JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Family Housing Town Hall
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 4 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Military Housing Community Center, 407 Dickman Road
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North Commander and Senior Army Commander, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, hosts ab Army Family Housing Town Hall to solicit Soldiers and Families unreported or unanswered housing concerns.

Right Arm Night
Date/Time: Feb. 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Sam Houston Community Center, building 1395 (new location)
Enjoy a night of great camaraderie. Complimentary snack foods provided.

Call For Nominations - JBSA Volunteer Awards

Deadline: Feb. 22

The JBSA 2019 Volunteer Awards Ceremony identifies and recognizes outstanding and innovative community service efforts from military members, federal civilians, family members, retirees, and federal retirees. Volunteer agencies or supervisors from any military branch may submit a nomination packet for the Volunteer of the Year Award and the Volunteer Excellence Award. All packets must be submitted no later than Feb. 22 and forms can be found online at http://www.jbsa.mil/Resources/Military-Family-Readiness/Volunteer-Resources.


Lifting Challenge
Date/Time: Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Fitness Center on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Medical and Education Training Campus
A 1,000- and 500-pound challenge is open to men and women.  Men lift 1,000 pounds and women lift 500 pounds. Bench press, dead lift and squat totals are combined to calculate the total weight lifted. Participation in this challenge is free and all Department of Defense ID cardholders, 16 years and older, can join. For more information, call 210-808-5709.

Archery Takes On Another Dimension 
Date/Time: Feb. 23 and 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Location: JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center
The center hosts a three-dimensional archery competition with registration is 8-10 a.m. The Fun Shoot registration is 8-11 a.m. Fun shoot cost is $5 for E1-E4, active duty or medically retired, $15 per person for all others 13 years and older and youth, 12 years and younger, shoot for $5. The competition fee is $10 for E1-E4, active duty or medically retired and $20 per person for all others 13 years and older. For more information, call 210-295-7577.

Your Life Matters

Date/Time: Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Kristen Christy, USAF Spouse of the Year for 2018, shares her personal

experiences on the rippling effects of suicide and hope as she tells the story of her husband's suicide and how it has had lasting effects on her family. The JBSA Community is invited to meet with Kristen Christy and join the conversation about suicide and suicide prevention.  For more information, call 210-221-2705.


Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: March 1, 15, 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 Joint Base San Antonio; family members welcome. Service members must coordinate attendance with their Unit Personnel Centers. Patrons must sign in and be seated by 7:50 a.m. This is more than a traditional in-processing briefing, as representatives from agencies throughout the community are on-site to share information. For more information, call 210-221-2705.


Flea market
Date/Time: March 2, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: MacArthur Field parking lot at Worth Road
Sell and purchase at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Outdoor Recreation Flea Market. Sellers can rent tables and chairs at the field the day of the event. Tables cost $5 and chairs cost 50 cents. For more information, call 210-221-5224 or 210-221-5225. 

Pre-Deployment Resiliency for Spouses

Date/Time: March 4, 3-5 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Spouses and significant others discuss common challenges that are often encountered with deployments, as well as resiliency strategies and resources. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. Command Team

Date/Time: March 4, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Commanders and first sergeants review guidance about roles and responsibilities of all levels of the command team and execution of the Family Readiness mission. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Transition GPS

Date/Time: March 4-8, 11-15*, 25-29*;8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Basement of building 2263

Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) is a mandatory five-day workshop designed to build skills that allow Service members to depart career ready and meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs and Military & Family Readiness. *Retiree-only dates. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To reserve a seat, call 210-221-1213.

 

Goal Setting

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Identify, plan for and commit to the pursuit of a goal. Review techniques to help obtain goals and ways to stay motivated. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Volunteering 101

Date/Time: March 5, 19, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume

Date/Time: March 6, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Between Two Homes

Date/Time: March 6 & 13, 8 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

This free two-day class covers family stabilization, co-parenting obstacles and techniques, child development, alternatives to litigation, and fulfills the Texas Court requirement for co-parenting through a divorce. Both days must be attended for credit. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Texas License to Carry Classes 

Date/Time: March 9 and 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center
The center offers Texas license to carry classes with a cost of $75 per class. Successful completion of this class is required for a Texas LTC. To register for a class, visit http://www.chlregistration.com. Once on the website, select "register for class." Then select "Dan WillisLeatherneck Arms." Class details are available online at https://www.jbsatoday.com. For more information, call 210-295-7577.

Participants learn to teach water safety 
Date/Time: March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center
The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center offers a water safety instruction class, teachin participants how to teach swimming lessons using the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics and adult and fitness swimming. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards each of the front crawl, breaststroke and sidestroke and 15 yards of the butterfly at Red Cross Level four or better. Participants must be 16 years or older. Cost is $160. To register, email charles.waugh.3@us.af.mil. For more information, call 210-221-4887. 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: March 12, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

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

 

Facilitator Training Course

Date/Time: March 12, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; March 13, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

A two-day professional development course reviews the different personality styles in a group, how to reach a group consensus, and other skills needed to be a successful facilitator. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date & Time: March 12, 9 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service officer for assistance with applications. Registration is not required. For more information call 210-221-2705.

 

Relocation & Overseas Orientation

Date & Time: March 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 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. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group 

Date/Time: March 14, 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.

Saint Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
Date/Time: March 15-17
Location: JBSA Recreation Park @ Canyon Lake 
Check into any lodging unit March 15-17 for a chance to win park prizes during the Saint Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt. Guests that find the plush toy in their lodging unit bring it to the office to receive the prize. There are no exchanges on gift certificates and the gift certificate has no cash value. For more information or reservations, call 1-830-226-5357 or email jbsalodgingres@gmail.com.

Saint Patrick's Day Fun Run
Date/Time: March 16, 9 a.m.
Location: Fitness Center on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Medical Education and Training Campus
Dress up in green for a Saint Patrick's Day Fun Run. This free 5K run or walk starts in the Naval Aquatic Center parking lot and is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and guests. For more information, call 210-808-5709.

Saint Patrick's Day Zumba Fest
Date/Time: March 16, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Get a jump start on the Saint Patrick's Day celebrations at the St. Patty's Zumba® Fest March 16, 9:30 a.m. Come dressed in Irish garb to enjoy two hours of heart pumping dance steps. For more information, call 210-221-1234.

Saint Patrick's Day Golf Tournament 
Date/Time: March 17, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Spend Saint Patrick's Day out on the green. The format for this tournament is stoke play and counts towards the JBSA Ryder Cup points. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers and includes green fee, golf cart, prize money and social after the round. For more information or to sign up, visit the Pro Shop or call 210-222-9386.

March Madness Bracket Contest
Date: March 19
Location: Fitness Center on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Medical Education and Training Campus
Join the Fitness Center on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Medical Education and Training Campus for a Madness Bracket Contest. Brackets must be submitted before the start of the first game. One bracket is accepted per person for all Department of Defense ID cardholders, 16 years and older. Prizes are awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers. A tie breaker is determined by guessing the final score of the National Championship Game. For more information, call 210-808-5709.

Key Spouse Initial Training

Date/Time: March 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

This training is mandatory for all newly-appointed Key Spouses who have not received the initial training from their previous location and is recommended for Key Spouse mentors. Review the nine core modules in the standard Air Force Key Spouse training curriculum, roles and responsibilities. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Lunch N’ Learn With EFMP: Texas Able Savings Program

Date/Time: March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Bring your lunch and join us for a guest speaker from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office to discuss the Texas ABLE Savings Program. Texas ABLE, or Achieving a Better Life Experience, was established to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving funds to pay for many disability-related expenses critical to maintaining the individuals’ health, independence and quality of life. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Hiring Heroes Career Fair
Date/Time: March 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Community Center, building 1295
Service members and their families face numerous challenges as they transition from military service. In an effort to provide maximum support to our transitioning service members, families, and veterans, the JBSA Transition Services team will hold a one day Hiring Heroes Career Fair to connect transitioning members of our military community with employment opportunities and resources. This event is open and highly recommended to all service members, veterans and their spouses. Call 210-221-9255 for more information.

Debt Management

Date/Time: March 21, 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 learn tips for negotiating lower interest rates. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: March 22, 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. Seating is limited. Registration required, call 210-221-2705.

High School Lock-In

Date/Time: March 23, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Location: Patch and Chaffee Youth Center.
Cost for JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Youth Programs High School Lock-In is $15 per youth. Youth must be a registered Child Youth Services member and a signed permission slip is required. For more information, call 210-221-3630. 

Outdoor Exposition
Date/Time: March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:
JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center 
Learn what the Rod-N-Gun Club has to offer. Enjoy music, free hot dogs and drinks while talking to vendors about information on outdoor recreation and hunting needs and viewing the Sportsman's Range, the three-dimensional archery competition and a variety of hunting rental equipment. This free event is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and their families. For more information, call 210-295-7529.

Spring 10K Run 
Date/Time: March 23, 8 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Central Post Gym 
All Department of Defense ID cardholders and their families are invited to participate in the free 10K Spring Run. Register the day of the event starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 210-221-2593.

JBSA Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Victim Advocate/Community Advocate Training 

Date/Time: March 25-29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: JBSA SAPR Advocacy Center, 3555 Patch Road, room 212
JBSA’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response office is currently recruiting personnel for their Victim Advocacy and Community Advocacy programs. Victim Advocates provide on-call crisis intervention, referral and ongoing nonclinical support to victims of sexual violence. Community Advocates assist the SAPR office by providing education and awareness to military members across JBSA. VAs and CAs are volunteers who are active-duty military, Reserve or Guard personnel in active status, or Department of Defense civilian employees.  Each applicant must obtain leadership approval, have a background check and is interviewed by SAPR. The 40-hour training class and a  one-year commitment are required to serve. Enlisted must be E-4 and above and at least 21 years old. Officers must be O-2 or O-1 if prior enlisted. Civilians must be appropriated fund employees and at least a GS-07 or higher. Call 210-808-8976.

R.E.A.L. Key Contacts Training

Date/Time: March 26, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

All Family Readiness Group Key Contacts must attend this training to receive an outline of roles and responsibilities, learn how to address potential issues and identify resources and pointers for executing the role. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: March 26, 9 a.m. to noon, ceremony 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service officer 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 more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Current and incoming Family Readiness Group Fund Custodians are required to attend this training and review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies

Date/Time: March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Increase your knowledge and confidence level for home buying by examining how much you can afford, choosing a real estate agent, reviewing mortgage options, negotiating strategies to close the deal and more. A lunch is provided to registered participants. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Racquetball tournament
Date/Time: March 30, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Participate in the first singles racquetball tournament of the year. This free event is a double-elimination format and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders 16 years and older. Register before March 22. For more information, call 210-221-1234.

Take Back Our City
Date/Time: April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main
The 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, along with Joint Base San Antonio, the Rape Crisis Center and the Office of Student Life at San Antonio College present "Take Back Our City," a night of consciousness raising and collective empowerment toward ending sexual violence. The event is family friendly and free to the public, and includes a community resource fair, art exhibit, bounce house, interactive activities, live performances and special guest presenters.

Lincoln Military Housing Yards of the Month

Date: Nominations due by 24th of each month.
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.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Joint 
Personnel Processing Center Relocates

The Joint Personnel Processing Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, currently located at building 2263, will relocate for renovation scheduled from May 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020.
The Temporary Joint Personnel Processing Center, or TJPPC, will be located at 2400 Jessup Road, suite 100, on the corner of Reynolds and Jessup Roads, next to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Academy. Customer service hours will remain the same.

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.

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

Federal Resume Class
Date/Time: Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Randolph Library
Military spouses review federal resume writing tips and review a 10-step approach to an effective federal resume and tips for applying through USAJOBS.gov. Call 210-652-5321 to reserve a seat.

VA Stand Alone Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 22, 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 benefits. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” Call 210-652-5321.

Federal Resume Writing for Spouses

Date/Time: Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Library, building 598

Spouses searching for a government job learn a 10-step approach to an effective resume and tips to apply though USAJOBS. Call 210-652-5321.

 

Understanding Your Credit Report & Score

Date/Time: Feb. 21, 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 what steps you can take to fix errors on your credit report. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Deployment: Personal & Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time: Feb. 26, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All service members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty for longer than 30 days, or go on a remote assignment are required to attend. Briefings are held on the second floor of Logistics Readiness, building 5160. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.


Money Smarts Youth Rally

Date/Time: Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Youth Center, building 585

High school students are encouraged to attend a money-smart rally to learn about the value of money and how it affects all aspects of life. Call 210-652-5321.

 

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. Call 210-652-5321.

 

Wise Investment

Date/Time: Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn basic guidelines on investment strategy and tips on how to reach your financial goals and become financially secure. Call 210-652-5321.

 

Boots to Business

Date/Time: March 5-6, 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 U.S. Small Business Administration. Discuss opportunities and challenges of business ownership; review steps for evaluating business concepts; foundational knowledge for developing a business plan; information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital; and additional technical assistance. This track is optional. Prerequisite class is “Transition GPS.” To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Salary Negotiation

Date/Time: March 8, 9-10:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Blended Retirement System: Now What?

Date/Time: March 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn more about what the new Blended Retirement System means for you and your financial future. This class is for service members who opted in to BRS as well as those who are automatically enrolled in BRS. Topics include an overview of the Thrift Savings Plan, the importance of lifelong financial security, helpful tools and resources. Call 210-652-5321.

 

Tax Preparation

Date/Time: March 15, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes that were applied in 2018. Topics include new tax laws, tax filing basics and planning strategies, tax brackets, tax credits, withholding and exemptions, record keeping, free tax resources and special tax situations for active-duty military. Call 210-652-5321.

 

EFMP Support Group - Special Needs Financial Planning

Date/Time: March 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

This session covers unique financial planning needs and strategies for providing a lifetime of care for a special needs family member and touches on finding a balance between personal financial needs and that of a special needs family member. 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

ATTENTION ALL PERSONNEL: Lt. Col. Jon Hart, commander of the 802nd Force Support Squadron, regrets to announce the death of Capt. Cory P. Waite, assigned to 502nd Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, who passed away Feb. 4, 2019. To settle the estate of the deceased, Lt. Quintin Echols, assigned to 502nd Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer. Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Capt Waite should contact Lt. Echols at 210-925-5721. (802 FSS/FSOM, 671-4137)

ATTENTION ALL PERSONNEL: Lt. Col. Jon Hart, commander of the 802nd Force Support Squadron, regrets to announce the death of Master Sgt. Raymundo Contreras Jr., assigned to 59th Medical Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, who passed away Feb. 10, 2019. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt. Jessica Yett, assigned to 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer. Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Master Sgt. Contreras Jr. should contact 2nd Lt. Yett at 210-292-5454. (802 FSS/FSOM, 671-4137)

Call For Nominations - JBSA Volunteer Awards

Deadline: Feb. 22
The JBSA 2019 Volunteer Awards Ceremony identifies and recognizes outstanding and innovative community service efforts from military members, federal civilians, family members, retirees, and federal retirees. Volunteer agencies or supervisors from any military branch may submit a nomination packet for the Volunteer of the Year Award and the Volunteer Excellence Award. All packets must be submitted no later than Feb. 22 and forms can be found online at http://www.jbsa.mil/Resources/Military-Family-Readiness/Volunteer-Resources.

Team Triathlon 
Date/Time: Feb. 22, 7-9 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Gillum Fitness Center
Teams for this free triathlon must consist of six people and each person on the team must complete one event. Events include a five-mile spin bike, obstacle course and a one-and-a-half-mile run. Register no later than Feb. 20. For more information, call the 210-977-2353.

Transition GPS
Date/Time: Separation: Feb. 25-March 1, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) is a mandatory five-day workshop designed to build skills that allow service members to depart career ready and meet mandatory career readiness standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and Military & Family Readiness. Spouses welcome. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” Call 210-671-3722.

VA Benefits Brief

Date/Time: Feb. 27, 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 Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” Call 210-671-3722.

 

Single Parent Support Group

Date/Time: Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 210-671-3722.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group 

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies

Date/Time: Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Increase your home buying knowledge by examining how much you can afford, tips for choosing a real estate agent, reviewing mortgage options and more. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Medicaid Qualifications EFMP Support Group

Date/Time: Feb. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: CAMP facility, building 3850

Join us for a presentation from Eligible Care Consulting to discuss new Medicaid updates for 2019, how to qualify for Medicaid, how it works with TRICARE and how to get nursing services for an eligible child. Review how to fill out applications and ways to qualify if your income is higher than traditional requirements. For more information, call 210-671-3722.

Home-Buying Strategies 
Date/Time: Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: JBSA-Lackland Military & Family Readiness Center
The Home Sweet Home, Home-Buying Strategies workshop provides fundamental information to help ease the buying process. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Your Life Matters-Kristen Christy
Date/Time: March 1, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Pfingston Reception Center, 1800 Truemper Rd  
Meet with military spouse Kristen Christy, 2018 AFI Air Force Spouse of the Year, as she shares her personal experiences on the rippling effects of suicide and hope. For more information, 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.

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
502nd FSS events