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December 12, 2013

News Briefs December 13, 2013

OPERATION WARM HEART HELPS MARCH FAMILIES

This is the time of year, that family and friends make preparations for the Holidays. This year, many families were hit particularly hard with furloughs, work stoppages and a cut in work hours. Since the early 1990’s, Operation Warm Heart has tried to ease the burden of those families who have hit a bit of a rough patch by providing non-perishable food, toys and grocery cards. All items are donated by members of the March community and given to March military, civilian and NAF families. While you are out shopping, take a few minutes to think about those on March who may need a little help this year and pick up a toy or a nonperishable food item to place in one of the donation boxes located at the Main gate, Law Enforcement desk and throughout the base. We will be accepting donations until Tuesday, December 17. If you have any questions, please E-mail Billie Edwards at Billie.Edwards.1@us.af.mil.

701ST COMBAT OPERATIONS SQUADRON IS HIRING

The 701st Combat Operations Squadron is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to fill several key Senior NCO 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.

GRANDE BALLROOM OPEN HOUSE TODAY

The March Air Reserve Base Hap Arnold Club is hosting an Open House and Grand Re-Opening of its newly-renovated Grande Ballroom today, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be refreshments and a holiday gift basket drawing.

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.)

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!)

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

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.

WHAT’S YELLOW RIBBON?

The mission of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members and their families by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle. Through YRRP, service members and those who support them have access to programs, services, and resources and referrals to minimize stress and maximize resiliency during all phases of deployment and reintegration. The next Yellow Ribbon events are scheduled for Jan. 24-26, 2014 and Feb. 21-23, 2014 at locations to be determined. For more information please contact the 452 AMW Yellow Ribbon Representative, SMSgt. Jo Carrillo, Josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil or 951-655-2571.




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