JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Beach Gate Entrance Under Construction

Date: Through July 25
Location: Beach Gate entrance near Brooke Army Medical Center
Beginning Monday, April 1, and ending Thursday, July 25, the Beach gate to the Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston will undergo construction as a part of safety and security upgrades across JBSA. During this time, Beach gate, located off Binz-Engleman Road, will be open and operating in a reduced capacity. In phase 1, outbound lanes will be closed; inbound lanes will be two-way traffic. During phase 2, inbound lanes will be closed; outbound lanes will be two-way traffic. Plan accordingly and exercise caution while driving in the area.

R.E.A.L. FRL, FRSA Training
Date/Time: June 26, 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
The Soldier and Family Readiness Liaison and Support Assistant needs 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 reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.           

LinkedIn or Left Out
Date/Time: June 26, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Looking for a job? LinkedIn is a must for your social media toolbox. Learn about the benefits and how to create a professional profile that showcases your abilities and accomplishments. Call 210-221-2705.

Computer Basics
Date/Time: June 26, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Get more comfortable with your computer and review common terms, functions and hardware. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Yoga Studio Opens at VRC
Date/Time: June 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Vogel Resiliency Center, 2490 Stanley Road, building 367
The new studio will begin providing “milmindbody” for military spouses by military spouses which will equip participants in the areas self-care, mindfulness, and stress reduction.   
 

Social Security and You
Date/Time: June 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn about changes to Social Security benefits and how it can affect your retirement. Facilitated by a retired Social Security caseworker. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies
Date/Time: June 27, 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. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Community-Based Military Resilience
Date/Time: June 28, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Blesse Auditorium, Army Medical Department Center & School
The Vogel Resiliency Center presents guest speaker David Richmond presents "Community-Based Military Resilience: Meeting Needs and Building Strength Together." Richmond is known for his compelling personal story, his wit, and inspiring leadership principles learned during his 26 year military career in the British Army.  He received serious battle wounds that required four years of reconstruction surgery and rehabilitation.  He is an experienced speaker in the areas of resilience and leadership. Call 210-539-1281 for more information.
 

Microsoft PowerPoint Specialty-Animations & Transition
Date/Time: June 28, 8-9:30
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Get tips and tricks for customizing, applying and modifying animation and transitions. Prerequisite class is “Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1 & 2.” Call 210-221-2705.

Trails & Tales Guided Tour
Date/Time: June 28, 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 and learn about the rich history of the installation. Seating is limited. Registration required. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. Command Team Training
Date/Time: July 1, 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 Soldier and family readiness mission. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Goal Setting
Date/Time: July 2, 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 register, call 210-221-2705.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume
Date/Time: July 3, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
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.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: July 8 & 19, 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. Representatives from agencies throughout the community will be present to share information. For details, call 210-221-2705.

Transition GPS
Date/Time: July 8-12, 15-19 (retirees only), 22-26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup, portable 200
A mandatory five-day workshop designed to build skills that allow service members to depart career ready and meet the mandatory Career Readiness Standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veteran Affairs and Military & Family Readiness. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To register, call 210-221-1213.

Accessing Higher Education
Date/Time: July 8-10, 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, reviewing credit transfers, exploring financial aid assistance, vocational education counseling and more. This track is optional. Prerequisite class is “Transition GPS.” To register, call 210-221-1213.

Car Seat 101
Date/Time: July 8, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
This class provides information about the different types of car seats and reviews the basics of car seat installation. After completion, sign up for the Car Seat Safety Clinic to have your car seat checked by a child passenger safety technician and senior checker. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Thrift Savings Plan
Date/Time: July 9, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Review different aspects of the Thrift Savings Plan including contribution limits, matching contributions, tax-deferred investments, return rates, options to consider after separating from the military or federal service and more. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Volunteering 101
Date/Time: July 9 & 23, 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 also discuss rules and regulations for volunteering on a military installation. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Relocation & Overseas Orientation
Date/Time: July 10, 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. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

General Resume Writing
Date/Time: July 10, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Review different resume formats and which one to use while writing a non-federal resume. Receive tips to help with effectively preparing a summary statement, employment history and more. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Between Two Homes
Date/Time: July 10 & 17, 8 a.m. to Noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
This two-part 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; must attend both days for credit. To register, call 210-221-2705.

AFAP Focus Group
Date/Time: July 10, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Have an idea that could improve the readiness or well-being of the military community? Bring your ideas to join this brainstorming session. Discuss what qualifies as an AFAP issue, then submit your issue for future review by military leaders to take action and offer a resolution. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Budget 101
Date/Time: July 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
A hands-on, guided process to learn how to create a spending plan worksheet. Participants must bring a current LES, spouse’s income information (if applicable), a list of monthly expenses, and debt information (total balance owed, monthly payment, and annual percent rate). To register, call 210-221-2705.

Military Caregiver Support Group
Date/Time: July 11, 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Warrior Family Support Center
Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences, and information. For more information, call 210-557-2018.

Microsoft Back-to-School for Teens
Date/Time: July 16 & 18, 8-10:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Middle and high school students brush up on their Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills with hands-on, how-to instruction. Learn formatting tips and shortcuts to improve efficiency and speed when preparing future school reports and projects. Limited seating. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Briefer Training Course
Date/Time: July 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Whether providing a desk-side briefing to a commander or tasked to present information to a diverse audience, this professional development course addresses how to prepare for and present an effective briefing. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Sponsorship Application Training
Date/Time: July 17, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Completion of the Electronic Sponsorship Application & Training, or eSAT, is mandatory for all military sponsors and is available online at https://myhub.militaryonesource.mil. A relocation specialist can assist with questions or provide clarification. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: July 17, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Discover ways to make a lasting impression and prepare for a job interview. Review tips that help with dressing for success, the importance of social media, networking and salary negotiation. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Consumer Protection
Date/Time: July 18, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn ways to minimize the odds of becoming a victim, how to report issues, protect your assets and fix your credit. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Troops to Teachers
Date/Time: July 18, Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, portable 200
Eligible military personnel in pursuit of teaching as a second career review topics like education and licensing requirements, employment leads, counseling and placement, financial assistance and more. To register, call 210-221-1213.

Immigration & Citizenship
Date/Time: July 23, 9 a.m. to noon; ceremony at 2 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
An U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service officer will be on site to assist with applications. At 2 p.m. service members and their families take the oath of allegiance during the naturalization ceremony. Registration is not required. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies
Date/Time: July 25, 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. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Trails & Tales Guided Tour
Date/Time: July 26, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Located in the heart of San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston houses the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Take a guided tour and learn about the rich history of the installation. Seating is limited. Registration required, call 210-221-2705.

Career Exploration & Planning Track
Date/Time: July 30-31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, portable 200
Service members who have completed “Transition GPS” may attend this two-day optional track to help identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs and develop an action plan to achieve career goals. To register, call 210-221-1213.

R.E.A.L. Key Contacts Training
Date/Time: July 30, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
All SFRG 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 register, call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian Training
Date/Time: July 30, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Current and incoming SFRG 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.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 JBSA Air Force Ball
Date: Sept. 21
Location: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, 
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
This year's JBSA Air Force Ball features retired Gen. Darren W. McDew, former commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, as guest speaker. The theme is "Embracing Our Legacy, Forging The Future." Time and ticket prices to follow. Send email to jbsaairforceball2019@gmail.com for more information.

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 Paths to Employment
Date/Time: Mondays, 9-11 a.m.
Location:  Military & Family Support Center Center, building 2797.
Discover your path to employment by setting a foundation for success. Meet with Workforce Solutions, Texas Workforce Commission, USO and Warrior & Family Support Center to learn about local resources, services and workshops that best support your employment goals. To reserve a seat, 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 6 p.m.
Location:  Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797.
The national Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (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. For an appointment, call 210-674-7739. WIC is an equal opportunity program.

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: 8-11 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.

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

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 JBSA Air Force Ball
Date: Sept. 21
Location: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, 
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
This year's JBSA Air Force Ball features retired Gen. Darren W. McDew, former commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, as guest speaker. The theme is "Embracing Our Legacy, Forging The Future." Time and ticket prices to follow. Send email to jbsaairforceball2019@gmail.com for more information.


Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: June 26, 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. To register, call, 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time: June 27, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. To reserve a seat call, 210-652-5321.

VA Benefits & Services Stand-Alone Workshop
Date/Time: June 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Those exempt from the mandatory five-day “Transition GPS” workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Topics covered include critical VA programs and services ranging from general benefits information, disability compensation and GI Bill benefits. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To register, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Deployment: Personal & Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time: July 2, 16, 30, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All service members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty longer than 30 days or going on a remote assignment are required to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: July 8 & 22, 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 reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

Officer/Enlisted First Duty Station Equal Opportunity Brief
Date/Time: July 8, 22, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Officers and Enlisted service members assigned to their first duty station are required to receive an additional equal opportunity briefing after newcomer’s orientation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

EFMP Orientation
Date/Time: July 8 & 22, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Whether newly enrolled or curious about the program, this class guides you in understanding the three arms of the Exceptional Family Member Program. Review the specifics roles each arm plays and how they can help your family. All patrons welcome. Call 210-652-5321.

Understanding Your Credit Report & Score
Date/Time: July 9, 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 register, call 210-652-5321.

Boot to Business
Date/Time: July 9-10, 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 foundational knowledge for developing a business plan; receive information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and get additional technical assistance. Prerequisite class is “Transition GPS.” To register, call 210-652-5321.

Newly Assigned Commanders, First Sergeants Briefing
Date/Time: July 9, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This mandatory briefing for newly assigned commanders, command chiefs and first sergeants satisfies Air Force Instruction requirements, while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: July 10 & 24, 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. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Social Security Retirement, Disability, Survivors & Medicare
Date/Time: July 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Find answers to questions pertaining to your exceptional family member’s Social Security, retirement, disability, survivor and Medicare benefits. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Thrift Savings Plan
Date/Time: July 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Review different aspects of the Thrift Savings Plan including contribution limits, matching contributions, tax-deferred investments, return rates, options to consider after separating from the military or federal service and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Transition GPS
Date/Time: July 15-19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
A mandatory five-day workshop designed to build skills that allow service members to depart career ready and meets the mandatory career readiness standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs and M&FR. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To reserve a seat, call 210-652-5321.

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Briefing
Date/Time: July 16, 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Mandatory for second lieutenants, first lieutenants and captains assigned to their first permanent duty station. Explore finances to include pay, entitlements, insurance, credit management, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Mentor Training
Date/Time: July 17, 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 and mentoring opportunities. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Continuing Education
Date/Time: July 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Key Spouses are required to attend a quarterly continuing education training; various topics are discussed. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Refresher Training
Date/Time: July 18, 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 a previous installation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies
Date/Time: July 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
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. To register, call 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time: July 25, 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.

Career Exploration & Planning Track
Date/Time: July 25-26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Service member who have completed “Transition GPS” may attend this two-day optional track to help identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs and develop an action plan to achieve career goals. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Blended Retirement System: Now What?
Date/Time: July 26, 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn more about what the new Blended Retirement System means for your financial future. Service members who opted in to BRS as well as those who are automatically enrolled in BRS receive an overview of the Thrift Savings Plan, the importance of lifelong financial security, helpful tools and resources. To register, call 210-652-5321.

VA Benefits & Services: Stand Alone Workshop
Date/Time: July 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Those exempt from the mandatory five-day Transition GPS workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Topics covered include critical VA programs and services, ranging from general benefits information, disability compensation, and GI Bill benefits. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To register, call 210-652-5321.

Couponing in the 21st Century
Date/Time: July 30, 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, rebate and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

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-Lackland

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.

Get Linked In with LinkedIn
Date/Time: June 26, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Held at the Arnold Hall Community Center
Learn to navigate this business and employment-oriented social media site. Review tips for developing a professional profile and ways to optimize networking strategies. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

VA Benefits & Services: One-Day Transition GPS
Date/Time: June 26, 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 Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To register, call 210-671-3722

Military Caregiver Support Group
Date/Time: June 26, 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.

EFMP Support Group: Alternatives to Guardianship
Date/Time: June 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CAMP Facility, building 3850
Learn what guardianship is and which alternatives may be appropriate for different situations. Discuss supported decision making, powers of attorney, representative payee and more. To register call, 210-671-3722.

25th Annual Education Assistance Awards Banquet
Date/Time: June 29, reception at 6 p.m., banquet at 7 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 8101 Pat Booker Road, Live Oak, Texas
The San Antonio Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc., presents the 25th Annual Education Assistance Awards Banquet with a theme of "A Legacy of Excellence." Guest speaker is Gen. Charles Q. Brown, commander, Pacific Air Forces. Advance tickets are $65, payable by cash, check or credit card. Civilian attire is black tie, military officer attire is mess dress and military enlisted attire is semi-formal. For tickets, visit http://www.sactai.com. For more information, call 210-651-6252.

Relationship Enhancement Workshop
Date/Time: June 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Freedom Chapel, 2200 Truemper Road
The workshop is facilitated by the Psychology Residents at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and is free to all military ID holders and significant others. Call 210-292-1159 for more information.

Newly Assigned Commanders, First Sergeants Briefing
Date/Time: July 9, 8-11:15 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
This mandatory briefing for newly assigned commanders, command chiefs and first sergeants satisfies Air Force Instruction requirements, while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Employment Workshop
Date/Time: July 9, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Review resume writing techniques, interviewing skills and how to dress for success. Learn firsthand what it takes to be competitive in today’s job market from human resources specialists and recruiters. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: (retirees) July 9 & 30; (separation) July 11, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
A mandatory briefing for all service members planning to retire or separate from the military. Retiring service members may schedule appointments up to 24 months before their retirement date. Separating service members may schedule appointments up to 12 months prior to separation. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Accessing Higher Education
Date/Time: July 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Service members who have attended “Transition GPS” may attend this two-day optional track to help achieve academic success by preparing for college life and reentering school, reviewing credit transfers, exploring financial aid assistance, vocational education counseling and more. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: July 10, 17 & 24, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mitchell Hall, building 2300
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. For more information, call 210-671-3722.

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training
Date/Time: July 10, 9 a.m. to Noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Mandatory for second lieutenants, first lieutenants and captains within 90 days of arriving at their first permanent duty station. Explore finances to include pay, entitlements, insurance, credit management, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To register, call 210-671-3722.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume
Date/Time: July 10, 9-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Become familiar with the USAJOBS website and learn to interpret federal vacancy announcements, target your federal resume and set email notifications. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Adoption & Foster Care Seminar
Date/Time: July 11, 9 a.m. to Noon
Location: Gateway Club, building 2490
Review the adoption and foster care process, state and legal requirements, benefits, DEERS enrollment, and more. Facilitated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and M&FRC. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Car Buying
Date/Time: July 11, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car, avoid sales traps, dealer scams and predatory lending. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Bundles for Babies
Date/Time: July 12, 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 free gift, courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Transition GPS
Date/Time: (retirees) July 15-19; (separation) July 22-26, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
A mandatory five-day workshop designed to build skills that allow service members to depart career ready and meets the mandatory Career Readiness Standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs and M&FR. Spouses welcome. Prerequisite class is “Pre-Separation Counseling.” To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

One Heart, Two Homes
Date/Time: July 16, 23, 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
This three-part workshop is designed to help parents manage the challenges of co-parenting in a positive manner by understanding how actions may affect the child now and in the future. Learn to develop co-parenting strategies in the best interest of the child, how to help the child feel at ease in two homes, and how to integrate stepparents into the co-parenting team. All sessions must be attended to receive a certificate of participation that may be accepted as an approved co-parenting course by the Texas courts. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Plan My Move – Smooth Move Relocation
Date/Time: July 23, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Gateway Club, building 2490
This brief targets E-4 and below, and personnel with overseas assignments. Open to all ranks and their family members. Active duty will be cleared from the virtual out-processing checklist. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Navigating EFMP
Date/Time: July 25, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CAMP facility, building 3850
Review the three arms of the program, discuss who qualifies as an exceptional family member, how to enroll or disenroll, assignment choices, respite care, education rights and more. To register, call 210-671-3722.

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

Four to Go
Date/Time: July 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1290
Service members in their last re-enlistment before retirement or planning to retire are encouraged to attend. Meet with experts to review various topics to gain a better understanding of what you need to prepare for retirement. To register, call 210-671-3722.

VA Benefits & Services: One-Day Transition GPS
Date/Time: July 31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1290
Those exempt from the mandatory five-day “Transition GPS” workshop must attend a Department of Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance, and disability benefits. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 JBSA Air Force Ball
Date: Sept. 21
Location: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, 
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
This year's JBSA Air Force Ball features retired Gen. Darren W. McDew, former commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, as guest speaker. The theme is "Embracing Our Legacy, Forging The Future." Time and ticket prices to follow. Send email to jbsaairforceball2019@gmail.com for more information.

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