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FORCE

JANUARY 2021

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.

12 EFMP Virtual Coffee Break Tune into Facebook for your chance to talk to the EFMP Family Support Coordinator regarding various EFMP topics. Grab a cup of coffee and log into www.facebook.com/LosAngelesEFMPFS on January 6 at 10 a.m. to learn more about EFMP!

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16 Paint & Sip Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Community Center is hosting a Paint & Sip in our Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a night of fun whether you are with your sweetie, friends, or taking time away for yourself. Age Restriction: 18+

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

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20 Information, Ticket & Travel Mammoth Lift Tickets are now available at ITT in Fort MacArthur.

23 I have a Dream Writing Contest Write a poem or a story about your dream for America, your family or for our world. Please have at least a couple of paragraphs showing your writing abilities and what you are hoping for our future.

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes

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Additional photography provided by base Photo Services

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by community businesses throughout our publication.

LA Star Awards is having a New Year Sale from January 5 - 29! Call or stop by during business hours.

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DEPARTMENTS

FOLLOW US

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Directory

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Base Lodging

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South Bay Bar & Grill / 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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NAF Human Resources

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Community Center

• Visitors: Contact the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at (310) 653-0546 for current guidelines.

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

• Commercial Deliveries/Services (i.e. Fed Ex,

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Youth Programs

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School Liaison Officer

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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LA Star Awards

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Harborview Event Center

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

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Amazon, Cable, Trash, Newspaper, etc): There is no need for the individual to come to the gate, it can be delivered to the home. • Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates. • 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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Visit www.LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

El Segundo

Fort MacArthur

200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245 Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Services are provided virtually. In-person services are by appointment only. Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Club Membership Services Bldg. 270......................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-5114 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. By Appointment Only www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/ Walk-ins for mission critical emergencies.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.; 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open for outdoor use by appointment only. Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments Preferred

2400 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA. 90731 LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 Tuesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5121/5087 NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)...............(310) 653-5085/5679 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill (Open for Take-out) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar & Lounge Closed 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)

Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087

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

Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment.

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

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

Community Cohesion Coordinator .........................................................(310) 653-8531 Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m. Family Child Care Bldg. 425..........................(310) 653-6802/8632 Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-2803 Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 410 .....................................(310) 653-8943 Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226

CLOSURES

Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. By Appointment Only

• COVID-19 Update: Due to changing state and local installation restrictions, FSS facilities and services may have limited hours of operation as these changes are announced. Visit www.LAFSS.com/fss/COVID-19 for the latest updates.

Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383

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• Winter Break Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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• Training Days (1st Thur of every month): The FSS Military Personnel Flight (Customer Service/I.D. Section, Career Development, Force Management & NAF Human Resources), Force Development Flight (Education & Training), A&FRC, Marketing, L.A. Star Awards and Resource Management will be closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

• Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

• School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 December 1 - 11: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. By appointment only after December 14

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Building Against Gravity p22

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Passport to Manhood p24

Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive p16

Gift Day (Every Monday) p16

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Thursday

Now Available

Wednesday

SMC 2.0 Intro p12

Capstone p12

Capstone p12

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Capstone p12

Capstone p12

Transition Workshop p13

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LA Star Awards Re-Opens p28

Pet Day (Every Tuesday) p16

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Managing Your Move p13

Key Spouse Quarterly Training p12

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Outreach Bake Goods Sale p22

First Duty Officer Station p13

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Paint & Sip Registration 9 am - 1 pm p16

Cookie Day (Every Thursday) p16

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EFMP Basics to IEP p13

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DOL Employment p13

Smart Girls p24

I have a Dream Writing Contest Due Today p22

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Art Day (Every Wednesday) p16

EFMP Virtual Coffee Break p12

South Bay Bar & Grill Re-Opens p8

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At Information Tickets & Travel

IC & Pre-Separation p12

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January 2021

Joke Day (Every Friday) p16

Friday Fitness Run p22

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Fitness Fun Obstacle Course p22

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We Own Friday New Year Event p22

Friday Fitness Run p22

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FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

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A&FRC / SLO HOLIDAYS

WWW.LAFSS.COM

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Healthy Lifestyle Cooking p24

• Joke Day p14

FRIDAY

• Keystone Club p24

THURSDAY • Cookie Day p16 • Fine Arts p24

• Art Day p16

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

WEDNESDAY

• Guitar, Drums, Piano Lesson p24

• Health and Wellness p24

• Torch Club p24

• Pet Day p16

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• Explorers Club p24

MONDAY • Gift Day p16

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

MARKETING

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

I long to live on your fridge!


LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For reservations, call or email: (310) 653-8296 FortMacArthurInn@gmail.com or DoDLodging.net

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. 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.

Due to current base conditions surrounding COVID-19, Fort MacArthur Inn hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday to Saturday until further notice. Reservations are limited to personnel on TDY and/or PCS orders only.

VISITING QUARTER (VQ) VISITING OFFICER QUARTER (VOQ)

$149 TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$161 DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM

November - December 2020: $158 January - September 2021: $164 TWO-BEDROOM

November - December 2020: $159 January - September 2021: $165

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Effective January 2021:

Graduate tuition for Active Duty Military, Selected Reserve, and National Guard will be $380 for both classroom and online courses. Undergraduate for the same category will be $250 for both classroom and online classes. Spring 1: January 4 - March 5 Spring 2: March 15 - May 14

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Monday - Thursday (Open for Take-out) Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803

BAR & GRILL

CLOSED: JANUARY 1 - 5

The South Bay Bar & Grill 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

RE-OPENS JANUARY 6

Experience the value of Club Membership! When you become an Air Force Club member, the benefits are exponential! The more you visit, the more benefits you enjoy. These benefits are offered at your Los Angeles AFB Club and includes the South Bay Café and Harborview Lounge. • • • • •

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$1.00 Off Meal Purchase of $4.00 or More Free Food at Select Events Free Birthday Meal Discounts to Select FSS Events 10% Off Catering Food Purchases

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Free Entry to Club Events Friday Signature Sandwich Pop-Up Member Only Contests Annual Scholarship Program Free Club Dues to Widows of Military Personnel


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803 Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 pm

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.

OPEN DATES ARE DETERMINED ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

@61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

OPEN DATES ARE DETERMINED ON A WEEKLY BASIS. Visit www.LAFSS.com/FSS/Covid-19-FSSFacility-Updates/ for updates and follow us at Facebook.com/61FSS for the most up-to-date information.

FISH TACOS

SHRIMP PO-BOY

BOURBON BBQ RIB TIPS

TOPPED WITH CABBAGE SLAW, MANGO SALSA, & CHIPOTLE RANCH DRESSING W/SIDE OF SPANISH RICE

WITH WAFFLE FRIES & COLESLAW

WITH WAFFLE FRIES & COLESLAW

$11.50

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CLICK HERE TO BECOME A

CLUB MEMBER TODAY!

Signing up to be a club member is easy! Even better, there is no longer a credit card requirement to join.

Sign up by visiting LAFSS.com/AF-Club-Membership 9


FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.; 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open for outdoor use By appointment only CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 CLOSED UNTIL PHASE 2 RE-ASSESSMENT

Must Know Rules: 100% ID check at all times & Wear proper attire

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

@61FSSFitnessCenter

Appointment Required

El Segundo Fitness Center Open for Outdoor Use Only

Active Duty, Reservist, and Security Forces Only Monday - Friday (Appointment Required) 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Must Reserve via SharePoint or by calling (310) 653-6771

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Outdoor & Virtual Aerobics Classes Make sure to follow us

@61FSSFitnessCenter Click here to view the Calendar!

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FREE ACCESS UNTIL JAN 31, 2021 GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS FITNESS IS FOUNDATIONAL Stay in shape with fitness at your fingertips. Train your mind and body with fitness assessments, strength and muscle conditioning workouts, and more ondemand classes to help you perform your best.

STEP 1 Download the Wellbeats App or visit the website portal: portal.wellbeats.com

WHAT’S INCLUDED: • 500+ high quality, 1-60 minute videos • 31 channels, no equipment options, for every age, interest and ability • Recommendation engine used to personalize and serve up content • Goal-based challenges and fitness assessments • Highly certified, relatable instructors • Safe and education based • Track progress and results support@wellbeats.com wellbeats.com

STEP 2 Select ‘Register Via Code’ and enter invitation code

INVITATION CODE

479b0f59

STEP 3 Play a fitness class!

The application is provided as a convenience to the Air Force Registrant. The use of the application is voluntary. The data (PII) is provided voluntarily to Wellbeats by the registrant. The Air Force and AFSVC assume no liability for the misuse, handling, data in storage/transit, potential breach, and 3rd party management of PII data given voluntarily to Wellbeats through the registration process. Wellbeats assumes all liability for the management and use of the data or the e disclosure by Wellbeats of any 3rd party sharing of data provided to Wellbeats by the registrant. Th he mobile app or desktop version of the Wellbeats application is not authorized for installation on government devices unless approval is granted in writing from the AFEN Approving Authority under the provisions of DODI 8510 and 8500. No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290

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

Services are provided virtually.

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

In-person services are by appointment only. CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

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

EFMP Virtual Coffee Break January 6 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Tune into Facebook for your chance to talk to the EFMP Family Support Coordinator regarding various EFMP topics. Grab a cup of coffee and log into www.facebook.com/LosAngelesEFMPFS on January 6 at 10 a.m. to learn more about EFMP!

@61FSSAFRC

Key Spouse

Quarterly Meeting January 21 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call A&FRC to schedule the training.

SERVICES

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

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

Personal Financial Counselor

Military personnel can call Airman and Family Readiness Center at (505) 231-3491 to discuss financial issues.

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

Capstone (By appointment only)

Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Post-Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed. 12

Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

Monday, January 4, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Are you separating or retiring from military service? Fulfill your Initial Counseling and Pre-separation briefing requirement at this mandatory briefing preferably 18 months before separating and 24 months prior to retiring, but mandated NLT 365 days before leaving the service.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

Tuesday, January 5, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 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. Please be sure to register at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or call (310) 653-5290.


Transition Workshop

January 11-13, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The three day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, January 14, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Learn budgetary basics, saving tips, and how to survive in this high cost area. This is a mandatory class for all O1 & O2 who are new to Los Angeles AFB. All military and civilians may attend.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, January 21, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

DOL Employment Track

January 20-21 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Participants will create a resume, learn about the job search process - Interview Techniques Salary Negotiations and labor market information.

EFMP Basics to IEP

January 28 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop discusses special education and individualized education plans.

STEP 1

Received initial RIP for PCS and enrolled in EFMP, what do I do?

Road Map to EFMP Screening Due to Orders STEP 3

STEP 2

Contact EFMP Medical Coordinator to initiate medical clearance. Who is that? Ms. Devyn Johnson (310) 653-6753

Get official orders

Complete Family Member Travel Screen

Travel recommended

Travel not recommended

Discuss options with EFMP Medical Coordinator

Contact EFMP Family Support Coordinator to complete DD3054. Who is that? Leah Goss (310) 653-5536

STEP 4

Obtain resources and gaining installation’s EFMP Family Support Coordinator contact information to prepare for PCS.

For more information on EFMP Medical, please contact Devyn Johnson at (310) 653-6753 For more information on EFMP Family Support, please contact Leah Goss at (310) 653-5536 13


NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Search current NAF openings worldwide Apply online! It’s never been easier.

Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 410 (310) 653-8943 Email: hro@us.af.mil

USAJobs.gov

CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

How to f ind NAF Jobs: • Keywords: Type “NAF” • Location: Type “El Segundo” or “San Pedro” • Click “Search”

USAJobs.gov

JOIN THE TEAM

How to find NAF Jobs: www.USAJobs.gov • Keywords: Type “NAF” • Location: Type “El Segundo” or “San Pedro” • Click “Search”

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COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. By appointment only after December 14

Multi-purpose 22,000 sq. ft. facility offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Located at historic Fort MacArthur, San Pedro. We offer a number of rooms for scheduling meetings, social and special events. Event catering services available, (310) 653-8341.

CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18 Appointment Required

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Visit @61FSS Community Center Facebook event for additional information

Paint &Sip Friday, February 12 | Community Center Ballroom

$5

Per Person

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Community Center is hosting a Paint & Sip in our Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a night of fun whether you are with your sweetie, friends, or taking time away for yourself. Age Restriction: 18+ Eligibility: All active duty branches of the military, current DoD, & direct dependents. REGISTRATION: To register, call the Community Center at (310) 653-8343 on Thursday, January 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (This is the only date and time staff will be in the office). Covid-19: If this event is not able to happen in person, it will switch to a Zoom Paint Class and we will arrange a paint supply pickup at the Community Center.

A month of

All submissions can be made through our Facebook page via massager anytime.

VIRTUAL FUN Every Monday: GIFT DAY

Share what you received for the holidays with us.

Every Tuesday:

Every Wednesday:

Share fun photos of your pet with us.

Show us your artistic talent.

PET DAY

Every Thursday: COOKIE DAY

Share your cookie recipe with us.

Every Friday:

ART DAY

JOKE DAY

Send us your funny jokes.

January 4 - 29 The Community Center is taking donations for the Harbor animal shelter located here in San Pedro. This shelter helps find homes for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, and many more furry friends. Please drop off donations at the Community Center.

Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive

Items needed: White vinegar, bird food, cat & dog treats, reptile supplies, aquatic turtle food, cat/dog/rabbit toys, guinea pig/ hamster food, bandannas for photos, cat beds, pee pads, newspaper, pet waste bags, leashes & collars (all sizes), towels & blankets, & non-clumping cat litter. Drop off day is Saturday, January 30 | 10 a.m.

NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS Message us on Facebook @61FSSCommunityCenter 16


Happy 2021

FROM ARMOR DOWN

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225/8226 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

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

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICE LIST

RENT

! FROM US & SAVE

www.LAFSS.com/odr/equipment-rentals

All equipment rentals must be scheduled in advance. Please email 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil to reserve a time to come into our office. No Bounce House or Party Equipment Rentals at this time.

CAMPING EQUIPMENT Camping Chairs Cooler (54 1t.) Cooler (100 qt.) Cooler w/ wheels (165 qt.) Cots Dispenser (5 gal.) Dispenser (10 gal.) Family Cook Set

Day Weekend Week 16.00 6.00 4.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 16.00 6.00 4.00 20.00 7.50 5.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 12.00 4.50 3.00

WATER SPORTS *** Stand Up Paddleboard **Kayak (1-Man Ocean) **Kayak (2-Man Ocean) **Kayak (Hobie Mirage 13') Life Jacket Surfboard Wet Suit Body Board YETI 35 Cooler YETI 65 Cooler YETI 105 Cooler

Day Weekend Week 15.00 35.00 50.00 10.00 15.00 40.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 25.00 35.00 100.00 1.00 1.50 4.00 8.00 12.00 32.00 4.00 10.50 28.00 4.00 6.00 12.00 12.50 18.75 50.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 17.50 26.25 70.00

Appointment Required

Sleeping Bag Therma Rest (Foam) Therma Rest (2”) Therma Rest (3") Tent (3-Man) Tent (4-Man) Tent (6-Man) Tent (8-Man) Roll Table (27”x27”) Roll Table (27”x58”)

**TRAILERS Day Weekend Week 6.00 16.00 4.00 0.75 2.00 0.50 4.50 12.00 3.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 40.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 20.00 30.00 80.00 25.00 37.50 100.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 7.50 11.25 30.00

Utility w/sides 4x8 Utility w/ sides Flat Bed 6x12 Kayak Small Kayak Large Hitch 2” & 1 7/8”

Day Weekend Week 15.00 23.00 80.00 15.00 23.00 80.00 30.00 45.00 90.00 15.00 25.00 60.00 30.00 45.00 90.00 5.00 5.00 20.00

**BBQ'S 6' Double Wide BBQ 7' Double Wide BBQ 8' Double Wide BBQ

Day Weekend Week 55.00 65.00 220.00 60.00 70.00 240.00 65.00 75.00 260.00

BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT Backpack MSR Stove MSR Cook Set Knife w/ Saw Head Lamp Bear Bell

Day Weekend Week 2.00 3.00 8.00 6.00 9.00 24.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 3.00 4.50 12.00 0.50 0.75 2.00

FORT MAC BBQ PICNIC AREA **Picnic Park w/ Cabana (by pool) Party Groups up to 100 People 100.00 Fort Mac BBQ Picnic Area requires a security deposit which will be returned if the area and restrooms are left clean and trash is disposed in dumpsters provided. All Items are first come, firstserved. Reservations on some items may be made up to 2 months in advance.

PricingPricing is subject is subject to change to change atat any anytime. time. Items Itemswith with * require * require a Deposit: a Deposit: *$25 Deposit *$25 Deposit **$50 Deposit **$50 Deposit ***$100 Deposit ***$100 Deposit 18


With the COVID-19 Pandemic and safer-at-home orders in place, our programming schedule is very fluid. Please check our Facebook page for upcoming programming! @61FSSOutdoorRecreation

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

Lift Tickets are

Now Available!

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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


LA AFB (310) 653-1304

Fort MacArthur

LA AFB ITT

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Thursday 0830-1300

CLOSED

Fort MacArthur (310) 653-8226

***PLEASE NOTE*** The prices listed below are subject to change at any time, without notice.

COVID Pricelist Color Key Attraction OPEN with Limited Capacity/ Social Distancing OPEN (Outdoor Areas Only) OPEN, but tickets are not available through ITT CLOSED Until Further Notice

THEME PARKS

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (w/o MaxPass) Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2020 Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2020 Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base Disney 1-Day Hopper Disney 2-day Base Disney 2-day Hopper Disney 3-day Base Disney 3-day Hopper Disney 4-Day Base Disney 4-Day Hopper Disney 5-Day Base Disney 5-Day Hopper UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Universal Studios: 1-Day General Admission (Blackout Days Apply) Universal Studios: 2-Day General Admission Universal Studios: Annual Pass (Blackout Days Apply) LEGOLAND Legoland 1-Day Legoland Park Only Legoland 2-Day with Sealife Legoland 3-Day California Resort Hopper Legoland Merlin Annual Pass Standard Legoland Merlin Annual Pass Premium KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Knott's Berry Farm (Mon-Thurs) General Admission Knott's Berry Farm (Fri-Sun) General Admission SAN DIEGO ZOO* San Diego Zoo Safari Park Zoo/ Safari 2-Day Pass SEA WORLD* SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Weekday SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day SeaWorld San Diego 2 Day SeaWorld San Diego: Military Appreciation 2 Day SIX FLAGS Six Flags Magic Mountain

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach (Reservations Required) Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) GO Card: Los Angeles (Many Options Available) Explorer Pass: Los Angeles Ifly Indoor Skydiving: Hollywood or Ontario K1 Speed: Arrive and Drive K1 Speed: 3 Times, 14 Laps Los Angeles Zoo Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Reservations Required) Pirates Dinner Adventure (Reservations Required) Teatro Martini Dinner/ Comedy Theatre (21+) (Reservations Required) Madame Tussauds Wax Meuseum: Hollywood

OUR PRICE Adult -

All

All

All

Adult $48.75 $48.75 $97.25 Adult Adult

GATE PRICE

Child Age Range Child with restrictions with restrictions Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages Age Range Under 2 free Under 2 free Under 2 free Ages Age Range Under 2 free Under 2 free Under 2 free Under 2 free Under 2 free Ages Age Range Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Child Child Age Range Ages 3-11 $40.50 Ages 3-11 $40.50 Ages 3-11 $87.50 Child Age Range Child Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Child Age Range Child Age 3 and older -

OUR PRICE Adult

Child

$26.00 $22.75 $67.00 $56.75 $15.00 $35.00 $17.50 $14.25 -

Child Age Range Ages 3-11 Ages 2-11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Height: 48" + Height: 48" + Ages 2-12 Under 12 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 21+ Ages 3+

Adult

Child

$184.00 $204.00 $104-$154 $98-$146 $159-$209 $153-$201 $235.00 $220.00 $290.00 $275.00 $310.00 $290.00 $365.00 $345.00 $340.00 $320.00 $395.00 $375.00 $360.00 $340.00 $415.00 $395.00 All Ages $139.00 N/A N/A

All Ages $104.99 $124.99 N/A $209.99 $279.99

All Ages $84.00 $84.00 Adult

Child

$56.00 $56.00 $90.00

$46.00 $46.00 $80.00

All Ages $92.99 $89.99 $97.99

$91.99 Adult

$84.99

$86.99 Child

GATE PRICE Adult $29.95 $73.50 $89-$339 $72.00

$21.00 $62.67 $67.11

$72.90 $25.95 $55.95

$65.95 $30.95

Child $24.95 $58.00 $69-$299 $50.00

$16.00 $37.41 $42.11

FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM OUR PRICE GATE PRICE LOCAL LIFT TICKETS

Pricing is subject to change attractions Big Bear/Snow Summit Adultby Lift Ticket at any time without advance notice.

Value Regular Age Range Value Regular Call the -ITT office to verify exchanges no exceptions. 18-64 or refunds, $117.30 $117.30 21 - pricing. NoAges


YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Winter Break Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

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 @LAAFB Youth Programs

Sports & Recreation Fridays Fitness Run Friday, January 8 & 29 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ages 5-18 In 2021 we will continue our new tradition of meeting for a fitness run every Friday at the Parade Field located on Fort MacArthur. Cumulatively our group has logged over 50 miles! Let’s push that number up even further for the New Year! Walk, Jog, or run in the grass or on the sidewalk. See you in January. Social distancing and masks still required to adhere to health and safety precautions until further notice. Sign in at the parade field. Youth under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Membership required. Teens are encouraged to lead the warm-ups as they accumulate their community service hours.

OutReach Bake goods sale in support of Children’s Hospital January 14

On January 14 Keystone and Torch leadership will be conducting a bake sale to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Youth will be running the bake sale with the prepackaged baked items for this community service activity. This activity is also a money matters event since the youth will be giving change, keeping track of the items sold and their cost, as well as the inventory of items to be sold.

BUILDING AGAINST GRAVITY Wednesday, January 25 | 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pick up Kits January 4 | Final Event January 25

WE OWN FRIDAY

Happy New Year Event January 8 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE | Ages 9-18 Celebrate the arrival of the NEW YEAR COVID style with food, games. Trivia, and a whole lot of fun and laughter!

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Do you like to build? Join us this January for two classic STEM building Activities: Craft Sticks Bridge and Egg Drop! How much weight can your bridge support? From how high can your egg survive a fall? Explore the world of building and learn how gravity affects our projects. Sign up begins Monday January 4, we’ll be testing our devices on Monday, January 25. Please take pictures as your child builds their projects at home we would like to share their projects on our website. Parental guidance is encouraged, but the building should be done by the kids themselves. Please send pictures to Jesse.Caffarel@spaceforce.mil Membership required call Youth Programs to register 310-653-8383. Kits must be picked up in person at Youth Programs.


I have a Dream WRITING CONTEST

Write a poem or a story about your dream for America, your family or for our world. Please have at least a couple of paragraphs showing your writing abilities and what you are hoping for our future. Your story may possibly be published in the Force Magazine or placed on the YP Page. Share and show you care in honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday. Your writing is Due by January 13 to be turned in to Youth Programs or emailed to Rebecca.Ambro@spaceforce.mil

Community Outreach Activity In support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles we will be creating a “Change to Make a Change” coin jar as a fund raiser for the Children’s Hospital. One of our own families visits the Children’s Hospital twice a week with their little angel baby. Help us help our children. Money collected will go directly to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Fitness Fun

Obstacle Course January 22 | 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ages 5-18 Come join the fun on Fitness Fun Day. We will be doing an obstacle course on the Parade Field. Youth will be having fun challenging their best scores. Enjoy healthy treats after event cleanup. Social distancing and masks are required. Sign in at the parade field. Youth under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Membership required. Teens are encouraged to lead the warm-ups as they accumulate their community service hours.

Ongoing Programs School Age Care (Ages 5-12) Before and After School Program provides age-appropriate childcare 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. Registration is ongoing and based on availability. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to create an account.

Transportation Program (Ages 9-18) CLOSED Youth Program members are eligible for transportation to and f rom 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.

Youth & Teen Programs (Ages 9-18) This program provides recreational options for dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors, or residents living on base under a Tierra Vista lease contract. Youth must have current membership and be between 9-18 years of age. A current shot record is required to be provided when registering to include a current Flu vaccination. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on positive socialization, recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team building skills. $30 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR (AUGUST – JULY)

Congressional Award Opportunities The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and noncompetitive. 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

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Weekly Programs ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE OR VIRTUAL Call Youth Programs to Register for Zoom.

Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Activities may include art, cooking and fitness. • January 4: Fabulous Fuzzy Creatures • January 11: Pictionary & Creative Story Continuation Time • January 25: Scooter Obstacle Course & find the Hidden Cardinals

Smart Girls (Ages 9-12)

Wednesday, January 13, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Learn “Smart Girl” skills to be the best you can be! Permission slips are required to participate in classes.

Passport to Manhood (Young Men Ages 8-17)

Monday, January 4, 3 p.m. - 4 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, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Torch Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly to become greater than yourself!

Health and Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. We will be discussing what it takes to be healthy emotionally as well as physically.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • January 7: 3D Art Boards • January 14: Tie Dye T-shirts • January 21: Bead Melted Stain Glass Sun Catchers • January 28: Swirl Abstract Art

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!

Healthy Lifestyles Cooking (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, January 8, 22 & 29, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Join us and 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. • January 8: Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup • January 22: Easy Italian Baked Chicken • January 29: Italian Skillet Chicken with Tomatoes & Mushrooms

Guitar, Drums, Music Lessons (FREE LESSONS) (Ages 9-18 younger youth maybe accepted)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the piano, guitar, drums, or music lessons? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn a new skill. Participants must have their own instrument. Register for limited half hour time slot. Ages 6-8 may be accepted with instructor’s approval. Call Youth Programs to register for a time slot. (310) 653-8383

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Tae Kwon Do Instruction (Ages 6 and older) Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Torch Clubs focus is on developing cognitive, leadership, socialization, and community awareness skills. Our foundation is based on teamwork and how to become a better team by improving our outlook. Join us weekly to become a part of this dynamic team. Your input is important to us. On site or virtual. 24

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center This self-defense technique is governed by the Five Tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. The program is “Family Style” it is open to males and females, children and adults, from 6 years and up. New students are accepted continuously. Register at the Youth Center: $40.00 per month


SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 648-9266 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Military.Tutor.com 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.

61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

MAGNET SCHOOL

APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN, Please click on the link to apply: lausdmagnets.com/apply/

What is the purpose of a magnet school? A magnet program is a program in a public school that usually focuses on a special area of study, such as science, the performing arts, or career education. These programs and schools are designed to attract students from across a district. If you have any questions about applying for the Magnet School program, please feel free to contact the School Liaison officer at Ida.Humphrey@spaceforce.mil

FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE DoD Civilians and Activity Duty personnel. www.militarychild.org/webinars

SUPER Prepared: Kids Disaster Kit If you have children, it’s smart to have them put together their own “Kid’s Disaster Kit”. It can be fun for the child and it’s mainly recommended so they will have things to do and share with other kids and reduce anxiety during the disaster. These can all be stored in a backpack or duffel bag. Just make sure you or the child can carry it easily if evacuation is needed. Some suggested items for your child’s disaster kit: • • • • • • • • •

A few of their favorite books Crayons, pencils, or marking pens and plenty of paper Two favorite toys such as a doll or action figure One or two board games A deck of cards A puzzle (one with lots of pieces is good – it takes a long time to do!) Small people figures and play vehicles that they can use to play out what is happening Favorite blanket or pillow Pictures of the family and pets 25


CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace. CLOSED: JANUARY 1 & 18

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 basedietitian 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.

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PAB Meeting

Quarterly PAB meeting are being held via zoom. Information concerning dates/times and dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC & (310) 653-8383 YP

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FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care Cheryl Richardson, FCC Coordinator (310) 653-6802

@ FCC LAAFB

Interested in Becoming a Family Child Care Provider? COVID-19 has shut down much of our country. Most of us are working from home while schools and daycares are closed. This pandemic is disheartening on many levels, but have you secretly enjoyed all the time you are able to spend with your children? Reading in blanket forts, rediscovering how cool Legos are, cooking together? Seriously how cute was your little one doing push-ups with you this morning? How about that connection you made with your older child when you involved them in one of your favorite hobbies? Right now, is a great time to start the process of becoming a Family Child Care Provider. Get a head start now so when things return to normal, you’ll be ready for a new normal!

Is 2021 Your Year to become a Family Child Care Provider? There are many reasons to become a Family Child Care Provider HERE ARE MY TOP 10 1. I believe that time spent with children is always time well spent! I never tire of seeing a child’s face light up when they discover something new. 2. The commute is AMAZINIG 3. There is a real joy in supporting other parents 4. It’s a reliable source of income 5. You have endless opportunities to be creative 6. The hours are GREAT – you set them 7. There is always something new to learn 8. It’s never boring – no two days are ever the same 9. It’s a career that transfers with you 10. I am proud to say I have helped shape the minds of tomorrow’s future…

All FCC Providers receive training on child growth and development, child abuse prevention and reporting procedures, positive guidance and more! In addition to training we have a toy lending library that helps you obtain items you need to set up your home. Are you ready to become a FCC provider? If so call me today at 310-653-6802 let’s get the process started! Cheryl Richardson, Family Child Care Coordinator, (310) 653-6802 or Cheryl.Richardson.4@spaceforce.mil

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New Year

Sale

January 5 - 29

COASTERS ROUND OR SQUARE 6-COASTER SET: $38 $27 SINGLES: $7 $5

JOURNAL 5” X 8” JOURNAL: $23 $18 COLORS: GRAY, BLACK, CORK

ORDER FORMS & PRODUCT PRICES AVAILABLE ONLINE Tuesday & Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

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POLAR CAMEL STAINLESS STEEL 12oz INSULATED WINE: $24 $16 15oz INSULATED MUG: $28 $20 20oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $30 $22 30oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $35 $27 60oz INSULATED GROWLER: $49 $41

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Plaque SMALL 5” X 13” WALNUT FINISH: $49 CHERRY FINISH: $64

LARGE 7” X 19” WALNUT FINISH: $59 CHERRY FINISH: $74

ORDER FORMS & PRODUCT PRICES AVAILABLE ONLINE Tuesday & Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

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POOL Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8226 Daniel.Rajaniemi@spaceforce.mil Open for Lap Swim by Appointment Only Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. CLOSED: JANUARY 1, 15 & 18

Appointment Required

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.

AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT 25 Yard Lap Swim Area Shallow & Deep Rec Swim Areas

POOL RULES

• Only available for adult lap swim (18+) by reservation on LAFSS.com • Swimmers must wear a face mask upon entry/exit • All swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool • Flotation devices must be USCG approved • No water-wings, floating swim suits, or inflatables • Lifeguard may require unsafe swimmers to wear one of our provided life vests or puddle jumpers • No food or drinks allowed on deck (water is ok) • All swimmers must wear proper swim attire • No t-shirts, tank tops, gym shorts, etc.

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Booking now for 2021-2022

at Fort MacArthur, Los Angeles Air Force Base

AVAILABLE FOR

Weddings • Corporate Events Promotions • Retirements • & More Exclusive Use of Entire Facility. Private & Secure Location at Fort MacArthur. For more information, please contact Hayley Strozier 310.653.8341 Hayley.Strozier@us.af.mil

Patti Orbeck 310.653.8255 HarborviewCatering@gmail.com

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