JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

JBSA Legacy Not Published Dec. 28, Jan. 4
Dates: Dec. 28, 2018 and Jan. 4, 2019
Locations: Throughout JBSA
The print edition of the JBSA Legacy will not be published for Dec. 28, 2018, or Jan. 4, 2019, in accordance with the contract with the newspaper's publisher. Articles may still be submitted to each Joint Base San Antonio public affairs office for publication on the JBSA.mil website main news page and Announcements page. For more information, call 210-221-1031, 210-652-4410 or 210-671-2908.

323rd Army Band Holiday Concert
Date/Time: Dec. 16, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Location: Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary's St.
The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" presents it's "Let The Bells Ring" holiday concert. The performance is free and open to the public.

BAMC Main Flagpole Entrance Closure

Date: Beginning Dec. 17

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center

Starting Dec. 17, the main bed tower entrance to Brooke Army Medical Center will be closed for construction to repair uneven pavement to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Alternate patient pickup and drop-off areas will be established in Parking Lot D by the Medical Mall Entrance, Parking Lot A in front of the Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic, and Parking Lot B in front of the Garden Entrance. This construction project is scheduled to last approximately one month.


EFMP Family Movie Day

Date/Time: Dec. 17, 1-3 p.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Grab a blanket and join EFMP for a sensory-friendly family showing of “The Search for Santa Paws” with furry friends from Service Dog Express. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

School-Age Program Winter Camp 
Date/Time: Register by Dec. 17
Register at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston School-Age Program for Winter Camp through Dec. 17. The camp is Dec. 26 through Jan. 7. Parents must sign up on http://www.militarychildcare.com. Fees are based on total family income. Priority for space is based on the family priority that was set up when the account was created. Once a space is offered, parents must go to the Youth Programs office to complete the registration process for camp. For more information, call 210-221-5151.

Sponsorship Application Training

Date/Time: Dec. 19, 2-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Completion of the Electronic Sponsorship Application & Training, or eSAT, is mandatory for all military sponsors and is available online at https://myhub.militaryonesource.mil. A relocation specialist can assist with questions or provide clarification. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

Boogie with the Harlequin Theatre
Date/Time: Through Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Harlequin Theater
Celebrate the Christmas spirit with energetic music during "Boogie Woogie Christmas" by award-winning creator and director Shawn Kjos. The show ignites the spirit with favorite holiday music from the 1940s and 1950s. Shows run Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information or to make reservations, call 210-222-9694. 

 

Lincoln Military Housing Yards of the Month
Date: Nominations due by 24th of each month.
The Lincoln Military Housing Yard of the Month winner for November are: Col. Eric Tauch, Artillery Post; Maj. James Cover, Wheaton/Graham; Master Sgt. Monique Anderson, Harris Heights; and Staff Sgt. Richard Esquival, Marvin R. Wood. Monthly winners are awarded a $25 Gift Certificate. Recommendations are encouraged to be made by the neighborhood mayors, residents and Lincoln staff. Nominations may be submitted in person at the office or via e-mail. All nominations must be received by the 24th of each month. Winners will be selected from the nominations received. For more information, call 210-221-0948.

 

Lincoln Military Housing Closures
Date: Dec. 24-25
Location: 2739 Dickman Road, building 407
The Lincoln Military Housing offices, will be closed Dec. 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Those in need of immediate maintenance assistance can call "Lincoln At Your Service" at 210-225-5564 or 210-CALL-LMH. For all other emergencies, dial 911. 

Residential Communities Initiative Closures
Date: Dec. 24-25
Location: 2739 Dickman Road, building 407

The Residential Communities Initiative, or RCI, Office will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. 


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   

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.

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 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.

 

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.

 

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

Bowl with Santa and the Grinch 

Date/Time: Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center
Bowl with Santa and the Grinch for $15 per person, which includes two games of bowling with rental shoes and a goodie bag for the children. Photo opportunities are only available 9-10 a.m. for $8. For more information, call 210-652-6271.

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Briefing
Date/Time: Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon
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, entitlements, insurance, credit management, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

Smooth Move Relocation

Date/Time: Dec. 18, 10-11 a.m.

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 reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: Dec. 20, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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


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

Bowl with the Grinch 

Date/Time: Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center
The Grinch comes out of seclusion at the JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center. Children, 12 years and younger, bowl one game, receive shoes and a bag of candy for $5. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. The cost is $3 per person. For more information, call 210-671-1234.  

9-Pin, No-Tap Bowling Tournament 
Date/Time: Dec. 15, 5 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center
Entry fee is $20 if paid by Dec. 13. After the deadline, the cost is $25. Prizes for both men and women categories are awarded immediately following the completion of the tournament. For more information, call 210-671-1234

VA Benefits Brief
Date/Time: Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Those exempt from the five-day Transition GPS workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone mandatory brief. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722. 

Franchising 101
Date/Time: Dec. 19, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

Military Caregiver Support Group 

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

Location: Library

Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences, and information. For more information, call 210-243-3067 or 210-557-2018.

New Year's Eve Youth Blowout
Date/Time: Dec. 31, 2-4 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center
A Youth New Year's Eve Blowout is open to youth, 17 years and younger and includes shoe rental, pizza and noise makers. The cost is $10 per child if registered by Dec. 24 and $15 per child for registration after Dec. 24. For more information, call 210-671-1234.

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.

Block III Equipment Custodian/Management Training
Date/Time: Third Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m.
Location: 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron conference room, building 5160

The 502nd  Logistics Readiness Squadron Equipment Accountability Element will be having Block III Equipment Custodian/Management Training every third Wednesday.  Call 210-925-1102 or 210-671-4439 for more information or schedule to attend.

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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