New Briefs 08/28/2015

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BEACON CORRECTION

The picture on the front page of the August 21, 2015 issue of the Beacon was taken by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad-Staley.

LEGAL OFFICE MOVES TO BLDG 470

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Legal Office has moved to the Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 470, Room 209 (2nd floor), 2145 Graeber St. The office phone numbers will remain the same. They are 452 AMW/JA on UTA’s at 951-655-4454; 951 RSPTS/JA on weekdays at 951-655-4479.

Service members and federal civilians may visit the Air Force Legal Assistance Website at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil for wills and Powers of Attorney (POA) and follow these steps:

1. Go to legal worksheets tab and complete wills and/or POAs.

2. Save the ticket number(s). Hint: Use your smart phone to take a screen shot of the ticket number(s).

3. Provide legal office with the ticket number(s) and last name(s) via email at 452AMW.JA@us.af.mil or telephone (listed above).

Any feedback for the March ABR legal offices is greatly appreciated. Complete a client feedback survey at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil.

452 AMW EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MOVES TO BLDG 470

Please be advised that the 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s Equal Opportunity office for EO (military) and EEO (civilian) services has moved and is now located on the second floor of the Wing Headquarters, Bldg 470, Room 207, 2145 Graeber St. Phone numbers will remain the same and are: EO Specialists (EO/EEO) (military staff):  951-655-4782; EEO Counselor (civilian staff):  951-655-7402; FAX: x2066.

All individuals are to be provided the opportunity to reach their full potential, free from unlawful discrimination and harassment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion and sex (gender, sexual harassment, sexual orientation).

Civilian protected categories also include:  disability (physical & mental), age (40+ years), genetic information and reprisal (for EEO activity).

Services offered are:

– Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaint Assistance

– Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through Mediation and Facilitation

– Human Relations Education (Newcomers, First Duty Station, Key Personnel Brief, Sexual Harassment Awareness, TDY Brief, EO Refresher)

– DEOMI Equal Opportunity Climate Assessments (DEOCS)

– Advisor for Special Observances recognizing minorities and women

MARCH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SEEKS COUNSELORS

The March EO office is looking for ARTs/civilians interested in training to serve as Collateral Equal Opportunity counselors. This is an additional duty appointment. The Collateral EO counselors serve as a bridge between civilian employees and management for informal complaints concerning discrimination. Applicants should be at ease with oral and written communication to all pay grades, and have the ability to remain neutral while performing his or her duties. The additional duty will not exceed 20 percent of the counselor’s primary job duties. Applicants range from GS-05 to GS-12 or equivalent. Primary supervisor concurrence required. Training is required, date/time to be determined. If interested, contact Ms Paula Greenhaw, paula.greenhaw@us.af.mil, Maj. Nixomar Santiago, nixomar.santiago@us.af.mil. 

SINGER/EMCEE AUDITIONS SEPT 12

Auditions for national anthem singers and master/mistress of ceremonies for the Nov 21, 2015 military mall will be Sept 12, 9-11 a.m., inside Sally’s Alley on base. Stop by and strut your stuff for an opportunity to be an integral part of the annual event. All are welcomed!

HELP DECORATE THE BACK STREET CAFÉ

You are invited to be part of the Back Street Café’s transformation. The Hap Arnold Club is looking for “Team March” specific items/memorabilia to decorate the walls of the new Back Street Café. Bring items to Bldg. 434, the administrative office by Sep 15, 2015. Any unused items will be returned. Call 951-655-2801 for more information.

ANNUAL KID’S RUN AND ADULT 5K

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 americaskidsrun.org.

66ERS BASEBALL AND HOMETOWN HEROES

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 megan.crusher.1@us.af.mil with your name, rank, contact number and the date you’d like to attend. Dates are Aug. 26, and Sep. 1. 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.

VIRTUAL AIRMAN’S ATTIC

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: https://www.facebook.com/marchairmansattic?ref=tn_tnmn#!/marchairmansattic. Please share the site with your family and friends so we can help some of our own.

REGISTER FOR YELLOW RIBBON EVENT

The September 25-27 Yellow Ribbon event is 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.

HOUSEKEEPER JOBS

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

HAP ARNOLD CLUB

The Back Street Café is temporarily operating in the Grande Ballroom at the Hap Arnold Club and serving breakfast and lunch.  Most of your Back Street favorites are available, such as breakfast burritos, french toast, fried chicken, March Burger, salmon sandwich and more!  Download the full menu with pricing at MarchFSS.com. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 6:30-10 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for lunch.

UTA operating hours are 5:30-9 a.m. for breakfast (Sat & Sun); 11-1 p.m. for lunch (Sat & Sun), and 4-8 p.m. for dinner (Fri & Sat).

MARCH TICKETS & TOURS

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

Splash Kingdom:  $22 adult; $14 child (ages 3-10)

Helpful links to water park summer schedules available at MarchFSS.com.

Amusement Park Specials

Castle Park: $16 per person includes unlimited rides, water park access, miniature golf and the new Sky Rider.

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 WavesofHonor.com 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 MarchFSS.com 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.

FINAL, FREE, SUMMER  OUTDOOR MOVIE

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.

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 

LEARN TO FLY AT AERO CLUB

The March Aero Club offers flight training (flying, private license, ground school, instrument training) at very reasonable rates including a pay-as-you-go plan with zero down. Visit Hangar 355 on base or call 951-655-3875 for more information.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS

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

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.

ODR EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Outdoor Recreation has a variety of equipment for rent such as camping gear, water sports equipment, bicycles, and trailers to carry it all! Special orders for Callaway, Odyssey, Cleveland, Never Compromise, Nike, Bag Boy, Sun Mountain and Staff golf equipment are also available.  Download the full equipment rental price list at MarchFSS.com, call 951-655-2816 or come on by for more information.

RIDE A BIKE ON UTAs

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.

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.

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

Call the Fitness & Sports center at 951-655-2292 to sign up or for more information on these programs.

SALLYS ALLEY GRILL NIGHT

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 452ND AIR MOBILITY WING’S 2015 MILITARY BALL

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. Griffey at 951-655-3999. There are 40 rooms available at the Marriott for $123* 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. *ROOM RATE INCREASE-The Marriott Hotel advises that the room rates for the 2015 military ball were increased from $110 to $123 due to the FY 16 military per diem rate change that was recently released.

RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The March Retiree Activities office is looking for volunteers to work a three-hour shift each week. This is a great opportunity to continue serving fellow retirees while learning about benefits available. For more information or to volunteer, call 951-655-4077 or 4079. Current openings are Mondays and Wednesdays, noon – 3 p.m.