Shabbat Dinner to Combat Antisemitism
Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. Experience Judaism firsthand as this dinner provides an enriching evening of unity, understanding and shared experiences. Engage in insightful discussions about the Jewish faith's historical journey and the ongoing challenge of antisemitism, while enjoying a traditional Shabbat. This is a free event for the entire family. RSVP at https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=800444&k=0A61420D7F53.
Dec. 1, 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. A mandatory in-processing brief for all military personnel newly assigned to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. Family members are welcome. Service members must coordinate attendance with their Unit Personnel Office.
Dec. 1 from 10-11:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. If you’re thinking of buying or leasing, this class can help make your dream car a reality! Develop the knowledge and skills to thoroughly research a purchase or lease. Learn to ask the right questions during the process, and practice negotiation techniques to get a great deal. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Rock N' Roll Marathon Coming
Through JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 3
Get ready to lace up those running shoes because the Rock N' Roll Marathon is making its way through JBSA-Fort Sam Houston on Dec. 3, 2023. From 7-11 a.m., our installation will be hosting these dedicated runners! Please note that the running course includes the Harry Wurzbach West Gate, Stanley Road, Staff Post Road (between Quarters #10-#15), and through the Quadrangle. Road closures and detours are expected, so plan accordingly. Residents and visitors, be prepared for traffic stops and potential delays. Drive with caution, and our JBSA Security Forces will be on hand to guide traffic flow. In case of emergencies, trust our Security Forces personnel to direct you appropriately. After the runners have conquered the course, our diligent cleaning crew will be hard at work until approximately noon. For more info, visit https://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio.
Mandatory Financial Touchpoint
Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Each phase of your military journey comes with exciting new milestones and important financial considerations. These mandatory financial touchpoints help you navigate each stage of your journey by covering topics like PCS, Vesting in TSP, Promotion, Continuation Pay, and Divorce. To register, call 210-221-2705.
USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume
Dec. 6 from 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. A detailed federal resume class that covers how to navigate USAJOBS and how to develop a federal resume. Learn how to interpret federal vacancy announcements and become familiar with the USAJOBS website, and tailor your resume. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Saving & Investments
Dec. 6 from 2-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to achieve your financial goals through saving and investing. Explore various investment options and learn which instrument best suits you and your individual goal. To register, call 210-221-2705.
R.E.A.L. Key Contacts Training
Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. All SFRG Key Contacts must attend this training. Receive an outline of roles and responsibilities, learn how to address potential issues, and identify resources and pointers for executing the job. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Home Sweet Home
Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Get tips to help with purchasing a home and resolving mortgage issues. Discuss differences between renting and owning, and learn about the home-buying process, choosing a Realtor, what makes up a mortgage payment, and more. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Dec. 11 & 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m., JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Family Advocacy Center, 2270 Stanley Road, building 198. Participants will learn effective communication techniques, focusing on conflict resolution and communication style types. This is a two-part series. call 210-221-1996 to register.
Developing a Spending Plan
Dec. 12 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Do you want to get control of your financial life? This single-session workshop can help you develop a realistic spending plan. With this spending plan in place, you’ll be on your way to paying your bills on time and achieving your short and long-term financial place. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Play & Learn Playgroup
Dec. 12 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. A fun-filled interactive meet-up to help children, ages 0-5, improve social, cognitive, and motor skills. Parents have an opportunity to network with other parents and must remain on-site. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training
Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Mandatory for all non-prior enlisted officers serving at their first duty station within 90 days of arrival — explore all aspects of finances to include pay, entitlements, insurance, credit management, Thrift Savings Plan, and more. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Retirement Planning Starter - TSP Vesting
Dec. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Are you taking full advantage of your Thrift Savings Plan? Become familiar with contribution limits, tax-deferred investments, and rates of return. Learn what options are available after separating from the military or civil service. This training fulfills a DoD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Ready, Set, Resume
Dec. 13 from 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Knowing what to put on your resume can be confusing. This workshop introduces the different types of resume formats, including the federal style. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Trails & Tales Guided Tour
Dec. 14 from 9-11:45 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Located in the heart of San Antonio, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts the most extensive collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense! Join us for a guided tour to familiarize yourself with the installation; registration is required. Open to all DOD ID cardholders. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Dec. 14, 28 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. All service members scheduled to deploy, go on a TDY longer than 30 days, or go on a remote assignment are required to attend. Review tips to help prepare for a deployment to include financial management. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Post-Deployment Reunion & Reintegration
Dec. 14, 28 from 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Required for all service members returning from deployment; this training covers reintegration into home life, and finances, and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Money & The Move
Dec. 19 from 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. A PCS move can be a stressful financial time for service members. This curriculum provides useful strategies and tips to help families and service members address financial considerations for this touchpoint. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Acing The Interview
Dec. 20 from 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. It’s essential to know how to prepare for an interview and interview with confidence. Discover ways to prepare for a job interview, how to make a lasting impression, and discuss different interviewing methods. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Learn LinkedIn 101
Dec. 27 from 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. LinkedIn is a great tool to optimize your executive social media presence. Learn how to create your profile, and make it stand out while building your professional network. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Kids & Deployment
Dec. 28 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Develop a foundation for helping your child of any age navigate the emotional stress of a deployed parent. Discuss ways to include your child in open and positive conversations, anticipate common reactions, tips for coping, and how to talk about unanticipated, real-life situations that have developed. To register, call 210-221-2705.
VIA Bus Service Now Available
Outside Harry Wurzbach Gate
VIA bus service can now be accessed right outside of the Harry Wurzbach gate. Though the bus will turn around just inside the gates, access to the bus is only available outside the gate. For information about routes and changes, visit https://www.viainfo.net/.
Virtual Friday Q&A For Military Spouses
Fridays from 11-11:30 a.m., Virtual. Join us to receive valuable resources and talk with experts as we explore ways to get and stay connected. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Individualized Initial Counseling
Monday-Friday, Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. Those separating or retiring from active duty must meet with a counselor to officially start the transition process. Service members complete a personal self-assessment to develop their Individual Transition Plan to identify their unique needs and establish post-transition goals. This one-on-one counseling session must start no later than 365 days before their separation or retirement date. This is the first step of the Transition process. To register, call 210-916-7322.
100% Credential Checks at All
JBSA Locations from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Security Forces will now enforce 100% credential checks of all vehicle occupants between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. at all JBSA installation entry control points. All vehicle occupants will be required to submit proof of identification. Those without valid access authorization will be required to obtain a pass for entry.