THE FORCE MAGAZINE - September 2021 Issue

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SEPTEMBER 2021

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Featuring: • • • • • •

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

And: • • • • • •

Fitness & Sports Unite Airman & Family Readiness School Liaison Program Key Spouses NAF Jobs

• Ice Cream Sundae Bar • Catered Sandwiches • Four chances to win 2-pack of Aquarium of the Pacific Admission Tickets • And other booth prizes!

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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.

SEPTEMBER 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.

2 FSS Info Fair Learn about everything the Force Support Squadron has to offer. FSS representatives will be available to answer your questions. This family friendly event includes bouncers, interactive games, coloring station, and door prizes. Don’t miss it!

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13 Career Days

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield

Create a professional resume and LinkedIn page, learn about career opportunities from more than 20 local employers and learn about CA veteran benefits and health care all in one week!

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Capt Liza M. Flint Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

DAYS EER CAROCTO BER 5 -7

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Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS). Join us for this annual event for military affiliated children as learn what deployment operations are all about.

17 OKTOBERFEST This family friendly Oktoberfest will feature bounce houses, kids rides and DJ entertainment along with bratwurst and chips on the menu and drinks available for purchase in the Harborview Lounge. Registration is required.

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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19 Zip Lining Catalina Join Outdoor Recreation on their next adventure to Catalina Island. Registration is limited. Call (310) 653-8225 for details and to register.

FOLLOW US

DEPARTMENTS

@61FSS

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Directory

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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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

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

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Outdoor Recreation

• Commercial Deliveries/Services (i.e. Fed Ex, Amazon, Cable, Trash, Newspaper, etc): There is no need for the individual to come to the gate, it can be delivered to the home.

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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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

Housing Access/Sponsorship Guidance

• 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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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 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

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

Child Development Center Bldg. 281..................................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Club Membership Services Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Customer Support (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/

Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335).......................(310) 653-5121/5087 NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)................(310) 653-5085/5679 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri by Appointment Only. 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.

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.

• Bar Open September 30th. Also available for special functions by calling (310) 653-8255.

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.

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)

Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................................(310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)..............................(310) 653-5087

Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5249

Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37.............................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.................................................(310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice.

Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5829

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.

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

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. • Family Days: On Family Days, FSS facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. Visit www.LAFSS.com for closures. • Training Days (1st Thur of every month): The FSS Military Personnel Flight (Customer Service/I.D. Section, Career Development, Force Management & NAF Human Resources), Force Development Flight (Education & Training), A&FRC, Marketing, L.A. Star Awards and Resource Management will be closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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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.

Report non-working phone numbers to 61_fss_marketing@us.af.mil

• Youth & Teen Programs Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. • School Age Program Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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September 2021 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday

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Saturday

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3 Family Day

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Photo Frame for Grand Parents Virtual Contest Starts p16

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Holiday

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Scare Tickets Available p20

SSC Intro p13 Separation Counseling p13

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First Officer Duty Station p13

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Smart Girls p26

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EFMP Orientation p12

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Managing Your Move p13

20 Separation Counseling p13

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FSS Info Fair p2

DOL Employment p13

Transition Workshop p13

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Photo Frame for Grand Parents Virtual Contest Ends p16

22 EFMP Building a Portfolio p12

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Key Spouse Refresher Training p13

Rock Painting p16

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Tie-Dye Run p24

Zip Lining Catalina p19

DOL Career & Credential Exp. p13 4H Spa & Relaxation Week p24

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Bundles for Babies p13

TGIT at South Bay p8

Environmental Awareness Recycling p24

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY

FRIDAY

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

• 4-H Cooking Club p28

• Lego Robotics p 26

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Fitness Run p28

• STEAM Center p28

• Chess Club p26

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p28

• STEAM Center p28

• STEAM Center p28

TUESDAY • Capstone p12 • Torch Club p26

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WEDNESDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p26

FOLLOW US @61FSS

THURSDAY

• Music Lessons p26

• Lego Robotics p 26 • Fine Arts p26

• Health & Wellness p26

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p28

• STEAM Center p28

• STEAM Center p28

WWW.LAFSS .COM


OCTOBER 2021 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

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Stride for Disability Opener Run p27

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8 Family Day

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SSC Intro p13 SMC Intro p13 Separation Counseling p13

Networking/Resume Writing p13

Career Fair p13

CalTAP p13

We Own Friday: Spooky Movie Night p25

Career Days p13

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Holiday

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Bake Sale p25

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KUDOS p14

First Officer Duty Station p13

Smart Girls p26

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PAB Meeting p30 OKTOBERFEST p17

Coding Engineering Camp p25

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Managing Your Move p13

Knott’s Scary Farm p29

Sunset Horseback p19 Stride for Disability p27

Transition Workshop p13

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Separation Counseling p13

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Lights on After School p27

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Kids Konnection Bug Hunt p16

TGIT at South Bay p8

30 Costume Fall Festival p29

Costume Skydive p19

TGIT at South Bay p8 DOL Employment p13

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p26

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

• 4-H Cooking Club p28

• Lego Robotics p 26

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• Fitness Run p28

• STEAM Center p28

• Chess Club p26

• Triple Play Sports, Fitness & Rec p28

• STEAM Center p28

• STEAM Center p28

TUESDAY • Capstone p12 • Torch Club p26

FOLLOW US @61FSS

THURSDAY

• Music Lessons p26

• Lego Robotics p 26 • Fine Arts p26

• Health & Wellness p26

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• STEAM Center p28

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p28

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• STEAM Center p28

WWW.LAFSS .COM

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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.

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.

Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Closed: September 6 & October 11

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

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Thank Goodness It’s Thursday at South Bay! Thursday, September 30 Thursday, October 28 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Come relax in the South Bay Bar and enjoy drink specials, chicken wings and great music.

During 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Social Hour

(Domestic Only)

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

• • • •

Free Entry to Club Events Member Only Contests Annual Scholarship Program Free Club Dues to Widows of Military Personnel

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Open Every Friday. Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 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.

@61FSSHarborviewLounge

APPETIZERS

CHICKEN STRIPS

CHIPS & SALSA.........................................$5

3 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $6

SOUTHWEST EGG ROLLS......................$6 WITH CHIPOTLE RANCH

6 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $9

MOZZARELLA STICKS ............................$7 WITH MARINARA SAUCE

BURGERS

8 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $11 12 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES ........ $15

CHICKEN WINGS

HAMBURGER WITH FRIES......................$12.50 MAYO, LETTUCE & TOMATO

6 WINGS.............................................. $6

ADD CHEESE..............................................$1

24 WINGS............................................ $22

PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA 8” ....................................$6 CHEESE PIZZA 16” ..................................$11 PEPPERONI PIZZA 8”..............................$7 PEPPERONI PIZZA 16”............................$12

12 WINGS............................................. $12

LIGHTER SIDE (3) SHRIMP OR FISH TACOS ................. $11.50 TOPPED WITH CABBAGE SLAW, MANGO SALSA & CHIPOTLE RANCH DRESSING DIPPING SAUCE: BBQ | BUFFALO | SWEET CHILI | RANCH | BLUE CHEESE

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LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For reservations, call or email: (310) 653-8296 FortMacArthurInn@gmail.com or DoDLodging.net

Fort MacArthur Inn is the lodging operation for Los Angeles AFB. It is located in the city of San Pedro, 20 miles south of LA AFB and offers 72 non-smoking units. We strive to ensure our guests have a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and a pleasant stay. Space-Available reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, depending on the base occupancy and at the lodging managers’ discretion. Space-A reservations for TLF can only be made up to 30 days in advance in accordance to AFI 34-135 Table 3.5. A confirmed reservation may not guarantee a specific room type.

Due to current base conditions surrounding COVID-19, Fort MacArthur Inn hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday to Saturday until further notice.

Now accepting Space-A Reservations!

Vincent St. Thomas Bridge

San Pedro, CA

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*

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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: September 6 & October 11

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

Bundles for Babies Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

g n i n i a r T r e h s e r Ref Thursday, 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.

SERVICES

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Casualty Assistance Office

Capstone (By appointment only)

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

This office provides dignified & compassionate assistance to survivors of deceased active duty and retired Air Force members.

Personal Financial Counselor

Military personnel can call 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.

Military & Family Life Counselor

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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. Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 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, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 • 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

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

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Tuesday, Sep 7 & Monday, Sep 20 | Monday, Oct 4 & 25 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.

SSC INTRO PROGRAM

Transition Workshop

September 13 - 15 | October 18 - 20 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The three day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, September 16 | Thursday, October 21 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

September 16 - 17 | October 27 - 28 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a quarterly workshop where Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can define career goal, identify required credentials, find career and training opportunities and identify local resources.

DOL Career and Credential Exploration Track (2 days) SSC INTRO Program

Tuesday, September 7 | Tuesday, October 5 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.

September 22 - 23 • 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..

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, September 9 | Thursday, October 14 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

Networking for Success and Resume Review

Tuesday, October 5 • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Create a professional LinkedIn page. Find out what civilians employers are looking for.

Career Fair

YS DA ER CARE OCTOBER 5 -7

Wednesday, October 6 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meet more than 20 local employers and learn about career opportunities.

CalTAP

Thursday, October 7 • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. CalVets conducts this workshop to acquaint veterans and separates with CA benefits, like education, employment and health care. Morning is briefings; afternoon is set up for 1 on 1 appointments. Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER 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

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

K.U.D.O.S

KIDS UNDERSTANDING DEPLOYMENT OPERATIONS

OCTOBER 16 | 9 A.M. - 12 P.M. Join us for our annual KUDOS event for military affiliated children. KUDOS offers kids an idea of what deployment operations are all about. Kids Ages 5-15 will: • Receive a T-shirt • Have a briefing on their mission • • Break-out sessions for activities • Participate in physical training • To register your child, or sign up to be a volunteer, please call (310) 653-5290 Location: Please email LAAFB Airman & Family Readiness Center 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location

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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) 653-8255.

Closed: September 6 & October 11 @61FSSCommunityCenter

Rock Painting

FREE

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

Come join us for some rock painting fun 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.

Halloween Craft Day Saturday, October 23 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Community Center Patio Room

FREE

Join us and create your own Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag! We’re supplying everything and all ages are welcome to participate. No registration required, just show up and have fun. *While supplies last** Costumes are highly encouraged!!! For more information (310) 653-8343. | Open to all with base access.

Kids Konnection Bug Hunt Thursday, October 28 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Ages 0-5 Community Center

FREE

Ages 5 and under join us for a FREE creepy crawly bug hunt! Everyone will be given a creepy BINGO style card and they will hunt around the CC looking for creepy bugs that match the ones on their card. Once you match your bugs you get some candy! Costumes are highly encouraged!!! For more information (310) 653-8343 | Open to all with base access.

PHOTO FRAME FOR GRANDMA & GRANDPA VIRTUAL CONTEST

SEPTEMBER 1 - 10 | AGES: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14+ Show off your artistic skills in honor of grandparent’s day! Create a photo frame and send a photo of your creation to Facebook@61FSSCommunityCenter. For more information (310) 653-8343 | Open to all with base access.

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Saturday, October 16 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Fort MacArthur Community Center

Entertainment Bounce Houses, Kids Rides, DJ

Food Bratwurst & Chips

Bar Open to purchase drinks

Sponsored by

REGISTRATION

Hosted by

Active Duty Military October 1 - 6 All Others with base access October 7 - 12

Register at www.LAFSS.com

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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: September 6 & October 11

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


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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL 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.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed: Wednesday

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

Closed: September 6 & October 11

SCARE TICKET PRICES CLICK HERE

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

SCARE TICKE TS! CALL NOW FO R MORE INFORM ATION

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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 Age Range

All Ages

Age Range

All Ages

$108.00 $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

Child

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+

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

$21.00 $62.67

$104.50 $25.95 $55.95

$29.99

$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

Age Range

Adult

Age Range

Adult

Ages 13+ Ages 13+

$59.00 $79.00

$729.00 $999.00

Child

GATE PRICE

$7.75 FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM

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

Adult

All Ages

Under 2 free

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

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 El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed: September 6 & October 11

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

Appointments are required for both Fitness & Sports Centers. All patrons will be asked to continue to wear their face mask at all times while inside the fitness facilities.

Here www.LAFSS.com/Appointments 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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No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


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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.

Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

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

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Youth & Teen Program Hours Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday: 1:30 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/

Closed: September 3, 6, October 8 & 11

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

4H SPA & RELAXATION WEEK

Tie-Dye Run

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. Wear tie-dye or bright colors.

Limited sign up available | Ages 9 - 18

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS Recycling September 27 - October 1

Youth will be collecting cans and bottles from home and around Fort MacArthur to take to a local recycle center. 24

Fort MacArthur Parade Field | Ages 9 - 18

Tutors Wanted 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


The School Age Care Program

We Own Friday Spooky Movie Night October 8 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Free | Open Rec Program Members (Ages 12-18) The movie Hocus Pocus will be featured. We will provide snacks. All participants must register by Wednesday, October 6.

Coding Engineering Camp October 12-15 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Youth Open Rec Program Members (Ages 9-18) Participants will create projects for helping people with disabilities. Special guests from STARBASE will come and assist our youth with their projects for the week. Participants will create projects based on functionality and originality.

October 12 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Torch and Keystone Members (Ages 9-18)

Torch and Keystone members will put on a Bake Sale in support of the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. This is the National Project the youth are participating in for the “Building a Better Community.” Become aware and show you care. No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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

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

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

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YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

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

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 • • • •

October 4: There is a place for everyone October 11: Traits of healthy relationships October 18: Healthy communications October 25: Showing you care

Lego Robotics (Ages 9-18)

Mondays & Thursdays, 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 & October 12 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.

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 and Problem = Project • September 28: Good Graffiti Paraphrasing and Understanding • • • •

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 & 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 • • • •

October 5: Who’s Your Buddy Safety check In October 12: Bake sale supporting Strive for Disability October 19: Torch Block party Get up and get Moving. October 26: What’s your go-to healthy snack?

Chess Club (Ages 9-18

Wednesdays 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Participants meet to solve chess puzzles and play chess. Chess games are played virtually and in-person.

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 • • • •

October 7: Long Term Group Project October 14: Futuristic Architectural living designs? October 21: Continuing on long term project. October 28: Lights on After School Art display & Open House

October 5: Seeds of Kindness National Project October 12: Bake sale supporting Strive for Disability October 19: Continue Seeds of Kindness National Project October 26: Torch Club Officers Responsibilities

Music Lessons: Guitar/Drums/Piano (Ages 9-18)

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)

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Family Style

TAE KWON DO

Instructional Class 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

Lights On After School October 28 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free | Youth Open Rec Program Members and Parents

FREE

Stride For Disability

This program highlights how important Before and After School Programs are by providing a safe environment in keeping our youth safe. Families are encouraged to check Youth Programs to see what is offered.

Stride For Disability Opener Run

Friday, October 1 | 5 p.m. - 6:30p.m. Open Rec Program Members (ages 9-18) and their families. Participants will meet at the Parade Field for this run to bring awareness of people with disabilities, and to promote the Stride for Disability later in October.

Stride For Disability

Saturday, October 23 | 7:30a.m - 11:30a.m. Long Beach Aquarium

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YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

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 • • • •

October 7: Making Your Words Count October 14: Responding with Confidence October 21: A Key to Leadership Success October 28: Putting it All Together

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. Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri (Ages 9-18) : 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays (Ages 5 to 8) : 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The STEAM room is open five days a week! Join staff for directed and other cool STEM projects, or just stop by for some solo time on a computer, using 3D pens, building robots, flying drones, and much more. This month we are focusing on robotics and 3D printing and how we can use them to help our community.

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 October 1: 1 bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread October 8: Bean and Cheese Burritos October 15: 5 Ingredient Chicken Chili October 28: Oven Baked French Bread Pizza

WEEK ACTIVITIES

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Fridays, 3:15 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!

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

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Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

COMPLETED

1

Next time you need to travel somewhere in your neighborhood, skip driving and instead use your muscles! Walk, hop, bicycle, skateboard, or otherwise-just get your heart rate up.

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2

Find a large grassy area to play Frisbee golf. You’ll need a Frisbee (or other similar throwable plastic disc) and a target. Tennis balls make great targets, as do orange cones, soccer balls, and laundry baskets. Set up your target, choose a starting point, and see who can hit the target in the fewest throws.

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3

Take the stairs! This week is about not doing things the easy way, so even if you are not able to use stairs, you can apply this elsewhere.

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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!


KNOTT’S

SCARY

FARM OCTOBER 22 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Presented by Keystone Club Open to Youth Ages 12-18 Teens need signed parent permission slips to attend. Trip pending COVID restrictions.

PRICE: TBD

Costume Fall Festival October 29 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Free | Youth Open Rec Program Members (Ages 9-18) Youth will enjoy a frightful night out. Dress in your favorite costume. Join us for treats, dancing, and prizes for the best costumes.

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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: September 6 & October 11

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.

PREPARE FOR THE FLU SEASON.

FLU SHOTS ARE REQUIRED

FOR ALL CHILDREN 6 MONTHS & OLDER ATTENDING THE CDC.

PAB Meeting October 15 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 (310) 653-6802 FCC

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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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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

@ 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!

Seeking Family Child Providers on and off base. 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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SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5262

Military.Tutor.com

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (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.

@61FSS SLO

Closed: September 6 & October 11

WHAT: K-12 School Enrollment Information For Your Situational Awareness WHEN: CA AB 306 also known as the Hadley Bill, Attendance alternatives. (effective Oct 11, 2015) CA AB 306 amends Sections 48300 and 48301 of the Education Code Public schools: WHO: This bill prohibits a school district of residence from prohibiting the transfer of a pupil who is a child of an active military duty parent to a school in any school district, if the school district to which the parents of the pupil applies approves the application for transfer. SB 455: Remote Enrollment and Registration (Effective 1 Jan 2018) WHO: Military families allowed to register children for public school, courses and specialized programs prior to arriving at their new duty station. (Provides military pupils with equal access to quality educational opportunities.) WHAT: MCKINNEY-VENTO DEFINITION OF HOMELESS 42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)

(reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431)

WHO: State educational agencies, and local educational agencies must remove all barriers that could result in McKinney-Vento students missing critical learning opportunities. Equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as is provided to other children and youth. WHAT: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Effective School Year 18-19) WHY: School districts required to monitor progress of military students in order to implement strategic programs, increase academic success, and obtain Impact Aid for military students. (Provides military students with education support systems and monitoring for success.) AB 2949 Educational Stability for Military Students (Effective September 10, 2018) WHO: State policy requiring local education agencies to allow military pupils to complete the duration of their current school year at the same school regardless of changes in residence. (Educational continuity for our children) WHAT: AB 2285 Teacher Credentialing (effective January 1, 2019) WHO: Maximize reciprocity of professional certificates and/or credentials of out-ofstate prepared teachers seeking to obtain a clear teaching credential. WHY: (Ease financial burden and create career stability for military spouses)

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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

Congratulation Class of 2021

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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.

• • •

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

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.

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 “Force Support Squadron” • Location: Type “El Segundo” or “San Pedro” • Click “Search”

USAJobs.gov

Closed: September 6 & October 11

JOIN THE TEAM

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

• Human Resources

• Hospitality

• Information Technology

• Custodial & Maintenance

• Outdoor Recreation

• Guest Services

• Accounting

• Food Service

• Marketing

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

• 401(k)

• Free Swimming Pool Access

• Annual and Sick Leave

• Access to Military Discounted Stores

• Holiday Pay

• Health and Life Insurance

• Sunday Premium

• NAF Retirement Plan

• Shift Differential

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