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April 27, 2012

News Briefs | April 27, 2012


Case Lot sale at the March commissary

The March Commissary will have a case lot sale, May 2 to 6, during normal operating hours, in the commissary parking lot. Over 150 items representing numerous categories will be available. For more information, contact Phil Ruiz at 951-653-2206 ext. 105, or email at phil.ruiz@deca.mil.

Reservists not part of early retirement offer

Air Force reservists, including those in the Active Guard and Reserve, are not eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority. Officials state that all components of the Air Force are working together to ensure the total force is prepared for manpower reductions in fiscal year 2013. For more information visit www.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123298194.

Idol competition comes to Moreno Valley

The Moreno Valley, City’s Parks and Community Services Department, will host the 2012 “Moreno Valley Idol” competition during the 4th of July Family Fun Fest celebration. For information on registration and audition times visit the website at www.moval.org, or contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department at 951-413-3280.

March Field Air Museum hosts first Bob Hope commemoration event

The March Field Air Museum is hosting its first Bob Hope commemoration event on May 6 at 4 p.m. “March on Bob Hope” celebrates Bob Hope’s first military performance at the base in 1941. The military style variety show will feature entertainers who toured with Hope. The event will honor two recipients: Buford Johnson, Tuskegee Airman, and Ernest Borgnine, U.S. Navy CPO and academy award winner. For tickets, call Ami Sansweet at 951-902-5123.

Important information for USAF Marathon Team March runners

For the second year in a row the 452d Air Mobility Wing is sending a team to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for the USAF Marathon. Our team will travel on a C-17 departing March Field Sept. 14 for the Marathon the following day and return via military air on Sept. 16. All active, Guard, Reserve and Retirees are eligible to fly with us. Available seats on the mission are limited to 100, so it’s first-come, first-served. Right now seats are at 50% capacity, so DON’T DELAY!! E-mail marchfitt@gmail.com to receive explicit instructions on registration, lodging, etc. VERY IMPORTANT: If you have already registered for the marathon but HAVE NOT registered for the March ARB Marathon Team (http://www.active.com/running/march-arb-ca/march-arb-marathon-team-2012), E-mail marchfitt@gmail.com right away. We need to get you a seat on the plane before someone else grabs it. Take care and happy running!!!

Modification to Tutor.com usage

The Tutor.com Adult Education Center, College Center and Career Center will no longer be available to active duty Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and deployed National Guard and Reserves adult service members, their spouses or their adult dependent children. The Department of Defense has issued funding modifications to ensure more tutoring sessions are available to dependent children in grades 1–12. For more information, contact Valerie Fioretta at 951-655-5322.

Free YMCA memberships offered for military children

The YMCA Military Outreach Program receives assistance from the Defense Department to pay for military dependent memberships and respite care for military family members. Active duty, National Guard and Reserve families are eligible to apply. For info and to see if qualified, contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9647.

Distracted driving enforcement

Moreno Valley will be executing a “zero tolerance” policy to those operating hand-held cell phones while driving, as part of the Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign. Drivers who break this law will be cited a minimum of $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. For more info, contact the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700.

March Field Air Fest website operational

The March Field air show website is up and running. It lists aerial performers and static displays scheduled for Thunder over the Empire 2012 and has photos, a blog and other features. Check it out and send us your questions or comments at www.marchfieldairfest.com.

TRICARE dental program under new administration

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will be the new dental contractor for the TRICARE Dental Program on May 1, 2012. MetLife will manage enrollment, claims processing, and customer service. Reserve members enrolled in the program will experience a decrease in premiums and an increase in covered benefits. For more info, call 855-638-8371 or visit https://mybenefits.metlife.com/tricare.

FAMCAMPs are back

Outdoor Recreation would like to announce that all 30 FAMCAMP slots are back open. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Slots come with full hookups and are $15 per night. For more information, please call Outdoor Recreation at 951-655-2816.

Operation Homefront offers money management seminars

Operation Homefront Southern California presents Managing Your Money, a financial literacy seminar April 28, in San Diego and April 29, in Oceanside. Both seminars are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and May 12, in Twenty-nine Palms from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. They are free and open to all military and their dependents, however, seating is limited so couples must register individually. Limited childcare is available at the Twenty-nine Palms location for those who qualify. For more info, visit www.operationhomefront.net/socal/highlights.aspx?id=18588.

Senior NCOs step up to assist Command Chief Master Sergeant Kelly

A team of senior noncommissioned officers-in-charge have volunteered to fill the shoes of the 452d Air Mobility Wing’s command chief, Ericka Kelly, from March 26 through June 14, during Kelly’s temporary duty for her civilian job. For a list of who is responsible for what, contact Chief’s Cheryl Wente or Daniel Willers, Senior Master Sgts. Eric Butt or James Burmeister, or Master Sgt. Mark Otzenberger through the Global Address List.

Moreno Valley host foreclosure prevention seminar

The City of Moreno Valley is hosting a free foreclosure prevention seminar. This event, in partnership with Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire (HOCIE), will help residents in Moreno Valley and in surrounding areas; reduce their risk of home foreclosure. The event will be held on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center located at 14075 Frederick Street. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information, contact the Neighborhood Preservation Division of the Community & Economic Development Department at 951-413-3450 or e-mail np@moval.org.

Bundles for Babies rescheduled for June

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will hold its next Bundles for Babies Workshop on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 2 – 4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group conference room at 1261 Graeber St, Bldg 2313. The workshop is for all base personnel who are expecting or those with a newborn. Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Valerie Fioretta at valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil.

More than 100 pounds lost by group since January

Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at the Hap Arnold Club. The group has collectively lost more than 100 pounds since it began in January. Come to a meeting to check it out or call Linda Welz at 951-655-2862 or linda.welz@us.af.mil for more information.




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