August 14, 2014

News Briefs August 15, 2014


Peter Ulloa RIP
Join Team March in remembering Peter Ulloa, a laborer at March Field since July 2011, who passed unexpectedly June 25. “Peter Ulloa was an outstanding employee and a great team player. I have never met such a cheerful employee who made me want to smile just from being around him,” said Michelle Converse, assistant lodging manager for the March Inn. “He was an inspiration to his co-workers and supervisors, was a hard worker and appreciated the joy from a job well done. He had great ideas for what lodging could become with a little ‘TLC’ and we hope to continue making the improvements that he suggested,” Converse said. “We will truly miss seeing his smiling face, knowing we were blessed to have known him, even for a short while. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time, especially his wife Sandy.”


Colonel Russell A. Muncy, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander regretfully announces the death of Tech. Sgt. Steven A. Fraas, 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Tech. Sgt. Fraas should contact Maj. Katrine Waterman at 951-655-2442.


If you need helmets, jackets, safety vests, etc. for motorcycles, now is a great opportunity to get in on the order with Outdoor Rec. Visit them or call 951-655-2816 for availability and pricing. Ask for Cary or Cory.


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 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.


Air Force members with emergency leave authorization requiring Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) assistance for travel due to personal or family emergency are now 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.


Important guidelines required for DOD employees who telecommute using a government laptop can be found on the \\rivfs21 drive, Information Assurance\Telework Info. Laptops are considered mobile devices and require a completed AF Form 4433: US Air Force Unclassified Wireless Mobile Device User Agreement and AF Form 1297: Temporary Issue Receipt be on file. In addition, you need to have a DD Form 2946, Telework Agreement (IA modified) on file. There is a list of references on page two of that form that coincides with a checklist located in the drive listed above which must be completed prior to telecommuting. For more information, contact IA at 951-655-4596.


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 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.


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


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!


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 is $135 each. Price includes ticket and transportation.

Other tickets available at ITT include Raging Waters ticket ($29); Splash Kingdom ticket ($21-adults; $14-children ages 3-10; Universal Studios 12-month pass ($84) or T-Th one-day ticket ($75); SeaWorld 2-day pass (64); Regal Cinema movie ticket, all showings, no expiration ($10); Castle Park Amusement Park ticket, includes unlimited regular and water park rides and miniature golf ($16); San Diego Maritime Museum ticket ($13-adults/$9-children ages 6-17); Fontana Speed Way ticket for Aug. 30 Indy Car event, upper grandstand seat ($30/$35) and pit pass ($15) available.

Upcoming tours include the Getty Museum on Sept. 13 ($20); Danish Days in Solvang on Sept. 20 ($20). The deadline to sign up for the Getty Museum is Sept. 8 and for Solvang is Sept. 15.

For More Information on hours ticket prices and events, visit or call 951-655-4123.


Please join us for the 2014 America’s Kids 5K Run/Annual First Sergeant’s 5K Remembrance Run at March Air Reserve Base on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 7 a.m. Register at Online registration guarantees you a T-shirt. On the day of the run, sign up begins at 6 a.m. at the roadway across from the air traffic control tower on Graeber St. Although the event is FREE, there is a suggested donation of $10 with all of the proceeds benefitting the Airman’s Relief Fund, not to mention the coveted 1st Sgt’s Cup for organizations that contribute $100 or more to compete. For more information, contact Pamela Smith at 951-655-2292 or your first sergeant.


RecOn is an Air Force-funded program through Outdoor Recreation to build and maintain mission-ready Airmen. RecOn provides a wide range of outdoor adventure-based activities for free or at very little cost to military personnel. The following are upcoming RecOn events:

September 6: Tandem skydiving at Perris Skydive

September 27: Couples only Hot Air Ballooning in Temecula.

The Single Airman Programming Initiative provides FSS resources that foster a strong culture, mission, and sense of community for single Airmen by providing a wide variety of social and recreation opportunities. The final Single Airman event this fiscal year is:

September 20: Learning to surf in San Diego. For more info or to sign up visit Outdoor Rec or call 951-655-2816.


There are only two more free summer movie nights sponsored by Outdoor Recreation. Don’t miss out on August 23, starting at 8 p.m. to see Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp. Finally, on September 13 (after the picnic) at about 7:30 p.m., is a family comedy – Blended, staring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Bring chairs or blankets and relax on the lawn by Bldg 441, Base Education, in front of the giant screen. Like us on where we will announce any last-minute changes if received.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

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U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash

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