Change of Command
Lieutenant Colonel Nathan R. Howard, Commander, 912th Air Refueling Squadron (right), assumes command as he accepts the guidon from Colonel Shawn E. Teagan, Commander, 92nd Operations Group, while Master Sergeant Lester E. Patrick, First Sergeant, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, looks on, during a change of command ceremony in the March ARB Cultural Resource Center, June 21.
Six More Years
Master Sgt. Ron Recasner, 452 AES, recites the Oath of Enlistment in front of “Lucifer” a P-51 Mustang Red Tail once flown by Tuskeegee Airmen, during his reenlistment ceremony at the Proud Bird Restaurant at Los Angeles International Airport, June 30. The flag used in the ceremony belonged to Recanser’s late grandfather, Milton, a WWII veteran at the Battle of the Bulge.
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.
ID CARD SERVICES
The combined (Reserve/Guard) ID Office, located in bldg. 2314 (third building from the main gate) provides ID card services by appointment Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Customers can make appointments through the DEERS appointment website at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil or by calling 951-655-3028. Walk-in hours are from 8 – 11a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. These hours of operation are only for the ID Office and not the rest of the Military Personnel Flight.
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, Aug. 22-24. 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 951-544-9270 or Josephine.email@example.com.
RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION 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.
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 – 11 a.m. in Sally’s Alley behind the Hap Arnold Club. Come one, come all and show us what you’ve got!
MARCH ARB OUDOOR REC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK
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.
Water park tickets available
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.
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.
COME OVER TO SALLY’S WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
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
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 friets 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!