Events

May 30, 2014

News Briefs May 30, 2014

Never Forget

U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher

Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452 Air Mobility Wing, was the featured speaker during the city of Moreno Valley’s Memorial Day ceremony, held near City Hall, May 26. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony, including Moreno Valley Mayor, Tom Owings and Mayor Pro Tem, Victoria Baca. California Air National Guard Chaplain Maj. Robert Harris gave the invocation and the Canyon Springs High School JROTC presented the colors as the Moreno Valley Master Chorale and North Ridge Elementary School Prime-Time Singers sang the National Anthem. There were student readings, a reading of “In a Mother’s Eyes’, the Laying of the Wreath and a 21-gun salute followed by the playing of “Taps” by the Semper Fi #1 Memorial Honor Detail. A reception was held after the ceremony with refreshments and displays of Memorial Day artwork created by local elementary school students.

Honoring Our Heroes

U.S. Air Force photo/ Marv Tucker

Participants begin the first leg of the “Honor our Heroes” 5K run/walk, held on the flight line of the March Inland Port Airport, May 17. The event was held in support of Operation Silver Star, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting wounded and returning veterans of all eras through providing these heroes and their families financial, material and logistical relief as needed. For more information on Operation Silver Star, visit www.operationsilverstar.org or call 951-550-7584.

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 ON NOW!

The March ARB Commissary’s annual case lot sale is going on now through May 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!

CITIDIRECT EAS TRAINING AVAILABLE

The Agency Organization Program Coordinator (AOPC) for the Government Travel Card Program will be hosting CitiDirect Electronic Access System (EAS) training June 3 – 4 at the base education office. All Agency Program Coordinators are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn the basics of operating and navigating the CitiDirect Card Management System (CCMS) and the Citibank Custom Reporting System (CCRS). Advance registration is required to secure a slot due to classroom size limitations. For more information and to register for the training, contact Joyce Hazelwood at DSN 447-2787 or Janice McLaughlin at DSN 447-2834.

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT IN COSTA MESA

The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional Yellow Ribbon Training event to be held in Costa Mesa, California, June 20-22. 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, including: Tricare, Airmen & Family Readiness, ESGR, legal assistance for wills & powers of attorney, Military Family Life Consultants, Personal Financial Consultants, and more. 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.

WATERPARK TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ITT

March Field ITT now has tickets available for two popular Southern California water parks, Raging Waters in San Dimas and Splash Kingdom in Redlands. Raging Waters tickets are $29 for all, Splash Kingdom tickets are $21 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 – 10.

ROA CHAPTER 11 MEETING

Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Chapter 11 will hold a meeting on 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, Calif. July 23 – 26. The Department of the Golden West will hold its Fall Council Meeting at Nellis AFB, Nevada from September 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 SALE 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 sale 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 www.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.




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