Local

March 15, 2013

Read Across America: Dr. Seuss National Reading Day

Tags:
by Darnell Gardner
452 AMW public affairs
tovar
Staff Sgt. Joshua Tovar, 452d Aerial Port Support Flight said, “As members of the military we are in a unique position to make a positive impact on the youth and children in our community and it is important that we do so.” (U.S. Air Force photo / Darnell Gardner)

Approximately 35 Airmen from March Air Reserve Base participated in the 15th annual Read Across America Day program, at the John F. Kennedy Elementary school and four other local schools, March 1. Each member was assigned to several classrooms for a “celebration of reading,” in which they read their favorite children’s book and cast votes for the “Best Door” contest.

This reading motivation and awareness program was first organized by the National Education Association in 1997 and held its first event on March 2, 1998.  It was designed to promote reading among all ages and to encourage community engagement with the school system. Local professionals, parents and university students from around the Inland Empire joined in to impress upon the importance of reading and to send the message that it could also be fun.

Read Across America, coincides with the birthday of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, acclaimed children’s book author and favorite among schools and children across America.

“This is not my first year volunteering for the Read Across America program,” said Senior Master Sgt. Tammy Haro, 752d Medical Squadron. “I come back year after year because I truly appreciate the value of reading and how it helps our kids grow into positive adults — plus, I think I get more enjoyment out of it than the kids.They did a great job decorating their doors — I couldn’t pick just one.” (U.S. Air Force photo / Darnell Gardner)




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
BC4---wildfire

922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Saberin Members of the Army’s Northwest Division Field Engineer Support Team join the 922nd Civil Engineer Flight’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Feb. 2...
 
 
150412-F-RK887-0128

Team March Father/Daughter 2015 Masquerade Ball

  Images capture the celebration and love at the Team March Father/Daughter Masquerade Ball held Saturday, April 11, on base. The first event of its kind here, organizers plan to make it an annual event to raise funds for ...
 
 
Salazar

Team March loses Airman

Technical Sergeant Anthony E. Salazar August 31, 1974 – April 13, 2015 Tech. Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Salazar, mechanical systems repairman, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Monday April ...
 

 
SrA-Pettit-picture

Team March loses Airman

Senior Airman Travis Pettit August 28, 1989 – April 4, 2015 Senior Airman Travis Pettit, KC-135R boom operator, 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Saturday April 4, 2015. Pettit made his ho...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joe Dangidang

Ricardo’s new barbers

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joe Dangidang Maria DeLuna (left) and Michelle Tovar Vazquez are the new barbers at Ricardo’s Barber Shop in the Hap Arnold Club. They have combined experience of 23 years and are happy to b...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher

Understanding and caring for women veterans

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Lisa Roybal, women veterans’ program coordinator, Loma Linda Health Care System, Chief Master Sgt. Jo Keller, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Airman Sasha Langley, 452nd Air Mobil...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin