THE FORCE MAGAZINE - June 2021 Issue

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FORCE

JUNE 2021

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


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CONTENTS

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

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

13 Getting Crafty This 4-day, 2 hour/day EFMP camp is designed for children ages 5-12. Spots are limited.

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Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield

14 Movie in the Park Join us on Saturday, July 17th for a Summer movie night! Participation is free and open to all with base access. Registration is required.

17 4th of July Tie Dye The Community Center is hosting a Patriotic tie dye workshop with Color Play Studios at CRAFTED in San Pedro in honor of Independence Day!

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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19 Catalina Backpacking Join Outdoor Recreation 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.

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes

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

61 FSS Marketing will be teach youth the basics of taking photographs with emphasis on BGCA National Art Contest Criteria. Categories include Nature & Surrounding, Culture & Tradition, Portraits, Editing & Filtering, Fashion & Design.

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

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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

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Youth Programs

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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

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Amazon, Cable, Trash, Newspaper, etc): There is no need for the individual to come to the gate, it can be delivered to the home. • Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates. • 100% ID checks: 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

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

Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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.

Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri by Appointment Only.

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. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By Appointment Only Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Virtual customer service, and in-person only for testing

Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

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 South Bay Catering Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointment Only) Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5249 Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-5829

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

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.

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

• School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. RE T IR E

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Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383

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Catalina Backpacking p19

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Sunday

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SMC 2.0 Intro p12

Smart Girls p24

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South Bay Free Lunch p8

Career Days p12

Ice Cone Socials p17

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Wednesday

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Managing Your Move p13

First Duty Officer Station p12

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Thursday

Key Spouse Mentor Refresher Training p13

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Boots to Business p13

Ice Cone Socials p17

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Volcanic STEAM Camp p22 • Photography CAMP p22

DOL p13

Ice Cone Socials p17

Bundles for Babies p13

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Kids in the Kitchen with Chef Valerie p22

Transition Workshop p12

Pool Summer Hours Begin p28

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Father’s Day Art Contest (June 1-17) p17

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EFMP Getting Crafty Kids Camp p 13 (June 28 - July 1)

IC & Pre-Separation p12

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4th of July Tie Dye (Registration) p17

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IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Monday

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We Own Friday Teen BBQ Cookout p23

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Hit, Pitch & Run p23

End of School Pool Party p22

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Sports & Recreation Fitness Run (Every Friday) p24

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Deep Sea Fishing p19

4th of July Tie Dye p17

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Catalina Backpacking p19

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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

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Ages 9-18) p24

• 4-H Cooking Club p24

FRIDAY

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

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

THURSDAY

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Ages 9-18) p24

• Kids Choice Club p24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

WEDNESDAY

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Ages 5-8) p24

• Health and Wellness p24

• Guitar, Drums, Piano Lesson p24

• Torch Club p24

• Tae Kwon Do p23

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

MONDAY • 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

MARKETING

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

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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!

Vincent Thomas Bridge

(A short drive to Long Beach entertainment and dining.)

PET FRIENDLY TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$161

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*$10 per night pet fee

VISITING QUARTER (VQ) & VISITING OFFICER QUARTER (VOQ)

$149

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM $164* TWO-BEDROOM

$165*

*Rates valid January - October 2021

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Relaxing views and your choice of food, drinks, and cocktails at the Harborview Lounge is the perfect place to dine on base! See Page 9


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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

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

LUNCH SPECIAL Fried or Baked Chicken, Mash Potatoes & Green Beans

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FREE Meal for Active Duty Military, Reserve, Veterans & Club Members. REGISTER AT WWW.LAFSS.COM

The LGBTQ+ Pride Month Committee will be in attendance with an informational table.

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

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment only Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment only Appointment Required

*El Segundo Fitness Center will close at 7 p.m. Monday - Friday in June due to LAAFB main gate change in hours.

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

@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. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. DoD ID Holders to include Retirees and (Restricted Access) FITNESS IS Dependents FOUNDATIONAL Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Stay in shape with fitness at your fingertips. Train your Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Military & 61 SFS Personnel (Unrestricted Access) FREE ACCESS UNTIL JAN 31, 202 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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

@61FSSAFRC

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

Virtual Networking for Success & Resume Review June 1, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Create your professional LinkedIn page. Find out what civilians employers are looking for.

Virtual CalTAP

Virtual Career Fair

June 3, 10 a.m. - 1 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.

SERVICES

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

SMC INTRO Program

June 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meet more than 20 local employers and learn about career opportunities.

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, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

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

Tuesday, June 1, 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.

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Monday, June 7 & 21, 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.

First Officer Duty Station

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Thursday, June 10, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Learn budgetary basics, saving tips, and how to survive in this high cost area. This is a mandatory class for all O1 & O2 who are new to Los Angeles AFB. All military and civilians may attend.

Post-Deployment Readiness

Transition Workshop

Wednesdays, 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. Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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

June 14-16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The three day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing.


Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, June 17, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

June 23-24, 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.

Bundles for Babies

June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 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.

Key Spouse Mentor - Refresher Training

June 24, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call A&FRC to schedule the training.

Boots to Business

June 29-30, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The small business administration delivers a 2 day seminar focusing on creating your business plan.

June 28, 29, 30 & July 1 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fort Macarthur Community Center, Southwest Room Pre-registration is required for this event. Children must be enrolled in EFMP or have a sibling in EFMP to participate in this 4-day, 2 hour/day camp designed for children ages 5-12. Spots are limited. To register, please e-mail smc.laafb.efmpfamilysupport@ us.af.mil or call (310) 653-5290. Registration ends, June 24.

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

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

STEP 4

Complete Family Member Travel Screen

Travel not recommended

Travel recommended

Discuss options with EFMP Medical Coordinator

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


MOVIE IN THE PARK Check-In starts at 7 p.m. Movie Begins at 8 p.m. Location to TBD Participants may bring their own chairs. Designated socially distanced spots will be available. Participation is FREE and open to all with base access.

JULY 17

UPCOMING OUTDOOR MOVIES: AUGUST 21

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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

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

Appointment Required

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

SATURDAY, JULY 19 | 6 P.M. - 7:10 P.M. Love Music? We do too! The Community Center is hosting an online BINGO game called Playlist BINGO where community members compete against one another for prizes. This game night is family friendly and open to all with base access. Free for all ages! Participants will need to 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 may only win ONE TIME or ONE GAME.

SATURDAY, JULY 17 Register at www.LAFSS.com SEE PAGE 14 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Father’s Day Art Contest Love to Draw? | June 1 -17

Draw your dad having fun with his favorite hobby for a chance to win a prize! Winner will be announced on Friday, June 18. Submissions can be made by messaging our Facebook page.

Age Groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14 & up

$1

Wednesdays, June 16, 23, & 30 | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Community Center Patio

The Community Center is hosting Hawaiian Ice Cone Socials on the Community Center Patio. This social is open to all ages. Come on out, bring a friend, and enjoy a 12 oz Snow Cone for only $1. For more information (310) 653-8343. | Open to all with base access.

Saturday, June 26 | 12 p.m. CRAFTED San Pedro

Hello to the Red, White &, Blue!! The Community Center is hosting a Patriotic tie dye workshop with Color Play Studios at CRAFTED in San Pedro in honor of Independence Day! In this workshop participants will get to dye a hoodie in patriotic colors.

$8

Pre-Registration is required and space is limited due to Covid. Registration is on: Monday, June 14 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. To register call: (310) 653-8343 All Branches of the Military, Current DoD/Civilians, and Direct Dependents.

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CLOSED Holidays

Come see our newly remodeled Kids Konnection room filled with educational toys and activities for children ages 5 and under. This is a self-directed activity and parents must remain with their children at all times.

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 Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICE LIST

RENT

! FROM US & SAVE

www.LAFSS.com/odr/equipment-rentals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, f rom 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 26 | 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).

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

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Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! 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


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 $103.75 $97.75 $158.25 $152.25 $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

3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9

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

Under Under Under Under Under

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 12 p.m. - 5 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/

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

June 14-18 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Ages 9+ | Limited sign up available Sharpen your culinary skills as you embark on a foodie expedition.

June 21 - 25 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

June 21 - 25 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ages 9+ | Registration Required 61 FSS Marketing will be teaching youth the basics of taking photographs with emphasis on BGCA National Art Contest Criteria. Categories include Nature and Surrounding, Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Editing & Filtering, Fashion & Design. Youth will learn how to achieve varied photography perspectives through use of varied lens, filtering, lighting, time lapse, and computer editing. Youth may use their mobile phone or bring their own camera.

June 11 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Ages 9+ | Registration Required

Ages 9 – 18 | Limited sign up available

Erupt into the volcanic world with hands on experiments, learn the fascinating science of volcanoes, and make them erupt!!

Kick-off the start of summer vacation at the Fort MacArthur Swimming Pool!

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June 11 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Parade Field Ages 9 - 14 Sign up at the front desk

Start the summer with Baseball fun!

We Own Friday Teen BBQ Cookout

June 18 | 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ages 13 - 18 | Sign-up by June 16

Teens new to LA AFB, this is for you! Come join us for games, karaoke, music, and BBQ. Get to know the staff and meet new friends. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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 is “Family Style” meaning that it is open to family members age 6 and up. Tae Kwon Do Monthly fees are $40

Enrollment is now available for Summer Child Care.

Participation is for children who completed kindergarten and are ages 5 and up to ages 12.

The School Age Care Program (Ages 5-12) Provides age-appropriate child care with quality programming, youth activities and events. Clubs, activities, and USDA approved meals and snacks are offered. The summer program will have a weekly theme. Field trips and off base activities will be based on current CDC COVID guidelines. Registration is ongoing and based on availability. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to create an account.

Youth & Teen Programs (Ages 9-18) This program provides recreational options for dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors, or residents living on base under a Tierra Vista lease contract. Youth must have current membership and be between 9-18 years of age. A current shot record is required to be provided when registering to include a current Flu vaccination. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on positive socialization, recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team building skills. $30 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR (AUGUST – JULY)

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

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Kids Choice Club (Ages 9-18) ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE OR VIRTUAL Call Youth Programs to Register for Zoom.

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. • June 1: Hand Feet Hopscotch • June 8: Balloon Volleyball • June15: 3 ingredient Cloud Dough • June 22: Kool-Aid Rock Candy • June 29: Ice Cream In A Bag

Smart Girls (Ages 9-18)

Tuesday, June 15, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Topic of discussion will be “What’s a good friend” 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’s discussions will focus on how you can make a positive difference on our base/ community, leadership, and end of summer special event.

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m Kids decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own club! They’ve done Minecraft paper crafts, a drawing club, an anime club. Stop by in June and be part of the decision on what to do next. All are welcome to this100% kid-run club!

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

Monday-Friday, 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!

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • June 3: Drawing self portraits • June 10: Sand casting art • June 17: Create a kite from scratch • June 24: Oil & Acrylic images

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

Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 5 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. • June 4: No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups • June 11: Piñata Cupcakes • June 18: Healthy Fruit Salad • June 25: Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

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

Sports and Recreation Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

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

Fridays, 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.

Health and Wellness (Ages 9-18)

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to take to stay emotionally and physically healthy. • June 1: Five Minute Fitness Challenge (planks) • June 8: Breathing techniques and meditation • June 15: Five Minute Fitness Challenge (high knee running in place) • June 22: Food Nutrition • June 29: Benefits of riding a bike

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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. Hours will expand during the summer STEM has expanded to STEAM (Science, Technology. Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) 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. For virtual sessions, register by calling (310) 653-8383


Try some of these activities to 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

COMPLETED

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Family Water Fight: Water guns, water balloons…empty honey containers? A little creativity can go a long way in a water fight. Five in a month sounds like a lot, but let’s not limit ourselves!

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Lap Swimming: Lap Swimming: Let’s keep this one going. The Fort Mac pool is still offering family lap swimming and family play in the shallow end. Sign up early for time slots that get booked quickly!

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Scavenger Hunt: Create a treasure map of your neighborhood, and have your family members find some hidden treasures.

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Dance Party: While cleaning the house, put on your family playlist with everybody’s favorite music to get the whole family cleaning and dancing.

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

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

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

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

We care for your children

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CREATE ACCOUNT

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SEARCH & REQUEST CARE

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MANAGE MY REQUESTS

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UPDATE MY PROFILE

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!

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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. Summer Hours Start June 15

Appointment Required

Pool Rules (COVID-19 Protocol) •

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

Unvaccinated 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

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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.

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.

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Effective January 2021:

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

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) 653-5085/5292 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

Job opportunities are always available and may include: • Child & Youth Care

• Human Resources

• Hospitality

• Information Technology

• Custodial & Maintenance

• Outdoor Recreation

• Guest Services

• Accounting

• Food Service

• Marketing

Enjoy these great benefits of NAF employment! • Free Gym Access

• 401(k)

• Free Swimming Pool Access

• Annual and Sick Leave

• Access to Military Discounted Stores

• Holiday Pay

• Health and Life Insurance

• Sunday Premium

• NAF Retirement Plan

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THE REAL ESTATE CORNER PART 2 of 3 - VA LOAN MYTH BUSTERS Taken from my book Your Equity Your Wealth. Get your free copy at YourEquityYourWealth.com VA financing is one of the benefits earned by active military service members, veterans and reservists. Many people are apprehensive about the benefits of VA home loans because of the many stories that have not painted a particularly good picture concerning this type of financing. VA home loan features and its so-called “perks”,are often questioned because of these tales. Although there are many myths about VA home loans, a closer look will hopefully dispel any fears or reservations in accepting an offer with VA financing. MYTH: Seller Must Pay for Closing Cost FACT: When a buyer’s chosen lender is NOT charging an “origination fee” (virtually no lender does), the only seller’s cost is that they must pay for a “Termite Report” and it must be noted in the RPA Agreement. All VA loans require a termite clearance to COE.

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MYTH: You Need Good Credit Scores FACT: The Government program governing home loans does not determine credit ratings for qualifying finances. In most cases a score around the 600 to 620 mark is deemed acceptable.

MYTH: VA Home Loans will Charge Out of Pocket Rates FACT: The first benefit of qualifying for a VA loan is the lack of a down payment. All qualifying military and veteran personnel will not have to pay the extra costs of a 10% or greater deposit when looking to purchase a home. There should be no extra expenses at closing cost either. The Interest Rates of VA Home Loans are High The provision of a VA home loan does not include higher interest rates. If anything, the VA home loan interest rates are more affordable than that of a conventional loan.

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