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March 21, 2014

News Briefs March 21, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSURE EXTENDED!

The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) is closed until further notice, due to the Moreno Valley Cactus widening project.

The Riverside Gate will act as the alternate main gate during that time and will be open 24 hours a day; seven days a week. The Riverside gate will be utilized for general base access.

The Meyer gate will be open Monday – Friday only, (24 hours a day; 5 days a week) and on both the “A” and “B” UTA’s. The Meyer gate will be strictly used for visitors, contractors and commercial deliveries.

The temporary Visitor Control Center will be located at Bldg. T2417 (adjacent to the Meyer gate over-watch) and will be open from Monday through Friday and on Saturdays of the “A” and “B” UTA’s between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

If you live south of March ARB, please be prepared for minor traffic delays as you enter Cactus from Northbound I-215. Please consider exiting at Alessandro or Harley Knox and please be patient. Plan accordingly for these delays.

CLINIC TEMPORARILY CLOSES MONDAYS

The 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (clinic) will be closed for external business, except on a case-by-case basis, each Monday beginning March 10, 2014. Normal hours of operation, M-F, 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., resume April 1.

As a reminder, the 452 AMDS is not a treating facility. Therefore, if you have a medical emergency, call the law enforcement desk at 951-655-2981, or call 951-655-2911 from an on-base extension to activate the base emergency response system. If your medical emergency occurred while in military status, report to the clinic at the beginning of your next duty day to ensure appropriate and timely processing of a potential Line of Duty (LOD).

CLUB OFFERS HEALTHY CHOICE SUBSTITUTIONS

The Hap Arnold Club and the Back Street Café are doing their best to create healthy, nutritious food items for Team March. Did you know that you can substitute healthy options for that side of fries at no additional cost? When ordering a sandwich, you can request a small side salad or a piece of fruit instead of fries or onion rings. It may be a small change toward a healthier you, but it’s a change none-the-less. Be the example! Choose healthy!

BUNDLES FOR BABIES

Come to this workshop and be financially prepared for your baby!

DATE: Thursday, 27 March 2014. TIME: 2 – 4 p.m.. VENUE: MSG Conference room (1261 Graeber Street, Building 2313, Room 6)

You will also receive information on “Couples Communication” from the SARC, Frank Pavone. All base personnel are welcome to attend, but only Active Duty or those on Title 10 Orders stationed at March ARB will receive a gift from the Air Force Aid Society (per AFAS guidelines).

Pre-registration is required; call the A&FRC at 655-5350 to register.

AIR FORCE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES ASSESSMENT SURVEY

The Air Force Personnel Center has contracted Customer Service Insights (CFI) Group to conduct a survey at 63 installations worldwide. The survey will randomly select Airmen by sending out an e-mail invite referencing CFI in the subject box. Selected participants are encouraged to complete the survey as it will provide senior Air Force leaders an honest view of the food service being provided.

NO REQUIREMENT FOR SENIOR AIRMAN EPRs

The Air Force Reserve Command has not established implementation for rules of engagement nor effective dates to begin Enlisted Performance Reports on Senior Airmen. Therefore, reports are not required at this time. Projected changes to the evaluation system are reasons for the postponement. Once an effective date has been established, notification will go out to everyone advising on the program management for EPRs for AFR Senior Airmen.

MARCH ARB COMMISSARY COUPON CONTEST

The March Commissary is giving away prizes to the customer who uses the most coupons in a single shopping transaction from 16 March thru 15 April 2014. Prizes include a $200 gift card, $150 gift card, a $50 gift basket, a $25 men’s gift basket, a $25 ladies gift basket and a mountain bike. To enter, write your name, address and phone number on purchase receipt and turn it in at the ID desk. For more information, contact the commissary at 951-653-2206. Start collecting those coupons!

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT IN PHOENIX

The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional Yellow Ribbon Training event to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., April 25-27, 2014. This event will include activities, referral information, education, vendor booths and interactive breakout sessions that span the concerns and issues faced by reservists and their loved ones before and after a deployment. Planned activities may include: benefits information, marriage enrichment, deploying as a single Airman, educational and fun youth activities, and professional childcare at no cost during the event. For information on the event and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, contact the 452 AMW Yellow Ribbon representative, Senior Master Sgt. Jo Carrillo, at 951-655-5271 or Josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil.

ONE ‘TR’ POSITION OPEN AT A&FRC

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is looking for an outstanding NCO who wants to enhance his or her military career by helping Airmen and their families achieve mission readiness through personal and family readiness.

A&FRC NCO is a Special Duty Identifier (SDI 8C000) and there is no need to cross-train from your current AFSC. There is no formal training school to attend. Traditional Reservists who are interested in interviewing for the position must call the A&FRC to set up an appointment, hold a 7 or 9 skill level in any AFSC and hold the grade of E-6 or E-7 (Members who are E-5’s must have time-in-grade, time-in-service and be eligible and ready to promote.) If your goal is to become a first sergeant, this SDI provides great exposure to resources and services available to military members and their families. Call Valerie Fioretta at 951-655-5350 to set up an interview.

RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION

The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) is holding its annual convention April 4-6, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Bayside in San Diego. ROA is open to all officers – commissioned, non- commissioned and warrant. This convention is your forum to bring forward issues regarding your chapter, how the department can assist you and most importantly, participate in discussions of how we can accomplish ROA’s mission of ensuring an adequate national security.

Speakers at this year’s convention include: Congressman Duncan Hunter; Brig. Gen. (ret.) Gerald Griffin, who will speak about PTSD; Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Silva, ROA National President Bert Upson, author of “On A Clear Day”; and Adjutant General California Military Department, Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin. A joint officer professional development seminar will also be conducted in conjunction with the convention.

UTA WING COMMANDER’S CALL

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing will hold a Commander’s Call on Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 425. Attendance is mandatory.

MILITARY SPOUSE eMENTOR PROGRAM

The Military Spouse eMentor Program has created a dynamic information sharing, learning and support community for military spouses everywhere. This cutting-edge, online program allows spouses to receive personalized job search/career guidance, advice, support and inspiration from more experienced spouses, career mentors and veteran-friendly employers.

It is open to all spouses or widow(er)s of military members and veterans. Divorced spouses are also welcome. Representatives of military spouse-friendly firms and other career professionals may participate as career mentors. Visit http://www.ementorprogram.org/p/milspouse/about for more information.




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