News Briefs 02/09/2016

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91 FREEWAY/ROAD CLOSURES RESULTS IN 2-FOR-1 METROLINK RIDES

The 91 will be closed from the 71 to I-15, Friday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. to Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 a.m. to allow crews to consolidate several construction activities. Metrolink’s North Main Corona Station and West Corona Station will be open during the closure, however Metrolink passengers should allow extra travel time to reach these stations. Due to the road closure’s impact, motorists are urged to “steer clear” of the area during this project. To minimize major travel delays, avoid travel in the area or use public transportation. Motorists traveling on the 91, the 71 or I-15 near the project area during the closure can expect travel delays of three to four hours. Metrolink’s regular weekend service offers two round trips on both the Inland Empire-Orange County Line and the 91 Line. However, on Feb. 20 and 21, Metrolink will offer two additional round trips on each rail line for a total of 16 trains to assist people avoiding the 91. The extra train service is being funded by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), which is constructing the 91 Project. Metrolink will operate its regular schedule on both Friday and Monday. In case of rainstorms or inclement weather, the closure and extra train service will be postponed to the next weekend, weather permitting. For more information regarding Metrolink service and the extra trains during the road closure go to metrolinktrains.com. For more information about the closure go to sr91project.info/91-steer-clear, call the helpline at 877-770-9191 or email sr91project@rctc.org. For additional safety information provided by Operation Lifesaver, visit oli.org. For more information regarding Metrolink service go to metrolinktrains.com.

 ATTENTION ALL 3As (3A1X1s)

Senior Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa has been selected by wing leadership to serve as the 3A Functional Manager. She is very excited for this opportunity and is ready to go to work! In an effort to get to meet every 3A personally, Villa will hold a 3A All Call on Sunday, March 6 and March 20 at 1 p.m. in the Cultural Resource Center. This will give each of you the opportunity to meet her and have a two-way discussion regarding the wing’s current 3A situation, to include personnel moves, loss of positions, other pertinent information, or anything else you may want to discuss as a 3A. Maximum participation of all 3As is highly encouraged. It’s a team effort.

AFRC PRINT & BROADCAST MEDIA AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Team March for the following Air Force Reserve Command 2015 Print and Broadcast Media Awards: Capt. Perry Covington, 452nd Air Mobility Wing chief of public affairs – Best Commentary; Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, former 4th Combat Camera Squadron photojournalist – Best Pictorial Photography; former 4th Combat Camera Squadron – Best Video Documentary.

JOINT OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

The Defense Education Forum (DEF) in conjunction with the Reserve Officers Association Department of the Golden West with host a Joint Officer Professional Development Seminar (JOPDS) April 22-24, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego. The Department Convention is being held concurrently.

The JOPDS is one of the premier professional development opportunities available to our younger officers and is one of the only professional development seminars to emphasize joint service participation. To date, more than a thousand young officers from all services have benefited from these ROA DEF events.

The ROA Chapter #57, at March ARB, is part of The San Diego Chapter which is made up of Reserve Officers of the United States Armed Services. Their geographical area encompasses the greater San Diego area from the Mexican border north to the Orange County and Riverside County areas, and from the Pacific Ocean east to include Imperial County. Membership is open to any federally commissioned officer, warrant officer, of the National Guard, Reserve, Active Component, Former officers or Retired officers and their spouses and recently includes non-commissioned officers. The March ROA chapter Junior Officer Liaison is Capt. Lombardo at 951-655-5722.

Find The ROA Department of the Golden West, which covers California and Nevada, at roa.org/ca.

ENLISTED DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION BOARD

Air Reserve Personnel Center officials will release the Invitation to Apply and open the application cycle for the annual Enlisted Developmental Education Board Friday, Feb. 5. The EDEB will convene May 16 at HQ ARPC. All applications are due to ARPC no later than April 15, 4:30 p.m. MT. Call the Total Force Service Center at DSN 665-0102 or 210-565-0102 for questions or further information.

MARCH FIELD AIRFEST ON WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA

The March Field AirFest Website is now live at http://marchfieldairfest.marchfss.com. Also, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for AirFest updates. On Facebook at March Field AirFest; on Instagram @ MarchFieldAirFest; on Twitter @MarchAirFest. Join the conversations!!

452 AMW SCAVENGER HUNT RACE MARCH 5

The 452nd AMW is hosting a scavenger hunt race, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Start time is 3 p.m. at the Education and Training (Bldg 441) parking lot. Registration is filling fast so register soon! Squadrons must have 10-15 Airmen (no more, no less) per team. Choose your fastest Airmen and carry your squadron guidon. Distance is 3.2 miles and participating teams must wear squadron morale shirts (AF PT shirts if no morale shirts available) and Air Force PT shorts. Donations are $10 per person or $100 per team. All proceeds will benefit the First Sergeant’s Airman’s Relief Fund. R.S.V.P. by 4 March 2016 to darryl.willingham@us.af.mil, 951-858-3246, or marinewithwings@gmail.com, 951-858-3246.

DESERVING AIRMAN COMMISSIONING BOARD TO CONVENE

Great News! If you are interested in becoming an Air Force Reserve officer at Team March, the next Deserving Airman Commissioning Board will convene on May 21-22, 2016. If you are interested, and meet the qualifications located on the wing INFO drive – X:\MarchBaseInfo, in the DACB pamphlet, please have your completed commissioning packages submitted to the 452 FSS/FSMPD (Career Development) office not later than close of business, Monday, May 2, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call career development at 951-655-3113.

COMMAND POST NEEDS AIRMEN

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Command Post is in need of new Airmen. They have several full-time Air Reserve Technician positions and several Traditional Reserve positions available.

Command Post brief job description: The base command post is the central control point for base mission operations and often is in direct communication with the wing commander. Command Post personnel are key facilitators in ensuring optimal Command and Control (C2) operations and communications. Specific tasks depend on the mission and aircraft assigned to that base, which could range from cargo transport to space systems and nuclear operations. If interested please contact Senior Master Sgt. Frank Gomez at frank.gomez.2@us.af.mil.

SEEKING VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS

The March Field Emergency Management Working Group is looking for volunteers who are interested in being part of the Emergency Services Support Team (ESST). Following a disaster, these volunteers are crucial to successfully recovering our base and assisting members who need help. Your efforts can make a big difference. If you have questions or want to become an integral part of the March ESST, contact Emergency Management at 951-655-3024.

GRILL NIGHT AT SALLY’S ALLEY

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

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 WellBeats Fitness Schedule is:

Mondays: 10:30 a.m. – REV (spin); 12:15 p.m. – Yoga (closed Jan. 18)

Tuesdays: 12:15 p.m. – Fit for Duty; 4:00 p.m. – REV

Wednesdays: 6 a.m. – Yoga/Pilates; 11 a.m. – V.I.B.E./Toning; 12:15 p.m. – REV

Thursdays: 11 a.m. – REV; 12:45 p.m. – Fit for Duty

Fridays: 11 a.m. – Core (Jan. 15/29); 11:15 a.m. Pilates (Jan 8/22)

Wellbeats offers many more classes available at the members’ request.

FIP (Fitness Improvement classes) available through our Wellbeats Kiosk.

Additional opportunities for fitness:

Tuesday, 11 a.m. and Thursday, 12:15 p.m. – Battle ropes training

Monday, 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – TRX

A & B UTA Saturdays, 7 a.m. – Wellbeats Fit for Duty

A & B UTA Sundays, 7 a.m. – Wellbeats REV

A UTA Saturdays, 5 p.m. – Virtual Strength “Fit for Duty”

B UTA, 5 – 7 p.m. – Pick-up basketball

Feb 25 – 12 p.m. – Functional Fitness class

Coming in 2016: Inter-Services Golf Tournament, Team Cohesion Challenge, Armed Forces 5K Run.

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

Class descriptions:

Circuit Training – a high intensity interval training class that integrated cardio and muscular endurance exercises

Core – various classes from our WellBeats system that focus entirely on working out your core

Fit for Duty – a high-energy, extreme, conditioning workout led by service members with expertise in fitness training

Functional Fitness – A type of high-intensity interval training combining cardio and weight training into one short but intense class with mobility drills, mountain climbers, lunges, push-up, kettlebells, goblet squats duck walk, run.

Fusion – an integration of yoga and Pilates exercises with attention to breath, form, flow and body balance.

Kinetics – a total body, multi-activity class that includes sports-style cardio intervals with resistance training circuits and muscle isolation work

REV – an indoor cycling class that combines sprints, climbs, intervals, drills, terrain, and technique training

Stomp – a total body, cardio-driven step class as it was originally meant to be taught

TKO – a blend of martial arts disciplines that includes a combination of punches, kicks, and strikes

TRX – introductory class that teaches basic exercises to strengthen core and transition into more advanced techniques on the TRX suspension system

V.I.B.E. – multi-dimensional dance exercises ranging from Latin to urban, hip-hop and more

Zumba/Zumbathon – well-known dancing class featuring exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats (Zumbathon is a two-hour Zumba class in which participants can win prizes.)

 

             OUTDOOR REC UPCOMING 2016 TRIPS

The outdoor recreation division has scheduled trips for target audiences of Single Airmen (SAP), Pre/Post-Deployers (RecOn) and Deployed-affected family members (DP). There is special pricing for these members (SAP/RECON/DP column). All others (military/DOD ID card holders and their guests) are invited on a space-available basis at the higher, per-person price listed in the EOE column. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be made by contacting ODR at 951-655-2816.
DATE – TRIP SAP/RECON/DP EOE
Feb. 27 – Learn to Ski/Board RecOn/DE – $20 $80
Mar. 12 – Snow Tubing RecOn/DE – $8 $35
Mar. 26 – Skiing/Boarding SAP – $20 $64
Apr. 9 – Hollywood Hills Horseback Riding SAP – $15 $75
Apr. 21-23 – Black Canyon Canoe Trip SAP – $35 $112
May 13-15 – Whitewater Rafting DE – $30 $130
May 28 – Deep Sea Fishing SAP- $25 $102
Jun. 10-12 – Spelunking SAP – $40 $110
Jun. 18 – Skydiving SAP – $40 $199
Jul. 16 – Couples Ballooning RecOn/DE – $30 $148
Jul. 30 – La Jolla Kayaking RecOn/DE – $15 $70
Aug. 13 – Catalina Adventure RecOn/DE – $40 $150
Aug. 27 – Bridge to Nowhere Bungee Jumping SAP – $20 $85
Sep. 3 – Skydiving RecOn/DE – $40 $199
Sep. 17 – Deep Sea Fishing RecOn/DE – $25 $102
Sep. 24 – Tandem Hang Gliding RecOn/DE – $50 $199

 

MARCH TICKETS & TOURS

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: $140 per person (adult/child)

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.