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April 12, 2013

News Briefs April 12, 2013

452 MXG SETS UP FOR SQUADRON PHOTOS

The 452d Maintenance Group has set aside a KC-135 and C-17 static for squadron photos, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20. After this event, the next opportunity for squadron photos will be the September UTA. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Tech. Sgt. Andrew McLaughlin at andrew.mclaughlin.2@us.af.mil. Note: Squadrons are responsible for providing their own photographer and only squadron photos at the C-17 or KC-135 are allowed. Photos towards the F16s or any other areas on the flightline are not authorized.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2013 YELLOW RIBBON EVENTS
The events will provide pro- grams, resources, referrals and services to minimize stress on families during all phases of deployment. The following up- coming events are now open for registration:

  • • Apr. 19-21, Denver, Colo. (waitlist only – B UTA)
  • • Apr. 26-28, Orlando, Fla.

For more information, contact SMSgt. Jo Carrillo at extension 2571 or Email
josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil.

GET YOUR RECREATION ON

RecOn is a new Air Force program operated by Outdoor Recreation, that offers free trips to Airmen who have deployed within the past year, including their immediate family members. The following trips have been scheduled:

  •  Apr. 20. Tandem hang gliding
    (San Bernardino mountains);
    Deadline Apr. 12
  • Apr. 27. Tandem hang gliding
    (San Bernardino mountains);
    Deadline Apr. 19
  • May 18–19. Whitewater rafting
    (Kern River);
    Deadline May 3
  • May 31–Jun. 2. Whitewater rafting
    (Kern River);
    Deadline May 17

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

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:

  • 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.

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.

March Commissary holds Coupon contest

The March commissary will hold a contest to see which customer can redeem the most coupons in a single transaction during the month of April. To enter, write your name, address and phone number on the receipt and drop in the entry box located at the ID desk. The top three winners will be announced at the end of the month.

  1. 1st place – $150 in gift cards
  2. 2nd place – $100 in gift cards
  3. 3rd place – $50 in gift cards

VOLUNTEER FIT TO FIGHTER’S NEEDED FOR MARATHON

Lt. Col. Jason Ausdemore and the March Company Grade Officer Council are forming a team to run the upcoming San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, June 2. The Knights of Heroes empowers children who have lost their fathers during military service by providing positive adult mentorship, character development and lasting friendships during their annual wilderness adventure camp in Colorado. Military and civilian personnel and their families are welcome to join. For more details visit www.knightsofheroes. org or contact Lt. Col. Ausdemore at 951-655-3703 or jason.ausdemore@us.af.mil.




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