1 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO 2018 Calendar of Events MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS August/September Deployment Readiness Unit Family Readiness School Liaison Services Resiliency Team Building Employment Assistance Volunteer Opportunities Financial Readiness Transition Assistance Personal & Work Life Survivor Benefit services Exceptional Family Members Military & Family Life Counselors Three locations to serve JBSA FORT SAM HOUSTON - LACKLAND - RANDOLPH
2 JBSA-MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SERVICES Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Military & Family Readiness (M&FR) is dedicated to providing a full range of quality programs and services that promote self-reliance, mission readiness, resiliency and ease adaptation into the military way of life. We offer a variety of classes, trainings, and workshops that promote, educate, and facilitate readiness and resiliency: FAMILY LIFE PROGRAM MOVING TO THE VRC Air Force Aid Society Air Force Families Forever Armed Forces Action Plan Casualty Assistance Deployment Readiness Employment & Career Development Exceptional Family Member Program Federal Voting Assistance Program Financial Readiness Heart Link Hearts Apart Information & Referral Unit Family Readiness Military & Family Life Counselors Military Family Team Building Personal & Work Life Relocation Services Resiliency Training School Liaison Services Survivor Benefit Services Transition Assistance Program Volunteer Opportunities Warriors in Transition The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Family Life Program has moved to the Vogel Resiliency Center, building 367, Stanley Rd. For more information about FLP services, register for an August/September class, or to inquire about future workshops, call the Family Life Program at (210) Regardless of specific duty station location, patrons assigned to JBSA can attend trainings and utilize the services offered at all three locations. For more information about a program or service, call: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston (FSH) JBSA-Lackland (LAK) JBSA-Randolph (RAN) (210) or Briefings for groups, units, or one-on-one consultations are available by request. Programs and events are subject to change. Some services are based on the number of participants and require a minimum number in order to be effective. If the minimum is not met, the class may be canceled or rescheduled. Other services may be limited due to seating or space. To ensure availability, call to sign up. All services provided by JBSA-M&FR are open to all branches of the military, active-duty military and their families, reservists, Coast Guard, National Guard, retirees, surviving spouses, DoD civilian employees (APF and NAF), and DoD contracted employees, unless otherwise stated. JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Mon-Fri 7 AM-4:30 PM Closed: 1st & 3rd Thursday 1-4:30 PM, Federal Holidays & AETC Family days JBSA-Lackland Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-4:30 PM Closed: 1st & 3rd Thursday 2-4:30 PM, Federal Holidays & AETC Family days JBSA-Randolph Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-4:30 PM Closed: 1st & 3rd Thursday 2-4:30 PM, Federal Holidays & AETC Family days HELPING US GROW SECURELY PLAYGROUP (HUGS) Tuesdays 10 a.m. to Noon A playgroup for infants and toddlers (up to age 5); open to parents and their children. The playgroup meets at the Middle School Teen Center, Bldg Registration is not required. CAR SEAT 101 Aug. 20 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept p.m. Review the of car seat installation and make sure your child is seated properly in their car seat. This class is required before attending the Safety Seat Clinic. MARRIAGE GARDEN Sept. 13, 20, p.m. A 3-part series reviews ways to create and maintain a healthy marriage through communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and personal boundaries. ARMY FAP UNIT TRAINING Aug. 15 & Sept a.m./1-3 p.m. Unit Family Advocacy Training (IAW AR608-18) regarding domestic and child abuse identification, reporting, and prevention. Other topics include the Lautenberg amendment, restricted and unrestricted reporting and transitional compensation program. Seating is limited, call to register your unit. POSITIVE CO-PARENTING Aug a.m. Parents and guardians review helpful tips to overcome challenges of parenting, from conflicting parenting styles and discipline strategies. BRINGING BABY HOME Sept. 14 & 21 8 a.m. to Noon A 2-part series helps new parents ease overwhelming feelings of preparing for a newborn baby s homecoming. Both parents are encouraged to attend. TIME MANAGEMENT FOR TEENS & PARENTS Aug. 22 Noon to 1 p.m. Trouble managing soccer practice, swim meets, and homework? Parents and teens learn together and strengthen communication, relationships, and foster an open mindset. SOCIAL MEDIA & BULLYING Sept a.m. Are you aware of the risks that are at your child s fingertips? Discuss Internet threats and ways to engage in your child s social media activities in a positive manner.
3 Build-a-Backpack Helping Military Families in Need The JBSA-School Liaison Office (SLO) Build-a-Backpack program provides backpacks full of school supplies to military families experiencing financial hardships. This gives students an opportunity to start school with all the supplies needed to be successful. Donate a backpack filled with items from the school supplies list through Aug. 3. First Sergeants, M&FR Financial Counselors, MFLC, Family Advocacy, and School District Counselors and Administrators should nominate eligible families to receive a backpack by contacting the SLO no later than Aug. 3. For more information, visit or call, , or Open to all branches of service. Issue Deadline for this year s Forum AUGUST 14 WHAT DO THESE ITEMS HAVE IN COMMON? TRICARE for life Military Spouse Job Preference School Liaison Officers Paternity Leave for Soldiers Dental/Vision Insurance for Federal Employees Distribution of the Montgomery GI Bill benefits Tour Stabilization for graduating High School Senior THEY ALL STARTED AS AFAP IDEAS AFAP is an opportunity to identify critical issues and present them to senior leadership for action and resolution. Topics range from healthcare to childcare, housing to force protection, employment to recreation, education and more. It s anything that affects our military community. SUBMIT ISSUES Online: usaf.jbsa.502-abw. Call: (210) In-person at a drop box location: JBSA-M&FRC, BAMC Pharmacy, FSH Walters Visitors Center, FSH Community Pharmacy, Schertz Medical Home Clinic, The Exchange. Open to all DoD ID cardholders (Service members of any branch and status, spouses, teens, retirees, survivors, DoD civilian employees appropriated & non-appropriated). WIC Services offered on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center has partnered with the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program to bring services closer to military families. A clerk, Licensed Vocational Nurse, or Nutritionist will be on-site every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., to provide information about nutrition, breastfeeding, counseling services, or determine if you meet financial requirements for the supplemental nutritional program. Services are open to all JBSA patrons. To learn more about WIC or to schedule an appointment, call (210) WIC is an equal opportunity program. FINANCIAL RELOCATION CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2018 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS Event AUG SEPT Page Location Immigration & Citizenship 14, 28 11, 25 p. 9 JBSA-FSH Military Spouse Expo 1 - p. 9 JBSA-FSH Newcomer s Orientation W 5, 19 p. 17 JBSA-LAK Newcomer s Orientation 3, 17 7, 21 p. 9 JBSA-FSH Newcomer s Orientation 6, 20 10, 24 p. 23 JBSA-RAN Newly Assigned CC/CCC/CCF p. 17 JBSA-LAK Newly Assigned CC/CCC/CCF p. 23 JBSA-RAN Officer/Enlisted First Duty Station 6, 20 10, 24 p. 23 JBSA-RAN Equal Opportunity Briefing Relocation & Overseas Orientation 8 12 p. 9 JBSA-FSH Smooth Move Relocation 28 - p. 17 JBSA-LAK Smooth Move Relocation p. 23 JBSA-RAN Sponsorship Application Training p. 17 JBSA-FSH Trails & Tales Guided Tour p. 10 JBSA-FSH Basic Investing Seminar - 13 p. 24 JBSA-RAN Budget p. 10 JBSA-FSH Build a Budget - 27 p. 18 JBSA-LAK Car Buying 2 - p. 24 JBSA-RAN On the Road Again - Car Buying Strategies - 13 p. 10 JBSA-FSH Consumer Protection 2 - p. 10 JBSA-FSH Debt Management - 6 p. 10 JBSA-FSH Debt Reduction 16 - p. 17 JBSA-LAK Developing A Spending Plan 20 - p. 24 JBSA-RAN Discover Your Money Personality 15 - p. 24 JBSA-RAN Home Sweet Home-Home Buying Strategies 9 - p. 10 JBSA-FSH Home Sweet Home-Home Buying Strategies 10 - p. 24 JBSA-RAN Moving out of the Dorms 6 10 p. 17 JBSA-LAK Officer First Duty Station Financial Training p. 24 JBSA-RAN Officer First Duty Station Financial Training - 19 p. 18 JBSA-LAK Road Map to Financial Success: Save & Invest 14 - p. 10 JBSA-FSH Social Security & You 30 - p. 18 JBSA-LAK Social Security & You - 25 p. 24 JBSA-RAN This is a bi-monthly publication produced by the 802d Force Support Squadron (FSS), JBSA-Military & Family Readiness. The information is accurate at the time it s published but may be subject to change. Some services are based on the number of participants and require a minimum number of attendees in order to be effective. If the minimum is not met, the class may be canceled or rescheduled. Other services may be limited in size due space. To ensure availability, call to register.
4 Event AUG SEPT Page Location Thrift Savings Plan p. 17 JBSA-LAK Thrift Savings Plan - 11 p. 10 JBSA-FSH Understanding Your Credit Report & Score - 6 p. 24 JBSA-RAN Event AUG SEPT Page Location VA Education Benefits Briefing p. 19 JBSA-LAK VA Stand Alone Workshop p. 25 JBSA-RAN 1-Day Transition GPS 29 - p. 19 JBSA-LAK TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT Basic Resume Writing - 11 p. 25 JBSA-RAN General Resume Writing 8 12 p. 11 JBSA-FSH Employment Readiness Orientation M M p. 11 JBSA-FSH Employment Workshop 1 12 p. 18 JBSA-LAK Franchising p. 18 JBSA-LAK Interviewing Skills - 14 p. 25 JBSA-RAN Interviewing Skills & Dress for Success p. 11 JBSA-FSH Salary Negotiation - 7 p. 25 JBSA-RAN USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume 1 5 p. 11 JBSA-FSH USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume 8 17 p. 18 JBSA-LAK USAJOBS Navigation & Federal Resume p. 25 JBSA-RAN Pre-Separation Counseling Tu Tu p. 12 JBSA-FSH Pre-Separation Counseling 1, 8, 22 5, 12, 26 p. 25 JBSA-RAN Pre-Separation: Retirement p. 19 JBSA-LAK Pre-Separation: Separating 2, p. 18 JBSA-LAK Accessing Higher Education 6-8, , p. 12 JBSA-FSH (3-Day Training) Accessing Higher Education *BA req p. 12 JBSA-FSH (2-Day Training) Boots to Business p. 12 JBSA-FSH Career Technical Training (2-Day Training) p. 12 JBSA-FSH Career Technical Training (2-Day Training) p. 19 JBSA-LAK Four to Go - 7 p. 19 JBSA-LAK Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) p. 12 JBSA-FSH (5-Day workshop for Retirees) Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) p. 19 JBSA-LAK (5-Day workshop for Retirees) Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) p. 25 JBSA-RAN (5-Day workshop) Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) p. 12 JBSA-FSH (5-Day workshop) Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) p. 19 JBSA-LAK (5-Day workshop) Hiring Heroes Career Fair - 19 p. 13 JBSA-FSH TAP-Federal Application Process p. 12 JBSA-FSH Troops to Teachers p. 12 JBSA-FSH SLO EFMP PERSONAL & WORK LIFE VOLUNTEER Mentor Training 9 13 p. 26 JBSA-RAN Mentor Training 9 13 p. 20 JBSA-LAK Mentor Training p. 14 JBSA-FSH Blood Cancer Awareness Blood Drive - 13 p. 14 JBSA-FSH EFMP Support Group - 6 p. 26 JBSA-RAN How Service Dogs Are Beneficial 30 - p. 20 JBSA-LAK Lunch & Learn with EFMP 8 12 p. 13 JBSA-FSH Secondary Dependency - 27 p. 20 JBSA-LAK Your Guide to EFMP 15 - p. 14 JBSA-FSH Make A Difference Day - Project Submissions - 28 p. 5, 22, 27 JBSA Volunteering 101 7, 21 4, 18 p. 16 JBSA-FSH Volunteer Advisory Council 9 13 p. 15 JBSA-FSH Adoption & Foster Care Seminar - 18 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Bundles for Babies 3 - p. 26 JBSA-RAN Bundles for Babies - 14 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Computer Basics 8 6 p. 11 JBSA-FSH Facilitator Trainer Course (FTC) (2-Part Series) p. 16 JBSA-FSH Four Lenses Temperament Discovery 27 - p. 16 JBSA-FSH Four Lenses Temperament Discovery 28 - p. 21 JBSA-LAK Heart Link - 12 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Heart Link - 14 p. 27 JBSA-RAN Microsoft Access 30 - p. 11 JBSA-FSH Microsoft Back-to-School Basics for Teens 17 - p. 11 JBSA-FSH Microsoft Excel 22, p. 11 JBSA-FSH Microsoft PowerPoint 16, 28 20, 25 p. 11 JBSA-FSH Microsoft Word 9, 10 11, 13 p. 11 JBSA-FSH Military Caregiver Support Group 9 13 p. 13 JBSA-FSH Military Caregiver Support Group p. 19 JBSA-LAK One Heart, Two Homes (3-Part Series) 7, 14, 21 - p. 20 JBSA-LAK Sensory Friendly Movie - Sing 13 - p. 14 JBSA-FSH
5 DEPLOYMENT UNIT FAMILY READINESS Event HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL OBSERVATIONS, & CLOSURES: August Immunization Awareness Month 4 th - Coast Guard Birthday 7 th - Purple Heart Day 29 th - Marine Corps Reserve Birthday 31 st - AETC & Army Training Day (All M&FRC Locations Closed) AUG SEPT Page Location Single Parent Support Group 16 - p. 26 JBSA-RAN Single Parent Support Group - 5 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Walk-in Support Group Separation & Divorce Th Th p. 26 JBSA-RAN Joint Spouses Forum 14 - p. 14 JBSA-FSH R.E.A.L. Command Team Training 6 - p. 15 JBSA-FSH R.E.A.L. FRL & FRSA Training - 25 p. 15 JBSA-FSH R.E.A.L. FRG Leaders Training p. 15 JBSA-FSH R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian Training p. 15 JBSA-FSH R.E.A.L. Key Contact 14 - p. 15 JBSA-FSH Key Spouse Continuing Education 28 - p. 14 JBSA-FSH Key Spouse Continuing Education - 26 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Key Spouse Initial Training 15 - p. 21 JBSA-LAK Key Spouse Initial Training - 20 p. 27 JBSA-RAN Key Spouse Mentor Training - 14 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Key Spouse Refresher Training 28 - p. 14 JBSA-FSH Key Spouse Refresher Training - 26 p. 21 JBSA-LAK Personal & Family Readiness Briefing 14, 28 11, 25 p. 27 JBSA-RAN Pre-Deployment Briefing Tu Tu p. 22 JBSA-LAK Pre-Deployment Resiliency Th Th p. 16 JBSA-FSH Pre-Deployment Resiliency for Spouses 6 - p. 16 JBSA-FSH Post-Deployment Resiliency Th Th p. 16 JBSA-FSH Post-Deployment Resiliency for Spouses p. 16 JBSA-FSH Post-Deployment Reunion & Reintegration M M p. 22 JBSA-LAK Post-Deployment Reintegration Tu, Fr Tu, Fr p. 27 JBSA-RAN September National Preparedness Month Suicide Prevention Month 3 rd - Labor Day (Federal Holiday, Closed) 11 th - Patriot Day 17 th - Constitution/Citizenship Day 18 th - Air Force Birthday 21 st - POW/MIA Recognition Day 30 th - Gold Star Mother s/family Day JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON INFORMATION & REFERRAL (210) or Information & Referral helps DoD ID cardholders and their families connect with the right resources to meet their specific needs on JBSA or within the local community. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE (210) Reduce or eliminate problems arising due to frequent moves with specialized services such as individual or group counseling, sponsorship and pre-arrival information, mandatory overseas briefings and post-move orientations, lending closet, and immigration services. Call for more information or to sign up for a class. LENDING CLOSET Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed 1st & 3rd Thursday 1-4 p.m. The Lending Closet offers basic household goods like kitchen equipment, high chairs, sleeping mats, irons and more, while yours are in transit. Permanent party, students, TDY, retirees, and civilians may borrow items up to 30 days. Please bring a copy of your orders. MILITARY Spouse EXPO Aug a.m. to 2 p.m. Military spouses are welcome to join us for a getting-to-know-you networking expo. Connect with over 20 JBSA organizations, learn about local resources and upcoming events, and meet other military spouses. NEWCOMER S ORIENTATION Aug. 3, 17 & Sept. 7, 21 8 a.m. to Noon A mandatory in-processing briefing for all military and civilian personnel newly assigned to JBSA, family members are welcome to attend. Service members must coordinate attendance with their Unit Personnel. Patrons must sign in and be seated by 7:50 a.m. This is more than a traditional in-processing briefing; representatives from agencies throughout the community are on-site to share information. RELOCATION & OVERSEAS ORIENTATION Aug. 8 & Sept. 12 9:30-10:30 a.m. / 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mandatory for personnel E-5 and below; topics covered include: entitlement, shipment of household goods, emotional stressors of relocation, employment, and education. Only one session is needed. IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP Aug. 14 & Sept a.m. to Noon Aug. 28 & Sept a.m. to Noon, Ceremony 2 p.m. Meet with a Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) Officer for assistance with applications. Join us in observing service members and their families take the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at 2 p.m. and welcome them as new U.S. citizens. Registration is not required. SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION TRAINING Aug. 15 & Sept p.m. Completion of the Electronic Sponsorship Application & Training (esat) is mandatory for all military sponsors and is available online at A Relocation specialist can assist with questions or provide clarification. M&FRC JBSA-FSH 9 JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON
6 JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON TRAILS & TALES GUIDED TOUR Aug. 24 & Sept a.m. Located in the heart of 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 is required. FINANCIAL READINESS (210) Financial Readiness can assist with developing an individual plan to achieve financial goals. Specialized services include money management, credit and financial planning, insurance and consumer issues, and information on emergency assistance. Call for more information or to register. CONSUMER PROTECTION Aug a.m. Learn ways to minimize the odds of becoming a victim, how to report issues, protect your assets, and fix your credit. According to the Federal Trade Commission, nearly 2.7 million consumers reported issues about fraud, identity theft, and other consumer protection topics in 2017, resulting in a loss of $905 million. BUDGET 101 Aug. 7 & Sept p.m. A hands-on, guided process to learn how to create a spending plan worksheet. Participants must bring a current LES, spouse s income information (if applicable), a list of monthly expenses, and debt information (total balance owed, monthly payment, and Annual Percent Rate). HOME SWEET HOME: HOME BUYING STRATEGIES Aug a.m. Increase your knowledge and confidence 10 M&FRC JBSA-FSH level for home buying by examining how much you can afford, choosing a real estate agent, reviewing mortgage options to include VA loans, negotiating strategies to close the deal and more. ROADMAP TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS: SAVE & INVEST Aug p.m. Learn about the risks and rewards of investing. Identify strategies to help reach investment goals and review different types of saving options. DEBT MANAGEMENT Sept a.m. Discover methods that help to effectively reduce and eliminate debt, distinguish the difference between good and bad debt, and tips for negotiating lower interest rates. THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN Sept p.m. Are you taking full advantage of your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)? Become familiar with contribution limits, taxdeferred investments, rates of return, and learn what options are available after separating from the military or civilian service. ON THE ROAD AGAIN: CAR BUYING STRATEGIES Sept a.m. Review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car; avoid sales traps, dealer scams, and predatory lending. EMPLOYMENT READINESS (210) Employment Readiness helps patrons improve essential skills needed to secure employment in a competitive job market. Services include job counseling, resume writing assistance, educational information, and more. Call for more information or to reserve a seat. WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS ALAMO Military Family Support Program Meet with a career counselor from Workforce Solutions Alamo to learn about employment opportunities for military spouses. To schedule an appointment, call (210) USAJOBS NAVIGATION & FEDERAL RESUME Aug. 1 & Sept a.m. Learn how to interpret federal vacancy announcements and become familiar with the USAJOBS website, set notifications about new job postings, and tailor your resume. EMPLOYMENT READINESS ORIENTATION Mondays 9-11 a.m. Discover local resources and programs to assist with your employment needs. Review services offered by M&FR, Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions, as well as priority placement opportunities. GENERAL RESUME WRITING Aug. 8 & Sept a.m. Learn about different resume formats and which one to use when writing a non-federal resume. Get tips on how to effectively prepare a summary statement, employment history, and more. INTERVIEWING SKILLS & DRESS FOR SUCCESS Aug. 15 & Sept a.m. Discover ways to make a lasting impression and prepare for a job interview. Join us for tips on how to dress for success and discuss the importance of social media, networking, and salary negotiation. MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 Improve your computer skills with free, hands-on, instructor-led training. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. Foundational (Level 1) provides basic skills and knowledge to advance. Intermediate (Level 2) builds on level 1 instruction to provide advanced knowledge and skills. COMPUTER BASICS Aug. 8 & Sept a.m. Get comfortable with your computer and review common terms, functions and hardware. MICROSOFT Word 8 a.m. to noon Level 1 - Aug. 9 & Sept. 11 Level 2 - Aug. 10 & Sept. 13 PowerPoint 8 a.m. to noon Level 1- Aug. 16 & Sept. 20 Level 2 - Aug. 28 & Sept. 25 Excel 8 a.m. to noon Level 1- Aug. 22 & Sept. 27 Level 2 - Aug. 23 Access 8 a.m. to noon Level 1- Aug. 30 Classes tend to fill quickly, call (210) to reserve a seat. BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS for teens Aug a.m. Middle school and high school students brush up on the basics of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint with hands-on how-to instruction. Learn formatting tips, short cuts, and discover features to help improve efficiency for preparing reports and presentations for future school projects. Limited seating, call to register. JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON M&FRC JBSA-FSH 11
7 JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)/ SOLDIER FOR LIFE JBSA-FSH Soldier for Life, Bldg. 2264, Ste. 102 (210) TAP provides counseling and job assistance to service members preparing to leave the federal service. Services include pre-separation counseling, benefits, job search training, selfassessment tools, resume review, job analyzer software, and referral to service providers. Call to schedule an appointment or sign up. PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING Tuesdays Army: 8:30 a.m. to Noon; All Other Branches: 12:30-4 p.m. 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. Held at Soldier for Life, bldg TRANSITION GOALS, PLANS, SUCCESS (GPS) Aug. 6-10*, & Sept *, a.m. to 4 p.m. A mandatory 5-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and M&FR in the basement of Bldg Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. *Retirees only. FEDERAL APPLICATION PROCESS Aug. 13 & Sept a.m. Review the federal employment process and careers offered by the federal government. Learn about resources that support the Veteran s Employment 12 M&FRC JBSA-FSH Program, skills translator, resume builders, and more. ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION Aug. 6-8, 14-15*, & Sept , 18-19*, a.m. to 4 p.m. This 3-day track helps service members achieve academic success by preparing for college life and reentering school; and reviewing credit transfers, researching schools, financial aid assistance, vocational education counseling and more. *Service members with a Bachelor s degree may attend an accelerated 2-day workshop. Held at the Education Center, Bldg Prerequisite: Transition GPS. CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING Aug & Sept a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about civilian careers that require a license or certificate, identify schools and accredited institutions, financial aid, VA benefits, apprenticeships and more. Held at Soldier for Life, bldg Prerequisite: Transition GPS. TROOPS TO TEACHERS Aug. 16 & Sept. 20 Noon to 2 p.m. Eligible military personnel in pursuit of teaching as a second career review topics like education and licensing requirements, employment leads, counseling, placement and financial assistance, and more. Held at Soldier for Life, bldg BOOTS TO BUSINESS Sept a.m. to 4 p.m. A 2-day entrepreneurial education workshop hosted by the Small Business Administration. Discuss opportunities and challenges of business ownership. Review steps for evaluating business concepts, foundational knowledge for developing a business plan, SBA resources to help access start-up capital, and additional technical assistance. Held at Soldier for Life, bldg Prerequisite: Transition GPS. HIRING HEROES CAREER FAIR JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON SAM HOUSTON COMMUNITY CENTER Sept. 19 9AM-2PM Connect with federal agencies and private sector firms to learn about career opportunities for wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members, Veterans, military spouses, and primary caregivers. This event is held at the Sam Houston Community Center. For more information, call (571) or (210) MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS (MFLC) (210) or Military & Family Life Counselors help service members, their families, and significant others by discussing issues from deployment and reintegration, marriage and relationships, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other life concerns. Consultations are anonymous with no records kept. Call to schedule an appointment; meetings may be arranged off-site, after-hours, and on weekends. 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) MILITARY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Aug. 9 & Sept a.m. to Noon Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences, and information. This group meets at the Warrior Family Support Center. For more information, call (210) EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (210) EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that assists service members and their families with special, physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual needs. EFMP works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support, and personnel services. Call for details or to register. LUNCH N LEARN WITH EFMP 504 PREPARATION Aug. 8 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Review obligations imposed under section 504 to gain a better understanding of requirements. Parents also learn about the types of assistance available, who to speak with about concerns, and what the schools are required to do to support a student with disabilities. SENSORY PROCESSING Sept :30-1 p.m. Parents discover possible reasons their child may have challenges with attention, body control and motor coordination. Guest speakers from the Learning Foundation identify key warning signs for neuro-development and sensory delays while exposing tips on how to cope. JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON M&FRC JBSA-FSH 13
8 JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON FAMILY MOVIE - SING Aug p.m. The Exceptional Family Member Program and the Family Life Program invite JBSA families to a sensory-friendly showing of the movie Sing. YOUR GUIDE TO EFMP Aug p.m. Whether newly enrolled or just curious about the program, this class guides you in understanding what an EFM is, how to enroll, where to find support, and what impacts it may have on you and your family. Leaders are encouraged to attend to learn about requirements of the program and the resources available to their service members. SEPTEMBER IS BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Sept a.m. Nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. are affected by some form of blood cancer. SAMMC Hematology and Oncology reported over 900 open cases within our JBSA BLOOD DRIVE military community. In coordination with the Armed Services Blood Program, EFMP is hosting a blood drive to give back to our military-affiliated families. To donate, schedule an appointment online at militarydonor.com and use the sponsor code fshefmp, or call SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE JBSA-FSH Bldg. 2263, Room 107 (210) The School Liaison Office assists parents with children in grades K-12. SLO can help with the transition between schools; provide information about local school systems, policies, programs and more. MENTOR TRAINING Aug. 15 & Sept :30 a.m. Volunteer mentors spend time with young people and encourage them to make positive choices. After completion, participants are placed within a local public school. Facilitated by the SLO and Community in Schools. PERSONAL & WORK LIFE (210) Personal & Work Life collaborates with a number of helping agencies to provide education and promote family preparedness through readiness support. Call to register for a class. JOINT SPOUSES FORUM Aug a.m. to Noon The Joint Spouses Forum is open to all FRSAs, FRGs, Key Spouses, Ombudsmen, and Family Program Advisors and provides networking opportunities to discuss issues, share lessons learned, and facilitate questions. U.S. AIR FORCE KEY SPOUSE KEY SPOUSE REFRESHER Aug. 28 8:30-9:30 a.m. Review information, resources, and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from their previous installation. KEY SPOUSE CONTINUING EDUCATION Aug a.m. to 1 p.m. Key Spouses are required to attend a continuing education training on a quarterly basis; various topics are discussed. R.E.A.L. COMMAND TEAM Aug. 6 9 a.m. to Noon Guidance is provided to commanders and 1st Sergeants about their roles and responsibilities at all levels of the command team and execution of the Family Readiness mission. R.E.A.L. KEY CONTACT Aug p.m. This training is required for all FRG Key Callers. Review roles and responsibilities, how to address potential issues or crisis, and identify resources, tips and techniques for executing the role. R.E.A.L. FUND CUSTODIAN Aug. 22 & Sept p.m. Required for all current and incoming FRG Fund Custodians. Review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. R.E.A.L. FRG LEADERS Aug. 29 & Sept p.m. Family Readiness Group Leader training reviews the roles, expectations, and responsibilities within the FRG and Command, as well as how to set-up, maintain and handle the challenges within the FRG arena. R.E.A.L. FRL & FRSA Sept. 25 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As a liaison between the command and the FRG Volunteers, the Family Readiness Liaison and Family Readiness Support Assistant need to know the ins and outs of the FRG and how their role assists both the command and volunteers. Topics covered include leadership and volunteer management, communication, FRG non-mission essential activities, and resources. VOLUNTEER SERVICES (210) Volunteers support the military and the community in a variety of capacities such as coaches, office assistants, FRG leaders, program assistants, and more. Volunteer Services coordinates with the community to connect patrons with volunteer opportunities. Call for details. VOLUNTEERING 101 Aug. 7, 21 & Sept. 4, p.m. 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. VOLUNTEER ADVISORY COUNCIL Aug. 9 & Sept a.m. A meeting for agencies with volunteers and volunteer coordinators to review management techniques, discuss current issues, share program plans, success, proposed events, and advertise volunteer opportunities. Held on the 4th Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is a national day of community service promoting civic engagement. LET S Make it Happen! JBSA mission partners are encouraged to brainstorm ideas for community projects for JBSA neighborhoods, parks, playgrounds, historical landmarks, landscaping, gardening and more. Organizations interested in hosting a community service project need to fill out a participation application from and it to usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx.502- by Sept. 28. JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON 14 M&FRC JBSA-FSH M&FRC JBSA-FSH 15
9 JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON MILITARY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (MFTB) (210) MFTB is about mission readiness and family readiness. It helps service members grow as leaders and teaches families how to adapt and embrace challenges. Open to all branches of service and DoD cardholders on JBSA. FACILITATOR TRAINER COURSE Aug :30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A 2-day professional development course designed to introduce unique skills needed to be a successful facilitator. Review what it means to be a facilitator, how it differs from instructing, and identify necessary skills and techniques. FOUR LENSES TEMPERAMENT DISCOVERY Aug p.m. Identify different temperament styles and how each style measures self-worth during this interactive workshop. Expose attitudes and probable motivation behind behavior while learning how to identify natural talents, improve communication, and embrace diversity. DEPLOYMENT READINESS (210) Deployment Readiness offers workshops, briefings, and support groups to enhance mission preparedness and self-reliance throughout the phases of a deployment cycle. Registration is required for unit family readiness workshops, no later than 48 hours prior to the event. 16 M&FRC JBSA-FSH PRE-DEPLOYMENT RESILIENCY Thursdays 8-10 a.m. Explore common realities and challenges encountered, prior to and during, a deployment. Review resources and tools that assist with the different phases of deployment. POST-DEPLOYMENT RESILIENCY Thursdays 10 a.m. to Noon Discuss reintegration back into the home life and learn about resources to help with associated stressors. Develop positive relationship skills and build on existing skills. PRE-DEPLOYMENT RESILIENCY TRAINING FOR SPOUSES Aug p.m. Spouses and significant others discuss common challenges often encountered associated with deployments, as well as resiliency strategies and resources. POST-DEPLOYMENT RESILIENCY TRAINING FOR SPOUSES Aug. 20 & Sept p.m. Reintegration is a process, not a single event. Discover ways to reconnect, avoid conflicts, and find resources. Spouses and significant others become aware of their own strengths and skills, and the need to adapt once their service member returns. FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (210) The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides information and guidance to service members, their family, and all other U.S. civilian DoD employees, contributing to a better understanding of voter rights and absentee voting. For more information, JBSA-LACKLAND INFORMATION & REFERRAL Information & Referral helps patrons connect with the right resources to meet their specific needs on JBSA or within the local community. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE Relocation Assistance is available to service members and their families through the process of a permanent change of station (PCS). Take charge of your PCS by visiting Plan My Move at to learn about entitlements, benefits, planning tools, and more. Call for more information or to register for a class. NEWCOMER S ORIENTATION Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Sept. 5, 19 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A mandatory in-processing briefing for all service members new to JBSA. Coordinate with your Unit Personnel Coordinator or Commander Support Element to schedule your orientation. Held at Mitchell Hall. NEWLY ASSIGNED COMMANDERS & FIRST SERGEANTS BRIEFING Aug :15 a.m. & Sept :15 p.m. Newly assigned Commanders, Command Chiefs, and First Sergeants; this mandatory briefing satisfies AFI requirements while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies such as Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, Medical, Military & Family Readiness, and Sexual Assault Prevention Response. SMOOTH MOVE RELOCATION Aug a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A briefing for E-4 and below who are relocating for the first time and all ranks PCS ing overseas for the first time; virtual MPF out-processing tasks may be cleared after completion. Family members are welcome. FINANCIAL READINESS Financial Readiness services are designed to address money management issues ranging from basic budgeting to long-term investment planning, and debt reduction. Individual and group briefings are available. Call to reserve a seat. MOVING OUT OF THE DORM Aug. 6 & Sept :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Preparing 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. DEBT REDUCTION Aug :30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Identify methods that help effectively reduce and eliminate debt, strategies that help live without debt, and create a realistic action plan to pay off debt. Aug. 27 & Sept :30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take action on your workplace savings plan by understanding how it works and how to use it. Learn how to set up a TSP and contributions, discuss the different types of accounts, and what will happen to it after you separate from the military or civil service. JBSA-LACKLAND M&FRC JBSA-LAK 17
10 JBSA-LACKLAND SOCIAL SECURITY & YOU Aug a.m. to Noon Learn about changes to Social Security benefits and how it can affect your retirement. Facilitated by a retired Social Security caseworker. OFFICER FIRST DUTY STATION MANDATORY FINANCIAL TRAINING Sept a.m. to Noon This is mandatory for 2nd Lt., 1st Lt. and Capt. within 90 days of arriving at their first permanent duty station. Explore all aspects of finances to include pay, entitlements, insurance, credit management, TSP and more. BUILD A BUDGET Sept :30-1 p.m. Building a budget and spending plan can help identify signs of impending financial challenges. Learn how to create an effective plan that integrates income, savings, expenses, and debt. EMPLOYMENT READINESS Employment Assistance offers job search and referral services for employment opportunities. Services include employment and education information, volunteer opportunities, and assistance in resume writing. Call to register. EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP Aug. 1 & Sept a.m. to Noon Review resume writing techniques, interviewing skills, and how to dress for success. Learn first-hand what it takes to be competitive in today s job market from actual HR specialists and recruiters. 18 M&FRC JBSA-LAK USAJOBS NAVIGATION & FEDERAL RESUME WRITING Aug. 8 & Sept :30 a.m. Learn to interpret federal vacancy announcements and target your federal resume. Become familiar with the USAJOBS website and set notifications alerting you of new vacancy announcements. FRANCHISING 101 Sept p.m. Take a close look at businesses that thrive in all economic conditions. Discuss business ownership, franchise opportunities, and weigh the difference between benefits and challenges. TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) TAP provides counseling and job assistance to service members, DoD civilians, and family members preparing to leave or retire from federal service. It also provides information to help make informed decisions about re-enlistment. Call to schedule an appointment. PRE-SEPARATION: SEPARATING Aug. 2, 16 & Sept a.m. to Noon A mandatory briefing for all services members planning to separate from the military; appointments may be scheduled up to 12-months prior to separation. PRE-SEPARATION: RETIREMENT Aug. 14 & Sept a.m. to Noon A mandatory briefing for all service members planning to retire from the military; appointments may be scheduled up to 24-months prior to retirement. TRANSITION GOALS, PLANS, SUCCESS (GPS) Retirees Only: Aug & Sept Separation Only: Aug & Sept :45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A mandatory 5-day workshop for all service members leaving the military. Facilitated by the Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, and M&FR. Spouses welcomed. Prerequisite: Pre- Separation Counseling. 1-DAY TRANSITION GPS Aug a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those exempt from the mandatory 5-day Transition GPS workshop must attend a Veterans Administration standalone workshop. Receive information about health care, education, home loans, insurance, and disability benefits. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. VA EDUCATION BENEFITS BRIEFING Aug. 16 & Sept p.m. Facilitated by the Texas Workforce Commission; this briefing is designed to inform service members about the Post- 9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits. FOUR TO GO Sept. 7 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Service members in their last re-enlistment before retirement or planning to retire are encouraged to attend. Meet with experts on various topics like financials regarding retirement, TRICARE for retirees, veteran s information, disability, Survivor Benefits Plan, and employment issues. CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING Sept a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about civilian careers that require a license or certificate, identify schools and accredited institutions, financial aid, VA benefits, apprenticeships and more during this 2-part workshop. Prerequisite: Transition GPS. MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS (MFLC) JBSA-LAK M&FRC (210) or Military & Family Life Counselors help service members, their families, and significant others address issues from deployment and reintegration, marriage and relationships, communication challenges, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other daily life issues. Consultations are anonymous with no records kept. MILITARY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Aug. 22 & Sept a.m. to 1 p.m. Caregivers have the opportunity to build a support network, share experiences, and information. This group meets at the Library. For more information, call (210) SURVIVOR BENEFITS JBSA-LAK Command Bldg (210) , , The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) briefing is required by law for all retiring service members and their spouses no later than 120 days prior to their approved retirement date. SBP Counselors will make contact 180 days prior to the approved retirement date to ensure all service members are scheduled for this important briefing. JBSA-LACKLAND M&FRC JBSA-LAK 19
11 JBSA-LACKLAND Call for details or to schedule an appointment. EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to active-duty personnel and their family members. Call for more information. EFMP SUPPORT GROUP HOW SERVICE DOGS ARE BENEFICIAL Aug. 30 Noon to 1:30 p.m. A to Z Service Dog Consulting demonstrates how a service dog can enhance the life of a person with a disability, how a service dog can be used, various types of service dogs, where to get a service dog, limitations of a service dog and more. Held at the CAMP facility, Bldg SECONDARY DEPENDENCY Sept. 27 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Discover the Secondary Dependency Application Process, what it is, who can be a secondary dependent, how to determine eligibility, how to apply and where to send applications. Held at the CAMP facility, Bldg M&FRC JBSA-LAK SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE (210) The School Liaison Office assists parents with children in grades K-12 and provides information about the local school systems, policies, programs and more. MENTOR TRAINING Aug. 9 & Sept. 13 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Volunteer mentors spend time with young people and encourage them to make positive choices. After completion, participants are placed within a local public school. Facilitated by the SLO and Community in Schools. PERSONAL & WORK LIFE (210) Personal & Work Life collaborates with a number of helping agencies to provide education and promote family preparedness through readiness support. Call to register for a class. ONE HEART TWO HOMES Aug. 7, 14, a.m. to 1 p.m. This co-parenting workshop is designed to help parents manage the challenges of co-parenting in a positive manner by understanding how actions may affect the child now and in the future. Learn how to develop co-parenting strategies in the best interest of the child, how to help the child feel at ease in two homes, and how to integrate stepparents into the co-parenting team. This is a 3-part series, all sessions must be attended to receive a certificate of participation that may be accepted as an approved coparenting course by the Texas courts. FOUR LENSES TEMPERAMENT DISCOVERY Aug :30 a.m. Learn to identify temperament styles and how each style measures self-worth during this interactive workshop. Expose attitudes and probable motivation behind behavior while learning how to identify natural talents, improve communication, and embrace diversity. Held at the Gateway Club. SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Sept. 5 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. This group meets at the Youth Center, Bldg Heart Link Sept. 12 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An orientation for military spouses from all branches of service. Meet new friends while learning about the military mission, lifestyle, protocol and other programs available. A light breakfast and lunch are provided; registration required. Held at the Gateway Club. BUNDLES FOR BABIES Sept. 14 8:15 a.m. to Noon Information is 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. ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE SEMINAR Sept a.m. to Noon Review the adoption and foster care process, state and legal requirements, benefits, DEERS enrollment, and more. Facilitated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and M&FR. Held at the Gateway Club. U.S. AIR FORCE KEY SPOUSE INITIAL TRAINING Aug. 15 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mandatory for all newly appointed Key Spouses who have not received the initial training from their previous location; highly recommended for Key Spouse mentors. Review the nine core modules, roles and responsibilities, and more. KEY SPOUSE MENTOR TRAINING Sept a.m. to Noon Mentor Training is a one-time mandatory training for all new Key Spouse Mentors, effective April This training should be taken after the Initial Key Spouse Training. Held in Bldg Lunch is provided. KEY SPOUSE REFRESHER TRAINING Sept a.m. Review information, resources, and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from their previous installation. KEY SPOUSE CONTINUING EDUCATION Sept :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Key Spouses are required to attend continuing education trainings on a quarterly basis. A variety of topics will be discussed. KEY SPOUSE JBSA-LACKLAND M&FRC JBSA-LAK 21
12 JBSA-LACKLAND VOLUNTEER SERVICES Volunteer Services provide volunteers with opportunities based on interest and agency needs. Volunteers support the military in a variety of capacities such as coaches, office assistants, program assistants, and more. Call for more information. Held on the 4th Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is a national day of community service promoting civic engagement. LET S Make it Happen! JBSA mission partners are encouraged to brainstorm ideas for community projects for JBSA neighborhoods, parks, playgrounds, historical landmarks, landscaping, gardening and more. Organizations interested in hosting a community service project need to fill out a participation application from and it to usaf.jbsa.502-abw.mbx. by Sept. 28. DEPLOYMENT READINESS Deployment Readiness helps service members and their families prepare for deployment through trainings and support groups that assist with the unique challenges of a deployment cycle. POST-DEPLOYMENT REUNION & REINTEGRATION Mondays 2:30-3:30 p.m. 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. Briefings are held on the second floor of Logistics Readiness, Bldg PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEFING Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sign-in: 7:30 a.m. All service members scheduled to deploy, TDY longer than 30 days, or going on a remote assignment are required to attend. Briefings are held on the second floor of Logistics Readiness, Bldg FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides information and guidance to service members, their family, and all other U.S. civilian DoD employees, contributing to a better understanding of voter rights and absentee voting. For more information, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO Military & Family Readiness facebook.com/mfrcjbsa JBSA-RANDOLPH INFORMATION & REFERRAL Information & Referral helps patrons connect with the right resources to meet their specific needs on JBSA or within the local community. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE Relocation Assistance offers an array of services to assist with a permanent change of station (PCS). One-on-one appointments are available to provide information that will ensure your move is as smooth as possible. Visit Plan My Move at and Military Installations at militaryinstallations.dod.mil for more tips. LOAN LOCKER Tuesday-Thursday 8-11 a.m. In need of a few items until your household goods arrive? Visit the Loan Locker to borrow basic items while your household goods are in transit. Please bring a copy of your orders. SPONSORSHIP TRAINING In accordance with AFI , the Sponsorship Application & Training (esat) at mil features a checklist, newcomers needs assessment, customizable letters, and more. Once completed, contact M&FR for additional information. Family members may become a sponsor by completing the esat. NEWCOMER S ORIENTATION Aug. 6, 20 & Sept. 10, 24 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mandatory in-processing for all newly assigned JBSA-Randolph military and civilian personnel. To register, OFFICER/ENLISTED FIRST DUTY STATION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BRIEFING Aug. 6, 20 & Sept. 10, p.m. Officer and Enlisted service members assigned to their first duty station are required to receive an Equal Opportunity briefing in addition to the Newcomer s Orientation. NEWLY ASSIGNED COMMANDERS & FIRST SERGEANTS BRIEFING Aug. 14 & Sept a.m. Newly assigned Commanders, Command Chiefs, and First Sergeants; this mandatory briefing satisfies AFI requirements while introducing key personnel from installation support agencies such as Equal Opportunity, Family Advocacy, Medical (HIPAA), Military & Family Readiness, and Sexual Assault Prevention Response. SMOOTH MOVE RELOCATION Aug. 21 & Sept a.m. to Noon A mandatory briefing for E-4 and below who are relocating for the first time and all ranks PCS ing overseas for the first time; virtual MPF out-processing tasks may be cleared after completion. Family members are welcome. FINANCIAL READINESS Personal Financial Readiness provides information and guidance to assist with JBSA-RANDOLPH 22 M&FRC JBSA-LAK M&FRC JBSA-RAN 23