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WOOD WORKING CAMP

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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.

JULY 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.

8 South Bay Bar & Grill South Bay Bar and Grill is Now Open Monday - Thursday for Breakfast and Lunch! Open for Take-out.

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Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue

9 Harborview Lounge Friday Night Open for Take-out! Call in & Pick up your order (310) 653-8958. Ask the Club Manager how you can celebrate your special occasion in the Harborview Lounge (310) 653-2803.

14 Color Me Mine Hello Summer! Join the Community Center as we host a closed studio party at Color Me Mine in Rolling Hills Plaza in Torrance.

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 Wood Working Camp Learn basic woodworking skills. Make and take home projects such as a Succulent Wooden Planter, Tic Tac Toe Peg Board, and Small Picnic Table

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Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

Are you in need of a Child Care Provider? It’s a great time to conduct phone interviews with one of our licensed providers. FCC homes at Fort MacArthur will reopen soon.

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.

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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

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

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Community Center

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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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Youth Programs

• Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates.

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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School Liaison Officer

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NAF Human Resources

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LA Star Awards

WWW.LAFSS.COM Housing Access/Sponsorship Guidance

• 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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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 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. 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) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. By Appointment Only https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ Walk-ins for mission critical emergencies.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday By Appointment Only 5 a.m. - 10 a.m.; 2 p.m. - 7 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 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment.

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

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. Open for Pickup Only Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.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 Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill (Open for Take-out) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. 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

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Notary Services By Appointment Only Community Cohesion Coordinator .........................................................(310) 653-8531 Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 403 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 Closed for Construction until September Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge (Open for Take-out) Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-2803 Friday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 410 .....................................(310) 653-8943 Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226 Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Tuesday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. By Appointment Only Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383

CLOSURES • COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and installation restrictions, most FSS facilities are currently closed or have limited hours of operation. Visit www.LAFSS.com/fss/COVID-19 for the latest updates. • 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.

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Knitting Camp p19

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10 Steps to a Federal Job p13

Woodworking Camp p19

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Managing Your Move p13

First Officer Duty Station p13

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Recipe Day (Every Thursday) p14 4th of July Drive-Thru Celebration p23

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Makeup Day (Every Wednesday) p14

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Home Upcycle Gardening Camp p19

Transition Workshop p13

Come Fly a Kite p22

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Dance Day (Every Tuesday) p14

Garden Day (Every Monday) p14

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THURSDAY

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• Deployment Readiness p12

WEDNESDAY

• Typing Class p18

• Dance Day p14

• Deployment Reintegration p12

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• Graden Day p14

MONDAY

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

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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.

$105

VISITING OFFICER QUARTER/ VISITING QUARTER (VOQ/VQ)

$113

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY TLF

$129

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VISITOR SUITES ONE BEDROOM (TWO-BEDROM $130)

Peace & Quiet


Summer session will be conducted virtually:

May 25 - July 24

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

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open for Take-out

BAR & GRILL

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. 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.

for Breakfast and Lunch! DOWNLOAD MENU HERE

Open to Take-Out!

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HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803 Friday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Open for Take-out

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

Harborview Lounge FRiDAY NIGHT BURGERS

take out

Hamburger: $7.00 | With Fries: $8.00 (Lettuce, Tomato)

Cheeseburger: $8.00 | With Fries: $9.00 (Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese)

WINGS

(6) Chicken Wings: $6.00 | With Fries: $8.00 (12) Chicken Wings: $12.00 | With Fries: $14.00 Flavors: Buffalo/BBQ/Sweet Chili/Plain Dipping Sauce: Ranch or Bleu Cheese

PIZZA

4 Cheese Pizza: (8”) $6.00 • 16” $11.00 Pepperoni Pizza: (8”) $7.00 • 16” $12.00

CHICKEN

(8) Chicken Nuggets: $6.00 | With Fries: $7.00 (6) Chicken Strips: $6.00 | With Fries: $8.00 (3) Southwest Chicken Rolls: $6.00

SIDES

Waffle Fries: $3.00 Onion Rings: $4.00

CALL IN & PICK UP YOUR ORDER

(310) 653-8958

Ask the Club Manager how you can celebrate your special occasion in the Harborview Lounge

(310) 653-2803

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open to Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reservist and LAAFB Security Forces Defenders By Appointment Only Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Closed for construction until September.

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

Appointment Required

EL SEGUNDO LOCATION ONLY

| 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 10 a.m. ointment Only Active Duty Personnel | By App www.LAFSS.com

Virtual Aerobics Classes Make sure to follow us

@61FSSFitnessCenter Click here to view the Calendar!

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Up to 5% Cash Back or 5 CU Rewards points on ALL purchases, plus No Annual, Cash Advance, or International Use Fees! For more information, rates and to apply, visit aerofcu.org or call (800) 795-2325 option 6 for assistance.

All Military, Civil Service and Contractors who work for the Los Angeles Air Force Base can bank with Aerospace Federal Credit Union. *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Visit aerofcu.org for full details. Paid Ad(s). No federal endorsement intended nor implied.


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

Did you know Personal Financial Counselors (PFCs) can provide no-cost support services virtually? PFCs can provide face to face counseling and/or deliver presentation to service members and their families using telephonic or electronic modes like the Zoom platform.

Personal Financial Counselors are here to support you virtually. • Are you off a military installation, but still desire financial support? • Would speaking to a professional, virtually, give you peace of mind? • Are you ready to boost your monetary might?

PFCs are: • Professionals with experience and specialized training • They hold a minimum of a bachelor degree • They hold National certifications for financial counseling and education Tiarra Johnson, MPA, AFC® Personal Financial Counselor Los Angeles Air Force Base Cell: (505)231-3491 | Email: PFC.LosAngeles.USAF@zeiders.com support children and youth up to age 18. They also offer guidance to families, staff and support personnel.

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program is here for you during the COVID-19 disease pandemic. We now offer telephone and video non-medical counseling in addition to face-to-face non-medical counseling.

What can I expect from non-medical counseling? Your Military and Family Life counselor can help with: • Managing stress and changes at home due to COVID-19 • Adjusting to deployment and reintegration • Preparing to move or adjusting after a move • Strengthening relationships • Managing problems at work • Grieving the death of a loved one or colleague

Who is eligible? Free and confidential non-medical counseling is available to service members, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians, their families and survivors. Child and youth behavioral counselors are available to

Schedule an appointment with a Military and Family Life Counselor: Terry Curtis ADULT MFLC | Janice Le CYB MFLC (310) 658-2334 | (818) 987-6334 Call Military One Source anytime, 24/7 at (800) 342-9647 or visit www.MilitaryOneSource.mil

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, July 14, 21 & 28, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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

Managing Your Move

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

Thursday, July 16, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

Tuesday, July 7 & Monday, July 20 , 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Are you separating or retiring? Fulfill your initial counseling & pre-separation briefing requirement.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

Wednesday, July 8 , 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.

Transition Workshop

July 13-15, 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.

July 16-17, 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.

Heart Link

Wednesday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Military 101 for new spouses. Free food, prizes, games and presentations to help you get up to date on military benefits and information.

10 Steps to a Federal Job

Tuesday, July 28, 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Build a resume for federal employment using the “10 Steps to a Federal Job” method. We MUST have at least 4 people registered in order to have this class.

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, July 9, 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.

STEP 1

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

Road Map to EFMP Screening Due to Orders STEP 3

STEP 2

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

Get orders

Complete Family Member Travel Screen

Travel recommended

Travel not recommended

Discuss options with EFMP Medical Coordinator

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

STEP 4

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

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

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.

Closed until further notice. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

Appointment Required

@61FSSCommunityCenter

VIRTUAL FUN THIS MONTH EVERY MONDAY: Garden Day (send us photos of your garden) EVERY TUESDAY: Dance Day (videos of your best moves) EVERY WEDNESDAY: Makeup Day (photos of you best or most creative looks) EVERY THURSDAY: Recipe Day (send us the recipe) EVERY FRIDAY: Patriotic Decoration Day (send photos of your 4th of July dĂŠcor)

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me mine Wednesday, July 29 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Hello Summer! Join us for a closed studio party at Color Me Mine in Rolling Hills Plaza in Torrance. This will be a fun day of creativity as participants will learn how to paint their own piece of ceramic pottery to take home. Budget of $60 is recommended. Participants will leave their piece of pottery to be fire cured and can pick up at a later date TBD.

Register on July 15, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. by calling (310) 653-8343/8341

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Summer Drive-In Movie Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur Parade Grounds

SATURDAY, JULY 25 SHOWING: THE GOONIES Movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Register at www.LAFSS.com Parking is limited. Social distancing rules apply.

Sponsored by

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

Supported by

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Appointment Required

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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8257 Daniel.Rajaniemi@us.af.mil Open for Lap Swim by Appointment Only Tuesday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Appointment Required 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.

INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL

El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. 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.

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!

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Please call for current hours due to COVID-19 Registration for camps is Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. Visit LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

Youth Programs supports dependents of active duty military, retired military, active reservists, DoD personnel, and those living on base with a current contract with Tierra Vista. Youth Programs provides age appropriate activities, classes, trips, and events for youth ages 5-18 years. Youth Sponsorship: Are you new to base and interested in getting connected with a local youth from the program? Please go to this link to connect: www.lafss.com/yp/ *Open Recreation Program may be closed due to field trip/events. Please call Youth Programs for more information. @61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

ONGOING PROGRAMS School Age Care 2019 (Ages 5-12) Before and After School Program provides ageappropriate 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.

Transportation Program (Ages 9-18) 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.

Open Recreation Program (Ages 9-18) 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.

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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p m a C All programming is subject to change. Camps will be virtual if Youth Programs is still closed. Visit our Facebook page for updates.

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Summer Care will be Provided in Phase 1: Mission Essential Personnel. Adjusted hours of operation during • Phase 1: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Phase 2: Opening TBD • Phase 3: Opening TBD Weekly Themes: • July 7: Space Force • July 13: Bugging Out • July 20: Zoology • July 27: Sea Life

All virtual programming is open to all dependents of Military, DoD, Contractor, and Retirees.

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Rocket Camp

STEM Rocket Camp Have fun with aerodynamics and basic rocketry.

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Make dworking skills. Learn basic woo a projects such as and take home c Ta den Planter, Tic Succulent Woo ic Table , and Small Picn Toe Peg Board

FEE: $25

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Knitting Camp

Learn basic skills to knit for yourself, frie nds, and fam ily.

FEE: $25

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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 base-dietitian approved menus. Our facility is NAEYC accredited and features professional and caring staff. In accordance with Federal Law & US Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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A Department of Defense (DoD) program that makes it easier to f ind the child and youth care your family needs. Using MilitaryChildCare.com, you 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!


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. FCC homes at Fort MacArthur will reopen soon. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator, Cheryl Richardson at Cheryl.Richardson.4@us.af.mil for a list of current providers.

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

Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator,

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

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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 • El Segundo USD Summer School: https://www.elsegundousd.net Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 648-9266 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

• LAUSD: https://btb.lausd.net/summerprograms • Manhattan Beach: https://www.miracostahigh.org

61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo

• https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/teen/teen-center/2017-2018school-year-program

Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

• Palos Verdes Summer School: https://www.lafss.com/slo/

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

JULY 14

Come Fly a Kite 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Kites & Ice Cream Provided by FCC Fort MacArthur Parade Grounds

• Redondo Beach Unified School District: https://www.rbusd.org • 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.

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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

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USAJobs.gov El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 410 (310) 653-8943 Email: hro@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. Search current NAF openings worldwide Apply online! It’s never been easier.

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

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