FORCE MAGAZINE - September 2022 Issue

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SEPTEMBER 2022

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“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.

CONTENTS

SEPTEMBER FEATURES

09 Live Music: Mom’s Pool Boys

Join us at Fort MacArthur Harborview Lounge for Live Music from Mom’s Pool Boys on Friday, September 23.

The opinions expressed here in 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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Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Liza M. Flint

Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel

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Visual Information Specialist Mr. Terrence Sheldon

Advertising & Sponsorship Mrs. Ariel Salaam

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel

Come compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Top Male and Female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and times will not be allowed during this event due to the prize for the estimated time.

23 4-H Spa & Relaxation Week

Youth Center members will make body butter, bath salts, lip balm, homemade soap, and candles. The emphasis is on self-care and total well-being.

28 Mossy Gardens

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

Marketing Assistant Mrs. Morgan Barnes

For pregnant military members or civilians and their spouses. AFAS provides a “bundle” of information to each active duty family and a special gift to AF, USN, and USCG active members.

20 Labor Day 5K

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield

Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales

12 Bundles for Babies

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Join the Community Center for a private workshop where we will create a mossy garden in a photo frame. You can create your own individual masterpiece using artificial moss, rocks, and other décor provided. This can also be a group project for a family collage where each person contributes a piece to make a big landscape.

Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

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WWW.LAFSS.COM

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Directory LA Star Awards South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering Harborview Lounge / Catering Fort MacArthur Inn Military & Family Readiness Center Outdoor Recreation Information, Tickets & Travel Fitness & Sports Centers Youth Programs Community Center Child Development Center Family Child Care NAF Human Resources Child & Youth Education Services


DIRECTORY Visit www.LAFSS.com or social media channels for the latest updates.

Los Angeles AFB

Fort MacArthur

200 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. 90245

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

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.

Military & 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.

Community Center Bldg. 403.............................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services by Appointment Only.

Child Development Center Bldg. 281..................................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335).......................(310) 653-5121/5087

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

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 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 - Sunday: Closed (24-hour access available for registered customers)

Force Development Flight Bldg. 272 (C2-302)..............................(310) 653-5358 Tue, Wed & Thur: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Thursday open for Testing Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)..............................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5334 Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

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. • Bar Open the last Thursday of every month for TGIT. See page 8 for details. 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

(24-hour access available for registered customers)

Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403..........................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403..........................................(310) 653-8958 Open every Friday Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................................(310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: By Appointment Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37.............................................(310) 653-8296 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 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 Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

• Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging.

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

• 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 closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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

Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 ............................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

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

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

• Youth & Teen Programs Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. • School Age Program Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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

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

Order Forms & Product Prices Available Online www.LAFSS.com/LASA (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed every first Thursday of the month for training.

Closed: September 5 & October 10

Paid Ad. No Federal endorsement of advertiser intended.

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September 2022 Monday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

M&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday 1

2 FAMILY DAY

Saturday 3

Stationary Bike Challenge p20 Tae Kwon Do Instructional Class (Every Tue. & Thu.) p22

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5 HOLIDAY

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Capstone p13

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Fun In the Sun Obstacle Course p20

First Officer Duty Station p13

10 We Own Friday Night p22

3-D Pen Challenge p22

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14 Tykes Tails p28

Capstone p13

LA AFB INTRO p13

EFMP Orientation p12

Fun In the Sun Obstacle Course p20

Bundles for Babies p12

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

Fun In the Sun Obstacle Course p20

Capstone p13

Tae Kwon Do Instructional Class (Every Tue. & Thu.) p22 Youth Center Lock-In p22

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Key Spouse Mentor Refresher Training p12

Heart Link: Spouse 101 p12

Corn Hole Tournament p20

23 Live Music at Harborview Lounge p9

Thank Goodness It’s Thursday p8

DOL Employment Track p13 4-H Spa & Relaxation Week p23

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Capstone p13

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Tae Kwon Do Instructional Class (Every Tue. & Thu.) p22

Fun In the Sun Obstacle Course p20 Tykes Tails p28

Operation Boots to Business p13

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY • 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24 • STEAM Center p24 TUESDAY • Capstone p13 • TaeKwonDo Class p22 • Torch Club p24 WEDNESDAY • Post-Deployment Reintegration p13 • Post-Deployment Readiness p13 • Smart Girls p24 • Health & Wellness p24

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• Chess Club p24

• Passport to Manhood • Teen Education p24 • STEAM Center p24 THURSDAY • Coding Class p24 • Fine Arts Program p24 • Keystone Club & Teen Council p24 • Coding Class • STEAM Center p24 FRIDAY

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p24 • Sports & Recreation Fridays p24 • STEAM Center p24

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Managing Your Move p13

Transition Workshop p13

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Mossy Gardens p28 Glass Bottom Boat Charter p17

DOL Exploration Track p13

Back Pack Big Sur p17

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Labor Day 5K Run/Walk p20

IC & Pre-Separation p13

Back Pack Big Sur p17

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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OCTOBER 2022 Monday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

M&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday

Saturday 1 Zip Line Catalina p17

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

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7 FAMILY DAY

Capstone p13

CalTAP p13

LA AFB INTRO p13

Tae Kwon Do Instructional Class (Every Tue. & Thu.) p22

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Halloween Craft Day p28

Paddle the Black Canyon p17

10 HOLIDAY

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12 Capstone p13

13 Career Fair p14

Networking for Sucess/Resume Review p14

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First Officer Duty Station p13

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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Trip p26

K.U.D.O.S p14 Oktoberfest p11

Black Canyon p17

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Key Spouse Initial Training p12

Capstone p13 Tae Kwon Do Instructional Class (Every Tue. & Thu.) p22

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Kids Konnection Bug Hunt p28

22 We Own Friday Night p22

Sea Cave Kayaking p17

Managing Your Move p13

Transition Workshop p13

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

Tykes Tails p28

Capstone p13

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Costume Party p26

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29 Trunk or Treat p29

Thank Goodness It’s Thursday p8

Tae Kwon Do Instructional Class (Every Tue. & Thu.) p22

DOL Employment Track p13

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS MONDAY • 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p24 • STEAM Center p24 TUESDAY • Capstone p13 • TaeKwonDo Class p22 • Torch Club p24 WEDNESDAY • Post-Deployment Reintegration p13 • Post-Deployment Readiness p13 • Smart Girls p24 • Health & Wellness p24 • Chess Club p24

• Passport to Manhood • Teen Education p24 • STEAM Center p24 THURSDAY • Coding Class p24 • Fine Arts Program p24 • Keystone Club & Teen Council p24 • Coding Class • STEAM Center p24 FRIDAY

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p24 • Sports & Recreation Fridays p24 • STEAM Center p24

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) at Los Angeles AFB Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

BAR & GRILL

Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Closed: September 5 & October 10

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.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22 OCTOBER 27 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.

Come relax in the South Bay Bar and enjoy drink specials, hors d’oeuvres and great music. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres available while supplies last.

Sponsored By:

DJ/Karaoke Entertainment

at South Bay!

OPEN FOR

Breakfast & Lunch

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


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) at Fort MacArthur (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Friday: Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7 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

F R I DAY

SEPTEMBER 23

6PM - 8PM Mom’s Pool Boys

FORT MACARTHUR

HARBORVIEW LOUNGE

(ALL DECADES TOP 40 COVERS)

APPETIZERS

CHIPS & SALSA.........................................$5 SOUTHWEST EGG ROLLS......................$6 WITH CHIPOTLE RANCH MOZZARELLA STICKS ............................$7 WITH MARINARA SAUCE

BURGERS

HAMBURGER WITH FRIES......................$12.50 MAYO, LETTUCE & TOMATO ADD CHEESE..............................................$1

PIZZA

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

CHICKEN STRIPS

3 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $6 6 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $9 8 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES........... $11 12 CHICKEN STRIPS WITH FRIES ........ $15

CHICKEN WINGS

6 WINGS.............................................. $6 12 WINGS............................................. $12 24 WINGS............................................ $22

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

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A

CLUB MEMBER TODAY!

Signing up to be a Club Member is easy! Even better, there is no longer a credit card requirement to join.

Sign up by visiting LAFSS.com/AF-Club-Membership 9


LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 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!

Coast Line

San Pedro, CA

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$162 $10 per night pet fee

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

$150

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ)

$165 TWO-BEDROOM $166 ONE-BEDROOM

Rates valid January - September 2022

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PRESENTS

Saturday, October 15 Fort MacArthur Community Center

ENTERTAINMENT FOOD HARBORVIEW 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Opens 2 p.m.

SPONSORED BY:

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS CENTER Los Angeles AFB (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 5; October 7 & 10

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

@61FSSAFRC

LOCATION FOR WEEKLY MEETINGS & PROGRAMS: Please email M&FRC at LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

Bundles for Babies

Orientation

Wednesday, September 14 • 12:30 pm - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For pregnant military members or civilians and their spouses. AFAS provides a “bundle” of information to each active duty family and a special gift to AF, USN, and USCG active members.

Mandatory for all newly relocated or recently enrolled EFMP families. To register, please email leah.goss@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290.

Key Spouse Mentor Refresher Training

Heart Link:

Wednesday, September 21 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Thursday, September 22 • 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call M&FRC to schedule the training.

Military 101 for new spouses. All new spouses encouraged to attend to include our USSF spouses. Free food, prizes, games and presentations to help you get up to date on military benefits/info!

Spouse 101

September 28-29 | 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Small Business Administration presents a two-day workshop on business principles, writing a business plan, and finances. To register, please email LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290.

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SERVICES Casualty Assistance Office

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 PFC’s Numbers: Direct: (310) 653-5038 / Cell: (505) 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.

LA AFB INTRO Program

Tuesday, September 13 | Tuesday, October 4 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Newcomers are briefed on some of the most important aspects that they will need for getting settled into Los Angeles AFB. Informational briefings from the M&FRC, Security Forces, the EFMP Coordinator and so many more will be provided. All spouses are welcome to attend. to sign up please email LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil Must have at least 10 minimum participants

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

EFMP DD 3054

Family Needs Assessment? By appointment only. If you are an EFMP family and are PCS’ing, separating/retiring, or received a new diagnosis, you can call (310) 653-5290 or email SSC.LAAFB.EFMPFamilySupport@SpaceForce.mil to complete your EFMP family needs assessment.

WEEKLY MEETINGS Capstone (By appointment only)

Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 | October 4, 11, 18, 25 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 | 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 7, 14, 21, 28 | October 5, 12, 19, 26 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed.

DOL Career & Credential Exploration Track (2 days)

September 7-8 • 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.

Transition Workshop (3 days) September 12-15 | October 17-19 • 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)

September 20-21 | October 26-27 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This new workshop is part of the Transition Program. 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.

Managing Your Move

PROGRAMS

*Must have at least 4 participants scheduled, in order to have class.

Initial & Pre-Separation Counseling

Tuesday, September 6 & Monday, September 19 Monday, October 3 & 24 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.

Thursday, September 15 | Thursday, October 20 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, September 8 | Thursday, October 13 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.

Key Spouse Initial Training

Wednesday, October 19 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call M&FRC to schedule the training. 13


MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS CENTER

KIDS UNDERSTANDING DEPLOYMENT OPERATIONS October 15 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please join us for our annual KUDOS events for military affiliated children. KUDOS gives kids an idea of what deployment is 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

CAREER DAYS CalTAP

Thursday, October 6 | 8 a.m. - 12 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.

Networking for Success & Resume Review

Tuesday, October 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Create your professional LinkedIn page. Find out what civilian employers are looking for.

Career Fair

Wednesday, October 12 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Meet more than 20 local employers and learn about career opportunities. Location: Please email MFRC at LAAFB.MFRC@spaceforce.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location.

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REWARDS GREATER THAN 2% Earn a minimum of 2% Cash Back or 2X Rewards with an AFCU Platinum Visa® Credit Card

For more information and to apply, visit

aerofcu.org/Visa

or call (800) 795-2325 option 6 for assistance.

All Military, Civil Service and Contractors who work for the Los Angeles Air Force Base can bank with Aerospace Federal Credit Union. Paid ad. No Federal endorsement intended. 15


OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225/8226 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil

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

Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed: Wednesday Closed: September 5 & October 10

Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

www.LAFSS.com/odr/equipment-rentals

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

CAMPING EQUIPMENT Camping Chairs Cooler (54 1t.) Cooler (100 qt.) Cooler w/ wheels (165 qt.) YETI 35 Cooler YETI 65 Cooler YETI 105 Cooler 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 12.50 18.75 50.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 17.50 26.25 70.00 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 Body Board

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 6.00 12.00

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 4x7 Utility w/ sides Flat Bed 6x12 Kayak Small 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 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.

Pricing is subject to change at any time. Items with * require a Deposit: *$25 Deposit **$50 Deposit ***$100 Deposit 16


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Sea Cave Kayaking (6 am) Santa Cruz Island

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday

Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Now located at LA AFB inside the South Bay Bar & Grill 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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Wednesday Both locations Closed: September 5 & October 10

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

4 Simple Steps GET STARTED: • Visit www.americanforcestravel.com • Click “Get Started” • Verify Eligibility • Start Traveling

American Forces Travel is the off icial leisure travel website for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For more details, contact your Tickets and Travel Off ice or visit

www.americanforcestravel.com *For Eligible Patrons

Receive 15% Off the Best Available Rate at any Choice Hotel! Book On-Line at www.ChoiceHotels.com 1. Click on Best Available Rate 2. Click Special Rate/Corp ID and enter base ID#:00230120 3. The selected rate is a Preferred Customer rate (SC15 Rate)

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without notice. Updated: 16 August 2022

THEME PARKS

Tuesday & Thursday 09301630 CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

Tuesday & Thursday 08301300 CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

OUR PRICE

GATE PRICE

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) 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 **DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (3) 1-Day Tickets** Disney 3-day Hopper Disney 4-Day Base Disney 4-Day Hopper Disney 5-Day Base Disney 5-Day Hopper Disney 3-Day Base So Cal Resident M-TH (Expires 16 September) Disney 3-Day Hopper So Cal Resident M-TH (Expires 16 September) UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Universal Studios: 1-Day General Admission (Blackout Days Apply) Universal Studios: Annual Pass (Blackout Days Apply) LEGOLAND (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) Legoland: 1-Day Legoland Park Only Legoland: 2-Day w/ Sea Life Aquarium Legoland: 2-Day w/ Sea Life Aquarium & Water Park KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Mon - Thurs Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Any Day Knott's Soak City Any Day (Available until 18 SEP) SAN DIEGO ZOO* San Diego Zoo San Diego Zoo: Animals in Action San Diego Zoo: Inside Look Tour Safari Park Safari Park: Flightline Safari Safari Park: Wildlife Safari SD Zoo/Safari Park 2-Day Pass **DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day SD Zoo/Safari Park Annual Pass SEA WORLD SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Mon - Thurs SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day w/ Free Kid Ticket SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day + All Day Dining SeaWorld San Diego: 2 Day Ticket SeaWorld San Diego: Fun Card SeaWorld San Diego: 2022 Silver Pass SeaWorld San Diego: BOGO Howl-O-Scrm Any Day (16 SEP - 31 OCT) SeaWorld San Diego: BOGO Howl-O-Scrm (NO SAT) (16 SEP - 31 OCT) SESAME PLACE Sesame Place San Diego: 1 Day Any Day Sesame Place San Diego: 2022 Silver Pass SIX FLAGS Six Flags Magic Mountain Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Available until 5 SEP)

Adult Child $222.00 $256.50 $105.50 $100.00 $166.50 $160.25 $251.00 $237.00 $311.00 $296.00 $326.00 $306.00 $385.00 $365.00 $355.00 $335.00 $415.00 $395.00 $375.00 $355.00 $434.00 $415.00 $246.50 $305.50 All Ages $104.00 $169.00 All Ages $71.50 $85.50 $93.50 All Ages $70.75 $78.75 $49.50 Adult Child $53.75 $45.50 $94.25 $94.25 $94.25 $94.25 $53.75 $45.50 $81.25 $81.25 $94.25 $94.25 $109.00 $99.00 $154.75 All Ages $78.50 $64.00 $95.25 $97.25 $69.00 $95.00 $142.50 $54.25 $44.50 Adult Child $59.00 $142.50 Adult Child $60.75 $43.50

Child Age Range

Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach (Reservations Required) Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) Dana Wharf 1/2 Day Sport Fishing (Reservations Required) Dana Wharf 3/4 Day Sport Fishing (Reservations Required) Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Reservations Required) GO Card: Los Angeles 1 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 2 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 3 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 4 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 5 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 7 Day Ifly: 2 Flights, 2 Videos

Adult Child $30.25 $23.50 $79.25 $67.25 $42.00 $60.00 $39.00 $29.00 $91.00 $70.50 $135.75 $102.75 $221.75 $203.50 $270.25 $239.75 $292.75 $267.50 $337.50 $299.75 $77.00

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Adult

Child N/A N/A

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-$164 $98-$155 $164-$224 $158-$215 $255.00 $240.00 $315.00 $300.00 $330.00 $310.00 $390.00 $370.00 $360.00 $340.00 $420.00 $400.00 $380.00 $360.00 $440.00 $420.00 $249.00 $309.00

Under 2 free Under 2 free

$144.00 $229.00

Age Range

All Ages

Age Range

All Ages

Under 2 free

$108.30

Under 2 free Under 2 free

$128.30 $134.30

All Ages

Age Range

$99.00 $99.00 $60.00

Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3+

Child Age Range Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages

3-11 3-11 3-11 3-11 3-11 3-11 3-11 3-11

Adult

Child

$67.00 $95.00 $95.00 $67.00 $82.00 $95.00 $110.00

$57.00 $95.00 $95.00 $57.00 $82.00 $95.00 $100.00

Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages

3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+

Child Age Range

Adult

Child Age Range

Adult

Child Age Range

Adult $36.95 $83.50

Age 3 and older Age 3 and older Age 3 and older Age 3 and older

OUR PRICE

$159.00

All Ages

Age Range

$95.99 $99.00 $140.98 $140.98 $199.98 $104.99 $165.00 $79.99 $79.99 $95.99 $150.00 $99.00 $43.50

Child

Child

GATE 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+

$56.00 $99.00 $149.00 $239.00 $299.00 $324.00 $374.00

$61.00 $81.00

$104.50

Child $26.95 $68.00

$39.00 $76.00 $112.00 $219.00 $265.00 $296.00 $332.00

FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTER Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: Closed (24-hour access available)

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

Los Angeles AFB Family Day Hours: September 2 & October 7: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed: September 5 & October 10

24-hour access available for registered patrons.

Closed: September 2 & 5; October 7 & 10

Log your miles all month long-Participant with the most miles wins a prize! *Health & Wellness Center Fitness Improvement Program (FIP)

Labor Day 5k Run/Walk

Wednesday, September 7 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LA AFB Track Come compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Top Male and Female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and times will not be allowed during this event due to the prize for the estimated time. POC: Courtney Assefa

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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

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday: Closed (24-hour access available)

Stationary Bike September Challenge

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

@61FSSFitnessCenter

@LAAFBFitness

September Fun in the Sun Obstacle Course

Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | LA AFB Outdoor Rig For the month of September there will be a fun full body obstacle course located in the outdoor rig. Come to front desk at the fitness center so a staff member can time you. All month there will be a record of the Male and Female fastest times. Winners at the end of the Month will win a great prize!!

Trek Across America & California

Trek Across America & California are self-paced programs that allow individuals to be rewarded when the goal is achieved. These year-round programs are based on an honor system. Worksheets are located in a folder by the front desk at the El Segundo and Fort MacArthur Fitness Centers to keep track of your mileage. Prizes are awarded when you reach highlighted landmarks along the map. If you participate in the Trek across California, you can transfer your mileage to the USA Trek starting from Amarillo, Texas. Modes of travel can be achieved through the following exercises: Treadmill, Bike, Stepper, Cross Trainer, Rower & Run/Walk. POC: Bunny Tan (310) 653-6771

Corn Hole Tournament

Thursday, September 22 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LA AFB Sports Field What better way to end the summer but with a fun game of corn hole! Winners will receive awesome prizes! Please sign up at the Fitness Center front desk August 12-16

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

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CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

• 500+ high quality, 1-60 minute videos • 31 channels, no equipment options, for every age, interest and ability • Recommendation engine used to personalize and serve up content • Goal-based challenges and fitness assessments • Highly certified, relatable instructors • Safe and education based • Track progress and results support@wellbeats.com wellbeats.com


YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS.

We would love to hear from you. Let us know how we can serve you better.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383

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/

Youth & Teen Program Hours Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. School Age Program Hours Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Youth & Teen Program Hours may be affected by our school transportation program. Call (310) 653-8383 for more information.

Closed: September 2 & 5; October 7 & 10

Wearing a mask may be required at the Youth Center, depending on current HPCON level. Call the Youth Center for the most up-to-date information.

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

We Own Friday Night

Friday, September 9 & Friday, October 21 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE | Youth Programs Members (Ages 13+) Youth Center member teens, come spend the evening with your friends. Non-members are welcome to check out the Youth Center and see what we have to offer. Watch a movie, play games…it’s up to you. Pizza and drinks are on us. Register by September 7 and October 17, respectively.

3-D Pen

Challenge September 6 - 9

Youth Programs Members (Ages 9+) Youth Center members, enter your creations for the chance to win a prize. The categories are “Purely Artistic Creations” and “Functional Creations”. More details on the rules can be obtained at the Youth Center. Winners will be chosen on September 9.

Family Style TAE KWON DO Instructional Class $40

per month (per person)

RESUMES THIS MONTH

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Ages 5+) This self-defense technique is governed by the Five Tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. This “Family Style” program is open to YP members and their families. Call to register and for additional requirements.

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CARE OPTIONS School Age Care Program

$20

(per person)

Youth Center Lock-In

Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. to Saturday, September 17, 7 a.m. Youth Programs Members (Ages 11+) Youth Center members, come spend the night at the Youth Center with your friends. How long can you stay awake? Can you make it 12 hours watching movies, snacking, and playing games?

(Ages 5-12) Before and after school program provides age-appropriate childcare with quality programming, youth activities, and events. Clubs, activities and USDA approved meals and snacks are offered. Transportation to and from select schools is available. The program focuses on team-building, cognitive growth, and development of social awareness and problem-solving skills. The staff offers homework support. Registration is ongoing and based on availability. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to create an account and apply.

Youth & Teen Program

(Ages 9-18) 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 SHPIPER YEAR

MEMBER

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

Congressional Award Opportunities

4-H Spa & Relaxation Week

$5

(per person)

September 19 - 23

Youth Programs Members (Ages 9+) Youth Center members will make body butter, bath salts, lip balm, homemade soap, and candles. The emphasis is on self-care and total well-being.

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

WEEKLY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS 4-H Clover Buds/Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 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.

Board Game Club (Ages 9-18)

Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Participants meet and play games such as Scrabble, Chess, Spoons, and many others.

Coding Club (Ages 9-18)

Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Learn new skills or practice what you already know. Work in Python, Flowlab, Scratch, Khan Academy, or practice another platform of your choice.

Guitar/Drums/Piano/Music Lessons (FREE LESSONS) (Ages 9-18 younger youth may be accepted)

Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, & drums? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn some new skills. Call Youth Programs at (310) 653-8383 to register for a time slot with youth name, parent’s number, and email for Zoom.

Passport to Manhood (Ages 9-18)

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. A 14-session program that focuses on specific aspects of manhood through interactive activities. Open to boys ages 9 to 18 who are Youth Programs members.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Torch Clubs focus is on developing cognitive, leadership, socialization, and community awareness skills. Our foundation is based on teamwork and how to become a better team by improving our outlook. Join us weekly to become a part of this dynamic team. Your input is important to us.

Sports & Recreation Fridays (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Each week we will tackle a different outdoor activity, from kickball to tennis to track-and-field.

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

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Keystone Club encourages character development, leadership skills, community service participation, individual growth, emotional and social wellbeing. Join us weekly on your path to becoming a great leader, join Keystone today!

Teen Education (Ages 13-18)

Tuesdays, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss various topics related to college and job readiness, Money Matters, and Diplomas to Degrees.

Smart Girls (Ages 9-18)

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 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. Permission slips are required to participate in classes.

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Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Experience cooking, gardening, and discussions on various approaches to being emotionally and physically healthy.

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

Monday - Friday (Ages 9-18) : 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays (Ages 5 to 8) : 4 p.m. - 5 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.


FAMILY FITNESS CHALLENGE Try a different activity every day 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!

Month of September Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Fitness Cards*

Jogging laps around the parade field

Superhero Workouts**

Play Catch

Go for a Walk Around the Neighborhood

Morning Hike

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Superhero Workouts**

Shoot FreeThrows (how many can you make in a row?)

Go for a Walk Around the Neighborhood

Morning Hike

Sunday

Bedtime Yoga

Month of October Monday

Tuesday

Fitness Cards*

Team Keep-Away Score points for Team Catches

Sunday

Bedtime Yoga

*Fitness Cards: = Pushups = Crunches = Jumping Jacks = Squats Pick a random card and do the number of the designated exercise

**Superhero Workouts: Search the internet for your favorite Superhero + Workout for sample routines (ie search for “Wonder Woman workout”)

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

TBA

(per person)

Friday, October 14, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Youth Programs Members (Ages 12+) Brave youth Center members ages 12 and up, this event is for you. From QueenMary.com: “Dark Harbor is the Queen Mary’s annual Halloween haunted attraction featuring 6 haunted mazes, a 4D theater experience, hundreds of monsters, [and more]...” Dark Harbor is not recommended for children under age 12 due to intense and frightening content. Register by Thursday, October 6

Costume Party Monday, October 31 | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Youth Programs Members (Ages 9+) Youth Center members, come dressed in your favorite costume. Prizes will be given for the costumes voted best.

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Space Force Families: Update Your Branch of Service in MilitaryChildCare.com

Families can now select Space Force as their Branch of Service in MCC. If you already have a household profile in MCC, please update the sponsor information. Visit MilitaryChildCare.com to log in to your account. Select My Household Profile then Update Sponsor & Spouse Information. Scroll to the Branch of Service section, select Space Force, and save the information. Updating your information does not affect your requests for care. Do you need help with child care, but don't have an MCC account? Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create one for your family. If you need help, contact the Family Support Help Desk at FamilySupport@MilitaryChildCare.com or toll free at 855.696.2934 and select Option 1. To get started, visit: For questions/support, call: MilitaryChildCare.com 855.696.2934


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 Closed: September 5 & October 10

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

@61FSSCommunityCenter

5

$

Per Person

Tyke Tails Tuesdays, September 13 & 27 Thursday, October 27 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Community Center Ballroom Room (Ages 5 & under) Come enjoy an hour of story time on our big screen in our grand ballroom on. Blankets and a snack will be provided.

Mossy Gardens

Saturday, September 10 | 12 p.m. CRAFTED in San Pedro (All Ages) Join the Community Center as we host a private workshop where we will create a mossy garden in a photo frame. You can create your own individual masterpiece using artificial moss, rocks, and other décor provided. This can also be a group project for a family collage where each person contributes a piece to make a big landscape. Registrations can be made by calling the Community Center at (310) 653-8343 Eligibility: All active duty branches of the military, current DoD, & direct dependents.

Kids Konnection

Halloween Craft Day

BUG HUNT

Friday, October 7 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thursday, October 20 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Community Center Patio Room | FREE

Community Center | 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**

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!

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Costumes are highly encouraged!!!


Friday, October 28 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Community Center Back Parking Lot

Join the Community Center and other Orgs on base for a ghoulishly good time at our annual Trunk or Treat! Costumes are very highly encouraged. Everyone with base access is welcome to participate. If you would like to lend your trunk and hand out candy, give our office a call at: (310) 653-8343 or 8341 to sign up. Participation is free (you must supply your own candy).

Party Room Cyber Zone Monday – Friday Need to work on your resume or send some emails, but don’t have access to a computer? Or do you need Wi-Fi for your portable device? The Cyber Zone has 3 iMac computers and an available Wi-Fi hot spot for personal and portable devices. First come, first serve basis.

CAC enabled Computer Available.

Reservations

Available Fridays Only, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Community Center has space available for a Potluck Party Room. The room is available for adult use only: baby showers, anniversary parties, organizational functions, etc. The Harborview Lounge will be open to serve your needs (no outside alcohol permitted). Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance. Security Deposit is refundable. Included: Tables, Chairs, Electric Food Warmers (Must Bring Own Foil Pans). Microwave, Trash Can Must be 21 or older.

Room

Group Size

Price

Deposit

Patio Room

50 & under

$50.00

$50.00

NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS Message us on Facebook @61FSSCommunityCenter

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace.

We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with basedietitian approved menus.

Closed: September 5 & October 10

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

PAB MEETING Call the CDC or YP for meeting Date / Time /Information Dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC | (310) 653-8383 YP (310) 653-6802 FCC

We care for your children

CREATE ACCOUNT

The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of providing military and DoD- Affiliated families

SEARCH & REQUEST CARE

with access to quality, affordable child care programs. To enroll your child or youth, please create an account on

MANAGE MY REQUESTS

MilitaryChildCare.com We offer the following programs types:

UPDATE MY PROFILE

To get started, visit: MilitaryChildCare.com For questions/support, call: (855) 696-2934 30

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


FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care (310) 653-6802 CYP.FCC.LOSA@gmail.com

@FCC LAAFB

Interested in Becoming a Family Child Care Provider? Far from a simple babysitting service, the FCC Program is looking for individuals who wish to be child care professionals. You can operate your own home-based business, set your own hours, be with your children and care for other children at home. The FCC staff will train and help you provide safe and nurturing in-home care for children 2 weeks to 12 years in your home. You must be 18 years of age or older, able to speak English, in good mental and physical health and willing to undergo a comprehensive background check. After you complete a basic orientation program, you can set your own hours and fees and begin to care for children on an hourly, part-day or full-day schedule. Call now to get started.

We need you on our team! Become a Family Child Care Provider. One License goes a long way! Want to be your own Boss? Family Child Care may be for you. 31


NAF HUMAN RESOURCES Los Angeles AFB (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 5 & October 10

Employment opportunities are often available at both Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo and Fort MacArthur in San Pedro. Give us a call, we’re here to help!

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!

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• 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

Search now at USAJOBS.GOV


CHILD & YOUTH EDUCATION SERVICES Military.Tutor.com

Los Angeles AFB (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5262

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

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8631

families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 61FSS.slo@us.af.mil • www.lafss.com/slo

@61FSS SLO

Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: September 5 & October 10

SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM GOALS •

Identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions

Promote parental involvement, educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military connected children

Coordinate and Develop educational partnerships

Provide students, parents, and school personnel with the tools they need to overcome education barriers.

YOUR SCHOOL LIAISON •

Serves as the primary point of contact for school related matters

Represents, informs, and assists Command

Assists military families with educational issues

Coordinates with local school systems

Forges partnerships between the military, community and schools

School Liaisons are also an initial contact for participation in the Youth Sponsorship Program which builds resilience in youth and eases transition. School Liaison support is free of charge and open to all Department of Defense identification card holders, educators who serve military students and community partners involved with pre-K-12 education.

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