleston includes:
In addition to the standard resources, our Loan Locker consists of microwaves, small appliances, and pre-made Dish Packs. Personnel assigned to Joint Base Charleston may borrow items for up to 30 days; however, we are flexible with the length of time.
No matter how many moves you have made, always ask for a sponsor. It is always good to have a contact at the gaining base, if not for you, for your spouse. The relocation team offers a full-service, customer-friendly environment in which to make this your best move yet. No matter how well you have planned, emergencies do happen. Stay in touch with your sponsor and keep them informed of your travel plans.
Before the movers arrive, complete a thorough inventory of your household goods - when the movers arrive there is too much going on to attempt to do it then. Make sure you have all your important papers with you and not packed with your household goods.
There are a multitude of resources and services offered by the Military & Family Readiness Center-Air Base (M&FRC-AB) and other base agencies that will help you to make a smooth transition. At the M&FRC-AB, newcomers can receive vouchers for up to 20 hours of free child care funded by the Air Force Aid Society. Spouse employment and education assistance is available for spouses seeking employment or continuing their education. The Discovery Center has computers with Internet access as well as a copier, fax, and scanner. Budgeting assistance and the Air Force Aid Society are available for unexpected expenses due to PCS. For more detailed information, call the M&FRC-AB at (843) 963-4406 (DSN 312-673-8883.
All spouses new to the area are encouraged to visit the M&FRC-AB in Bldg 500 to get a personal orientation. Air Force Spouses are welcome to attend Newcomers Orientation along with their servicemember. Servicemembers are scheduled for Newcomers Orientation shortly after arriving to Joint Base Charleston.
The Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC-WS) staff can help with information, phone numbers, and points-of-contact for civilian and military resources such as the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), child care, employment, housing, immigration, food resources, and financial planning. The M&FRC-WS is your connection to information pertaining to the Charleston area and communities. We invite you to visit the M&FRC-WS in Bldg 755 to discover all we have to offer. You can reach us at (843) 794-7480 (DSN 312-794-7480).
M&FRC-WS has a limited loan closet. Kits include appliances (coffee pot, iron, and toaster), and kitchen basics loaner kit (dinner service and cutlery for 4, pots and pans, bowls, etc.) A copy of your PCS orders and a valid military ID enables you to borrow items until your household goods arrive.