March Air Reserve Base

Updated: August 25, 2023
March Air Reserve Base
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    Located between Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris in Riverside County, California, March Air Reserve Base (formerly March Air Force Base) is the headquarters for the Air Force Reserve Command’s Fourth Air Force and the host 452d Air Mobility Wing. The base also supports multiple units from the Air Force Reserve Command, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard, and California Army National Guard.

    Base Operator:

    1486 Graeber Street
    March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518

    March Air Reserve Base History

    Established in February 1918 as the Alessandro Flying Training Field, March was one of the Air Service training camps during World War I. Reopened in 1927 as March Field, it became pivotal for heavy aircraft training. Many renowned bombardment groups sharpened their skills here before World War II Pacific deployments. 1996, it transitioned to the Air Force Reserve Command as March Air Reserve Base.


    March Air Reserve Base Housing

    The reserve base does not offer on-site military housing. Instead, personnel from March Air Reserve Base and their families often live in Moreno Valley and nearby towns such as Riverside, Perris, Menifee, Temecula, and more. Low-income military veterans searching for housing near the base can call 951-656-6893 for assistance.

    Note: There are no temporary lodging options at March ARB.


    What is the BAH for March Air Reserve Base?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at March Air Reserve varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the California state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: CA041

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,838 $2,130
    E02 $2,838 $2,130
    E03 $2,838 $2,130
    E04 $2,838 $2,130
    E05 $3,099 $2,415
    E06 $3,255 $2,604
    E07 $3,336 $2,847
    E08 $3,429 $3,138
    E09 $3,516 $3,171
    W01 $3,270 $2,754
    W02 $3,378 $3,135
    W03 $3,489 $3,180
    W04 $3,531 $3,270
    W05 $3,582 $3,357
    O01E $3,351 $3,096
    O02E $3,471 $3,162
    O03E $3,537 $3,243
    O01 $3,126 $2,574
    O02 $3,252 $3,012
    O03 $3,486 $3,192
    O04 $3,594 $3,336
    O05 $3,669 $3,387
    O06 $3,699 $3,468
    O07 $3,729 $3,528

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    March Air Reserve Base Surrounding Area

    March Air Reserve Base is nearby towns like Riverside and Moreno Valley. Outdoor and recreational attractions in the area include Lake Perris State Recreation Area and Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park. There are also several historical and cultural sites in the region, such as the Mission Inn in Riverside.


    March ARB is a reserve facility, to there are no on-base medical facilities.


    There are no Child Development Centers at March ARB.


    The installation does not house any schools, but there are several in the neighboring areas. Specifically, the cities of Moreno Valley and Riverside, which border the installation, host numerous educational institutions. Within these cities, you can find schools under the Moreno Valley Unified School District, Val Verde Unified School District, Riverside Unified School District, and Alvord Unified School District.

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