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United States Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center- Federal Voting Assistance Program- JBSA Lackland
2160 Kenly Avenue
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5113
As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:
The Federal Voting Assistance Program ensures that service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to register to vote and request an absentee ballot, regardless of their state of residence. The Voting Assistance Guide is a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 50 states, the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Select your state to find your local election office’s contact information.
Voting forms are also available online.
Special Installation Messages:
Defense Service Network Dialing Instructions
Fort Sam Houston:
When dialing DSN from a U.S. installation to a U.S. installation, it is unnecessary to dial the 312 area code. If you dial a number with the 312 and it does not work, try it again without the area code. When dialing a DSN to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The Fort Sam Houston operator may be reached by calling 210-221-1211 or DSN 312-471-1211. For the Brooke Army Medical Center information desk, call 210-916-4141 or DSN 312-429-4141. The Fort Sam Houston toll-free number 800-531-1114 may be used for official business (limited to 5 minutes), and the operator will transfer your call to any number on post.
The Fort Sam Houston Post Office is located in Building 368, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–noon. For additional information, call 210-226-0089.
Lackland Air Force Base: Posted base speed limits are strictly enforced. Violators who speed 15 mph over the speed limit will receive an automatic 30-day suspension of base driving privileges. Violators who speed 20 mph over the speed limit will receive an automatic 60-day suspension of base driving privileges. A suspension means that offenders are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on Lackland AFB during the suspension period.
Defense Biometric Identification System is used at all gates. If personnel came from a base using this system, they still need to register again at Lackland. The DBIDS registration is in Pass and Identification, Building 5616, Room 109. Call 210-671-7248 or 210-671-9162 if you have questions.
Lackland is expanding its online social media presence. Please visit the 802nd FSS and Public Affairs Facebook page.
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
These services may vary by location and installation. Find your specific center on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
Call the Military and Family Readiness Center at 210-671-3722.
The Warrior and Family Support Center provides coordinated services to patients and their family members with a primary focus on wounded warriors. It provides a friendly, comfortable environment in which to take a break, watch a movie on big-screen TVs, play video games, check email or use the internet, select a book or magazine to read, make a phone call or just grab a cup of coffee. Wounded warriors and their family members visit the WFSC to maintain contact with other military members or extended family members, to receive emotional support, to get answers to their questions and to extend their rehabilitation away from the hospital. The rehabilitation involves learning to cope with war-related disabilities as individuals, as couples and as families.
The $4.5 million privately funded building offers big-screen TVs in virtually every imaginable spot, including the back patio over the two-way fireplace, plus a library of DVDs. A computer lab has more than 20 computers to check email or use the internet. The theater and game room has an assortment of Xbox games and many craft activities. Home-baked refreshments are plentiful in the dream kitchen, where the coffee pot is always on. The great room offers several seating areas with leather sofas to sink into and just relax or read some of the many books and magazines. The large, open front and back porch areas are equipped for cookouts, and the butterfly garden provides tranquil personal space on its pathways or by the peaceful flowing waterfall and pond.
For additional information, call 210-241-0811 or visit us at 3138 Rawley E. Chambers Road, Building 3628, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78219. The center is located on the Brooks Army Medical Center campus.