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September 27, 2013

News Briefs September 27 2013

CORRECTION FOR AMOC STORY

The Sep. 13, 2013 issue, Page 2, AMOC celebrates 25 years, should be corrected to show the author as Tina Pendell, Public Information Officer, Air and Marine Operations Center, not Amy. We apologize for any confusion.

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN

The next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 22-24, 2013. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) promotes the well-being of our deployers, their family members and communities by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle. Email or call Senior Master Sgt. Jo Carrillo, 452nd AMW at Josephine.Carrillo@us.af.mil or 951-655-2571 for eligibility and registration information.

TAP Slots Available

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

Dates are: Oct. 7- 11; Nov. 4 – 8; Dec. 9 – 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.

THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS

Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In order to notify and involve as many people as possible, they are asking for points of contact for agencies who will be working shift through Thanksgiving. Their goal is to instill overall morale and to thank the men & women of March ARB for their continued commitment and support. Please contact Kyle Powell at kyle.powell.ctr@us.af.mil or 951-655-4404 to provide information for meal disbursement.

Yemp volunteers

Public Affairs is looking for those individuals who would like to volunteer to visit a local middle schools for a couple of morning hours to discuss the importance of education with students, motivate them and answer their questions. If interested, Email Staff Sgt. Davidson at 452amwpa@gmail.com to sign up for any or all of the following:

Oct. 2 El Cerrito MS, 7610 El Cerrito Rd., Corona

Oct. 11 Corona Fundamental MSl, 1230 S. Main St., Corona

Oct. 25 Cesar Chavez MS, 1150 Paseo Grande, Corona

Nov. 7 Raney Intermediate School, 1010 W. Citron, Corona

Nov. 14 University MS, 1155 Massachusetts Ave., Riverside

Nov.19 Citrus Hills Intermediate School, 3211 South Main Street, Corona

Dec. 6 Norco Intermediate School, 2711 Temescal Ave., Norco

Dec.12 Ramirez Intermediate School, 6905 Harrison Ave, Eastvale

Dec.19 River Heights MS, 7227 Scholar Way, Eastvale

EDUCATION NEWS AND UPDATES

New Tuition Assistance Process: Beginning Oct. 1, TA will be paid to the school up front instead of reimbursed to the student. Visit http://www.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123359554 for more information.

FY14 funding for TA has not been approved, yet. So any class starting Oct. 1 or later, will not be approved until funding is made available.

Community College of the Air Force: The next Team March CCAF graduation is scheduled for the combined UTA in Dec.

DANTES/CLEP: March ARB will no longer be able to provide testing for DANTES or CLEP. The nearest military facility that offers testing is Los Angeles AFB.

FLU SHOT VACCINES AVAILABLE

A base-wide, mass immunization will be conducted during both October A and B UTA weekends at the 452 Maintenance Group, Bldg. 355, 2355 Graeber St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vaccinations will continue during November and December UTA weekends.

WOMEN’S REBOOT WORKSHOP

Point Loma Nazarene University is sponsoring a Women In Transition Resource Expo, Oct. 8, 2013, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road, San Diego, Calif. 92106. To register or for more info, call 619-822-2701 or Email Martha@nvtsi.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY NOVEMBER 9

The March Aviation Society (MAS) is looking for 60-70 volunteers to work their Brew Fest on Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the March Field Air Museum. Volunteers who work a minimum of three hours will receive a food voucher. Volunteers must wear black bottoms and a white collared shirt. For further information or to volunteer, contact Shelley Lawrence at shelley.r.lawrence@gmail.com.

JOB, CAREER, EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE FAIR

The 79th Sustainment Support Command Joint Forces invites you to attend their 1st Job, Career & Employment Resource Fair, Sat., Oct. 12, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Joint Forces Training Base, 4201 Saratoga Ave., Bldg. 1001, Los Alamitos, Calif. – Tips, Workshops, Coaches, and possible Interviews on the spot! – Free and open to the public – Free parking – Dress for Success – Bring plenty of resumes. For more info please call (562) 936-7612.

MARCH RESERVE/GUARD FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRONS CLOSE WEDNESDAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The 452nd Force Support Squadron was selected as a test base for the Secretary of the Air Force-directed 3-1 Functional Integration program. “3-1 Integration” is the sharing of common Personnel and Services resources at locations with more than one FSS (active duty, AFRC or ANG). At March Field, the 452nd FSS is the lead unit, with the 163rd FSS collocating where possible to provide “one stop shopping” to all customers, no matter what component they belong to.

In order to prepare for 3-1 implementation, the 452nd and 163rd FSS units will be closed all day on Wednesdays, effective immediately. All FSS sections are affected, with the exception of the Airman & Family Readiness Center which will be closed on Thursday afternoons. If you have any questions, please call 951-655-3639.

FINANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS CHANGE FOR UTAS

Beginning October 5, 2013, the Finance Customer Service hours will change on Unit Training Assembly weekends to 8:30 a.m. – noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekly hours will remain the same.

MILITARY BALL SET FOR NOV. 2

The 452 AMW Military Ball is scheduled for Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. – midnight at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula. Tickets are on sale for $65 each through Oct. 20. Hotel reservations can be made at the Pechanga Resort & Casino for $189+tax per room. There are approximately 35 rooms available and they are going fast. Reserve online at www.pechanga.com by entering group/block code SUSAF452 or call Hotel Reservations at 877-711-2946, press 1 and identify yourself as being with the “USAF 452 AMW Military Ball group” or by using the group code SUSAF452. RV rates are also available by calling the resort. If you need childcare, please specify when purchasing your tickets.




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