FORCE MAGAZINE - January 2024 Issue

Page 1

JANUARY 2024

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


For full details and to apply, visit:

aerofcu.org/apply WE ARE LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM LAAFB IN AEROSPACE BUILDING A1 LOBBY

All military, civil service and contractors who work for the Los Angeles Air Force Base and their families can join Aerospace Federal Credit Union.

Federally insured by NCUA. Paid ad. No Federal endorsement intended.


“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

12 Key Spouse: Initial Training

The opinions expressed here in 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.

12

Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call M&FRC to schedule the training. This training is for key spouses who were previously a key spouse who recently PCS’ed to Los Angeles AFB and who will be serving as a key spouse.

20 Happy New Year 5K Run/Walk

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.

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Capt Nicholas R. Johnston Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel

20

Visual Information Specialist Mr. Terrence Sheldon

The Community Center is taking donations for the Harbor Animal Shelter located here in San Pedro.

Marketing Assistant Mrs. Laura Harry

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel

Show off your talents when writing a poem or story about what your dream is! Let us see your personal talents shine through. Youth Program members will also learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream.

28 Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

Advertising & Sponsorship Mrs. Ariel Salaam

22 I have a dream... Video & Mural

22

Illustration Mr. Terrence Sheldon

29 Party Room Reservations

The Community Center has space available for a Potluck Party Room. The room is available for adult use only: baby showers, anniversary parties, organizational functions, etc. The Harborview Lounge will be open to serve your needs.

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

DEPARTMENTS

28 FOLLOW US @61FSS

www.LAFSS.com

29

4 8 9 10 12 16 16 18 20 22 27 28 30 31 32

Directory South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering Harbor View Lounge / Catering NAF Human Resources Military & Family Readiness Center Outdoor Recreation Swimming Pool Information, Tickets & Travel Fitness & Sports Centers Youth Programs LA Star Awards (Arts & Crafts) Community Center Child Development Center Family Child Care School Liaison Program


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

Los Angeles AFB

Fort MacArthur

200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245 Child Development Center Bldg. 281.....................................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Club Membership Services Bldg. 270....................................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286...................................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. (24-hour access available for registered customers)

Force Development Flight Bldg. 272 (C2-308)................................(310) 653-5358 Tue, Wed & Thur: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Thursday open for Testing 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 LA Star Awards (Arts & Crafts) Bldg. 271 (B1-401)................................(310) 653-5334 Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed Monday LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Marketing & Publicity Bldg. 271 (B1-401) Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Marketing.................................................(310) 653-5464 Advertising & Sponsorship............(310) 653-5758 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil Military & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).................................(310) 653-5428 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Friday Military Personnel Flight • 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.

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

2400 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA. 90731 • 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 www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/ 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. Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272.....................................................(310) 653-5829 School Liaison Program Bldg. 272 (2nd Floor)..........................(310) 653-5262 Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 for TGI Thursday Available “to rent out for special functions by calling (310) 653-8255 or email HarborviewCatering@gmail.com South Bay Catering Bldg. 270..................................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Please call or email HarborviewCatering@ gmail.com for appointment) Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5249

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Family Child Care Bldg. 425..................................(310) 653-6802/8632 Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).........................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harbor View Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403................................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Harbor View Lounge Bldg. 403................................................(310) 653-8958 Open every Friday (Closed on Family Days) Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: Opens at 5 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 ...............................................(310) 653-8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Wednesday NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 403 ................................................(310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only. Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 ...............................................(310) 653-8225 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion........................................(310) 653-8225 School Liaison Program Bldg. 425................................................(310) 653-8456 Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Swimming Pool Bldg. 400...............................................(310) 653-8225 Closed Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m - 6 p.m.

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

CLOSURES

4

Community Center Bldg. 403...................................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UNITE Program Community Cohesion Coordinator ......................................................................(310) 653-5097 Dylan.Sharp.3@spaceforce.mil

• Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays.

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

• Family Days: On Family Days, FSS facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. Visit www.LAFSS.com for closures.

• Youth & Teen Programs Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

• 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 (Education & Training), Military & Family Readiness Center, Marketing, and L.A. Star Awards closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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

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


YOUR FEEDBACK

MATTERS. We would love to hear from you. Let us know how we can serve you better.

Visit LAFSS.com/Feedback or scan the QR code.

FOLLOW US @61FSS 5


January 2024 Monday

Sunday

1 Holiday

Tuesday 2 Family Day

Wednesday 3

Post-Deployment Reintegration / Pre-Deployment Readiness p13

Stepmill Challenge p20 Intramural BBall Sign Up Start p20

M&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday 4

5

Saturday 6

Arcade Time at Dave & Busters p22

Harbor Animal Shelter Supply Drive January 2-31 p28

School-Age Care Winter Break p22 (December 18 - January 5)

7

8

9

10 Capstone p13 LA AFB INTRO p13

11

12 Family Day

13

19

20

First Officer Duty Station p13

Happy New Year 5k Run/Walk p20

I have a Dream Video & Mural p22 Transition Workshop p13

15 Holiday

14

16

17

Pre-Separation p13

18 Managing Your Move p13

Cornhole Competition p21

Family Snow Shuttle p17 We own Friday Obstacle Course & Bon Fire p22

DOL Employment Track p13

22

21

23

24

Key Spouse Initial Training p12

25

26

Winter Scavenger Hunt p23

DoD SkillBridge Program Q&A p13 Intramural BBall Sign Up Ends p20

29

28

30

31

Intramural Basketball Start p20

Intramural Basketball Tuesday - Thursday p20

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p13

• Triple Play Daily Challenes

• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting p24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p13

• 4-H Cooking p24

• Teen Education p24

• Smart Girls p24

• STEAM Center p24

• STEAM Center p24

• Passport to Manhood p24 • Health & Wellness p24

TUESDAY

• STEAM Center p24

• Capstone p13 • Music Lessons p24 • Fine Arts Program p24 • Spanish Club p24

6

THURSDAY • Torch Club p24

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• STEAM Center p24 WWW.LAFSS.COM

27


February 2024 Monday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

M&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

1

4

5

6

7 Pre-Separation p13

2

Valentine’s Day Card Craft p25

Saturday 3

Treadmill Challenge p21

Family Snow Shuttle p17

Health Care Awareness p23

National Groundhog Day p25

8

9

10

First Officer Duty Station p13

Post-Deployment Reintegration / Pre-Deployment Readiness p13

LA AFB INTRO p13

Friday

Thursday

Valentine’s Day Party p25 Valentine’s Craft Night p28

Intramural Basketball Tuesday - Thursday p20

12

11

National Day of Women in Science p25

13

14 Heart Link p12

Presidents' Day Scavenger Hunt p25

15

Key Spouse Virtual Quarterly Meeting p12

Run with Heart Run/Walk p20

Capstone p13

16 Family Day

Couple’s Horseback Riding p17

Managing Your Move p13

Share the Love Valentine’s Day Trip p25

17

National Black Girl Magic Day p25

Transition Workshop p13 Chess Tournament February p21

19 Holiday

18

20

21

Pre-Separation p13

22

23

24

National Banana Day p23

Creative Story Writing - Due p23

Movie Night p28 DOL Employment Track p13 Chess Tournament February p21

26

25

27

28

29 TSP Briefing p14

DoD Education Track p12

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p13

• Triple Play Daily Challenes

• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting p24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p13

• 4-H Cooking p24

• Teen Education p24

• Smart Girls p24

• STEAM Center p24

• STEAM Center p24

• Passport to Manhood p24 • Health & Wellness p24

TUESDAY

• STEAM Center p24

• Capstone p13 • Music Lessons p24 • Fine Arts Program p24 • Spanish Club p24

THURSDAY • Torch Club p24

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• STEAM Center p24 WWW.LAFSS.COM

7


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

BAR & GRILL

Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Closed: January 1 - 8 | February 19

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 or email HarborviewCatering@gmail.com for more information.

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 Harbor View Lounge.

8

• • • • •

$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

• • • •

Free Entry to Club Events Member Only Contests Annual Scholarship Program Free Club Dues to Widows of Military Personnel


HARBOR VIEW LOUNGE Harbor View Lounge (Bldg. 403) at Fort MacArthur (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Open Every Friday Closed on Family Days Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: Opens at 5 p.m. Closed: January 5

APPETIZERS

CHIPS & SALSA.........................................$5 SOUTHWEST EGG ROLLS......................$6 WITH CHIPOTLE RANCH MOZZARELLA STICKS ............................$7 WITH MARINARA SAUCE

BURGERS

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

PIZZA

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

The Harbor View 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 or email HarborviewCatering@gmail.com for more information.

@61FSSHarborViewLounge

CHICKEN STRIPS

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

(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


NAF HUMAN RESOURCES Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 272, C2-302) (310) 653-5085/5292 Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 403 (310) 653-5085/5292 By Appointment Only Email: hro@us.af.mil

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

USAJobs.gov

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

Closed: January 1 & 15 | February 19 @61ForceSupportSquadron

JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AND MAY INCLUDE: • Child & Youth Care

• Human Resources

• Hospitality

• Information Technology

• Custodial & Maintenance

• Outdoor Recreation

• Guest Services

• Accounting

• Food Service

• Marketing

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

Employment opportunities are often available at both Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo and Fort MacArthur in San Pedro. Give us a call, we’re here to help!

10

Search now at USAJOBS.GOV


Cover your assets. Help protect your stuff

starting at 33¢ a day.1 If you know, you know. If you don’t, we do.

RENTERS INSURANCE

usaa.com/renters Countrywide average price for policyholders who have $2,500 personal property coverage, $100,000 liability coverage and $5,000 medical payments coverage as of January 2020. Rates vary by location and risk. Rates are subject to change. Membership eligibility and product restrictions apply and are subject to change. Renters insurance provided by United Services Automobile Association, USAA Casualty Insurance Company, USAA General Indemnity Company, Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance Company, based in San Antonio, TX, USAA Limited (UK) and USAA S.A. (Europe), and is available only to persons eligible for P&C group membership. Each company has sole financial responsibility for its own products. The Department of the Navy does not endorse any company, sponsor or their products or services. MCCS Sponsor. No Federal or DoD endorsement implied. Paid ad. No federal endorsement of advertiser is intended. Neither the Coast Guard nor any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor, or their products or services. © 2021 USAA. 280321-0821

1

11


MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: Closed Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: January 1, 2, 12 & 15 | February 19

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 military members of all branches of service & their families, civilian employees & retirees. Non-Network Online Access Computer Lounge

Location For Weekly Meetings & Programs: Please email M&FRC at LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

Key Spouse:

Key Spouse:

Initial Training

Virtual Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, January 23 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 15 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

COME & SEE WHAT BEING A KEY SPOUSE IS ALL ABOUT Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call M&FRC to schedule the training. This training is for key spouses who were previously a key spouse who recently PCS’ed to Los Angeles AFB and who will be serving as a key spouse. The training is also for Key Spouses who have become a Key Spouse Mentor. Location: Please email MFRC at LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290 for location.

DoD Education Track February 27 - 28 (2 days) | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can learn about education resources available. This is a quarterly workshop part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Location: Please email MFRC at LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290 for location. 12

Heart Link Tuesday, 14 February 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Military 101 for new spouses. Free food, prizes, games and presentations to help you get up to date on military benefits/info! Location: Please email MFRC at LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290 for location.


WEEKLY MEETINGS Capstone (By appointment only)

Tuesdays, January 9, 16 23, 30 | February 6, 13, 20, 27 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

LA AFB INTRO Program

Tuesday, January 9 | February 6 • 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 272, Room C2-205 Newcomers are briefed on the exciting world of the Air Force, Space Force and the cutting-edge technology of SSC. Newcomers will be provided with informational and mandatory briefings in an interactive way!

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, January 11 | February 8 • 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.

Transition Workshop (3 days)

January 8 - 10 | February 12 - 14 • 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)

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, January 3, 10 ,17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 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 3, 10 ,17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed.

January 16 - 17 | February 20 - 21 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This new workshop is part of the Transition Program. 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 18 | February 15 • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

PROGRAMS

*Must have at least 4 participants scheduled, in order to have class.

Pre-Separation Counseling

Monday, January 16 | Tuesday, February 6 & 20 1 p.m. - 3 p.m Are you separating or retiring from military service? Fulfill your 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. Please contact M&FRC to schedule your mandatory Initial Counseling Briefing (310) 653-2590

SERVICES Casualty Assistance Office This office provides dignified & compassionate assistance to survivors of deceased active duty and retired Air Force members. Military & Family Life Counselor Need help with stressful issues? Call (310) 658-2334 for a confidential appointment M&FRC South Bay One-Stop Business & Career Services providing resume writing, resume reviews to our military, civilian, veteran and spouses.

DoD SkillBridge Program Q&A

Tuesday, January 23 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The DOD SkillBridge program gives service members the chance to gain valuable civilian work experience. It offers specific industry training, apprenticeships or internships during the last 180 days of military service. Come learn about the Skillbridge program and get some of your questions answered. Personal Financial Counselor Military personnel can call a Personal Financial Counselor at PFC’s Numbers: Direct: (310) 653-5038 / Cell: (505) 231-3491 for assistance in managing finances, resolving financial issues and reaching long term goals such as education, buying a home and planning for retirement. EFMP DD 3054 Family Needs Assessment? By appointment only. If you are an EFMP family and are PCS’ing, separating/retiring, or received a new diagnosis, you can call (310) 653-5290 or email SSC.LAAFB.EFMPFamilySupport@SpaceForce.mil to complete your EFMP family needs assessment.

13


MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS CENTER

TSP Briefing

Thursday, February 29 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal government employees and uniformed services members, including the Ready Reserve. Established by Congress in the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986, the TSP offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans.

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

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

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

Available For • • • • •

Weddings Corporate Events Promotions Retirements And More

For more information, please contact Patti Orbeck (310) 653-8255 HarborviewCatering@gmail.com

www.LAFSS.com/Harborview

Exclusive Use of Entire Facility. Private & Secure Location at Fort MacArthur. 14


Space Force Families: Update Your Branch of Service in MilitaryChildCare.com

Families can now select Space Force as their Branch of Service in MCC. If you already have a household profile in MCC, please update the sponsor information. Visit MilitaryChildCare.com to log in to your account. Select My Household Profile then Update Sponsor & Spouse Information. Scroll to the Branch of Service section, select Space Force, and save the information. Updating your information does not affect your requests for care. Do you need help with child care, but don't have an MCC account? Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create one for your family. If you need help, contact the Family Support Help Desk at FamilySupport@MilitaryChildCare.com or toll free at 855.696.2934 and select Option 1. To get started, visit: For questions/support, call: MilitaryChildCare.com 855.696.2934 Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

15


OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225 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 Closed: January 1 & 15 | February 19

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.

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRecreation Required

CAMPING GEAR BACKPACKING SPORTS EQUIPMENT WATER SPORTS TRAILERS & BBQS

Call (310) 653-8225, or visit LAFSS.com for the most up-to-date information. *Pricing is subject to change at any time. Some items require a security deposit to check out.

FRIDAY - SUNDAY 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. CLOSED: MONDAY - THURSDAY

16


Events Highlands OUTDOOR RECREATION

To register for an event, call 310-653-8225 or feel free to come by our Fort MacArthur office. We can also be reached by email: 61FSS.ODR@gmail.com

head up to

the

Snow Shuttle Service

January 19 & February 2 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

$20.00 per person Registration begins December 26 Looking for an opportunity to hit the slopes? Join our group shuttle service to one of Southern California's closest and best ski resorts. Enjoy a day shredding that fresh powder. Leave the driving to us; our guide will safely get you back to base. INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION ONLY. You will need to bring or rent your own gear. Purchase your lift ticket upon arrival or beforehand with ITT (see page 18). All trips and events subject to change. Please call ODR to reserve your spot on a trip or to check current details for an event!

Couple's

Horseback Riding February 17 (Call for Details)

$40.00 per person Registration begins January 19 Enjoy stunning 360 degree views of the entire Los Angeles basin, from the San Gabriel/San Fernando Valleys, to the Pacific Ocean, and Palos Verdes on a two hour horseback tour to Mt. Hollywood where we will have the opportunity to see the famous Hollywood Sign. Transporation will be provided from both Fort MacArthur and El Segundo.

17


INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL Los Angeles AFB (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

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.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Wednesday Closed: January 1 & 15 | February 19

BIG BEAR LIFT TICKETS ARE IN! Call or Speak to an ITT representative for the latest ski and lift ticket deals! Call (310) 653-1304 or visit LAFSS.com for more details!

Receive 15% Off the Best Available Rate at any Choice Hotel! Book On-Line at www.ChoiceHotels.com 1. Click on Best Available Rate 2. Click Special Rate/Corp ID and enter base ID#:00230120 3. The selected rate is a Preferred Customer rate (SC15 Rate) 18


LA AFB

Fort MacArthur

(310) 653-1304

(310) 653-8226

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 0930-1630 CLOSED WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS, & SUNDAYS

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 0830-1300 CLOSED WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS, & SUNDAYS

THEME PARKS

OUR PRICE

GATE PRICE

Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2024 (Restrictions Apply) Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2024 w/ Genie+ (Restrictions Apply) Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2024 (Restrictions Apply) Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2024 w/ Genie+(Restrictions Apply)

$265.75 $354.75 $311.25 $429.75

***PLEASE NOTE***

A great day, for a low price! The prices listed below are subject to change at any time, without notice. Updated: 12 DECEMBER 2023

Child Age Range DISNEYLAND RESORT (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) Adult Child Adult Child *Purchasing the "Genie+" option adds access to the LightningLane and PhotoPass in the Disneyland App *Reservations are required for each day, hopper tickets only require a reservation for your starting park MILITARY SALUTE DISNEYLAND TICKETS * Limit 6 per calendar year * ID required at the park * VALID 2 JAN - 13 DEC 2024 *

DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS

Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3+

*Multiday tickets expire 13 days after first use*

Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base w/ Genie+ Disney 1-Day Hopper Disney 1-Day Hopper w/ Genie+ Disney 2-day Base *DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day Tickets* Disney 2-day Base w/ Genie+ Disney 2-day Hopper Disney 2-day Hopper w/ Genie+ Disney 3-day Base *DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (3) 1-Day Tickets* Disney 3-day Base w/ Genie+ Disney 3-day Hopper Disney 3-day Hopper w/ Genie+ Disney 4-Day Base Disney 4-Day Base w/ Genie+ Disney 4-Day Hopper Disney 4-Day Hopper w/ Genie+ Disney 5-Day Base Disney 5-Day Base w/ Genie+ Disney 5-Day Hopper Disney 5-Day Hopper w/ Genie+

$105.50 $135.50 $171.50 $200.00 $306.50 $362.00 $370.50 $425.50 $385.25 $469.50 $454.50 $538.00 $439.75 $552.75 $508.75 $621.25 $474.25 $616.25 $548.25 $689.75

$365.00 $425.00 $395.00 $475.00

Ages 3+

$100.00 $129.50 $165.50 $194.00 $286.50 $342.50 $350.75 $406.00 $360.50 $445.00 $429.75 $513.50 $415.00 $528.75 $484.00 $596.75 $444.75 $587.00 $518.75 $660.25

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 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

$104-$194 $134-$224 $169-$259 $199-$289 $310.00 $370.00 $375.00 $435.00 $390.00 $480.00 $460.00 $550.00 $445.00 $565.00 $515.00 $635.00 $480.00 $630.00 $555.00 $705.00

DISNEYLAND KID'S SPECIAL TICKETS *Multiday tickets expire 13 days after first use* VALID 8 JAN - 10 MAR 2024*

Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base KID'S SPECIAL Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base w/ Genie+ KID'S SPECIAL Disney 1-Day Hopper KID'S SPECIAL Disney 1-Day Hopper w/ Genie+ KID'S SPECIAL Disney 2-day Base KID'S SPECIAL Disney 2-day Base w/ Genie+ KID'S SPECIAL Disney 2-day Hopper KID'S SPECIAL Disney 2-day Hopper w/ Genie+ KID'S SPECIAL Disney 3-day Base KID'S SPECIAL Disney 3-day Base w/ Genie+ KID'S SPECIAL Disney 3-day Hopper KID'S SPECIAL Disney 3-day Hopper w/ Genie+ KID'S SPECIAL

$49.00 $78.25 $82.75 $111.75 $94.50 $151.25 $156.00 $212.75 $142.00 $227.00 $208.00 $293.00

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 3-9 Ages 3-9

SO CAL RESIDENT DISNEYLAND TICKETS * Proof of residency required at the park * VALID 2 JAN - 2 JUN 2024 *

$98-$183 $128-$213 $163-$248 $193-$278 $290.00 $350.00 $355.00 $415.00 $365.00 $455.00 $435.00 $525.00 $420.00 $540.00 $490.00 $610.00 $450.00 $300.00 $525.00 $675.00

$50.00 $80.00 $85.00 $115.00 $100.00 $160.00 $165.00 $225.00 $150.00 $240.00 $220.00 $310.00

Ages 3+ $221.00 $225.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Base (Mon-Thur) Ages 3+ $309.25 $315.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Base w/ Genie+ (Mon-Thur) Ages 3+ $289.75 $295.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Hopper (Mon-Thur) Ages 3+ $378.00 $385.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Hopper w/ Genie+ (Mon-Thur) Ages 3+ $270.00 $365.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Base (ANYDAY) Ages 3+ $358.50 $425.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Base w/ Genie+ (ANYDAY) This price list is subject to change at any time. Call or click here to verify pricing. Updated 30 Nov. Ages 3+ $338.75 $395.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Hopper (ANYDAY) Ages 3+ $427.00 $475.00 Disney 3-Day So Cal Resident Hopper w/ Genie+ (ANYDAY)

FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (Blockout Dates Apply)

Universal Studios: 1-Day GA

(Date Specific up to 23 DEC 2023)

Adult

$112.00

Child

Age Range Ages 3+

All Ages $154.00

19


FITNESS & SPORTS CENTER

24-hour access available for registered patrons.

Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 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 - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

(Family Days): January 12 | February 16 Fort Mac Closed LA AFB Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Both Locations Closed January 1 & 15 | February 19

January Fitness Challenge: Stepmill 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

@61FSSFitnessCenter

@LAAFBFitness

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.

K 5

Wednesday January 17 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LA AFB Racquetball Court

5K RUN / WALK Wednesday, January 10 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. LA AFB 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 20

Happy New Year!! Let’s play some Cornhole!! The competition is singles and total score wins.

Before each meal, walk as hard as you can for one minute, following by gentle strolling for one minute. Repeat 6 times. You can substitute some upper body weightlifting for a couple of the walking sessions. Repeat 4-6 times per week. This will be posted at the front of the fitness center all January.

Intramural Intramural Intramural Basketball Basketball Basketball

2024 2024

Intramural games will be played between units on base. Champions get an Intramural championship t-shirt and a trophy! Sign up and compete; open for coaches and players.

Season Begins

January 30th! click here to sign up!


Visit us at www.lafss.com/ fitness/aerobics for the most up-to-date schedule of our courses. COURSES ARE FREE. No pre-registration required. *Instructor and class content are subject to change. February Fitness Challenge: Treadmill 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

1000 lbs. & 500 lbs. Club

Purpose: The purpose of the 1000 lbs. and 500 lbs. clubs is to acknowledge the physical achievement and dedication to training of Los Angeles Air Force Base Personnel. Overview: To become a "member" of the club, one must perform one repetition of a Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. After all 3 lifts are successfully completed, the total weight lifted is added up. To be a member of the 500 lb. club (women only), the total weight lifted must 500 lbs or greater. To be a member of the 1000 lb. club (open), the total weight lifted must be 1000 lbs or greater. All lifts must occur on the same day within a 60 minute time period under the guidance of the fitness center staff. Rankings will be developed by total pound for pound strength (total weight lifted/total body weight). How to participate: Set-up an appointment with our staff at either El Segundo or Fort MacArthur who will act as judges and spotters for your lifts. This challenge is ongoing and can be completed anytime during the year and you may re-test at any time as well.

K 5

5K RUN / WALK Wednesday, February 14 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

February 12-22 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

LA AFB Racquetball Courts This is a great opportunity to compete with your mind and show your mental strength against various challenges. POC: Tyree Love

LA AFB 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

Teams will utilize several sports' skills in this exciting, team-based competition! Games Start in February.

Sign up your Unit today! POC: Ronnie Wade

Intramural Intramural Intramural Basketball Basketball Basketball

2024 2024

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Tuesdays through Thursdays | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sign-up deadline:

January 23rd! click here to sign up!

Intramural games will be played Tuesdays through Thursdays where units on base will compete against each other. Champions get an Intramural championship t-shirt and a trophy! Play-off Games will be held in March!

21


YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Youth & Teen Program Hours Monday - Thursday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Youth Programs supports dependents of active-duty military, retired military, active reservists, DoD personnel, and those living on base with a current Tierra Vista contract and provides age-appropriate activities, classes, trips, and events for youth ages 5 – 18 years.

School Age Program Hours Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Holiday Hours December 18-January 5: 12 p.m. - 6p.m.

@61FSSCYP

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

@61FSSYouthPrograms

E TIME D CA

AT

AR

Closed: January 1, 2, 12 & 15 | February 16 & 19

December 18 - January 5 Youth Ages 5 - 12

If you want to keep your child active, engaged, and having fun sign them up for the School Age Care Winter Camp. There are fun activities offered to include: science, gardening, art, fitness, and educational activities. The youth also go on fieldtrips during camp. To register your youth, go on www.militarychildcare.com choosing the weeks you would like care. You will receive an invite from Youth Programs if space is available.

Video & Mural Tuesday, January 9 Youth Ages 9-18

Show off your talents when writing a poem or story about what your dream is! Let us see your personal talents shine through. Youth Program members will also learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream. 22

Friday, January 5 | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Youth Ages 9-18

Youth Program members will enjoy lunch at the Del Amo Mall and arcade time at Dave & Buster's. Youth members will pay for their lunch and arcade games. Permission slips required by the January 4.

We Own Friday Obstacle Course & Bon Fire Friday, January 19 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Youth Ages 12-18

Teens! Check out what Youth Programs can offer you and your friends! This night will be your opportunity to check it out before getting your annual membership. Membership is $40 per year.


Wednesday, January 24 | 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Youth Ages 9-18

Youth, come and see what you can find! Use your brilliant mind to locate the items in the scavenger hunt

Creative Story Writing

Health Care Awareness All of February Youth Ages 9-18

Due by February 21 Youth Ages 9-18

Write and share a story of thankfulness with us for the opportunity to have it published in the FORCE magazine! Send stories to Rebecca.Ambro@spaceforce.mil by February 21 with the youth's name, age, and sponsor's email & phone along with the submission.

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 offered based on availability. 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.

February is Heart Healthy and Cancer Awareness month! Let's stay healthy by keeping hearts pumping and body's moving. The Youth Center has a new exercise area established with age-appropriate equipment for them to use under staff supervision. We will utilize this new area to do calisthenics and other exercises during the month.

Youth & Teen Program (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. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on positive socialization, recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team-building skills.

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

$40 PER

MEMBERSHIP YEAR YOUTH & TEEN PRO GRA MS

23


YOUTH PROGRAMS

WEEKLY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS 4-H Clover Buds/Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 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.

BGCA Smart Girls (Ages 9-18)

First Wednesday of the Month, 4 p.m. - 5 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.

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

Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 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!

Passport to Manhood (Ages 9-18)

Last Wednesday of the Month, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. A 14-session program that focuses on specific aspects of manhood through interactive activities. Open to boys ages 9 to 18 who are Youth Programs Members.

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Teen Education (Ages 13-18)

Mondays, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss various topics related to college and job readiness, Money Matters, and Diplomas to Degrees.

Guitar/Drums/Piano/Music Lessons (FREE LESSONS) (Ages 9-18 younger youth may be accepted)

Are you interested in learning to play the guitar or drums? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn some new skills. Call Youth Programs at (310) 653-8383 to register for a time slot with youth name, parent’s number, and email for Zoom.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

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

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Experience cooking, gardening, and discussions on various approaches to being emotionally and physically healthy.

BGCA Torch Leadership Club (Ages 9-12)

Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 5 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.

4-H Healthy Lifestyle Cooking (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Come on in to develop your cooking abilities. Learn about safety in the kitchen, health, and sanitation, how to set a dining table. Explore your experimental cooking by adding your own touches to recipes and trying foods you have never tried before. Learn some of the science behind cooking your meals.

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

24

Monday - Friday (Ages 9-18) : 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays (Ages 5 to 8) : 4 p.m. - 5 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.


FEB

2

National Groundhog Day

FEB

6

Valentine’s Day Card Craft

Friday, February 2 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Celebrate the tradition of Groundhog Day! Youth Program members can watch a movie and enjoy tasty treats.

Let your creativity flow during Open Art by making Valentine's Day cards with a 3D pop-up effect! These cards will be handed out on Valentine's Day at a local retirement home.

Youth Ages 9-18

FEB

9

Valentine’s Day Party

Friday, February 9 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Youth Ages 9-18

Open Recreation Youth - join us for a night to remember! Wear your best red, white or pink party attire for a fun evening with friends! Interested in joining the party planning committee? Join us on February 1 to decide on the theme, music, decorating committee, food, games, location and clean-up committee for the Valentine's Day Party!

FEB

13

Presidents’ Day Scavenger Hunt

Youth Ages 9-18

FEB

12

Monday, February 12 | 4 p.m. Youth Ages 9-18

Celebrate women in STEM! Participate in fun science activities and hear from women who work in the field of science.

FEB

14

Tuesday, February 13 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Youth Ages 9-18

Show off your presidential knowledge by following the clues of elected Presidents' and their accomplishments while in office. The first scavenger to finish the quiz will win the challenge!

FEB

15

National Black Girl Magic Day

Thursday, February 15 | 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

National Day of Women in Science

Share the Love Valentine's Day Trip

Wednesday, February 14 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Youth Ages 9-18

Youth Program members will be making a special visit to a local retirement home to give them handmade Valentine's Day cards and a large fruit basket.Permission slips are required.

FEB

23

National Banana Bread Day

Youth Ages 9-18

Friday, February 23 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Learn how to make your dreams come true! Celebrate Black History Month with our guest speaker who will share their accomplishments as an entrepreneur.

Expand your cooking skills and enjoy some tasty banana bread on this national day! Space is limited, sign-up today!

Youth Ages 9-18

25


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

FOLLOW US @61FSS Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended. 26


California Plaque Small 5" x 13": $49 Large 7" x 19": $59

Space Force Tumbler 20 oz Tumblr: $30

16oz Ceramic Mug

Ceramic Bistro Mug: $10

Order Forms & Product Prices Available Online www.LAFSS.com/LASA (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

Closed: Monday Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed every first Thursday of the month for training. Closed: December 25 - January 8, 2024 Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

27


COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed: January 1, 2 & 15; February 19

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) 653-8255

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Harbor

Animal Shelter + Supply Drive + January 3 - 31 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, bandanas for photos, cat beds, pee pads, newspaper, pet waste bags, leashes & collars (all sizes), towels & blankets, & non-clumping cat litter.

Valentine's

Craft Night

Friday, February 9 | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 23 | 6:30 p.m.

Community Center Ballroom

Community Center Ballroom

Bring your spouse, kids and loved ones out to the Community Center for a Valentine's themed craft, while

Join the Community Center for a FREE

supplies last! This program is open to anyone with base

Friday Movie Night! Movie is TBD.

access. All ages are welcome. For more information, call the For more information, call the Community Center at (310) 653-8343 28

Community Center at (310) 653-8343


Notary Service

$5

per signature verified

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Available by Appointment

Kids KKoonn nneection

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CLOSED Holidays Come see our newly remodeled Kids Konnection room filled with educational toys and activities for children ages 5 and under. This is a self-directed activity and parents must remain with their children at all times.

Party Room Reservations

Available Fridays Only, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Community Center has space available for a Potluck Party Room. The room is available for adult use only: baby showers, anniversary parties, organizational functions, etc. The Harborview Lounge will be open to serve your needs (no outside alcohol permitted). Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance. Security Deposit is refundable. Included: Tables, Chairs, Electric Food Warmers (Must Bring Own Foil Pans). Microwave, Trash Can Must be 21 or older.

Room

Group Size

Price

Deposit

Patio Room

50 & under

$50.00

$50.00

CYBER

ZONE

Monday – Friday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Need to work on your resume or send some emails, but don’t have access to a computer? Or do you need Wi-Fi for your portable device? The Cyber Zone has 3 iMac computers and an available Wi-Fi hot spot for personal and portable devices. First come, first serve basis. 29


CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace. Closed: January 1 & 15 | February 19

@61FSSCYP

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.

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 xFCC

We care for your children

CREATE ACCOUNT

The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of providing military and DoD- Affiliated families

SEARCH & REQUEST CARE

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

MANAGE MY REQUESTS

MilitaryChildCare.com We offer the following programs types:

UPDATE MY PROFILE

To get started, visit: MilitaryChildCare.com For questions/support, call: (855) 696-2934 30

• Child Development Center (CDC) • Family Child Care (FCC) • School Age Care (SAC)


FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care (310) 653-6802 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. CYP.FCC.LOSA@gmail.com

@61FSSCYP

Interested in Becoming a Family Child Care Provider? Far from a simple babysitting service, the FCC Program is looking for individuals who wish to be child care professionals. You can operate your own home-based business, set your own hours, be with your children and care for other children at home. The FCC staff will train and help you provide safe and nurturing in-home care for children 2 weeks to 12 years in your home. You must be 18 years of age or older, able to speak English, in good mental and physical health and willing to undergo a comprehensive background check. After you complete a basic orientation program, you can set your own hours and fees and begin to care for children on an hourly, part-day or full-day schedule. Call now to get started.

We need you on our team! Become a Family Child Care Provider. One License goes a long way! Want to be your own Boss? Family Child Care may be for you.

31


SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 272, 2nd Floor) (310) 653-5262 Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8456 Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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.

@61FSSCYP

Closed: January 1 & 15 | February 19

SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM GOALS

YOUR SCHOOL LIAISON • Serves as the primary point of contact for school related matters

• Identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions

• Represents, informs, and assists Command

• Promote parental involvement, educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military connected children

• Assists military families with educational issues • Coordinates with local school systems

• Coordinate and develop educational partnerships

• Forges partnerships between the military, community & schools

• Provide students, parents, and school personnel with the tools they need to overcome education barriers.

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 f ree 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.

LETS CELEBRATE WORLD TEACHERS' DAY OCTOBER 5, 2023

The California Department of Education encourages you to annually recognize October 5 as World Teachers' Day. This day was first created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Foundation (UNESCO) in 1966 and remains a holiday today, celebrated every year on October 5th.

32

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.