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February 7, 2014

News Briefs February 7, 2014

COMMISSARY’S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY FEB. 14

The March ARB Commissary will be having a Customer Appreciation Day, Friday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. The first 500 customers shopping between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and wearing something related to Valentine’s Day, will receive a free valentine treat, compliments of the commissary’s industry partners. They will also be holding drawings for a $25 gift certificate at 11 a.m., noon and hourly from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The commissary and its industry partners wish their military community a great Valentine’s Day.

JOIN THE HAP ARNOLD CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The Hap Arnold Club just launched its Facebook page to keep everyone informed of upcoming events and specials. You can find them by going to the social media site and entering Hap Arnold Club in the search box. The profile photo on the page is one of General Hap Arnold, the father of the Air Force.

COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS INVITE NEWCOMERS

If you are a Company Grade Officer, please come join us, get involved and network too! The CGOC meeting is scheduled Sunday of every Unit Training Assembly at 1 p.m. in the 452nd Maintenance Group conference room. Join them and bring a friend. Share your great ideas, learn about upcoming events for on and off duty.

Riverside gate open limited hours on utas

Security Forces would like to remind everyone that the Riverside Gate, on Riverside Drive, near Bldg. 601 (4th Combat Camera Squadron), is open on the A and B Unit Training Assembly weekends as follows: 5:30-7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS – WAYS TO SAVE

The March Airman and Family Readiness office is sponsoring a free workshop in conjunction with Military Saves Week, Feb. 24-28. “Ways to Save” will focus on this year’s theme—Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically. The workshop will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Support Group conference room in Bldg. 2313, Room 6. Pre-registration is mandatory at valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil. Seating is limited. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS – FRANCHISE 101

The March Airman and Family Readiness office is sponsoring a free workshop for military members and veterans who are interested in owning their own business. “Franchising 101” will focus on the basics of how to own a business. The workshop will be Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Support Group conference room in Bldg. 2313, Room 6. Pre-registration is mandatory at valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil. Seating is limited. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

YELLOW RIBBON HELPS AIRMEN, FAMILIES

The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program helps maintain resiliency during all stages of deployment and is paramount to the morale and welfare of our Airmen and families. The AFRC YRP is a series of events designed to provide members and families with essential resources prior to departure (pre-deployment), a level of stability and support while deployed (during deployment), and successful re-integration techniques after the deployment cycle ends (post deployment). Tap our resources to learn about all of the benefits available to you, how you can participate, and the invaluable impact Yellow Ribbon has had in the lives of thousands of fellow reservists and their families. Visit afrc.yellowribbon@us.af.mil for information. The next Yellow Ribbon events are scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2014 in Carlsbad, Calif. and March 28-30, 2014 in Garden Grove, Calif. For more information please contact the 452 AMW Yellow Ribbon Representative, SMSgt. Jo Carrillo, Josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil or 951-655-2571.

MARCH VITA CENTER OPENS FOR BUSINESS, TAXES FILED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center is open for business by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to have your state/federal taxes filed, call 951-655-3659.

They are still looking for Reserve volunteers to donate four hours per week to help prepare taxes.

Go to www.linklearncertification.com/d to volunteer and create an account. Then complete all training listed under the “Military” tab.

Submit those certificates to david.shore@us.af.mil or and let him know which days and hours you are available to volunteer during the week.




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