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FORCE

MAY 2020

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE

KEYS TO STAYING

Healthy EXERCISE

NUTRITION

ATTITUDE

SLEEP

STRESS


Visit

LAFSS.COM

Your Destination for Everything LA FSS. Stay Connected & Don’t Miss The Next FSS Event! • LA FSS Directory • Photo Library • Event Calendar • Digital Magazine • Job Opportunities • Give Feedback • Social Media Hub • Mobile Friendly

FOLLOW US @61FSS


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.

MAY 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.

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Sign up at www.LAFSS.com/FSS/FreeFamily-Meals Pick up on Fridays, 5 pm - 6 pm from the Community Center Southside Parking Lot.

10 Facebook Live Workout Join Chief Arnold and special guests as she hosts special Facebook Live home workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue

May 1-15 is our Family sidewalk drawing contest. Submissions can be made anytime through our Facebook page via messenger and must include photos of the whole family working on the project! Prizes will be given for: Best Overall, Most Creative, Funniest & Best use of space.

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

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20 May Book Reading Challenge We’ll continue into a world of exploration, adventure, mystery, intrigue, picture the future, and search the past by participating in the “Book Reading Challenge”.

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

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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

Are you in need of a Child Care Provider? It’s a great time to conduct phone interviews with one of our licensed providers. Although COVID-19 has closed both the CDC and FCC, once the Safe at Home order is lifted, FCC homes on Fort MacArthur will reopen.

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community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

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Directory

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Base Lodging

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South Bay Café & Lounge/ 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

• Visitors: Sponsor must come to the gate and sponsor their visitor on.

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Outdoor Recreation

• 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.

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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

• 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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Youth Programs

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School Liaison Officer

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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LA Star Awards

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NAF Human Resources

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FSS facilities are currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

El Segundo

Fort MacArthur

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

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

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

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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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Kite Creations & Flying p20

TAP Too p12

Heart Link p12

Department of Labor p12

SMC 2.0 Intro p12

Transition Workshop p12

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Best Joke Day (Every Wednesday) p16

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Boots to Business p12

Puzzle Day (Every Tuesday) p16

SMC 2.0 Intro p12

IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Virtual Aerobics Classes p10

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FOLLOW US @61FSS

Your Favorite Fun Fact Day (Every Monday) p16

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Managing Your Move p12

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Key Spouse Initial Training p12

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First Officer Duty Station p12

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Quarantine Recipe Day (Every Thursday) p16

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Kite Creations & Flying p20

Digital Yearbook Submission Deadline p22

End: Family Sidewalk Drawing Contest p16

Harborview Drive-Thru Family Meals p9

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Harborview Drive-Thru Family Meals p9

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Quarantine OOTD (Every Friday) p16

Start: Family Sidewalk Drawing Contest p16

Harborview Drive-Thru Family Meals p9

1 Book Challenge p20

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• Sports & Recreation p21

• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p21

• Quarantine OOTD p16

FRIDAY

• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting p21

• Fine Arts Program p21

• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21

• Quarantine Recipe Day p16

• Live Workout with Chief p10

THURSDAY

• Keystone Club p21

• Youth Karate p21

• Best Joke of the Day p16

• Deployment Readiness p12

• Running Group p10

WEDNESDAY

• Health and Wellness p21

• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21

• Torch Club p21

• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21

• Puzzle Day p16

• Deployment Reintegration p12

• Capstone p12

• Live Workout with Chief p10

TUESDAY

• Explorer Club p21

• Youth Karate p21

MONDAY • Your Favorite Fun Fact Day p16

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

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

Fort MacArthur Inn is the lodging operation for Los Angeles AFB. It is located in the city of San Pedro, 20 miles south of LA AFB and offers 72 non-smoking units. We strive to ensure our guests have a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and a pleasant stay.

For reservations, call or email: (310) 653-8296 FortMacArthurInn@gmail.com or DoDLodging.net

Space-Available reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, depending on the base occupancy and at the lodging managers’ discretion. Space-A reservations for TLF can only be made up to 30 days in advance in accordance to AFI 34-135 Table 3.5. A confirmed reservation may not guarantee a specific room type.

7 Days a Week: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

3 p.m. COVID-19, Fort MacArthur Inn hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday-Saturday Due to current base conditionsCheck-in: surrounding Check-out: 11 a.m. until further notice. Reservations are limited to personnel on TDY and/or PCS orders only.

Find peace of mind staying in the comfort and security of Base Lodging.

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$105

VISITING OFFICER QUARTER/ VISITING QUARTER (VOQ/VQ)

$113

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY TLF

$129

VISITOR SUITES ONE BEDROOM (TWO-BEDROM $130)


LEAD

BY EXAMPLE Wash your hands and teach kids to scrub hands for at least

20 SECONDS.

CS311042-A

LIFE IS BETTER WITH

www.cdc.gov/handwashing This material was developed by CDC. The Life is Better with Clean Hands Campaign is made possible by a partnership between the CDC Foundation, GOJO, and Staples. HHS/CDC does not endorse commercial products, services, or companies.

No Federal endorsement intended.

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SOUTH BAY CAFE & LOUNGE AT EL SEGUNDO

South Bay Cafe (Bldg. 270) South Bay Lounge (Bldg. 270) Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. We look forward to serving you again soon.

The South Bay CafĂŠ 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-toorder 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.

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Paid Ad(s). No federal endorsement intended nor implied.


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803

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.

This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

@61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

Harborview Drive-Thru Free Family Meals

FRIDAYS MAY 1, 8 & 15 REGISTER AT

www.LAFSS.com/FSS/Free-Family-Meals

DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL TICKET ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE

Pick

Up

Pick up on Fridays, 5 pm - 6 pm from the Community Center Southside Parking Lot. Be ready to present your Digital Ticket via your mobile phone. DRIVE-THRU PICK UP ONLY. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE DO NOT WALK UP

SPONSORED BY

No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended nor implied.

HOSTED BY

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771

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.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361

Ask About: Incentive Programs, Military Fitness Testing (310) 653-6771, Intramural & Varsity Sports

This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

Virtual Aerobics Classes Available starting May 4 via Fitness Center Facebook Page

@61FSSFitnessCenter

Facebook Live Workout with

Make sure to follow us

@61FSSFitnessCenter Click here to view the Calendar!

Chief Arnold

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. Location: SMC Command Chief Facebook Page

Join Chief Arnold and special guests as she hosts special Facebook Live home workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

3rd Annual Walk to Remember

Monday, May 25, 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Location: Santa Monica Pier MVPLA will be hosting an annual Memorial Day walk from Santa Monica Pier (down Ocean Blvd and up Wilshire Blvd) to the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Visit the event website for more information and to sign up.

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500+ ways to enjoy a fitness benefit in the privacy of your home

FREE ACCESS until May 31*

GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS STEP 1 Download the Wellbeats App or visit the website portal: portal.wellbeats.com

FITNESS IS FOUNDATIONAL Exercise benefits the mind as much as the body. Nutrition fuels both. Wellbeats is an equitable, affordable, and easy-to-use on-demand fitness benefit that empowers habit forming physical and mental health. FITNESS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY • 500+ high quality, 1-60 minute videos • 30 channels, no equipment options, for every age, interest and ability • Recommendation engine used to personalize and serve up content • Goal-based challenges and fitness assessments • Highly certified, relatable instructors • Safe and education based • Track progress and results

STEP 2 Select ‘Register nter Via Code’ and enter invitation code

AIR FORCE INVITATION CODE

479b0f59

STEP 3 Play a fitness class!

LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING THESE CLASSES ON A TOUCHPAD IN YOUR MWR FACILITY email: edmcnamara@reachgov.com No Federal endorsement intended.


AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5428 This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5428 for location.

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

PROGRAMS

Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5428 for location.

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join the Airman & Family Readiness Center as we honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses. This event will include an informational fair, employers, crafts and so much more! Refreshments are provided.

Mondays, May 4 & 18 , 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Are you separating or retiring? Fulfill your initial counseling & pre-separation briefing requirement.

Boots to Business

May 5-6 , 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call A&FRC to schedule the training.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

May 11-12, 26-27 , 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This workshop is developed specifically for military spouses from all branches of the military to gain valuable information related to transition.

SERVICES

Casualty Assistance Office

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 (310) 653-5290 to discuss financial issues.

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

(Military dismissed after comfort break 9:50 a.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.

Transition Workshop

May 11-13, 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.

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, May 14, 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.

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Managing Your Move

Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5428 for location.

Thursday, May 21, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

Capstone (By appointment only)

Key Spouse Initial Training

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Deployment Reintegration

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed. 12

May 21, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call A&FRC to schedule the training.

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

May 26-27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a great new workshop part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). It is a monthly workshop where Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can build a resume for a civilian or a federal job and learn interview techniques, salary negotiations and labor market information.


STEP 1

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

Road Map to EFMP Screening Due to Orders STEP 3

STEP 2

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

Get orders

Complete Family Member Travel Screen

Travel recommended

Travel not recommended

Discuss options with EFMP Medical Coordinator

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

Summer session will be conducted virtually:

May 25- July 24

Paid Ad(s). No federal endorsement intended nor implied.

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How to Protect Yourself and Others Know how it spreads • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. » Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). » Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. » These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. » Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone should Clean your hands often • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Stay at home as much as possible. • Put distance between yourself and other people. » Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. » This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/peopleat-higher-risk.html

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Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. » Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker. • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. • Throw used tissues in the trash. • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/ disinfecting-your-home.html • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

cdc.gov/coronavirus No Federal endorsement intended.

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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com

Multi-purpose 22,000 sq. ft. facility offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Located at historic Fort MacArthur, San Pedro.

This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We offer a number of rooms for scheduling meetings, social and special events. Event catering services available, (310) 653-8341.

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

@61FSSCommunityCenter

#LAFSS

Month of MAY

VIRTUAL FUN ACTIVITIES | CONTEST | GIVEAWAYS

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Family sidewalk drawing contest MAY 1-15 May 1-15 is our Family sidewalk drawing contest. Submissions can be made anytime through our Facebook page via messenger and must include photos of the whole family working on the project! Prizes will be given for:

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Puzzle Day

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Puzzle Day

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Best Joke Day

Best Joke Day

Puzzle Day

(With video/ photos if possible)

(Photos of Family included with Submission)

Quarantine OOTD

Zoom Digital Painting Class

Photos included with Recipe

Can be Humans or Pets

10 am - 12:30 pm

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Quarantine Recipe Day

Quarantine OOTD

Photos included with Recipe

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

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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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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8257 Daniel.Rajaniemi@us.af.mil This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

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.

POOL RULES • Children 12 & under must be accompanied by a guardian (age 18+) • Swim diapers required for children that are not potty trained • All swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool • Flotation devices must be USCG approved

• No water-wings, floating swim suits, or inflatables

• Lifeguard may require unsafe swimmers to wear one of our provided life vests or puddle jumpers

• No food or drinks allowed on deck (water is ok) • All swimmers must wear proper swim attire • No t-shirts, tank tops, gym shorts, etc.

INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL

El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. We’ll catch you on the flip side.

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.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

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

May Book Reading Challenge We’ll continue into a world of exploration, adventure,

Kite Creations AND Flying

mystery, intrigue, picture the future, and search the past by participating in the “Book Reading Challenge”. If you are 6-18 years of age sign up to participate with Ms. Danielle at Danielle.Bassett.YP@gmail.com. When we open back up, you can come to Youth Programs to get your log sheet to show what books you have read. Join us and read to succeed.

MAY 27 & 29 | 4 P.M. | FREE May 27: Create your kites May 29: 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.

Center of Innovation Volunteer Opportunity Youth Programs is looking for SMC Airmen or civilians & Teens requiring volunteer hours who may be interested in working with youth in our STEM Center. Our focus is on celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics the future is here now. If you are interested in Coding, Drone Building, Robotics, Video Game Design, or 3-D Printing, we would appreciate your input. Volunteer when your schedule allows you to do so or be a special speaker to share your knowledge with our future innovators. Email Danielle.Bassett.YP@gmail.com in you are interested. 20


Weekly Programs All programming is subject to the facility reopening.

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! Guitar, Drums, Piano Lessons (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, piano & drums? Join us to learn some new skills. Guitars are provided during lesson, but students are encouraged to bring their own so they can practice at home.

STEM Activities (Ages 6-8) & (Ages 9-18) Enjoy the hands on experience of how science is part of the LEGO World as we go into LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS. Youth will be building and setting up Lego robotics competitions tables. Come take up the challenge to see if your Lego creation can transform into a super robot

Health and Wellness (Ages 9-18)

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.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills.

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

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, 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.

Ongoing Programs School Age Care 2019 (Ages 5-12)

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, 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.

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. 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.

Open Recreation Program (Ages 9-18)

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.

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.

Transportation Program (Ages 9-18)

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Certificates & Bronze, Silver, & Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. For more information visit http://congressionalaward.org or contact Youth Programs (310) 653-8383

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.

Congressional Award Opportunities

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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 648-9266 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

Military.Tutor.com Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

SUBMIT YOUR SENIOR PHOTO FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 LA AFB VIRTUAL YEARBOOK! SUBMITTING TO THE YEAR BOOK The Class of 2020 won’t have grad night, and maybe not even graduation, but we’re making sure our military connected students receive their LA AFB Virtual Senior Yearbook to commemorate their academic achievement. If you would like your senior recognized in our LA AFB Virtual Senior Yearbook, please submit the following via email to

LAAFBSLO@gmail.com PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR SENIORS:

YEAR BOOK F.A.Q.

• Where can I view or submit to the 2020 LA AFB Virtural Year Book? https://www.LAFSS.com/slo

• When can I view the LA AFB Virtual Yearbook? June 15, 2020

• When is the Deadline for Submissions? May 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST)

• Who is Eligibe to submit? High School Seniors (Dependents of Active Duty, Guard and Reserve, DoD civilians, and LA AFB Contractors)

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First Name, Last Name Name of School 1 Senior photo 1 -3 Fun photo (sports, club or extra curricula activities)

Please turn in all submissions by May 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST). Make sure the photos are copied via jpeg at the highest resolution possible. Please do not stretch the photos.

SIGNING THE YEAR BOOK Sign the LA AFB Virtual Senior Yearbook: Family and friends can submit a short message of congratulations commending our Senior Class of 2020! Via the 61st FSS Website

https://www.LAFSS.com/slo


THE LATEST INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON EDUCATION SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION California school campuses are closed for the remainder of the school year. Students will complete their education via virtual, district learning, or other means as the School District deems necessary. Please see link below of the official announcement by Govern Newsome. “Campuses are closed, class is still in session”. https://abc7.com/governor-newsom-today-california-schools-closed-superintendent-tony-thurmond-school-closures/6069047/

GRADUATION What about the class of 2020? Be on the lookout, some schools are holding virtual graduations for high school seniors this year, and other district officials are gathering input from students on how they’d like to proceed. • Virtual College Fair https://www.nacacfairs.org/

TESTING INFORMATION Standardized testing has suspended for CAASPP and the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). • SAT and ACT Practice Exam for Grade 10 and 11: bit.ly/38y3xNc • SAT and ACT Testing has been suspended in the near future. Links for updates: https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters AP Tests will look different this year. Here is a link to read more from the CollegeBoard • https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update?SFMC_cid=EM288604-&rid=43213141 • https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

SPECIAL EDUCATION • Districts are developing a plan to conduct IEP team meetings remotely (i.e. teleconferencing, videoconferencing, etc.). Any IEP team meetings will be rescheduled in accordance with this plan. • District are developing a plan to conduct assessments during the school closures. Any assessments missed will be rescheduled in accordance with this plan. • Individualized determinations regarding whether or not compensatory education and services may be needed and rescheduled.

EDUCATION AND TUTORING RESOURCES • Khan Academy: General Practice for K-12th: khanacademy.org • Tutor.com: General Practice for K-12th: https://tutor.com • Sesame Street in Communities: from Birth - 6th: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org 23


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Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates. Full-time and hourly care to Active Duty, DoD and Active Reservists. We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with base-dietitian approved menus. Our facility is NAEYC accredited and features professional and caring staff. In accordance with Federal Law & US Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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A Department of Defense (DoD) program that makes it easier to find the child and youth care your family needs. Using MilitaryChildCare.com, you can find 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 from any location. Follow these four steps!

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


FAMILY CHILD CARE Are you in need of a Child Care Provider? It’s a great time to conduct phone interviews with one of our licensed providers. Although COVID-19 has closed both the CDC and FCC, once the Safe at Home order is lifted, FCC homes on Fort MacArthur will reopen. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator, Cheryl Richardson at Cheryl.Richardson.4@us.af.mil for a list of current providers.

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!

Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator,

Cheryl Richardson, FCC Coordinator at (310) 653-6802


Stay Home. Stay safe. Our customers are worth the wait. We look forward to seeing you soon.

This facility is Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latests updates.

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LEARN ABOUT TIPS AND BENEFITS YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON • Career Development • Benefits & Entitlement • Current NAF Job Openings

• General Questions • How to Apply

This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

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

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The FORCE Magazine - May 2020 Issue.  

The FORCE magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, p...

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