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August 16, 2013

News Briefs August 16, 2013

March Clinic Closed During Sept. Joint UTA

The Clinic will be closed during the joint UTA, Sept. 7. Members deploying in September must take care of their medical processing needs during the August UTA’s. For more information call 951-655-7793.

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. All fishing regulations remain in effect. For more information on free fishing days, go to www.dfg.ca.gov and enter the search term “fish for free” in the search box. 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 is in full swingPlease consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March Field Air Museum at (951) 902-5204

MARCH COMMISARY UPDATE

The March Commissary will resume a seven day operation beginning Aug. 18. Please call: 951-653-2206 or visit www.commissaries.com for hours of operation.

WINGMAN DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The 452d Force Support Squadron is looking for volunteers to assist with Wingman Day, Sept. 7. They need referees, first aid support and event monitors. Sign up by calling 951-655-3507.

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. 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).

Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Offer Benefits Briefings

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be at March Sept. 8, to brief on available benefits for military members and their families. Those interested in attending the briefing can sign up by calling the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 951-655-5350.

COL. MAHANEY TO SPEAK AT ROA MEETING

The Reserve Officers Association, Chapter 11, will host Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, as the guest speaker at its next meeting, Aug. 17, 5 p.m. at the March Field Air Museum. The ROA is open to all Reserve and Guard officers. For more information call Dale Santee at 619-869-2730.

Join The AFSA

From now until the combined September UTA everyone who joins AFSA will receive one free ticket and automatically be entered into a drawing for a free 16GB iPad mini.

Registration open for Yellow Ribbon Event

Yellow Ribbon events provide programs, resources, referrals and services to minimize stress on families during all phases of deployment. Registration is open for the following event:

Orlando, Fla. Sept. 20-22

TAP Slots Available

Los Angeles Air Force Base will conduct Transition Assistance Program classes for those interested military members and their families. Dates are:

Aug. 12 to 16 Sept. 9 to 13

Oct. 7 to 11 Nov. 4 to 8 Dec. 9 to 13

Note: Members must have pre-separation counseling prior to attending these classes. Reservists will not be reimbursed for travel or per diem. To make reservations, call 310-653-5428

First Sergeant’s Council Remembrance Run

The First Sergeant’s Council will sponsor the 3rd Annual Remembrance Run on Sept. 7 beginning at 6:30 a.m. Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate by registering for the event at www.americaskidsrun.org. There is a $10 donation fee and 100 percent of your donation will go directly to the Airman’s Relief Fund. For more information contact Senior Master Sgt. Randy Hopp at 858-735-8019.

AUDITIONS TO BE HELD FOR EMCEE AND NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER

Members interested in being the Master of Ceremonies or singing the national anthem for the military ball may audition Sept. 7, 9 a.m. in the Daedalion Room at the Hap Arnold Club. For more information contact Chief Master Sgt. Karen Krause at 951-655-2685 or Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Griffey at 951-655- 3999.

Emergency Management Office Seeking Volunteers

Volunteers are needed join the Emergency Services Support Team. You will receive on-the-job training from members of the Emergency Management Office staff. To sign up or for more information contact Bob Kaschak at 951-655-3024.




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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

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