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FORCE

JANUARY 2020

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


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CONTENTS

“The Force” magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, programs and services offered to Los Angeles Air Force Base.

JANUARY FEATURES

The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Los Angeles Air Force Base, DoD or the U.S. Air Force. All program dates and times are subject to change. Visit us online at www.LAFSS.com Commercial sponsorship and advertising are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil Advertisements and partnered sponsorships contained in this publication do not imply federal endorsement.

10 Spin Class Join us for a 30 minute Spin class that we will choose from our kiosk at Fort MacArthur Fitness Center January 13 & 27.

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14 EFMP Family Support Orientation For new inbound EFMP, new enrollees, and members/families interested in learning about EFMP.

18 Ski Shuttle

Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue

Catch some z’s while ODR takes care of

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad

getting you to and from Bear Mountain

Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales

arrive 30 minutes before the lifts open.

Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

and Snow Summit. Scheduled to Transportation only.

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20 YP 2020 New Year’s Dance Come enjoy some, snacks, games, and music while you DANCE your way into the New Year 2020 with your friends on Friday, January 17 at Youth Programs.

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

23 Tuition Assistance Program Online tutoring and homework help

Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes

for U.S. military and their families

Additional photography provided by base Photo Services

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by

provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S.

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Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

FOLLOW US

@61FSS WWW.LAFSS.COM Housing Access/Sponsorship Guidance

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New Year’s

Dance

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Directory

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Base Lodging

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South Bay Café & Lounge/ Catering

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Harborview Lounge / Catering

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Fitness & Sports Centers

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Community Center

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LA Star Awards

• Commercial Deliveries/Services (i.e. Fed Ex, Amazon, Cable, Trash, Newspaper, etc): There is no need for the individual to come to the gate, it can be delivered to the home.

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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Youth Programs

• Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates.

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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School Liaison Officer

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NAF Human Resources

• Visitors: Sponsor must come to the gate and sponsor their visitor on.

• 100% ID checks are still in effect: This includes all passengers within vehicles; to include military dependents (age 10 or over).

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El Segundo

Fort MacArthur

200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245

2400 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA. 90731

Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community Cohesion Coordinator .........................................................(310) 653-8531

Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5121/5087

Club Membership Services Bldg. 270......................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)...............(310) 653-5085/5679 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Walk-Ins)

Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

South Bay Café & Lounge Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Café Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Lounge Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Monday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

*Military in uniform will have priority for entirety of the walk-in hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointments) Appointments can be made at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments Preferred Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Every 1st Saturday of the Month: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

South Bay Catering Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointment Only)

Family Child Care Bldg. 425..........................(310) 653-6802/8632

Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-2803 Lounge | Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 410 .....................................(310) 653-8943 Monday & Friday: 8 am. - 3: 30 p.m.

Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5249

Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226

Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5829

Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Friday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

• Federal Holidays: All 61 FSS facilities will be closed on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. Closure of Food/Lounge operations will be determined on a case-by-case basis & advertised separately.

• Open Recreation School Break Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

• Family Days: On Family Days, Force Support facilities will support minimal manning for our employees and limited services will be available. The following facilities will be closed: AFRC, CDC, SouthBay Café, LA Star Awards & Youth Center and School Age Program.

• School Age Program Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383 • Open Recreation School Days Monday/ Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday/ Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

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Outdoor Recreation / Equipment Rentals /Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 403 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Spin Class p10

STEM: Oversized TicTac-Toe Game p20

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New Year’s Resolution Challenge p10

IC & Pre-Separation p14

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STEM: Homemade Candy Dispenser p20

Smart Girls p21

Expo 5K p10

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EFMP Family Support Orientation p14

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Passport to Manhood p21

PAB Meeting p22

The RAP Session p20

Training for your First 5K meeting p10

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Managing Your Move p15

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2020 New Year’s Dance p20

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Ice Chalet Ice Skating p20

Teen Speaker p20

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FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

Department of Labor p14

First Officer Duty Station p15

Spin Class p10

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Transition Workshop p14

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Military Fitness Expo

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SMC 2.0 Intro p14

IC & Pre-Separation p14

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Saturday

MARKETING

• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p21

• Bench Press Competition p10

FRIDAY

• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting p21

• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21

• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21

THURSDAY

• Keystone Club p21

• Youth Karate p21

• STEM Center p21

• Deployment Readiness p14

• Running Group p10

WEDNESDAY

• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21

• Torch Club p21

• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21

• Deployment Reintegration p14

• Capstone p14

TUESDAY

• Fine Arts Program p21

• Explorer Club p21

• Youth Karate p21

MONDAY • STEM Center p21

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

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LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731

Fort MacArthur Inn is the lodging operation for Los Angeles AFB. It is located in the city of San Pedro, 20 miles south of LA AFB and offers 72 non-smoking units. We strive to ensure our guests have a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and a pleasant stay.

For reservations, call or email: (310) 653-8296 FortMacArthurInn@gmail.com or DoDLodging.net

Space-Available reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, depending on the base occupancy and at the lodging managers’ discretion. Space-A reservations for TLF can only be made up to 30 days in advance in accordance to AFI 34-135 Table 3.5. A confirmed reservation may not guarantee a specific room type.

7 Days a Week: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out: 11 a.m.

New Room Rates • Visiting Officer Quarter/Visiting Quarter (VOQ/VQ) $105 • Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) $113 • Visitor Suites One Bedroom $129 (Two- Bedroom $130) Rates and availability may be subject to change and limitations

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SOUTH BAY CAFE & LOUNGE AT EL SEGUNDO South Bay Cafe (Bldg. 270) Monday - Friday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. South Bay Lounge (Bldg. 270) Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed: January 1 - 3 & 20

The South Bay CafĂŠ is proud to serve quality meals, provide friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the LA AFB community. Breakfast and lunch is served daily and offers hot-line foods, special orders and made-to-order sandwiches, and assorted beverages. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.

$8.95 Club Members | $9.95 Non-Members To-Go: $0.50 per ounce * Dine In Only For All You Can Eat 8


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803 Lounge Hours: Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Food Available | Family Friendly

The Harborview Lounge offers relaxing views, friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the Fort MacArthur community. Join us on Friday Nights for drinks, cocktails, billiards, dancing and more. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information. @61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

FOOD AVAILABLE 5 P.M. - 8 P.M.

Chicken Nuggets | Chicken Strips | Chicken Wings Mini Corn Dogs | Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza | Fries

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 24-hour access available - Registration required Closed: January 1 & 20 Open: January 17, Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed 24-hour access available - Registration required Closed: January 1 & 20

Training For Your First 5k Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Health Promotion’s Conference Room Come to this informative meeting and learn more about training for your first 5K. We will be discussing the training schedule, the Finish the Run 5K and questions and concerns you may have. This will be a fun, motivating and non- intimidating group were you will learn to start where you’re at and build from there. POC: Courtney Stephens

Intramural Basketball Meeting

Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions. Military, Dependents, DoD Civilians & Aerospace employees are eligible to access both fitness centers. Ask About: Incentive Programs, Military Fitness Testing (310) 653-6771, Intramural & Varsity Sports Must Know Rules: 100% ID check at all times & Wear proper attire @61FSSFitnessCenter

Running Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Location: Live Oak Park, Manhattan Beach (1601 N. Valley Dr.) Join us Wednesday mornings at Manhattan Beach and enjoy a beautiful run along the beach. POC: Courtney.Stephens.2@us.af.mil

Monthly Pound for Pound Bench Press Competition

Fridays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Weigh in and compete for your max bench press points with a Fitness Center staff member. Top Female/Male will receive prizes!

How point system works: Thursday, January 9, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 1. Take your bodyweight and see how many times you can bench Location: El Segundo Gym press it. 1 rep = 1 point (Example if you weigh 185 lbs and Join us to discuss the upcoming season, bylaw, scheduling and team bench press 185 lbs x 10 reps you have 10 points) roster. Letters of Intent (Lol) are due at this meeting. 2. Now see how many pounds you can bench press over your POC: Devin Forman bodyweight. For every 1 pound over your bodyweight = 1 point Military Fitness Expo 5k Run/Walk (Example if you weigh 185 lbs and you bench press 285 lbs you Wednesday, January 15, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. have 100 points) Location: El Segundo Track 3. Now add up your Rep Points & Your Max Points and that is your Come start your New Year off to a great start by competing at total score. (Example it would be 110 points) this 5k. Top male and female and the individual with the closest POC: Joe Murray estimated time. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prizes for estimated time. Stepmill Challenge (FIP) POC: Courtney Stephens All of January Log your miles all month long - Participant with the most miles wins New Year’s Resolution Challenge a prize! *Health and Wellness Center Fitness Improvement Program Wednesday, 22 January, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: El Segundo Gym Looking for a workout to help with your New Year’s Resolution. Come challenge yourself with a variety of bodyweight exercises. Great prizes will be given at the end of the challenge. POC: Courtney Stephens

Spin Classes

Mondays, January 13 & 27, 10 a.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center Aerobics Area 30 minute class that we will choose from our kiosk. POC: Melvin Henry

Trek Across America & California

All of January Trek Across America & California are self paced programs that allow individuals to be rewarded when the goal is achieved. The program is based on the honor system and is a year round program. Prizes are given when you reach highlighted landmarks along the map. If you participate in the Trek across California, you can transfer your mileage to the USA Trek but prizes will start from Amarillo, Texas. Modes of travel can be achieved through the following exercises: Treadmill, Bike, Stepper, Cross Trainer, Rower & Run/Walk

Group Fitness Aerobics

Visit us Online at www.LAFSS.com/Fitness/Aerobics/ for the most upto-date schedule of our courses. Courses are FREE. No pre-registration required. Instructor and class content are subject to change.

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WINTER HOURS! FRIDAY - SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 6 P.M.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 400) (310) 653-8226 NEW WINTER HOURS: November 2019 - May 2020 Friday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil

The Fort MacArthur swimming pool is open to all base members and Tierra Vista housing residents. Features include: • Heated Pool • Water Spray Park • Dedicated 25 Yard Lap-Swim Area Direct any questions or concerns to 61st Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Management located at the Community Center. Admission is FREE

A Community to Fit Your Lifestyle Tierra Vista Communities offers residents comfortable, convenient, pet-friendly living in a gated community. Our two, three and four bedroom homes are located in the heart of San Pedro. We provide 24-hour emergency maintenance service and basic utilities* with rent starting at $1,875. All branches of the Military Welcome: Active, Reserve and Retirees! Also Proud to Serve: Federal Civil Service Employees and Retirees, DoD Contract Employees, Police, Fire and Paramedic Personnel!

*Utility allowance based on community average

877-830-0611 • 31 Patton Quadrangle, San Pedro, CA 90731 • www.tierra-vista.com Paid Ad(s). No federal endorsement intended nor implied.

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5428

Our team provides comprehensive work/life consultations, workshops, seminars and information.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Let us help with financial planning, employment, parenting & marriage enhancement, deployment, K-12 education, special needs support, casualty assistance, and relocation services.

Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training Closed: January 1, 17 & 20

Supporting Airmen & their families, civilian employees & retirees. Non-Network Online Access Computer Lounge

@61FSSAFRC

January 15 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Classroom 203, Bldg. 272

For new inbound EFMP, new enrollees, and members/families interested in learning about EFMP.

SERVICES

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

This office provides dignified & compassionate assistance to survivors of deceased active duty and retired Air Force members.

Personal Financial Counselor

Military personnel can call Ms. Deborah Ellis at (505) 231-3491 to discuss financial issues.

Monday, January 6 & Tuesday, January 21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Are you separating or retiring? Fulfill your initial counseling & pre-separation briefing requirement.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

Military & Family Life Counselor

January 6 & 7, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Location: Bldg. 270, RPC Conference Room Newcomers are briefed on the exciting world of the Air Force and the cutting edge technology of SMC 2.0. They will be provided with informational briefings, as well as a base tour, and civilian members will be sworn in. The event will be capped off with a Scavenger Hunt at the end of the day.

Need help with stressful issues? Call (310) 658-2334 for a confidential appointment

Capstone (By appointment only)

Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C1-209 Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

(Military dismissed after comfort break 9:50 a.m.)

Transition Workshop

Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

January 6 - 8, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-201/202 The five-day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing. Spouses are welcome. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.

Deployment Readiness

Department of Labor (DOL) Employment Track

Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed. 14

January 8 & 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-205 Participants will learn about the job search process - Interview Techniques Salary Negotiations and labor market information.


EFMP & Special Needs Network:

First Officer Duty Station

MILITARY PARENTS AS ADVOCATES AND MENTOR NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

Thursday, January 9, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 This is a mandatory class for all O1 & O2 who are new to Los Angeles Air Force Base. Open to military and civilians. Learn budgetary basics, saving tips, and how to survive in this high cost area.

Location: Fort MacArthur Community Center Southwest Room Please contact Leah Goss, EFMP-FS Coordinator for more questions and to pre-register. (310) 653-5536 or leah.goss@us.af.mil

Managing Your Move

Thursday, January 30, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

This is a 6 week certification course for parents who have children that require an IEP. Parents will learn vital information, techniques, resources, advocacy, and strategies for improving the lives of autistic and developmentally disabled children. They will also learn how to identify other families in need and serve as mentors for those families. This is critical in the transient military community, where families often lack traditional support systems such as close-knit family, long-term friendships, and religious institutions. As trained parent advocates, they will receive ongoing training and support for effective community organizing and advocacy, ultimately striving for legislative change and policy shifts. 1.

Identifying the Early Warning Signs of Developmental + Related Disorders and Understanding Assessment Results.

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Regional Center Overview: Laws, Decision Making, Early Start, Individualized Family Service Plan, and the Lanterman Act.

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Regional Center Purchase of Services (POS) Disparities

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Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)

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When the IEP Process Fails: Mediation and Due Process

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How to Identify Resources and Navigating Systems of Care

Spring 1: January 6 - March 6 Spring 2: March 16 - May 15

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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343

Multi-purpose 22,000 sq. ft. facility offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Located at historic Fort MacArthur, San Pedro.

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CC.61FSS@gmail.com

We offer a number of rooms for scheduling meetings, social and special events. Event catering services available, (310) 653-8341.

Closed: January 1, 17 & 20

@61FSSCommunityCenter

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Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Need to work on your resume or send some emails, but don’t have access to a computer? Or do you need Wi-Fi for your portable device? The Cyber Zone has 2 iMac computers and an available Wi-Fi hot spot for personal and portable devices.

NOW AVAILABLE! The Community Center now has a Notary on staff to serve our service members and their families!

The Harbor Brew

From acknowledgments to Power of Attorneys, we have you covered!

The Harbor Brew Coffee service is available for small meetings, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Community Center only.

The cost is $5 per signature verified.

Give Erin a call at the Community Center today to make an appointment!

(310) 653-8343

Available Fridays only, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Space is available for events such as potlucks, baby showers, anniversary parties, organizational functions, etc. Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance. The Harborview Lounge is available as no outside alcohol is permitted. Security deposit is required and refundable. Tables, chairs, electric food warmers, fridge, and a microwave are included if needed. Must be 21 or older to reserve.

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Patio Room

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El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C2-336) (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Closed Every Friday Closed: January 1 - 3 & 20

Polar Camel Stainless Steel Insulated •

12oz Wine Tumbler $24

15oz Mug $28

20oz Tumbler $30 $20

30oz Tumbler $35

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60oz Growler $49

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Fort MacArthur 100th Year Souvenir $15

T-Shirt $25

14oz Mug $10 $8

Hat $20

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Coin $10

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil

Outdoor Recreation is your one-stop center for year-round Southern California outdoor fun and adventure. Our experienced staff are devoted to bringing you exciting recreation opportunities, a wide variety of equipment rentals, guided adventures and discount tickets to area attractions. Learn more about RecOn and Single Airmen programs at www.LAFSS.com/ODR/R4R-Programs

Closed: January 1 & 20 @61FSSOutdoorRecreation

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Saturday, January 18 & 25

Location: Fort MacArthur | All Ages Catch some z's while ODR takes care of getting you to and from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before the lifts open. Transportation only. COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, other branches assigned to LAAFB $20 All Other Branches, DoD, Retirees, Contractors, Civilians & Guest $20 R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

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Camping Equipment Hiking Necessities Kayaks Standup Paddle Boards BBQ Grills & Coolers

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Canopies, Tables & Chairs Concession Machines:

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Bounce Houses And Much More!

(Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cone)

RENT

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 - 2 p.m. Open every 1st Saturday of the month Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Tickets & Tours is now located in the AAFES BX next to the furniture store. E-ticket sales are also available at Fort MacArthur. Visit Outdoor Recreation located inside the Community Center in building 403 across from the base swimming pool. Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

Closed: January 1 & 20

@Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

WHERE TO? American Forces Travel is the official leisure travel website for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

4 SIMPLE STEPS GET STARTED: For more details, contact your Tickets and Travel Off ice or visit

www.am ericanforcestravel.com * Fo r El i g i bl e Pa t ro n s

• Visit www.americanforcestravel.com • Click “Get Started” • Verify Eligibility • Start Traveling

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Open Recreation School Days Monday/ Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday/ Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open Recreation School Break Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. School Age Program Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Youth Programs supports dependents of active duty military, retired military, active reservists, DoD personnel, and those living on base with a current contract with Tierra Vista. Youth Programs provides age appropriate activities, classes, trips, and events for youth ages 5-18 years. Youth Sponsorship: Are you new to base and interested in getting connected with a local youth from the program? Please go to this link to connect: www.lafss.com/yp/ *Open Recreation Program may be closed due to field trip/events. Please call Youth Programs for more information. @61FSSYouthPrograms

Closed: January 1 & 20

Winter Break Camp activities continues with fun activities through January 10, 2020. JAN

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Friday, January 3 | 1 p.m. Ages: 9-18 | Cost: FREE

Special Teen Speaker on what to expect your first semester of college. Come enjoy some snacks and join in the open forum about entering college life.

During the month of January we will be having DIY woodworking classes. Limited space available. Youth must pre-register for the event to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.

Homemade Candy Dispenser Pre-register by January 10

January 15

TheSession RAP Thursday, January 9 | 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Ages: 13-18 | Cost: FREE Members and Non-Members Welcome!

All military connected teens are invited to join us during the RAP (Resiliency and Perseverance) session. This program is facilitated by one of our local teens giving others the opportunity to come together and talk. How do you handle stress and anxiety? How do you handle the uncertainty of being a part of a military organization where we serve right alongside our parents in a different perspective but we still serve. Come share your thoughts and meet other teens, share your experiences while we all eat some great pizza.

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Oversized Lawn Tic-Tac-Toe Game Pre-register by January 24

Friday, January 10 | 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

January 29

Cost: $18 Members | $20 Non-Members Ages 9-18 years

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Friday, January 17 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. It is our turn to give back to those that have served our country. We will be making lap blankets to be taken to the VA Hospital by the end of January. Ages 9-18 years. 20

Ages 9-18 years • Cost: $5 Members | $8 Non-Members Come enjoy some, snacks, games, and music while you DANCE your way into the New Year 2020 with your friends.


Passport to Manhood Young Men (Ages 11-14) STEM Center of Innovation Programming

Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 6-8) Our STEM Center of Innovation has activities going on daily, but join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for guided instruction and planned activities each day. Our activities range anywhere from 3-D printing, Lego robotics, coding, engineering and design, digital editing, and more!

Youth Karate (Ages 5-14)

Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join in the fun, learn the fundamentals of Karate with Sensei Jerome. Youth 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Tae Kwon Do Instruction (Ages 6 & older) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art, which focuses on hand and foot techniques that neutralize attacks and provide a means of protecting both yourself and your loved ones. The practice and employment of these techniques is governed by the Five Tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. The program is “Family Style” meaning that it is open to males and females, children and adults, from 6 years old and up. New students are accepted continuously. Register at the Youth Center: $40.00 per month Explorer Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Weekly activities geared toward 6-8 years old. Activities may include art, cooking and fitness.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills.

Smart Girls (Ages 9-12) Monday, January 13, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn “Smart Girl” skills to be the best you can be! Permission slips are required to participate in classes.

Thursday, January 2, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Come join in the discussion about what you think it takes to becoming a young man displaying positive behaviors in today’s ever changing society.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12) Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Torch Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly to become greater than yourself! Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18) Wednesdays , 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. Guitar, Drums, Piano (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, piano & drums? Join us to learn some new skills. Guitars are provided during lesson, but students are encouraged to bring their own so they can practice at home. Keystone Club & Teen Council Meeting (Ages 13-18)

Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Keystone Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly and become a great leader, join Keystone today!

Parent Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: CDC, El Segundo Families are encouraged to be a part of the Parent Advisory Board. If your child/youth participates in School Age Program, Open Recreation, Home School Club, or Explorer Club, we invite you to be a part of the discussion.

Healthy Lifestyles Cooking (Ages 9-18) Fridays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Come enjoy learning new skills in the kitchen when cooking and eating with friends. Youth are encouraged to bring in recipes from their family favorites, or from cultural family traditions. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to share their culinary skills with the team.

OPEN RECREATION PROGRAM (Ages 9-18) SCHOOL AGE CARE 2019 (Ages 5-12) Before and After School Programs provide age-appropriate child care with quality programming, youth activities and events. Clubs, activities, and USDA approved meals and snacks are offered. Transportation to and from select schools is available. The program focuses on team building, cognitive growth, and development of social awareness and problem solving skills. The staff offers homework support to youth enrolled in the School Age Program.

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (Ages 9-18) Youth Program members are eligible for transportation to and from select schools: Leland Elementary, Point Fermin Elementary, White Point Elementary, Dana Middle School and San Pedro HighSchool. Upon return, registered youth may enjoy our Open Recreation Program, or go directly home. $50 PER WEEK *Note: Participation in the transportation program does not automatically register youth for after school activities. Youth must be enrolled in Open Recreation and other programming separately.

This program provides recreational options for all dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD employees, and contractors living on base under a Tierra Vista lease contract. Youth must have current membership and be between 9-18 years of age. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team building. $30.00 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR- All memberships expire in September, regardless of when the membership was purchased.

CONGRESSIONAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23 year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Certificates & Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. For more information visit http://congressionalaward.org or contact Youth Programs (310) 653-8383 21


El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed: January 1 & 20

Full-time and hourly care to Active Duty, DoD and Active Reservists. We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with base-dietitian approved menus. Our facility is NAEYC accredited and features professional and caring staff. In accordance with Federal Law & US Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Thursday, January 9 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: CDC, El Segundo If your child/youth participates in School Age Program, Open Recreation, Home School Club, or Explorer Club, we invite you to be a part of the discussion.

Start a child care business in your own home with FCC. Air Force required training including CPR/First Aid certification is provided. All Tierra Vista residents are eligible to apply. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and read, write, and speak English. The Air Force Aid Society is sponsoring additional training costs for Air Force spouse’s.

For more information Contact Whitney Easley at (310) 653-6802

Did You Know? Individuals taking care of someone else’s children in base quarters on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed. Residents of base housing who knowingly provide unlicensed child care are in danger of losing their base housing privileges. The care in FCC is provided in the home of individuals licensed under AFI 34-144 guidelines. These licensed child care providers must complete (at a minimum) 24 hours of orientation, be certified in CPR/First Aid, complete AF child care training modules, obtain liability insurance and have their home meet fire prevention, health and safety guidelines. Please contact the FCC office for further details.

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NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

JOIN THE TEAM

HAVE A GOVERNMENT JOB?

El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 410 (310) 653-8943 Monday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Email: hro@us.af.mil

LEARN ABOUT TIPS AND BENEFITS YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON • Career Development • Benefits & Entitlement • Current NAF Job Openings

• General Questions • How to Apply

Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: January 1 & 20

Search current NAF openings at Air Force bases worldwide Apply online! It’s never been easier.

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SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) (310) 653-8631 Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5428 or (310) 653-8631 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

IMPACT AID

Your School will send home a U.S. Department of Education Federal Survey form for parents to complete and return with your child to school.

WHY IS IMPACT AID IMPORTANT?

This survey provides funding for your child's' education. Federal funding can mean an extra 35 - 45 million dollars annually for your students. i.e. Books, Technology, Programs, Staffing and Infrastructure.

Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

Military.Tutor.com

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The FORCE Magazine - January 2020 Issue  

The FORCE magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, p...

The FORCE Magazine - January 2020 Issue  

The FORCE magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, p...

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