Events

May 17, 2013

News Briefs May 17, 2013

MARCH AIR MUSEUM RECOGNIZES THE WOMEN OF VIETNAM

The Riverside Arts Council presents: A Piece Of My Heart, a tribute to the military women who served in Vietnam, by Shirley Lauro, at the March Field Air Museum, from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26. Show times on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., on Sunday. For more information and ticketing, contact the museum at 951-902-9405.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE RETIRED ACTIVITIES OFFICE

The RAO is in need of volunteers to work Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Retired military and their dependents may apply. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Carter or Senior Master Sgt. Brown at 951-655-4077 or 4079

RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG HELD AT THE MARCH AIR MUSEUM

The Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and the March Field Air Museum will host their 12th annual Rally ‘Round the Flag barbeque, Friday, June 4, at the museum. The event will kick-off at 6 p.m., with guest speaker, Betsy Ross. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 7.

For more information on ticket price or to R.S.V.P., call the MAC at 951-697-4404

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. 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 655-3659 or E-mail, marchvita@yahoo.com.

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:

• Daytona Beach, Fla., June 21 to 23 (register by June 1)

• Orlando Fla., July 19 to 21 (registration opening soon)

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

JUNE 10 to 15

JULY 8 to 12

AUG. 12 to 16

SEPT. 9 to 13

OCT. 7 to 11

NOV. 4 to 8

DEC. 9 to 13

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).

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.

RUNNING TRACK OPERATING HOURS

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.

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 E-mail john.florence@us.af.mil.




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