THE FORCE MAGAZINE - April 2021 Issue

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FORCE

APRIL 2021

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


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CONTENTS

“The Force” magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, programs and services offered to Los Angeles Air Force Base.

APRIL FEATURES

The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Los Angeles Air Force Base, DoD or the U.S. Air Force. All program dates and times are subject to change. Visit us online at www.LAFSS.com Commercial sponsorship and advertising are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil Advertisements and partnered sponsorships contained in this publication do not imply federal endorsement.

08 South Bay Bar & Grill South Bay Bar & Grill Dine-In Available April 1! Also, Soul Food Wenesday is starting April 7.

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10 Fitness Center Fort MacArthur Fitness Center opening Tuesday, April 6th. Make your appointment now!

14 Month of the Military Child Parade

Commander, 61 FSS Lt Col John Francis

Join the LA AFB Parent Advisory Board (PAB) for a car parade celebrating our youth for the Month of the Military Child!

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

25 Membership Drive This month only, New Members can join Youth or Teen Programs for $15. Enjoy all the exciting FREE activities for members this month and participate in camps during the summer. Hurry, don’t miss out on this deal!

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27 Month of the Military Child Purple Up Day Celebration

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

This month we recognize the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army Green, Marine Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy Blue.

Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes Additional photography provided by base Photo Services

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by

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community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

FOLLOW US

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Directory

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Base Lodging

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South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering

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Harborview Lounge / Catering

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Fitness & Sports Centers

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Community Center

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Outdoor Recreation

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

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Harborview Event Center

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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

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Youth Programs

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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

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Amazon, Cable, Trash, Newspaper, etc): There is no need for the individual to come to the gate, it can be delivered to the home. • Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates. • 100% ID checks are still in effect: This includes all passengers within vehicles; to include military dependents (age 10 or over).

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NAF Human Resources

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School Liaison Officer

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LA Star Awards

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

El Segundo

Fort MacArthur

Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Club Membership Services Bldg. 270......................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-5114 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. By Appointment Only www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/ Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday (Starting April 3): 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By Appointment Only Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Virtual customer service, and in-person only for testing

Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice. Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5121/5087 NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)...............(310) 653-5085/5679 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri by Appointment Only. Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar & Lounge 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) Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5249 Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5829

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

CLOSURES • COVID-19 Update: Due to changing state and local installation restrictions, FSS facilities and services may have limited hours of operation as these changes are announced. Visit www.LAFSS.com/fss/COVID-19 for the latest updates. • Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. Closure of Food/Lounge operations are determined on a case-by-case basis & advertised separately. • Family Days: On Family Days, Force Support facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. The following facilities are closed: AFRC, CDC, SouthBay Café, LA Star Awards & Youth Center and School Age Program.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. By Appointment Only Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8958 Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 403 .....................................(310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only. Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226 Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. By Appointment Only. Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383 • School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 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.

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

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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 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil

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Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Notary Services by Appointment Only.

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Workshops are provided virtually. In-person services by appointment only & Discovery Center will be available:

LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 Tuesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

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Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428

2400 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA. 90731

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200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245

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IC & Pre-Separation p12

Marbled Clocks Registration Day p17

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Art Auction p24

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EFMP Building a Student Portfolio p13

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Transition Workshop p12

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SMC 2.0 Intro p12

Fort Mac Fitness Center Now Open p10

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National Arts Exhibitp24

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Spirit Week p26

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Art Auction p24

EFMP Orientation p13

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EFMP Virtual Coffee Break p13

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YP will be giving away a New Bike, Lock, Helmet on April 30.

Horseback Riding Registration Day p17

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Wednesday

At the end of the month YP will be giving away a new bike, lock, and helmet on April 30. Enjoy all the exciting FREE activities for members this month and participate in camps during the summer. Hurry while this event last!

IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Tuesday

This month only, New Members can join Youth or Teen Programs for $15.

LA AFB Fitness Center Appointments now available at LAFSS.com

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Monday

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

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Sunday

Art Auction p24

Managing Your Move p12

Marriage Financial Workshop 12

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EFMP Autism Awareness & MOTMC Walk/Run p13

Key Spouse Quarterly Meeting p12

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Egg Hunt p24

Art Auction p24

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Black Canyon Canoe p20

Horseback Riding p17

Month of the Military Child Parade p14

Black Canyon Canoe p20 Canvas & Cookies p24

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Show Biz Quiz p17

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Easter Eggstravaganza Drive-Thru p16

LA AFB Fitness Center Now Open Saturday - Appointments available at LAFSS.com

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Saturday

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Harborview Dine-In Available p8

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FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

DOL Career p13

Wear your Purple!

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EFMP Autism Awareness Virtual p13

First Duty Officer Station p13

BGCA Youth of the Year Virtual Ceremony p 27

El Segundo Fitness Center Open p10

South Bay Dine-In Available p8

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Thursday

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A&FRC / SLO HOLIDAYS

WWW.LAFSS.COM

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Sports & Rec Fitness Run p27

• 4-H Cooking Club p26

FRIDAY

THURSDAY • Fine Arts p26 • Keystone Club p26

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p26

• Kids Choice Club p26

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

WEDNESDAY

• Health and Wellness p26

• Guitar, Drums, Piano Lesson p26

• Torch Club p26

• Smart Girls p26

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

MONDAY • 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p26

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

MARKETING

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

I long to live on your fridge!


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

Fort MacArthur Inn is the lodging operation for Los Angeles AFB. It is located in the city of San Pedro, 20 miles south of LA AFB and offers 72 non-smoking units. We strive to ensure our guests have a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and a pleasant stay. Space-Available reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, depending on the base occupancy and at the lodging managers’ discretion. Space-A reservations for TLF can only be made up to 30 days in advance in accordance to AFI 34-135 Table 3.5. A confirmed reservation may not guarantee a specific room type.

Due to current base conditions surrounding COVID-19, Fort MacArthur Inn hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday to Saturday until further notice. Now accepting Space-A Reservations!

VISITING QUARTER (VQ) VISITING OFFICER QUARTER (VOQ)

$149

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM

January - October 2021: $164 TWO-BEDROOM

January - October 2021: $165

PET FRIENDLY

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TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$161


COME HOME

The Best Thing About Us is You You will enjoy living with utilities included, no pet rent, 24 hr maintenance, playgrounds, events, sports courts, walking and running trails, and so much more! Proudly welcoming Retired Military, DoD/Federal Civil Service Employees, DoD Contractors, Non-Active Duty Guard/Reserve Members, Paramedic, Police and Fire Personnel.

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

BAR & GRILL

The South Bay Bar & Grill is proud to serve quality meals, provide friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the LA AFB community. Breakfast and lunch is served daily and offers hot-line foods, special orders and made-to-order sandwiches, and assorted beverages.

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

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THURSDAYS THURSDAY, MAY 6

3 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR: 3 P.M. - 4 P.M.

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

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

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

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

@61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

CHICKEN WINGS: ORDER 6, 12 OR 24: $1 WINGS ADD FRIES FOR ONLY $3

PIZZA: 8" CHEESE: $7 16" CHEESE: $11 8" PEPPERONI: $8 16" PEPPERONI: $12

TACOS: (2) SHRIMP TACOS W/ SPANISH RICE: $12.50 (2) FISH TACOS W/ SPANISH RICE: $11.50

PRE-ORDER MONDAY-THURSDAY: HVFOODORDERS@GMAIL.COM ORDER BY PHONE ON FRIDAY: (310) 653-8958

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A

CLUB MEMBER TODAY!

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

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


FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Beginning April 3) By appointment only Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Opening Tuesday, April 6 By appointment only

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

Appointment Required

@61FSSFitnessCenter

El Segundo Fitness Center NOW OPEN FOR INDOOR WORKOUT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Military & 61 SFS Personnel Only

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Fort MacArthur Fitness Center OPENING TUESDAY, APRIL 6 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Military & 61 SFS Personnel Only

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DoD ID Card Holders & Tierra Vista Communities Residents

Here

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STAY FIT AT HOME WITH

Outdoor & Virtual AEROBICS CLASSES Make sure to follow us

@61FSSFitnessCenter Click here to view the Calendar! 10


$8.95

Lunch Special Tacos, Rice & Beans

FREE Meal for Active Duty Military, Reserve, Veterans & Club Members. Registration required at www.LAFSS.com

Sponsored by

Hosted by

BAR & GRILL

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290 Workshops are provided virtually. In-person services by appointment only and Discovery Center will be available: Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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

@61FSSAFRC

April 22 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Marriage introduces couples to many changes, including financial adjustments. This workshop may assist a newly married Airman and their spouse organize their finances efficiently and work through many of the other changes that come with their new status.

SERVICES

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

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

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

Personal Financial Counselor

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

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

WEEKLY MEETINGS

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

Capstone (By appointment only)

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

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

Monday, April 5 & 19, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Are you separating or retiring from military service? Fulfill your Initial Counseling and Pre-separation briefing requirement at this mandatory briefing preferably 18 months before separating and 24 months prior to retiring, but mandated NLT 365 days before leaving the service.

SMC INTRO Program

Tuesday, April 6, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Newcomers are briefed on the exciting world of the Air Force and the cutting edge technology of SMC 2.0. They will be provided with informational briefings, as well as a base tour, and civilian members will be sworn in. Please be sure to register at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or call (310) 653-5290.

First Officer Duty Station

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Thursday, April 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.

Post-Deployment Readiness

Transition Workshop

Wednesdays, April 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. Wednesdays, April 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.

April 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.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, April 15, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

April 22 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call A&FRC to schedule the training. 12

DOL Career and Credential Exploration Track (C2E)

April 15-16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Department of Labor delivers a 2 day workshop to assist transitioning service members, veterans and spouses define career goals, identify required credentials, find career and technical training opportunities and identify resources.


EFMP Virtual Coffee Break

April 7, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Online venue to speak with EFMP families and agencies online through the LAAFB EFMP Facebook page. Log into Facebook and go to https://www.facebook.com/ LosAngelesEFMPFS to attend!

EFMP Orientation

April 14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. All 3 EFMP components brief all newly enrolled and newly relocated EFMP families. Discusses the process of EFMP, the regulations and roles of each EFMP components and local resources that assist with the special needs community.

EFMP Building a Student Portfolio Virtual Workshop

April 20, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Building a student portfolio workshop is to teach military parents on how to build a student portfolio for their children. This will cover various topics such as IEPs, organizing school records, your child’s accomplishments, strengths, and pertinent information that will help your children when transitioning and leveling up in grades and schools.

EFMP Virtual & Autism Awareness and Month of the Military Child Walk/Run EFMP Autism Awareness Virtual Resource Fair

April 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Virtual Resource Fair will have several community agencies that will be available to assist military families and DOD affiliates who have a family with disability and special needs. This will include resources such as ADA compliant sports resources, ABA therapy resources, resources and information pertaining to Autism and other conditions. To register, please email smc.laafb.efmpfamilysupport@us.af.mil

April 22, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Autism Awareness Walk/Run will be done virtually through Zoom and have a small in-person group meet up at the Fort Macarthur Parade Ground if preferred. Please remember to wear blue in support of Autism Awareness. If you are interested in supporting and attending the Autism Awareness Walk/Run either virtually online or in person, please contact smc.laafb.efmpfamilysupport@us.af.mil to register.

STEP 1

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

Road Map to EFMP Screening Due to Orders

STEP 2

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

Hosted by Get official orders

Complete Family Member Travel Screen

Travel recommended

Travel not recommended

Discuss options with EFMP Medical Coordinator

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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

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


CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAMS

www.LAFSS.com | Follow us @61FSS

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No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

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COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Notary Services: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (By Appointment)

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

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Visit @61FSS Community Center Facebook event for additional information Visit @61FSS Community Center Facebook event for additional information

Sponsored by

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No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


Saturday, April 10 | 6 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. FREE | All Ages

The Community Center is hosting an online trivia game called Show Biz Quiz where community members compete against one another for prizes by answering trivia questions by phone while streaming the game on their tablet or PC/MAC. This trivia night is family friendly and open to all with base access. To sign into the game participants will click on the URL code we post on our Facebook page the day of the event no more than 30 minutes before game time. We will arrange prize pickup after the games are finished.

$20 Saturday, April 17 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ages 8+

The Community Center is hosting a private 2 hour horseback riding camp with Rancho Rio Verde Riding Club in Long Beach. In this camp students will learn the basics of how to care for horses including grooming and saddling as well as a 1 hour one on one riding lesson. Weight limit for this class is under 200 pounds. Registration is on: Monday, April 5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. To register call: (310) 653-8343 All Branches of the Military, Current DoD/Civilians, and Direct Dependents.

Saturday, May 8 | 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. CRAFTED San Pedro The Community Center is hosting with Color Play Studios Making Marbled Clock Workshop at CRAFTED in San Pedro. In this workshop participants will learn how to create a fun marbled clock using a paint pouring technique. Pre-Registration is required and space is limited due to Covid. Registration is on: Monday, April 19 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. To register call: (310) 653-8343

$5

All Branches of the Military, Current DoD/Civilians, and Direct Dependents.

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

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

Outdoor Recreation is your one-stop center for year-round Southern California outdoor fun and adventure. Our experienced staff are devoted to bringing you exciting recreation opportunities, a wide variety of equipment rentals, guided adventures and discount tickets to area attractions. Learn more about RecOn and Single Airmen programs at www.LAFSS.com/ODR/R4R-Programs

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICE LIST

RENT

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www.LAFSS.com/odr/equipment-rentals

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

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

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

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

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

Appointment Required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAY HIKES

www.lamag.com/culturefiles/50-essential-hiking-trails-los-angeles

WATER ACTIVITIES

www.welikela.com/fun-water-activities-los-angeles

Just because ODR is currently not doing programming doesn’t mean there are not new things to try and explore in your local area. Equipment rentals are still available so consider using these resources to plan an adventure!

NATIONAL PARKS www.nps.gov/state/ca/index.htm

STATE PARKS www.parks.ca.gov

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

OUR UPCOMING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS! Black Canyon Canoe Trip (April 16-17) Join ODR for a 2 day expedition by canoe of the Black Canyon in Nevada. Launching from the base of the Hoover Dam, we will experience the wonder of Black Canyon, explore side canyons, and soak in natural hot springs. You might see desert bighorn sheep, hawks, lizards, and can paddle into sea caves and hidden coves. Winter paddling on the Colorado through Black Canyon is relaxing flatwater, with smooth and glassy waters, and the occasion current. We will be having a river side camp out by the Colorado River, where ODR will prepare a specialty backcountry dinner next to a warming fire under the stars. Camping/canoe gear is provided by ODR as well as meals. Transportation is not provided in light of Covid-19 protocols, participants may choose to meet ODR at a provided campsite on the evening of the April 15th or stay in local accommodations at their own expense.

Whitewater Rafting Trip (May 22-23) $75 (AD AF, DEPENDENT) $175 (ALL OTHERS) Join ODR for a weekend trip to the Lower Kern River for some whitewater rafting and camping. The Lower Kern is an exciting afternoon run that packs a serious punch. Five miles, five great Class IV rapids, one thrilling jump rock! When you are not getting drenched by glorious waves, enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm pools, and see the abundance

of wildlife. You can’t ask for more in one afternoon of whitewater rafting on the Lower Kern River. Afterwards we will be setting up camp at Headquarters Campground and preparing a backcountry dinner.

Whitewater Kayaking Trip (May 28-30) $120 (AD AF, DEPENDENTS) $462.92 (ALL OTHERS) Spend the Memorial Day weekend with ODR learning to whitewater kayak! This 101 class starts on the flat water of Isabella Lake, where you learn essential boating skills such as the wet-exit, self-rescue, partner-assisted rolls, and efficient stroke technique. At the end of the morning session, we break for a hearty lunch and preview the afternoon’s challenges. We spend the afternoon on the lake developing more of the steering and balancing skills needed to do river maneuvers such as peel-outs, ferries, and eddy turns. These and other techniques are required to become a safe, efficient whitewater kayaker. Begin your second day with a review of the first day’s progress and an introduction to river reading and more safety skills. We progress to the river to practice our new techniques on moving water. After lunch, the two-day class graduates take an exciting run down a class II-III whitewater section of the Kern. Upon completion of this Sierra South kayaking class, students receive a free kayak package rental and are eligible to rent a kayak in the future. Each night will be spent camping at Headquarters Campground, where ODR will prepare dinner for you.

Email 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil or call (310) 653-8225/8226 for more information and to register.

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AVAILABLE FOR

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

Patti Orbeck 310.653.8255 HarborviewCatering@gmail.com

www.LAFSS.com/Harborview

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Wednesday

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Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Tickets & Tours is now located in the AAFES BX next to the furniture store. E-ticket sales are also available at Fort MacArthur. Visit Outdoor Recreation located inside the Community Center in building 403 across from the base swimming pool.

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT


LA AFB (310) 653-1304

Fort MacArthur

LA AFB ITT

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Thursday 0830-1300

CLOSED

Fort MacArthur (310) 653-8226

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

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

THEME PARKS

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

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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

OUR PRICE Adult -

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

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Adult

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

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

All Ages $84.00 $84.00 Adult

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$56.00 $56.00 $90.00

$46.00 $46.00 $80.00

All Ages $92.99 $89.99 $97.99

$91.99 Adult

$84.99

$86.99 Child

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

$21.00 $62.67 $67.11

$72.90 $25.95 $55.95

$65.95 $30.95

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

$16.00 $37.41 $42.11

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

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

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


YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 School Age Program Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Youth/Teen Programs Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Teen &

Youth Programs supports dependents of active duty military, retired military, active reservists, DoD personnel, and those living on base with a current contract with Tierra Vista. Youth Programs provides age appropriate activities, classes, trips, and events for youth ages 5-18 years. Youth Sponsorship: Are you new to base and interested in getting connected with a local youth from the program? Please go to this link to connect: www.lafss.com/yp/

Youth Program Hours - Spring Break April 1 - April 2 Thursday & Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

April 2

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt 7 p.m. Youth Egg Hunt at 6 p.m.

April 13 - 16 Please join us in celebrating youth group and individual art. Proceeds benefit youth activities.

Members Only and must sign up at the Youth Center. Prizes given away for both Egg Hunt sessions. Must bring own flashlight

April 16 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. A 2-hour VIRTUAL paint and eat/sip party which includes a live video feed of a fun and talented “artertainer” (art instructor) to guide participants step-by-step to recreate the featured painting. All art supplies, individual cookies & juice drink will be provided. Must have Zoom app to participate. Must register by April 5

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April 28 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Community Center Lobby Celebrate young artists as their art work in various art forms is on display. ImageMakers photography will be part of the exhibit. Local winners will compete in the Southern California regional competition. Those winners will go on to the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia.


This month only, New Members can join Youth or Teen Programs for $15. At the end of the month YP will be giving away a new bike, lock, and helmet on April 30. Enjoy all the exciting FREE activities for members this month and participate in camps during the summer. Hurry while this event last!

At the end of the month YP will be giving away a New Bike, Lock, and Helmet on April 30.

WEEK ACTIVITIES (Adapted from WellnessMama.com)

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Family Boot Camp: Each family member writes down three of their favorite bodyweight (or weighted, level appropriate) exercises. Exercises can be dance moves, calisthenics, martial arts, anything physical that the entire family can do.

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The family then goes for a walk, jog, or run and every 60 seconds, they do one of the exercises for 30 seconds.

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Hide & Sweat: Family members write down 20 physical activities on separate small pieces of paper. These are then put in plastic Easter eggs and hidden around the house (or outside). Kids are then tasked to find the eggs. When they find them they open them and the entire family performs the activity for the reps or amount of time given.

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Family Walks: Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. Walking is an excellent family activity that can take as much or as little time as necessary. There are so many benefits to walking (and to being outside), and the whole family can participate (even the baby in their stroller).

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Structured Exercise: There are many other types of more structured exercises that can be done as a family. For example, you could find an online jujutsu class, dust off the tennis rackets, or set up an obstacle course at the park or in the backyard.

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School Age Care (Ages 5-12) Before and After School Program provides age-appropriate childcare with quality programming, youth activities and events. Clubs, Activities, and USDA approved meals and snacks are offered. Transportation to and from select schools is available. The program focuses on team building, cognitive growth, and development of social awareness and problem-solving skills. The staff offers homework support to youth enrolled in the School Age Program. Registration is ongoing and based on availability. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to create an account.

Youth & Teen Programs (Ages 9-18) This program provides recreational options for dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors, or residents living on base under a Tierra Vista lease contract. Youth must have current membership and be between 9-18 years of age. A current shot record is required to be provided when registering to include a current Flu vaccination. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on positive socialization, recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team building skills. $30 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR (AUGUST – JULY) Congressional Award Opportunities The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23-yearolds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Certificates & Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. For more information visit http:// congressionalaward.org or contact Youth Programs (310) 653-8383

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Kids Choice Club (Ages 9-18)

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

Wednesdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. A group of kids decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own club! Last month was the inaugural month, in which they made Minecraft-themed art projects. In April, the theme switches to drawing. All are welcome to this 100% kid-run club!

4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club (Ages 5-8)

Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Recreation (Ages 9-18)

Mondays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Explore areas of healthy lifestyle, 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. • April 5: Bingo • April 12: I’m Me, I’m Special Art • April 19: Purple Up Olympics • April 26: Purple Cookie Bash

Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program that is designed to help youth create opportunities to take charge of their personal health and wellness and to create healthy habits for their mind, body, and soul. Join the fun activities today. • April 7: Tennis Time • April 14: Jump Rope (How high can you go?) • April 21: Pogo a go-go (Count how many to remain on pogo stick) • April 28: Basketball (Horse Game)

Smart Girls (Ages 9-12)

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Tuesday, 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. Topics for the month will be Emotional Growth, Media Influence & Body Image, Smart Decisions, and Healthy Atmosphere for Healthy Appetites.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Torch Clubs are chartered small group character and leadership clubs for boys and girls. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Members work together to implement projects in four focus areas: service to Club and community, education, health& fitness, and social recreation. • April 6: It’s a Match • April 13: Where Do You Stand • April 20: Stepping Up • April 27: The World of Tweens

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

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

Health and Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to take to stay emotionally and physically healthy. • April 6: Creating a Group Agreement • April 13: Building a Vision for the Future • April 20: Mood Meter • April 27: Choosing Appropriate Snacks

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Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • April: Month of the Military Child Collage Posters. Youth will be bringing in family pictures to make posters of their military journey. • April 8: Tie Dye T-Shirts. • April 22: Earth Day plant arrangements • April 29: Teens Creating their Chalk Board Art Expression Board

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

Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Keystone Club provides leadership development opportunities for young people and participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service. Members have opportunities to earn scholarships, work force development, and be an advocate for their social platform. We need you!

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. In celebration of the Month of the Military child, youth will be creating a group kids cook book from family recipes from around the world. 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.

Spirit Week

April 19-23 Youth will be showing their spirit all week with the following activities. • Monday, April 19: Military Uniform/Camouflage or Helmet Day • Tuesday, April 20: Youth Wear Red White & Blue • Wednesday, April 21: P.J. Day • Thursday, April 22: Earth Day Dress like your favorite Animal, plus we’ll be planting some plants to take home. • Friday, April 23: Wear your Purple Clothing Backward & Bingo a Go-Go


April 15 The month’s purpose is to recognize the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army Green, Marine Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy Blue.

Purple Up Fridays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Wear purple to support military kids

Sports & Recreation Fridays Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

Fridays & Thursday, April 15, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Purple Up day! This April is going to be huge! February was our biggest month yet in terms of total accumulated group miles. Even with a couple of shortened run days, we ran a group total of 30 miles! In April we have five weeks (four Fridays and one Thursday), and a group of dedicated runners who is getting stronger every month. Who: Anyone Ages 5 to 18 (Ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult) Membership required. No registration necessary, just show up wearing your mask. Water provided, but we encourage you to bring your own water bottle.

STEM Center of Innovation (Ages 9-18)

The STEM room is open again, five days a week! Join staff for directed activities like Mystery Science and other cool STEM projects, or just stop by for some solo time on a computer, using 3D pens, building robots, and much more. • Mondays & Thursday (Pre-Teens): 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. • Tuesdays (Ages 5-8): 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Wednesday & Friday (Teens): 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. For virtual sessions, register by calling (310) 653-8383

April 1 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. BGCA Youth of the Year Virtual Awards Ceremony

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

Full-time and hourly care to Active Duty, DoD and Active Reservists. We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with basedietitian approved menus. Our facility is NAEYC accredited and features professional and caring staff. In accordance with Federal Law & US Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited f rom discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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A Department of Defense (DoD) program that makes it easier to f ind the child and youth care your family needs. Using MilitaryChildCare.com, you To get started, visit: MilitaryChildCare.com For questions/support, call: (855) 696-2934

can f ind comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and f rom any location. Follow these four steps!

Quarterly PAB meeting are being held via zoom. Information concerning dates/times and dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC | (310) 653-8383 YP (310) 653-6802 FCC

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

@ FCC LAAFB

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

Family Child Care is great for routine daycare needs, but it is also a great option for those times when you just need a few hours of care. Maybe to run some errands or go for a run. When you are in need of care please contact the Family Child Care Coordinator, Cheryl Richardson at (310) 653-6802 or Cheryl.Richardson.4@spaceforce.mil for a list of current providers.

• Yes, the sacrifices our military families make are great, but so are the rewards. • Being a Family Child Care Provider rewards you in smiles and hugs every single day. • Currently there are monetary incentives available for new Family Child Care providers.

Give me a call and we can discuss all the benefits Family Child Care may have for YOUR family. We can talk about why FCC might be a great fit for your family. Cheryl Richardson, Family Child Care Coordinator, (310) 653-6802 or Cheryl.Richardson.4@spaceforce.mil for more information. Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

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POOL Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8226 Daniel.Rajaniemi@spaceforce.mil Open for Lap Swim by Appointment Only Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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. Appointment Required

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April 7 – May 8 Interested in learning what it takes to become a lifeguard? The Guard-Start program is a 4 week long class that will offer conditioning and basic training to passing a lifeguard certification class! This includes swimming, treading, entries, and an introduction to CPR and first aid. This is not a certification course.

Requirements: Ages 12-17 years old; must be able to swim two lengths of the pool without stopping. To register e-mail Daniel.Rajaniemi@spaceforce.mil and students will be accepted on a first send first reserved basis. Space is limited. Following the Guard-Start class we will be offering CPR and Lifeguarding certification classes in late spring/early summer.

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NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

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

USAJobs.gov

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

JOIN THE TEAM

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

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

Military.Tutor.com

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) (310) 653-8361

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

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

Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

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

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

@61FSS SLO

YOUTH ACADEMIC RECOGNITION CELEBRATION Where: Via Zoom When: May 6, 2021 Time: 5 p.m. Elementary Students , 5:30 p.m. Middle & High School Students Eligibility: Military Dependents PK-12 of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Civilians and LAAFB Contractors Application: Parents and school administrate can nominate PK-12 grade students in three categories: ( Citizenship-Charter Counts, Perfect Attendance, and Grades Point Average ) For students to receive recognition at the ceremony an electronic application and proof must be completed at www.LAFSS.com/SLO Deadline: Application due by April 23, 2021.

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Effective January 2021:

Graduate tuition for Active Duty Military, Selected Reserve, and National Guard will be $380 for both classroom and online courses. Undergraduate for the same category will be $250 for both classroom and online classes. Summer: May 31 - July 30

FOLLOW US @61FSS Your destination to everything LA FSS at Los Angeles AFB & Fort MacArthur. Stay connected & don’t miss the next FSS event!

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April is

LAAFB Bldg. 272, Rm. C2-210 24-Hour Help Line: 310-653-SARC (7272)

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