THE FORCE MAGAZINE - August 2021 Issue

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R4R Rate Eligibility: Active Duty and Dependents Only Registration: August 23 & 24 • Call Community Center at (310) 653-8343/8341 Packet Pick-Up Information: Conquer the Bridge and Road Runner Sports will hosta 5 day pre-race packet pick-up on: Saturday, August 28 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, August 29 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, September 3 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, September 4 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: $5

Non-Refundable

Sunday, September 5 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. You must pick up your packet prior to race day, no exceptions.


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.

AUGUST 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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Join us at the Harborview Lounge for Fight Night. August 7 UFC Fight Lewis vs. Gane and August 21 Boxing Fight Pacquiao vs. Spencer Jr.

12 Surf’s Up Lesson EFMP Family Support will be hosting a FREE EFMP Surfing Lesson. This event is for EFMP eligible children and Parents. During the lesson, you will receive 90 minutes of surf instruction from a trained ABA and Certified Surf Instructor, rental of surf board, and wetsuits.

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Capt Liza M. Flint Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales

19 Deep Sea Fishing

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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Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

24 STEM Day with Raytheon STEM activities with Raytheon volunteers. Back to school supplies and backpacks are available to all participants. Join the fun and receive free items! Ages 5-18

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

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

DEPARTMENTS

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@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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South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering

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Harborview Lounge / Catering

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Base Lodging

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Community Center

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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Fitness & Sports Centers

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Youth Programs

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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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Swimming Pool

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NAF Human Resources

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LA Star Awards


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 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

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 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.

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 (CAC/ID) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-5114 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 am - 12 pm

Appointments open every Friday at 12 p.m. for the following week.

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. 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 Closed until further notice. Available for special functions by calling (310) 653-8255. 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 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services by Appointment Only. Community Cohesion Coordinator (C3) & UNITE Program .........................................................(310) 653-8531 Douglas.Hanson.2@spaceforce.mil 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. 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

CLOSURES

Swimming Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Closed until further notice.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

• Family Days: On Family Days, Force Support facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. Visit www.LAFSS.com for closures.

• Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

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Paint Night/Mini Putt Putt Golf Registration Day p17

IC & Pre-Separation p13

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Smart Girls p26

SMC Intro p12

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Transition Workshop p13

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Back to School Brigade p 27

Managing Your Move p13 PAB Meeting p30

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STEM Day with Raytheon p24

First Officer Duty Station p13

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DoD Education p13

First ELM Discussion via Zoom p30

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DOL Employment p13

Skill Bridge Q&A p13

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Skill Bridge Q&A p13

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Paint Night p17

We Own Friday: Teen Karaoke/Game Night p24

End of Summer Mini Putt Golf p17

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Air Force Photo Contest Ends p42

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EFMP Surf’s Up Lesson p12

Full Day Deep Sea Fishing p19

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Movie in the Park p16

Fight Night p9 Pacquiao vs Spence Jr.

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Half Day Deep Sea Fishing p19

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EFMP Discovery Cube Museum Trip p12

Fight Night p9 UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane

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FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

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A&FRC / SLO

WWW.LAFSS.COM

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• STEAM Center p26

• Triple Play Sports p26

• Fitness Run p26

• 4-H Cooking Club p26

FRIDAY

• STEAM Center p26

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p26

• Fine Arts Program p26

• STEAM Photography Series p25

• TaeKwonDo Class p24

THURSDAY

• STEAM Center p26

• Lego Robotics p 25

• Post-Deployment Readiness p13

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p13

WEDNESDAY

• STEAM Center p26

• Health & Wellness p26

• Torch Club p26

• TaeKwonDo Class p24

• Capstone p13

TUESDAY

• STEAM Center p26

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p26

• Lego Robotics p 25

MONDAY

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

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Conquer the Bridge Run p2

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SMC Intro p14

Smart Girls p28

Environmental Awareness Recycling p28

Bundles for Babies p14

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Key Spouse Refresher Training p14

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FSS Info Fair p41

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Color Run Stride for Disability p28

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DOL Employment p14

Managing Your Move p14

First Officer Duty Station p14

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FITNESS CENTER

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DOL Career & Credential Exp. p14

Rock Painting p17

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4H Spa & Relaxation Week p28

EFMP Building a Portfolio p14

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Transition Workshop p14

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CC / OUTDOOR REC

A&FRC / SLO

WWW.LAFSS.COM

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• STEAM Center p29

• Triple Play Sports p29

• Fitness Run p29

• 4-H Cooking Club p29

FRIDAY

• STEAM Center p29

• Tae Kwon Do p25

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p24

• STEM (Pre Teens) p24

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p29

THURSDAY • Fine Arts p29

• STEAM Center p29

• Lego Robotics p 28

• Post-Deployment Readiness p14

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p14

WEDNESDAY

• STEAM Center p29

• Health & Wellness p29

• Music Lessons p29

• Torch Club p29

• Capstone p14

TUESDAY

• STEAM Center p29

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p28

• Lego Robotics p 28

MONDAY

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

I long to live on your fridge!


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

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 Bar & Grill 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

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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!

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

SATURDAY, AUG 21 Registration is required. SEE PAGE 16 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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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

Saturday, August 7

Saturday, August 14

Location: 2500 N Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705

EFMP Family Support will be hosting a FREE EFMP

If you are an EFMP family or DOD affiliated family with special needs, this event is for you! LAAFB EFMP Family Support Office will be hosting a Discovery Cube Museum Event. This event is for EFMP eligible children and Parents. At the Discovery Cube Museum, you will get to experience interactive displays of art and science.

Surfing Lesson. This event is for EFMP eligible children and Parents. During the lesson, you will receive 90 minutes of surf instruction from a trained ABA and Certified Surf Instructor, rental of surf board, and wetsuits.

Registration is required as spots are limited. Please email, Leah.Goss@spaceforce.mil to register or call (310) 653-5290.

EFMP Family Support plays a critical role in helping families with special needs with the Identification & Enrollment and Assignment Coordination processes.

Medical services work with families to coordinate: • Identification and enrollment in EFMP

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Helps families navigate, advocate and connect through: • Information, referrals and non-clinical case management at installations • Virtual self-service support through the EFMP & Me tool, information and resources and specialty consultations

Medical and military personnel departments work with service members and families to: • Coordinate assignments while ensuring that special medical and educational needs of family members are considered


SERVICES

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Casualty Assistance Office

Capstone (By appointment only)

Personal Financial Counselor Military personnel can call a personal financial counselor at 502-231-3491 for assistance in managing finances, resolving financial issues and reaching long term goals such as education, buying a home and planning for retirement.

Post-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.

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

Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Pre-Deployment Readiness

Military & Family Life Counselor

Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 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

Transition Workshop

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

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

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Monday, August 2 & 16 • 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.

SMC INTRO Program

Tuesday, August 3 • 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.

August 9 - 11 • 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.

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

August 18 - 19 • 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.

DoD Education Track (2 days)

August 25 - 26 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can learn about education resources available. This is a quarterly workshop part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Transition Assistance Program TAP

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, August 12 • 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.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, August 19 • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

August 11 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Please email Anaika.Fletcher.1@spaceforce.mil or call us at 310-653-5263 for location. The Airman and Family Readiness Center Transition Assistance Program hosts a quarterly Q & A Session with Mr. Derrick Kerr POC for the DoD SkillBridge Program. During this session Mr. Kerr will be answering questions you the DoD SkillBridge Program. 13


AFRC SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September 29 • 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. This class is designed to prepare families who are expecting a child with various resources such as budget planning with a baby, Family Advocacy, Air Force Aid Society, Public Health, Tricare and Nutrition while pregnant and after having a baby. Active Duty Air Force attendees will receive $50.00 Base Exchange Gift Card. Must sign up in advance.

EFMP Orientation

September 15 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Workshop discusses basics of EFMP and local resources. Mandatory for all newly relocated or recently enrolled EFMP families.

EFMP Building a Student Portfolio

September 21 • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop discusses how to build your child’s student portfolio to include Individualized Education Plans, Assessments, Achievements, and Education Record. To register, please email Leah.Goss@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290.

September 23 • 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.

WEEKLY MEETINGS

PROGRAMS

Capstone (By appointment only)

SMC INTRO Program

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

Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Tuesday, September 7 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling Tuesday, September 7 & Monday, September 20 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

First Officer Duty Station Thursday, September 9 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Transition Workshop September 13 - 15 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Managing Your Move Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Pre-Deployment Readiness

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Thursday, September 16 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

DOL Employment Track (2 days) September 16 - 17 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DOL Career and Credential Exploration Track (2 days) September 22 - 23 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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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.

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Appointment Required

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 Community Center Lawn Participants may bring their own chairs.

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Friday, August 27 | 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Community Center Ball Room

The CC is hosting a Paint Night in our Grand Ballroom. Ages 16+ are welcome to enjoy a night of creative fun!!! Signups are August 2nd-August 20th and pre-registration is required in order to participate. Registrations can be made by calling the community center during the hours of 0800-1600 Monday- Friday. To register call (310) 653-8343. Open to all 16+ with base access.

FREE

Friday, August 20 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Community Center

Come celebrate back to school with the CC as we host a Family Fun Night complete with two 9 hole Mini putt-putt golf courses!!! Limited capacity. This event is free, spaghetti and garlic bread buffet available. Preregistration Required Aug 2 - 13, Mon - Fri | Open to all with base access.

FREE

Wednesday, September 22 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Community Center Patio Room

Come join us for some rock painting fun on Wed, Sept 22nd in our patio room. Bring your own supplies and share creative ideas with fellow community members on how you create your artwork. For more information (310) 653-8343. | Open to all with base access.

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

NOW OPEN!

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.

PricingPricing is subject is subject to change to change atat any anytime. time. Items Itemswith with * require * require a Deposit: a Deposit: *$25 Deposit *$25 Deposit **$50 Deposit **$50 Deposit ***$100 Deposit ***$100 Deposit 18


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

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 half and full 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.

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

Water Park Tickets Now Available

We’re ready to assist with your next adventure. Most digital tickets may be purchased by phone & emailed. Call (310) 653-1304 for details.

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

LA AFB ITT

OUR PRICE Adult Child $221.00 $256.00 $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 $245.00 $300.00 All Ages $99.00 $124.00 All Ages $70.25 All Ages $55.00 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 $34.25

Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach (Reservations Required) Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) Dana Wharf 1/2 Day Sport Fishing Dana Wharf 3/4 Day Sport Fishing Dana Wharf Whale Watching 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: 2 Flights, 2 Videos K1 Speed: Arrive and Drive K1 Speed: 3 Times, 14 Laps Los Angeles Zoo Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Reservations Required) Madame Tussauds Wax Meuseum: Hollywood

Adult Child $29.25 $22.75 $68.50 $58.00 $28.25 $44.50 $24.50 $13.00 $87.75 $68.00 $131.00 $99.00 $200.25 $170.00 $253.75 $217.50 $270.00 $243.25 $312.50 $273.50 $77.00 $15.00 $35.00 $17.50 $14.25 $43.00 $34.25 $21.25

LOCAL LIFT TICKETS

IKON Base Pass- PRE SEASON SALE (1 MAY- 1 DEC 21) IKON Pass- PRE SEASON SALE (1 MAY- 1 DEC 21)

SAN DIEGO

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

***PLEASE NOTE*** The prices listed below are subject to change at any time, without notice.

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2021/2022 (Restrictions Apply) Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2021/2022 (Restrictions Apply) Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base Disney 1-Day Hopper Disney 2-day Base ***DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day Tickets*** 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 Disney 3-Day California Resident Base (CA ID REQUIRED) Disney 3-Day California Resident Hopper (CA ID REQUIRED) UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Universal Studios: 1-Day General Admission Universal Studios: Annual Pass (Blackout Days Apply) LEGOLAND Legoland 1-Day Legoland Park Only KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Knott's Berry Farm 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 Hurricaine Harbor

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Fort MacArthur

CLOSED

(Remote Sales Available through Fort Mac office)

GATE PRICE Child Age Range

Adult

Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3+ Ages 3+

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

Age Range

All Ages

Age Range

All Ages

Age Range

All Ages

$108.00

Under 2 free

$89.00

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 $75.98 $108.59 $95.55 $95.99

Child Age Range

Adult

Child Age Range

Adult $36.95 $74.50

Age 3 and older Age 3 and older

$84.99 $39.99 +

Child

OUR PRICE

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

Age Range Ages 13+ Ages 13+

$56.00 $99.00 $149.00 $229.00 N/A $310.00 $359.00

$21.00 $62.67

$59.00 $79.00

$104.50 $25.95 $55.95

$29.99

Age Range

$10.50 $50.00 Call the ITT office to verify pricing.

Child $26.95 $59.00

$39.00 $76.00 $112.00 $194.00 N/A $279.00 $314.00

$16.00 $37.41

GATE PRICE

Adult

$729.00 $999.00

Child

GATE PRICE

Adult Child FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM $7.75

Flagship Cruises: 1 Hour Flagship Cruises: 2 Hour Flagship Cruises: Sunday Brunch Pricing is subject to change by attractions at any time without advance notice.

Child

GATE PRICE

OUR PRICE $449.00 $619.00

N/A N/A

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

$139.00 N/A

Under 2 free Under 2 free

OUR PRICE

Adult

Child N/A N/A

Adult

All Ages

$25.00

All Ages

$30.00

Child

$83.75 All Ages No exchanges or refunds, no exceptions.

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS

24-hour access available for registered patrons.

El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ask About: Incentive Programs, Military Fitness Testing (310) 653-6771, Intramural & Varsity Sports

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

Military, Dependents, DoD Civilians & Aerospace employees are eligible to access both fitness centers.

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

@61FSSFitnessCenter

@LAAFBFitness

The LA AFB Men’s Varsity Basketball Team is looking for players to join the basketball tournament on

September 3-6 at Luke AFB Contact the Fitness & Sports Center at (310) 653-6771 to register for practice dates. POC: Sports Specialist (310) 653-6771

Ronnie M. Wade FITNESS IS FOUNDATIONAL

Stay in shape with fitness at your fingertips. Train your mind and body with fitness assessments, strength and muscle conditioning workouts, and more ondemand classes to help you perform your best. WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Interactive Wellbeats machines are available for patron use at any time in the aerobics rooms of both Fitness Center locations.

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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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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Teen & Youth Program Hours Monday - Friday: 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Summer Hours Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. School Age Program Monday - Friday: 7 a.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

August 12 | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

August 20 | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

STEM activities with Raytheon volunteers. Back to school supplies and backpacks are available to all participants. Join the fun and receive free items! Ages 5-18

Teens loosen up those vocal cords as you join us for some Karaoke fun as you sing to your hearts content. Enjoy some light refreshments as you listen to your teammates sing. Challenge your skills playing the Giant Jenga Game or use your stealth during the Giant Spoons Game. Ages 13 - 18

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

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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.

This daily program provides homework assistance to all students for academic success. Did you know that Military.Tutor.com offers online tutoring for U.S. military and their families 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

Photography Series Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Expand the basics of photography by using drones to capture images in places you would not normally be able to experience.

Monday & Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn to code as you build robotic legos for future competition with local BGCA Club.

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 ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

4-H Clover Buds/Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays Explore areas of healthy lifestyles, 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. • August 2: Healthy Living Fitness • August 9: Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance • August 16: Flexibility and Balance • August 23: Muscle Strength • August 30: Yoga and Relaxation

Smart Girls (Ages 9-12)

Tuesday, August 10, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Giving Girls confidence! SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. This month’s topic is focusing on creating a community.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Torch Clubs are chartered small group character and leadership clubs for boys and girls. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Members work together to implement projects in four focus areas: service to Club and community, education, health& fitness, and social recreation. This month discussion will focus on why it is import to run for office and what the responsibilities of those positions are. • August 3: Welcome new members and introduce goals of Torch Club. • August 10: What traits make a good leader? • August 17: Start working on National Project. • August 24: Provide input for future activities • August 31: How can we build a better Community. Outreach to non-members.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • August 5: Bring in a picture of your family pet and create a caricature drawing. • August 12: Fashion show time: peer photo shoot showing your design palate. • August 19: Splash art abstract design • August 26: Oil and acrylic landscape

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! • August 2: Buddy Boost • August 9: Study Buddies • August 23: Leadership Quilt • August 30: Inside Out

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • August 6: Curry Pineapple Fried Rice • August 13: Flavorful Veggie Stir Fry • August 20: Fried Rice • August 27: Green Bean Chicken Stir-fry

Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Welcome back runners! After a busy summer with far too few Fitness Run meetings, we are getting back into the swing of regular weekly meetings. Congrats to everyone who completed their Youth Center Marathons! We are now shifting our focus. Each week we will tackle a different running challenge, from “Urban Sprints” to “Reverse Runs”. Expect a thoughtful warm-up at the beginning of each session. As usual meet at the Youth Center because running locations will vary. See you there!

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

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to staying emotionally and physically healthy. • August 3: Five Minute Fitness Challenge. Knee high jumps • August 10: Take a minute stop think, breath, meditate. • August 17: Five Minute Fitness Challenge (high knee running in place) • August 24: Find someone you can talk to openly if you’re stressed. • August 31: Choose a snack to fuel your body in a healthy manner. 26

Friday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Baseball continues) 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! Bring your ball gloves!

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. The STEM room is open again, five days a week! Join staff for directed activities like Mystery Science and other cool STEM projects, or just stop by for some solo time on a computer, using 3D pens, building robots, and much more. For virtual sessions, register by calling (310) 653-8383


WEEK ACTIVITIES

COMPLETED

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

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

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

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

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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!

Register to receive a Free Backpack & School Supplies.

Register before August 2, 2021 at www.LAFSS.com/SLO See you at Fort MacArthur Parade Field for pick-up.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September 20 - 24 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

September 24 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Participants will be making Body Butter, Bath Salts, Lip Balm, Homemade Soap and Candles. Youth will also emphasize on self-care and total wellbeing. A session on manicures will be provided with approved permission slip.

Disability comes in many different forms. Ms. Vicki will be speaking to participants about the upcoming Stride for Disability event on October 16 in Long Beach. We are encouraging participants and their families to join the Stride in support of Disability Awareness and the Children’s Hospital.

Limited sign up available | Ages 9 - 18

If you are interested in becoming a tutor contact Youth Programs for further information. Share your mathematics skills, science, culinary, artistic, or athletic abilities with our youth. Youth in High School this is a great opportunity to get your volunteer credits that are required for graduation. Call (310) 653-8383

Fort MacArthur Parade Field | Ages 9 - 18

September 27 - October 1

Youth will be collecting cans and bottles to take to a local recycle center to help protect the planet.

ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

4-H Clover Buds/Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays Explore areas of healthy lifestyles, 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. Kids Smartz • September 13: Take a Friend • September 20: Tell People “NO” • September 27: Tell a Trusted Adult 28

Lego Robotics

Monday & Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn to code as you build robotic legos for future competition with local BGCA Club.

Smart Girls (Ages 9-12)

Tuesday, September 14, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Giving Girls confidence! SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. September 14th Welcome to Smart Girls “Getting to know each other”


Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Torch Clubs are chartered small group character and leadership clubs for boys and girls. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Members work together to implement projects in four focus areas: service to Club and community, education, health& fitness, and social recreation. This month discussion will focus on why it is import to run for office and what the responsibilities of those positions are. • September 7: Defining Leadership and Service • September 14: Accept and Respect • September 21: Planning Your Torch Club Project Passion & Problem = Project • September 28: Good Graffiti Paraphrasing and Understanding

Guitar/Drums/Piano/Music Lessons (FREE LESSONS)

(Ages 9-18 younger youth may be accepted) Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the piano, guitar, drums or have music lessons? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn a new skill. Participant must have their own instruments. Register for limited half hour time slots. Ages 6-8 may be accepted with the instructor’s approval. Call the Youth Center to register for a time slot (310-653-8383)

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to staying emotionally and physically healthy. • September 7: Active listener listen to what I say not following what I do? • September 14: Accept and respect how do you show respect? • September 21: Who is your go to person if you need to talk? • September 28: What I have learned about being a part of a team

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! Welcome back to a new school year and this month’s topic will be on Decisions. • September 2: Know Yourself, Brand Yourself • September 9: Dream it, Plan it, Do it! • September 16: What You See Is What You Get! • September 23: Plan a service project September 30: Military Youth of the Year

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • September 10: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup • September 17: Cabbage Patch Stew • September 24: Chicken Millet Stew

Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

Fridays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Each week we will tackle a different running challenge, from “Urban Sprints” to “Reverse Runs”. Expect a thoughtful warmup at the beginning of each session. As usual meet at the Youth Center because running locations will vary. See you there!

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

Fridays, 4 p.m. - 4:45p.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! Baseball or Kickball continues during September on Fridays after the Fitness Run 4 p.m. - 4:45p.m.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • September 2: Tie Dye T-Shirts • September 9: Balloon artistry. Youth wear old clothes in case of paint escapes. • September 16: Trip to Cabrillo to gather rocks. – Permission slip required 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • September 23: Rock sculptures • September 30: Face Painting •

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. The STEM room is open again, five days a week! Join staff for directed activities like Mystery Science and other cool STEM projects, or just stop by for some solo time on a computer, using 3D pens, building robots, and much more. This month will focus on 3D printing and it’s importance to our healthcare system.

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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.

First ELM Discussion is on August 26 at 1 p.m. ZOOM ID: 481 629 1784 Passcode: 08292021

ELM CURRICULUM The Early Learning Matters (ELM) Curriculum, developed by Purdue University, promotes positive outcomes in all areas of development from birth to age 5 years. It is based on the latest research on child development and best practices in early education and care. ELM offers a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate approach to meaningful learning for all children. Key features of ELM include the following: • Whole child focus on skills that bolster school readiness and life success • Developmentally sequenced activities that embed strategies for individualizing • Evidence-informed, friendly-to-use resources for classroom staff and families • Training tools to support direct care staff with different professional backgrounds

At the heart of the ELM Curriculum are activity plans that build on children’s pathways of development in five infant/ toddler areas and eight preschool areas. The plans support growth and development with a range of active learning opportunities that include careful attention to differences in children’s abilities and interests. Parents have access to see what your child is currently developing each week. Check out virtuallabschool.org and search ELM to gain access to your child’s weekly plan. An ELM forum is being created where parents and staff talk about anything ELM because your child matters! If you are interested, Email Christina.Nakamura@spaceforce.mil

August 19 at 1 p.m. via Zoom Dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC | (310) 653-8383 YP 30

(310) 653-6802 FCC


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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For more information, please contact Hayley Strozier (310) 653-8341 Hayley.Strozier@us.af.mil

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FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care (310) 653-6801

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?

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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!

There are immediate openings for the next FCC licensing class. Please call (310) 653-6801 for further information. If you are already a stay at home parent, this may be the position for you. Caring for your own child while earning income can be a rewarding business. *Unlicensed care: Any military ID card holder providing child care in their home for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed through the state and by the installation. Unlicensed child care may result in the loss of base housing privileges. If you suspect someone providing unlicensed care, please contact (310) 653-6800 or (310) 653-8383; a child’s wellbeing may depend on your call.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of providing military and DoD- Affiliated families with access to quality, affordable child care programs. To enroll your child or youth, please create an account on MilitaryChildCare.com We offer the following programs types:

To get started, visit: MilitaryChildCare.com For questions/support, call: (855) 696-2934

• Child Development Center (CDC) • Family Child Care (FCC) • School Age Care (SAC)

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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) 653-8631

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.

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Children moving with their parents to a new duty station can find the process stressful. Moving to an unfamiliar town, making new friends and attending a new school can also be daunting. Thanks to the Youth Sponsorship Program, the transition process for children is friendlier, easier and enhances Family readiness. If you would like a youth sponsorship for your child please contact the youth Center at DSN 633 8383 , or Commercial at (310) 653 8383. Preparing for a New School Year: The CA State web site states has formally launched a new Safe Schools for All Hub at https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/ Designed to be a one-stop shop for state guidance and resources on safely resuming in-person instruction. The Hub provides the most updated guidance for all schools to follow, directives for reporting data, and links to for additional resources, including how to implement school-centered testing, and safe school parents page. (No federal endorsement intended nor implied).

Welcome Back To School

DoD Civilians and Activity Duty Personnel

WWW.MILITARYCHILD.ORG/WEBINARS

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer. You are now relaxed, recharged and ready to start an incredible and productive new school year. MFLCs are here to listen, and are available to help address deployment/reintegration issues, marriage and relationship issues, stress and anxiety, etc. Except for certain “duty to warn” situations, consultations are anonymous and no records are kept. Call (310) 658-2334 for this private, free service.

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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.

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

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

TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Effective after July 31st, the Fort MacArthur Swimming Pool will be closed until further notice.

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.

Updates will be provided via LAFSS.com and social media.

S D R A U G E F I L NEEDED Apply now at USAJOBS.gov. CLICK HERE

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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

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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IN K C A B ! STOCK SMALL 5” X 13” WALNUT FINISH: $49 CHERRY FINISH: $64

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

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

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LARGE 7” X 19” WALNUT FINISH: $59 CHERRY FINISH: $74


Come learn about everything the Force Support Squadron has to offer. Meet with representatives from all programs. Refreshments will be available for all attendees. Door prizes and family friendly. • • • • •

Fort MacArthur Inn Food & Beverage Child & Youth Programs Community Center Outdoor Recreation

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Unite LA Star Awards Fitness & Sports Airman & Family Readiness School Liaison Program Key Spouses

BAR & GRILL

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