March Air Reserve Base

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2035 Graeber St
March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
1 (951) 655-3790

Established: 1917
Base Type: Air Reserve


About

March is one of the oldest airfields operated by the United States military, being established as Alessandro Flying Training Field in February 1918. It was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I in April 1917. The airfield was renamed March Field the following month for 2d Lieutenant Peyton C. March, Jr., the recently deceased son of the-Army Chief of Staff Peyton C. March, who was killed in an air crash in Texas just fifteen days after being commissioned.

March Air Force Base is located in Riverside County, California between the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris. It is the home to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 4th Air Force (4 AF) Headquarters and the host 452d Air Mobility Wing (452 AMW), the largest air mobility wing of the 4th Air Force. In addition to multiple units of the Air Force Reserve Command supporting Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and Pacific Air Forces, March ARB is also home to units from the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard and the California Army National Guard. For almost 50 years, March AFB was a Strategic Air Command base during the Cold War.

(Source: http://www.march.afrc.af.mil/)

Directions

From the North, Head south on I-5, merge onto I-210E toward Pasadena. Take CA-57S toward CA-71/I-10. Merge onto CA-71 South toward Corona, merge onto CA-60 toward Riverside. Take I-215 South toward San Diego, exiting at the Cactus Avenue W. exit toward Arnold heights. Turn left onto Cactus and right onto Graeber Street (main gate of March ARB).

From the Northwest
From US-101S take the CA-60 Hwy E/Pomona Freeway toward Pomona. Merge onto CA-60 East. Take the I-215 South toward San Diego, exit at Cactus Avenue W toward Arnold Heights. Turn left onto Cactus and right onto Graeber Street (main gate of March ARB).

From the South
Take CA-163 North toward Escondido. Merge onto I-15 North. Take I-215 north toward Riverside/San Bernardino. Merge onto Cactus Ave toward March ARB, turn right onto Graeber St.

From the Southeast
Take NV State Hwy 604 heading northwest. Merge onto I-515 North/US Hwy 93 North toward Ely/Reno. Merge onto I-15 South via exit number 76A toward Los Angeles. Take I-215 South toward San Bernardino/Riverside. Take the Cactus Avenue West exit toward Arnold Heights, turn left on Cactus Ave, turn right on Graeber St (main gate of March ARB).

Airports
Arriving by Air at Ontario International Airport and Driving to March AFBHead East on E. Philadelphia St. From Ontario International Airport – go 0.06 mi
Turn right onto S.Vineyard Ave (elapsed distance: 0.6 mi) – go 0.3 miles
Turn left onto Hwy 60 (East) [Pomona Fwy] (elapsed distance: 0.9 mi) – go 15.0 mi.
Follow as road goes into I 215 (South) [Pomona Fwy] (elapsed distance: 15.9 mi) – go 5.1 mi
Bear Right onto I-215 (South) [Escondido Fwy] (elapsed distance: 21 mi) – go 2.3 mi
Bear Right onto Cactus Blvd Exit (elapsed distance: 23.3 mi) – go .6 mi
Turn Left on Cactus Blvd to Elsworth St. (elapsed distance: 23.9 mi) – go .1 mi
Turn Right on Ellsworth Street onto March ARB main gate (elapsed distance: 24 mi)


Quick Reference

Chapel
March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518

Dining Facility
Hap Arnold Club
(951) 653-2121

Education
(951) 655-4441

Equal Opportunity
Ms. Paula Greenhaw
paula.greenhaw@us.af.mil

Family Advocacy

Military and Family Readiness
(951) 655-5350
1261 Graeber St. Bldg 2313, Ste. 1A
March ARB, CA 92518

Public Affairs
452nd AMW Public Affairs
895 Baucom Ave SE (Bldg 323)
March ARB, CA 92518
452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil

Fire Emergency Service
2685 Graeber St,
March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
(951)  655-2075

Finance
820 Baucom Ave, NW
Suite 1
March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518-0000
(951) 655-3797


Base Surroundings

Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park
9699 Box Springs Mountain Rd,
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
800-234-7275

Sycamore Highlands Park
5777 Fair Isle Dr,
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 715-3430

Bethune Park
25510 Lurin Ave,
Moreno Valley, CA 92551

Castle Park
3500 Polk St,
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 785-3000

California Citrus State Historic Park
9400 Dufferin Ave,
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 780-6222

Mission Inn Museum
3696 Main St,
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 788-9556


Medical Care

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE
Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.

Home TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil

Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.

New to TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New

Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.

TRICARE Online:
https://www.tricareonline.com/

You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

TRICARE For Life:
https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, ​but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:
https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:
https://www.tricare.mil/deers

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Security Forces Law Enforcement Desk 452 1 (951) 655-2981
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate 452 AMW/JA 1 (951) 655-4454
Financial Management 452nd 1 (951) 655-3797
Financial Management 452nd 1 (951) 655-3797
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate 951 RSPTS/JA 1 (951) 655-4479
Relocation Assistance Airman and Family Readiness Center 1 (951) 655-2165
Barber Shop Base Exchange 1 (951) 697-0045
Beauty Shop Base Exchange 1 (951) 653-5577
Barber Shop Base Exchange 1 (951) 697-0045
Beauty Shop Base Exchange 1 (951) 653-5577
Tax Assistance Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4137
Commissary March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3967
Exchange March Air Force Base 1 (951) 653-3111
Chapel Community March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4105
Family Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-7272
Installation Address/Information March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4137
Sports and Fitness Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-2292
Personnel Support Office March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3028
Human Resources Office March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-7342
Emergency Relief Services March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Back Street Café March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3663
Spouse Education, Training and Careers March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Visitors Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3790
Information and Referral Services March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Military Clothing Sales March Air Force Base 1 (951) 653-3111
Personal Financial Management Services March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Transition Assistance Program March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Pre-Deployment and Post-Deployment Briefings March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Education Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3112
Civilian Personnel Flight March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4076
Relocation Assistance Program March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
ID/CAC Card Processing March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3028
MWR March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4301
Education Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3112
Chapel Community March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4105
Civilian Personnel Flight March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4076
Commissary March Air Force Base 1 (951) 653-2206
Pre-Deployment and Post-Deployment Briefings Airman and Family Readiness Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Airman and Family Readiness Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5350
Exchange March Air Force Base 1 (951) 653-3111
Family Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-5097
Sports and Fitness Center March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-2292
Traffic Management Office March Air Force Base 1 (760) 725-8164
Military Personnel Flight March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3028
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4454
AERO Club March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-3875
Services March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-4301
Military Clothing Sales March Air Force Base 1 (951) 653-3111
Human Resources Office March Air Force Base 1 (951) 655-7342