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May 4, 2012

News Briefs | May 4, 2012


League of United Latin American Citizens Chapter meets May 5
The March LULAC chapter will hold its fifth meeting on the A UTA, Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m., in the 452 Mission Support Group Conference Room. All are welcome. For more information, contact chapter president, Senior Master Sgt. Willie Barron at 951-655-2039 or williebarron6@aol.com.

4-H Military Partnership Program open for registration
Registration for the 4-H Military Partnership Program 2012 camps is now open. They have two camps this summer, Rawhide Ranch for teens, and Camp Ronald McDonald, a camp for special needs youth ages 8-18. For more information and registration forms call Crystal Ross O’Hara at 530-757-8968 or visit ca4h.org.

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

Case Lot sale at the March commissary
The March Commissary case lot sale runs through May 6, during normal operating hours, in the commissary parking lot. More than 150 items representing numerous categories are 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.

Greater Corona recognizes Armed Forces with free breakfast
The Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce will celebrate their annual Armed Forces recognition on Thursday, May 31, at 6:45 a.m., as part of their Good Morning Corona Valley breakfast. The event will be held at the Eagle Glen Golf Club, 1800 Eagle Glen Parkway, Corona. Breakfast is free for active duty and active Guard and Reserve uniformed personnel; guests pay $15 each. For more information and reservations, contact the Chamber office, 951-737-3530 prior to May 10.

Moreno Valley hosts 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 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.

Senior NCOs assist Command Chief Master Sgt. 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.

Join Now, Lose Weight!
Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at the Hap Arnold Club. The group has collectively lost more than 150 pounds since 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.

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!!!

Mandatory Commander’s Call Sunday May 6
All military members attending May “A” Unit Training Assembly are required to attend the Commander’s Call on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. in Hanger 2306. If you are unable to attend please inform your supervisor. Topics include ORI/NORI.

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 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.

Operation Homefront offers money management seminars
Operation Homefront Southern California presents Managing Your Money, a financial literacy seminar May 12, in Twenty-nine Palms from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to all military and their dependents, however, seating is limited so couples must register individually. Limited childcare is available for those who qualify. For more info, visit www.operationhomefront.net/socal/highlights.aspx?id=18588.

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.

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.




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