Events

May 16, 2014

News Briefs May 16, 2014

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner

Patriot Warrior

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner

Senior Airman Robert Thomas, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., secures a fire truck inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., April 25, 2014, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training exercise for theater aeromedical evacuation systems and ground medical components designed to replicate all aspects of combat medical service support.

WIN MILITARY BALL TICKETS!

The 452nd AMW Military Ball organizers are sponsoring a contest for the 2014 military ball theme. The winner will receive 2 tickets to the ball, scheduled for November 1. Deadline for entries is June 11. Submit your theme idea to william.griffey.1@us.af.mil by the deadline. Be sure to include your name and contact number. If you don’t plan on attending, you could donate the tickets to a deserving Airman if you win.

COMMISSARY CASE LOT SALE DATES ANNOUNCED

The March ARB Commissary will be holding its annual case lot sale on May 29 – 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the commissary at 951-653-2206. Stop by and enjoy the savings!

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT IN WASHINGTON D.C.

The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional Yellow Ribbon Training event to be held in Washington D.C., May 25-27. 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.

ROA CHAPTER 11 MEETING

ROA Chapter 11 will hold a meeting June 28 at the March Field Air Museum. Food and drink will be provided. All non-commissioned, warrant and commissioned offers are invited to attend. The ROA will hold its National Convention in Long Beach, California, July 23 – 26. The Department of the Golden West will hold its Fall Council Meeting at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Sept. 26 – 27.

CONCERT FOR HEROES

The Concert for Heroes symphonic concert will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery amphitheater July 3. The concert begins at 7:30 pm with pre-concert entertainment starting an hour prior. The event is free of charge, appropriate business casual attire is required.

NEW GOLF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT OUTDOOR REC

New golf gear featuring big-time golf brands such as Calloway, Wilson Staff, Nike, Cleveland, Cobra, Never Compromise, and Odyssey Putters, is available for rental at Outdoor Recreation. Call 951- 655-2435 for details.

SALLY’S ALLEY NOW SERVING FOOD ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Spring is here, which means Sally’s Alley will be serving food every Wednesday night! Stop by and support the Hap Arnold Club while enjoying a different type of food each Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

FREE ROUND-TRIP TICKETS FOR TRANSITIONING VETS

Hire Our Heroes (HOH) will provide a free, round-trip ticket to any transitioning veteran going on a job interview anywhere in the country. HOH will provide a free round trip airline ticket to any transitioning veteran interviewing to secure a job without the means to travel to and from the interview. This allows transitioning veterans the opportunity to interview and secure opportunities prior to making the final transition back into the civilian world. To learn more and see if you qualify, please visit http://hireourheroes.org

CASTLE PARK, MARITIME MUSEUM TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Ticket and Tours is now selling tickets to Castle Park in Riverside and the Maritime Museum in San Diego. Castle Park tickets are $16 each. Cost includes unlimited rides, unlimited miniature golf and all day access to the water park. The San Diego Maritime Museum tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for children ages 6-17. For More Information on hours and ticket prices, visit MarchFSS.com or call 951-655-4123.

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!

HAP ARNOLD BARBERSHOP CLOSED

The Hap Arnold Club concessionaire barber shop is temporarily closed until further notice. For more information call 951- 655-4920.




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