119 years and counting!
March Air Reserve Base Exchange Assistant Manager Andrew Escamilla, and Exchange Manager Melanie C. White, cut a cake celebrating the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES) 119th birthday on July 25. The cake-cutting ceremony took place at the Exchange here and was attended by staff members, customers and March Airmen. AAFES has been proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers, military retirees and their families since 1895.
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.
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!
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE FASHION SHOW AT MARCH EXCHANGE
The March Air Reserve Base Exchange is hosting a free fashion show, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m for all authorized patrons. The event will feature volunteers, ages 6 to 18, with two outfits to choose from and hair and makeup provided by the Exchange beauty salon. Entertainment and activities include a free inflatable jumper house for children, face painting, wine tasting and complimentary car seat safety training from the California Highway Patrol. Additionally, all exchange vendors are scheduled to participate and provide sales, coupons and specials, including a free eye glasses raffle. For additional information call the Exchange at 951-653-3111.
AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY RELEASES EMERGENCY TRAVEL POLICY UPDATE
Air Force members with emergency leave authorization requiring Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) assistance for travel due to personal or family emergency will be provided assistance as a grant. Active duty Airmen, Reserve and Guard members serving under Title 10, U.S.C. for more than 15 days, who have a financial need, are eligible to receive this grant for their personal travel expenses. AF Form 988 “Leave Request/Authorization” or verification of emergency leave authorization by first sergeant or commander is required for the grant to be given. 452 AMW and 163 ANG personnel please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 951-655-5350 for assistance.
CHECK OUT THE MARCH ARB OUTDOOR RECREATION 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.
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.
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
MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK
March ARB Outdoor Recreation will be showing a presentation of “I, Frankenstein”, starring Aaron Eckhart, during a movie night in the park starting at sundown on Aug. 9. The showing is part of the Summer Movies Series conducted on every Unit Training Assembly Saturday during the summer months. The movies are free to anyone who has access to get on the base. Bring chairs, blankets and dress for the outdoors. Upcoming movie showings are “Transcendence”, starring Johnny Depp, on Aug. 23. And “Blended”, starring Adam Sandler, on Sept. 13.
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!
CHARGERS TICKETS AND MORE AT MARCH ITT
ITT is selling 2014 San Diego Chargers tickets for all home games. Pre-Season games are $30 each with no transportation provided. Regular season games are $125 each with the exception of the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders games which go for $135.00 each. Price includes ticket and transportation. Other event tickets available at ITT include Regal Cinema movie tickets, all showings, no expiration for $10; Castle Park Amusement Park tickets, includes unlimited regular and water park rides and miniature golf for $16 each; Fontana Speed Way tickets for Aug. 30 Indy Car event, upper grandstand seats and pit passes available. For pricing and additional information, call 951-655-4123.
America’s kids 5K Run
The 2014 America’s Kids 5K Run/Annual First Sergeant’s 5K Remembrance Run will be held on March ARB on September 13, beginning at 7 a.m. Register for the race online at www.americaskidsrun.org and receive an event t-shirt. All proceeds from donations benefit the Airman’s Relief Fund. For more information call Pamela Smith at 951-655-2292 or talk with your unit First Sergeant.
452 LRS CAR WASH
The 452 LRS Top 3 will be sponsoring a car wash at the corner of Graeber and Meyer Street’s tomorrow, August 9, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please come out and show your support!