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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.
The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Los Angeles Air Force Base, DoD or the U.S. Air Force. All program dates and times are subject to change. Visit us online at www.LAFSS.com Commercial sponsorship and advertising are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil Advertisements and partnered sponsorships contained in this publication do not imply federal endorsement.
09 BIG GAME Football Party
Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue
Join us on Sunday February 2 for the BIG GAME Football Party at the Harborview Lounge. Enjoy some Tacos, Games, Prizes & Drink Specials. (18+ Over)
12 Heart Link Military 101 for new spouses. Free food, prizes, games and presentations to help you get up to date on military benefits and information.
14 Temecula Winery Tours The Community Center is taking a trip to 3 of Temecula’s beautiful wineries. Wilson’s Creek Winery, Ponte Winery (lunch at this location), & Callaway Vineyard & Winery. We will be stopping for breakfast along the way.
Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey
20 Girls STEM Day Join the Youth Program, for an afternoon celebrating girls in STEM professions. We will have a female engineer open the program and the girls will move into a STEM project for the afternoon. We are excited to welcome all girls and hope to spark an interest in STEM programming.
Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes Additional photography provided by base Photo Services
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23 Tuition Assistance Program 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.
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South Bay Café & Lounge/ Catering
Harborview Lounge / Catering
Fitness & Sports Centers
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NAF Human Resources
Airman & Family Readiness Center
• Commercial Deliveries/Services (i.e. Fed Ex, Amazon, Cable, Trash, Newspaper, etc): There is no need for the individual to come to the gate, it can be delivered to the home.
LA Star Awards
• Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates.
Information, Tickets & Travel
Child Development Center
Family Child Care
School Liaison Officer
• Visitors: Sponsor must come to the gate and sponsor their visitor on.
• 100% ID checks are still in effect: This includes all passengers within vehicles; to include military dependents (age 10 or over).
200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245
2400 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA. 90731
Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Community Cohesion Coordinator .........................................................(310) 653-8531
Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5121/5087
Club Membership Services Bldg. 270......................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)...............(310) 653-5085/5679 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Walk-Ins)
Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
South Bay Café & Lounge Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Café Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
• Lounge Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Monday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
*Military in uniform will have priority for entirety of the walk-in hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointments) Appointments can be made at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments Preferred Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Every 1st Saturday of the Month: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
South Bay Catering Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointment Only)
Family Child Care Bldg. 425..........................(310) 653-6802/8632
Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-2803 Lounge | Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 410 .....................................(310) 653-8943 Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am. - 2 p.m.
Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5249
Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226
Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5829
Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Friday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
• Federal Holidays: All 61 FSS facilities will be closed on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. Closure of Food/Lounge operations will be determined on a case-by-case basis & advertised separately.
• Open Recreation School Break Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
• Family Days: On Family Days, Force Support facilities will support minimal manning for our employees and limited services will be available. The following facilities will be closed: AFRC, CDC, SouthBay Café, LA Star Awards & Youth Center and School Age Program.
• School Age Program Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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T O F TH E E N ACTIVITIES P AI
• 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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Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611
D E PA R
Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664
Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383 • Open Recreation School Days Monday/ Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday/ Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Base Operator (310) 653-1110
Outdoor Recreation / Equipment Rentals /Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 403 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Club Member Breakfast p8
Department of Labor p12
Varsity Men’s Basketball p10
Transition Workshop p12
Smart Girls p21
SMC 2.0 Intro p12
IC & Pre-Separation p12
Big Game Football Party p9
Heart Link p12
26 Managing Your Move p13
First Officer Duty Station p13
Passport to Manhood p21
First Thursdays p8
Key Spouse Training 13
Girl’s STEM Day p20
PAB Meeting p22
Quarterback Challenge p10
3 Point Basketball Competition p10
14 Family Day
Valentine’s Family Dance p20
Paint & Sip p14
CC / OUTDOOR REC
A&FRC / SLO
DoD Education Track p12
Run with Heart 5K p10
Ski Shuttle p16
Varsity Men’s Basketball p10
Zip Line Catalina p16
Temecula Winery Tours p14
Black History Museum Science Center p21
Stepmill Challenge p10
• Sports & Recreation p21
• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p21
• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting p21
• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21
• Fine Arts Program p21
• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21
• Keystone Club p21
• Youth Karate p21
• STEM Center p21
• Deployment Readiness p12
• Running Group p10
• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21
• Torch Club p21
• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21
• Deployment Reintegration p12
• Capstone p12
• Explorer Club p21
• Youth Karate p21
MONDAY • STEM Center p21
WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS
YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC
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LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731
Fort MacArthur Inn is the lodging operation for Los Angeles AFB. It is located in the city of San Pedro, 20 miles south of LA AFB and offers 72 non-smoking units. We strive to ensure our guests have a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and a pleasant stay.
For reservations, call or email: (310) 653-8296 FortMacArthurInn@gmail.com or DoDLodging.net
Space-Available reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, depending on the base occupancy and at the lodging managers’ discretion. Space-A reservations for TLF can only be made up to 30 days in advance in accordance to AFI 34-135 Table 3.5. A confirmed reservation may not guarantee a specific room type.
7 Days a Week: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out: 11 a.m.
Find peace of mind staying in the comfort and security of Base Lodging.
Visiting Officer Quarter/Visiting Quarter (VOQ/VQ)
Temporary Lodging Facility TLF
Visitor Suites One Bedroom (Two-Bedroom $130)
HARBOR VIEW OPEN FRIDAY NIGHTS FOOD AVAILABLE 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. SEE PAGE 9 Chicken Nuggets | Chicken Strips | Chicken Wings Mini Corn Dogs | Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza | Fries 6
SOUTH BAY CAFE & LOUNGE AT EL SEGUNDO South Bay Cafe (Bldg. 270) Monday - Friday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. South Bay Lounge (Bldg. 270) Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The South Bay Café is proud to serve quality meals, provide friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the LA AFB community. Breakfast and lunch is served daily and offers hot-line foods, special orders and made-to-order sandwiches, and assorted beverages. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.
Closed: February 14 & 17
FEBRUARY 6 AT 3 P.M. $5 Pitchers (Domestic Only) During the 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Social Hour. Complimentary Chicken Wings (while supplies last)
Tuesday, February 11 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Club Member Breakfast served inside the South Bay Lounge.
$8.95 Club Members | $9.95 Non-Members To-Go: $0.50 per ounce * Dine In Only For All You Can Eat
No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended nor implied.
HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803 Lounge Hours: Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Food Available | Family Friendly Closed: February 14 & 17
The Harborview Lounge offers relaxing views, friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the Fort MacArthur community. Join us on Friday Nights for drinks, cocktails, billiards, dancing and more. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information. @61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview
FOOD AVAILABLE 5 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Chicken Nuggets | Chicken Strips | Chicken Wings Mini Corn Dogs | Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza | Fries
FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 24-hour access available - Registration required Closed: February 17 Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed 24-hour access available - Registration required Closed: February 17
Run with Heart 5K Run/ Walk
Thursday, February 12, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Health Promotionâ€™s Conference Room 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 Stephens
Friday, February 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: El Segundo Sports Field Do you think you have the best arm on base?! Come out and compete for accuracy and distance! The further you throw the more points you receive. For more information contact the Fitness Center. POC: Joe Murray
3 Point Basketball Competition
Friday, February 28, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: El Segundo Fitness Center 60 Seconds, 2 balls, and 2 rebounderâ€™s. Are you a top 3-point shooter on base? Contact the Fitness Center to Sign-Up POC: Tyree Love
Military, Dependents, DoD Civilians & Aerospace employees are eligible to access both fitness centers. Ask About: Incentive Programs, Military Fitness Testing (310) 653-6771, Intramural & Varsity Sports Must Know Rules: 100% ID check at all times & Wear proper attire @61FSSFitnessCenter
Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Location: Live Oak Park, Manhattan Beach (1601 N. Valley Dr.) Join us Wednesday mornings at Manhattan Beach and enjoy a beautiful run along the beach. POC: Courtney.Stephens.firstname.lastname@example.org
Stepmill Challenge (FIP)
All of February Log your miles all month long - Participant with the most miles wins a prize! *Health and Wellness Center Fitness Improvement Program
Trek Across America & California
All of February Trek Across America & California are self paced programs that allow individuals to be rewarded when the goal is achieved. The program is based on the honor system and is a year round program. Prizes are given when you reach highlighted landmarks along the map. If you participate in the Trek across California, you can transfer your mileage to the USA Trek but prizes will start from Amarillo, Texas. Modes of travel can be achieved through the following exercises: Treadmill, Bike, Stepper, Cross Trainer, Rower & Run/Walk
Group Fitness Aerobics
Visit us Online at www.LAFSS.com 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.
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Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions.
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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 400) (310) 653-8226 November 2019 - May 2020 Friday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil
The Fort MacArthur swimming pool is open to all base members and Tierra Vista housing residents. Features include: • Heated Pool • Water Spray Park • Dedicated 25 Yard Lap-Swim Area Direct any questions or concerns to 61st Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Management located at the Community Center. Admission is FREE
NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
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El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 410 (310) 653-8943 Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Email: email@example.com
LEARN ABOUT TIPS AND BENEFITS YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON • Career Development • Benefits & Entitlement • Current NAF Job Openings
• General Questions • How to Apply
Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: February 14 & 17
Search current NAF openings at Air Force bases worldwide Apply online! It’s never been easier.
AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5428
Our team provides comprehensive work/life consultations, workshops, seminars and information.
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Let us help with financial planning, employment, parenting & marriage enhancement, deployment, K-12 education, special needs support, casualty assistance, and relocation services.
Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training Closed: February 14 & 17
Supporting Airmen & their families, civilian employees & retirees. Non-Network Online Access Computer Lounge
February 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2- 205
Military 101 for new spouses. Free food, prizes, games and presentations to help you get up to date on military benefits and information.
February 24-25 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2- 205
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.
Casualty Assistance Office
Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling
This office provides dignified & compassionate assistance to survivors of deceased active duty and retired Air Force members.
Personal Financial Counselor
Military personnel can call Ms. Deborah Ellis at (505) 231-3491 to discuss financial issues.
Monday, February 3, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Are you separating or retiring? Fulfill your initial counseling & pre-separation briefing requirement.
SMC 2.O INTRO Program
Military & Family Life Counselor
February 3-4, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 270, RPC Conference Room Newcomers are briefed on the exciting world of the Air Force and the cutting edge technology of SMC 2.0. They will be provided with informational briefings, as well as a base tour, and civilian members will be sworn in. Please be sure to register at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or call (310) 653-5290.
Need help with stressful issues? Call (310) 658-2334 for a confidential appointment
Capstone (By appointment only)
Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C1-209 Required for all military that are separating or retiring.
(Military dismissed after comfort break 9:50 a.m.)
Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9:30 a.m. â€“ 10 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
February 3-5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-201/202 The five-day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing. Spouses are welcome. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.
DoD Education Track (2 days)
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed. 12
February 5-6, 8 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-205 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).
EFMP & Special Needs Network:
First Officer Duty Station
MILITARY PARENTS AS ADVOCATES AND MENTOR NAVIGATOR PROGRAM
Wednesday, February 12, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 This is a mandatory class for all O1 & O2 who are new to Los Angeles Air Force Base. Open to military and civilians. Learn budgetary basics, saving tips, and how to survive in this high cost area.
Location: Fort MacArthur Community Center Southwest Room Please contact Leah Goss, EFMP-FS Coordinator for more questions and to pre-register. (310) 653-5536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Spouse Initial Training
Thursday, February 20, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-201-202 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.
Managing Your Move
Thursday, February 26, 1 p.m. â€“ 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.
This is a 6 week certification course for parents who have children that require an IEP. Parents will learn vital information, techniques, resources, advocacy, and strategies for improving the lives of autistic and developmentally disabled children. They will also learn how to identify other families in need and serve as mentors for those families. This is critical in the transient military community, where families often lack traditional support systems such as close-knit family, long-term friendships, and religious institutions. As trained parent advocates, they will receive ongoing training and support for effective community organizing and advocacy, ultimately striving for legislative change and policy shifts. 1.
Identifying the Early Warning Signs of Developmental + Related Disorders and Understanding Assessment Results.
Regional Center Overview: Laws, Decision Making, Early Start, Individualized Family Service Plan, and the Lanterman Act.
Regional Center Purchase of Services (POS) Disparities
Individual Education Plans (IEPâ€™s)
When the IEP Process Fails: Mediation and Due Process
How to Identify Resources and Navigating Systems of Care
Spring 1: January 6 - March 6 Spring 2: March 16 - May 15
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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343
Multi-purpose 22,000 sq. ft. facility offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Located at historic Fort MacArthur, San Pedro.
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CC.61FSS@gmail.com
We offer a number of rooms for scheduling meetings, social and special events. Event catering services available, (310) 653-8341.
Closed: February 14 & 17
Friday, February 7, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Ages 16 & over Location: Community Center Ballroom
Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Community Center is hosting a Paint & Sip in our Grand Ballroom. All ages 16+ are welcome to enjoy a night of fun whether you are with your sweetie, friends, or taking time away for yourself. Cost is $35 per person and includes a single glass of wine, beer on tap, or a nonalcoholic beverage.
COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, Other Branches Assigned to LAAFB $35 All Other Branches, DoD, Civilians & Guest $35 PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Saturday, February 22, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Ages 21 & over Location: Temecula, CA
The Community Center is taking a trip to 3 of Temecula’s beautiful wineries. Wilson’s Creek Winery, Ponte Winery (lunch at this location), & Callaway Vineyard & Winery. We will be stopping for breakfast along the way. Cost is for transportation only and does not include wine tastings, breakfast/lunch, or souvenirs.
COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, Other Branches Assigned to LAAFB $20 All Other Branches, DoD, Civilians & Guest $20 PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Available Fridays only, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Space is available for events such as potlucks, baby showers, anniversary parties, organizational functions, etc. Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance. The Harborview Lounge is available as no outside alcohol is permitted. Security deposit is required and refundable. Tables, chairs, electric food warmers, fridge, and a microwave are included if needed. Must be 21 or older to reserve.
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Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Need to work on your resume or send some emails, but don’t have access to a computer? Or do you need Wi-Fi for your portable device? The Cyber Zone has 2 iMac computers and an available Wi-Fi hot spot for personal and portable devices.
NOW AVAILABLE! The Community Center now has a Notary on staff to serve our service members and their families!
The Harbor Brew The Harbor Brew Coffee service is available for small meetings, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Community Center only.
From acknowledgments to Power of Attorneys, we have you covered! The cost is $5 per signature verified. Give Erin a call at the Community Center today to make an appointment!
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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil
Outdoor Recreation is your one-stop center for year-round Southern California outdoor fun and adventure. Our experienced staff are devoted to bringing you exciting recreation opportunities, a wide variety of equipment rentals, guided adventures and discount tickets to area attractions. Learn more about RecOn and Single Airmen programs at www.LAFSS.com/ODR/R4R-Programs
Closed: February 14 & 17 @61FSSOutdoorRecreation
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Location: Fort MacArthur | 5+
Catch some z's while ODR takes care of getting you to and from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before the lifts open. Transportation only. COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, Other Branches Assigned to LAAFB $20 All Other Branches, DoD, Retirees, Contractors, Civilians & Guest $20 R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Saturday, February 22 | Registration Deadline: February 19 Location: Catalina Island | All Ages
See the picturesque Catalina Island like never before while soaring down 5 separate zip lines from 600 feet above sea level. The 3⁄4 mile five-line course offers heights of up to 300ft above the ground and reaches speeds of up to 40 MPH! Both land and water transportation are included from Fort MacArthur. COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, other branches assigned to LAAFB $50 All Other Branches, DoD, Retirees, Contractors, Civilians & Guest $200 SAPI PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
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Camping Equipment Hiking Necessities Kayaks Standup Paddle Boards BBQ Grills & Coolers
Canopies, Tables & Chairs Concession Machines:
Bounce Houses And Much More!
(Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cone)
El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C2-336) (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Every Friday Closed: February 14 & 17
Polar Camel Stainless Steel Insulated •
12oz Wine Tumbler $24
15oz Mug $28
20oz Tumbler $30
30oz Tumbler $35
60oz Growler $49
14” x 11” / $45
(10” x 8” view area)
20” x 16” / $55
(14” x 11” view area)
Fort MacArthur 100th Year Souvenir $15
14oz Mug $10 $8
INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 - 2 p.m. Open every 1st Saturday of the month Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed: February 14 & 17
Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Tickets & Tours is now located in the AAFES BX next to the furniture store. E-ticket sales are also available at Fort MacArthur. Visit Outdoor Recreation located inside the Community Center in building 403 across from the base swimming pool. Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT @Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT
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LA AFB (310) 653-1304
LA AFB ITT
Monday- Friday 0930-1630
Monday & Friday 0830-1630 Tuesday- Thursday 0830-1300
First Saturday 0800-1200
Fort MacArthur (310) 653-8226 THEME PARKS
***PLEASE NOTE*** The prices listed below are subject to change at any time, without notice. OUR PRICE
Adult Child Child Age Range DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (w/o MaxPass) Adult Child $184.00 with restrictions Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2020 $182.00 $204.00 with restrictions Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2020 $202.00 Ages 3-9 $104-$149 $98-$141 Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day 1-Park Only $104.00 $98.00 Ages 3-9 $154-$199 $148-$191 Disney 1-Day Hopper $154.00 $148.00 Ages 3-9 $225.00 $210.00 Disney 2-day Non-Hopper $213.00 $202.00 Ages 3-9 $260.00 $248.00 Disney 2-day Hopper $268.00 $250.00 Ages 3-9 $300.00 $271.00 Disney 3-day Non-Hopper $281.00 $266.00 Ages 3-9 $355.00 $335.00 Disney 3-day Hopper $330.00 $321.00 Ages 3-9 $325.00 $305.00 Disney 4-Day Non-Hopper $305.00 $288.00 Ages 3-9 $380.00 $360.00 Disney 4-Day Hopper $352.00 $334.00 Ages 3-9 $329.00 $320.00 Disney 5-Day Non-Hopper $320.00 $301.00 Ages 3-9 $395.00 $375.00 Disney 5-Day Hopper $368.00 $350.00 Adult Child Child Age Range DISNEYLAND With MaxPass Adult Child $229.00 with restrictions 3-Day Military Salute 2020 Hopper w/ MaxPass $227.00 $264.00 with restrictions 4-Day Military Salute 2020 Hopper w/ MaxPass $262.00 Ages 3-9 $119-164 $113-156 Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day 1-Park Only w/ MAXPASS $116.50 $110.50 Ages 3-9 $169-214 $163-206 Disney 1-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS $166.50 $160.50 Ages 3-9 $255.00 $240.00 Disney 2-day Non-Hopper w/ MAXPASS $238.00 $227.00 Ages 3-9 $310.00 $295.00 Disney 2-day Hopper w/ MAXPASS $293.00 $275.00 Ages 3-9 $345.00 $325.00 Disney 3-day Non-Hopper w/ MAXPASS $318.50 $303.50 Ages 3-9 $400.00 $380.00 Disney 3-day Hopper w/ MAXPASS $367.50 $358.50 Ages 3-9 $385.00 $365.00 Disney 4-Day Non-Hopper w/ MAXPASS $355.00 $338.00 Ages 3-9 $440.00 $420.00 Disney 4-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS $402.00 $384.00 Ages 3-9 $404.00 $395.00 Disney 5-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS $382.50 $363.50 Ages 3-9 $470.00 $450.00 Disney 5-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS $430.50 $412.50 All Ages All Ages UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Age Range $139.00 Under 2 free $99.50 Universal Studios: 1-Day General Admission (Blackout Days Apply) N/A Under 2 free $119.25 Universal Studios: 2-Day General Admission N/A Under 2 free $126.75 Universal Studios: Annual Pass (Blackout Days Apply) All Ages All Ages LEGOLAND Age Range $104.99 Under 2 free $67.00 Legoland 1-Day Legoland Park Only $124.99 Under 2 free $77.25 Legoland 2-Day with Sealife N/A Under 2 free $81.00 Legoland 3-Day California Resort Hopper $209.99 Under 2 free $137.25 Legoland Merlin Annual Pass Standard $279.99 Under 2 free $176.50 Legoland Merlin Annual Pass Premium All Ages All Ages KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Age Range $84.00 Ages 3+ $43.50 Knott's Berry Farm (Mon-Thurs) General Admission *Expires March 19* $84.00 Ages 3+ $45.50 Knott's Berry Farm (Fri-Sun) General Admission *Expires March 19* Adult Child SAN DIEGO ZOO* Adult Child Age Range Ages 3-11 $56.00 $46.00 $47.00 $39.00 San Diego Zoo Ages 3-11 $56.00 $46.00 $47.00 $39.00 Safari Park Ages 3-11 $90.00 $80.00 $90.25 $80.50 Zoo/ Safari 2-Day Pass All Ages Child Age Range Adult Child SEA WORLD* $92.99 Ages 3-9 $63.00 $63.00 SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Weekday $89.99 Ages 3-9 $69.00 $69.00 SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day $97.99 Ages 3-9 $75.00 $75.00 SeaWorld San Diego 2 Day Ages 3-9 $91.99 $86.99 $70.00 $70.00 SeaWorld San Diego: Military Appreciation 2 Day *Active Duty get FREE Admission to Sea World and San Diego Zoo/ Safari Park once per year Adult Child Child Age Range Adult Child SIX FLAGS $84.99 Age 3 and older $64.00 Six Flags Magic Mountain
Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) GO Card: Los Angeles (Many Options Available) Explorer Pass: Los Angeles Ifly Indoor Skydiving: Hollywood or Ontario K1 Speed: Arrive and Drive Visit us online for K1 Speed: 3 Times, 14 Laps Los Angeles Zoo Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Reservations Required) Pirates Dinner Adventure (Reservations Required) Teatro Martini Dinner/ Comedy Theatre (21+) (Reservations Required)
$26.00 $22.75 $67.00 $56.75 $81.75+ $64.50+ $83.50+ $70.50+ $60.50 $15.00 the full$35.00 pricelist $16.25 $14.25 $41.75 $34.25 $29.75 $26.25 $30.75
Age Range Ages 3-11 Ages 2-11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Height: 48" + Height: 48" + Ages 2-12 Under 12 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 21+
Adult $29.95 $73.50 $89-$339 $72.00
$21.00 $62.67 $67.11
$72.90 $25.95 $55.95
Child $17.95 $58.00 $69-$299 $50.00
Pricing is subject to change by attractions at any time without advance notice. Call the ITT office to verify pricing. No exchanges or refunds, no exceptions.
$16.00 $37.41 $42.11
YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Open Recreation School Days Monday/ Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday/ Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open Recreation School Break Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. School Age Program Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Youth Programs supports dependents of active duty military, retired military, active reservists, DoD personnel, and those living on base with a current contract with Tierra Vista. Youth Programs provides age appropriate activities, classes, trips, and events for youth ages 5-18 years. Youth Sponsorship: Are you new to base and interested in getting connected with a local youth from the program? Please go to this link to connect: www.lafss.com/yp/ *Open Recreation Program may be closed due to field trip/events. Please call Youth Programs for more information. @61FSSYouthPrograms
Closed: February 14 & 17
In February we are starting we’re thankful awareness jar. Youth are encouraged to put thankful notes in the jar which will be read at the end of the year to show what 2020 has brought us. Being thankful may be a note of support from someone, survival during trying times, or being welcomed when being a new comer to the base. There is so much to be thankful for.
Friday, February 7 | 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost: Bring a plate of cookies to share Youth Programs Members bring Mom and Dad to a Night of Fun. Come enjoy some, snacks, games, and music while you DANCE your way into Valentine’s Day with some of your favorite people for 2020.
Thursday, February 20 | 4 p.m. | All GIRLS Age 5-18 Join the Youth Program, in partnership with Raytheon, for an afternoon celebrating girls in STEM professions. We will have a female engineer open the program and the girls will move into a STEM project for the afternoon. We are excited to welcome all girls and hope to spark an interest in STEM programming, professions, or just to come have some fun. OPEN RECREATION PROGRAM (Ages 9-18) SCHOOL AGE CARE 2019 (Ages 5-12) Before and After School Programs provide age-appropriate child care with quality programming, youth activities and events. Clubs, activities, and USDA approved meals and snacks are offered. Transportation to and from select schools is available. The program focuses on team building, cognitive growth, and development of social awareness and problem solving skills. The staff offers homework support to youth enrolled in the School Age Program.
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (Ages 9-18) Youth Program members are eligible for transportation to and from select schools: Leland Elementary, Point Fermin Elementary, White Point Elementary, Dana Middle School and San Pedro HighSchool. Upon return, registered youth may enjoy our Open Recreation Program, or go directly home. $50 PER WEEK *Note: Participation in the transportation program does not automatically register youth for after school activities. Youth must be enrolled in Open Recreation and other programming separately.
This program provides recreational options for all dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD employees, and contractors living on base under a Tierra Vista lease contract. Youth must have current membership and be between 9-18 years of age. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team building. $30.00 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR- All memberships expire in September, regardless of when the membership was purchased.
CONGRESSIONAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23 year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Certificates & Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. For more information visit http://congressionalaward.org or contact Youth Programs (310) 653-8383
STEM Center of Innovation Programming
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 6-8) Our STEM Center of Innovation has activities going on daily, but join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for guided instruction and planned activities each day. Our activities range anywhere from 3-D printing, Lego robotics, coding, engineering and design, digital editing, and more!
Youth Karate (Ages 5-14) Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join in the fun, learn the fundamentals of Karate with Sensei Jerome. Youth 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tae Kwon Do Instruction (Ages 6 & older) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art, which focuses on hand and foot techniques that neutralize attacks and provide a means of protecting both yourself and your loved ones. The practice and employment of these techniques is governed by the Five Tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. The program is “Family Style” meaning that it is open to males and females, children and adults, from 6 years old and up. New students are accepted continuously. Register at the Youth Center: $40.00 per month Explorer Club (Ages 6-8)
Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Activities may include art, cooking and fitness.
Smart Girls (Ages 9-12) Monday, February 10, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn “Smart Girl” skills to be the best you can be! Permission slips are required to participate in classes. Passport to Manhood Young Men (Ages 11-14)
Thursday, February 6, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Come join in the discussion about what you think it takes to becoming a young man displaying positive behaviors in today’s ever changing society.
Looking for volunteers to Coach Youth Sports in basketball, soccer, and track. Please share your skills and talent with the children in our LA AFB community. Please call (310) 653-8383 for more information.
Torch Club (Ages 9-12) Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Torch Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly to become greater than yourself! Health and Wellness (Ages 9-18)
Tuesdays, 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. We will be discussing what it takes to be healthy emotionally as well as physically.
Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. Guitar, Drums, Piano Lessons (Ages 9-18)
Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, piano & drums? Join us to learn some new skills. Guitars are provided during lesson, but students are encouraged to bring their own so they can practice at home.
Keystone Club & Teen Council Meeting (Ages 13-18)
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Keystone Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly and become a great leader, join Keystone today!
Parent Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: CDC, El Segundo Families are encouraged to be a part of the Parent Advisory Board. If your child/youth participates in School Age Program, Open Recreation, Home School Club, or Explorer Club, we invite you to be a part of the discussion.
Healthy Lifestyles Cooking (Ages 9-18) Fridays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy learning new skills in the kitchen when cooking and eating with friends. Youth are encouraged to bring in recipes from their family favorites, or from cultural family traditions. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to share their culinary skills with the team. Sports & Recreation (Ages 9-18) Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. It is time to get outside and enjoy some physical activities. Challenge your abilities and participate in some team building skills.
February 8 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $5.00 trip fee | Ages 9-18 Permission slips required. Must have at least 10 participants. 21
El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed: February 14 & 17
Full-time and hourly care to Active Duty, DoD and Active Reservists. We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with base-dietitian approved menus. Our facility is NAEYC accredited and features professional and caring staff. In accordance with Federal Law & US Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Thursday, February 13 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: CDC, El Segundo If your child/youth participates in School Age Program, Open Recreation, Home School Club, or Explorer Club, we invite you to be a part of the discussion.
Start a child care business in your own home with FCC. Air Force required training including CPR/First Aid certification is provided. All Tierra Vista residents are eligible to apply. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and read, write, and speak English. The Air Force Aid Society is sponsoring additional training costs for Air Force spouseâ€™s.
For more information Contact Whitney Easley at (310) 653-6802
Did You Know? Individuals taking care of someone elseâ€™s children in base quarters on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed. Residents of base housing who knowingly provide unlicensed child care are in danger of losing their base housing privileges. The care in FCC is provided in the home of individuals licensed under AFI 34-144 guidelines. These licensed child care providers must complete (at a minimum) 24 hours of orientation, be certified in CPR/First Aid, complete AF child care training modules, obtain liability insurance and have their home meet fire prevention, health and safety guidelines. Please contact the FCC office for further details.
SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM
Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) (310) 653-8631 Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. El Segundo (Bldg. 272, Room C1-209) (310) 653-5428 or (310) 653-8631 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. email@example.com www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training
Do you have questions about enrolling your child in school?
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.
The Los Angeles Air Force Base School Liaison Officer (SLO) is here to help you find the answers you need. The average military family moves 9 to 12 times throughout K-12 education. With each move, military children face many school-related challenges. The School Liaison Officer is your advocate. California schools are responsible for California State learning standards. Each schoolâ€™s academic performance Index (API) and climate survey can be found at http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/
IMPACT AID Your School will send home a U.S. Department of Education Federal Survey form for parents to complete and return with your child to school.
WHY IS IMPACT AID IMPORTANT? This survey provides funding for your child's' education. Federal funding can mean an extra 35 - 45 million dollars annually for your students. i.e. Books, Technology, Programs, Staffing and Infrastructure.
High School Internship Deadline: March 1, 2020 Ages: 18+ The CIPA Energy Academy is a 6 week paid ( $16-20 )program in the oil and natural gas industry. Must be high school graduate. For more information go to LAFSS.com/SLO 23
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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, p...
Published on Jan 29, 2020
The FORCE magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, p...