VIA Bus Service Now Available
Outside Harry Wurzbach Gate
VIA bus service can now be accessed right outside of the Harry Wurzbach gate. Though the bus will turn around just inside the gates, access to the bus is only available outside the gate. For information about routes and changes, visit https://www.viainfo.net/.
Fresh Look Federal Resume
May 31 from 1-4 p.m., Hybrid. Take a fresh look at your current federal resume. Learn how to craft or revise it by reviewing how to break down a federal job description and get tips to help tailor your resume. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Spouse Resiliency Day
May 31, from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vogel Resiliency Center, 2490 Stanley Road, building 367. Gain community resources and participate in holistic, interactive training addressing physical wellness, healthy eating & cooking, financial health & management, yoga & mindfulness, and techniques for stress reduction as preventative approaches to support resilience and increase well-being and quality of life. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1 & July 6; June 15 & July 20, 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.
Mode: 1st Thursday In-Person, 3rd Thursday Virtual. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Post-Deployment Reunion & Reintegration
June 1 & July 6; June 15 & July 20; 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. Mode: 1st Thursday In-Person, 3rd Thursday, Virtual. To register, call 210-221-2705.
June 2, 15 & July 7, 21, 8 a.m. to noon; June 7 & July 5, 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. A mandatory in-person 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. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Promotions and Financial Readiness
June 2 & July 7, 1-2 p.m., Joint Transition Readiness Center, building 3639. Discover tips to help make the most of your new financial opportunity and learn how to set up spending goals, reduce excessive debt, grow your retirement, set emergency funds, and more. This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-916-7322 or 210-916-6089.
DOD Transition Day
Executive: June 5, 26 & July 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Separation: June 12 & July 10, 31 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Joint Transition Readiness Center, building 3639. This day is comprised of the following required instructional classes: Managing Your Transition, MOS Crosswalk, and Financial Planning for Transition. Core Requirement, prerequisite: Pre-Separation. Call 210 916-7322 or 210-916-6089 for more information.
VA Benefits and Services
Executive: June 6, 27 & July 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Separation: June 13 & July 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Joint Transition Readiness Center, 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. Core Requirement, prerequisite: DOD Transition Day. Call 210 916-7322 or 210-916-6089 for more information.
Car Seat 101
June 6, 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. 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.
Heart Link: Spouse Orientation
June 7, 9 a.m. to noon, Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. 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 210-221-2705.
USAJobs Navigation & Federal Resumes
June 7, 1-3 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. 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 using it as leverage for an effective application process. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Graduate School Research and Education Symposium
June 8-9, Holly Auditorium, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229. The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Department of Graduate Education presents a symposium, titled “Accelerating Military Medicine into the Future,” which is intended to serve interprofessional medical faculty, researchers, clinicians and healthcare administrators from across the Department of Defense. June 8 is Education Day, an in-person event for Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE faculty. June 9 is an in-person event for all students and faculty. Event registration and abstract submission are at https://hrcoe.amedd.army.mil/events/symposiumregistration.aspx and the abstract deadline is April 28. All accepted abstracts for MHSRS are pre-approved for GSRES. Register and submit your abstract. The event website is https://medcoe.army.mil/GSRES and the point of contact is the GSRS Committee at email@example.com.
Couples and Deployment
June 8, 22 & July 13, 27, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Deployment can be a challenge for even the most seasoned military couples. Preparing together will help you support each other from a distance. Discuss ways to improve communication, review common emotions and reactions, and get your financials in order. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Deployment and The Single Service Member
June 8, 22 & July 13, 27, 9-10 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. How will you store your vehicle? Who will look after your pet? What will happen to your home? Single service members learn about options to help manage their personal affairs and keep their property and belongings secure. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Kids and Deployment
June 8, 22 & July 13, 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Develop a foundation for helping your child navigate the emotional stress of a deployed parent. Learn to include your child in 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.
Trail and Tales Guided Tour
June 8 & July 13, 9-11:45 a.m. Located in the heart of San Antonio, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts the most extensive collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Join us for a guided tour to familiarize yourself with the installation; registration is required. Open to all DOD ID cardholders. Call 210-221-2705 for more information.
June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car to avoid sales traps, dealer scams, and predatory lending. To register, call 210-221-2705.
June 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. Get tips to help with purchasing a home and resolving mortgage issues. Discuss differences between renting and owning, and learn about the home-buying process, choosing a Realtor, what makes up a mortgage payment, and more. Call 210-221-2705 for more information.:
JBSA College Fair
June 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, 3060 Stanley Road. Check out educational opportunities as representatives from up to 60 universities, colleges, technical institutions and career schools will be at this college fair. Hosted by JBSA Education Services, there will also be representatives from the Department of Veteran Affairs, SkillBridge, and ROTC, as well as officer and enlisted programs. For more information, call the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Education Services office at 210-221-0597.
How To Budget
June 13 & July 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797. 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.
June 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sam Houston Community Center, building 1395. Free to all installation personnel, this event provides an opportunity to discover the latest technology trends and network with industry experts. To learn more and view participating exhibitors, visit www.militaryexpos.com/fortsam. Registration in advance is highly recommended.
Ready, Set, Resume
June 14, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, 3060 Stanley Road. 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.
Retirement Planning Starter-TSP Vesting
June 14 & July 12, 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, 3060 Stanley Road. Are you taking full advantage of your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)? 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.
JBSA 248th Army Birthday Ball
June 15, social hour is at 5 p.m. and welcome is at 6 p.m., San Antonio Convention Center, 900 E. Market St., San Antonio, Texas 78205. The Joint Base San Antonio 248th Army Birthday Ball takes place June 15, 2023, with the theme of “Be All You Can Be.” Tickets can be purchased at https://jbsa248armyball.company.site.
June 15 & July 20, 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, 3060 Stanley Road. 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 (eSAT) 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 and Financial Readiness
June 16 & July 21, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, 3060 Stanley Road. 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 and Financial Readiness
June 16 & July 21, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797, 3060 Stanley Road. 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.
Home Buyers Seminar
June 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. Find out about the secrets of being a “smart shopper” and find out about special loan programs for the first-time buyer. RSVP to 210-295-8635 or 210-365-0777.
Acing The Interview
June 21, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. Discover ways to prepare for a job interview, how to make a lasting impression, and discuss different interviewing methods. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Lunch & Learn with EFMP: Mental Health Awareness
June 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center, 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. How does a healthy kid act? Where is the line between growing pains and warning signs? Join us for a guest speaker from Clarity Child Guidance Center to discuss children’s mental health, identifying struggles, and advocating for your child. To register, call 210-221-2705.
First Move for Military Spouses
June 22 & July 27, Military & Family Readiness Center, 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. Call 210-221-2705 for more information.
What To Expect When Considering an Adoption
July 26, 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. Call 210-221-2705 for more information.
What To Expect When Caring For An Aging Parent
June 28, 9 a.m. to noon, virtual. Explore warning signs that can help you determine if your parents need extra care. Discuss tips for holding an intervention, how to get financial and special records in order, caregiving options, and resources. To register, call 210-221-2705.
July 7, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center. 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. When can you collect it? Are there tax implications with the payout? Get answers to questions like these and others regarding your Continuation Pay under the Blended Retirement System (BRS). This training fulfills a DOD Financial Touchpoint requirement. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Savings and Investments
July 7, 9:30-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center. 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. Discuss the risks and rewards of investing, identify strategies to help reach your investment goals, and review different saving options. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Renovating Your Resume
July 12, 1-2 p.m., Military & Family Readiness Center. 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. When was the last time you updated your resume? If it’s been a while, the format you’re using could make you look outdated. Get practical tips to help modernize a general resume. To register, call 210-221-2705.
Key Spouse Mentor Training
July 12, 9-11 a.m., Military & Family Readiness Center. 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. 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 210-221-2705.
Save The Date: Air Force Ball
Sept. 16, social at 6 p.m., Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. The Joint Base San Antonio 2023 Air Force Ball will have the theme of "Military City - Stronger Together" and will be hosted by Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, commander, Joint Base San Antonio and 502nd Air Base Wing. The Ball is open to the Air Force, all sister services, DOD civilians and retirees. A formal invitation will follow at a later date. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schofield Gate Closure
Through the end of July 2023. From April 3 through the end of July, the Schofield gate will close due to much-needed road repairs. This project has been in the works for some time and, as resources have become available, we are now ready to carry it out. We understand this is an inconvenience and impacts personnel at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, but we are confident the end result will be a significant improvement to the current road/gate conditions. During this timeframe, JBSA-FSH will increase shuttle bus hours to serve our students at the installation. The shuttle bus to Walters gate runs every 30 minutes during weekday prime times and on weekends. During the Schofield gate closure, and as a temporary measure, the Winans gate will be made available from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekends, in addition to its current weekday schedule. Also during this closure, the Security Forces team will conduct an assessment of how to utilize our limited resources to best serve JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. As we approach the completion of the Schofield Gate project, stay tuned for updates to our gate posture based on that assessment. The most up-to-date info during the closure can be found on our social media site at https://www.facebook.com/JointBaseSanAntonio/ or https://twitter.com/JBSA_official and questions or concerns can be directed to our org box at 502ABW.PA.email@example.com.
Infantry Post Road Closure
Through October 2024. There will be a small road closure on Infantry Post Road near buildings 616 and 688 as renovations are completed on buildings 616, 617 and 688. Construction began on April 17, 2023, and completion is expected in October 2024.
Individualized Initial Counseling
Monday-Friday, Joint Transition Readiness Center, 3931 Okubo Barracks, building 3639. Those separating or retiring from active duty must meet with a counselor to officially start the transition process. Service members complete a personal self-assessment to develop their Individual Transition Plan to identify their unique needs and establish post-transition goals. This one-on-one counseling session must start no later than 365 days before their separation or retirement date. This is the first step of the Transition process. To register, call 210-916-7322.
100% Credential Checks at All
JBSA Locations from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Security Forces will now enforce 100% credential checks of all vehicle occupants between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. at all JBSA installation entry control points. All vehicle occupants will be required to submit proof of identification. Those without valid authorization for access will be required to obtain a pass for entry.