JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Immigration & Citizenship

Time/Date: June 26, 9 a.m. to noon, naturalization 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 at the naturalization ceremony at 2 p.m. and welcome them as new U.S. citizens. For more information, call 210-221-2705. Registration is not required.

 

Initial Key Spouse Training

Date/Time: June 27, 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 highly recommended for Key Spouse mentors. Review the nine core modules in the standard Air Force Key Spouse training curriculum, roles and responsibilities and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

410th CSB to change command

Date/Time: July 2, 10:30 a.m.

Location: U.S. Army Medical Department Museum Amphitheater

Col. Robert McDonald Jr. will assume command of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade from Col. Dariel Mayfield in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff, commanding general for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command. McDonald comes to the 410th CSB from the Pentagon where he served as the deputy military assistant for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mayfield departs to serve as the deputy of contracting operations for the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, the 410th CSB plans and executes expeditionary and contingency contracting support for U.S. Army South and U.S. Southern Command in support of Army and joint operations throughout the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility. The brigade is a subordinate unit of ACC.


Holiday Closure
The Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center will be closed July 4 in observation of Independence Day. Pre- and Post-Deployment Resiliency will not be held July 5. Please plan accordingly.

Pre-Deployment Resiliency Training for Spouses

Date/Time: July 2, 4-5:30 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Computer Basics

Date/Time: July 3, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Get comfortable with your computer and reviewing common terms, functions and hardware. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Credit Management

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797.

Learn what’s included in your credit report, what your score consists of, where to get a free credit report, ways to improve your score and more. Call 210-221-2705 to reserve a seat.

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: July 6, 20, 8 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

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

 

Car Seat 101

Date/Time: July 9, 1-3 p.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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: July 9-13, 16-20*, 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Soldier for Life, building 2263

A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs and M&FR. (*Retirees only dates.) Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-221-1213.

 

Accessing Higher Education

Date/Time: July 9-11, *17-18, 23-25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Education Center, building 2269

A three-day track to help service members achieve academic success by preparing for college life or re-entering school. Reviewing credit transfers, researching schools, financial assistance, vocational education counseling and more. (*Service members that already have a bachelor’s degree may attend an accelerated two-day version.) Prerequisite: Transition GPS. To register, call 210-221-1213.

 

Volunteering 101

Date/Time: July 10, 24, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797.

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

 

Joint Spouses Forum

Date/Time: July 10, 11 a.m. to Noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

The Joint Spouses’ Forum is open to all FRSAs, FRGs, Key Spouses, Ombudsmen, and Family Program Advisors and provides networking opportunities to discuss issues, share lessons learned, and facilitate questions. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Basic Budget 101

Date/Time: July 10, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

A hands-on, guided process to learn how to create a budget worksheet. Participants must bring a current leave and earnings statement, spouse’s income information (if applicable), a list of monthly expenses, and debt information (total balance owed, monthly payment, and annual percent rate). To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: July 10, 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. For more information, call 210-221-2705. Registration is not required.

 

General Resume

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Learn about the different resume formats and which one to use when writing a non-federal resume. Get tips on how to effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Relocation, Overseas Orientation

Date/Time: July 11, 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.

 

Lunch n’ Learn with EFMP

Tips & Tricks for Starting a New School

Date/Time: July 11, 5-10 years; 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 11 years and older - 12:45-1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Did you just PCS to JBSA? Are you starting at a new school in the fall? School age children and teens are encouraged to bring their parents and learn tips and tricks for thriving at a new school. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

On The Road Again: Car Buying Strategies

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car, in addition to developing effective negotiating skills to ensure the best care buying experience. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Bringing Baby Home

Date/Time: July 16 & 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

This two-part series must be attended in order. Knowing what to expect helps ease the overwhelming feeling of preparing for your newborn baby’s homecoming. Both parents are encouraged to attend. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Post-Deployment Resiliency Training for Spouses

Date/Time: July 16, 4-5:30 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Social Media & Bullying

Date/Time: July 16, 4-6 p.m.

Location: Vogel Resiliency Center, building 367

It’s important for parents to know how their children are connecting through social media and apps. This workshop identifies common risks and discusses ways for parents to say engaged with their child in a positive manner. Learn how to spot cyber-bullying, isolation and behaviors that may signal suicide warnings, and leave with tangible skills to help guide your child. Partnered with Army Suicide Prevention. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Briefer Trainer Course

Date/Time: July 17, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Whether you’re providing a deskside briefing to a commander or tasked to provide information to a diverse audience, this professional development course is designed to address how to prepare for and present an effective briefing. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: July 17, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Are you taking full advantage of your Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP? Become 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.

 

ARMY FAP UNIT TRAINING

Date/Time: July 18, 9-11 a.m./1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Mandated Unit Family Advocacy Training in accordance with Army Regulation 608-18 regarding domestic and child abuse identification, reporting and prevention. Other topics include the Lautenberg amendment, restricted and unrestricted reporting and transitional compensation program. Seating is limited, call to reserve seats for your unit. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Interviewing Skills, Dress For Success

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover ways to make a lasting impression and prepare for a job interview. Join us for tips on how to dress for success and discuss the importance of social media, networking and salary negotiation. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Mentor Training

Date/Time: July 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Volunteer mentors spend time with young people to encourage positive choices and promote high self-esteem. After completion, participants are placed within a local public school. Facilitated by the SLO and Community in Schools. For more information, call 210-221-2256

 

Sponsorship Application Training

Date/Time: July 18, 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.

 

Troops To Teachers

Date/Time: July 19, noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Soldiers 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. To register, call 210-221-1213.

 

 

106th Signal Brigade Change of Command
Date/Time: July 20, 9 a.m.
Location: The Quadrangle, U.S. Army North
Army Col. David R. Lamy will assume command of the 106th Signal Brigade from Col. Bradford J. Davis is a change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. July 20. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Fort Sam Houston Theater, building 2270.

 

Build-a-Backpack Drive

Collection: July 23-August 3

The JBSA-School Liaison Office Build-a-Backpack program provides backpacks full of school supplies to military families experiencing financial hardships. This gives students an opportunity to start school with all the supplies they need to be successful. Donated backpacks filled with items from the school supplies list will be collected July 23 through August 3 and may be dropped off at any JBSA-M&FRC or Library locations. First Sergeants, M&FR Financial Counselors, Family Advocacy, and school district counselors may nominate a military family to receive a backpack by contacting a SLO no later than August 3. For more information about eligibility or donations, visit http://go.usa.gov/xNfAz.


Immigration & Citizenship, Naturalization Ceremony

Date/Time: July 24, 9 a.m. to noon, Ceremony 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

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

 

R.E.A.L. FRG LEADERS

Date/Time: July 25, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Unit Readiness Prevention Training

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

Location: Vogel Resiliency Center, building 367

This quarterly session provides units and service members an opportunity to complete multiple mandatory trainings in one session. Topics covered include substance abuse, suicide prevention and domestic and child abuse. Facilitated in part with Army Suicide Prevention, ASAP, and FAP. To reserve a seat, call (210) 221-2705.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: July 27, 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.

 

Balancing Baby - The Survival Guide

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

Location: Vogel Resiliency Center, building 367

Create ways to balance life’s new phases, understand conflicting pressures and develop a supportive environment. Learn about stressors that come with your new baby and discover self-care and adjusting to pressures of returning to work or staying at home. To reserve a seat, call 210- 221-2705.

 

Initial Key Spouse Training

Date/Time: July 30-31, 5:30-8:30 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 highly recommended for Key Spouse mentors. Review the nine core modules in the standard Air Force Key Spouse training curriculum, roles and responsibilities and more. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

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

Date/Time: July 31, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.


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

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

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

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

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

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

New Exchange Construction Underway
Date: Ongoing 

Location: Exchange & Commissary areas 
Construction of the new base exchange shopping center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is underway. There will be traffic detours necessary in the vicinity of the Base Exchange and the Commissary.  The entire worksite will be fenced off and will not be accessible by the public. A portion of the Burger King parking lot will close and the drive-through will be rerouted. The existing cab stand at the southeast corner of the Exchange is closed until further notice. AAFES will provide an alternate location for a new cab stand in the near future. In May 2018, the Burger King will close and be demolished. It will open in the new Dual Foods restaurant along with a new Popeye's. Once the new shopping center building is completed, the old base exchange building will be demolished and the area will become part of the new parking lot for the new shopping center.

Employment Readiness Orientation

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

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

 

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

New Pre- and Post-Deployment Resiliency Training

Date: Thursdays

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

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

 

Personal Financial Counselor

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

 

School Liaison Office New Location

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

 

Stray Animal Control

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

 

JBSA-Camp Bullis Not Equipped For Emergency Medical Services

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

 

Department Of The Army Photos

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

 

Check Military, CAC, Dependent ID Expiration Dates Now

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

 

DLA Disposition Services Training

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

 

BAMC Bariatric Clinic

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

Announcements

JBSA-Randolph

Attention All Personnel
The commander regrets to announce the death of Senior Master Sgt. Blaine C. Listenbee, assigned to Headquarters Air Education and Training Command/A3OW, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, who passed away May 24, 2018. To settle the estate of the deceased, Lt. Col. Paul Kulpa, assigned to Headquarters Air Education and Training Command/A3/6, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer. Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Listenbee should contact Kulpa at 210-652-1755. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the Joint Base San Antonio Mortuary Affairs office at 210-671-4137.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: June 28, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

Maximize Your BRS with TSP
Date/Time: June 29; 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn how the Thrift Savings Plan works in relation to the Blended Retirement System. Explore various options available through TSP and how it may impact your BRS. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

Personal & Family Readiness Briefing

Date/Time: July 3, 17, 31, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: July 9, 23, 8 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Officer/Enlisted First Duty Station Equal Opportunity Briefing

Date/Time: July 9, 23, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Officer and enlisted service members assigned to their first duty station are required to receive an additional equal opportunity briefing in addition to Newcomer’s Orientation. For more information, call 210-652-5321.

 

Newly Assigned Commanders, First Sergeants Briefing

Date/Time: July 10, 8-11 a.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Newly assigned Commanders, Command Chiefs, and First Sergeants; this mandatory briefing satisfies AFI requirements while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies such as Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, Medical (HIPAA), Military & Family Readiness, and Sexual Assault Prevention Response. For more information, call (210) 652-5321.

 

Boots to Business

Date/Time: July 10-11, 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; information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. Prerequisite: Transition GPS. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Basic Resume Writing

Date/Time: July 10, 9:30-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Don’t get frustrated over a resume. Learn techniques that will help with preparing a non-federal resume. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Blended Retirement Overview

Date/Time: July 11, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn how to opt-in or out and what happens after you make the decision.  One-on-one appointments are available after the class. This does not replace the 2-hr JKO/ADLS required training. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Pre-Separation Counseling

Date/Time: July 11, 25, Noon to 3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Career Technical Training

Date/Time: July 12-13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn about civilian careers that require a license or certificate, identify schools and accredited institutions, financial aid, VA benefits, apprenticeships and more during this two-part workshop. Prerequisite: Transition GPS. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

EFMP Support Group

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Mentor Training

Date/Time: July 12, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: July 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members separating from the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs and M&FR. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Briefing

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

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

 

Smooth Move Relocation

Date/Time: July 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

A mandatory briefing for E4 and below relocating for the first time and all ranks PCS’ing 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.

 

Key Spouse Mentor Training

Date/Time: July 18, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Are you a Key Spouse Mentor or have you been identified to take on this role? Review the roles, expectations, and responsibilities of a KS Mentor, mentoring opportunities and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Couponing in the 21st Century

Date/Time: July 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Using mobile apps for couponing and saving money has become easier. Discuss ways you can save on traveling, dining out, military discounts, rebates and more.  To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Key Spouse Refresher

Date/Time: July 19, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review information, resources, and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouse and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from their previous installation. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Key Spouse Continuing Education

Date/Time: July 19, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Key Spouses are required to attend continuing education training on a quarterly basis; various topics are discussed. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: July 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review the different aspects of a TSP including contribution limits, matching contributions, tax-deferred investments, return rates, options to consider after separating from the military or federal service and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

Wise Investment Strategy

Date/Time: July 24, 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. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: July 26, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

 

VA Stand Alone Workshop

Date/Time: July 27, 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 Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Topics covered include critical VA programs and services ranging from general benefits information, disability compensation and GI Bill benefit. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation. To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.


Post-Deployment: Reintegration

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.; Fridays, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

All military members returning from a deployment are required to attend this briefing to review reintegration into home life and resources to assist with stressors. Military spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

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

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

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

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

JBSA-Lackland

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

One-Day Transition GPS

Date/Time: June 25, 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 is Pre-Separation Counseling. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Four Lenses Discovery Workshop

Date/Time: June 26, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn to identify temperament styles and how each style measures self-worth during this interactive workshop. Expose attitudes and probable motivation behind behavior while learning how to identify natural talents, improve communication, and embrace diversity. Held at the Gateway Club. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Franchising 101

Date/Time: June 26-27, 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 during this two-part workshop. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group 

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

Location: Library, 1930 George Ave.

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

Moving Out Of the Dorm

Date/Time: July 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Preparing to move out of the dorms? Learn how to create a comprehensive budget and review Basic Allowance for Housing, associated costs of renting and renters insurance. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

VA Education Benefits Briefing

Date/Time: July 12, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

How To Buy A House

Date/Time: July 9, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Discuss the pros and cons of renting versus home ownership, budgets, different types of loans, realtors and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Bundles For Babies

Date/Time: July 9, 1-4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

Pre-Separation: Retirement

Date/Time: July 10, 31, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A mandatory briefing for all service members planning to retire from the military; appointments may be scheduled up to 24 months prior to retirement. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

PCS’ing With School-Age Youth

Date/Time: July 10, 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Changing schools can be exceptionally hard for you and your children. Explore resources and receive guidance to help with transferring your child to a new school. Get familiar with the MIC3 laws, course placement, absences due to PCS, transcript documentation, special needs, graduation requirements and more. Open to parents with children in grades K-12 that are anticipating or have received orders for their next assignment. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: July 11, 18, 25, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A mandatory in-processing briefing for all service members new to Joint Base San Antonio. Coordinate with your Unit Personnel Coordinator or Commander Support Element to schedule your orientation. Held at Mitchell Hall. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

General Resume

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn about the different resume formats and which one to use when creating a non-federal resume. Get tips on how to effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Pre-Separation: Separating

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249   

A mandatory briefing for all services members planning to separate from the military; appointments may be scheduled up to 12 months prior to separation. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Newly Assigned Commanders, First Sergeants Briefing

Date/Time: July 16, 8-11:15 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Newly assigned commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants; this mandatory briefing satisfies Air Force Instruction requirements while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies such as Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, Medical (HIPAA), M&FR and Sexual Assault Prevention Response. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS)

Date/Time: July 16-20 (retirees only); July 23-27 (separation only); 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A mandatory five-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and M&FR. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

From Camo To The Classroom

Date/Time: July 25, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Are you interested in teaching students in grades K-12? Representatives from the Region 20 Education Service Center will explain how to obtain teaching certificates through traditional, alternative and ROTC routes. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Military Caregiver Support Group

Date/Time: July 25, 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.

 

Deployment & Your Money

Date/Time: July 26, 10-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Minimize stress by organizing your financials before a deployment. Review common concerns and challenges, and become aware of the financial protection available for deployed service members, tips that may help with organizing financial commitments and budgeting. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

1-Day Transition GPS

Date/Time: July 30, 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: Pre-Separation Counseling. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

 

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

 

Post-Deployment Reunion, Reintegration

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

Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160

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

 

Pre-Deployment Briefing

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

Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160

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

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