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NEWS | Oct. 12, 2022

Exceptional Family Member Program hosts Halloween Howl Down Oct. 21

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Joint Base San Antonio Exceptional Family Member Program hosts its annual Halloween event for children and families, which includes treats, entertainment, a resource fair, carnival games, hay rides, haunted house, food trucks, a Trunk-or-Treat, and more at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 21.

The Halloween Howl Down will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot across from the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center, located at 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. The free event is open to all JBSA members and their families.

Sally Gonzalez, EFMP manager at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC, said the event will provide a fun and safe time for JBSA children and families while providing information on community resources for families.

“The purpose is to celebrate the holiday (Halloween) and offer a creative recreational event for the community, with the primary intent of educating the EFMP community on resources and service providers on JBSA and in the San Antonio area,” Gonzalez said.

Volunteers from JBSA units, volunteer organizations and San Antonio community partners will distribute candy to children and families in the Trunk-or-Treat.

Each JBSA unit and community partner participating in the Trunk-or-Treat will have their elaborately decorated trunks on display where they will give out their treats.

Gonzalez said the Halloween Howl Down has become a longtime JBSA tradition as EFMP has hosted the event since 2014. 

For more information, call 210-221-2705, see the Facebook event page at or email

Donations in-kind of treats and candy for Halloween Howl Down can be brought to the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC. JBSA-Fort Sam Houston M&FRC hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month.