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March 1, 2013

News Briefs | March 1, 2013


APPLY FOR FREE, ONLINE CCAF CREDIT

Applications for the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s spring 2013 “Introduction to Culture” course will be accepted through Mar. 20. This free, online course fulfills three resident hours of either social science or program elective credit required for Community College of the Air Force degrees. The course runs from Mar. 28 through Jul. 3. Only enlisted active duty, reservists or Air National Guardsmen who are eligible to pursue a degree in the CCAF program may apply. More information is available at www.culture.af.mil/courses/ or by e-mailing afclc.enroll@us.af.mil.

GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD ON-SITE TRAINING

Citibank is offering travel card training at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12 and Mar. 13, in the Financial Management Bldg. 466, in the downstairs computer learning center. Training will consist of an eight-hour hands-on classroom session. All Agency Program Coordinators are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to reserve a slot, contact Joyce Hazelwood, Agency Organization Program Coordinator, at 951-655-2787 or email joyce.hazelwood@us.af.mil.

FITNESS CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY TRX CLASSES

The March Fitness center will be offering free TRX classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30, in the main gym area. For more information, contact the Fitness Center at 951-655-2284.

A&FRC HOSTS FINANCIAL FAIR

The 452d Air Mobility Wing and 163d Reconnaissance Wing Airman & Family Readiness Centers will jointly host a financial fair to recognize Military Saves Week, today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Hap Arnold Club atrium. Information will be presented by representatives from the following agencies:

  • Military One Source
  • Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC)
  • Personal Financial Counselor (PFC)
  • Springboard (Consumer Credit Counseling)
  • 163d Director of Psychological Health (DPH)
  • 452d AMW Chaplain
  • 452d Legal Office (Will be doing POA’s on the spot for Active Duty and Title 10 reservists and their family members)
  • 452d AMW Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
  • 452d AMW Equal Opportunity
  • Airman and Family Readiness Centers (Guard & Reserve)

For more information, call A&FRC directors Valerie Fioretta, at 951-655-5322 or Debbie Hambrick, at 951-655-2165.

PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE

The 89th annual Salute to Veterans parade will take place Saturday, Apr. 20, beginning at 10 a.m., in downtown Riverside, Calif. The parade staging area will be located in the lower parking lots of Riverside City College and the parade route will be the same as previous years. Participants can register via website at asalutetoveterans.com, or mail registration form to 6322 La Sierra Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92505. The deadline for entry is Mar. 22. For more information, call 951-687-1175 or email sixdog1175@aol.com.

SAFETY ADVISORY CONTINUED

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.

REGISTER TO ATTEND YELLOW RIBBON EVENTS

Registration is now open for 2013 Yellow Ribbon events. The events will provide programs, resources, referrals and services to minimize stress on families during all phases of deployment. The following upcoming events are now open for registration:

  • Mar. 15–16, Norfolk, Va.
  • Mar. 22–24, San Diego, Calif.
  • Apr. 19-21 Denver, Colo.

For more information, contact SMSgt. Jo Carrillo at 951-655-2571 or email josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil.

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:

  • 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. 

CALLING ALL FORMER NORTON AFB MILITARY AND CIVILIANS

There will be a grand opening ceremony for the Norton Air Force Base Museum, Mar. 13, 2 p.m., at 1601 East 3rd Street, San Bernardino, Calif. For more information, contact the Norton AFB Museum at 909-382-7307 or email nafbmuseum@gmail.com.

SINGLE AIRMAN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The following free trip, sponsored by the Airmen & Family Readiness Center, is open to all base personnel, although priority will be given to single Airmen:

  • Mar. 2 – Skydiving in Perris

For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation at 951-655-2816.

452 FSS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 452d Force Support Squadron’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament, located at Menifee Lakes Golf course, will take place today, 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.

452D FM 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 john.florence@us.af.mil.

TRICARE WEST REGION TRANSITION REVEALS IMPORTANT DATE

If you currently pay your monthly TRICARE fees or premiums using automatic payments, you will need to submit your automatic Payment authorization from to United Healthcare NO LATER THAN Mar. 11, to ensure uninterrupted coverage. Instructions and the form can be found at www.uhcmilitarywast.com. This only applies to members that have direct deposit, not members with allotments set up through Defense Finance and Accounting Services.




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