JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Fit for Duty 5K Fun Run
Date/Time: Jan. 18, 8 a.m.
Location: Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Start to shed the holiday pounds with Fit for Duty 5K Fun Run. Meet directly behind the fitness center, building 320, on Reynolds Road. This event is free and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, family and guests. Leashed pets are also welcome. For more information, call 210-221-1234.

Marriage: Managing Finances Together
Date/Time: Jan. 21, 1-1:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Did you know money is one of the top issues couples fight over? Marriage changes your financial situation; developing a plan together is essential! Get tips to help create a new household spending plan that works for both of you, review debts, credit reports and scores, discuss emergency funds and more. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

First Baby Financial Planning
Date/Time: Jan. 21, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
There’s no doubt having a baby is exciting and expensive, but knowing about those expenses before they occur and having a financial plan in place can help better prepare you and your family. Military families who are planning for their first child or adoption are encouraged to attend. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

What To Expect When
Expecting A Divorce
Date/Time: Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Navigate the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. This quarterly workshop is open to those who are contemplating or currently going through a divorce. Facilitated by a board-certified family law attorney, a certified divorce coach and a financial advisor. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Key Spouse Refresher
Date/Time: Jan. 22, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Open to Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from a previous installation. Review information, resources and services that are available in the local area. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Key Spouse Continuing Education
Date/Time: Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Key Spouses are required to attend a quarterly professional development continuing education training to maintain skills and learn about new resources. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

EFMP – What Does It Mean To Me?
Date/Time: Jan. 23, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Whether newly enrolled or just curious about the program, this class guides you in understanding what an Exceptional Family Member is, how to enroll in the program, where to find support and more. Leaders are encouraged to attend to review the requirements of the program and the resources available to their service members. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Conversational Corner
Date/Time: Jan. 24, 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Bring your coffee mug, pull up a chair and listen to the presented topics, then chat about it. Conversations will cover a range of subjects in a relaxed atmosphere, open to diverse perspectives and experiences. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Concealed Handgun License Class
Date/Time: Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center, building 6215
The center provides license to carry classes and successful completion of this class is required to apply for a Texas Concealed Handgun License. To register, visit http://www.chlregistration.com and select “Register for Class” and then select “Dan Willis -Leatherneck Arms.” Class details are available online at http://www.jbsatoday.com. For more information, call 210-295-7577.

Spin-A-Thon
Date: Time: Jan. 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Participants focus on endurance and strength through intervals of high intensity and recovery on a stationary exercise bicycle. This is a free event and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. Seating is limited to the first 25 participants. For more information, call 210-221-1234.

3-D Archery Competition
Date/Time: Jan. 25-26
Location: JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center, building 6215
Competition registration is 8-10 a.m. and Fun Shoot registration is 8-11 a.m. The Fun Shoot cost is $5 for E1-E4, active duty or medically retired, $15 per person for all others ages 13 and older and youth ages 12 and younger shoot for $5. The competition fee is $10 for E1-E4, active duty or medically retired. For more information, call 210-295-7577.

TAP Workshop
Date/Time: Jan. 27-29, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Building 4023, 2410 Jessup Road
This mandatory workshop is designed to build skills that allow service members to depart career ready and meet mandatory career readiness standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Military & Family Readiness. Prerequisite class is “Initial & Pre-Separation Counseling.” Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Debt, Credit Management
Date/Time: Jan. 27, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn how credit scores are calculated, key factors to improve your score and discuss associated costs. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Instructor Training Course
Date/Time: Jan. 28-29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
This two-day professional development course is designed to improve instructional skills. Develop platform skills and learn to teach adult learners, manage the learning environment, methods of instruction and the preparation process. Call 210-221-2705.

Financial Readiness Overview
Date/Time: Jan. 28, 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 and discover resources that can help now and in the future. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

How To Budget
Date/Time: Jan. 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Participate in this hands-on, guided process to learn how to create a spending plan worksheet. Attendees must bring a copy of their current Leave and Earnings Statement, spouse’s income information (if applicable), a list of monthly expenses, and debt information such as the total balance owed, monthly payment, and annual percent rate. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Divorce Financial Impacts
Date/Time: Jan. 28, 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

R.E.A.L. Key Contacts Training
Date/Time: Jan. 29, 9-11 a.m.
Location: 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. Call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian
Date/Time: Jan. 29, 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.  

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time:  Jan. 30, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Tech Expo
Date/Time: Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Sam Houston Community Center
The 502nd Communication Squadron hosts a Tech Expo to
connect government and industry to collaborate on fulfilling mission requirements and to discover innovative solutions. Interact with industry partners and experience hands-on demonstrations of the latest emerging technologies. Free and open to all personnel with installation access. Visit https://www.ncsi.com/fortsam to see a list of exhibitors.

Managing Your Education
Date/Time: Feb. 3-4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Education Center, building 2269
This workshop helps service members achieve academic success by reviewing credit transfers, researching schools, exploring financial aid assistance, providing vocational education counseling and more. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required. Prerequisite class is TAP workshop. Call 210-221-1213 to register.

EFMP Support Group
Date/Time: Feb. 4, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Caring for a special needs family member can be challenging, whether it is a spouse or a child. This brown-bag support group helps connect families to our special needs community to share ideas, challenges, and concerns, and discover resources within the community. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

R.E.A.L. Command Team Training
Date/Time: Feb. 4, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Commanders and first sergeants receive insight into the Soldier & Family Readiness Group operations and learn about the roles between the command team and the SFRG leaders. Review the basics of the SFRG funding, volunteer management and recruiting concepts. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Volunteering 101
Date/Time: Feb. 4, 18, 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume
Date/Time: Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
This hands-on class will navigate you through the USAJOBS website and show how to set custom notifications. Learn how to interpret federal vacancy announcements and create a detailed federal resume. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: Feb. 7, 21, 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 JBSA, family members welcome. Service members must coordinate attendance with their Unit Personnel. For details call 210-221-2705.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: Feb. 7, 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, building 4023, room 200
This is the second step of the formal transaction process, service members must attend 365 days before their separation or retirement date. Receive an overview of benefits, services, programs and resources require. Prerequisite class is “Individualized Initial Counseling.” Call 210-221-1213 to register.

Conversational Corner
Date/Time: Feb. 7, 21, 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Bring your coffee mug, pull up a chair and listen to the presented topics and then chat about it. Conversations will cover a range of subjects in a relaxed atmosphere open to diverse perspectives and experiences. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

TAP Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 10-12, 24-26*, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, building 4023, room 200
This mandatory workshop is designed to build skills that allow Service members to depart career ready and meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, and M&FR. (*Retiree dates only.) Prerequisite class is “Individualized Initial and Pre-Separation Counseling.: Call 210-221-1213 to register.

Car Seat 101
Date/Time: Feb. 11, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Forward-facing, rear-facing, convertible-seat, angles, tether straps, hooks, and anchors – there are many different aspects to consider when installing a car seat and adjustments to make as your baby grows. This course provides information about the different types of car seats and reviews the basics of car seat installation to keep your child safe. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Financial Readiness Overview
Date/Time: Feb. 11, 25, 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Thrift Savings Plan
Date/Time: Feb. 12, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Nutritional Cooking Class
Date/Time: Feb. 12, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Looking for healthy new cooking ideas? A certified dietitian from WIC leads the way cooking up quick, easy and tasty recipes. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

General Resume Writing
Date/Time: Feb. 12, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn different resume formats and which one to use while writing a non-federal resume. Receive tips that help effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history, and more. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Briefer Training Course
Date/Time: Feb. 12, 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 is designed to address how to prepare for and present an elective briefing. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Volunteer Award Nomination Writing Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 12, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Review the award criteria for the Volunteer of the Year Awards, the Volunteer Excellence Award, and how to write an effective package identifying a volunteer for recognition during the 2020 JBSA Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Nomination packages must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2020.

Volunteer Advisory Council
Date/Time: Feb. 13, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Agencies with volunteers and volunteer coordinators meet to review management techniques, current issues and program plans. Share successes, events, and volunteer opportunities. Call 210-221-2705.

Home Sweet Home:
Home-Buying Strategies
Date/Time: Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Increase your home-buying knowledge by examining how much you can afford, tips for choosing a real estate agent, reviewing mortgage and VA loan options and more. Free box lunch provided. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Department of Labor Employment Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 13-14, 27-28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, building 4023, Rm 200
This two-day workshop is hosted by the Department of Labor. Stay current in a competitive job market by reviewing emerging technology for networking and searching for employment, how to build an effective resume and brush up on up on interviewing skills. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required. Prerequisite class is TAP workshop. Call 210-221-1213 to register.

Trails & Tales Guided Tour
Date/Time: Feb. 14, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Fort Sam Houston hosts the most extensive collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense, join us for a guided tour to learn about its rich history.  Seating is limited, registration is required. Call 210-221-2705.

Harlequin Theater Hosts
‘The Unexpected Guest’

Date/Time: Through Feb. 15
Location: Harlequin Theater
The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston award-winning Harlequin Theater presents “The Unexpected Guest,” an Agatha Christie mystery that weaves its way through a tangled web of lies that reveals family secrets and chilling motives as the ghosts of a past wrong begins to emerge. Cost for military is $20, $22 for civilians and students for $18. Group rates available and shows are open to the public. To make reservations and for more information on the show, season tickets, Flex Passes and children’s tickets, call 210-222-9694.

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Discover ways to prepare for a job interview and make a lasting impression by reviewing topics like appropriate attire, networking, salary negotiation and the importance of social media. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Department of Labor
Vocational Training Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 19-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, building 4023, room 200
This two-day workshop is hosted by the Department of Labor and guides those pursuing career technical training. Discuss different vocational fields and identify the skills needed to develop an action plan for achieving career goals. Review accredited training institutions and credentialing programs. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required. Prerequisite class is TAP workshop. Call 210-221-1213 to register.

Consumer Protection
Date/Time: Feb. 20, 9-10 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Lunch & Learn with EFMP:
Guardianship & Alternatives
Date/Time: Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Bring your lunch and join us to learn about alternatives to guardianship. Discuss what guardianship is, alternatives for different situations, powers of attorney, representative payee and more. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Call for Nominations – Volunteer Awards Ceremony
Deadline: Feb. 21
Do you have an extraordinary JBSA affiliated volunteer? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the JBSA Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony. The ceremony identifies and recognizes outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts across the JBSA community. Award criteria and nomination forms can be found at https://go.usa.gov/xyT2X.

Debt And Credit Management
Date/Time: Feb. 24, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Learn how credit scores are calculated, key factors to improve your score and discuss associated costs. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Immigration And Citizenship
Date/Time: Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Meet with a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service officer for assistance with applications. Registration is not required. For details call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. SFRG Leaders Training
Date/Time: Feb. 25, 9-10 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

R.E.A.L. FRL & FRSA Training
Date/Time: Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Car Buying
Date/Time: Feb. 27, 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. Call 210-221-2705 to register.

Troops to Teachers
Date/Time: Feb. 27, noon to 2 p.m.
Location: 2410 Jessup Road, building 4023, Rm 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. Call 210-221-1213 to register.

ACFT Fitness Leaders Class
Date/Time: March 5, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Army Wellness Center, 2490 Stanley Road
Are your prepared to lead your unit to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test? Behavioral health, physical therapy, nutritional medicine, R2 and AWC are coming together to present hands-on coaching techniques for safe and effective performance, injury prevention strategies, PRT training and programming and resources to assist. Class size limited to 50 people. Registration prioritized based on training responsibilities. For more information, send email to usarmy.jbsa.medcom-bamc.mbx.army-wellness-jbsa@mail.mil.

Individualized Initial Counseling
Date/Time: Call to schedule an appointment
Location: Soldier for Life, building 2264
Service members take a self-assessment to identify their post-transition goals and complete the initial portion of their Individual Transition Plan. This is the first step of the transition process and must be completed 365 days before their separation or retirement date. Call 210-221-1213.

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 orders are needed. Call 210-221-2705.

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. Call 210-221-2705.

Financial Readiness Orientation
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Get acquainted with financial wellness classes and services offered by Military & Family Readiness and discover resources that can help now and in the future. 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. 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. All nominations must be received by the 24th of each month. Call 210-221-0948.

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. 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.

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   

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.

JBSA-Lackland

Military Caregiver Support Group
Date/Time: Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Base Library, 1930 George Avenue
Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences and information. For more information, call 210-426-9984.

 

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: Jan. 22, 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.

Car Buying
Date/Time: Jan. 23, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Arnold Hall Community Center, building 5506
Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car, avoid sales traps, dealer scams and predatory lending. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: Jan. 23, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Discover ways to prepare for a job interview and make a lasting impression; review topics like appropriate attire, networking, salary negotiation and the importance of social media. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Slip And Slide At Snow Fest
Date/Time: Jan. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Amphitheater
JBSA-Lackland invites everyone to come out for a Snow Fest to slip and slide through the icy slopes of the JBSA-Lackland Amphitheater. This free event includes three snow slides, crafts, games and music with refreshments available for purchase. For more information, call 210-652-5763.

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Date/Time: Jan. 24, 3-5 p.m.
Location: Gillum Fitness Center
Build a team for a sand volley ball tournament. Teams can have six or more people. This is a free double-elimination tournament that goes to 25 using rally scoring. Deadline to sign up is noon Jan. 23. For more information, call the Gillum Fitness Center at 210-977-2353.

Bundles For Babies
Date/Time: Jan. 24, 8:15 a.m. to noon
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. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume
Date/Time: Jan. 28, 1-3 p.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. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Gateway Club Customer Appreciation Night
Date/Time: Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Location: Gateway Club
Customer Appreciation Night includes entertainment provided by DJ LJU. The price is $12.50 for members and $15.50 for nonmembers. For more information, call 210-645-7034.

Admission, Review, and Dismissal
One-On-One Support
Date/Time: Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Held at CAMP, building 3850
Discussing your child’s education during an Admission, Review, and Dismissal, or ARD, meeting with their teacher or school administration can be overwhelming and confusing. Qualified special education advocates will provide 30-minute one-on-one sessions to help parents become aware of their rights and understand the school district’s obligations for providing necessary support for academic success. To schedule an appointment, call 210-826-4492.

Tech Expo
Date/Time: Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Gateway Club
The 502nd Communication Squadron hosts a Tech Expo to
connect government and industry to collaborate on fulfilling mission requirements and to discover innovative solutions. Interact with industry partners and experience hands-on demonstrations of the latest emerging technologies. Free and open to all personnel with installation access. Visit https://www.ncsi.com/lackland to see a list of exhibitors.

EFMP Support Group: Navigating EFMP
Date/Time: Jan. 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CAMP, building 3850
Discover who qualifies as an exceptional family member, how to enroll or disenroll, the three 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. Call 210-671-3722.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: Feb. 5, 19, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mitchell Hall, building 2300
A mandatory in-processing briefing for all service members new to JBSA. Coordinate with Unit Personnel Coordinator or Commander Support Element to schedule orientation.

TAP Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 10-12, 24-26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
The mandatory week-long TAP workshop is designed to build skills that allow service members to depart career ready and meet mandatory career readiness standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs and M&FR. Prerequisite classes are “Individualized Initial Counseling” and “Pre-Separation Counseling.” Call 210-671-3722 to register.

General Resume Writing
Date/Time: Feb. 11, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Learn different resume formats and which one to use while writing a non-federal resume. Receive tips that help effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history and more. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Single Parent Support Group
Date/Time: Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Youth Center, building 8420
Long- and short-term single parents receive information on available resources, network with other parents and participate in open discussions. A light lunch is provided to registered participants. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Social Security And You
Date/Time: Feb.13, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Arnold Hall Community Center, building 5506
Learn about changes to social security benefits and how it can affect your retirement. Facilitated by a subject matter expert in Social Security. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Franchising 101
Date/Time: Feb. 13, 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. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Volunteer Award Nomination Writing Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Review the award criteria for the Volunteer of the Year Awards and the Volunteer Excellence Award and how to write an effective package to identify a volunteer for recognition during the JBSA Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Nomination packages are accepted through Feb. 21. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

LinkedIn & Professional Branding
Date/Time: Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
This business and employment-oriented social media site is an excellent resource for finding employment. Review tips for developing a professional profile and ways to optimize networking strategies. Held at the Arnold Hall Community Center.

Key Spouse Refresher
Date/Time: Feb. 19, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Open to Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from a previous installation. Review information, resources and services that are available in the local area. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Key Spouse Continuing Education
Date/Time: Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors are required to attend a quarterly professional development training to maintain skills and learn about new resources. Lunch is provided. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume
Date/Time: Feb. 25, 1-3 p.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.

Heart Link Spouse Orientation
Date/Time: Feb. 26, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Gateway Club, building 2490
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. Supported by the Air Force Aid Society. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Military Caregiver Support Group
Date/Time: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Lackland Base Library, 1930 George Avenue
Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences, and information.  For more information, call 210-426-9984.

How to Save 101
Date/Time: Feb. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Arnold Hall Community Center, building 5506
Review debt reduction and management strategies, helpful tips to prevent debt from reoccurring and learn how resolving debt improves your credit score. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: Feb. 27, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Discover ways to prepare for a job interview and make a lasting impression — review topics like appropriate attire, networking, salary negotiation and the importance of social media. Call 210-671-3722 to register.

Learn History At Airmen Heritage Museum
Date/Time: Wednesday-Saturday
Location: Airmen Heritage Museum, 2051 George Ave.
Come learn about the history and heritage of the Air Force and see displays about Kelly Field, Lackland, and BMT at the Airmen Heritage Museum. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is free and open to all, including non-Security Forces members and non-Department of Defense ID holders. For more information on visiting the museum, scheduling tours, or booking ceremonies, call 210-671-3055 Mondays through Saturday or email aetc.ho.ol-ho@us.af.mil.

Learn The History Of Security Forces
Date/Time: Wednesday-Friday
Location: Security Forces Museum Annex, 1300 Femoyer St.
The Security Forces Museum Annex showcases the history of the Security Forces career field, including home and deployed missions. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The museum is free and open to all, including non-Security Forces members and non-Department of Defense ID holders. For more information on visiting the museum, scheduling tours, or booking ceremonies, call 210-671-3055 Mondays through Saturday or email aetc.ho.ol-ho@us.af.mil.

Individualized Initial Counseling
Date/Time: Call to schedule an appointment
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Service member’s take a self-assessment to identify their post-transition goals and complete the initial portion of their Individual Transition Plan. This is the first step of the transition process and must be completed 365 days before their separation or retirement date. Call 210-671-3722.

JBSA-Randolph

Tax Preparation
Date/Time: Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Review the latest tax laws and discuss tax filing basics and planning strategies, tax brackets, tax credits, withholding and exemptions, as well as record keeping. Learn about free tax resources and special tax situations for active-duty military. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Department of Labor Vocational Track
Date/Time: Jan. 23-24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This two-day track guides those pursuing career technical training. Discuss different vocational fields and identify the skills needed to develop an action plan for achieving career goals. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required. Prerequisite is the TAP workshop. Call 210-652-5321.

Informational Briefing: Medicaid
Date/Time: Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn how to initiate and navigate Medicaid and discuss details about coverage. Participants are encouraged to ask questions. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Pre-Deployment Personal,
Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time:  Jan. 28, 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. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Post-Deployment Reintegration
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All military members returning from 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. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Pre-Deployment Personal/Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time: Jan. 14, 28, 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. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time:  Jan. 22, 29, noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Service members planning to separate or retire from active duty must attend a pre-separation Counseling 365 days before their retirement or separation date. Prerequisite class is “Initial Counseling.” Call 210-652-5321.

Unit Voting Assistance Training
Date/Time: Jan. 23, 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Appointed Unit Voting Assistance Officers learn about their role and responsibilities for assisting eligible voters. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time: Jan. 30, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. Call 210-652-5321.

VA Benefits, Services
Date/Time: Jan. 31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Bundles For Babies
Date/Time: Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
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-Randolph are encouraged to attend. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Tech Expo
Date/Time: Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Parr Club
The 502nd Communication Squadron hosts a Tech Expo to connect government and industry to collaborate on fulfilling mission requirements and to discover innovative solutions. Interact with industry partners and experience hands-on demonstrations of the latest emerging technologies. Free and open to all personnel with installation access. Visit https://www.ncsi.com/randolph to see a list of exhibitors.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time: Feb. 3, 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. Contact CSS to register.

Officer/Enlisted First Duty
Station Equal Opportunity Brief

Date/Time: Feb. 3, 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. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Newly Assigned Commanders,
First Sergeants Briefing

Date/Time: Feb. 4, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
For 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, Military & Family Readiness and Sexual Assault Prevention Response. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Key Spouse Initial Training
Date/Time: Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This training is mandatory for all newly appointed Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have not received the initial training from their previous location. Review the 8 core modules in the standard Air Force Key Spouse training curriculum, roles and responsibilities. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Social Security & You
Date/Time: Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn about changes to Social Security benefits and how it can affect your retirement. Facilitated by a subject matter expert in Social Security. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Key Spouse Mentor Training
Date/Time: Feb. 5, 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 Key Spouse Mentor and mentoring opportunities. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: Feb. 5, 19, 26, noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This is the second step of the formal transaction process, service members must attend 365 days before their separation or retirement date. Receive an overview of benefits, services, programs and resources require. Prerequisite class is “Individualized Initial Counseling.” Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Volunteer Award
Nomination Writing Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 7, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Review the award criteria for the Volunteer of the Year Awards, Volunteer Excellence Award, and how to write an effective package identifying a volunteer for recognition during the JBSA Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Nomination packages are accepted through Feb. 21. Call 210-652-5321 for details.

TAP Workshop
Date/Time: Feb. 10-12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
The mandatory TAP workshop is designed to build skills that allow Service members to depart career ready and meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and M&FR. Prerequisite classes are “Individualized Initial Counseling” and “Pre-Separation Counseling.”  Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Pre-Deployment Personal,
Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time: Feb. 11, 25, 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. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Managing Your Education
Date/Time: Feb. 12-13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This two-day workshop helps service members achieve academic success by reviewing credit transfers, researching schools, exploring financial aid assistance, providing vocational education counseling and more. Call 210-652-5964 to register. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required; prerequisite is TAP workshop.

Smooth Move Relocation
Date/Time: Feb. 13, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
A mandatory briefing for E-4 and below who are relocating for the first time and all ranks PCSing overseas for the first time; virtual MPF out-processing tasks may be cleared after completion. Family members are welcome. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

TAP Too
Date/Time: Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
When they transition, you transition too! Retirement and transitioning can be an exciting time. It can also present challenges for the whole family, but being prepared can help eliminate unnecessary stress and hardships. Discover resources and tools to help find answers and formulate your plan for the military to civilian transition together. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Ten Steps To A Federal
Job For Military Spouses
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Military spouses searching for a government job learn a 10-step approach for preparing an effective resume and applying to announcements at usajobs.gov. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time: Feb. 27 & 26, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

VA Benefits & Services
Date/Time: Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Call 210-652-5321 to register.

Heart Link Spouse Orientation
Date/Time: Feb. 28, 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. Supported by the Air Force Aid Society. Registration required, call 210-652-5321.

Individualized Initial Counseling
Date/Time: Call to schedule an appointment
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Service members take a self-assessment to identify their post-transition goals and complete the initial portion of their Individual Transition Plan. This is the first step of the transition process and must be completed 365 days before their separation or retirement date. 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
Mandatory for all service members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty longer than 30 days, or go on a remote assignment. 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 has Block III Equipment Custodian/Management Training every third Wednesday.  Call 210-925-1102 or 210-671-4439.

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