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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.
07 ESports Tournament
Join us for Games, Drinks, & Chicken Wings! All are encouraged to compete! Tournament sign-up and games to be announced in March. Open to all base personnel ages 18 & over in the bar.
10 Workout Plan Workshop Do you have a workout plan or do you need a plan? Let us help you align your goals and create a workout plan that fits you best. This class will help you understand and teach you about sets, reps and exercises to include.
Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue 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
14 The Price is Right
Join the Community Center for a trip to CBS Studios for a taping of The Price is Right!
20 Teen Aviation Camp This camp provides youth, who completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school at the end of School Year (SY) 2019/2020, opportunities to explore careers in the Air Force and as aviators.
Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes
25 Family Child Care
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South Bay Café & Lounge/ Catering
Harborview Lounge / Catering
Fitness & Sports Centers
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NAF Human Resources
• Visitors: Sponsor must come to the gate and sponsor their visitor on.
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.
Information, Tickets & Travel
School Liaison Officer
Child Development Center
Family Child Care
LA Star Awards
• Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates. • 100% ID checks are still in effect: This includes all passengers within vehicles; to include military dependents (age 10 or over).
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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• 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
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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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St Patty’s Lunch p8
SMC 2.0 Intro p12
Employment Track p12
Run for Better Nutrition 5K p10
First Officer Duty Station p12
Workout Plan Workshop p10
Passport to Manhood p21
First Thursdays p8
Workout Plan Workshop p10 Key Spouse Refresher Training p12
Managing Your Move p12
ESports Tournament p7
Start Smart Soccer Boot Camp p22
Kite Creation & Flying p20
Bundles for Babies p12
H-O-R-S-E p10 Kite Creation & Flying p20
Special Speaker “Food Science Week” p21
Transition Workshop p12
SMC 2.0 Intro p12
Smart Girls p21
Club Member Breakfast p8
The Price is Right p14
SMC 2.0 Intro p12
Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation p12
Family Gourmet Cooking Class p14
Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation p12
Book Reading Challenge p21
Marpo Rope Machine Challenge p10
MARCH 2020 CC / OUTDOOR REC
A&FRC / SLO
Marbled Silk p14
Whale Watching p20
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July 19-24: AF Space Camp
June 15-21: Teen Aviation Camp
May 14: Parent Advisory Board
April 8: Awareness Walk/Run
April 8: EFMP Resource EXPO
• Sports & Recreation p21
• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p21
• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting 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
• Health & Wellness
• 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
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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 nightâ€™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 managersâ€™ 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.
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SOUTH BAY CAFE & LOUNGE AT EL SEGUNDO South Bay Cafe (Bldg. 270) Monday - Friday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. South Bay Lounge (Bldg. 270) Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.
TUESDAY MARCH 17 | 11 AM - 1 PM Cost: $8.95 per person | FREE: For AF Club members
Join us for music and delicious food! DJ and Karaoke entertainment will be available. MENU: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Desserts & More (*Taco bar will not be available on this day.)
Tuesday, March 10 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Club Member Breakfast served inside the South Bay Lounge.
MARCH 5 AT 3 P.M. $5 Pitchers (Domestic Only) During the 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Social Hour. Complimentary Chicken Wings (while supplies last)
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HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803 Lounge Hours: Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Food Available | Family Friendly
The Harborview Lounge offers relaxing views, friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the Fort MacArthur community. Join us on Friday Nights for drinks, cocktails, billiards, dancing and more. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information. @61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview
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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 24-hour access available - Registration required 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
Run for Better Nutrition 5K Run/ Walk
Thursday, March 11, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: El Segundo Track 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
Workout Plan Workshop
Thursday, March 12 & 26, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Health and Promotions Room Do you have a workout plan or do you need a plan? Let us help you align your goals and create a workout plan that fits you best. This class will help you understand and teach you about sets, reps and exercises to include. The plan you create will help you get your work done without wasting time at the gym thinking of what to do next. Limited spots sign up at the front counter. POC: Juve Reyes
Friday, March 27, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: El Segundo Gym Get your best trick shots ready!! Horse is a basketball shooting game where players take turns shooting from different locations. If someone makes a shot but everyone else misses, those people get a letter toward the word â€œHORSEâ€? and the last person left standing wins! POC: Tyree Love
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.Assefa@us.af.mil 10
Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions. Military, Dependents, DoD Civilians & Aerospace employees are eligible to access both fitness centers. Ask About: Incentive Programs, Military Fitness Testing (310) 653-6771, Intramural & Varsity Sports Must Know Rules: 100% ID check at all times & Wear proper attire @61FSSFitnessCenter
Marpo Rope Machine Challenge (FIP)
All of March 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 March 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.
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.
Search current NAF openings 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
Supporting Airmen & their families, civilian employees & retirees. Non-Network Online Access Computer Lounge
Programs Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling
Mondays, March 2 & 16, 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
March 2-3, 16-17 & 30-31, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Bldg. 270, RPC Conference Room (Military dismissed after comfort break 9:50 a.m.)
March 25 | 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Health and Wellness Center This class is designed to prepare families who are expecting a child with various resources such as budget planning with a baby, Family Advocacy, Air Force Aid Society, Public Health, Tricare and Nutrition while pregnant and after having a baby. Active Duty Air Force attendees will receive $50 Base Exchange Gift Card. Must sign up in advance.
Casualty Assistance Office
This office provides dignified & compassionate assistance to survivors of deceased active duty and retired Air Force members.
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.
March 9-11, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-201/202 The three day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.
First Officer Duty Station
Personal Financial Counselor
Military personnel can call Airman and Family Readiness Center at (310) 653-5290 to discuss financial issues.
Thursday, March 12, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 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.
Military & Family Life Counselor
Managing Your Move
DOL Employment Track (2 days)
Need help with stressful issues? Call (310) 658-2334 for a confidential appointment
Capstone (By appointment only)
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C1-209 Required for all military that are separating or retiring.
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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
Thursday, March 19, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance. March 23-24, 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.
Key Spouse Refresher Training
Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-208 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.
EFMP Resource Expo starts at 8:30 a.m. | Awareness Walk/Run begins at 12 p.m. Location: Gordon Conference Center 1 and Awareness Walk/Run at Los Angeles AFB Fitness Track If you are DOD affiliate or family member with a special needs family member or a family member with a disability and want to get more resources, the EFMP Resource Expo will have plenty of resources providing program information. We will have resources such as Department of Rehabilitation, Downs Syndrome Society of LA, Dyslexia Society of Los Angeles, Regional Center, and California State Department of Disabilities. After the EFMP Resource Expo beginning at 12 p.m., all LAAFB helping agencies will kick off the Awareness Walk/Run. Wear the color of the cause that you support and put together a team to show awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Awareness Month, Month of the Military Child, and Autism Awareness Month. There will be a prize for the fastest male and female runner!!
If you want to learn more on how to sign up, please contact 310-653-5536 for more information!!
Sexual Assault Awareness-Teal • Autism Awareness-Puzzles/Blue Child Abuse Awareness-Blue • Month of the Military Child- Purple
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. @61FSSCommunityCenter
Tuesday, March 10 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Ages 18 +
Location: CBS Studios Join the Community Center for a trip to CBS Studios for a taping of the Price is Right! Transportation leaves the Community Center at 6 a.m. and will return at or before 5 p.m. Weâ€™ve had folks get called up on stage, win prizes, and join the showcase showdown, so bring your energy and be ready to have fun!
$8.00 Per Person MAR
Saturday, March 7, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Ages 10 & over Location: CRAFTED San Pedro
The Community Center is hosting a Silk Scarf making workshop with Meaningful Art at CRAFTED in San Pedro. In this workshop participants will learn how to mix, pour, and create designs in paint in order to create a marbled silk scarf, bandanna, tie, set of 6 coasters, or pillow cases in the colors you choose.
R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents: ( Registration Now Open ) All Other Branches, DoD Civilians & Guest: ( Registration Now Open )
COST $10 $10
Sunday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Ages 10 & over Location: Long Beach, CA
The Community Center has teamed up with Chef Tech Cooking School in Long Beach to bring you a private Family Friendly Cooking Class. In this class participants will be preparing a gourmet meal from scratch with coaching from professional chefs. The best part? You get to eat what you cook!
R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents: ( Registration Begins March 2 ) All Other Branches, DoD Civilians & Guest: ( Registration Begins March 9 )
COST $10 $10
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 @61FSSOutdoorRecreation
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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 - 2 p.m. Open every 1st Saturday of the month Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Tickets & Tours is now located in the AAFES BX next to the furniture store. E-ticket sales are also available at Fort MacArthur. Visit Outdoor Recreation located inside the Community Center in building 403 across from the base swimming pool. Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT @Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT
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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
Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, CO This camp provides youth, who completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school at the end of School Year (SY) 2019/2020, opportunities to explore careers in the Air Force and as aviators. Aviation Camp will be conducted June 5-21 at the Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO. For more information, eligibility, and the application website, please contact the Youth Center.
MARCH 14 | 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Join us to go â€œWhale Watchingâ€? out of Ports of Call. There will be science while we listen to the tour guide from the Aquarium of the Pacific, and there will be socialization since we will also be going to lunch afterwards so join us for this fun filled day out. $12.00 for whale watching, money for lunch is required. Ages 9-18yrs | Permission slip required 20
MARCH 25 & 27 | 4 P.M. | FREE March 25: Create your kites March 27: Fly Kites at the Korean Bell (Youth must attend both days) Youth Programs Members ages 9-18. Permission slips required to go to the Korean Bell.
Guitar, Drums, Piano Lessons (Ages 9-18) STEM Activities “Food Science”
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 6-8) Enjoy the hands on experience of how science is part of the culinary world. Youth will be exploring and eating some great tasting science projects.
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
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.
Passport to Manhood (Young Men Ages 11-14)
Thursday, March 5, 4:45 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.
Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. Keystone Club & Teen Council Meeting (Ages 13-18)
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Keystone Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly and become a great leader, join Keystone today!
Healthy Lifestyles Cooking (Ages 9-18) Fridays, 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.
4-H Explorers 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, March 16, 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. 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!
Enter into a world of exploration, adventure, mystery, intrigue, picture the future, and search the past by joining the “Book Reading Challenge” during the Month of March. If you are 6-18 years of age sign up to participate in the Reading Challenge during the month of March. You can come to Youth Programs to get your log sheet to show what books you have read. Join us and read to succeed.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (FREE for Members) 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.
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.
MARCH 16 - 20 | 4 P.M. Free | Ages 9-18yrs Special Speaker in March for “Food Science Week.” Coast Guard CSI Culinary Specialist Angela Strong will be teaching the youth some secrets behind becoming a great chef. Youth will be learning how to create healthy meals for the men and women on board ship in a timely manner. She will also be speaking about how the menus have changed over the years to accommodate Healthier Lifestyles. Youth will also be learning about the mission of the Coast Guard.
Session 1: JULY 19-24 | Session 2: JULY 26-31 US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
This camp provides youth, 12-18 years of age, opportunities to explore careers as astronauts. Youth have the opportunity to select from five different Academies; see below for descriptions. Space Camp is held at the US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL. Two sessions are offered: July 19-24 and July 26-31. All applicants must be age-eligible for the chosen camp on or before the first day of attendance. Please note, high school graduates are not eligible. For more information, eligibility, and the application website, please contact the Youth Center.
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.
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
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.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congressâ€™ 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
MARCH 23-27 El Segundo Fitness Center Session 1: 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Session 2: 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ages 4-5 (not in kindergarten) Introduction to soccer skills, fundamentals, and learn to love a new sport. Space is limited for two camps. Participants will receive camp shirts and swag bag. FEE: $30 22
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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) (310) 653-8631 Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5428 or (310) 653-8631 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 61FSS.firstname.lastname@example.org • www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.
El Segundo Unified School District January 1 – July 31 (Apply Online)
Torrance Unified School District March 2 – August (Applications received after June 23rd may be wait listed)
Inglewood Unified School District April 1 – September 30
Wiseburn Unified School District March 30 – Septembers 18
Los Angeles Unified School District February 1st – April 30 (Apply Online) Manhattan Beach Unified School District February 3 – April 30 (k-12 grade)
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.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District March 16 – July 15 (first cut off ) Rolling Date after July 15 Apply Online Redondo Beach Unified School District March 2nd – May 29
A Community to Fit Your Lifestyle Tierra Vista Communities offers residents comfortable, convenient, pet-friendly living in a gated community. Our two, three and four bedroom homes are located in the heart of San Pedro. We provide 24-hour emergency maintenance service and basic utilities* with rent starting at $1,875. All branches of the Military Welcome: Active, Reserve and Retirees! Also Proud to Serve: Federal Civil Service Employees and Retirees, DoD Contract Employees, Police, Fire and Paramedic Personnel!
*Utility allowance based on community average
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El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 | 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.
Come meet your new officers: 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.
David Perez President Sophia Ibarra Vice President Danielle Bassett Secretary Marzena Janasik Treasurer
and help them plan events for Month of the Military Child!
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.
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 Cheryl A. Richardson 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.
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If you are looking for a home environment, more one-on-one attention, and smaller ratios, a FCC home may be right for you! Choosing a child care environment for your child is a big decision. The LA AFB Family Child Care (FCC) Program offers a variety of child care options to meet your needs. Our licensed providers offer part-time or full-time care on base for children of all ages. All FCC providers are screened and licensed by the FCC Program to ensure quality and safety. PROVIDERS ARE LICENSED BY THE FCC | COMPLETED AF CHILD CARE TRAINING FIRST AID/CPR CERTIFIED | LIABILITY INSURED PROVIDERâ€™S HOME MEET FIRE, HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES For an updated list of FCC Providers contact
Cheryl Richardson, FCC Coordinator at 310-653-6802 25
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: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Every Friday
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12oz Wine Tumbler $24
15oz Mug $28
20oz Tumbler $30
30oz Tumbler $35
60oz Growler $49
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