JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

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 the hours of 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 authorization for access will be required to obtain a pass for entry.

Harlequin Theater Presents 'Assisted Living'
Sept. 30; 8 p.m. The JBSA Fort Sam Houston Harlequin Theatre presents Assisted Living at the Sam Houston Theater at 2417 Stanley Road. Anne Kelly needs help. She’s pushing 40 and still lives with her mother. Her deadbeat brother won’t return her calls and the ancient family home seems to be falling down around her. When a younger man with a troubled past comes into her life, Anne begins to see the upside of not always being the grown-up. Assisted Living is a funny and surprising look at the struggle to discover where our families end and we begin. Tickets start at $18 and doors open at 7 p.m. No reservations are necessary for DOD ID cardholders. Tickets are available for purchase one hour prior to show time. For more information, call 210-222- 9694. 

2022 JBSA Oktoberfest
Oct. 1, 4–10 p.m., the parking lot at the corner of Worth and Stanley Roads. Come out to enjoy an evening of live music, an authentic Biergarten, an official tapping of the keg, festive food, interactive inflatables, youth crafts/game, a shopping market, and tons of fun for the whole family. Parking and admission are free, so get your lederhosen on and meet us at the parking lot at the corner of Worth and Stanley Roads. The musical entertainment is provided by the Air Force Band of the West, Beethoven’s Maennerchor and the Zu Hause Junge Opa Band. This event is open to All JBSA Team Members no matter where they work or live! For more information, visit JBSAtoday.com.

DOD Transition Day
Executive: Oct. 3, 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Separation: Oct. 17, 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., SFAC/MEB: Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. This day is comprised of the following required instructional classes: Managing Your Transition, MOS crosswalk, and Financial Planning for Transition. These classes are a requirement. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation. To register, call 210-916-7322.

VA Benefits & Services
Executive: Oct. 4, 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Separation: Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; SFAC/MEB: Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. This course explains how to navigate your transition journey with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits and services discussed include: supporting yourself and your family, getting career-ready, finding a place to live, maintaining your health, and connecting with your community. This class is a requirement. Prerequisite: DOD Transition Day. To register, call 210-916-7322.

Car Seat 101
Oct. 4 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. There are many 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. After the class, sign up for the Car Seat Safety Clinic to have your car seat checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician and Senior Checker. Service members E-5 and below may be eligible for a free car seat. To register, call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. Command Team Training
Oct. 4 from 9-11 a.m.; 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 SFRG funding, volunteer management, and recruiting concepts. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Virtual Microsoft Office: Word
Oct. 4-6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p .m., Virtual. Whether you’re trying to impress your boss or land a new job, computer skills transfer to nearly any industry. Get familiar with themes, templates, formulas, formatting and more. Users of all skill levels learn tips to help improve proficiency and maximize productivity. Register for free, hands-on, instructor-led classes. Open to all DOD ID cardholders. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Department of Labor Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition
Executive: Oct. 5, 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Separation: Oct. 19, 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; SFAC/MEB: Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. This course sets the foundation for transitioning from military to civilian careers by introducing essential tools and resources needed to evaluate career options, gain information for civilian employment, and understand the fundamentals of the employment process. This class is a requirement. Prerequisite: DOD Transition Day. To register, call 210-916-7322.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Oct. 5, 21, 26 from 9-11 a.m., Oct. 5 from 1-3 p.m., Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. This is the second step of the formal transition process, like the Individualized Initial Counseling (IIC), it must also begin no later than 365 days before your transition date. Review by-law information to include benefits, entitlements, and resources for eligible transitioning service members. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend pre-separation counseling with their service members. Prerequisite: IIC. Mode: In-Person. To register, call 210-916-7322.

USAJobs Navigation & Federal Resume
Oct. 5 from 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797 & Virtual. Discuss the federal hiring process, eligibility, preferences, navigating the site, and learn how to build a successful federal resume. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Oct. 7, 21 from 8 a.m. to noon, 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. For details, call 210-221-2705.

Microsoft Office: Excel I Clinic
Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virtual. This intermediate-level session reviews spark lines, what-if analysis, pivot tables, slicers and timelines. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Promotions & Financial Readiness
Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Make the most out of your new financial opportunity by learning how to set up spending goals, reduce excessive debt, grow your retirement, and more. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Virtual Friday Q&A for Military Spouses
Oct. 7 from 2-2:30 p.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.

License To Carry Classes
Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center, building 6215. Students must be 21 years old to register for the License to Carry a Handgun classes unless they are active duty military age 18 or older. You need to be familiar with your firearm; no first-time shooters. Students must also meet federal qualifications to purchase a handgun. The cost of the class is $80. Successful completion of this class is recommended before purchasing a handgun. To register, go to http://www.chlregistration.com and select “Register for Class” and then select “Dan Willis - Leatherneck Arms.” For more information, call 210-363-2332, 210-295-7577 or 210-296-7529.

DoL Employment Workshop
Executive: Oct. 11-12, 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Separation: Oct. 20-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. A 2-day workshop hosted by the Department of Labor provides information to stay current in a competitive job market by reviewing emerging technology for networking and searching for employment. Learn how to build an effective resume and brush up on interviewing skills. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required; prerequisite: DoD Transition Day. To register, call 210-916-7322.

Play & Learn Playgroup
Oct. 11, 25 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. For details, call 210-221-2705

How to Budget
Oct. 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 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 LES, spouse’s income information (if applicable), a list of monthly expenses, and debt information such as the total balance owed, monthly payment, and annual percentage rate (APR). To register, call 210-221-2705.

MRT: Hunt the Good Stuff & ATC
Oct. 11 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Discuss how to Hunt the Good Stuff to counter the negativity bias, create positive emotion, and notice and analyze what is good. Learn how to identify your thoughts about an Activating Event (A), your heat of the moment Thoughts (T), and the Consequences (C) those thoughts can generate during this Master Resiliency Training. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Kids & Deployment
Oct. 11 from 2:30-3:30 p.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.

Key Spouse Initial Training
Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. 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. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Retirement Planning Starter - TSP Vesting
Oct. 12 from 9-11 a.m.; 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. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Ready, Set, Resume
Oct. 12 from 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. & Virtual. 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.

DoL Career & Credential Exploration
Oct. 13-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. A two-day workshop hosted by the Department of Labor 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: DOD Transition Day. To register, call 210-916-7322.

Pre-Deployment Briefing
Oct. 13, 27 from 8-10 a.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. All service members scheduled to deploy, 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
Oct. 13, 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, 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.

Becoming An Impactful Leader
Oct. 13 from 2-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. & Virtual. JBSA military and civilian leaders share their personal experiences of overcoming challenges in their careers, personal growth, and resiliency. Participate in this open discussion and take advantage of the development opportunities. This might be just what you need to hear. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Managing Your (My) Education
Oct. 17-18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. This 2-day track 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: DOD Transition Day. To register, call the Education Center at 210-221-9362.

Infant Massage
Oct. 18 from 9:30-11 a.m. Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Learn how infant massage can help alleviate colic, improve sleep, and create strong bonds between the baby and parents. Open to parents with babies ages 3 months and up. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Save for the Unexpected
Oct. 18 from 9:30-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Life is full of unexpected turns that can derail your financial stability. Discover tips to help build and grow an emergency fund and be prepared for financial emergencies. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Virtual Microsoft Office: Outlook
Oct. 18-20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virtual. Whether you’re trying to impress your boss or land a new job, computer skills transfer to nearly any industry. Get familiar with themes, templates, formulas, formatting and more. Users of all skill levels learn tips to help improve proficiency and maximize productivity. Register for free, hands-on, instructor-led classes. Open to all DOD ID cardholders. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Volunteering 101
Oct. 18 from 1-2 p.m., Virtual. Learn about volunteer opportunities in the community and how to navigate the Volunteer Management Information System. Participants also discuss rules and regulations for volunteering on a military installation. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Acing the Interview
Oct. 19 from 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797 and Virtual. It’s essential to know how to prepare for an interview and interview with confidence. Discover preparation tips and review commonly used platforms. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Supplemental Sponsorship Training
Oct. 20 from 9-11 a.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Appointed unit sponsors, Soldier & Family Readiness Groups, Key Spouse members, and other military family members interested in becoming a sponsor must complete the Sponsorship Application & Training online at https://millifelearning.militaryonesource.mil. Once completed, this optional supplemental training offers additional assistance with information on local resources and tips to support incoming personnel. Registration is required. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Marriage & Financial Readiness
Oct. 21 from 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Did you know money is one of the top issues that cause relationship problems? 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. This training fulfills a DoD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Divorce & Financial Readiness
Oct. 21 from 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Review tips to help navigate the financial process of divorce. Establish a spending plan based on new potential expenses and income, update account beneficiaries, reshape retirement funds, and more. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Halloween Howl Down
Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. The JBSA community is invited to a Día de Los Muertos-themed community resource fair with trunk-or-treating, carnival games, and more. Costumes encouraged. For details, call 210-221-2705.

Your Pathways to Employment
Oct. 24 from 9-11 a.m., Virtual. Discover your path to employment by setting a foundation for success. Learn about employment resources and hear a message from our mission partners: Workforce Solutions, Texas Workforce Commission, USO, NAF & Civilian Personnel, and the Career Skill Bridge program. To register, call 210-221-2705.

R.E.A.L. Command Family Readiness Representative Training
Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Soldiers appointed as the CFRR receive information to assist with operational, logistical, and administrative aspects of the SFRG. As a liaison between the command and SFRG volunteers, it’s essential to know the ins and outs of the SFRG. Discuss the CFRR roles, Rear Detachment, VMIS, CARE Team, Informal Fund Custodian, Social Media, OPSEC, and other elements of the SFRG. To register, call 210-221-2705.

MRT: Goal Setting
Oct. 25 from 1-3 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. During this Master Resiliency Training, participants discuss the 7-Step Goal Setting process to identify, plan for, and commit to pursuing a goal. To register, call 210-221-2705.

What To Expect When Considering an Adoption
Oct. 25 from 1-3:30 p.m., Virtual. Navigate through the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of adoption while in the military. This workshop is open to those who are considering or going through adoption while serving in the military. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Employer Day
Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. Network with hiring employers to secure employment prior to transitioning out of the military. Interviews may be held on-site, be sure to bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For details, call 210-916-7322.

Immigration & Citizenship
Oct. 26 from 12:45-1:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Service members and their immediate families who are enrolled in DEERS meet with a Citizenship & Immigration Service Officer for assistance with applications during a Q&A session. Registration is not required. Call for details. For details, call 210-221-2705.

LinkedIn 101
Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797 & Virtual. Looking for a job? LinkedIn is a must for your social media toolbox! Learn about the benefits and create a professional profile that showcases your abilities and accomplishments. To register, call 210-221-2705.

First Move for Military Spouses
Oct. 27 from 1-2 p.m., Virtual. Are you preparing for your first move? Register for a discussion about exploring your new installation, finding employment, moving with kids and selecting a new school, planning for a Special Needs family member, childcare, financial effects of moving, and more. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Conversational Corner
Oct. 28 from 9-10:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Join the conversation for an open and diverse discussion about coping with ADHD. To register, call 210-221-2705.

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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 the hours of 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 authorization for access will be required to obtain a pass for entry.

Drive Out Suicide! Golf Tournament
Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Gateway Hills Golf Course, 1800 Dimsted Place. The cost is $30 to play 9 holes. Four-person best ball, mulligans and string for purchase. to register, email william.hall.6@us.af.mil.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Oct. 3, 17, 31 from 8-10:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. This is the second step of the formal transition process. Pre-Separation Counseling, just like Initial counseling, must start no later than 365 days before your transition date. Review by-law information to include benefits, entitlements, and resources for eligible transitioning service members. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend pre-separation counseling with their service members. Prerequisite: Individualized Initial Counseling.  To register, call 210-671-3722.

TAP Workshop
Oct. 3-5, 17-19, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. This mandatory 3-day workshop provides a standardized core curriculum. Review common challenges, financial planning, and VA benefits to help service members to depart career-ready. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and M&FRC. After completion, additional workshops aligned with an individual’s post-transition plan are offered. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling.  To register, call 210-671-3722.

Tuesday Tea at Ten
Oct. 4 from 10-11 a.m., Virtual. Connect virtually every month to share ideas, network, and support one another. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Reverse Career Fair
Oct. 4 from 3-6 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. Abandon the traditional job fair format and reverse the roles – employers will approach job seekers during a round table discussion to provide insight and advice as they pitch their elevator speech to you. San Antonio community partners, Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), and JBSA support agencies also assist with career guidance and resume reviews. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Single Parent Support Group
Oct. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Virtual. Long- and short-term single parents receive information on community resources, network with other parents, and participate in open discussions. To register, call 210-671-3722.

DoL Employment Workshop
Oct. 6-7, 20-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. A two-day workshop hosted by the Department of Labor provides information to stay current in a competitive job market by reviewing emerging technology for networking and searching for employment. Learn how to build an effective resume and brush up on interviewing skills. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required; prerequisite: TAP workshop. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Officer First Duty Station Mandatory Financial Training
Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, Virtual. 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 210-671-3722.

Heart Link: Military Spouse Orientation
Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. Spouses new to the military or new to JBSA receive information about the military mission and military lifestyle. Review topics to help adapt like acronyms, protocol, and local community resources. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Moving Out of the Dorm
Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. Planning to move out of the dorms? Learn how to create a comprehensive budget and review Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), associated costs of renting, and renter's insurance.  To register, call 210-671-3722.

Employer Panel Q&A
Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. Explore new horizons and discover valuable insight and advice from a panel of JBSA - Alliance employers seeking to hire service members and their spouses. Uncover career and training opportunities to help take your career to the next level and meet your professional goals. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Key Spouse Initial Training
Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. All newly officially appointed Key Spouses or Key Spouse Mentors must complete an Initial Training, facilitated by M&FRC or self-paced online, before acting as an official KS or KSM. The KS Program Initial Training (classroom and virtual) consists of eight standardized modules.  To register, call 210-671-3722.

Key Spouse Initial Training
Oct. 25-26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. This 2-part evening training is mandatory for all newly appointed Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors must complete an Initial Training before acting as an official KS or KSM. Review the eight standardized modules.  To register, call 210-671-3722.

Car Buying
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, Military & Family Readiness Center, building 5725. Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car, and avoid sales traps, dealer scams, and predatory lending.  To register, call 210-671-3722.

EFMP Orientation
Oct. 27 from noon to 1 p.m., Virtual. Discover who qualifies as an exceptional family member, how to enroll or dis-enroll, 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. To register, call 210-671-3722.

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Post-Deployment Reintegration Brief
Tuesdays, from 9-9:30 a.m. Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693 and virtual. All military members returning from deployment, remote assignments or TDYs longer than 30 days, are required to attend. Spouses are encouraged to attend. One-on-one sessions are available by request. To register, call 210-652-5321. Mode: Hybrid.

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 the hours of 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 authorization for access will be required to obtain a pass for entry.

VA Benefits & Services
Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. This is the same briefing given on the second day of the TAP Workshop. Learn about VA services, disability compensation, and GI Bill benefits. This class is also offered through Transition Online Learning at tapevents.mil/courses. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Post-Deployment Reunion & Reintegration
Tuesdays from 9-9:30 a.m.
Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. and Virtual.
All military members returning from deployment, remote assignments or TDY’s longer than 30 days, are required to attend. Spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call (210) 652-5321.

TAP Workshop
Oct. 3-5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. This mandatory three-day workshop provides a standardized curriculum for service members separating or retiring. Discuss common challenges, financial planning, and VA benefits to help service members depart career-ready. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and M&FRC. After completion, additional workshops aligned with an individual’s post-transition plan are offered. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Newly Assigned Commander, Command Chief & First Sergeants Briefing
Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon, Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. Commanders, command chiefs and first sergeants; this mandatory briefing satisfies AFI requirements while introducing key personnel from the Military & Family Readiness Center, Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, HIPAA, and Legal. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Deployment Briefing
Oct. 4, 18 from 10-10:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693 and Virtual. All service members scheduled to deploy or go on a remote assignment or TDY’s longer than 30 days attend are required to attend. Review M&FRC, DOD, and 3rd party services available during all stages of deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Bundles for Babies
Oct. 5 from 9-11 a.m., Virtual. In partnership with the Air Force Aid Society, information is provided on budgeting for a baby, dental and pediatric clinics, the New Parent Support Program, and more. Active-duty expecting parents are encouraged to attend. Patrons affiliated with the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard receive a gift, courtesy of AFAS. Registration required. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Mentor Training
Oct. 5 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. After completion of the Key Spouse Initial Training, KS Mentors are required to take this one-time mandatory training. The class duration may vary depending on participants and interactive scenarios.  To register, call 210-652-5321.

Department of Labor Career & Credential Exploration
Oct. 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. A 2-day workshop hosted by the Department of Labor 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: TAP workshop.  To register, call 210-652-5321.

Entrepreneurship: Boots to Business
Oct. 12-13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A two-day track hosted by the Small Business Administration discusses business ownership opportunities and challenges. Review steps for evaluating business concepts, business plans, resources, and more. Register with M&FRC and online at https://sbavets.force.com. Subject to individual plans, this class may be required; prerequisite: TAP workshop. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Pre-Separation Counseling
Oct. 12, 19, 26 from noon to 3:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. This is the second step of the formal transition process. Pre-Separation Counseling, just like Initial Counseling, must start no later than 365 days before your transition date. Review by-law information to include benefits, entitlements, and resources for eligible transitioning service members. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend with their service members. Airmen may schedule appointments as early as 48 months prior to retirement or separation. Prerequisite: Individualized Initial Counseling.  To register, call 210-652-5321.

Survivor Benefit Plan Group Briefing
Oct. 13 from 9-10:30 a.m., Virtual. The Survivor Benefit Plan briefing with the SBP Counselor is required by law and helps the service members and their spouses become familiar with the options, effects, and advantages of SBP. Prospective retirees are required to attend a Survivor Benefit Plan briefing and meet with an SBP counselor to complete the DD Form 2656 and data for Payment of Retired Personnel. To register, call 210-652-2104 or 652-2480.

Newcomer’s Orientation
Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon, Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. Mandatory in-processing for all newly assigned JBSA-Randolph military and civilian personnel. Spouses are welcome to attend. Contact your CSS to register. 

EFMP Orientation
Oct. 17 from Noon to 1 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. Whether newly enrolled or curious about the program, this class guides you in understanding the three arms that make up the Exceptional Family Member Program: Medical (EFMP-M), Assignments (EFMP-A), and Family Support (EFMPFS). Review the specific role each section plays and how they can help your family.  To register, call (210) 652-5321.

Home Buying
Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. 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, and the closing process. Get advice on how to resolve mortgage payment issues and alternatives to foreclosure.  To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Refresher Training
Oct. 19 from 9-10 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who’ve had a break of service in their role or just PCSed to JBSA must attend this refresher training before functioning as a KS or KSM. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Key Spouse Continuing Education
Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. This quarterly training complements the Key Spouse Initial Training by providing networking opportunities and continued education. Training may be facilitated through various methods such as in-person or different computer-based platforms like podcasts, webinars, or Military OneSource. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Unit Voting Assistance Officer Training
Oct. 20 from 9-10:30 a.m., Virtual. Newly appointed Unit Voting Assistance Officers (UVAO) are required to complete this training per DoDI 1000.4. Learn about role responsibilities, the absentee voting process, resources for conducting a successful program, how to submit quarterly reports, and finding help from the Federal Voting Assistance Program. To register, email randolph.vote@us.af.mil.

Parenting Teens
Oct. 21 from 10-11 a.m., Virtual. Parents receive helpful tips to build their confidence and courage to meet the challenges of parenting teens while savoring the joy of their children’s teen years. Held in partnership with Mental Health Outreach. To register, call 210-652-5321.

USAJobs Navigation & Federal Resume Writing
Oct. 25 from 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. Learn the building blocks of a successful federal resume and put them into action. Discuss the federal hiring process, eligibility, preferences, navigating the site, and leveraging the site’s features for a more effective application process.  To register, call 210-652-5321.

Stress during the Holidays
Oct. 26 from 10-11 a.m., Virtual. For many, the holiday season can take an emotional toll making it a peak season for stress. Service members and their families receive information to help manage the unique stressors that are often associated with the holidays. Avoid the “holiday blues” by learning to recognize signs and symptoms of stress and defining holiday expectations. Discuss stress management techniques and strategies to help guide you and your child (ren) through the holidays with minimal stress. To register, call 210-652-5321.

How to Survive the Holidays Financially
Oct. 27 from 10-11:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. It’s easy to get carried away with overspending during the holidays, so start planning now! Discover ways to save and cut back, and avoid starting the New Year with new debt. To register, call 210-652-5321.

VA Benefits & Services
Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693. This is the same briefing given on the second day of the TAP Workshop. Learn about VA services, disability compensation, and GI Bill benefits. This class is also offered through tapevents.mil/courses. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. To register, call 210-652-5321. 

Virtual Friday Q&A for Military Spouses
Oct. 28 from 2-2:30 p.m., Virtual. Join us to receive valuable resources and talk with experts as we explore ways to get and stay connected. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Meet Bean the Therapy Dog
Oct. 29, 11:30 A.m., JBSA-Randolph Library, 
598 5th St E. Welcome Bean and her handler and learn what it takes to take care of a dog and test Bean's ability to find a hidden treat, as well as provide some back scratches. Space is limited. Register at the circulation desk or call 210-652-5578.

Retiree Appreciation Day
Oct. 29, 8-11 a.m. Kendrick Club, 1039 3rd St W. The Retiree Activities Office at JBSA-Randolph hosts a Retiree Appreciation Day every year. All retirees and their families are encouraged to attend. Personnel from the 559th Medical Squadron, Exchange, Department of Veterans Affairs, legal, Military Officers Association of America, 802nd Force Support Squadron ID Card Section and others will be in attendance and available to answer questions. Based on availability, immunizations and ID cards will be provided.

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
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