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July 12, 2013

News Briefs July 12, 2013

July/August Airman magazine now available on line

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The July/August issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a web browser.

Celebrate Summer by Fishing For Free Sept. 7

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers a free day of fishing on Saturday, Sept. 7, the weekend following Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. All fishing regulations remain in effect. For more information on free fishing days go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.  Check out the CDFW fishing rules and regulations at www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations.

March Field Museum Searching for Hidden Treasures

The March Field Air Museum staff is asking family members of war veterans to search their attics, garages and other storage areas for wartime memorabilia. The museum’s Find Our Hidden Treasures campaign has begun for the month of July and museum staff would like for you to consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March Field Air Museum at (951) 902-5204

MARCH COMMISSARY CLOSED MONDAYS

Beginning July 8 the March ARB Commissary will be closed Mondays due to furloughs caused by sequestration. This schedule will be in effect until Sept. 30. Operating hours for the remaining days will remain the same.

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

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR YELLOW RIBBON EVENTS

The events will provide programs, resources, referrals and services to minimize stress on families during all phases of deployment. Registration opening soon for the following upcoming events:

• Orlando Fla., July 19 to 21

• Scottsdale, Ariz., July 26 to 28

For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Jo Carrillo at 951-655-2571 or Email josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil.

RUNNING TRACK SUMMER HOURS

The base running track is available for use between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. throughout the summer months. 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.

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 TAP classes for those interested military and family. Dates are

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.

DO YOU HAVE ENTERTAINMENT CONNECTIONS?

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

SAFETY ADVISORY

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).

SHOW YOUR FAMILY THE DEPLOYMENT PROCESS JULY 13

The 452 Logistics Readiness Squadron will host Operation Family First, Sat., July 13, 1:00 p.m., Bldg. 385. Dependent children will go through a mobility processing line to familiarize them with what happens when a family member deploys. Airman and Family Readiness will brief adults on programs available to them and their children. All reservists and their family members are welcomed to attend.




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BASH: Protecting our aircraft, Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Bari Wald David Briseño, wildlife biologist with the United States Department of Agriculture and head of Marchs’ Bird/Anti-Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, prepares to fire a 12-gauge ‘shell cracker’ into the air with his shotgun. Firing ‘shell crackers’ is one of many pyrotechnic methods used in the BASH program to...
 
 

452 AMW lineage began in World War II England

(With the this year’s military ball theme, “A Legacy for the future: 452nd Bombardment Group,” and the ball only 11 weeks away, it seems appropriate to re-print an 11-part series tracing its lineage. The series was first run in the Beacon in 2007. Take this journey with us.) The 452nd Air Mobility Wing started as...
 
 

Official says: Tobacco use harms military readiness

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the Defense Department has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said today, noting that service members are more likely to use tobacco products than civilians. Tobacco use can lead to excess oral cavity disease and...
 

 
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AFN does Comic-Con, brings home the goods

Photo courtesy of AFNMC2(SW/AW) Stephen Hale interviews Adelaide Kane, who plays Mary, Queen of Scots, in the dramatic TV series Reign at the 2014 ComicCon International in San Diego, California. The American Forces Network is ...
 
 

Social media guidance on political campaigns, elections

Reservists on active duty for 30 or more days may generally express their personal views on public issues or political candidates via social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter or personal blogs, much the same as they would be permitted to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper. If a social media site/post...
 
 

Go After the OC!M

“If the only reason you’re avoiding taking on a challenge is because the idea scares you, then that’s the reason to take it on.” That line comes from Steve Farber’s The Radical Leap, a great little book on leadership that follows the journey of a man who stands at the edge of his future but...
 




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