Air Force Wings

March Air Reserve Base

452d Air Mobility Wing
14560 2nd Street, March ARB, CA 92518-1852

Thunderbird 3 takeoff at March Air Reserve Base

March Air Reserve 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 Fourth Air Force (4 AF) Headquarters and the host 452d Air Mobility Wing (452 AMW), the largest air mobility wing of the Fourth Air Force. In addition to multiple units of the Air Force Reserve Command, 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.


Team March is a multi-faceted team with numerous and varying missions. It is comprised of many diverse organizations, such as Headquarters 4th Air Force, which directs the activities and supervises the equipping and training of Air Force Reservists in unit programs across the U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Guam; the Air National Guard (ACC and AMC); Department of Homeland Security; Air Force Audit Agency; the Defense Media Center, comprised of the Television-Audio Support Activity (T-ASA) which designs, procures, installs, and supports radio and television, visual information, media archival, storage and duplication, and combat camera systems with commercial, off-the-shelf equipment and supplies and the Armed Forces Network Broadcast Center, the sole programming source for military radio and television outlets overseas in over 177 countries around the world; 653rd Regional Support Group (U.S. Army); and the Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center.

Arriving at March ARB
Traditional Reservists

Upon assignment to a squadron at March ARB you will receive a sponsor package from your gaining unit directing you to attend inprocessing at the Military Personnel Flight, Bldg. 441, on the Saturday of your first UTA at March. Inprocessing begins at 7:00 am and will last until 4:30 pm. You will receive briefings from the Wing/CC, Command Chief, OSI, Safety, Finance, Drug Demand, MPF, MEO, JAG, Airman and Family Readiness, and Chaplains. You will be met during the day by your squadron sponsor who will assist you with your inprocessing both base and squadron.


Your gaining unit will make lodging reservations for you if you are in a non-commute status.


ARTs and Civilians

Travel Planning — If you are PCSing to March ARB you may make reservations at The March Inn. Priority in lodging at The March Inn is given to drilling reservists during the UTA weekends so there may not be lodging available. If that is the case, the lodging facility will provide you with a non-availability statement and make reservations for your lodging at a hotel in the local community.


Your first stop will be the Civilian Personnel Flight, Bldg 2270, where your inprocessing process will begin. You will be provided a checklist which will include processing into your work center, finance, work center specific requirements and any required briefings.

Base Population
There are over 7,000 civilian personnel, Reservists (both ARTs and TRs), Guardsmen, and active duty from all branches of the military assigned to March Air Reserve Base.