FORCE MAGAZINE - January 2022 Issue

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JANUARY 2022

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


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“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.

CONTENTS

JANUARY FEATURES

08 T.G.I. Thursday

Join us Thursday, January 27 at South Bay Bar. Come relax and enjoy drink specials, chicken wings, great music and karaoke.

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 opportunities are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil.

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12 EFMP Facebook Coffee Break

EFMP Facebook live for EFMP families who may want to ask questions, get resources and support. Log into www. facebook.com/LosAngelesEFMPFS

14 Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield

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 f riends. Please drop off donations at the Community Center.

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Capt Liza M. Flint Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara

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20 Happy New Year 5K Run/Walk

Come start your New Year off to a great start by competing at this 5k. Top male and female and the individual with the closest estimated time.

Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

22 Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream” Week Youth Programs Members and staff will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic contributions to racial justice. We will read, survey members of our community, do community service, and create art inspired by acceptance and justice for marginalized people.

Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel

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Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

20 FOLLOW US @61FSS

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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Directory

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South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering

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Harborview Lounge / Catering

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Fort MacArthur Inn

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Community Center

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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Fitness & Sports Centers

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Youth Programs

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NAF Human Resources

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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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Child & Youth Education Services

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Swimming Pool


DIRECTORY Visit www.LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

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 - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5334 Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

Community Center Bldg. 403.............................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services by Appointment Only.

Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308).............................(310) 653-6556 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5333 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil

Child Development Center Bldg. 281..................................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Community Cohesion Coordinator (C3) & UNITE Program .................................................................(310) 653-8531 Douglas.Hanson.2@spaceforce.mil

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 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri by Appointment Only.

Customer Support (CAC/ID) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).................................(310) 653-5114 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 am - 12 pm Appointments open every Friday at 12 p.m. for the following week.

By Appointment Only www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286...................................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302)..............................(310) 653-5358 Virtual customer service, and in-person only for testing

Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)..............................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336).............................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar Open the last Thursday of every month for TGIT. See page 8 for details. Available for special functions by calling (310) 653-8255.

Family Child Care Bldg. 425............................(310) 653-6802/8632 Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor)..................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403..........................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403.........................................(310) 653-8958 Open every Friday Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................................(310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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)

Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37.............................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 403 .........................................(310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only.

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

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

CLOSURES • 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. • Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. • Family Days: On Family Days, FSS facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. Visit www.LAFSS.com for closures. • 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.

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Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 ............................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Report non-working phone numbers to 61_fss_marketing@us.af.mil

Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..................................(310) 653-8226 Swimming Pool Bldg. 400.........................................(310) 653-8226 Closed until further notice. Youth Programs Bldg. 425.............................................(310) 653-8383 • Youth & Teen Programs Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. • School Age Program Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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January 2022 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday

Saturday 1

Stepmill Challenge p20

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3 Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive Jan. 3-31 p14

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IC & Pre-Separation p13 SSC INTRO p13

Virtual Recap Contest Jan. 3-30 p14

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14 FAMILY DAY

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Virtual Coffee Break p12 EFMP Virtual Coffee Break p12

Youth Center Winter Olympics p22

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12 Smart Girls p24

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Happy New Year 5k Run/Walk p20

First Officer Duty Station p13

MLK “I have a dream” Week p22 Transition Workshop p13

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17 HOLIDAY

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Key Spouse Mentor: Initial Training p12

First Officer Duty Station p13 Managing your Move p13

DOL Emp. Track p13

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IC & Pre-Separation p13 Fitness Center Challenge p21

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TGIT p 8

Mystery Dinner p23

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY

WEDNESDAY • Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

• 4-H Cooking Club p25

• Lego Robotics p 24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Sports & Recreation Fridays p25

• STEAM Center p25

• Intro to Weight Room p23

• STEAM Center p25

TUESDAY

• Health & Wellness p24

• Capstone p12

• Teen Education p24

• Intro to Weight Room p23

• Chess Club p24

• TaeKwonDo Class p22 • Torch Club p24 • Music Lessons p24

• STEAM Center p25 THURSDAY

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Lego Robotics p 24 • Fine Arts p25 • Keystone Club & Teen Council p25

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FRIDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24

• STEAM Center p25

WWW.LAFSS.COM


February 2022 Monday

Monday

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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IC & Pre-Separation p13 SSC INTRO p13

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday 3

Saturday

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EFMP Virtual Coffee Break p12 Ground Hog Day Hotdogs p23

Treadmill Challenge p20

Valentine’s Day Cards p23

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Smart Girls p24

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Fitness Relay p20

First Officer Duty Station p13

Sadie Hawkins Valentine’s Day p23

Transition Workshop p13

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

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Heart Link Spouse 101 p12

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18 FAMILY DAY

Run with Heart 5K Run/Walk p20

Managing Your Move p13

EFMP Family Support Orientation p13

Parent Focus Group p14

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DOL Emp. Track p13

21 HOLIDAY

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Key Spouse Mentor: Quarterly Training p12 DOD Skillbridge Program Q&A p13

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WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

• 4-H Cooking Club p25

• Lego Robotics p 24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Sports & Recreation Fridays p25

• STEAM Center p25

• Health & Wellness p24

• STEAM Center p25

TUESDAY • Capstone p12 • Intro to Weight Room p23 • TaeKwonDo Class p22 • Torch Club p24 • Music Lessons p24

• Teen Education p24 • Chess Club p24 • STEAM Center p25 THURSDAY • Lego Robotics p 24 • Fine Arts p25

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p25 • STEAM Center p25

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.

Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803

BAR & GRILL

Closed: January 1 - 7; 14 & 17; February 18 & 21

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

DJ/Karaoke Entertainment Thursday, January 27 | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

at South Bay!

Come relax in the South Bay Bar and enjoy drink specials, chicken wings and great music. Complimentary Chicken Wings (While supplies last)

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 Bar & Grill 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 Member Only Contests Annual Scholarship Program Free Club Dues to Widows of Military Personnel


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT McARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Open Every Friday. Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Closed: January 7 & 14; February 18

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.

@61FSSHarborviewLounge

CHICKEN STRIPS

APPETIZERS CHIPS & SALSA.........................................$5

3 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $6

SOUTHWEST EGG ROLLS......................$6 WITH CHIPOTLE RANCH

6 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $9

MOZZARELLA STICKS ............................$7 WITH MARINARA SAUCE

BURGERS HAMBURGER WITH FRIES......................$12.50 MAYO, LETTUCE & TOMATO ADD CHEESE..............................................$1

PIZZA

8 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $11 12 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES ........ $15

CHICKEN WINGS 6 WINGS.............................................. $6 12 WINGS............................................. $12 24 WINGS............................................ $22

LIGHTER SIDE

CHEESE PIZZA 8” ....................................$6 CHEESE PIZZA 16” ..................................$11 PEPPERONI PIZZA 8”..............................$7 PEPPERONI PIZZA 16”............................$12

(3) SHRIMP OR FISH TACOS ................. $11.50 TOPPED WITH CABBAGE SLAW, MANGO SALSA & CHIPOTLE RANCH DRESSING DIPPING SAUCE: BBQ | BUFFALO | SWEET CHILI RANCH | BLUE CHEESE

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


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.

Now accepting Space-A Reservations!

Coast Line

San Pedro, CA

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$162 $10 per night pet fee

VISITING QUARTER (VQ) & VISITING OFFICER QUARTER (VOQ)

$150

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ)

$165 TWO-BEDROOM $166 ONE-BEDROOM

Rates valid January - September 2022

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: January 14 & 17; February 18 & 21

Our team provides comprehensive work/life consultations, workshops, seminars and information. Let us help with financial planning, employment, parenting & marriage enhancement, deployment, K-12 education, special needs support, casualty assistance, and relocation services. Supporting Airmen & their families, civilian employees & retirees. Non-Network Online Access Computer Lounge

@61FSSAFRC

Key Spouse Mentor: Initial Training January 19 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.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.

Key Spouse Mentor: Quarterly Training February 23 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Facebook Coffee Break January 5 | February 2 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EFMP Facebook live for EFMP families who may want to ask questions, get resources and support. Log into https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesEFMPFS

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

Heart Link SPOUSE 101 February 15 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

SERVICES

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Casualty Assistance Office

Capstone (By appointment only)

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 a personal financial counselor at (310) 653-5290 for assistance in managing finances, resolving financial issues and reaching long term goals such as education, buying a home and planning for retirement.

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

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

Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 | February 2, 9, 16, 23 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Pre-Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 | February 2, 9, 16, 23 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed.


PROGRAMS

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

Initial & Pre-Separation Counseling

January 4 & 24 | February 1 & 14 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.

SSC INTRO Program

Tuesday, January 4 | February 1 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Newcomers are briefed on some of the most important aspects that they will need for getting settled into Los Angeles AFB. Informational briefings from the A&FRC, Security Forces, the EFMP Coordinator and so many more will be provided. All spouses are welcome to attend. The link to the virtual WebEx platform will be provided in the LA Garrison base announcements email.

Transition Workshop

January 10-12 | February 7-9 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.

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

January 19-20 | February 17-18 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a great new workshop part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). It is a monthly workshop where Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can build a resume for a civilian or a federal job and learn interview techniques, salary negotiations and labor market information.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, January 20 | February 17 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, January 13 | February 10 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.

EFMP Family Support Orientation

Wednesday, February 16 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn the basics of EFMP if you are newly enrolled in EFMP or new to Los Angeles. Please email leah.goss@spaceforce.mil to register.

Transition Assistance Program TAP

DOD SKILLBRIDGE PROGRAM Q&A February 23 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location

EFMP Family Support plays a critical role in helping families with special needs with the Identification & Enrollment and Assignment Coordination processes.

Medical services work with families to coordinate: • Identification and enrollment in EFMP

Helps families navigate, advocate and connect through: • Information, referrals and non-clinical case management at installations • Virtual self-service support through the EFMP & Me tool, information and resources and specialty consultations

Medical and military personnel departments work with service members and families to: • Coordinate assignments while ensuring that special medical and educational needs of family members are considered

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COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services By Appointment

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 17 & February 21 @61FSSCommunityCenter

Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive January 3-31 | San Pedro

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. 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.

VIRTUAL RECAP CONTEST January 3 - 30 Send us your best family or fun photos from 2021 for a chance to be featured on our Facebook page and win a prize!!! All submissions can be made through our Facebook page via massager anytime. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY, JANUARY 31

Parent Focus Group Thursday, February 17 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Community Center Patio Room

Parents with non-school age children join us in the Community Center along with the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Child & Youth Programs, and Marketing to share your ideas on programming and how FSS can better meet your family’s needs here at LAAFB. Children are welcome to attend and we will have a small play are a set up for them while you share your ideas. No registration is required. Please call the Community Center at (310) 653-8343 for any questions.

NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS Message us on Facebook @61FSSCommunityCenter 14


Your destination to everything LA FSS at Los Angeles AFB & Fort MacArthur. Stay connected & don’t miss the next FSS event! • LA FSS Directory • Photo Library • Event Calendar • Digital Magazine • Job Opportunities • Give Feedback • Social Media Hub • Mobile Friendly • Appointments

FOLLOW US @61FSS Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

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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. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed: Wednesday

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 17 & February 21

Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

@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

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

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

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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.

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Now located at LA AFB inside the South Bay Bar & Grill entrance and Fort MacArthur inside the same building as Youth Programs and Fitness Center.

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

Closed: January 17 & February 21

WE HAVE YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS ...and ready to assist! Most digital tickets can be purchased via phone & emailed. Call (310) 653-1304 for details.

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***PLEASE NOTE***

The prices listed below are subject to change at any time, without notice. Updated: 6 DEC 2021

THEME PARKS

LA AFB ITT

Fort MacArthur

(310) 653-1304

(310) 653-8226

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 09301630

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 08301300

OUR PRICE

GATE PRICE

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2021/2022 (Restrictions Apply) Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2021/2022 (Restrictions Apply) Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base Disney 1-Day Hopper Disney 2-day Base ***DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day Tickets*** Disney 2-day Hopper Disney 3-day Base ***DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (3) 1-Day Tickets*** 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: Annual Pass (Blackout Days Apply) LEGOLAND Legoland: 1-Day Legoland Park Only Legoland: 2-Day w/ Sea Life Aquarium KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Monday- Thursday Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Any Day Knott's Berry Farm Military Appreciation SAN DIEGO ZOO* San Diego Zoo Safari Park Zoo/ Safari 2-Day Pass ***DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day Tickets*** SEA WORLD* SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day + All Day Dine SeaWorld San Diego: 2021 Silver Pass SIX FLAGS Six Flags Magic Mountain Hurricaine Harbor

Adult Child $221.00 $256.00 $103.75 $97.75 $162.50 $156.50 $245.75 $231.75 $303.50 $290.00 $318.00 $298.75 $375.75 $356.50 $347.00 $327.75 $404.75 $385.50 $366.25 $347.00 $424.00 $404.75 All Ages $104.00 $149.00 All Ages $70.25 $84.25 All Ages $54.00 $57.50 $20.00 Adult Child $50.25 $42.25 $50.25 $42.25 $101.25 $91.50 All Ages $47.75 $91.00 $120.00 Adult Child $58.50 $34.25

Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach (Reservations Required) Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) Dana Wharf 1/2 Day Sport Fishing Dana Wharf 3/4 Day Sport Fishing Dana Wharf Whale Watching GO Card: Los Angeles 1 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 2 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 3 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 4 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 5 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 7 Day Ifly: 2 Flights, 2 Videos K1 Speed: Arrive and Drive K1 Speed: 3 Times, 14 Laps Los Angeles Zoo Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Reservations Required) Madame Tussauds Wax Meuseum: Hollywood Madame Tussauds: Wax meuseum + Marvel 3D Experience Madame Tussauds: Wax meuseum + Hard Rock Restaurant

Adult Child $29.25 $22.75 $68.50 $58.00 $28.25 $44.50 $24.50 $13.00 $87.75 $68.00 $131.00 $99.00 $200.25 $170.00 $253.75 $217.50 $270.00 $243.25 $312.50 $273.50 $77.00 $15.00 $35.00 $17.50 $14.25 $45.50 $33.50 $21.25 $24.75 $51.75

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

LOCAL LIFT TICKETS

Bear Mountain/ Snow Summit Mammoth Mountain/ June Mountain

Child Age Range Ages 3+ Ages 3+ 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

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Under 2 free Under 2 free

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$108.00

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$108.00

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$89.00 $135.98 $126.00

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$62.00 $62.00 $104.00

$52.00 $52.00 $94.00

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Adult $36.95 $74.50

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Age Range TBD TBD

$56.00 $99.00 $149.00 $229.00 N/A $310.00 $359.00

$21.00 $62.67

$59.00 $79.00

$104.50 $25.95 $55.95

Child $26.95 $59.00

$39.00 $76.00 $112.00 $194.00 N/A $279.00 $314.00

$16.00 $37.41

$29.99 $34.99 Military Exclusive

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TBD TBD

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Flagship Cruises: 1 Hour Pricing is subject to change by attractions at any time without advance notice. Flagship Cruises: 2 Hour

$25.00 All Ages $7.75 Call the ITT office to verify pricing. No exchanges or refunds, no exceptions. $30.00 All Ages $10.50

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTER

24-hour access available for registered patrons.

El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed: January 17; February 21 January 14 & February 18 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed: January 14 & 17; February 18 & 21

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

@LAAFBFitness

HAPPY NEW YEAR 5K Run/Walk Wednesday, January 12 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | El Segundo Track Come start your New Year off to a great start by competing at this 5k. Top male and female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prizes for estimated time. POC: Courtney Assefa (310)653-6771

Stepmill January Challenge (FIP) Treadmill February Challenge (FIP)

Log your miles all month long-Participant with the most miles wins a prize! *Health and Wellness Center Fitness Improvement Program (FIP)

POC: Bunny Tan (310) 653-6771

Introduction to Weight Room

February Fitness Relay

Wednesday, February 9 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | El Segundo Sports Field Come compete in a fun but challenging fitness relay with a team of 4. It will consist of a variety of body weight exercises and running. Come by the fitness center front desk to sign up! Great prizes for the winners! POC: Courtney Assefa (310)653-6771

Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, & 25 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Health & Promotions and Weight Room Intro to weight lifting. Let us help you get back into the weight room safely. We will help you understand how to weight lift, align your goals and teach you about the weight room. The class will be hands on and will be learning all equipment in the weight room. This class will help teach you and understand about sets, reps and exercises. Limited spots sign up at the front counter every. POC: Juve Reyes (310)653-6771

Run with Heart 5k Run/ Walk

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Wednesday, February 16 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | El Segundo Track Wear RED for American Heart Month. Come compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Top Male and Female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prize for the estimated time. POC: Courtney Assefa (310)653-6771


Trek Across America & California

Trek Across America & California are self-paced programs that allow individuals to be rewarded when the goal is achieved. These year-round programs are based on an honor system. Worksheets are located in a folder by the front desk at the El Segundo and Fort MacArthur Fitness Centers to keep track of your mileage. Prizes are awarded 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 starting from Amarillo, Texas. Modes of travel can be achieved through the following exercises: Treadmill, Bike, Stepper, Cross Trainer, Rower & Run/Walk. POC: Bunny Tan (310) 653-6771

FITNESS CENTER

CHALLENGE

LA GAR /CCE ORG vs MDG

Wednesday, January 26 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | El Segundo Sport Field Events are kicking a Soccer Ball into a net from 15 or 20 or 25 yards for points (1, 2, or 3) and throwing a football through the Football Target from 10 or 12 or 15 yards for points (2, 3, or 4). Each unit will consist of 24 participates (12 males & 12 females). If there is a tie score at the end, bonus round each team will choose 1 female and 1 male to compete (the female will kick the soccer ball from 45 yards and the male will throw the football from 45 yards, this will continue until there is a winner). The unit with the most points will win a Commander’s Trophy Cup. POC: Ronnie M. Wade Ronnie.Wade@spaceforce.mil

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Youth & Teen Program Hours Monday - Friday 3 p.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/

Youth & Teen Holiday Hours January 3 - 10: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. School Age Program Hours Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

@LAAFB Youth Programs

Youth & Teen Program Hours may be affected by our school transportation program. Call (310) 653-8383 for more information.

@61FSSYouthPrograms

Closed: January 14 & 17; February 18 & 21

Youth Center

Winter Olympics January 3 - 7 • 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth Programs Members will compete for 3-D printed medals in individual and team events.

Family Style

TAE KWON DO

Instructional Class Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 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 all from 6 years and up. Call the Youth Center to find out about requirements. $40 per month (per person)

Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream” Week January 10 - 13

FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth Programs Members and staff will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic contributions to racial justice. We will read, survey members of our community, do community service, and create art inspired by acceptance and justice for marginalized people.

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Mystery Dinner January 28

FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth Programs Members will attempt to solve a mystery over dinner at the Youth Center.

BGCA National Arts Contest

Every day in February

FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth Programs Members, create art at the Youth Center for the BGCA National Arts Contest. Artwork submitted in the National Arts Contest is judged by professional artists, with selected artwork recognized at local, regional and national levels.

Valentine’s Day Cards February 1 - 4

FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth Programs Members, come create Valentine’s Day cards at the Youth Center for our deployed airmen.

GROUND HOG DAY HOTDOGS Wednesday, February 2

FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth Programs Members, come to the Youth Center for a warm snack and see if the ground hog sees its shadow.

SADIE HAWKINS VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY February 11 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE | Youth Program Members (Ages 9-18)

Youth Programs Members, celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Youth Center. Games, music, and chocolate guaranteed!

The School Age Care Program

(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. Registration is ongoing and based on availability. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to create an account and apply.

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 non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23-yearolds. 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

Tutors Wanted

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact Youth Programs for further information. Share your mathematics, science, culinary, artistic, or athletic abilities with the youth in our community. High school students may also apply. This is a great opportunity to get volunteer credits that are required for graduation.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

4-H Clover Buds/Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore areas of healthy lifestyles, earth/environment, citizenship, plants & animals, consumerism, personal development, and community expressive arts with the goal to promote children’s healthy development-mentally, physically socially, and emotionally. • • • • •

January 3: Not meeting January 10: Not meeting January 17: Not meeting, closed January 24: Snowflake Sun Catcher January 31: No-Sew Sock Snowman

• February 7, 14 & 28: TBA

Lego Robotics (Ages 9-18)

Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn to code as you build robotic legos for future competition with local BGCA Club.

Guitar/Drums/Piano/Music Lessons (FREE LESSONS) (Ages 9-18 younger youth may be accepted) Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, & drums? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn some new skills. Guitars are provided during lessons, but students are encouraged to bring their own so they can practice between classes while learning at home. Call Youth Programs at (310) 653-8383 to register for a time slot with youth name, parent’s number, and email for Zoom.

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to staying emotionally healthy. Teens meet Tuesdays, Ages 9-12 meet Wednesdays. • • • •

January 4: Not meeting January 11: A Day of Emotions January 18: Emotions Matter January 25: The Mood Meter

Chess Club (Ages 9-18)

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Participants meet and complete chess puzzles, learn tactics & strategies, and play chess!

Smart Girls (Ages 9-18)

Tuesday, January 11 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Giving Girls confidence! SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. Permission slips are required to participate in classes. • January 11: Your Mind • February 8: TBA

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 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. • • • • 24

January 4: Not meeting January 11: Creating a Core group January 18: Developing Leadership & Socialization Skills January 25: National Project Reflection/Submission

Teen Education (Ages 13-18)

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss various topics related to college and job readiness, Money Matters, and Diplomas to Degrees. • • • •

January 5: *not meeting January 12: Show Me The Money January 19: My College Application Portfolio January 26: My Personal Essay


Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • • • •

Fridays, 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 or send 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 6: Not meeting January 13: Monochromatic Drawing January 20: Multi-Colored Drawing January 27: Pastel

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• February 3, 10, 17 & 24: TBA

January 7: Not meeting January 14: Not meeting, closed January 21: Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps January 28: Turkey Burger Soup

• February 4, 11 & 25: TBA

Sports & Recreation Fridays (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Each week we will tackle a different outdoor activity, from kickball to tennis to track-and-field.

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

Keystone Club & Teen Council Meeting (Ages 13-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Keystone Club encourages character development, leadership skills, community service participation, individual growth, emotional and social wellbeing. Join us weekly on your path to becoming a great leader, join Keystone today! • • • •

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri (Ages 9-18) : 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays (Ages 5 to 8) : 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The STEAM room is open five days a week! Join staff for directed and other cool STEM projects, or just stop by for some solo time on a computer, using 3D pens, building robots, flying drones, and much more. This month we are focusing on robotics and 3D printing and how we can use them to help our community.

January 6: Holiday Hours, No Meeting January 13: TBA January 21: TBA January 27: TBA

• February 3, 10, 17 & 24: TBA

WEEK ACTIVITIES

COMPLETED

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Snow ball fight. Head up to the mountains for an old fashioned snow ball fight. Don’t forget your snow gear, it’s very cold up there!

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Outdoor game. Down in LA, the weather is mild, so engage in a fun outdoor game. Some suggestions: badminton, Frisbee, soccer, croquet, or giant Jenga. Anything that gets you active outside counts!

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Cloud racing. Look for cloud shadows on the ground on sunny days. Try to run as fast as a cloud shadow. Adapted from creativestarlearning.co.uk

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Rock skipping at the beach. Throw a flat, round rock sidearm to get it to skip across the water. Who can get the most skips? Challenge yourself by using both arms.

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Try some of these activities to meet your fitness needs this month. Daily exercise not only helps families stay physically and emotionally healthy, it also boosts cognitive function. See how many boxes you can check this month!

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NAF HUMAN RESOURCES El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5292 Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri by Appointment Only

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

Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 403 (310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only Email: hro@us.af.mil

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

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JOIN THE TEAM

Job opportunities are always available and may include: • Child & Youth Care

• Human Resources

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• Outdoor Recreation

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Enjoy these great benefits of NAF employment! • Free Gym Access

• 401(k)

• Free Swimming Pool Access

• Annual and Sick Leave

• Access to Military Discounted Stores

• Holiday Pay

• Health and Life Insurance

• Sunday Premium

• NAF Retirement Plan

• Shift Differential

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace.

We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with basedietitian approved menus.

Closed: January 17 & February 21

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.

PAB MEETING Call the CDC or YP for meeting Date / Time /Information Dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC | (310) 653-8383 YP (310) 653-6802 FCC

We care for your children The Department of Defense CREATE ACCOUNT

(DoD) recognizes the importance of providing military and DoDAffiliated families with access

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to quality, affordable child care programs. To enroll your child or youth, please create an account on

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MilitaryChildCare.com We offer the following programs types: • Child Development Center (CDC)

UPDATE MY PROFILE

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• Family Child Care (FCC) • School Age Care (SAC)


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.

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For more information, please contact Hayley Strozier (310) 653-8341 Hayley.Strozier@us.af.mil

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FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care (310) 653-6802 CYP.FCC.LOSA@gmail.com

@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!

Seeking Family Child Providers on and off base. There are immediate openings for the next FCC licensing class. Please call (310) 653-6802 for further information. If you are already a stay at home parent, this may be the position for you. Caring for your own child while earning income can be a rewarding business. *Unlicensed care: Any military ID card holder providing child care in their home for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed through the state and by the installation. Unlicensed child care may result in the loss of base housing privileges. If you suspect someone providing unlicensed care, please contact (310) 653-6800 or (310) 653-8383; a child’s wellbeing may depend on your call.

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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 (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Closed every first Thursday of the month for training. Closed: January 3-6, 17, February 3 & 21

www.LAFSS.com/LASA | Follow us @61FSS

Now Open

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5262

Military.Tutor.com

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8631

Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

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

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

@61FSS SLO

Closed: January 3 & 17 February 21

SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM GOALS

• Identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions • Promote parental involvement, educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military connected children • Coordinate and Develop educational partnerships • Provide students, parents, and school personnel with the tools they need to overcome education barriers.

YOUR SCHOOL LIAISON • Serves as the primary point of contact for school related matters • Represents, informs, and assists Command • Assists military families with educational issues • Coordinates with local school systems • Forges partnerships between the military, community and schools School Liaisons are also an initial contact for participation in the Youth Sponsorship Program which builds resilience in youth and eases transition. School Liaison support is free of charge and open to all Department of Defense identification card holders, educators who serve military students and community partners involved with pre-K-12 education.

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POOL Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8226 Daniel.Rajaniemi@spaceforce.mil

The Fort MacArthur swimming pool is open to all base members and Tierra Vista housing residents.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Updates will be provided via LAFSS.com and social media.

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.

S D R A U G E F I L NEEDED Apply now at USAJOBS.gov. CLICK HERE

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