THE FORCE MAGAZINE - July 2021 Issue

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FORCE

JULY 2021

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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.

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

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EFMP Pass the Paint is for adults and dependents who are enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program. This workshop will be a free virtual workshop for families who have or are a caregiver of someone with disability.

16 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.

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

19 Deep Sea Fishing

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

Join Outdoor Recreation 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.

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23 School Age Care Program

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

Enrollment is now available for Summer Child Care. Participation is for children who completed kindergarten and are ages 5 and up to ages 12.

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.

California Plaque is back in stock! Now open Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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DEPARTMENTS

FOLLOW US

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

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

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Community Center

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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Youth Programs

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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NAF Human Resources

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LA Star Awards

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School Liaison Officer

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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 Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday 8 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.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358

• Bar Open every first Thursday of the month

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

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

CLOSURES • 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. • Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. Closure of Food/Lounge operations are determined on a case-by-case basis & advertised separately. • Family Days: On Family Days, Force Support facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. The following facilities are closed: AFRC, CDC, SouthBay Café, LA Star Awards & Youth Center and School Age Program.

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. Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226 Swimming Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. By Appointment Only. Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383 • School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040

Family Child Care Bldg. 425..........................(310) 653-6802/8632

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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/

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.

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SMC 2.0 Intro p12

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Hawaiian Ice Cone Socials p17

10 Steps to a Federal Job p13

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Bike, Wagon, & Stroller Parade p23

CC Photo Contest p17 July 1-26

Craft Day p17

EFMP Pass the Paint p12

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Ping Pong Tournament p25

Craft Day p17

Air Force Photo Contest July 1-31

Fitness Centers Now Open at 100% p10

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Key Spouse Quarterly Meeting p13

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DOL p13 Ceramics Camp p22

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STEAM Roller Coaster Engineering Camp p22

Transition Workshop p13

Smart Girls p24

Hawaiian Ice Cone Socials p17

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• Aug 28: Full Day Deep Sea Fishing p19

• Aug 21: Movie in the Park p16

• Aug 14: Half Day Deep Sea Fishing p19

• Aug 5: Back to School Brigade p34

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Sports & Rec Fitness Run p24

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Ages 9-18) p24

• 4-H Cooking Club p24

FRIDAY

• Tae Kwon Do p25

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

THURSDAY • Fine Arts p24 • Keystone Club p24

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Ages 9-18) p24

• Chess Club p24

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

WEDNESDAY

• Tae Kwon Do p25

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Ages 5-8) p24

• Swimming in July p24

• Health and Wellness p24

• Torch Club p24

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

MONDAY • LEGO Robotics p22 • 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!

Korean Friendship Bell

(Beautiful and peacefull views of the coast line in San Pedro.)

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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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803

BAR & GRILL

Closed: July 5

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.

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


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Take-out available until 7:30 p.m. Food service ends at 7:30 p.m. Bar is open until 10 p.m.

The Harborview Lounge offers relaxing views, friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the Fort MacArthur community. Join us on Friday Nights for drinks, cocktails, billiards, dancing and more. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.

@61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

Closed: July 2

HARBORVIEW IS OPEN FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 10 P.M. FOOD SERVICE ENDS AT 7:30 P.M.

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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. July 2 Limited Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed: July 5 Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed: July 2 & 5 24-hour access available for registered patrons.

*El Segundo Fitness Center will close at 7 p.m. Monday - Friday until further notice 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

FREE ACCESS UNTIL JAN 31, 202

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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. Closed: July 2 & 5

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

Wednesday, July 14 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Virtual EFMP Pass the Paint is for adults and dependents who are enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program. This workshop will be a free virtual workshop for families who have or are a caregiver of someone with disability. Must preregister as supplies are limited. Supplies are included and will be distributed to pre-registered participants on July 12. Supplies are limited and registration ends July 10. To register or for more information, please email smc.laafb.efmpfamilysupport@us.af.mil or call (310) 653-5428.

SERVICES

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

SMC INTRO Program

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 & 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, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, 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.

Pre-Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 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

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

Tuesday, July 6 • 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

Tuesday, July 6 & Monday, July 19 • 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

Thursday, July 8 • 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.

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

July 21-22 • 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.

Key Spouse Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, July 22 • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. For all Key Spouses and those who are interested in becoming a KS. Some meetings are mandatory.

10 Steps to a Federal Job

Tuesday, July 20 • 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.

Transition Workshop

June 12-14 • 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.

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

Military & Family Life Counseling Program Call Military OneSource Anytime, 24/7 at (800) 342-9647 or visit www. MilitaryOneSource.mil.

behavioral counselors are available to support children and youth up to age 18. They also offer guidance to families, staff and support personnel. Schedule an appointment with a Military and Family Life Counselor: Terry Curtis: (310) 658-2334 Nanct Fader: (213) 424-5162 13


FOLLOW US @61FSS 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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COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday - Friday: 8 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.

Closed: July 5

Appointment Required

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Visit @61FSS Community Center Facebook event for additional information

MOVIE IN THE PARK Check-In starts at 7 p.m. Movie Begins at Dusk Fort MacArthur Inn Quadrangle Lawn Participants may bring their own chairs. Designated socially distanced spots will be available.

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Patriotic Family OOTD Photo Contest | July 1 -26

Send us a photo of your family dressed in your awesome patriotic gear for a chance to win a prize. Photos can be submitted by messaging our Facebook page with your family name and email address.

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Tuesday, July 13 & 20 | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Community Center Patio Room

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.

Wednesday, July 7 & 14 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Community Center Patio Room All ages welcome to join us for some fun crafting time! We will have multiple crafts setup in our patio room for you to choose from. Try one or try them all! Free and open to all ages and everyone with base access while supplies last.

FREE

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

Closed: July 5

Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

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!

Half Day • Saturday, July 17 | San Pedro | Ages 13+ Half Day • Saturday, August 14 | Redondo Beach | Ages 13+ $55 Active Duty Air Force & Dependents • $145 All Others

Full Day • Saturday, August 28 | San Pedro | Ages 13+ PRICE TBD Join ODR for a socially distant afternoon 1/2 day private boat charter. 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).

Take our short survey! Your valuable feedback will assist in determining future Outdoor Recreation programming and services.

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL 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 El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice. Closed: July 5

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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/

Closed: July 2 & 5

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

July 12 - 16 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Mon. ,Tue., Wed, & Fri (Trip: Thur 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Camp will focus on the science, technology, engineering, and math aspects to construct roller coasters. Participants will learn the history and create a Lego roller coaster. This camp will include a trip to Six Flag Magic Mountain on Thursday, 15 July to experience roller coasters first hand and apply the art aspect when they draw their favorite roller coaster. Cost: $60.00 | Ages 9-18 yrs old

July 19 - 23 | 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Youth will be making varied pieces of ceramic art work while learning the techniques required when working with clay to avoid their pieces breaking when fired and the science behind the fusing of the glaze to the ceramic pieces, how the glaze is heated to form a glass surface over the ceramics. Youth must be able to attend the full week of instruction since space is limited. (Ages 9 and older) 22

Mondays | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The STEAM Center of Innovation is offering Lego Robotics challenges every week! At the end of the month there will be an opportunity to compete with a team from the San Pedro Boys and Girls Club. You get to build and customize Lego robots, write code to control their behavior, and try to make them complete various challenges. (Ages 9 and older)


The School Age Care Program July 1 | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Join us in celebrating America in a parade. Limited decorations will be provided. (Open to all ages)

Enrollment is available for Summer Child Care.

Participation is for children who completed kindergarten and are ages 5 and up to ages 12. Register on MilitaryChildCare.com and select the weeks you need care. July weekly themes are: Bugging Out, Art, Space Force, and Olympic Game.

(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

Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

Youth Center Members only. Limited space. Sign up at the front desk. (Ages 9-18)

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YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

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!

Smart Girls (Ages 9-12)

Tuesday, July 13, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Community Service Project Topic 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. This month’s focus will be to pick a community service project, research the benefits of the project to the community, and vote.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 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. • July 6: How can we make a positive difference on our base? • July 13: What is your specialty? When are you a leader? • July 20: Let’s talk about a special trip or program plan before you go back to school. • July 27: Are leaders born or developed?

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to take to stay emotionally and physically healthy. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to staying emotionally and physically healthy. • July 6: Five Minute Fitness Challenge. (Planks) • July 13: Take a minute when overwhelmed to stop think breath meditate. • July 20: Five Minute Fitness Challenge (High knee running in place) • July 27: Open forum does the food we eat fuel our body properly?

Teen Education

Wednesdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Life after high school? Navigate towards higher education that will best meet your needs. • July 7: Finding the right fit for me • July 14: Narrowing down the list • July 21: My college planning check list • July 28: Who’s on my squad

Chess Club

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Spend a quiet hour of your afternoon working on your chess skills. Virtual lessons, tactics and puzzles, and live games played every meeting.

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Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • July 1: Bike Parade Decorating • July 8: Sand casting art • July 15: Create a kite from scratch. • July 22: Drawing our portrait • July 29: Oil and 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! This month’s topic will be to understanding our society’s diversity. • July 1: Diversity Treasure Hunt • July 8: Rolling Rolls – Defining depths of diversity • July 15: Design a game – Appreciating Diversity • July 22: E-pals – Making personal connections with diverse groups or individuals

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • July 9: Banana Bread on a Stick • July 16: 2 ingredient Strawberry Sorbet • July 23: Summer Vegetable Chili • July 30: Asian Chicken Salad

Sports & Recreation Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

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.

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

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


July 6 - 9 | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. The summer tournament will be a round robin style tournament held during the week after Memorial Day Weekend. Sign up at the Youth Center to secure your spot in the tournament. Congratulations to the May tournament winner: Michael Brown (Ages 9 and older)

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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 ages 6 and up. Tae Kwon Do Monthly fees are $40

WEEK ACTIVITIES

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COMPLETED

Morning Yoga Stretch: This is a great way to start your day that will have everyone feeling energized and calm

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Family Lap Swimming: Family Lap Swimming: If you’ve been swimming laps regularly, you may have started to notice improvement in your form and stamina (I know I have). Sign up early for your favorite time slot and lane. Play in the shallow end. Sign up early for time slots that get booked quickly!

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Tennis Baseball: This is what it sounds like it is. You can play with as few as two people, although three might be ideal. The hitter tries to get around all the bases and back home before being tagged out. Try it! Slow evening walk/ride: A nice way to cool down after a warm and active day!

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!

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace. Closed: July 2 & 5

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

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The Best Thing About Us is You You will enjoy living with utilities included, no pet rent, 24 hr maintenance, playgrounds, events, sports courts, walking and running trails, and so much more! Proudly welcoming Retired Military, DoD/Federal Civil Service Employees, DoD Contractors, Non-Active Duty Guard/Reserve Members, Paramedic, Police and Fire Personnel.

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Call (877) 830-0611 la.tierra-vista.com

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FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care (310) 653-6802 Closed: July 2 & 5

@ 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:

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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.

Christina Nakamura:

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

Jesse Caffarel:

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


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.

Fall 1: August 23 - October 15 Fall 2: October 25 - December 17

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POOL Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8226 Daniel.Rajaniemi@spaceforce.mil Open for Lap Swim by Appointment Only Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Fort MacArthur swimming pool is open to all base members and Tierra Vista housing residents. Features include: • • •

Heated Pool Water Spray Park Dedicated 25 Yard Lap-Swim Area

Direct any questions or concerns to 61st Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Management. Appointment Required

Swimming Pool Rules •

Patrons who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face mask while at the center. Unvaccinated patrons will be asked to continue to wear a face mask at all times.

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

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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.

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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.

YVETTE HITCHENS BROKER-ASSOCIATE DRE #01224192 KELLER WILLIAMS

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.

For more information on buying, selling or investing contact Yvette Hitchens @ Keller Williams Pacific Estates www.TheHitchensTeam.com 562-661-5840 -This is a paid advertisementPaid 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

Closed: July 5

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

• Shift Differential

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SMALL 5” X 13” WALNUT FINISH: $49 CHERRY FINISH: $64

LARGE 7” X 19”

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WALNUT FINISH: $59 CHERRY FINISH: $74

ORDER FORMS & PRODUCT PRICES AVAILABLE ONLINE (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Closed every first Thursday of the month for training. Closed July 1, 2 & 5

www.LAFSS.com/LASA | Follow us @61FSS

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SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5262

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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) (310) 653-8361

Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of

61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: July 5

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