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March 8, 2013

News Briefs | March 8, 2013


FITNESS CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY TRX CLASSES

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

GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD ON-SITE TRAINING

Citibank is offering travel card training at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12 and 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.

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.

PARTICIPATE IN 2013 SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE

The 8th 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.

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.

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. 22–24, San Diego, Calif. (wait list only)
  • Apr. 19–21, Denver, Colo.
  • Apr. 26–28 Orlando, Fla.

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.

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. 14, Night skiing at Wrightwood (Gabriel mountains)
  • Mar. 16, Day skiing at Wrightwood (Gabriel mountains)

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

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.

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.

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.




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