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FREE DISTRACTIVE DRIVING COURSE

A distractive driving demonstration course will be set up within the parking lot of the March Main Exchange on Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The course will be operated by the California Highway Patrol, Riverside Area, in conjunction with Riverside Metro Auto Group and March Air Reserve Base Army & Air Force Exchange Services to save lives and educate all motorists. Participants will be required to have a valid driver license and will be accompanied through the course by a CHP officer. The CHP officer will have the driver perform different distractions as he or she negotiates the course to demonstrate the dangers of distractive driving. The Exchange address is 23640 N. St, Riverside, CA 92518. This event is open to the public.

RESILIENCY, ANTI-BULLY TRAINING

The Airman and Family Readiness Center, through the Military Child Education Coalition, will host a free U.S. Air Force Resilience and Bully Proofing Webinar Wednesday, April 29, 8 a.m. for all DOD personnel assigned to Air Force installations and their family members.

The training will help parents understand the importance of raising resilient children and how to help children cope effectively with new challenges. Parents will learn more about what to do to promote social skills, values and behaviors that “bully proof” children. To register for remote viewing, go to https://cc.readytalk.com/r/5kvplz51xshp&eom.

MILITARY’S/VETERAN’S KIDS AGES 8-15

If you are a military dependent or child of a veteran and you are between the ages of 8 – 15, read on!  The Scooter Project is offering a day for you to learn to ride scooters on May 3, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at The Scooter Zone in Corona. There will be food, giveaways, a pro rider expo and more. No experience or equipment is necessary. To learn more or to sign up, email 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil with “SCOOTER” in the subject line. Include parent’s names and contact information as well as child’s age(s). Space is limited, so it is first come – first served. Deadline for sign up is April 15.

BE PART OF AMERICA’S PREPARATHON!

Be prepared when disaster strikes. Join America’s Preparathon to learn how. March’s point of contact for the national emergency preparedness program is Senior Airman Jennifer King at 951-655-3024 or jennifer.king.20@us.af.mil.

COMMISSARY CASE LOT SALE MAY 1 – 4

The March Commissary’s next next case lot sale is scheduled for May 1 – 4. Sale hours will be Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Monday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Save the dates and stay tuned for more details as they become available.

RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE RELOCATED

The March Field Retiree Activities Office has moved to Bldg. 441, Rm. 25. The address is 1920 Graeber St., March Air Reserve Base, Calif. 92518. Their hours remain 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The RAO would like to thank the Civil Air Patrol-March Field Composite Squadron 45, for their help with the move.

FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON UPDATES SOCIAL MEDIA

The 452nd Force Support Squadron has updated and merged its Facebook page and combined all upcoming events into one, easy-to-find location. Visit them at www.facebook.com/MarchFSS to keep up on events and outings.

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP OFFERED APR 21

The Airman and Family Readiness office is hosting a Financial Workshop Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 2313, Rm. 6 (the 452nd Mission Support Group conference room), 1261 Graeber St. All base personnel are welcome to attend but pre-registration is required by calling 951-655-5350. Bring your lunch and learn how the Thrift Savings Plan can improve your net worth by paying yourself first!

VOLUNTEERS TO PACE RUNNERS

The Rising 6 is looking for volunteers to be part of its Fit to Fight Pacing Program for Airmen. Their mission is to help people improve F2F test run times. To volunteer you must score 90 percent or better on your last two F2F tests and have the confidence to pace at the desired time requested by the tester. You don’t have to be a fast runner to be a pacer. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tech. Sgt. Ygnacio Garcia at ygnacio.garcia04@gmail.com or 714-721-7683.

E-MAGAZINE FREE TO MILITARY, FAMILIES

Chronicling Greatness has just finalized its first issue of an E-Magazine, “The American Heroes of War World War II History From Those Who Lived It.” In conjunction with the non-profit International Urban Exchange Center (IUEC), they are offering the E-Magazine to all military personnel and their families for free. This E-Magazine presents first-person accounts from veterans and civilians who lived during, and participated in, the most monumental event of the 20th century, World War II. The accounts are from personal interviews by Adam P. Kennedy. You can access the EMagazine by visiting http://online.3dpageflip.com/wjhm/oxhr.

YELLOW RIBBON APRIL EVENT

The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional Yellow Ribbon Training event to be held in Orlando, Fla., May 15-17. 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, 2nd Lt Shelley Lawrence at 951-655-4615 or shelley.lawrence@us.af.mil.

FITNESS CENTER NEWS

The March Fitness Center has received the Wellbeats Virtual Group Fitness Kiosk. This kiosk allows members to participate in virtual fitness classes. The first class scheduled is a virtual spin class at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact the Fitness Center at 951-655-2292 for a schedule of upcoming classes or more information.

April’s Fitness Schedule is:

Mondays: 6 a.m. – Virtual Fusion Yoga; 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – Intro TRX; 11 a.m. – Virtual Spin

Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – Virtual Strength “Fit for Duty;” 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Circuit Training

Wednesdays: 6 a.m. – Virtual Fusion Yoga; 11 a.m. – Zumba; 12:15 p.m. – Virtual Fusion Yoga; 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Battle Ropes Circuit Training

Thursdays: 11 a.m. – Virtual Spin; 12:15 p.m. – Virtual Strength “Fit for Duty;” 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Circuit Training

Fridays: 10 a.m. – Zumba; 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Intermediate TRX; 11:15 a.m. – Virtual Cardio

UTA Saturdays: “A” UTA – 5 p.m. – Virtual Strength “Fit for Duty;” B UTA – 5-7 p.m. Pick up Basketball

Other activities include: 

April – Extramural golf begins

May – Intramural softball begins (letters of intent available at the Fitness Center)

For more information, visit the Fitness Center or call 951-655-2284.

UTA RESCHEDULE GUIDELINES FY15

Col. Muncy has determined that the following FY 15 Unit Training Assemblies may only be rescheduled if the reschedule date is for the alternate UTA during the same month of the A and B UTAs for the months of February, May and August 2015. The wing commander will authorize reschedules outside of the same month, if absolutely necessary, on a case-by-case basis.

TAP VIRTUAL CURRICULUM POLICY

Implementation of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011, under H.R. 2433, and the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) under Executive Order 13518, has driven a host of new requirements for transitioning personnel. The VOW Act made service-member participation in the re-designed TAP program mandatory as of Nov. 21, 2012.   This re-designed program expands counseling and guidance for active and Reserve members separating from the military after serving at least 180 days on active duty. Reservists going on or coming off of 180 consecutive days of orders due to school, BMT, deployments, TDY’s, etc. are required to comply with the following requirements:  pre-separation counseling at the A&FRC, VA Benefits briefing (parts I and II), CAPSTONE (DD Form 2958) and five-day TAP workshop.   

The VA Benefits brief can be completed in person at March ARB or online, You can attend the five-day TAP workshop at any active duty installation, or online (it takes four days and includes the VA Benefits briefing). For more information please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 655-5350.

BEACON CORRECTION

An error was made in the spelling of Capt. Linda Mansolillo’s last name in the April 3, 2015 Beacon. We apologize for the error.

BEACON PHOTO CAPTION

The author of “Retired Air Force Reservist find inspiration through loss,” printed in the April 3, 2015 Beacon, would like it known that the caption attached to the photo for the story was written by the Beacon editor and not the article author.

SARC RELOCATED TO BLDG 317

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and Behavioral Health Coordination office has moved to Bldg. 317, first floor. The address is 2250 Dekay Ave and the office phone number is 951-655-4551. Other important numbers: 24/7 Crisis Reporting line – 951-655-7272; Safe Helpline – 877-995-5247; Military One Source – 800-342-9647.

NOTIFICATION OF DEATH

Colonel Russell A. Muncy, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, regretfully announces the death of Senior Airman Travis Pettit, 336th Air Refueling Squadron. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Senior Airman Pettit should contact Maj Brian Weaver, brian.weaver.1@us.af.mil or 951-655-2166.