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February 14, 2014

News Briefs February 14, 2014

Courtesy photo/Marvin Tucker

Lt. Col. William McGurk, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., presides over a re-enlistment ceremony for Emergency Management Technicians Tech. Sgt. Samuel Leventer (pictured) and Staff Sgt. Roger Hoplin (behind McGurk), Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The re-enlistments were appropriately done in the unit’s Mask Confidence (Gas) Chamber, where participants were subjected to the same procedures Reservists go through when training in the chamber.

MARCH VITA CENTER NEEDS RESERVISTS TO STEP UP AND HELP

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 951-655-4454.

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

*To volunteer, visit https://www.linklearncertification.com/d and create an account. Then complete all training listed under the “Military” tab.

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

COMMISSARY’S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY TODAY

The March ARB Commissary is having a Customer Appreciation Day today, 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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The American Red Cross has volunteer opportunities available. If you are curious about them or are already a volunteer and want to expand your volunteer experience, come to the Opportunity Fair, Saturday, March 1, at the Riverside County Chapter, 6235 River Crest Dr., Riverside, Calif. 92507 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call them at 888-831-0031, Ext. 2013.

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.

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 reservist 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.




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