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FORCE

JUNE 2020

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


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

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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.

JUNE 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.

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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Free Patriotic Goodie Bag and Family Hotdog Box. Register June 4-15 at www. LAFSS.com/FSS/4th-of-July

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad

Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

Join us for Summer Drive-In Movie Night at Fort MacArthur Parade Grounds. All movies will begin at dusk (about 8:15 pm)

15 4th of July Drive-Thru Celebration

Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue

Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales

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21 Photography Camp Let’s get ready for the Air Force Photography contest! 61 FSS Marketing will go over the contest rules and requirements and provide helpful insight on capturing moments and scenery. Photos will be entered in the Air Force Photography contest.

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Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

25 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.

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

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

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community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

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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

• 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 Bar & Grill Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill 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.

• Bar 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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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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First Officer Duty Station p13

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Funny Pet Photo/Video (Every Thursday) p16

Boots to Business p13

STEM: Rocket Camp p21

Air Force Photo Contest Begins p17

July 2: 4th of July Drive-Thru Celebration p15

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Woodworking Camp p21

July 1

Key Spouse Initial Training p13

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Photography Camp p21

Bundles for Babies p12

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Knitting Camp p20

LEGO Robotics Camp: Into Orbit p21

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Career Days p12

Transition Workshop p13

Department of Labor p13

End: Family Halloween Contest p16

July 4: Registration End p15

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SMC 2.0 Intro p13

IC & Pre-Separation p13

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Lip Sync Day (Every Monday) p16

Wacky Tacky Hair Day (Every Wednesday) p16 July 4: Registration p15

Artwork (Every Tuesday) p16

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Wednesday

Start: Family Halloween Contest p16

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Virtual Cal TAP p12

Monday

Silly OOTD (Every Friday) p16

Harborview Open for Take-Out p9

Zoom Digital Painting Class p16

Harborview Open for Take-Out p9

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Harborview Open for Take-Out p9

Father’s Day Free Family Meal. Visit www.LAFSS.com for details

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• Harborview Drive-Thru p9

FRIDAY

• Funny Pet Photo/Video Day p16

• Live Workout with Chief p10

THURSDAY

• Wacky Tacky Hair Day p16

• Deployment Readiness p12

WEDNESDAY

• Artwork Day p16

• Deployment Reintegration p12

• Capstone p12

• Live Workout with Chief p10

TUESDAY

• Lip Sync Day p16

MONDAY

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

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LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731

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

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

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

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

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.

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Summer session will be conducted virtually:

May 25- July 24

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL

BAR & GRILL

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South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803

The South Bay Bar & Grill is proud to serve quality meals, provide friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the LA AFB community.

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

Breakfast and lunch is served daily and offers hot-line foods, special orders and made-to-order sandwiches, and assorted beverages.

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

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


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

FRIDAYS

JUNE 5, 12, 19 & 26 4:00 to 7:30 PM

Pick up on Fridays, 4 pm - 7:30 pm from the Community Center Southside Parking Lot. Drive-thru pick up only. Please stay in your vehicle. Do not walk up. CREDIT/DEBIT ONLY

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 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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Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions. Military, Dependents, DoD Civilians & Aerospace employees are eligible to access both fitness centers. Ask About: Incentive Programs, Military Fitness Testing (310) 653-6771, Intramural & Varsity Sports Must Know Rules: 100% ID check at all times & Wear proper attire @61FSSFitnessCenter


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Learn more at L3Harris.com/confidence

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290 This facility is Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

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

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

Virtual Cal TAP

Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CalVets conducts this workshop to acquaint veterans and separates with CA benefits, like education, employment and health care. Morning is briefings; afternoon is set up for 1 on 1 appointments.

Bundles for Babies

Wednesday, June 24, 12:20 p.m. - 4 pm Must pre-register. For pregnant military members or civilians and their spouses. AFAS provides a “bundle” of information to each active duty family and a special gift to AF, USN, USMC and USCG active members.

Virtual Networking for Success & Resume Review

Tuesday, June 2, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Create your professional LinkedIn page. Find out what civilians employers are looking for.

Virtual Career Fair

Wednesday, June 3, 10 a.m. – 1:00 pm Meet more than 20 local employers and learn about career opportunities.

SERVICES

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Casualty Assistance Office

Capstone (By appointment only)

Personal Financial Counselor

Deployment Reintegration

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

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

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Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location. Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring. Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed.


PROGRAMS

First Officer Duty Station

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Thursday, June 11, 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.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

Thursday, June 18, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location. Mondays, June 1 & 15 , 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Are you separating or retiring? Fulfill your initial counseling & pre-separation briefing requirement.

Managing Your Move

June 8-9, 22-23 , 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.

Boots to Business

Transition Workshop

Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m. - 11 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.

June 8-10, 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.

June 24-25, 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.

Key Spouse Mentor - Refresher Training

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

June 29-30 , 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?

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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

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

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


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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.

Our staff is increasing sanitation practices and working on ways to keep you safe when we reopen. We're looking forward to serving you again soon! Follow us on Facebook for 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


Our staff is increasing sanitation practices and working on ways to keep you safe when we reopen. We're looking forward to serving you again soon! Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8257 Daniel.Rajaniemi@us.af.mil

Follow us on Facebook for updates!

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.

• 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 Our staff is increasing sanitation practices and working on ways to keep you safe when we reopen. 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.

We're looking forward to serving you again soon! Follow us on Facebook for updates!

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

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383

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.

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 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

School Age Care 2019 (Ages 5-12)

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.

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SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM THE LATEST INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON EDUCATION

OPENING INFORMATION • K-12 Summer School 2019 -2020: To find out how to register for Summer Schools please check your school websites or the links below

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209)

• El Segundo USD Summer School: https://www.elsegundousd.net/apps/ events/2012/6/25/1154957/?id=0 • LAUSD: https://btb.lausd.net/summerprograms

(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.

• Manhattan Beach: https://www.miracostahigh.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ ID=249840&type=d&pREC_ID=910888 • https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/teen/teen-center/2017-2018school-year-program • Palos Verdes Summer School: https://www.lafss.com/slo/

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• Redondo Beach Unified School District: https://www.rbusd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ ID=858186&type=d&pREC_ID=1223556 • Torrance Unifies School District https: www.tusd.org/schools/lincoln/programs/communitysummer-programs

K-12 FALL SEMESTER 2020-2021 Fall semester resumes; but classes could still be online. Please see the start day for the surrounding school districts. • • • • • • • • •

ABC USD - Aug 24, 2020 Culver City USD - Aug 10, 2020 El Segundo USD - Aug 26, 2020 Inglewood USD - Aug 24, 2020 Lake Elsinore USD - Aug 26, 2020 Lancaster USD - Aug 6, 2020 LAUSD - Aug 18, 2020 Lawndale USD - Aug 26, 2020 Long Beach USD - Sept 1, 2020

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Manhattan USD - Aug 26, 2020 Palmdale USD - Aug 6, 2020 Palos Verdes - Aug 26, 2020 Redondo Beach USD - Aug 19, 2020 Riverside USD - Aug 7, 2020 Santa Monic Malibu USD - Aug 20, 2020 San Bernardino City USD - Aug 3, 2020 Torrance USD - Aug 26, 2020 Wiseburn USD - Aug 26, 2020

https://www.LAFSS.com/slo • When can I view the LA AFB Virtual Yearbook? June 15, 2020

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El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 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.

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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!

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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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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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