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How can I find a list of Air Force bases, both overseas and stateside?

Each year, Airman magazine, the official publication of the United States Air Force, publishes the year in review which contains a listing of Air Force Bases. You can download their map of all Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard facilities here.
I need to obtain the words to the Air Force song. Can you help me?

The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics
by Robert Crawford, reprinted with permission
courtesy USAF Heritage of America Band

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Additional verses:

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Bridge: "A Toast to the Host"

Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!

Zoom!

Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true;
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!)
Flying men, guarding the nation's border,
We'll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Notes: Crawford didn't write "Hey!"; he actually wrote "SHOUT!" without specifying the word to be shouted. Wherever they appear, the words "U.S. Air Force" have been changed from the original "Army Air Corps." Words in parentheses are spoken, not sung.
When is the next air show?

We are sorry to inform you that the air show for March 22-23, 2014 was cancelled due to the budget and lack of appropriations. In the past, March Air Reserve Base's air shows have been scheduled every other year. Our last one was in May 2012. Please follow us at www.facebook.com/TeamMarch for the most current information.
Does March Air Reserve Base have an Exchange?

The Exchange

The March Air Reserve Base Exchange, part of the world-wide network of Army and Air Force Exchange Services, is located at Bldg 758 on N Street off Riverside Drive gate entry. It stocks a variety of clothing, household goods and other items. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Military Clothing Department: Only military members with proper identification are able to purchase military clothing. The store is supplied with military clothing for Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force personnel.

For more information call 951-653-3111
Does March Air Reserve Base provide tours to the public?

Organizations interested in tours of March Air Reserve Base should contact the Public Affairs Office for more information. Please submit the name of the group or organization, the number of people interested in the tour, and items you may be interested in seeing.

(951) 655-4138
452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil
Does March Air Reserve Base have a commissary?

Yes.

The March Air Reserve Base Commissary is located near the Exchange. The address is 15150 6th St, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. 92518.

Hours of operation are: Sunday & Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Early bird hours are: Monday, 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.; and Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Call the commissary at 951-653-2206 for more information.
How do I file a complaint concerning aircraft noise?

Noise complaints can be filed at 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil. Please include detailed information in the complaint (date/time/location/type of aircraft/specifics concerning complaint/etc.) Provide your name and phone number or Email address if you would like a response.
How do I get to March Air Reserve Base?

From the 60, take Interstate 215 south to the Cactus Ave exit. Proceed east on Cactus Ave. The main gate at March Air Reserve Base is located at the signaled intersection of Cactus Ave. and Elsworth Ave. in Moreno Valley.

(If for some reason {constructions, etc.} the Cactus gate is closed, continue east on Cactus to the signaled intersection of Cactus Ave and Riverside Dr. Turn right on Riverside Dr. and proceed to the signaled intersection of Riverside Dr. and Meyer Dr. Turn right on Meyer to access the Visitor/Delivery gate. NOTE: All military personnel should proceed down Riverside Dr. to the gate directly ahead.)

For GPS purposes, use 2145 Graeber St., March Air Reserve Base, Calif. 92518
Does March Air Reserve Base have anything to offer for Entertainment/Recreation?

Yes.

Tickets and Tours or Outdoor Recreation:

The phone number for the Ticket and Tour office is 951-655-4123. They are open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The phone number for Outdoor Recreation is 951-655-2816. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Does March have any programs to assist family members of military personnel?

Yes.

The Airman and Family Readiness Office: (951) 655-5350
How do I request a flyover?

The Department of Defense has directed the Air Force, and all the services, to cancel aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year. Additionally, the Air Force will stand down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team. Effective immediately, active-duty, Reserve and Guard units will cease all aviation support to the public. This includes the cancellation of support to all air shows, tradeshows, and flyovers (including funerals and military graduations). Additionally, the Air Force will cancel the Thunderbirds' entire 2013 season beginning April 1.

For further information, visit www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil.
How do I request the Honor Guard or Color Guard?

The March ARB Blue Eagles Honor Guard can be reached at 951-655-6105.
Can I obtain an ID card at March Air Reserve Base?

Yes.

ID cards are by appointment only, which can be made at:
https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

March ARB has an ID section that can provide assistance to active duty and Reserve service members, family members and military retirees, regardless of the branch of service.

The military personnel customer service can be reached at 951-655-3028.
Is there a museum at March Air Reserve Base?

The March Field Air Museum is located just off the I-215 freeway at the Van Buren Exit in Riverside. The orange and white checkerboard roof is visible from the freeway as you approach. For map search programs, use the address at 22550 Van Buren, Riverside, CA, 92518. For assistance, call 951-902-5949. For tour group rates, call 951-902-5123. They are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and most holidays excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter. Additional information is available at 951-902-5949, or visit: http://www.marchfield.org/
Who does a media representative contact with queries?

For all media queries, call public affairs at 951-655-4138 or 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil.
Where can I obtain military memorabilia such as patches, stickers, uniform items, coffee mugs, etc?

Current military members may purchase such items at Military Clothing Sales inside the March Main Exchange.

March ARB is not able to provide patches, uniform items, and other forms of military memorabilia to the general public. However, several private companies exist to meet those requests. The following list does not constitute endorsement.

March Field Air Museum Gift Shop
22550 Van Buren
Riverside, CA, 92518
Phone: (951) 902-5949

8th Air Force Museum Gift Shop
800 Spring Street
Suite 203
Shreveport LA 71101
Phone: (318) 752-0055

Action Embroidery Corporation
1325 W Brooks Street
Ontario CA 91762
Phone: (909) 983-1359

Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 33624
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
Phone: (937) 258-1218

Battle Zone Ltd
PO Box 266
Towaca NJ 07082
Fax: (201) 402-7226

Ken Nolan, Inc.
16901 Milliken P.O. Box C-19555
Irvine CA 92713
Phone: (714) 863-1531

Marketing Dynamics Inc.
19717 Mayhill Terrace
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Phone: (301) 670-0884 Fax: (301) 990-3646
Does March have Space-A flights?

March Air Reserve Base does have Space-A flights, but on a limited basis. Visit our Space-A webpage for:

Instructions on how to fly Space-A from March

March passenger terminal contact information

A list of regular flying missions

Answers to specific FAQs

Links to Air Mobility Command Space-A resources

Contact information for other Southern California Space-A terminals

Downloadable registration forms

The 24-hour hotline for Space-A opportunities is 951-655-2913.
The passenger terminal can be reached at 951-655-2397.

May I request a flight for our ROTC or JROTC group?

Yes.

Please send your request, including contact information, to 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil.
How do I request a speaker from March ARB for my school, group, organization, etc?

To request a speaker from the base, contact the Public Affairs Office at (951) 655-4138 or 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil. Please include your name and contact information, what type of speaker your are looking for (pilot, senior leader, loadmaster, enlisted, officer), the date/time the speaker is requested, the topic you would like covered, the name of the group/organization and the number of people who might attend.
I am interested in getting in contact with a friend I used to be stationed with. Can you help?

Individuals who are trying to contact current or former members of the Air Force are encouraged to contact the World Wide Locator service located at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The telephone number to the World Wide Locator is (210) 565-2660. (DSN: 665-2660)

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