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April 19, 2013

News Briefs April 19, 2013

IN MEMORIAM OF

Master Sergeant Anthony Roland, a member of the 912th Air Refueling Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, passed away, April 5. If there are any persons with claims against his estate, please contact the March ARB legal office at 951-655-4479.

452 MAINTENANCE GROUP 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 toward the F16s or any other areas on the flightline are not authorized.

MARCH ID OFFICE CLOSED FOR UPGRADES

The 452d Air Mobility Wing ID card office, Bldg. 2314, will be closed April 29 to 30 and May 1, for upgrades. To make an appointment please log onto, https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

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:

• San Diego, Calif., 17 to 19 May (B UTA)

For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Jo Carrillo at 951-655-2571 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.

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.

1st place – $150 in gift cards

2nd place – $100 in gift cards

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.

MARCH COMMISSARY HOLDS CASE LOT SALE

There will be a case lot sale held at the March commissary from Thursday, May 2, to Saturday, May 4. This outdoor event will host industry partners with their best deals on bulk and case items. For more information, call 951-653-2206.




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