JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)
Date/Time: Aug. 20-24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 6-10 (retirees only), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Soldier for Life, building 2263
A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Military and Family Readiness. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-221-1213.

Post-Deployment Resiliency Training for Spouses

Date/Time: Aug. 20, 3-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover ways to reconnect, avoid conflicts, and find resources. Spouses and significant others become aware of their own strengths and skills and the need to adapt once their service member returns. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian

Date/Time: Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Required for all current and incoming Family Readiness Group fund custodians. Review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: Aug. 24, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Located in the heart of San Antonio, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston houses the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Take a guided tour and learn about its rich history. Seating is limited; registration required. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

JBSA Women's Equality Day Observance
Date/Time: Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Theater, 2250 Stanley Road
Hosted by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army).

Tech Expo
Date/Time: Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Sam Houston Community Center, building 1395
The Army Network Enterprise Center hosts a tech expo with a focus on cyber defense, communications solutions and continuing education and training. Register online at http://www.federalevents.com/fortsam.

Four Lenses Temperament Discovery
Date/Time: Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn to identify different temperament styles and how each style measures self-worth during this interactive workshop. Expose attitudes and probable motivation behind behavior while learning how to identify natural talents, improve communication and embrace diversity. To register, call 210-221-2418.

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to noon; Aug. 28, 2 p.m. ceremony

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officer for assistance with applications. Join us in observing service members and their families take the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at 2 p.m. and welcome them as new U.S. citizens. Registration is not required. For details, call 210-221-2705.

 

Key Spouse Refresher 
Date/Time: Aug. 28, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Review information, resources, and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from their previous installation. To register, call 210-221-2418.

Key Spouse Continuing Education

Date/Time: Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Key Spouses are required to attend a continuing education training on a quarterly basis; various topics are discussed. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

R.E.A.L. FRG Leaders

Date/Time: Aug. 29, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Family Readiness Group leader training reviews the roles, expectations and responsibilities within the FRG and command, as well as how to set up, maintain and handle the challenges within the FRG arena. To register, call 210-221-2418. 

Volunteering 101

Date/Time: Sept. 4, 18; 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Learn about volunteer opportunities in the community and how to navigate the Volunteer Management Information System, or VMIS. Participants also discuss rules and regulations for volunteering on a military installation. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Budget 101

Date/Time: Sept. 4, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

A hands-on, guided process to learn how to create a spending plan worksheet. Participants will need their current Leave and Earning Statement, spouse’s income information (if applicable), a list of monthly expenses, and debt information (total balance owed, monthly payment and Annual Percent Rate). To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume

Date/Time: Sept. 5, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Learn how to interpret federal vacancy announcements and become familiar with the USAJOBS website, set email notifications about new job postings and tailor your resume. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

Computer Basics

Date/Time: Sept. 6, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Get comfortable with your computer and review common terms, functions and hardware. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

Debt Management

Date/Time: Sept. 6, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover methods that help to effectively reduce and eliminate debt, distinguish the difference between good and bad debt and tips for negotiating lower interest rates. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: Sept. 7, 21, 8 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

A mandatory in-processing briefing for all military and civilian personnel newly assigned to Joint Base San Antonio. Family members are welcome to attend. Service members must coordinate attendance with their unit personnel office. Patrons must sign in and be seated by 7:50 a.m. This is more than a traditional in-processing briefing; representatives from agencies throughout the community are available to share information. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: Sept. 10-14 (retirees only), 24-28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Soldier for Life, building 2263  

A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Military and Family Readiness. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To register, call 210-221-1213.

 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to noon  

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officer for assistance with applications. Registration is not required. For details, call 210-221-2705.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Taking full advantage of your Thrift Savings Plan and become familiar with contribution limits, tax-deferred investments, and rates of return; and learn what options are available after separating from the military or civilian service. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

General Resume Writing

Date/Time: Sept. 12, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Learn about different resume formats and which one to use when writing a non-federal resume. Get tips on how to effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history and more. To register, call 210 221-2418.

 

Lunch ‘N’ Learn With EFMP Sensory Processing

Date/Time: Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Parents discover possible reasons their child may have challenges with attention, body control and motor coordination. Guest speakers from the Learning Foundation identify key warning signs for neuro-development and sensory delays while exposing tips on how to cope. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

EFMP Blood Drive for Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Date/Time: Sept. 13, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797 parking lot

Nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. are affected by some form of blood cancer. The Brooke Army Medical Center Hematology and Oncology Department reported more than 900 open cases within the Joint Base San Antonio military community. In coordination with the Armed Services Blood Program, EFMP is hosting a blood drive to give back to our military-affiliated families. To donate, schedule an appointment online at militarydonor.com and use the sponsor code “fshefmp” or call 210-221-2705.

 

Volunteer Advisory Council

Date/Time: Sept. 13, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

A meeting for agencies with volunteers and volunteer coordinators to review management techniques, discuss current issues, share program plans, success, proposed events and advertise volunteer opportunities. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

On The Road Again: Car Buying Strategies

Date/Time: Sept. 13, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car, such as avoiding sales traps, dealer scams and predatory lending. For details, call 210-221-2705.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group 

Date/Time: Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Warrior Family Support Center, building 3628

Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences and information. For more information, call 210-557-2018.

 

Boots To Business

Date/Time: Sept. 18-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Soldier for Life, building 2263

A two-day entrepreneurial education workshop hosted by the Small Business Administration. Discuss opportunities and challenges of business ownership. Review steps for evaluating business concepts, foundational knowledge for developing a business plan, SBA resources to help access start-up capital, and additional technical assistance. Prerequisite: Transition GPS. To register, call (210) 221-1213.

 

Interviewing Skills, Dress For Success

Date/Time: Sept. 19, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover ways to make a lasting impression and prepare for a job interview. Get tips on how to dress for success and discuss the importance of social media, networking and salary negotiation. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

Hiring Heroes Career Fair

Date/Time: Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Sam Houston Community Center, building 1395

Connect with federal agencies and private sector firms to learn about career opportunities for wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and primary caregivers. For more information, call 571-372-2123 or 210-221-1213.

 

Mentor Training

Date/Time: Sept. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Volunteer mentors spend time with young people and encourage them to make positive choices. After completion, participants are placed within a local public school. Facilitated by the school liaison officers and Community in Schools. To register, call 210-221-2256.

 

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian

Date/Time: Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Required for all current and incoming Family Readiness Group fund custodians. Review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

R.E.A.L. FRL, FRSA

Date/Time: Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

As a liaison between the command and the Family Readiness Group volunteers, the Family Readiness Liaison and Family Readiness Support Assistant needs to know the ins and outs of the FRG and how their role assists both the command and volunteers. Topics covered include leadership and volunteer management, communication, FRG non-mission essential activities and resources. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

Immigration, Citizenship

Date/Time: Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to Noon; 2 p.m. Ceremony

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officer for assistance with applications, then observe service members and their families take the Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony at 2 p.m. and welcome them as new U.S. citizens. Registration is not required. For details, call 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. FRG Leaders

Date/Time: Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Family Readiness Group Leader training reviews the roles, expectations, and responsibilities within the Family Readiness Group and command, as well as how to set up, maintain and handle the challenges within the FRG arena. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: Sept. 28, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Located in the heart of San Antonio, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston houses the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Take a guided tour and learn about its rich history. Seating is limited; registration required. Call 210-221-2705.

Call for volunteer projects

Date: Sept. 28 deadline to submit application
JBSA is participating in this year’s “Make A Difference Day” Oct. 27 and is the nation’s largest single day of volunteerism. The Military & Family Readiness Volunteer Coordinator is looking community service projects; from painting to gardening, park or playground preservation to historical landmark restoration, picking up trash and more. JBSA organizations interested in hosting a volunteer project must submit a participation application to
usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil by Sept. 28. Forms can be found online at http://go.usa.gov/xntrW. For more information, call 210-221-2418.


Pre & Post-Deployment Resiliency

 

Date/Time: Thursdays
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Pre-Deployment Resiliency is held from 8-10 a.m. and Post-Deployment Resiliency is held from 10 a.m. to noon. This training provides resources and tools that assist with the different phases of deployment. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Pre-Separation Counseling 
Date/Time: Tuesdays; Army: 8:30-11 a.m.; all other services: 12:30-4 p.m.
Location: Soldier for Life, building 2264  
Service members planning to separate or retire from the federal service must attend this mandatory counseling. Service members may schedule appointments up to 24 months before their retirement date; Airmen, Sailors, and Marines up to 12 months prior to separation and Soldiers up to 18 months prior to separation. Call 210-221-1213

No appointment ... no military, CAC or dependent ID cards

All Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system, Command Access Card and military ID card locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio are by 100 percent appointment only and wait time for an appointment can be up to 30 days. Civilian and military members need to remember then their CACs and military IDs expire and schedule renewal appointments appropriately. Hours of operation at all locations is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays and down days. For more information, call JBSA-Fort Sam Houston at 210-221-0415, JBSA-Lackland at 210-671.6006 or JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-3036.

Here's how to make appointments online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler
- Click “Make Appointment”
- Select a state: “TX” then click “Go”
- Select a city: “San Antonio” then click “Next >>”
- Select >> “2263 Stanley Road, Room 100-B JBSA-Fort Sam” OR “JBSA-Lackland (Main Base)”OR “JBSA-Lackland (Wilford Hall)” OR JBSA-Randolph (Pitsenbarger Hall)”
- Select desired date (Green) and then desired time
- Enter ALL “Your Information” then click Submit to confirm your appointment
NOTE:  Bring your confirmation email to your appointment  

New Exchange Construction Underway
Date: Ongoing 

Location: Exchange & Commissary areas 
Construction of the new base exchange shopping center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is underway. There will be traffic detours necessary in the vicinity of the Base Exchange and the Commissary.  The entire worksite will be fenced off and will not be accessible by the public. A portion of the Burger King parking lot will close and the drive-through will be rerouted. The existing cab stand at the southeast corner of the Exchange is closed until further notice. AAFES will provide an alternate location for a new cab stand in the near future. Once the new shopping center building is completed, the old base exchange building will be demolished and the area will become part of the new parking lot for the new shopping center.

Employment Readiness Orientation

Date/Time: Mondays, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover local resources and programs to assist you with employment needs. Review services offered by M&FRC, Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions, Civilian Personnel Advisory, as well as priority placement opportunities. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2418.

 

Helping Us Grow Securely (HUGS) Playgroup
Date: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Middle School Teen Center, building 2515
A playgroup for infants and toddlers (up to age 5); open to parents and their children. Registration is not required. For more information, call 210-221-2418.

New Pre- and Post-Deployment Resiliency Training

Date: Thursdays

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Pre-deployment training is from 8-10 a.m. and post-deployment resiliency training is from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Personal Financial Counselor

Personal financial counselors provide free financial counseling services to service members and their families. Consultations are anonymous with no records kept. Some evening and weekend availability. To schedule a consultation, call 210-243-3752.

 

School Liaison Office New Location

The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston School Liaison Office is now located in 2484 Stanley Road, building 2263, room 107. The SLO is a primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large, and assists parents with children in grades K-12. For more information, call 210-221-2256 or 210-221-2214.

 

Stray Animal Control

Stray animal control on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis is the exclusive responsibility of the 502nd Pest Management Section.  If you see an animal that appears to be a stray, call 210-671-5555 immediately. Do not call the Security Forces regarding strays. Never attempt to capture strays or dogs/cats that appear to be strays. You are not trained and can potentially suffer bite injuries and be exposed to diseases from animals suffering unknown veterinary conditions. Once you capture a stray or a dog/cat that appears to be a stray, it becomes your responsibility for disposal.  Avoid this by calling 210-671-5555 or 210-466-5555 an allowing the proper and safe capture and processing of  animals for turn in at the City of San Antonio Animal Care Facility.  The Pest Management Section staff are the only people authorized to capture and turn in strays at the City of San Antonio  Animal Care Facility. For more information regarding this or any other pest management issues on base, call 210-295-4865.

 

JBSA-Camp Bullis Not Equipped For Emergency Medical Services

The Spc. Taylor J. Burke Clinic at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis has limited services available and is not  equipped as an emergency or trauma facility. When active duty service members working or training at JBSA-Camp Bullis sustain minor injuries, the clinic can assist, but all emergencies should be transported by ambulance to a full-service medical facility, in accordance with JBSA-Camp Bullis range control instructions.

 

Department Of The Army Photos

Do you need a Department of the Army photo? The Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston photo studio provides DA photo support to soldiers assigned to JBSA, soldiers on temporary duty to JBSA, as well as Reserve soldiers assigned to JBSA installations. Soldiers not meeting one of the aforementioned criteria should visit http://www.vios.army.mil to locate a DA photo facility. Appointments are required for DA photos. The studio schedule fills quickly, generally six to eight weeks in advance. Visit http://fortsamhoustonphoto.setmore.com to book an appointment. Please make child care arrangements in advance of your appointment.

 

Check Military, CAC, Dependent ID Expiration Dates Now

All Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system, Command Access Card and military ID card locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio are by 100 percent appointment only and wait time for an appointment can be up to 30 days. Civilian and military members need to remember then their CACs and military IDs expire and schedule renewal appointments appropriately. Make appointments online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

 

DLA Disposition Services Training

Training on how to turn-in or withdraw excess property is held from 9-1:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services San Antonio Field Activity Site, building 4195, 2999 Parker Hill Rd., Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Call 210-221-4627 or e-mail DRMSSanantonioDSR@DLA.MIL to register.

 

BAMC Bariatric Clinic

Bariatric surgery can improve quality of life for individuals who are obese and have obesity-related conditions such as type II diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, or other obesity-related conditions. Bariatric surgery is the most successful long-term treatment of obesity. The Bariatric Clinic will also accept referrals from primary care managers. Call 210-916-9023.

Announcements

JBSA-Randolph

Developing a Spending Plan

Date/Time: Aug. 20, 10-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Establishing a financial plan is an important part of budgeting. Review an ideal budget breakdown, components of a spending plan and financial planning worksheets. Discuss tips to help control spending and how to apply SMART goals techniques. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training

Date/Time: Aug. 21, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Mandatory for second lieutenants, first lieutenants and captains assigned to their first permanent duty station. Explore finances to include pay, entitlement, insurance, credit, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Smooth Move Relocation

Date/Time: Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

A mandatory briefing for E-4 and below who are relocating for the first time and all ranks PCSing overseas for the first time; virtual MPF out-processing tasks may be cleared after completion.

Family members are welcome. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Pre-Separation Counseling

Date/Time: Aug. 22, noon to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

A mandatory briefing required for all service members planning to separate or retire from the military. Appointments may be scheduled up to 24 months prior to retirement or up to 12 months prior to separation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

VA Stand Alone Workshop
Date/Time: Aug. 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Those exempt from the mandatory five-day Transition GPS Workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Topics covered include critical VA programs and services ranging from general benefits information, disability compensation and GI Bill benefit. Prerequisite is Pre-Separation class. To register, call 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: Aug. 30, 8:30-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Call for Volunteer Projects

Date/Time: Sept. 28 deadline for submissions

JBSA is participating in this year’s “Make a Difference Day” Oct. 27, which is the nation’s largest single day of volunteerism. The Military & Family Readiness Volunteer Coordinator is looking community service projects; from painting to gardening, park or playground preservation to historical landmark restoration, picking up trash and more. JBSA organizations interested in hosting a volunteer project must submit a participation application to usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil by Sept. 28. Forms can be found online at http://go.usa.gov/xntrW. For more information, call 210-221-2418. 

Active Parenting of Teens
Date/Time: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Health Promotions, building 999, 1751 1st Street East
This class  will give parents the confidence and courage to meet the challenges while savoring the joy of their children’s teen years. Call 210-652-2448 for registration.

LINKS
Date/Time: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Health Promotions, building 999, 1751 1st Street East
This class focuses on reconnecting with your partner through discussions on gender differences, communication and intimacy. Call 210-652-2448 to register.

Pre-Separation Counseling

Date/Time: Sept. 5, 12, 26, noon to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
A mandatory briefing required for all service members planning to separate or retire from the military. Appointments may be scheduled up to 24 months prior to retirement or up to 12 months prior to separation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Effective Communication in Conflict Resolution
Date/Time: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Health Promotions, building 999, 1751 1st Street East
Participants examine personality types, communication styles, coping with and resolving conflict through effective communication techniques. Call 210-652-2448 to register.

Master Your Emotions
Date/Time: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Health Promotions, building 999, 1751 1st Street East
Class is for those who want to learn to cope with anger and other overwhelming emotions in healthy and productive ways. Call 210-652-2448 to register.

 

 

Understanding Your Credit Report & Score

Date/Time: Sept. 6, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Find out what information goes on your credit report, how credit scores are established and steps to take for fixing errors on your credit report. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

EFMP Support Group

Date/Time: Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review a new topic each month and share helpful resources or ways to overcome challenges. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Stress and Time Management
Date/Time: Sept. 6, noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Health Promotions, building 999, 1751 1st Street East
For those who want to examine the different causes of stress and learn time management techniques to more effectively cope with everyday stressors. Call 210-652-2448 to register.

Salary Negotiation

Date/Time: Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review ways to determine your earning potential and worth, interviewing tactics, what to do once a job offer has been received and participate in a mock salary negotiation scenario. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: Sept. 10, 24, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Mandatory in-processing for all newly assigned Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph military and civilian personnel. To register, email 802fssol-b.customersup@us.af.mil.

Officer/Enlisted First Duty Station Equal Opportunity Briefing

Date/Time: Sept. 10, 24, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Officer and enlisted service members assigned to their first duty station are required to receive an equal opportunity briefing in addition to the newcomer’s orientation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Newly Assigned Commanders & First Sergeants Briefing

Date/Time: Sept. 11, 8-11 a.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Newly assigned commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants must attend this mandatory briefing, which satisfies Air Force Instruction requirements, while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies such as Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, medical (HIPAA), Military & Family Readiness, as well as Sexual Assault Prevention Response. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Deployment Personal & Family Readiness Briefing

Date/Time: Sept. 11, 25, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

All military members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty for more than than 30 days, or on a remote assignment are required to attend this briefing. Military spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Basic Resume Writing

Date/Time: Sept. 11, 9:30-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Don’t get frustrated over a resume – learn techniques that help with preparing a non-federal resume. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Basic Investing Seminar

Date/Time: Sept. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

An overview of saving and investing, types of savings accounts, and investment options such as IRA’s, 401K’s, and TSP. To register, call (210) 652-5321.

 

MENTOR TRAINING

Date/Time: Sept. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Volunteer mentors spend time with young people to encourage positive choices and promote high self-esteem. After completion, participants are placed within a local public school. Facilitated by the school liaison officer and Community in Schools. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Heart Link Spouses Orientation

Date/Time: Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

An orientation for military spouses from all branches of service. Meet new friends while learning about the military mission, lifestyle, protocol and other programs available. Lunch is provided as well as a guided tour of the Taj Mahal. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Interviewing Skills 

Date/Time: Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

This hands-on class focuses on ways to improve interviewing skills by reviewing different types of interviews, how to research potential employers, what to wear and a mock interview. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: Sept. 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members separating from the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Military & Family Readiness. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation.” To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training

Date/Time: Sept. 18, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Mandatory for second lieutenants, first lieutenants and captains assigned to their first permanent duty station. Explore finances to include pay, entitlement, insurance, credit, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

SMOOTH MOVE RELOCATION

Date/Time: Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

A mandatory briefing for E-4 and below who are relocating for the first time and all ranks PCSing overseas for the first time; virtual MPF out-processing tasks may be cleared after completion.

Family members are welcome. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Initial Training

Date/Time: Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Mandatory for all newly appointed Key Spouses who have not received the initial training from their previous location; highly recommended for Key Spouse mentors. Review the nine core modules, roles and responsibilities and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Social Security & You

Date/Time: Sept. 25, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn about the changes to Social Security benefits and how it can affect retirement. This workshop is facilitated by a retired Social Security caseworker. To register, call 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: Sept. 27, 8:30-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. To register, call 210-652-5321.

VA Stand Alone Workshop

Date/Time: Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Those exempt from the mandatory five-day Transition GPS Workshop must attend a Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Topics covered include critical VA programs and services ranging from general benefits information, disability compensation and GI Bill benefit. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation.” To register, call 210-652-5321.

Toastmasters International Club Meetings
Date/Time: Wednesdays, noon
Locations: Base Education Center, 301 B Street West, room 24

Learn how to become a better speaker, better listener, better meeting organizer and better leader.  All Department of Defense employees, active duty and Reserve military members, family members, contractors and civilians are always welcome to attend. Check out Toastmasters International at http://www.toastmasters.org.

Visitor Control Center Hours Change
The JBSA-Randolph Visitor Control Center, or VCC, has modified its hours of operation and is closed Saturdays. Base passes can be issued at the main gate with a sponsor present after hours. The hours of operation are identified below: 
Monday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Holidays/Family days: Closed

Flu shots available

The JBSA-Randolph Clinic offers flu vaccines for all TRICARE beneficiaries, age six months and older, at the Immunizations Clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. You must have a valid ID to get a vaccine. 

Post-Deployment: Reintegration
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All military members returning from a deployment are required to attend this briefing. This training reviews reintegration into home life and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Military spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Walk-In Support Group for Separation & Divorce
Date/Time: Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This support group is open to military and family members dealing with a separation or divorce. Call 210-627-1223 or 210-834-6904 for additional details or to set up a one-on-one appointment.

JBSA-Lackland

One Heart, Two Homes

Date/Time: Aug. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A co-parenting workshop designed to help parents manage the challenges of co-parenting in a positive manner by understanding how actions may affect the child now and in the future. Learn how to develop co-parenting strategies in the best interest of the child, how to help the child feel at ease in two homes and how to integrate stepparents into the co-parenting team. All sessions must be attended to receive a certificate of participation that may be accepted as an approved co-parenting course by the Texas courts. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Take action on your workplace savings plan by understanding how it works and how to use it. Learn how to set up a TSP and contributions, discuss the different types of accounts, and what will happen to it after you separate from the military or civil service. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Four Lenses Temperament Discovery

Date/Time: Aug. 28, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Gateway Club, building 2490

Learn to identify temperament styles and how each style measures self-worth during this interactive workshop. Expose attitudes and probable motivation behind behavior while learning how to identify natural talents, improve communication and embrace diversity. To register, call 210-671-3723.

 

1-Day Transition GPS

Date/Time: Aug. 29, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Those exempt from the mandatory five-day Transition GPS workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Receive information about health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Prerequisite is Pre-Separation Counseling class. To register, call 210 671-3722.

 

Social Security & You

Date/Time: Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to noon      

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn about changes to social security benefits and how it can affect your retirement. Facilitated by a retired Social Security caseworker. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

EFMP Support Group: How Service Dogs Are Beneficial

Date/Time: Aug. 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location CAMP facility, building 3850

A to Z Service Dog Consulting demonstrates how a service dog can enhance the life of a person with a disability, how a service dog can be used, various types of service dogs, where to get a service dog, limitations of a service dog and more. For details, call 210-671-3722.

 

Call for volunteer projects

Date: Sept. 28 deadline to submit application
JBSA is participating in this year’s “Make A Difference Day” Oct. 27 and is the nation’s largest single day of volunteerism. The Military & Family Readiness Volunteer Coordinator is looking community service projects; from painting to gardening, park or playground preservation to historical landmark restoration, picking up trash and more. JBSA organizations interested in hosting a volunteer project must submit a participation application to
usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil by Sept. 28. Forms can be found online at http://go.usa.gov/xntrW. For more information, call 210-221-2418.

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: Sept. 5, 19, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Hall

A mandatory in-processing briefing for all service members new to Joint Base San ANtonio. Coordinate with your Unit Personnel Coordinator or Commander Support Element to schedule your orientation. For information, call 210-671-3722.

 

Single Parent Support Group

Date/Time: Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Youth Center, building 8420

Long- and short-term single parents receive information on available resources, network with other parents and participate in open discussions. A light lunch is provided to registered participants, call 210-671-3723.

 

Four To Go

Date/Time: Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Service members in their last re-enlistment before retirement or planning to retire are encouraged to attend. Meet with experts on various topics like financials regarding retirement, TRICARE for retirees, veteran’s information, disability, Survivor Benefits Plan and employment issues. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Career Technical Training

Date/Time: Sept. 10-11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn about civilian careers that require a license or certificate, identify schools and accredited institutions, financial aid, VA benefits, apprenticeships and more during this two-part workshop. Prerequisite class is “Transition GPS.” To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Moving Out Of The Dorm

Date/Time: Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Preparing to move out of the dorms? Learn how to create a comprehensive budget and review Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), associated costs of renting and renter's insurance. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Newly Assigned Commanders, First Sergeants Briefing

Date/Time: Sept. 10, 1-4:15 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

For newly assigned commanders, command chiefs and first sergeants, this mandatory briefing satisfies Air Force Instruction requirements while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies such as Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, medical, Military & Family Readiness and Sexual Assault Prevention Response. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Pre-Separation Counseling

Date/Time: Retirement: Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to noon; Separation: Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A mandatory briefing for all services members planning to retire or separate from the military; appointments may be scheduled up to 12 months prior to separation or 24 months prior to retirement. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Heart Link Spouse Orientation

Date/Time: Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Gateway Club, building 2490

An orientation for military spouses from all branches of service. Meet new friends while learning about the military mission, lifestyle, protocol and other programs available. A light breakfast and lunch are provided. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Employment Workshop

Date/Time: Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Review resume writing techniques, interviewing skills and how to dress for success. Learn what it takes to be competitive in today’s job market from actual human resources specialists and recruiters. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Mentor Training

Date/Time: Sept. 13, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Volunteer mentors spend time with young people and encourage them to make positive choices. After completion, participants are placed within a local public school. Facilitated by the school liaison officers and Community in Schools. To register, call 210-671-8388.

 

VA Education Benefits Briefing

Date/Time: Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Facilitated by the Texas Workforce Commission, this briefing is designed to inform service members about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Bundles For Babies

Date/Time: Sept. 14, 8:15 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Information is provided on financial planning from conception to college, support programs offered within the community, and parenting skills. Active-duty expecting parents assigned to JBSA-Lackland are encouraged to attend. Patrons affiliated with the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard receive a free gift, courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Key Spouse Mentor Training

Date/Time: Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Mentor training is a one-time mandatory training for all new key spouse mentors, effective April 2018. This training should be taken after the initial key spouse training. Lunch is provided. To register, call 210-671-3723.

 

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: Sept. 17, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn to interpret federal vacancy announcements and target your federal resume. Become familiar with the USAJOBS website and set email notifications alerting you of new vacancy announcements. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Transition: Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: Sept. 17-21 Retirees only, Sept. 24-28 Separation only, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs and Military & Family Readiness. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Take action on your workplace savings plan by understanding how it works and how to use it. Learn how to set up a TSP and contributions, discuss the different types of accounts and what happens to it after you separate from the military or civil service. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Adoption, Foster Care Seminar

Date/Time: Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Gateway Club, building 2490

Review the adoption and foster care process, state and legal requirements, benefits, DEERS enrollment, and more. Facilitated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Military & Family Readiness. To register, call 2100671-3723.

 

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training

Date/Time: Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

This is mandatory for second lieutenants first lieutenants and captains within 90 days of arriving at their first permanent duty station. Explore all aspects of finances to include pay, entitlements, insurance, credit management, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Key Spouse Refresher Training

Date/Time: Sept. 26, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Review information, resources, and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from their previous installation. To register, call 210-671-3723.

 

Key Spouse Continuing Education

Date/Time: Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Key Spouses are required to attend continuing education trainings on a quarterly basis. A variety of topics are discussed. To register, call 210-671-3723.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group 

Date/Time: Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Library, building 6114

Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences and information. For more information, call 210-426-9984.

 

Franchising 101

Date/Time: Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Take a close look at businesses that thrive in all economic conditions. Discuss business ownership, franchise opportunities and weigh the difference between benefits and challenges. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Build A Budget

Date/Time: Sept. 27, 11:30a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Building a budget and spending plan can help identify signs of impending financial challenges. Learn how to create an effective plan that integrates income, savings, expenses and debt. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

EFMP Support Group - Secondary Dependency

Date/Time: Sept. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: CAMP facility, building 3850

Discover the Secondary Dependency Application Process, what it is, who can be a secondary dependent, how to determine eligibility, how to apply and where to send applications. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

 

Post-Deployment Reunion, Reintegration

Date/Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160

Required for all service members returning from deployment; this training covers reintegration into home life and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Pre-Deployment Briefing

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 a.m., with sign-in at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160

All service members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty longer than 30 days, or go on a remote assignment are required to attend. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Directory Assistance
For assistance with telephone numbers, please refer to the following list of frequently called numbers:
or call the appropriate JBSA location automated telephone directory:
Fort Sam Houston (210) 221-1211
Lackland (210) 671-1110
Randolph (210) 652-1110
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