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December 6, 2013

News Briefs December 6, 2013

701ST COMBAT OPERATIONS SQUADRON IS HIRING

The 701st Combat Operations Squadron is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to fill several key SNCO positions in the following logistics career fields: 2G071, 2S091, 2W091, 3E991, 3S071, 3S091. The 701 COS provides well-trained, Air Operations Center warfighters that directly support the Korean Peninsula. If you are looking for a challenge, a change of pace, or career advancement, the 701 COS is your answer. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt. Israel Wyatt or Maj. Young Kim at 951-655-4735.

FLU SHOTS MANDATORY

A mass, Flu-shot clinic is scheduled for the combined Unit Training Assembly on Dec. 7 – 8, in Bldg. 458, the 452 Medical Group Logistics building at 2050 Graeber St., directly across from Security Forces and located in the rear of building. The clinic will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The DOD/Air Force policy is to have 90 percent of Airmen immunized with the Flu vaccine by December.

A&FRC CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

As of Dec. 4, 2013, the Airman & Family Readiness Center will be closed on Wednesdays to allow staff to train in support of the 3-in-1 Integration.

ROAD/PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS ON BASE

Contractors are performing a slurry seal on many of the March streets and parking lots. Vehicles need cleared from effected areas or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. The following schedule applies, but keep in mind that rain will delay the process:

(Dates include prepping, sweeping, cleaning, slurry seal treatment and striping.)

Old running track/Chanute Way: Full road closures – Dec. 2-9

Bldgs. 2300 and 1217: Full parking lot closure – Dec. 2-6

Bldg. 2247 (solar panel parking lot): Full parking lot closure – Dec. 10-16

Bldg. 470: Full parking lot closure – Dec. 16-20

The point of contact for this project is Kevin Santiago at 951-323-8316 or kevin.santiago@us.af.mil.

APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE BEFORE CLASS STARTS

Your request for Tuition Assistance MUST be submitted no later than seven days prior to the class start date or it will NOT be approved without higher authority approval on a case-by-case basis. You may apply as early as 60 days before the class start date. For more information, contact Arnaldo Ibarrientos at 951-655-2126.

PAX TERMINAL CLOSURES

Wednesday, Dec. 25, (Merry Christmas!)

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (Happy New Year!)

CCAF GRADUATION DEC. 8

All Team March members are invited to attend the next CCAF graduation ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. in the Cultural Resource Center on base. Come show support for our Airmen and their academic achievements!

Seeking VOLUNTEER speakers

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, sign up in PA or email linda.welz@us.af.mil.

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

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

CITY TO WIDEN CACTUS AVE AT MAIN GATE

The City of Moreno Valley will start construction to widen Cactus Ave soon 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 March employees and Moreno Valley citizens. Please be patient and cautious while operating your motor vehicle in and around the construction zone.

NEW TRACK  OFFICIALLY MEASURES 1.5 MILES

An off-base contractor was hired to certify the distance of the new track used for F2F testing. This company has experience certifying facilities used by NCAA schools and USA Track & Field, which is the United States national governing body for the sports of track and field, cross country running, road running and race walking. After six measurements and calculations of the track, they have certified it as exactly one-half mile per lap. Formal certification documentation is expected any day and will be published in as many communications outlets as possible to notify our members and mission partners.

AFSA MEETING SCHEDULE

The Air Force Sergeant’s Association will meet Saturday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room in Bldg. 356. The AFSA March chapter meets Saturday of the A and B Unit Training Assemblies and the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.

COMMISSARY HOLIDAY HOURS

Here are commissary holiday hours:

Dec. 24, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 25, closed for Christmas

Jan. 1, closed for New Year’s Day

All other days will be normal operating hours.




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