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November 1, 2013

News Briefs November 1, 2013

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE TO BEGIN JAN 21

The 2014 Intramural Volleyball League is scheduled to begin on Jan. 21, 2014. There is a coach’s meeting on Nov. 13, at 1:00 p.m., and a final coach’s meeting on Dec. 11, at 10:00 a.m. in Bldg. 430.

TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (TAMP 180)

The Transitional Assistance Management Program 180 provides medical benefits to eligible reservists and their dependents. To be eligible, the member must have participated in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, or Operation New Dawn for a continuous period of 31 days or more.

When an eligible member receives orders that he or she will be participating in one of these contingencies the members should come to the Customer Support office immediately to update DEERS. Team March members and their friends and families who are interested in volunteering may be elgible for the pre-alert phase of up to 180 days after the order ends. Please note: The member must come to the customer support office with his or her orders to update DEERS, and notify TRICARE every time his or her status changes.

SERVICEMEMBERS GROUP LIFE INSURANCE DEBT EXPLAINED

Your Servicemembers Group Life Insurance payment is deducted from your pay once a month and is reflected on your Leave and Earnings Statement. For each month you are not in status (active duty, UTA, etc.), you will incur a debt and the missed payment(s) will rollover and be deducted from your next check. If you have any questions regarding your SGLI you can contact your customer support office at 951-655-3028. For questions regarding payments contact the finance office at 951-655-3050.

VOLUNTEER AT RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

The March Retiree Activities office wants volunteers for Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and noon – 3 p.m. Retired military and their dependents are welcomed. For more information, call Lt. Col. Carter or Senior Master Sgt. Brown at 951-655-4077/4079.

AIR PASSENGER TERMINAL HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Monday, Nov. 11, (Veterans Day)

Thursday, Nov. 28, (Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, Dec. 25, (Christmas Day)

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (New Year’s Day)

BUNDLES FOR BABIES WORKSHOP

The Airman & Family Readiness Center will host it next Bundles for Babies Workshop on Friday, 15 November, 2-4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group Conference Room. The workshop is for all base personnel who are expecting or those with a newborn. Pre-registration is required by E-mailing valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil.

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT REGISTRATION OPEN

The next Yellow Ribbon Program event is scheduled for Orlando, Fla., Dec 20-22, 2013. Contact SMSgt Josephine Carillo at 951-655-2571 or josephine.carillo@us.af.mil for more info.

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND FLAG DETAIL

March ARB Airmen interested in volunteering to place American flags on the grave sites of more than 1,000 fellow veterans are welcome to meet at the Riverside Evergreen Cemetery on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8 a.m. Contact Col. John Morris for more information at 655-3622 or 951-746-0416.

YEMP VOLUNTEERS

Public Affairs is looking for individuals who would like to volunteer to visit 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, E-mail the public affairs office at 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil or call 951-655-4138. You may sign up for any or all of the following dates.

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

Nov. 14 – University Middle School – 1155 Massachusetts Ave., Riverside

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

Dec. 4 – March Middle School – 15800 Indian St., Moreno Valley

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

Dec. 12 – Ramirez Intermediate School – 6905 Harrision Ave., Eastvale

Dec. 19 – River Heights Middle School – 7227 Scholar Way, Eastvale

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 involved as many people as possible, they are asking for points of contact for agencies who will be working shifts through Thanksgiving. Their goal is to instill overall morale and to thank the men and women of March ARB for their continuing commitment and support. Please contact Kyle Powell at kyle.powell.ctr@us.af.mil or 951-655-4404 to provide information for meal disbursement.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY NOVEMBER 9  - Brew Fest

The March Aviation Society 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 Shelly Lawrence at shelley.r.lawrence@gmail.com.

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 and Family Readiness Center which will be closed all day on Thursdays. If you have any questions, please call 951-655-3639.

FINANCE OFFICE CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS CHANGE FOR UTAs

Finance Customer Service hours on Unit Training Assembly weekend are now 8:30 a.m. until noon. Weekday hours remain the same.

FRIENDLY FAMILY CARE PLAN REMINDER

You need a family care plan if you are a single parent, dual military with dependents, or a unique family situation. Please remember to stop by customer service to update your family care status as soon as it changes (i.e. marriage, divorce). Please see your First Sergeant for more information.

VA BENEFITS BRIEFING DECEMBER 8

There is a VA benefits briefing scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8. Sign in is at 7:30 a.m. and the class is from 8 a.m. to noon with an hour for lunch break and then again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. You must be able to attend all six hours of the class. This class is targeted for Reserve personnel assigned to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, who have had the three-hour pre-separation briefing and Reserve personnel going to come off of 180 days of consecutive orders for deployments, school or training.

TRADITIONAL RESERVE POSITION OPEN AT AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS CENTER

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is looking for an outstanding traditional reservist NCO who to enhance his or military career by helping our Airmen and their families achieve mission readiness through personal and family readiness. For more information on position requirements, or to set up an appointment, contact Valerie Fioretta at 951-655-5350.

Deserving Airman Board Rescheduled

Due to the cancellation of the OCT B UTA, the Deserving Airman Board has been rescheduled to 24 NOV 13, Sunday of the NOV B UTA. If you are interested in meeting the board, new commissioning packages are due by 3 Nov 13, Sunday of the NOV A UTA. You can direct any questions to the MPS, Career Development Section at 951-655-3113.

IRS ANNOUNCES DELAY OF 2014 TAX FILING SEASON

The Internal Revenue Service announced recently a delay of approximately one to two weeks to the start of the 2014 filing season to allow adequate time to program and test tax processing systems following the 16-day federal government closure.

The IRS is exploring options to shorten the expected delay and will announce a final decision on the start of the 2014 filing season in December. The original start date of the 2014 filing season was Jan. 21, and with a one- to two-week delay, the IRS would start accepting and processing 2013 individual tax returns no earlier than Jan. 28 and no later than Feb. 4. Your Base Tax Center will keep you informed as the tax season approaches. For questions, please call the base tax center at 951-655-3659 or e-mail marchvita@yahoo.com.

CITY OF MORENO VALLEY PLANS FOR CATUS AVENUE WIDENING PROJECT NEAR MAIN GATE

The City of Moreno Valley will start construction to widen Cactus Ave in approximately two weeks and continue through January 2014. The construction area will start where the north-bound, high-speed off ramp from I-215 meets Cactus Ave. all the way through to Veterans Way. This may cause some disruptions with entering the installation and possible traffic delays. For now, the main gate will remain open as usual. However, the project will be monitored for the duration of the construction in order to ensure the safety of the employees of March Air Reserve Base and the citizens of Moreno Valley. Please be patient and cautious while operating your motor vehicle in and around the construction zone.

PARKING LOT CLOSURES

Due to asphalt maintenance being conducted the following parking lots will be closed:

B434 & B1203: Full parking lot closure -Nov. 13-18

B441: Full parking lot closure -Nov. 14-20

B2313 & B2310: Full parking lot closure -Nov. 14-20

B2308 & B2330 & B2333: Full parking lot closure -Nov. 18-25

B470: Full parking lot closure -Nov. 18-22

Tanker Way & Outbound Lanes: Full road closures -Nov. 25-27

Old Running Track/Chanute Way: Full road closures -Dec. 2-9

B2300 & B1217: Full parking lot closure -Dec. 2-6

B2247 (Solar Panel Parking Lot): Full parking lot closure – Dec. 10-16

For questions please contact: Kevin Santiago at 951-323-8316 or kevin.santiago@us.af.mil




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