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FORCE

MAY 2021

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE

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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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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 opportunities are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil.

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This workshop is developed specifically for military spouses from all branches of the military to gain valuable information related to transition.

14 Summer Movie Night Join us on Saturday, June 5th on the Community Center side lawn for our first Summer movie night! Participation is free and open to all with base access. Registration is required.

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad

17 Iced Tie Dying The Community Center is hosting a private Iced Tie Dyeing class with Color Play Studios at CRAFTED in San Pedro.

Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

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19 Whitewater Rafting 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!

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes

23 America’s Armed Forces Kids’ Glow Run

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by community businesses throughout our publication.

Register to participate and receive a free kid shirt and glow necklace. Awesome family fitness activity for all.

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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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Information, Tickets & Travel

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Youth Programs

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

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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: All passengers including military dependents ages 10 and older.

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Harborview Event Center

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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

200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245 Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Workshops are provided virtually. In-person services by appointment only. Discovery Center available:

Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By Appointment Only Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358

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

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services by Appointment Only.

Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil

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

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 & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, 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: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar Open every first Thursday of the month

Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 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)

Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087

Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5249

Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice.

Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5829

Virtual customer service, and in-person only for testing

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

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. Family Child Care Bldg. 425..........................(310) 653-6802/8632 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. Take-out available until 7:30 p.m. Food service ends at 7:30 p.m. Bar is open until 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.

CLOSURES

Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226

• 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.

Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. By Appointment Only.

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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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Whitewater Kayaking p19

Whitewater Rafting p19

Pool Open p28

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IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Monday

IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Sunday

SMC 2.0 Intro p12

Smart Girls p24

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Resume Writing Workshop 12

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Transition Workshop p13

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Senior TAP Workshop p12

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Wednesday

Thursday

Cinco De Mayo Lunch p8

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Youth Academic Celebration p31

First Thursday p8

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TAP Too p13

Key Spouse Initial Training p13

Managing Your Move p13

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First Duty Officer Station p12

Heart Link & Spouse Recognition 12

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DoD Education p13

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month p22

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Virtual Loteria Game p16

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EXPLORE MORE WITH OUTDOOR RECREATION!

Tuesday

MAY 2021

Pool Open p28

Whitewater Kayaking p19

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Sports & Recreation Fitness Run p24

Who Done It? MYSTERY DINNER p22

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Kids Glow Run p23

We Own Friday Tee Night p22

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Sports & Recreation Fitness Run p24

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Whitewater Rafting p19

Iced Tie Dying p17

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Marbled Clocks p17

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Theme park tickets now available at ITT! P20

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FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

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CC / OUTDOOR REC

A&FRC / SLO HOLIDAYS

WWW.LAFSS.COM

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• STEM (Ages 9-18) p24

• Sports & Rec Fitness Run p24

• 4-H Cooking Club p24

FRIDAY

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

• Tae Kwon Do p23 • Fine Arts p24 • Keystone Club p24

THURSDAY

• STEM (Ages 9-18) p24

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• Education p24

• Kids Choice Club p24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

WEDNESDAY

• STEM (Ages 5-8) p24

• Health and Wellness p24

• Guitar, Drums, Piano Lesson p24

• Torch Club p24

• Tae Kwon Do p23

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

MONDAY • 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24

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 TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$161 DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM January - October 2021: $164 TWO-BEDROOM January - October 2021: $165

Korean Bell of Friendship, San Pedro, CA (Less than 5 minutes away) 6


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

BAR & GRILL

Closed: May 28 Family Day & May 31 Memorial Day

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

The South Bay Bar & Grill is proud to serve quality meals, provide friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the Los Angeles AFB community. Breakfast and lunch is served daily and offers hot-line foods, special orders and made-to-order sandwiches, and assorted beverages. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.

THURSDAY, MAY 6 3 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

$5 PITCHERS

(DOMESTIC ONLY) DURING 3 P.M. - 4 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR

CHICKEN WINGS AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING

$8.95

Lunch Special Tacos, Rice & Beans

Sponsored By

FREE Meal for Active Duty Military, Reserve, Veterans & Club Members. Registration Closes May 2 | www.LAFSS.com

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. Take-out available until 7:30 p.m. Food service ends at 7:30 p.m. Bar is open until 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.

@61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

Closed: May 28 Family Day & May 31 Memorial Day

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

HARBORVIEW IS OPEN FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 10 P.M. 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

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

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

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

Appointment Required

El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment only Open May 28: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed May 31 (Holiday)

Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment only Open May 28 (Family Day) Closed May 31 (Holiday)

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

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

@61FSSFitnessCenter

@LAAFBFitness

El Segundo Fitness Center

Fort MacArthur Fitness Center

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Military & 61 SFS Personnel (Unrestricted Access) Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Military & 61 SFS Personnel (Unrestricted Access) Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DoD ID Holders (Restricted Access) Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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DoD ID Holders & Tierra Vista Communities Residents (Restricted Access) Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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www.LAFSS.com/Appointments

STAY FIT AT HOME WITH

Outdoor & Virtual AEROBICS CLASSES Make sure to follow us

@61FSSFitnessCenter Click here to view the Calendar! 10


Your destination to everything LA FSS at Los Angeles AFB & Fort MacArthur. Stay connected & don’t miss the next FSS event! • LA FSS Directory • Photo Library • Event Calendar • Digital Magazine • Job Opportunities • Give Feedback • Social Media Hub • Mobile Friendly • Appointments

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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. Closed: May 28 Family Day & May 31 Memorial Day

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

May 18 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

May 13 | 10 a.m. - 1 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.

“Civilian Leadership Development Council (CLDC) and Airman and Family Readiness Center Host a Special Presentation by Anthony Sharp”. Anthony Sharp is a Senior Employment Facilitator for Cybermedia Tech, Inc. To register, please contact Anaika Fletcher at Anaika.Fletcher.1@spaceforce.mil

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 (310) 653-5290 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, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, 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.

Post-Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed.

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

Monday, May 3 & 17, 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.

Senior TAP Workshop

May 3-5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This three day TAP Workshop is designed for Senior Service Members with over 20 years of service.

SMC INTRO Program

Tuesday, May 4, 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

Thursday, May 13, 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.

Many of you at LAAFB have been watching the evening news broadcasts or reading media websites regarding COVID-19 impacts to communities across the state. For your awareness, Los Angeles AFB will continue mandatory telework for all SMC personnel; with the exception of identified mission essential personnel supporting either LAAFB or leadership-designated space acquisition missions. All Airman and Family Readiness Center’s personnel are teleworking, but will work with you to meet the requirement of the Transition Assistance Program, and the Casualty Program. For emergency situations please contact the Command Post at (310) 653-3070.

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Transition Workshop

May 10-12, 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.

DoD Education Track (2 days)

May 26-27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can learn about various education resources available. This wokshop is held quarterly and is part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Managing Your Move

Thursday, May 20, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

May 27 | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

May 20 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This workshop is developed specifically for military spouses f rom all branches of the military to gain valuable information related to transition.

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.

Please contact Anaika.Fletcher.1@spaceforce.mil for more information, or 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 3

STEP 2

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

Get official 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 13


SATURDAY, JUNE 5 Check-In starts at 7 p.m. | Movie begins at 8 p.m. at Community Center Side Lawn Participants may bring their own chairs. Designated socially distanced spots will be available. Participation is FREE and open to all with base access. Refreshments will be available.

Registration is May 13-27 at www.LAFSS.com Space is limited. Social distancing rules apply.

Sponsored by

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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: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services By Appointment Open May 28 (Family Day) Closed May 31 (Holiday)

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 | 6 P.M. - 7:10 P.M. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the Community Center is hosting an online game of LOTERIA where players compete against other players for prizes. This traditional Mexican card game of chance is similar to BINGO, but uses illustrated images instead of numbers. This online version can be streamed using a tablet or PC/MAC. Participation is free. To sign into the game participants will click on the URL code posted on our Facebook page the day of the event, no more than 30 minutes before game time. We will arrange prize pickup for winners after the games are finished.

*Participants can only win ONE TIME or ONE GAME.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 Registration is May 13-27 at www.LAFSS.com

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No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


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.

$5

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

Saturday, May 22 | 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. CRAFTED San Pedro

The Community Center is hosting a private Iced Tie Dyeing class with Color Play Studios at CRAFTED in San Pedro. In this workshop participants will learn how to create a Tie Dye T-Shirt using a bucket of ice as the dyeing medium in the colors you choose.

$5

Pre-Registration is required and space is limited due to Covid. Registration is on: Monday, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. To register call: (310) 653-8343 All Branches of the Military, Current DoD/Civilians, and Direct Dependents.

AL U T R I V

Mother’s Day Poem Writing Contest

Love to Write? | May 1 - 6

Send us a poem to honor your mother on Mother’s Day. Submissions can be made by messaging our Facebook page. Age Groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14 & up

Memorial Day Rock Painting Contest

Paint a small rock with a poppy in of honor Memorial Day. Drop them off at the Community Center during our business hours of: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for us to display and choose a winner. Please include your name on the back of the rock. Age Groups: Under 5, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14 & up

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

Open May 28 (Family Day) Closed May 31 (Holiday)

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Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

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EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICE LIST

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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.

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Call ODR (310) 653-8225/8226 To Sign Up For Any Of Our Trips!

MAY 22-23 | LOWER KERN RIVER | AGES 16+ $75 Active Duty Air Force & Dependents • $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.

MAY 28-30 | ISABELLA LAKE | AGE 16+ $125 Active Duty Air Force & Dependents • $450 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.

JUNE 12-13 | CATALINA ISLAND | AGE 16+ $60 Active Duty Air Force & Dependents • $145 All Others Join ODR for a multiday “solo” backpacking expedition from Two Harbors to Little Harbor on Catalina Island. This trip will be focused on teaching/guiding participants in the skills and gear needed to facilitate their own solo adventures in the backcountry. We will depart for Catalina on Saturday morning and arrive at Two Harbors, from there we will be hiking overland through the beautiful Catalina backcountry (5.7 miles, moderately strenuous) to a beach campsite, spending a night beach camping under the stars hiking back Sunday morning and departing Catalina. All the necessary gear (backpack, stove, tent, etc.) will be provided by ODR.

JUNE 30 | SAN PEDRO | AGE 13+ $55 Active Duty Air Force & Dependents • $145 All Others Join ODR for a socially distant afternoon 1/2 day private boat charter on the Redondo Special out of Redondo Beach Sportfishing! Single day fishing license, rod rental, tackle, and a $15 galley credit are included. Fish cleaning and filleting is available on the boat for a small cash fee ($1-2/fish). 19


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 Open May 28 (Family Day) Closed May 31 (Holiday)

Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Now located at LA AFB right outside the Exchange to the right of the main entrance and Fort MacArthur inside the same building as Youth Programs and Fitness Center.

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

CURRENT DISNEYLAND PARK TICKET HOLDERS If you purchased Disneyland Theme Park tickets from the Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT) office before the pandemic closures, you can now to make your reservation to visit the park. Visit the new reservation website at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/experience-updates/park-reservations/

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LA AFB (310) 653-1304 Fort MacArthur (310) 653-1304

LA AFB ITT

Fort MacArthur

CLOSED

(Remote Sales Available through Fort Mac office)

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 0830-1300

***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, but tickets are not currently available through ITT CLOSED Until Further Notice

THEME PARKS

OUR PRICE

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE 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 Weekday + Meal SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day + Meal SIX FLAGS Six Flags Magic Mountain

Adult Child $104.00 $98.00 $159.00 $153.00 $228.50 $214.00 $282.00 $267.50 $301.50 $282.00 $354.00 $335.50 $330.00 $311.25 $384.25 $364.75 $350.00 $330.75 $403.50 $384.25 All Ages All Ages All Ages Adult Child $50.25 $42.25 $50.25 $42.25 $101.25 $91.50 All Ages $64.25 $83.75 $71.50 $90.25 Adult Child $58.50

Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach (Reservations Required) Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) GO Card: Los Angeles 1 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 2 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 3 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 4 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 5 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 7 Day Ifly Indoor Skydiving: Hollywood or Ontario Monday- Thursday Ifly Indoor Skydiving: Hollywood or Ontario Anyday 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

Adult Child $29.25 $22.75 $68.50 $58.00 $87.75 $68.00 $131.00 $99.00 $200.25 $170.00 $253.75 $217.50 $270.00 $243.25 $312.50 $273.50 $15.00 $35.00 $17.50 $14.25 $21.25

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

GATE PRICE Child Age Range Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages

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Age Range

Adult

Child

$104-$154 $159-$209 $235.00 $290.00 $310.00 $365.00 $340.00 $395.00 $360.00 $415.00

$98-$146 $153-$201 $220.00 $275.00 $290.00 $345.00 $320.00 $375.00 $340.00 $395.00

All Ages $139.00 N/A N/A

Under 2 free Under 2 free Under 2 free

Age Range

All Ages

Age Range

All Ages

Ages 3+

$84.00

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2 2 2 2 2

$104.99 $124.99 N/A $209.99 $279.99

free free free free free

$84.00

Ages 3+

Child Age Range Ages 3-11 Ages 3-11 Ages 3-11

Age Range Ages Ages Ages Ages

3+ 3+ 3+ 3+

Adult

Child

$62.00 $62.00 $104.00

$52.00 $52.00 $94.00

All Ages

Child Age Range

Adult

Child Age Range

Adult $36.95 $74.50 $99.00 $149.00 $229.00 N/A $310.00 $359.00

Age 3 and older

OUR PRICE

$75.98 $108.59 $95.55 $95.99 $84.99

Child

GATE PRICE Ages 3-11 Ages 2-11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Height: 48" + Height: 48" + Ages 2-12 Under 12 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 21+ Ages 3+

$21.00 $62.67 $67.11

$72.90 $72.90 $25.95 $55.95

$65.95 $29.99

Child $26.95 $59.00 $76.00 $112.00 $194.00 N/A $279.00 $314.00

$16.00 $37.41 $42.11

FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM

Pricing is subject to change by attractions at any time without advance notice. Call the ITT office to verify pricing. No exchanges or refunds, no exceptions.

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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.

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/

Closed: May 28 Family Day & May 31 Memorial Day

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

Wednesday, May 19 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ages 9-18 Ms. Yi Kkotnym will be sharing her story of joining the Air Force and moving to the United States from South Korea. She will prepare some snacks and Korean related activities for youth participation. See Cooking Club for other guest cooks to experience the food and history of Japan, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

Friday, May 14 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ages 13-18 Movie Night with your friends as well as game challenges to include Giant Tumbling Towers, Uno, Spoons & Heads Up! 22

Friday, May 21 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ages 9-18 Enjoy a spaghetti dinner while trying to sort out the clues to figure out who done it! Come dressed in forties attire: fedoras, suits, flapper outfits, and gowns are welcome. Prize given for best dressed. Invite a non-member friend maybe the caper can be blamed on them. Who can figure it out first and claim the reward.

During the Month of May, youth/teens will be creating wreaths to lay in front of Battleship Iowa in honor of military service members who protected our country’s freedom.

Items will be delivered on May 27


School Age Care (Ages 5-12)

Friday, May 14 | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Fort Mac Parade Field • All Ages – Families Welcome Register to participate and receive a free kid shirt and glow necklace. Awesome family fitness activity for all.

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ages 6 and up Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art, which focuses on hand and foot techniques. The practice and employment of these techniques is governed by the Five Tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. The program

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 Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Recreation (Ages 9-18) ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE OR VIRTUAL Call Youth Programs to Register for Zoom.

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

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 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. • May 3: Pen Flower Bouquet • May 10: DIY Bird Feeder • May 17: Fitness Fun Four Square • May 24: Sack Races

Smart Girls (Ages 9-18)

Tuesday, May 11 Ages 9-12: 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Ages 13-18: 3:30 p.m. - 4 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.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 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. This month discussion will focus on Jr Youth Of The Year.

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

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 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 the mind, body, and soul. Join us for the fun activities today! • May 5: Tennis • May 12: Tennis • May 26: Ping Pong Tournament

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills.

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

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 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. This month’s focus will be Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Come meet the special guest cooks, learn about their culture, and taste foods from Japan, the Philippines, and Hawaii. Learn to make: pancit, lumpia, chicken/pork adobo, SPAM musubi, loco moco, mochi and more.

Sports and Recreation Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

Friday, May 7 & 21, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Several of the kids are, not so quietly, approaching the magical 26 mile mark this month. It’s a race to be the first to complete a Youth Center Marathon! • Where: Sign in at the parade field. Youth under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Membership required. Teens are encouraged to lead the warm-ups as they accumulate their community service hours.

STEM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

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.

May 6 Create flowers for Mother’s Day Mondays & Thursdays (Pre-Teens) : 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays (Ages 5 to 8) : 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays & Fridays (open to all ages 9-18) : 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 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.

Kids Choice Club (Ages 9-18)

For virtual sessions, register by calling (310) 653-8383

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. A group of kids decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own club! They’ve done Minecraft papercrafts, a drawing club, an anime club. Stop by in May and be part of the decision on what to do next. All are welcome to this 100% kid-run club!

Education (Ages 13-18)

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Try some of these activities to get meet your fitness needs this month. Daily exercise not only helps families stay physically and emotionally healthy, it also boosts cognitive function. See how many boxes you can check this month!

WEEK ACTIVITIES

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Evening Walks: Now that the weather is consistently getting warmer, and the sunset is later, how about a nice family walk around the neighborhood to help dinner digest?

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Lap Swimming: The Fort Mac pool is offering family lap swimming again. Sign up early for time slots that get booked quickly!

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Tennis Ball Golf: This one is pretty selfexplanatory. You need a large grassy area, at least one tennis racket, and a tennis ball for each player. Choose a starting point and a target and see who can get their ball there first.

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Dance party while cleaning the house. Chores don’t have to be boring. Put on your family playlist with everybody’s favorite music to get the whole family cleaning and dancing.

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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. Closed: May 28 Family Day & May 31 Memorial Day

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.

We care for your children

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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!

PAB Meeting 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!

MSAC is designed to provide child care for spouses to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS •

Spouse of a member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an active duty status

Member of the Military Service Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DoD Civilian

Assigned to, living or working on the installation

Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

EXAMPLES OF APPROVED APPOINTMENTS:

Appointments for Active Duty Military members are not eligible, unless the active duty member must attend the appointment with their spouse. No other adult in the household available to provide care HOW TO REQUEST CARE •

Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

Provide appointment documentation

Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

Medical appointments

Temporary Enhancements September 27, 2020 March 27, 2021

Medical/Therapy appointments for their children

Classes offered by Airmen and Family Readiness Centers, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies

FEES: THERE IS NO COST TO THE MEMBER.

Employment Opportunities

Job interviews

For more information, please contact

Initial job training

New Employee Orientation

Volunteer opportunities are not an approved appointment.

Jesse Caffarel:

Jesse.Caffarel@spaceforce.mil • (310) 633-8383

Christina Nakamura:

Christina.Nakamura@spaceforce.mil • (310) 633-6801

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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. Open: May 28 Family Day & May 31 Memorial Day

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

OPEN MEMORIAL DAY! MONDAY - THURSDAY: Lap Swim Only (6 Lanes now open)

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Lap Swim & Family Swim (up to 3 households) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Pool Rules (COVID-19 Protocol)

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Only available for adult lap swim M-Th (18+) by reservation on LAFSS.com

Minors may swim laps on Fridays and Saturdays by reservation

Family swim is limited to one household per reservation

Swimmers must wear a face mask upon entry/exit

All swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool

Floatation 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.


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

AVAILABLE FOR • • • • •

Weddings Corporate Events Promotions Retirements And More

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

Exclusive Use of Entire Facility. Private & Secure Location at Fort MacArthur. Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

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NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri by Appointment Only

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

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

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

USAJobs.gov

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

MAY 6

Via Zoom 5 p.m. www.LAFSS.com/SLO

FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE DoD Civilians and Activity Duty Personnel

WWW.MILITARYCHILD.ORG/WEBINARS

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COASTERS ROUND OR SQUARE 6-COASTER SET: $38 SINGLES: $7

POLAR CAMEL STAINLESS STEEL 15oz INSULATED MUG: $28 20oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $30 30oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $35

CERAMIC MUG JOURNAL 5” X 8” JOURNAL: $23 COLORS: GRAY, BLACK, CORK

16oz CERAMIC BISTRO MUG: $18 COLORS: BLACK, SILVER

ORDER FORMS & PRODUCT PRICES AVAILABLE ONLINE (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil TUESDAY & FRIDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed: May 4 & May 28 Family Day www.LAFSS.com/LASA | Follow us @61FSS

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