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May 3, 2013

News Briefs May 3, 2013

All are invited to Lt. Col. Jim BULLARD’S RETIREMENT Ceremony

Lt. Col. Jim Bullard, 452d AMW Operations Group Executive Officer and former 452d AMW Executive Officer, is retiring May 19, 2013, 1 p.m., at the March Field Air Museum, following a 28-year, Air Force career. All are welcome to attend and stay for a reception and refreshments after the ceremony. Dress is uniform of the day for military personnel and business casual for civilians.

EXTENDED OPERATION FOR MARCH TAX CENTER

The March ARB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance center will remain open for amending income tax returns and filing prior year returns. Appointments will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with time slots from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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:

• 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.

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

The March commissary if having a case lot sale through Saturday, May 4. This outdoor event hosts industry partners with their best deals on bulk and case items. For more information, call 951-653-2206.

Hours of operation for the track

Until further notice, the fitness staff has designated the following hours of operation for the track:

Summer months: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Winter months: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours of operations were determined due to safety concerns. The track has not been equipped with proper lighting yet, which can cause hazard conditions for runners before or after daylight. Updated information will be provided after the completion of the track.

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.

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.




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