JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

2019 Sexual Assault/Suicide Prevention Mandatory Training
All military personnel (active duty, Reserve, Guard, APF Civilian and NAF Civilian) are required to attend mandatory 2019 Sexual Assault/Suicide Prevention training no later than  Dec. 31, 2019. The new Violence Prevention Sharepoint site for registration is  https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/er/0653/SitePages/Home.aspx. For more information, forward questions to the Violence Prevention organizational box at usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502nd-abw-cvi-workflow@mail.mil.

Social Security & You
Date/Time:  Dec. 13, 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 subject matter expert in Social Security. To register, call 210-2705.

Home Sweet Home:
Home-Buying Strategies

Date/Time:  Dec. 17, 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 Department of Veteran Affairs loan options and more. A box lunch is provided. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: Dec. 18, 9-11 a.m.
Location:  Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
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 210-221-2705.

Debt, Credit Management
Date/Time:  Dec. 19, 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. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Date/Time:  Dec. 20; 8 a.m. to noon
Location:  Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
A mandatory in-processing brief for military and civilian personnel newly assigned to Joint Base San Antonio. Service members must coordinate attendance with their Unit Personnel Coordinator or Commander Support Element. Family members welcome. Call 210-221-2705.

Ecumenical Candlelight Service
Date/Time: Dec. 24, 6 p.m.
Location: Main Post Chapel
Nativity reading and Christmas carols. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Installation Observance, Fun Run
Date/Time: Jan. 15, 6:30 a.m.
Location: MLK Jr. Field in front of U.S. Army South headquarters
Guest speaker is John A. Norris Jr.

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.

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

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: Dec. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249
Take action on your workplace savings plan by understanding how it works and how to use it. Learn to set up contributions, discuss the different types of accounts, and what happens to it after you separate from the military or civil service. To register, call 210-671-3722.

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.

JBSA-Randolph

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: Dec. 13, 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Discover ways to prepare for a job interview and make a lasting impression by discussing appropriate attire, networking, salary negotiation and the importance of social media. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Deployment Personal,
Family Readiness Briefing
Date/Time: Dec. 17, 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.

Officer First Duty Station
Mandatory Financial Briefing
Date/Time: Dec. 17, 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. Call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: Dec. 18, noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Service members planning to separate or retire from active-duty must attend pre-separation counseling 365 days before their retirement or separation date. Call 210-652-5321.

Smooth Move Relocation
Date/Time: Dec. 19, 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. To register, call 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation,
Federal Resume Writing
Date/Time: Dec. 19, 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.

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.

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