JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Storm Sewer Line Installation
Near New Shopping Center 

Date: Through Nov. 27
Location: Vicinity of new exchange shopping center
As part of construction of the new Exchange Shopping Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, a storm sewer line is being installed, with construction lasting until approximately Nov. 27. There will be a closure of approximately 50 parking stalls in the north parking area of the commissary as a result, along with other closures and detours. Construction fencing will be installed around the work area, along with directional signage to control traffic.

Military Retiree Appreciation Day
Date/Time: Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: BAMC Medical Mall
Military retirees or service members who are about to retire can find out about programs and benefits they can utilize from medical clinic representatives, veterans’ organizations and agencies and vendors, at Military Retiree Appreciation Day at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Brooke Army Medical Center Medical Mall. An array of services will be offered at the event, including a health fair, flu shots, adult immunization, pharmacy drug take-backs, walk-in mammograms and 70 information tables consisting of representatives from medical clinics at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, vendors and agencies and organizations serving veterans and retirees. For more information, call 210-221-9004.

Holiday Spending

Date/Time: Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

It’s easy to overspend on travel, gifts, food, entertainment and more during the holiday season.  This session will provide helpful guidance for preparing a holiday spending plan to avoid overspending. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Post-Deployment Resiliency For Spouses

Date/Time: Oct. 21, 3-5 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 one their service member returns. For details, call 210-221-2705.

 

Financial Readiness Overview
Date/Time: Oct. 22, 9-9:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Don’t wait for a money crisis to arise. Get acquainted with financial wellness classes and services offered by M&FR, and discover resources that can help now and in the future. To register, call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. SFRG Leaders

Date/Time: Oct. 22, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Soldier & Family Readiness Group Leaders review roles, expectations and responsibilities within the SFRG and Command, as well as how to set-up, maintain and handle the challenges within the SFRG arena. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

An U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service officer will be on site to assist with applications. Registration is not required. For details, call 210-221-2705.

 

Divorce & Financial Impacts

Date/Time: Oct. 22, 1-1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Untangling household income and financial obligations are one of the many processes of a divorce.  Discuss financial topics and things to consider to help navigate the process such as identifying all joint accounts, attempting to settle all outstanding joint debt, establishing a spending plan based on new potential expenses and income, updating all account beneficiaries, reshaping retirement funds and more. Seating is limited. Registration required. Call 210-221-2705.

 

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

Date/Time: Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

The Family Readiness Liaison and Family Readiness Support Assistant need to know the ins and outs of the SFRG and how their role assists both the command and volunteers. Topics covered include leadership and volunteer management, communication, SFRG non-mission essential activities and resources. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Car Buying

Date/Time: Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.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 register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: Oct. 25, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Located in the heart of San Antonio, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston houses the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Take a guided tour to learn about its rich history. Seating is limited and registration is required. This is the last tour of the 2019 season. Call 210-221-2705.

 

Howl Down Halloween Event

Date/Time: Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

The JBSA Exceptional Family Member Program hosts a spooktacular Halloween event. Join us for information on community resources, trick or treating, music, food trucks, a haunted house, hayrides, and more.  A sensory-friendly hour will be offered for EFMP and Hearts Apart Families.  Costumes encouraged. Call for details, 210-221-2705.

 

JBSA Trunk or Treat
Date/Time: Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m.
Location: 
U.S. Army U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence parking lot, across from building 2840, Stanley Road
The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence sponsors a "Trunk or Treat" event for anyone with access to the installation. There will be prizes for best trunk d├ęcor and best costume, as well as lots of Halloween fun and comradery. Volunteers are still needed. Call 210-221-3616 or 210-925-4473 for more information.

 

Make A Difference Day

Date/Time: Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Millions of people take part in the nation’s largest day of volunteerism. The JBSA community will host various volunteer opportunities for Make a Difference Day with projects all around the community. A list of volunteer opportunities will be available in the second week of October at go.usa.gov/xntrW. JBSA agencies interested in hosting a project should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at usaf.jbsa.502abw.mbx.502-422-volunter@mail.mil. For details, call 210-221-2705.

  

Children's Health Fair, Influenza Vaccines

Date/Time: Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: BAMC Medical Mall
Brooke Army Medical Center offers a children's health fair and influenza vaccine event, along with educational support to Department of Defense families. Services offered include information on car seat installation, juvenile diabetes, crime prevention, fingerprinting, federal benefits and much more. 

TAP Too

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

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Are you prepared for your service member’s retirement or separation? This workshop is designed to help military spouses prepare for the transition from military to civilian life – when they transition, you transition too. Obtain resources on popular topics that impact our transitioning population, from the emotional and psychological aspect of change to new financial obligations, building support networks and more. A representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be on site to clarify and answer questions in real time. To register, call 210-221-2705 or visit https://e.afit.edu/np5Pf4.


Lending Closet
Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed first and third Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
The Lending Closet loans essential household goods like kitchen equipment, sleeping mats, irons and more, while yours are in transit. Permanent party, students, those on temporary duty, and civilians may borrow items up to 30 days. A copy of your orders are needed. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

Your Pathways To Employment
Date/Time: Mondays, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Meet with Workforce Solutions, Texas Workforce Commission, USO, NAF and civilian personnel and Military & Family Readiness to learn about local resources, services and workshops that best support your employment goals. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Financial Readiness Orientation
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Don’t wait for a money crisis situation to arise. Get acquainted with financial wellness classes and services offered by Military & Family Readiness, and discover resources that can help now and in the future. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Texas WIC
Date/Time: Every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location:  Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797.
The national Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, provides support to expecting parents from pregnancy to delivery to raising a child up to 5 years of age. Meet with a clerk, licensed vocational nurse, or nutritionist to learn about nutrition, breastfeeding, counseling services and more. Open to all JBSA patrons. WIC is an equal opportunity program. For an appointment, call 210-674-7739.

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, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Soldier for Life, building 2264
Service members planning to separate or retire from federal service must attend this mandatory counseling. Retiring service members may schedule appointments up to 24 months before their retirement date. Separating Airmen, Sailors, and Marines may schedule appointments up to 12 months before separation and Soldiers up to 18 months before separation. Held at Soldier for Life, building 2264. 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.

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-Lackland

Notice of Estate
The Commander regrets to announce the death of Air Force Master Sgt. Matthew Vilsack, assigned to the 149th Mission Support Group/Contracting, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, who passed away Oct. 12, 2019. To settle the estate of the deceased, Capt. Jesus Hernandez, assigned to the 149th Medical Group, 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. Vilsack should contact Capt. Hernandez at 210-925-8040.

 

Four To Go

Date/Time: Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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

 

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: Oct. 23, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Hall, building 2300

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. Representatives from agencies throughout the community are on site to share information. For details, call 210-671-3722.

 

LinkedIn

Date/Time: Oct. 23, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Arnold Hall Community Center, building 5506

This business and employment-oriented social media site is a great resource for finding employment. Review tips for developing a professional profile and ways to optimize networking strategies. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Reverse Career Fair

Date/Time: Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Arnold Hall Community Center, building 5506

Abandon the traditional job fair format and reverse the roles – employers approach job seekers during a round table discussion providing insight and advice. San Antonio community partners, military spouse employment Partnership, and JBSA supporting agencies will also assist spouses with career guidance and resume review. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

 

EFMP Support Group: Navigating EFMP 

Date/Time: Oct. 24, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: CAMP facility, building 3850

Discover who qualifies as an exceptional family member, how to enroll or dis-enroll, the 3 pillars that make up the program and how it factors into assignment choices.  Learn how the program can support you and your family through respite care, TRICARE, ECHO, education rights, and more. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies

Date/Time: Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Increase your knowledge and confidence level for home buying by examining how much you can afford, choosing a real estate agent, reviewing mortgage options, and more. To reserve a seat, call (210) 671-3722.

 

Role Reversal: Caring For Those Who Cared For You

Date/Time: Oct. 29, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn about available resources to help with care for an aging parent, both long-distance or locally. Representatives from the Alamo Area Council of Government, Bexar Area Agency on Aging, and M&FR will provide information and tools to help make informed choices on information on humanitarian reassignments, secondary, dependency, cyber caregiving options, stress management, TRICARE for life, and more. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Bundles For Babies

Date/Time: Nov. 1, 8:15 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

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


Highway 90 Gate Closed Indefinitely

The Highway 90 Gate Entrance to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is closed indefinitely to accommodate deconstruction of the former Wilford Hall Medical Center. The gate will only be used by construction vehicles. Use of the Luke East and Selfridge East Gates when visiting the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is recommended.

Growden Gate Construction
Due to construction work at the Growden Gate, traffic will be limited to a single-lane, alternating in and out. Traffic flaggers will be present to control vehicle flow. Construction is expected to last until the end of October. Alternate gates include Selfridge and Security Hill.

Loan Locker
Date/Time: Tuesday-Thursday, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
In need of a few items until your household goods arrive? Visit the Loan Locker to borrow basic items while your household goods are in transit. Bring a copy of your orders. For more information, 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-Randolph

Notice of Estate
The Commander regrets to announce the death of Senior Master Sgt. Bethany Kent, assigned to Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, who passed away Oct. 11, 2019.  To settle the estate of the deceased, Lt. Col. Christiam E. Ormaza, assigned to Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer.  Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Senior Master Sgt. Kent should contact Lt. Col. Ormaza at 210-565-1544.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time: Oct. 24, 9-11 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.

Joint Base San Antonio National Disability

Employment Awareness Month Management Training
Date/Time: Oct. 29, 
session 1, 8-10 a.m.; session 2, 10 a.m.-noon
Location: JBSA-Randolph Military & Family Readiness Center, 555 F St. West, building 693
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, with a purpose of educating people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Held annually, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM, is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM. For more information, call 210-808-0571 or email usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.jbsa-fsh-cps@mail.mil.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Oct. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review different aspects to a TSP like contribution limits, matching contributions, tax-deferred investments, return rates, options to consider after separating from the military or federal service, changes implemented in September, and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Social Security & You

Date/Time: Oct. 31, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn about changes to social security benefits and how it can affect your retirement.  Facilitated by a retired Social Security caseworker. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

Heart Link Spouse Orientation

Date/Time: Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

An orientation for military spouses from all branches of service. Meet new friends while learning about the military mission, lifestyle, protocol and other programs available. A light lunch is provided as well as a guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Registration required. Supported by the Air Force Aid Society. To register, call 210-652-5321.

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