The article “Tax season begins” (The Beacon, Feb. 1, 2013), contained incorrect information.
The March VITA Center is open for business Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Unit Training Assembly weekend during the same times. The Tax Center is located in Bldg. 417, adjacent to Outdoor Recreation.
FROM THE DESK OF THE COMMANDER
Friday, Feb. 8, has been identified as a 452nd Air Mobility Wing Goal Day. Commanders must determine their manning requirements to ensure mission-critical needs are met. If time-off is appropriate, members must utilize the following guidance:
- Military personnel shall follow leave guidance in accordance with AFI 36-3003, Military Leave Program
- Civilian personnel shall follow leave guidance in accordance with AFI 36-815, Absence and Leave
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ORI OUTBRIEF SCHEDULED
The ORI IG outbrief will be held at the March Field Cultural Resource Center, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. All members are invited; however, seating is limited so please be in place by 8:45 a.m.
452 FSS HOLDS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 452d Force Support Squadron’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament, located at Menifee Lakes Golf course, will take place, Mar. 1, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This huge event will host more than 140 participants. The cost is $65.00 per person, which includes golf, cart, range balls, putting contest, continental breakfast, lunch buffet and tons of prizes. For more information, contact the March Fitness Center at 951-655-2284.
ATTENTION ALL MARCH PERSONNEL
Construction for the new running track and associated buildings is underway at the north end of the base near the softball field. It is imperative that all unauthorized personnel stay out of the area. For everyone’s safety please use the base 1.5-mile track. For more information, contact Jim Moats, Ground Safety manager at 951-655-4481.
SINGLE AIRMAN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE
The following free trips, sponsored by the Airmen & Family Readiness Center, are open to all base personnel, although priority will be given to single Airmen:
- Feb. 9 – Motocross at Ocotillo Wells
- Feb. 16 – Snow tubing at Big Bear
- Mar. 2 – Skydiving in Perris
For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation at 951-655-2816.
SAFETY ADVISORY CONTINUED FOR 2013
Drivers and pedestrians traveling near the Air Traffic Control Tower, Bldg. 1220 should proceed with caution due to the construction of the new tower. In addition, the gate entering the Flightline at Base Ops (F18) is now closed. All personnel needing access will still sign in at Base Ops, then enter the Flightline through the gate at Security Forces (Bldg. 470). The gate will be closed for approximately one year.
452D FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFERS DTS LAB
Financial Management will conduct DTS computer labs every Unit Training Assembly, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Building 466. The lab is for any member who has DTS issues or requires assistance with completing their voucher. For more information, contact John Florence at 951-655-5260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGN UP FOR BUNDLES FOR BABIES WORKSHOP
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will hold its next Bundles for Babies Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group Conference Room, Bldg. 2313. The workshop is for all base personnel who are expecting or for those with a newborn. Pre-registration is required by calling the A&FRC at 655-5350.
UPCOMING CHANGES TO TRICARE
TriWest Healthcare Alliance, located outside the March Air Reserve Base main gate, will discontinue service and United Healthcare Military and Veteran Services will become the new TriCare West Region administer, effective Feb. 15. Authorizations or claims submitted prior to Apr. 1, will still be administered by TriWest Healthcare Alliance; however, all new enrollments, payments and medical questions will be directed to United Healthcare Military and Veteran Services. After Feb. 15, they can be reached at 877-988-9378 or at www.uhcmilitary-west.com. For more information, go to www.TriWest.com.
A&FRC CONDUCTS SEMINAR ON SECURING A FEDERAL JOB
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will conduct “The 10 Steps to a Federal Job” training seminar, Feb. 15, in the Mission Support Group conference room, Bldg. 2313, from 8 a.m. to noon. To register for the event, contact A&FRC at 951-655-5350.
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SLOTS AVAILABLE
Los Angeles Air Force Base will conduct Fiscal Year 2013 TAP classes for interested military and family members. The following dates are available:
- Feb. 11–15
- Mar. 11–15
- Apr. 8–12
- May 13–17
- Jun. 10–14
- Jul. 15–19
- Aug. 12–16
- Sept. 16–20
Reservists will not be reimbursed for travel or per diem. To make reservations, call 310-653-5428.
INVITATION TO ATTEND
The 452d Air Mobility Wing’s 2013 Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Marriot, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, Calif. Social hour will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., dinner from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the awards presentation will close out the evening starting at 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $40 per person and payments will be collected by squadron first sergeants.