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The Military and Family Support Centers (MFSCs) offer a variety of free monthly programs for the JB MDL community and their families. Spouses are encouraged to take advantage of these valuable programs to help find jobs, plan careers, network with other families, learn about JB MDL, gain life skills and more. Please remember to sign up in advance for these MFSC programs by visiting GoMDL.com and click “JB MDL Resilience” banner to sign up in Appointment-Plus.

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MFSC/McGuire: Bldg. 3435  Broidy Road, 609.754.3154
MFSC (FFSC)/Lakehurst: Bldg. 488-2 Walsh Drive, 732.323.1248

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Please note: This calendar is updated frequently and is subject to change at any time. Please be sure to check back often to view new events available, or, to hear about 87FSS events, opt-in for the 87FSS weekly newsletter by clicking here.

HOT! JB MDL Newcomers Orientation…The Way to Start!: Tuesday, July 14 from 8:00am – 4:30pm, 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. If you’ve just arrived at JB MDL, regardless of branch, this program will help you find your way around America’s only tri-service installation. A narrated bus tour helps you locate important resources and benefits like quality of life activities, services and programs for you and your family. Orientation includes a light breakfast. Advance registration required. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

HOT! Spouse Newcomers Orientation: Spouses from all military branches are invited to attend our JB MDL Spouse Newcomers Orientation Thursday, July 9 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. This orientation includes a tour of JB MDL Dix and JB MDL McGuire 87 FSS (MWR) facilities. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Come to learn about JB MDL and all that it has to offer! Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd, JB MDL McGuire. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

HOT! Hearts Apart Summer Outreach Event: Presented by Military & Family Support Center in conjunction with the FSS Summer Concert Series at the Soccer Field at the McGuire Track. Hearts Apart wants to meet you! If you have a loved one deployed, on extended temporary duty or on a remote tour, visit the Hearts Apart tent Friday, July 24 between 5:00pm-7:00pm for give away items, tattoos for the children and resources to support you while your service member is away. Hearts Apart provides the opportunity to participate in various activities and connect with others. The fun doesn’t stop there, stay for the great music by The Bacon Bros Band and enjoy great food courtesy of 87 FSS Summer Concert Series all for free.

HOT! Holiday Spending in July: Wednesday, July 22 from 9:00am-10:30am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Do you still have Holiday bills hanging over your head? Do you want to enjoy the gifts and not the guilt? Plan on attending the Holiday Spending in July Workshop Party where you will: make a gift list and check it twice, make a Spending Plan and complete a Budget that will assist you with SAVING money every month so that you can ditch the cards and use cash for your Holiday shopping. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

July 2015

Civilian Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, July 2 from 9:00am-11:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. This class is a great first step to making your civilian resume the best it can be. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Transition Assistance Program GPS/TAP 5-day seminar (McGuire): Monday, July 6 from 8:00am-4:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Goals, Planning, Success (GPS), the new VOW/VEI initiative transition program that includes the new GPS “Core Curriculum” (Financial Planning, Individual Transition Plans – ITP), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / DTAP Benefits Briefing, and Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Completed DD-2648 Required. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Civilian Resume Writing Workshop: Tuesday, July 7 from 9:00am-11:00am, Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive, JB MDL Lakehurst. This class is a great first step to making your civilian resume the best it can be. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Spouse Newcomers Orientation: Spouses from all military branches are invited to attend our JB MDL Spouse Newcomers Orientation Thursday, July 9 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. This orientation includes a tour of JB MDL Dix and JB MDL McGuire 87 FSS (MWR) facilities. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Come to learn about JB MDL and all that it has to offer! Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd, JB MDL McGuire. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

JB MDL Newcomers Orientation…The Way to Start! Tuesday, July 14 from 8:00am – 4:30pm, 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. If you’ve just arrived at JB MDL, regardless of branch, this program will help you find your way around America’s only tri-service installation. A narrated bus tour helps you locate important resources and benefits like quality of life activities, services and programs for you and your family. Orientation includes a light breakfast. Advance registration required. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Military Spouse Link (Heart Link): Wednesday, July 15 from 9:00am-1:00pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. This workshop is compatible for all services; known as Heart Link in Air Force, AFTB I in Army, Compass in Navy, LINKS in Marine and Sea Legs in Coast Guard. It is recommended for all spouses, regardless of length of affiliation with the military lifestyle. It’s a way to learn about military customs and traditions, benefits and supporting agencies. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Military Consumer Protection Day: July 15 2015, TIME TBD, Timmermann Center, JB MDL Dix. Kick-off event for Military Consumer Protection Day, with presentations from the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), FBI, Secret Service and more, to focus on best practices for saving and investing, typical predatory tactics, and how to guard against investment fraud and identity theft. The SEC, along with fellow law enforcement and regulatory agencies, will provide training about outsmarting these schemes and provide information on the latest cyber security issues, identity theft, TSP and investment fraud as well as be available for one- on- one discussions. Training also includes education regarding personal finances, available resources to consult before making any investment decisions, and resources that are available and that can provide assistance if any issue arises. Special guest: SEC Chair Ms. Mary Jo White. 609.754.5748

Career Technical Training Track: Thursday, July 16 from 8:00am-5:00pm, Bldg.3435, Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. The Career Technical Training Track is a two-day workshop designed to assist you in defining technical career goals, identifying credentials, finding career technical training opportunities, identifying local veteran resources and utilizing your VA education benefits. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Group Pre-separation Counseling: Thursday, July 16 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Complete mandatory needs assessment counseling required for out-processing. Receive Pre-separation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648). Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

10 Steps to a Federal Job – Navigating USAJOBS: Thursday, July 16 from 9:00am-noon, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. A class that takes you through the 10 Steps to a Federal Job. A must for all those seeking employment with the Federal Government. We will be navigating USAJOB providing some insight to the process. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Transition Assistance Program GPS/TAP 5-day seminar (JB MDL McGuire): Monday, July 20 from 8:00am-4:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Goals, Planning, Success (GPS), the new VOW/VEI initiative transition program that includes the new GPS “Core Curriculum” (Financial Planning, Individual Transition Plans – ITP), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / DTAP Benefits Briefing, and Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Completed DD-2648 Required. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

10 Steps to a Federal Job – Navigating USAJOBS: Tuesday, July 21 from 1:30pm-4:30pm, Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive, JB MDL Lakehurst. A class that takes you through the 10 Steps to a Federal Job. A must for all those seeking employment with the Federal Government. We will be navigating USAJOBS while providing insight to the process. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Holiday Spending in July: Wednesday, July 22 from 9:00am-10:30am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Do you still have Holiday bills hanging over your head? Do you want to enjoy the gifts and not the guilt? Plan on attending the Holiday Spending in July Workshop Party where you will: make a gift list and check it twice, make a Spending Plan and complete a Budget that will assist you with SAVING money every month so that you can ditch the cards and use cash for your Holiday shopping. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Hearts Apart Summer Outreach Event: Presented by Military & Family Support Center in conjunction with the FSS Summer Concert Series at the Soccer Field at the McGuire Track. Hearts Apart wants to meet you! If you have a loved one deployed, on extended temporary duty or on a remote tour, visit the Hearts Apart tent Friday, July 24 between 5:00pm-7:00pm for give away items, tattoos for the children and resources to support you while your service member is away. Hearts Apart provides the opportunity to participate in various activities and connect with others. The fun doesn’t stop there, stay for the great music by The Bacon Bros Band and enjoy great food courtesy of 87FSS Summer Concert Series all for free.

Military Spouse Career Exploration Workshop: Saturday July 25 from 9:00am-noon, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Are you ready to enter or return to the workforce and are not sure where to start? This 3-hour Saturday workshop will assist you with exploring your education and career goals, military spouse career partnership programs and opportunities, volunteer program and have your resume reviewed. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

JB MDL Newcomers Orientation…The Way to Start! Tuesday, July 28 from 8:00am – 4:30pm, 3435 Broidy Rd, JB MDL McGuire. If you’ve just arrived at JB MDL, regardless of branch, this program will help you find your way around America’s only tri-service installation. A narrated bus tour helps you locate important resources and benefits like quality of life activities, services and programs for you and your family. Orientation includes a light breakfast, lunch and door prizes! Advance registration required. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Ditch the Dorm: Presented by Military & Family Support Center. Consolidated information on moving out of the dorm. Includes budgeting, government housing information, United Communities, legal and much more. Wednesday, July 29 from 9:00am-11:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Group Pre-separation Counseling: Thursday, July 30 from 2:00-4:00pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Complete mandatory needs assessment counseling required for out-processing. Receive Pre-separation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648). Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Bundles for Babies: Thursday, July 30 from 9:00-11:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Class offering resource information and briefings from various base programs including MFSC, FAP and CDC to expectant parents. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

International Spouses’ Group (ISG): Friday, July 31 from 11:45am to 1:45pm usually at the Military and Family Support Center, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Foreign born spouses from all military branches are invited to attend our monthly meetings to increase resilience, retention and readiness through educational and social activities. These meetings are open to all military spouses who would like to learn more about different cultures and diversity. Call 609.754.3154 for more information and registration.

Single Parent Resource Group: Friday, July 31 from 11:30am-1:00pm, IDS Center (McGuire Fitness Center), JB MDL McGuire. Grab your lunch and join us in the IDS Center (McGuire Fitness Center) for discussion on single parent resources and information topics. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

August 2015

Transition Assistance Program GPS/TAP: Monday, August 3 at 8am-4:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., McGuire. Presented by Military & Family Support Center. 5-day seminar (McGuire). Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Goals, Planning, Success (GPS), the new VOW/VEI initiative transition program that includes the new GPS “Core Curriculum” (Financial Planning, Individual Transition Plans – ITP), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / DTAP Benefits Briefing, and Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Completed DD-2648 Required. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required. Call 609.754.3154.

Hearts Apart Heartbeats Group: Friday, August 7 from 10am-11am. Gaining strength while your service member is away. An informal support group that meets twice per month at the McGuire Base library. It is designed for families of deployed/remote military members to come together to share experiences and provide friendship and support to one another. Various topics will be presented at each meeting. Planned activities will be available for children, separate from the group. For more information about Hearts Apart, please click here. Pre-registration mandatory. Please contact the MFSC to register. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Joint Base MDL Career Connection: Law Enforcement/Security Job Network/Employer Fair: Monday, August 10 from 11am to 1pm. Connect with your Career Future. This information fair will help you transition into the civilian workforce! We’ll give you networking opportunities and will assist you with job search strategies, networking, resume and interviewing tips, and salary negotiations in your career field. You will experience direct interaction with employers. Bring your resume and dress for success. Confirmed Representatives from NYPD, Secret Service, NJ Transit, Bureau of Prisons and more to come! Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

JB MDL Newcomers’ Orientation: …The Way to Start! Tuesday, August 11 from 8am – 4:30pm, 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. If you’ve just arrived at JB MDL, regardless of branch, this program will help you find your way around America’s only tri-service installation. A narrated bus tour helps you locate important resources and benefits like quality of life activities, services and programs for you and your family. Orientation includes a light breakfast, lunch and door prizes! Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Civilian Resume Writing Workshop: Wednesday, August 12 from 9am-11am, 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. This class is a great first step to making your civilian resume the best it can be. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Entrepreneurship Training Track: Presented by Military & Family Support Center (MFSC), 3435 Broidy Rd, Wednesday, August 12 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The Two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self- Employment-Intensive Training Workshop is offered in collaboration among the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Career Technical Track: Thursday, August 13 from 8am to 5pm, 3435 Broidy Rd, JB MDL McGuire. The Two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Career Technical Training Track is designed to assist you in defining technical career goals, identifying credentials, finding career technical training opportunities, identifying local veteran resources and utilizing your VA education benefits. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Group Pre-separation Counseling: Thursday, August 13 from 2pm-4pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. Complete mandatory needs assessment counseling required for out-processing. Receive Pre-separation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648). Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Spouse Newcomers Orientation: Thursday, August 13 from 9am to 2pm. Spouses from all military branches are invited to attend our JB MDL Spouse Newcomers Orientation. This orientation includes a tour of Dix and McGuire 87 FSS (MWR) facilities. Breakfast and lunch is provided (lunch courtesy of USO). Come to learn about JB MDL and all that it has to offer! Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Hearts Apart: Friday, August 14 5:30pm-6:30pm, Saxton Community Center, Bldg. 3811 South Bolling Blvd., Falcon Courts North housing area, JB MDL McGuire. Presented by Military and Family Support Center, a program designed for spouses, children, and loved ones of military members currently deployed on extended TDY (more than 30 days), or serving a remote tour. For more information about Hearts Apart, please click here. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Transition Assistance Program GPS/TAP: Monday, August 17 from 8am-4:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. Presented by Military & Family Support Center, a 5-day seminar (McGuire). Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Goals, Planning, Success (GPS), the new VOW/VEI initiative transition program that includes the new GPS “Core Curriculum” (Financial Planning, Individual Transition Plans – ITP), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / DTAP Benefits Briefing, and Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Completed DD-2648 Required. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required.

10 Steps to a Federal Position: Presented by Military & Family Support Center. A must if you are planning on seeking a Federal Position Tuesday, August 18 from 9am-noon, bldg. 488 Walsh Road. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Hearts Apart Heartbeats Group: Friday, August 21 from 10am-11am. Gaining strength while your service member is away. An informal support group that meets twice per month at the McGuire Base library. It is designed for families of deployed/remote military members to come together to share experiences and provide friendship and support to one another. Various topics will be presented at each meeting. Planned activities will be available for children, separate from the group. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

JB MDL Newcomers’ Orientation: …The Way to Start! Tuesday, August 25 from 8am – 4:30pm, 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. If you’ve just arrived at JB MDL, regardless of branch, this program will help you find your way around America’s only tri-service installation. A narrated bus tour helps you locate important resources and benefits like quality of life activities, services and programs for you and your family. Orientation includes a light breakfast, lunch and door prizes! Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Ditch the Dorm: Wednesday, August 26 from 9am-11am, 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Consolidated information on moving out of the dorm. Includes budgeting, government housing info, United Communities, legal and much more. Pre-registration required, please click here to register. If you have questions, please call 609.754.3154.

10 Steps to a Federal Position: A must if you are planning on seeking a Federal Position Wednesday, August 26 from 1pm-4pm. Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Bundles for Babies: Thursday, August 27 from 9am – 11am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. A class offering resource information and briefings from various base programs including MFSC, FAP and CDC to expectant parents. Pre-registration required. Call 609.754.3154.

Group Pre-separation Counseling: Thursday, August 27 from 2pm-4pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. Complete mandatory needs assessment counseling required for out-processing. Receive Pre-separation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648). Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Civilian Resume Writing Workshop: This class is a great first step to making your civilian resume the best it can be. Thursday, August 27 from 9am – 11am, Bldg. 488 Walsh Road, Lakehurst. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

International Spouses’ Group (ISG): Friday, August 28 from 11:45am to 1:45pm at the Military and Family Support Center, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road, JB MDL McGuire. Foreign-born spouses from all military branches are invited to attend our monthly meetings to increase resilience, retention and readiness through educational and social activities. These meetings are open to all military spouses who would like to learn more about different cultures and diversity. Call 609.754.3154 for more information and registration.

Single Parent Resource Group: Friday, August 28 from 11:30am-1pm, IDS Center (McGuire Fitness Center), JB MDL McGuire. Grab your lunch and join us in the IDS Center (McGuire Fitness Center) for discussion on single parent resources and information topics. Pre-registration required: click here to register online or call 609.754.3154.

Transition Assistance Program GPS/TAP: Session begins Monday, August 31 from 8am-4:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire. 5-day seminar (McGuire). Presented by Military & Family Support Center. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Goals, Planning, Success (GPS), the new VOW/VEI initiative transition program that includes the new GPS “Core Curriculum” (Financial Planning, Individual Transition Plans – ITP), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / DTAP Benefits Briefing, and Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Completed DD-2648 Required. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required. Call 609.754.3154.

Please note: this calendar is updated monthly. Please be sure to check back on the first of the month to view new events available.
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