Events

June 6, 2014

News Briefs June 5, 2014

Remembering Our Fallen

Photo courtesy/ James Ruester

Brig. Gen. John Flournoy, commander, 4th Air Force, delivers the keynote address at the 35th annual Memorial Day observance held at at Riverside National Cemetery, May 26. Approximately 5,000 people attended the ceremony which included a performance by the Riverside Concert Band and the annual West Coast Thunder motorcycle parade that proceeded through Riverside before ending at the cemetery.

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.

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, California. 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 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 www.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!




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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang

Airman retires after 37 years of service

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Pilots earned top honor for WW II actions

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A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves and each other

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Life is all about choices

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