Sgt Maj Charles Metzger

Marine Corps Air Station New River Sergeant Major

Family and friends,

February brings a few occasions to be prepared for and ready to celebrate. It’s the month to observe President George Washington’s birthday and celebrate the one who owns our heart…Valentine’s Day. Do not forget - write it down, set a reminder on the phone, or just go and get something special right now; this is one of those occasions you don’t want to forget. The doghouse is a lonely place to be!

There’s so much going on around Marine Corps Air Station New River all the time, so stay connected with MCAS New River on our Facebook page to keep up on events around the air station. Let us know what you think through an ICE comment. We only know what we know but need to know what we don’t know and that’s what the air station community thinks. Feedback is one of the most important aspects of improving upon a process, help us out.

- The tax center is open for business and will electronically file your federal and state tax returns. In today’s technological world everything is at the touch of a button or flip of a switch, but the tax center has live, IRS-sponsored and certified VITA trained tax preparers ready to assist and get your taxes completed. It’s a 100 percent free service.

- Delalio Elementary School is hosting "Read Across America," Feb. 27 through March 2 and is inviting active duty (all ranks) and spouses to come and read with them. RSVP at Kathleen.brinson@am.dodea.edu.

- The X-treme 12K Endurance Race is happening on MCAS New River on Feb. 11. For more information, visit the MCCS website.

Those are some events coming up and I am asking for everyone’s assistance with one more on-going event; keeping the air station clean and a place everyone loves to come to every day. If you see trash on the deck, please pick it up. Whether individually or as a group, complete a daily police call around your work center, building, or unit. It’s easy to do and reinforces the pride in everyone who comes aboard and sees a clean and respected air station. Help keep it clean. Until next time – Live well and Semper Fidelis!

"Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there." —Lt. Gen. Victor H. Krulak to a Marine unit leaving for Vietnam, April 1965.