Army Family Covenant





Last Updated:
Feb 25, 2010






Group Lifestyle Balance
Program Brooke Army Medical Center has implemented a program at the Troop Medical Clinic aimed toward longterm weight loss through healthy eating and physical activity. Participants must be 18 years or older and a military beneficiary. Call 808-2312 for information.

CYS Services Talent Showcase
Sign up for the 2011 CYS Services Talent Showcase to be held on 26 Feb from 1800 to 2000 hrs.   Practices are held EVERY Saturday from 1730 to 1930 hrs at the Youth Center, Bldg 1630-A now through 19 Feb.  For more information please call Parent Central at (210) 221-4781.  

Looking for a new hobby? The library organizes a knitting group on the first Sunday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m.

Gaming Time
Head to the library for some gaming action on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 7 p.m.  Gaming systems include: Wii, PS3, and XBox 360.  There are also board games, snacks and more.



Newcomers’ Extravaganza
The Newcomers’ Extravaganza 9:30-11 a.m. at the Sam Houston Community Center, is mandatory for all permanent party in-processing Soldiers, lieutenant colonel and below, within 60 days of their arrival to Fort Sam Houston. Come learn about Fort Sam Houston and the San Antonio area as well as meet representatives from many different organizations, programs and businesses. Call 221-2705/2418.

Story Time at the Library
The Keith A. Campbell Memorial Library invites you and your toddler or preschooler to our weekly story time.  There will be stories, songs and arts & crafts! Join us every Thursday at 10 a.m.  For more information call (210) 221-4702.

Be ‘Green’ at AAFES
Army & Air Force Exchange Service-operated retail facilities are rewarding military shoppers through its “Use a Bag, Save the Planet” initiative. Instead of using traditional plastic bags, AAFES is encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable bags. Shoppers will get five cents back for every reusable bag used. The five-cent credit applies only to shoppers who bring in and use reusable shopping bags (plastic bags do not apply). As such, customers who simply decline a plastic bag, but do not utilize a reusable bag, will not qualify for the five cent credit.

Central Registration is now Parent Central
The Central Registration office at 2010 Stanley Road, Building 2797, is now called Parent Central. Only the name has changed! All services, hours and numbers remain the same. Parent Central is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment only after 4:30 p.m. The office is closed every first and third Friday of the month. Call 221-4871/1723.

New Parent Support Program Orientation
The class will be held the last Wednesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Army Community Center, Building 2797, for expectant parents and parents of children birth-3 years old. To register, call 221-0349/0860.

H.U.G.S. Playgroup
Helping Us Grow Securely playgroup for parents and children ages birth to 5-years-old meets Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. at Dodd Field Chapel, Building 1721, for interactive fun play. Registration is not required. Call 221-0349/2418.

Baby Talk
New Parent Support Program will offer “Baby Talk” each Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Dodd Field Chapel.  This class is an informative discussion group for moms and dads with children ages 0 to 12 months “learn what they need…and share what they know.” T his is an educational support group focusing on developmental stages and behavioral changes for baby and learning and sharing for moms.  Light snacks and drinks are provided.  For more information, call 221-0349 or 221-0655.

Kids on Site!
Kids on Site! at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center CYS Services has made it easier for busy moms and dads to squeeze in a workout by offering convenient on-site child care, known as Kids On Site (KOS) at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. KOS provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old of parents using the facility.  KOS child care center is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  To participate in the program, children must be registered with CYS Services, please call Parent Central at (210) 221-4871.

HIRED! Apprenticeship Program
Looking to earn some extra cash? e HIRED! Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for the next 12 week term. Work experience and training is extremely valuable for a highly competitive job market.  Through the HIRED! program you will gain skills and experience necessary to prepare you for a successful future.  Contact (210) 221-3386 for more information.

Summer Employment Opportunities
Visit the USA Jobs website for summer employment opportunities at all the military installations around San Antonio. Positions are available for clerical, lifeguards, recreation aides, computer clerks and general laborers. To search jobs, visit

Survivor Outreach Services
Many times after a loved one is lost, there are unresolved issues or questions that surface months or year later. SOS ensures survivors are connected with local support services that include but are not limited to grief counseling, support groups and social events. The SOS staff can assist with understanding and applying for benefits, investing, estate planning, long term life skills education and support to survivors, as long as it is needed. Call 221-1841.

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers a support group each Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the School Age Service Bldg. 1705, Dodd Blvd.  Each week the group is facilitated by Mutual Enrichment through Learning and Discovery (MELD) and is open to Service Members and military Families with special need members.  Also MELD Special provides childcare and dinner.  Registration is required so there will be plenty of food and childcare providers available.  For more information or to RSVP, call the EFMP Program at (210) 221-2604.

English as a second language is offered each Monday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.  This class is free and designed especially for foreign-born spouses to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation. Classes are appropriate for the beginner, intermediate and advanced student with individualized group instruction.  Classes are held at the RoadRunner Community Center (Formerly ACS), bldg. 2797, Stanley Road, please use the back entrance.  For more information or to sign up, call (210) 221-1681 or 221-9698.

Family Emergency Plan
An Family Emergrncy Plan and Emergency Supply Checklist will assist you with the things you need to survive during natural and man-made disasters. For additional information, go to

Free Valet Parking Service at BAMC
The service is free for Brooke Army Medical Center patients Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Just show I.D. card or appointment slip at the BAMC Medical Mall entrance. Additional parking made available for patients in parking lots A and B through the Binz-Engleman Gate and lot D through the IH-35 gate for those who do not want to use this service.



Fort Sam Houston Back-to-School information.

Off­post After-school Pick-up Services
School Age Services (SAS), in conjunction with the Army Family Covenant, now offers off­post, after-school pick-up services.  SAS will pick children up from the following schools: Royal Ridge, Wilshire Elementary, St. Pius X, East Terrell Hills Elementary.
Children must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services for the After-School Program.  Fees are assessed according to a Total Family Income Category.  For more information and registration, contact Parent Central at (210) 221-4871 or SAS at (210) 221-4466.

Fort Sam Houston CYS Services Customers Can Now Register Online With WebTrac
This site allows you to access a wide range of services offered by Army Garrison installations worldwide.  Simply select a location and browse the site as a guest or create an account to view activities and services and make payments online.  Type in a key word, select the age, gender or grade of your child and a list of programs will appear, along with a description of the service or activity, fees, dates, location, number of seats available and more!  For more information call 221-4871.

Army Kids Study Strong
Army is offering free resources and tutoring for children of active, wounded, reserve component, National Guard and Army civilians. Visit for realtime 24/7 help in math, English, science, history, book reports, SAT, ACT and more.

Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarship for Military Children Program awards $1,500 scholarships to qualified military dependents. Applications are currently available and due Feb. 22. For more information on eligibility and applications, contact the Fort Sam Houston Commissary, visit or call 221-4678.

Spouses’ Club Scholarships
Spouses’ Club of the Fort Sam Houston area is now accepting applications for 2011 Scholarships and Welfare distributions. Applications are available at Application deadline is April 1. For scholarship info, call 241-0811 and for welfare info, call 789-3861.



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