Events

June 7, 2013

News Briefs May 31, 2013

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 951-655-4079.

RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG IS JUNE 14 AT MARCH FIELD 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 14, 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 or to R.S.V.P., call the Military Affairs Committee at 951-697-4404.

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 E-mail, marchvita@yahoo.com or call 951-655-3659.

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

• 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.

ARE YOU TALENTED?

The public affairs office is compiling a list of all Team March members who have talent when it comes to entertainment. So if you sing, dance, play and instrument, act, etc., please let us know by sending an Email to 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil. Include your full name, rank, Email address and phone number and be sure to tell us what your talents are.

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).

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.

DO YOU HAVE ENTERTAINMENT CONNECTIONS?

The public affairs office is reaching out to anyone who has connections with entertainers who may be interested in a USO-type variety show for the troops and their families. If you have a connection, please contact us at 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil or 951-655-4137.

 

MARCH SELECTED AS SITE FOR LAUNCH OF DOD HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE

March will participate in the DOD’s Healthy Base Initiative, designed to identify effective ways to improve the overall health and wellness of service members, families and civilians with a focus on making informed nutritional food choices, increased physical activity, weight management and tobacco cessation. The HBI team will make a visit to March on June 6-9 to evaluate longstanding programs for efficiency and effectiveness. The HBI and DOD’s Operation Live Well are part of the President’s National Prevention Strategy and complements the first lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign. Look for future info on the HBI here in the Beacon and at www.march.afrc.af.mil or www.facebook.com/TeamMarch.

 




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