JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Army Family Housing Town Hall

Date/Time: March 20, 6 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North Commander and Senior Army Commander for Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, invites residents to a follow-up Army Family Housing Town Hall to solicit Soldiers and families unreported or unanswered housing concerns.


Warrant Officer Association meeting

Date/Time: March 20, 11 a.m.
Location: Longhorn Café, 1003 Rittiman Road
The March meeting of the Lone Star Silver Chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association is open to all active duty, retired, Reserve, National Guard warrant officers and family members of current or retired warrant officers. For more information, call 210-391-4696.

Lunch N’ Learn With EFMP: Texas Able Savings Program

Date/Time: March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Bring your lunch and join us for a guest speaker from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office to discuss the Texas ABLE Savings Program. Texas ABLE, or Achieving a Better Life Experience, was established to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving funds to pay for many disability-related expenses critical to maintaining the individuals’ health, independence and quality of life. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Hiring Heroes Career Fair
Date/Time: March 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Community Center, building 1295
Service members and their families face numerous challenges as they transition from military service. In an effort to provide maximum support to our transitioning service members, families, and veterans, the JBSA Transition Services team will hold a one day Hiring Heroes Career Fair to connect transitioning members of our military community with employment opportunities and resources. This event is open and highly recommended to all service members, veterans and their spouses. Call 210-221-9255 for more information.

Debt Management

Date/Time: March 21, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover methods that help to effectively reduce and eliminate debt, distinguish the difference between good and bad debt and learn tips for negotiating lower interest rates. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: March 22, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Located in the heart of San Antonio, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston houses the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Join us for a guided tour and learn about its rich history. Seating is limited. Registration required, call 210-221-2705.

High School Lock-In

Date/Time: March 23, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Location: Patch and Chaffee Youth Center.
Cost for JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Youth Programs High School Lock-In is $15 per youth. Youth must be a registered Child Youth Services member and a signed permission slip is required. For more information, call 210-221-3630. 

Outdoor Exposition
Date/Time: March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:
JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-N-Gun Recreation Center 
Learn what the Rod-N-Gun Club has to offer. Enjoy music, free hot dogs and drinks while talking to vendors about information on outdoor recreation and hunting needs and viewing the Sportsman's Range, the three-dimensional archery competition and a variety of hunting rental equipment. This free event is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and their families. For more information, call 210-295-7529.

Spring 10K Run 
Date/Time: March 23, 8 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Central Post Gym 
All Department of Defense ID cardholders and their families are invited to participate in the free 10K Spring Run. Register the day of the event starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 210-221-2593.

JBSA Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Victim Advocate/Community Advocate Training 

Date/Time: March 25-29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: JBSA SAPR Advocacy Center, 3555 Patch Road, room 212
JBSA’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response office is currently recruiting personnel for their Victim Advocacy and Community Advocacy programs. Victim Advocates provide on-call crisis intervention, referral and ongoing nonclinical support to victims of sexual violence. Community Advocates assist the SAPR office by providing education and awareness to military members across JBSA. VAs and CAs are volunteers who are active-duty military, Reserve or Guard personnel in active status, or Department of Defense civilian employees.  Each applicant must obtain leadership approval, have a background check and is interviewed by SAPR. The 40-hour training class and a  one-year commitment are required to serve. Enlisted must be E-4 and above and at least 21 years old. Officers must be O-2 or O-1 if prior enlisted. Civilians must be appropriated fund employees and at least a GS-07 or higher. Call 210-808-8976.

R.E.A.L. Key Contacts Training

Date/Time: March 26, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

All Family Readiness Group Key Contacts must attend this training to receive an outline of roles and responsibilities, learn how to address potential issues and identify resources and pointers for executing the role. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Immigration & Citizenship

Date/Time: March 26, 9 a.m. to noon, ceremony 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Meet with a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service officer for assistance with applications. Join us in observing service members and their families take the Oath of Allegiance during the naturalization ceremony at 2 p.m., and welcome them as new U.S. citizens. Registration is not required. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian

Date/Time: March 26, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Current and incoming Family Readiness Group Fund Custodians are required to attend this training and review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

 

Home Sweet Home: Home-Buying Strategies

Date/Time: March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Increase your knowledge and confidence level for home buying by examining how much you can afford, choosing a real estate agent, reviewing mortgage options, negotiating strategies to close the deal and more. A lunch is provided to registered participants. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2705.

Enlisted Medical Corps Dining-In
Date/Time: March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Golf Course Clubhouse
Dress is service uniform for this event to honor tradition and foster esprit de corps. Cost is $30 for E-1 through E-4; $35 for E-5 through E-6; and $40 for E-7 through E-9. Unit ticket contacts are 386-864-0826 for Brooke Army Medical Center members, 201-916-5474 for Air Force members and 210-221-6387 for AMEDD Center & School members.

Cowboys for Heroes
Date/Time: March 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: MacArthur Parade Field
Come on out for some good old-fashioned western fun at the 14th annual Cowboys for Heroes event, featuring free authentic cowboy cooking with 1800s-style chuck wagons, trick riding show, petting zoo, family hay rides, horse rides, mechanical bulls, a demonstration of replica western-style guns, youth crafts, music and more. This event takes place at the MacArthur Parade Field, in the area adjacent to Worth and Stanley Roads. Open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. Release forms are required for horse rides. For more information, call 210-652-5763.

 

Racquetball tournament
Date/Time: March 30, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Participate in the first singles racquetball tournament of the year. This free event is a double-elimination format and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders 16 years and older. Register before March 22. For more information, call 210-221-1234.

Take Back Our City
Date/Time: April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main
The 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, along with Joint Base San Antonio, the Rape Crisis Center and the Office of Student Life at San Antonio College present "Take Back Our City," a night of consciousness raising and collective empowerment toward ending sexual violence. The event is family friendly and free to the public, and includes a community resource fair, art exhibit, bounce house, interactive activities, live performances and special guest presenters.

Lincoln Military Housing Yards of the Month

Date: Nominations due by 24th of each month.
Monthly winners are awarded a $25 Gift Certificate. Recommendations are encouraged to be made by the neighborhood mayors, residents and Lincoln staff. Nominations may be submitted in person at the office or via e-mail. All nominations must be received by the 24th of each month. Winners will be selected from the nominations received. For more information, call 210-221-0948.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Joint 
Personnel Processing Center Relocates
The Joint Personnel Processing Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, currently located at building 2263, will relocate for renovation scheduled from May 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020. The Temporary Joint Personnel Processing Center, or TJPPC, will be located at 2400 Jessup Road, suite 100, on the corner of Reynolds and Jessup Roads, next to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Academy. Customer service hours will remain the same.

Pre & Post-Deployment Resiliency
Date/Time: Thursdays 
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Pre-Deployment Resiliency is held from 8-10 a.m. and Post-Deployment Resiliency is held from 10 a.m. to noon. This training provides resources and tools that assist with the different phases of deployment. To register, call 210-221-2705.

Pre-Separation Counseling  
Date/Time: Tuesdays; Army: 8:30-11 a.m.; all other services: 12:30-4 p.m. 
Location: Soldier for Life, building 2264   
Service members planning to separate or retire from the federal service must attend this mandatory counseling. Service members may schedule appointments up to 24 months before their retirement date; Airmen, Sailors, and Marines up to 12 months prior to separation and Soldiers up to 18 months prior to separation. Call 210-221-1213

No appointment ... no military, CAC or dependent ID cards

All Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system, Command Access Card and military ID card locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio are by 100 percent appointment only and wait time for an appointment can be up to 30 days. Civilian and military members need to remember then their CACs and military IDs expire and schedule renewal appointments appropriately. Hours of operation at all locations is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays and down days. For more information, call JBSA-Fort Sam Houston at 210-221-0415, JBSA-Lackland at 210-671.6006 or JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-3036.

Here's how to make appointments online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler
- Click “Make Appointment”
- Select a state: “TX” then click “Go”
- Select a city: “San Antonio” then click “Next >>”
- Select >> “2263 Stanley Road, Room 100-B JBSA-Fort Sam” OR “JBSA-Lackland (Main Base)”OR “JBSA-Lackland (Wilford Hall)” OR JBSA-Randolph (Pitsenbarger Hall)”
- Select desired date (Green) and then desired time
- Enter ALL “Your Information” then click Submit to confirm your appointment
NOTE:  Bring your confirmation email to your appointment   

Check Military, CAC, Dependent ID Expiration Dates Now
All Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system, Command Access Card and military ID card locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio are by 100 percent appointment only and wait time for an appointment can be up to 30 days. Civilian and military members need to remember then their CACs and military IDs expire and schedule renewal appointments appropriately. Make appointments online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

Employment Readiness Orientation
Date/Time: Mondays, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797
Discover local resources and programs to assist you with employment needs. Review services offered by M&FRC, Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions, Civilian Personnel Advisory, as well as priority placement opportunities. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2418.

Helping Us Grow Securely (HUGS) Playgroup

Date: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Middle School Teen Center, building 2515
A playgroup for infants and toddlers (up to age 5); open to parents and their children. Registration is not required. For more information, call 210-221-2418.

New Pre- and Post-Deployment Resiliency Training

Date: Thursdays

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Pre-deployment training is from 8-10 a.m. and post-deployment resiliency training is from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Personal Financial Counselor

Personal financial counselors provide free financial counseling services to service members and their families. Consultations are anonymous with no records kept. Some evening and weekend availability. To schedule a consultation, call 210-243-3752.

 

Stray Animal Control

Stray animal control on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis is the exclusive responsibility of the 502nd Pest Management Section.  If you see an animal that appears to be a stray, call 210-671-5555 immediately. Do not call the Security Forces regarding strays. Never attempt to capture strays or dogs/cats that appear to be strays. You are not trained and can potentially suffer bite injuries and be exposed to diseases from animals suffering unknown veterinary conditions. Once you capture a stray or a dog/cat that appears to be a stray, it becomes your responsibility for disposal.  Avoid this by calling 210-671-5555 or 210-466-5555 an allowing the proper and safe capture and processing of  animals for turn in at the City of San Antonio Animal Care Facility.  The Pest Management Section staff are the only people authorized to capture and turn in strays at the City of San Antonio  Animal Care Facility. For more information regarding this or any other pest management issues on base, call 210-295-4865.

 

JBSA-Camp Bullis Not Equipped For Emergency Medical Services

The Spc. Taylor J. Burke Clinic at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis has limited services available and is not  equipped as an emergency or trauma facility. When active duty service members working or training at JBSA-Camp Bullis sustain minor injuries, the clinic can assist, but all emergencies should be transported by ambulance to a full-service medical facility, in accordance with JBSA-Camp Bullis range control instructions.

 

Department Of The Army Photos

Do you need a Department of the Army photo? The Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston photo studio provides DA photo support to soldiers assigned to JBSA, soldiers on temporary duty to JBSA, as well as Reserve soldiers assigned to JBSA installations. Soldiers not meeting one of the aforementioned criteria should visit http://www.vios.army.mil to locate a DA photo facility. Appointments are required for DA photos. The studio schedule fills quickly, generally six to eight weeks in advance. Visit http://fortsamhoustonphoto.setmore.com to book an appointment. Please make child care arrangements in advance of your appointment.

 

DLA Disposition Services Training

Training on how to turn-in or withdraw excess property is held from 9-1:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services San Antonio Field Activity Site, building 4195, 2999 Parker Hill Rd., Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Call 210-221-4627 or e-mail DRMSSanantonioDSR@DLA.MIL to register.

 

BAMC Bariatric Clinic

Bariatric surgery can improve quality of life for individuals who are obese and have obesity-related conditions such as type II diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, or other obesity-related conditions. Bariatric surgery is the most successful long-term treatment of obesity. The Bariatric Clinic will also accept referrals from primary care managers. Call 210-916-9023.

Announcements

JBSA-Randolph

Key Spouse Mentor Training 
Date/Time: March 20, 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.

Key Spouse Refresher

Date/Time: March 21, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review information, resources and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouse and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from a previous installation. Call 210-652-5321.

 

Key Spouse Continuing Education

Date/Time: March 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Key Spouses are required to attend a quarterly continuing education training; various topics are discussed. Call 210-652-5321.


Pre-Separation Counseling
Date/Time: March 27, noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
A mandatory briefing required for all service members planning to separate or retire from the military. Appointments may be scheduled up to 24 months prior to retirement or up to 12 months prior to separation. Call 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: March 28, 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.


EFMP Support Group - Special Needs Financial Planning
Date/Time: March 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This session covers unique financial planning needs and strategies for providing a lifetime of care for a special needs family member and touches on finding a balance between personal financial needs and that of a special needs family member. Call 210-652-5321.

Bundles For Babies
Date/Time: March 29, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
The Air Force Aid Society, in partnership with the Military & Family Readiness Center, provides information on budgeting for a baby, dental and pediatric clinics, New Parent Support Program and more. Active duty expecting parents assigned to JBSA-Lackland are encouraged to attend. Patrons affiliated with the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard receive a free gift, courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society. Call 210-652-5321.

Post-Deployment: Reintegration
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All military members returning from a deployment are required to attend this briefing. This training reviews reintegration into home life and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Military spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Walk-In Support Group for Separation & Divorce
Date/Time: Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This support group is open to military and family members dealing with a separation or divorce. Call 210-627-1223 or 210-834-6904 for additional details or to set up a one-on-one appointment.

JBSA-Lackland

USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume

Date/Time: March 20, 9 a.m. to noon

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.

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: March 20, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Hall, building 2300 

A mandatory in-processing briefing for all service members new to Joint Base San Antonio. Coordinate with your Unit Personnel Coordinator or Commander Support Element to schedule your orientation. For more information, call 210-671-3722.

Single Parent Support Group

Date/Time: March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Pre-Separation Counseling

Date/Time: Separation: March 21, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

A mandatory briefing for all service members planning to retire or separate from the military. Retiring service members may schedule appointments up to 24 months before their retirement date. Separating service members may schedule appointments up to 12 months prior to separation. Call 210-671-3722.

Bundles For Babies

Date/Time: March 22, 8:15 a.m. to noon

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Information provided on financial planning from conception to college, support programs offered within the community, and parenting skills. Active duty expecting parents assigned to JBSA-Lackland are encouraged to attend. Patrons affiliated with the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard receive a free gift, courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society. Registration required. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Smooth Move Relocation

Date/Time: March 26, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Gateway Club, building 2490

This brief targets E-4 and below who are relocating for the first time or personnel with overseas assignments. Family members are welcome. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Learning LinkedIn

Date/Time: March 27, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Learn to navigate this business- and employment-oriented social media site. Review tips for developing a professional profile and ways to optimize networking strategies. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: March 28, 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 how to set up TSP contributions, discuss the different types of accounts and what happens to it after you separate from the military or civil service. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Pathways To Adulthood – EFMP Support Group

Date/Time: March 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: CAMP facility, building 3850

Learn the basics of helping your child transition from early years to adulthood. Review a time line of transitional phases, common milestones and factors that influence a child’s development. Receive tools and recourses to help guide your child with a life plan. Facilitated by Texas Parent to Parent. For more information, call 210-671-3722.


Post-Deployment Reunion, Reintegration
Date/Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160
Required for all service members returning from deployment; this training covers reintegration into home life and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. To reserve a seat, call 210-671-3722.

Pre-Deployment Briefing

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 a.m., with sign-in at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160

All service members scheduled to deploy, go on temporary duty longer than 30 days, or go on a remote assignment are required to attend. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Block III Equipment Custodian/Management Training
Date/Time: Third Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m.
Location: 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron conference room, building 5160

The 502nd  Logistics Readiness Squadron Equipment Accountability Element will be having Block III Equipment Custodian/Management Training every third Wednesday.  Call 210-925-1102 or 210-671-4439 for more information or schedule to attend.

Directory Assistance
For assistance with telephone numbers, please refer to the following list of frequently called numbers:
or call the appropriate JBSA location automated telephone directory:
Fort Sam Houston (210) 221-1211
Lackland (210) 671-1110
Randolph (210) 652-1110
502nd FSS events