March ARB - Small Business Base Contracting Assistance and Guidance

 March Air Reserve Base ARB - 452 Air Mobility Wing


March Air Reserve Base (ARB)
- Small business contracting information and guidance for doing business with March ARB, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, and the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC). This webpage includes a compilation of the types of services, products, and materiel routinely procured by March ARB's base contracting office. There is also information regarding subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors supporting the 452nd Air Mobility Wing and other Department of Defense units located at March ARB.  


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The host unit for March ARB is the 452nd Air Mobility Wing (452 AMW), which is Air Force Reserve Command’s largest wing having over 4,000 personnel. The 452 AMW maintains and flies nine C-17A aircraft and fourteen KC-135R aircraft. The 452 AMW conducts worldwide airlift and air refueling operations for the Air Force and the Department of Defense.

Military Units / Organizations at March ARB:

  • 452d Air Mobility Wing (452 AMW)
  • Headquarters, 4th Air Force
  • California Air National Guard 
  • 701st Combat Operations Squadron 
  • 144th Fighter Wing 
  • 362nd Air Force Recruiting Squadron 
  • Defense Media Center 
  • 653rd Area Support Group, Army Reserve Center 
  • 304th Sustainment Brigade 
  • 358th Civil Affairs Brigade
  • Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center
  • Department of Homeland Security 
  • Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 45
  • March Joint Powers Authority

March Air Reserve Base (ARB) Map 

March Air Reserve Base is located in Riverside,
California (about 60 miles east of Los Angeles).

March ARB - official website: 

March ARB Contracting Information: 
Supporting the contracting activities for March Air Reserve Base is the 452nd Operational Contracting Office. The 452nd Operational Contracting Office manages all contracts for minor construction, services, supplies and other base day-to-day operational support requirements.  

     March ARB Contracting Office
    1940 Graeber Street
     Bldg 449
     March ARB, California 92518-1650

     Contracting Office Phone Numbers: 
     951-655-2431  /  951-655-5758  /  951-655-5761  /  951-655-4333

Defense Media Activity - Acquisition and Procurement Contracting Support:
The Defense Media Activity at March ARB also has an active contracting office that awards and administers numerous government contracts each year. There are many opportunities for small businesses each year with the Defense Media Activity.

     Defense Media Activity - Contracting Office
     AFB Broadcast Center
     23755 Z Street Bldg 2730
     Riverside, California 92518-2031 

    Contracting Office Phone Numbers: 
    951-413-2381  /  951-413-2371  /  951-413-2634

Small Business Opportunities at March ARB: 
Each year, the 452nd Operational Contracting Office awards and administers millions of dollars in defense contracts.  A large percentage of these contracts are, by federal law, set-aside for award to small business concerns. There are also numerous opportunities for small businesses to partner with prime contractors as subcontractors and products / materials / services suppliers. Many of the supplies for the base are purchased with government purchase cards.  

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