Events

July 11, 2014

News Briefs July 11, 2014

Grand Opening
ribbon-cutting
Congressman Ken Calvert, District 42 (center) and Congressman Mark Takano, District 41, cut the ribbon on the new March Field air traffic control tower, Friday, June 27, 2014, as 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Col. Russell Muncy, looks on.

CMSAF ALL CALL JULY 12-13

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Cody will be holding two “All Call’s” during his upcoming visit to March ARB. These events will provide a unique opportunity to hear some perspective directly from Headquarters Air Force level. The E-1 through E-6 “All Calls” will be held in Hangar 452 on July 12 at 8 a.m. The senior non-commissioned officer and company-grade officer “All Calls” will be held at Hangar 452 on July 13 at 8 a.m. These events will begin promptly, so plan to be in place by 7:45 a.m. Ample parking is available behind the Education Center (Bldg. 441) or in the lot across the street from the flag pole (Bldg. 470). Walking to the event is encouraged!

BARBER NEEDED

March ARB is looking for a barber to fill an opening at the base barber shop. Interested applicants must contact King Bishop at 951-655-3227 by 1 p.m. on July 14. Requirements for the position can be found on the contracting opportunities board located at the Visitor Control Center. The barber shop will remain closed until the position is filled.

COSTA MESA YELLOW RIBBON EVENT

The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional Yellow Ribbon Training event to be held in Costa Mesa, California, July 18-20. 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.

FOLLOW OUTDOOR REC FACEBOOK PAGE

The March ARB Outdoor Recreation staff has started their own Facebook page to keep you informed of all the specials they have available in the way of sales, tickets, tours and adventures. You can find them and like them at: www.facebook.com/marchodradventure.

ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION

The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) will hold its National Convention in Long Beach, California July 23 – 26. All non-commissioned, warrant and commissioned offers are invited to attend. The Department of the Golden West will hold its Fall Council Meeting at Nellis AFB, Nevada from September 26 – 27.

GOLF EQUIPMENT 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.

MILITARY BALL AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held for National Anthem singers and the Master/Mistress of Ceremonies for the 2014 Military Ball on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Sally’s Alley behind the Hap Arnold Club. Come one, come all and show us what you’ve got!

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 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!




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U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Tucker

452 APS hosts Marine training operation

U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Tucker Senior Master Sgt. Rick Fowler inspects a tie-down chain during a training exercise held at March ARB, July 21. The exercise allowed Marines from Camp Pendleton to apply mission essential task...
 
 

Social media requires caution with political material

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‘Final Rule’ offers broader mental health care coverage

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photo courtesy/U.S. Central Command

Development course builds leadership skills for reserve officers

photo courtesy/U.S. Central Command The 20th annual International Junior Officer Leadership Development Course (IJOLD) took place at Karup Air Base, Denmark, where officers from seven countries participated in events to develop...
 
 

March Air Reserve Base Child Care Program

March Air Reserve Base offers the Home Community Care (HCC) Program to the Air Force Reserve (AFR) and the Air National Guard (ANG) members during the primary Unit Training Assembly (UTA) drill weekends. March has four HCC program providers who are state licensed child care providers. Care may also be requested to use during a...
 
 
Press Enterprise photo/Stan Lim

Air traffic controllers spreading their wings in new tower

Press Enterprise photo/Stan Lim Frank Giuchici, one of the air traffic controllers at March Air Reserve Base, peers out on the flight line while monitoring military and civilian planes from the new control tower at the base. Ma...
 




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