JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Oktoberfest
Date/Time: Oct. 20, 3-10 p.m.
Location: Parking lot across from Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun at the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Entertainment by "The Voice" finalist Spensha Baker, the Air Force Band of the West and Beethoven's Oompa Band. Food, interactive activities and an authentic biergarten on hand. Call 210-652-5763 for more information.

Retiree Appreciation Day at BAMC
Date/Time: Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Brooke Army Medical Center
The BAMC Retiree Appreciation Day features a health fair with flu shots, vaccinations, pharmacy drug take-back, walk-in mammograms, nutrition services, prescription glasses, TRICARE information, appointment services, clinic services and more. Participating services include Soldier For Life, Transition Assistance Program, Exchange services, Retiree Activities Office, Texas Veterans Commission, Bexar County Veteran Services, San Antonio Veterans Affairs and more. Open to all military retirees and their families. For more information, call 210-221-9004.

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: Oct. 22-26, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 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 M&FR. Prerequisite class is Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-221-1213.


Conflict Resolution 
Date/Time: Oct. 22, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learning how to manage conflict efficiently is a key skill in life, whether at work or at home. Discover techniques to identify common causes of conflict and to effectively resolve personal and situational conflict. To register, call 210-221-2418.

San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference
Date/Time: Oct. 23-24
Location: Pearl Stables
The 3rd annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference covers the assessment and treatment of combat-related PTSD and comorbid conditions in military service members and veterans who deployed in support of combat operations after Sept. 11, 2001. for more information, visit http://www.combatPTSDconference.com.

Basic Marriage Training (BMT)
Date/Time: Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Those people looking to improve your new marriage with effective communication skills, enhancing their friendship with their partner can attend this class. Refreshments are provided. Call 210-221-1996 for more information.

5 Love Languages
Date/Time: Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Vogel Resiliency Center, 2490 Stanley Road, building 367
Learn your love language and understand your child’s.  This class is designed to help your children figure out their individual love language and how to effectively communicate with their family and peers. Call 210-221-0349.

 

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian

Date/Time: Oct. 24, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Current and incoming FRG Fund Custodians are required to attend this training and review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. To register, call 210-221-2418.

 

R.E.A.L. FRL & FRSA Training

Date/Time: Oct. 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 FRG Volunteers, the Family Readiness Liaison and Family Readiness Support Assistant need 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.

 

Till Debt Do Us Part

Date/Time: Oct. 25, 2-4 p.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Money and marriage is an age-old problem and one of the leading causes of stress in a relationship. From different money management styles to conflicting values, income and more. Review the essentials of establishing financial stability as a couple, in addition to reviewing methods to help reach your financial goals. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: Oct. 26, 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. Join us for a guided tour and learn about its rich history. This is the last tour of the season. Tours resume January 2019. Seating is limited; registration required. Call 210-221-2705.

 

Howl Down

Date/Time: Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

The Exceptional Family Member Program hosts a “Spooktacular” free event with music, a haunted house, arts and crafts, trick or treating and more. Open to all Joint Base San Antonio families. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

Halloween Haunted Trail and Fall Carnival
Date/Time: Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m.
Location: Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course, 1050 Harry Wurzbach Road.

Children ages 3 and up can dress up in their favorite costumes and bring a bag for trick or treating at the Halloween Haunted Trail and Fall Carnival. The event, which is a partnership between JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Youth Programs and the golf course, includes activities such as trick or treating for children along a haunted golf trail, games and costume contests. In addition, there will be crafts and prizes. Admission is $2 for children ages 3-10; $3 for youth ages 11-18. There is no admission charge for parents. JBSA members who want to help out and volunteer at the carnival can contact the W. Ed Parker Youth Center at 210-221-4492 or 210-221-3502. In case of inclement weather, the Haunted Trail event will be cancelled, but the Fall Carnival will be moved to the W. Ed Parker Youth Center, building 1630 on Watkins Boulevard, adjacent to Winans Road. 

Children's Health Fair, Influenza Vaccine Event
Date/Time: Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Brooke Army Medical Center Medical Mall
The Brooke Army Medical Center Influenza Campaign offers a children's health fair and flu vaccine event, to include car seat installation, juvenile diabetes information, body fat testing, dental education and much more. 

Make A Difference Day

Date/Time: Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Joint Base San Antonio will take part in the nation’s largest day of volunteerism with volunteer projects all around the community. A list of community service projects will be available online Oct. 5 at http://go.usa.gov/xntrW. JBSA agencies interested in hosting a project should contact the volunteer coordinator by Sept. 28 at usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil or call 210-221-2705.

Armed Forces Action Plan Forum

Date/Time: Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 30-31, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Volunteer delegates made up of active duty, Reserve, Guard, retirees, civilians, family members and Gold Star family members review and prioritize issues that were collected throughout the year and present them to local leadership for action and resolution. A status update for the issue will be available online at a later date. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

Warrior Scramble 
Date/Time:  Nov. 2, 12:30 p.m. 
Location:  JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course 
The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course hosts the Warrior Scramble with a cost of $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. The price includes green fee, golf cart, prize money and a social after the round. For more information, call 210-222-9386.

'A Company of Wayward Saints' at the Harlequin
Dates: Nov. 2-17
Location: Harlequin Theater, 2652 Harney Road
Make reservations today for the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Harlequin Theater performance of “A Company of Wayward Saints” Nov. 2-17. This performance is about a commedia dell’art group far from home without any financial means. A nobleman may be their salvation
if they can put on a good show for him. The Company chooses to present the history of man, from the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Ceasar and the homecoming of Odysseus. For more information or to make reservations, call 210-222-9694.

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: Nov. 2, 16, 8 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

A mandatory in-processing brief for all military and civilian personnel newly assigned to JBSA; family members welcome. Service members must coordinate attendance with their Unit Personnel. 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 on-site to share information. For more information, call 210-221-2705.


Sit Up and 5K Run
Date/Time: Nov. 3, 6:30 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Central Post Gym
Participants knock time off their run at the Sit Up and 5K Run. For each sit up performed correctly with in two minutes, participants take 10 seconds off their 5K run time. Registration and sit ups start at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. The race is free and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, age 16 years and older. For more information, call 210-221-3593. 

Employment Readiness Orientation

Date/Time: Nov. 5, 19, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover local resources and programs to assist you with your employment needs. Review services offered by M&FR, Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions, as well as priority placement opportunities. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Car Seat 101

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Review the basics of car seat installation and make sure your child is seated properly in their car seat. This class is required before attending the Safety Seat Clinic. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. Command Team

Date/Time: Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Commanders and First Sergeants review guidance about their roles and responsibilities of all levels of the command team and execution of the Family Readiness mission. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Pre-Deployment Resiliency Training For Spouses

Date/Time: Nov. 5, 4-5 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Spouses and significant others discuss common challenges often encountered associated with deployments, as well as resiliency strategies and resources. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Budget 101

Date/Time: Nov. 6, 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 must bring a current LES, 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: Nov. 7, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Obtaining a federal job is a process. 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 210-221-2705.

 

Military Spouse Expo

Date/Time: Nov. 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Military spouses are welcome to join us for an upbeat, interactive getting-to-know-you networking expo. Connect with more than 20 JBSA organizations, learn about local resources and upcoming events, and meet other military spouses. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

Volunteer Advisory Council

Date/Time: Nov. 8, 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 issues, share program plans, propose events and advertise volunteer opportunities. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

On The Road Again: Car Buying Strategies

Date/Time: Nov. 8, 9-11 a.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car, avoid sales traps, dealer scams, and predatory lending. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group

Date/Time: Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to Noon

Location: Warrior Family Support Center

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


Moving The Chains at Cole High School Football Games

Date: Nov. 9
Location: Cole High School
Ever wanted to be an integral part of a football game? Cole High School is looking for volunteers to run the chains at the Cole Cougars home football games. Call 210-368-8733 to leave a message about volunteering.

Veterans Day Brings Bowling Specials
Dates: Nov. 10-11
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Bowling Center  
Veterans are invited to the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Bowling Center Nov. 10-11, during normal operating hours. Veterans who buy one game get the second game free and free shoe rental. Proper identification is required. For more information, call 210-221-3683 or 210-221-4740. 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to noon; Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to noon; ceremony 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with an U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service for assistance with applications. Join us in observing service members and their families take the Oath of Allegiance during 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.

 

Lunch N’ Learn With EFMP – Cognitive Skills

Date/Time: Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Parents of smart, but struggling kids and teens discover underlying causes of learning and attention challenges. A guest speaker from Learning Foundations will review the Learning Skills Continuum, how it differs from tutoring and accommodations, and why it can help your child. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

Volunteering 101

Date/Time: Nov. 13, 27, 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. Participants also discuss rules and regulations for volunteering on a military installation. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

General Resume Writing

Date/Time: Nov. 14, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Learn different resume formats and which one to use while writing a non-federal resume. Receive tips that help effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history, and more. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Relocation & Overseas Orientation

Date/Time: Nov. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Mandatory for personnel E-5 and below; topics covered include: entitlement, shipment of household goods, emotional stressors of relocation, employment, and education. Only one session is needed. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Goal Setting

Date/Time: Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Identify, plan for, and commit to the pursuit of a goal that results in more optimal performance, sustained motivation, and increased effort. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Your Guide To EFMP

Date/Time: Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Whether newly enrolled or just curious about the program, this class guides you in understanding what an EFM is, how to enroll, where to find support, and what impacts it may have on you and your family. Leaders are encouraged to attend to review the requirements of the program and the resources available to their service members. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Class Offers EFMP Guidance
Date/Time: Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center. building 2797
Whether newly enrolled or just curious about the program, the "Your Guide to Exceptional Family Member Program" class guides participants in understanding what an Exceptional Family Member is, how to enroll, where to find support and more. To register, call 210-221-2705. 

Troops To Teachers

Date/Time: Nov. 15, noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Soldier for Life, building 2263

Eligible military personnel in pursuit of teaching as a second career review topics like education and licensing requirements, employment leads, counseling, placement and financial assistance, and more. This track is optional. To register, call 210-221-1213.


 

Zombie Run Volunteers Needed
Date: Nov. 17
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston amphitheater behind aquatic center
Become one of the infected at the 2018 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Zombie Run Nov. 17. Volunteer to be turned into one of the walking dead and "infect" the runners on the course or be one of the creators and volunteer to be a zombie make-up artist. You must be 15 years or older to volunteer for this event. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/Ja3pbKK6geDfK6to1

Golfers Try To Win Holiday Bird at Turkey Shoot
Date/Time: Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m.
Location:  JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course 
Golfers are invited to take a shot at winning their holiday bird at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course threeperson Turkey Shoot Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m. Teams must have at least one male and one female golfer and junior golfers are welcome to participate. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers and includes green fee, cart, social after the event and prizes. Players with 50 percent of the field win a turkey. For more information, call 210-222-9386.

Post-Deployment Resiliency Training For Spouses

Date/Time: Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Reintegration is a process, not a single event. 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 210-221-2705.

 

Sponsorship Application Training

Date/Time: Nov. 20, 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. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

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

 

R.E.A.L. FRL & FRSA Training

Date/Time: Nov. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

As a liaison between the Command and the FRG Volunteers, the Family Readiness Liaison and Family Readiness Support Assistant need 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 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. FRG Leaders

Date/Time: Nov. 28, 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 210-221-2705.

 

Retirement For Active Duty

Date/Time: Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Prepare for retirement by anticipating your time horizon and setting retirement goals, reviewing sources of retirement income, understanding investment categories and your risk personality, and maximizing your tax benefits. To register, call 210-221-2705.


Ugly Holiday Sweater 5K
Date/Time: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.
Location:  JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Fitness Center on the Medical Education and Training Campus
Join the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Fitness Center on the Medical Education and Training Campus for the Ugly Holiday Sweater 5K at the Navy Aquatic Center Parking Lot. Wear an ugly holiday sweater and enter a drawing to win prizes. This event is free and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, family guests and pets are invited as well. For more information, call 210-808-5709

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

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)
Date/Time: Oct. 22-26, 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, Department of Veterans Affairs and M&FR. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite class is Pre-Separation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

EOD Tier 2 Prototype Physical Fitness Test Volunteers Needed
Date: Starting Oct. 22, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Location: Exercise Science Unit, building 878
Active duty, Reserve and Guard male and female volunteers between the ages of 18 and 50 years of age are needed to participate in EOD Tier 2 Prototype Physical Fitness Test. To sign up or for more information, send an email to T2@us.af.mil or call 210-565-7261.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: Oct. 25, 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.

 

Dads: The Basics
Date/Time: Oct. 25, 3-6 p.m.
Location: Health Promotions, 221 3rd Street West
Get basic information about becoming a dad and the role of a father. Participants gain helpful lists, guides and information related to pregnancy, labor and delivery, communication with your spouse, caring for an infant and managing family issues. Call 210-652-2448.

Pre-Deployment Personal & Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time: Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m.; and Oct. 23, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All military members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty for longer 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.

 

VA Stand Alone Workshop

Date/Time: Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 3 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 benefits. Prerequisite class is Pre-Separation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Make A Difference Day
Date/Time: Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Joint Base San Antonio will take part in the nation’s largest day of volunteerism with volunteer projects all around the community. A list of community service projects will be available online Oct. 5 at http://go.usa.gov/xntrW. JBSA agencies interested in hosting a project can call the volunteer coordinator by Sept. 28 at usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil or call 210-221-2705. 

Halloween Kiddie Bingo, Costume Contest
Date/Time: Oct. 28, 11 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Randolph Kendrick Club
Children 12 years and younger are invited to play five games of bingo for free, win door prizes and get a complimentary buffet with chicken tenders, fries, cookies and fruit punch. The Gil's Pub Grill menu is available for adults. Prizes will be given to the top three best costumes. Doors open early for members at 10:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. for all others. This event takes place on October 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open to Department of Defense ID cardholders. For more information, call 210-652-3056.

Boots To Business
Date/Time: Oct. 30-31, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
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 class is Transition GPS. This track is optional. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Thanksgiving Annual Bowling Tournament
Date/Time: Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center
The annual Thanksgiving bowling tournament is in a scratch format. The cost is $50 per person and prizes are given out based on the number of entries. To sign up, call 210-652-6271.

 

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.

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

Transition: Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: Oct. 22-26 (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, Department of Veterans Affairs and M&FR. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite class is Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Smooth Move Relocation
Date/Time: Oct. 23, 10 to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
A 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 210-671-3722.

Military Caregiver Support Group  
Date/Time: Oct. 24, 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.

Recovering From A Divorce
Date/Time: Oct. 24, 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
This three-part workshop provides support to those going through a separation or has recently divorced. Participants may attend one or all sessions and are encouraged to bring a lunch. Day 1: review common challenges of divorce, emotional and physical symptoms, and ways to cope. Day 2: discuss different reactions a child may have and how they grieve. Day 3: identifies healthy relationship skills for singles. Facilitated by M&FR and M&FLC. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Make A Difference Day
Date/Time: Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Joint Base San Antonio will take part in the nation’s largest day of volunteerism with volunteer projects all around the community. A list of community service projects will be available online Oct. 5 at http://go.usa.gov/xntrW. JBSA agencies interested in hosting a project should contact the Volunteer Coordinator by Sept. 28 at usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502-fss-volunteer@mail.mil or call 210-221-2705. 

1-Day Transition GPS 
Date/Time: Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Those exempt from the mandatory 5-day Transition GPS workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Prerequisite class is Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Armed Forces Action Plan Forum

Date/Time: Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 30-31, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Volunteer delegates made up of active duty, Reserve, Guard, retirees, civilians, family members and Gold Star family members review and prioritize issues that were collected throughout the year and present them to local leadership for action and resolution. A status update for the issue will be available online at a later date. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Oct. 29, 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.

Key Spouse Mentor Training
Date/Time: Oct. 30, 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 210-671-3722.

Pre-Separation Counseling

Date/Time: (retirement) Oct. 30, 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.

Trunk-R-Treat Street Contest
Time/Date: Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Youth Programs parking lot, building 8420
Come participate in this years Trunk-R-Treat street contest at the JBSA-Lackland Youth Programs. Contest is open to organizations, families and individuals. Judging is at 6:30p.m. and the winners will be announced at 7:30p.m. For more information, call 219-671-2388.

Fall Motorcycle Ride
Date/Time: Nov. 3, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Old Kelly Club, building 1676 parking lot, Port San Antonio
JBSA-Lackland Outdoor Recreation continues to host Hill Country adventure with their Fall Motorcycle Ride. The ride is open to the public and all Department of Defense ID cardholders. Prepare to depart by 10 a.m. This ride is at no cost, with gas and lunch at each rider's own expense. Receive a complimentary ride patch while they last. For more information, call 210-925-5532 or 210-925-5533.

Workshop Helps Discover Personality Traits 
Date/Time: Nov. 6, 9-11:30 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Gateway Club
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 to identify natural talents, improve communication, and embrace diversity. To sign up, call 210-671-3722.

Sixty-Second Pushup Competition 
Dates: Nov. 6-9
Location: JBSA-Lackland Gillum Fitness Center
All Department of Defense cardholders are invited to see how many pushups they can complete in 60 seconds at the JBSA-Lackland Gillum Fitness Center. Check with the front desk for a fitness specialist to count and record efforts. Winners are announced at the end of the day. For more information, call 210-977-2353.

Bowling Tournament 
Date/Time: Nov. 17, 5 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center
The bowling center hosts a 9-Pin, No-Tap Tournament with an entry fee of $20 if paid by Nov. 15. 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.

Turkey Shoot Tournament
Date/Time: Nov. 17, 8 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Gateway Hills Golf Course
This is an individual stroke play tournament. The entry fee is $20 and does not include green fees and cart rental. The top three finishers win a turkey. For more information, call 210-671-2006.

Community Center Hosts Flea Market
Date/Time: Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: JBSA-Lackland Skylark Community Center
Shop for bargains or treasures at the quarterly  flea market at the Skylark Bowling Center parking lot. Sellers can rent spaces for $10. Tables are $5 each. Payment for reservations must be paid in cash and in person at the Skylark Community Center. For more information, call 210-671-3193 or 210-671-2021.

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.



 

 

 

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or call the appropriate JBSA location automated telephone directory:
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