News Briefs 08/14/2015



The 452nd Force Support Squadron Fitness Center’s Annual Kids & Adult 5K Run, in conjunction with the 1st Sgt’s  Council, is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2015 at 7 a.m. across from the air traffic control tower. Check-in time is 5:30 a.m. This one event includes a kids’ and adults’ 5K run, and a 1st Sgt’s unit formation run. Kid’s age groups are:  5-6, 7-8, and 9-13. Medals and T-shirts will be awarded along with a unit trophy. Sign up at


The Inland Empire 66ers (minor league baseball) are looking for military Hometown Heroes to recognize during their August and September home games. Included with your recognition is a free game ticket for you and three guests, seats next to the home team dugout, free parking, and hot dogs, chips and soft drinks for you and your three guests. The ballpark is located at 280 South E Street, San Bernardino, Calif. 92401. If interested in signing up for a game, please email Megan Crusher at with your name, rank, contact number and the date you’d like to attend. Dates available are Aug. 24th and 26th and Sept. 1st. All games are at 7:05 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. show time.  Uniform is ABUs and it does not require any public speaking. You may also change clothes after the recognition. First come, first served.


Did you know March ARB has a virtual Airman’s Attic? Log on to Facebook and search “March ARB Airman’s Attic” to like it. The site is where all Team March members can post things they are in need of and/or offer items (for FREE) that they would like to donate to help someone at March in need. The site is NOT for selling or advertising. All items offered must be completely FREE. The link is as follows:!/marchairmansattic. Please share the site with your family and friends so we can help some of our own.


The August 14-16 and September 25-27 Yellow Ribbon events are now open for registration for eligible members. For more formation, contact 1st Lt. Shelley Lawrence, your 452nd Air Mobility Wing Yellow Ribbon representative, for details at 951-655-4615.


The March Inn has non-appropriated funds job vacancy announcements listed at for housekeepers. Applications being accepted on website.


Water Park Specials

Aquatica:  $36 adult; $31 child

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor:  $31 adult/child

Raging Waters:  $37 adult/child

Knott’s Soak City:  $29 adult; $24 child

Helpful links to water park summer schedules available at

Amusement Park Specials

Disney 3-Day Park Hopper military special: $130 per person (adult/child)

SeaWorld “Waves of Honor” special: Extended through November 11, 2015. Program provides a one-time, limited, free admission to SeaWorld San Diego per veteran service member and up to three guests. Visit to register for and obtain your free admissions. Additional tickets are available for purchase from the Tickets & Tours office.

Discount Movie Tickets

Available for only $10 each and valid for Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Cinemas.

Hotel Discounts

Receive 10% off any Best Western and 15% off any Choice Hotel

Visit the Tickets & Tours page at and download the Discount Ticket Price List for a full list of discounts tickets prices, hotel discounts and special promotions. Call Tickets & Tours at 951-655-4123 for more information.


March Outdoor Recreation plans the following trips for the remainder of the fiscal year:

August 15 – Couples hot air balloon rides in Temecula for $20 per person

August 29 – Bungee jump of the Bridge to Nowhere in Azusa for $32 per person

September 5 – Three-hour couples sunset sail in San Diego for $35 each

September 19 – Skydive in Perris for $50 per person

September 26 – Three-hour Alpine horseback tour in Big Bear for $42 per person

Call them at 951-655-2816 for further details or to sign up.


Outdoor Recreation is pleased to announce their summer movie series. All movies are free and start at dusk on the “A” and “B” UTA’s.  Bring your own chairs, blankets, snacks, etc., and join us on the lawn behind the Outdoor Recreation/Tickets and Tours – Bldg. 434. Be sure to take all of your belongings and properly dispose of your trash before you leave. Movies are open to anyone with base access. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 951-655-2816.

Aug. 22: Insurgent (PG-13) – Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James

Sep. 12: McFarland USA (PG-13) – A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez


The Hap Arnold Club invites you to play Bingo for prizes. Visit the cashier’s cage or a bartender at the club or call 951-655-4920 for details. Winning numbers for the week of Aug 10 through 16 are: B14, I17, N33, G56, O70. (Winning numbers are displayed weekly on the information screen in the lobby next to the Grande Ballroom.) Good luck!


Outdoor Recreation, in conjunction with the Fitness and Sports Center, offers FREE bike rentals to UTA members from now through September. Male and female beach cruisers, including helmets and locks will be located in front of the Fitness Center and issued by Force Support Squadron fitness personnel. Due to a limited supply, only 10 bikes will be made available each UTA weekend. Mountain bikes are available by special request only through Outdoor Recreation. For more information, call ODR at 951-655-2816 or the Fitness Center at 951- 655-2292.


The March Fitness Center has received the Wellbeats Virtual Group Fitness Kiosk. This kiosk allows members to participate in virtual fitness classes.

Daily 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


Every Wednesday night starting at 4 p.m., Sally’s Alley is open for business with Grill Night. Sally’s Alley is also now open every Pre-UTA Thursday at 4 p.m. For more information, call them at 951-653-2121.


The Hap Arnold Club presents The MoTown Review dinner and show, featuring the Men of Motown, Saturday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Call the club at 951-655-2121 for more information.


The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s 2015 Military Ball is scheduled for Saturday, November 21. This year’s location remains the Riverside Convention Center, and this year we will have a Holiday Theme. This will be a fantastic evening and one you do not want to miss.  Ticket prices dropped to $60 per person. See your first sergeant to purchase tickets or contact SMSgt. Griffin at 951-655-3999. There are 40 rooms available at the Marriott for $110 each, and 50 rooms available at the Hyatt Place for $105 each (the Hyatt Place price includes breakfast). When you call to make a reservation, mention the 2015 Military Ball to get the correct rate. You can contact The Marriott at 1-800-228-9290 or (951)784-8000 for reservations and The Hyatt Place at 1-888-553-1300 or (951)321-3500.


(Cathedral City, CA)  RSVP requested for Dr. Ruiz Veterans Roundtable on Aug. 20, 2015.

Mark your calendar and don’t miss the opportunity to interact with our own Congressman

regarding veteran’s issues. Congressman Ruiz has been a strong advocate for veteran’s rights since he was first elected to Congress nearly three years ago. During that time, he has helped many local veterans personally with their benefits and used his position on the Veterans Committee in Washington to help pass important legislation regarding veteran’s rights, especially regarding support from the local VA hospitals.

On Thursday August 20th at 1:30 p.m. there will be a Veteran’s Roundtable at the Cathedral City Corps of the Salvation Army located at 30-400 Landau Blvd in Cathedral City. The Congressman will address the audience concerning what is currently being done to improve the quality of assistance to veterans and what is being proposed. He will also entertain questions and answers from those in attendance as time allows. Experts will be there to help individuals with their unique problems and help them get started on a solution. The goal is to constructively identify and address the most pressing concerns that veterans in the area have, regarding their benefits.

This is a great opportunity to interact with your representative in Washington so don’t miss out. Pass the word on to others who you know will benefit from being there. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Young at or 760-861-0037. Please RSVP to Tony Aguilar at or 760/424-8888.


WWII vets get free admission to General Patton Memorial Museum – 62-510 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201 on Aug. 14.

The end of World War II in Asia occurred on 14 and 15 August 1945 when armed forces of Japan surrendered to the forces of the allied powers. The surrender came just three months after the surrender of the axis forces in Europe.

On 14 August, 2015, the General Patton Memorial Museum is honoring all veterans and their families who served during World War II by extending an invitation to come for a free visit at the museum.

This invitation is to ALL U.S. veterans who served anywhere in the world during WWII. Each WWII veteran who visits the museum will be welcomed by the General Manager who will give them a VIP tour. All WWII veterans and family members will be given a flyer telling how GPMM Board Member, Pete Minix, provides free assistance in preparing a complete biography about their service and their life.

Should you have any questions or need special assistance, please contact Michael T. Pierson at 760/227-3483 or via email at

For more information about the museum, visit

The General Patton Memorial Museum is located on I-10 at Chiriaco Summit, just 30 miles east of Indio. Thank you for your service, they are looking forward to your visit on 14 August, 2015.