THE FORCE MAGAZINE - October 2021 Issue

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FORCE

OCTOBER 2021

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 12 P.M. - 3 P.M. Fort MacArthur Community Center See page 17 for more details.


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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.

OCTOBER FEATURES

The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Los Angeles Air Force Base, DoD or the U.S. Air Force. All program dates and times are subject to change. Visit us online at www.LAFSS.com. Commercial sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil.

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Come watch UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira at Harborivew Lounge on Saturday, October 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free - No Cover Charge. 18 & over

14 KUDOS Join us for our annual KUDOS events for military affiliated children. KUDOS gives kids an idea of what deployment is all about.

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield

16 Temecula Winery Tours

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Capt Liza M. Flint

Community Center is hosting a trip to 3 of Temecula’s beautiful wineries. Wilson’s Creek Winery, Ponte Winery & Callaway Vineyard & Winery.

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

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Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

17 Oktoberfest Join us at the Fort MacArthur Community Center for our Family Friendly Oktoberfest celebration which includes entertainment, food, and activities on Saturday, October 16.

23 Boot Camp Workout

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.

Introducing a new 30 min High Intensity Workout Boot Camp that promises to test every ounce of your endurance! This workout is for anyone who’s in their beginning stages of wanting to get in shape, or just start shedding that covid weight!

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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

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

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

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

Club Membership Services Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Customer Support (CAC/ID) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).................................(310) 653-5114 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 am - 12 pm Appointments open every Friday at 12 p.m. for the following week.

By Appointment Only www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286...................................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302)..............................(310) 653-5358 Virtual customer service, and in-person only for testing

Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)..............................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-1304 Opening October 4 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336).............................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar Closed until further notice. Available for special functions by calling (310) 653-8255. South Bay Catering Bldg. 270..................................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointment Only) Special Morale & Welfare Funds Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5249 Private Orgs & Fundraising Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..............................(310) 653-5829

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

CLOSURES • COVID-19 Update: Due to changing state and local installation restrictions, FSS facilities and services may have limited hours of operation as these changes are announced. Visit www.LAFSS.com/fss/COVID-19 for the latest updates. • Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. • 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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Report non-working phone numbers to 61_fss_marketing@us.af.mil

Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 ............................(310) 653-8225/8226 Closed starting October 4 until further notice. Family Child Care Bldg. 425............................(310) 653-6802/8632 Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor)..................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403..........................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403.........................................(310) 653-8958 Open every Friday Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................................(310) 653-1304 Closed starting October 4 until further notice. Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37.............................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 403 .........................................(310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only. Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..................................(310) 653-8226 Swimming Pool Bldg. 400.........................................(310) 653-8226 Closed until further notice. Youth Programs Bldg. 425.............................................(310) 653-8383 • 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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OCTOBER 2021 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday 1

Saturday 2

Stride for Disability Opener Run p27 Halloween Decor Contest p16

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8 FAMILY DAY

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SSC Intro p13

IC & Pre-Separation p13 ITT Opening p21

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Career Fair p12

Networking/Resume Writing p12

CalTAP p12

We Own Friday: Spooky Movie Night p25

Career Days p13

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11 HOLIDAY

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16 KUDOS p14

Bake Sale p25

First Officer Duty Station p13

Smart Girls p26

PAB Meeting p30

Oktoberfest p 17

Coding Engineering Camp p25

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Knott’s Scary Farm p24

Managing Your Move p13

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South Bay Bar Open for TGIT p8

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Kids Konnection Bug Hunt p16

IC & Pre-Separation p13

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Lights on After School p27

30 Costume Fall Festival p24

DOL Employment p13

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

• Capstone p12 • Torch Club p26

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WEDNESDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p26

TUESDAY

Sunset Horseback p19 Stride for Disability p27

Transition Workshop p13

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Halloween Craft Day p16

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

FOLLOW US @61FSS

WWW.LAFSS.COM

UFC 267 p9 Costume Skydive p19


NOVEMBER 2021 Sunday

Monday 1

Tuesday 2

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IC & Pre-Separation p13 SSC Intro p13

Row Machine Challenge p23

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Wednesday

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday 4

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Saturday 6

Beach Clean Up/ Bonfire at Cabrillo Beach p29

EFMP Virtual Coffee Break p13

UFC 268 p9

Service Project Nov. 5-19 p29

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11 HOLIDAY

12 FAMILY DAY

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SMC Intro p13 Smart Girls p26

We Own Friday Bowling p29

Boot Camp p23

Transition Workshop p13

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Managing Your Move p13 IC & Pre-Separation p13

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EFMP Individualized Education Plan Lunch & learn p13

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Turkey Trot 5K p23

3 Point Contest p23 Family Feast p29

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25 HOLIDAY

Friday Virtual Bingo Game p29

26 FAMILY DAY

Temecula Winery Tours p16

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DoD Ed. Track p13

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AMC Movie Night p29

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 • Intro to Weight Room p23

THURSDAY

• Torch Club p26

• Lego Robotics p 26 • Fine Arts p26

• Music Lessons p26

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• Health & Wellness p26

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p28

• STEAM Center p28

• STEAM Center p28

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

FOLLOW US @61FSS

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: October 11, November 11 & 25.

BAR & GRILL

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

T.G.I.T.

Complimentary Chicken Wings

(While supplies last)

Sponsored By

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

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

$5 Pitchers (Domestic Only)

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

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


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

• October 30

UFC 267: BLACHOWICZ vs TEIXEIRA

FREE

No Cover Charge

• November 6

UFC 268: USMAN vs COVINGTON 2 18 & over | Doors open at 6 p.m.

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!

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$161*

*$10 per night pet fee

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

$149

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM $164* TWO-BEDROOM

$165*

*Rates valid January - October 2021

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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: October 11 & November 11, 25 & 26 (Family Day)

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

Networking for Success and Resume Review Tuesday, October 5 • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Create your 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.

November 18 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

g n i n i a r T l a i t Ini

For volunteers who have been appointed by the unit commander to be the family and supportive liaison between the service member dependents and Commanders. Must have an appointment letter provided by Commander. Training discusses roles, resources, OPSEC, Privacy Act, and duties of what it is to be a key spouse. (Required for ALL new appointed key spouses and mentors) if you are interested in becoming a key spouse, please email 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil to get more information.

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

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

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

Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 | November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 | November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 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, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 | November 3, 10, 17 & 24 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

Monday, October 4 & 25 | Monday, November 1 & 15 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.

Transition Workshop

October 18-20 | November 8-10 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.

SSC INTRO Program

Tuesday, October 5 | Tuesday, November 2 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.

First Officer Duty Station

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

Thursday, October 21 | Thursday, November 18 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

Virtual Coffee Break

November 3 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Tune into Facebook for your chance to talk to the EFMP Family Support Coordinator regarding various EFMP topics. Grab a cup of coffee and log into https://www.facebook. com/LosAngelesEFMPFS on November 3 at 10 a.m. to learn more about EFMP!

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Lunch and Learn

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

October 27-28 | November 17-18 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.

DoD Education Track (2 days) November 22-23 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, Retirees and Veterans can learn about education resources available. This is a quarterly workshop part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

November 16 • 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Please contact Leah.Goss@us.af.mil to sign up.

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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. - 11:30 A.M. Join us for our annual KUDOS event 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 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) 653-8341.

Closed: October 11, November 11, 25 & 26 @61FSSCommunityCenter

Appointment Required

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.

HALLOWEEN DECOR CONTEST VIRTUAL CONTEST

October 1 - 31 | All ages We want to see your creepy, ghoul-y, and downright scary Halloween Decor! Send us a photo via our Facebook page for a chance to win a prize! Winner will be announced on Halloween and their decorations will be featured on our FB Page. For more information (310) 653-8343 | Open to all with base access.

Temecula Winery Tours

Saturday, November 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Ages 21 + Temecula | Registration Nov 1 - 12

The CC is taking a trip to 3 of Temecula’s beautiful wineries. Wilson’s Creek Winery, Ponte Winery (lunch at this location), & Callaway Vineyard & Winery. We will be stopping for breakfast along the way. Cost is for transportation only and does not include wine tastings, breakfast/lunch, or souvenirs.

$20

$20 per person | Active Duty (All Branches), Direct Dependents, and DoD Employees

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

FREE

Join us for a FREE creepy crawly bug hunt! Everyone will be given a 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.

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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

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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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 Closed starting October 4 until further notice.

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: October 11 , November 11 & 25

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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

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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

Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

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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

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BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT Backpack MSR Stove MSR Cook Set Knife w/ Saw Head Lamp Bear Bell

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FORT MAC BBQ PICNIC AREA **Picnic Park w/ Cabana (by pool) Party Groups up to 100 People 100.00 Fort Mac BBQ Picnic Area requires a security deposit which will be returned if the area and restrooms are left clean and trash is disposed in dumpsters provided. All Items are first come, firstserved. Reservations on some items may be made up to 2 months in advance.

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (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 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 Closed starting October 4 until further notice. Closed: October 11, November 11 & 25

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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: November 11 November 12 Closed Fort MacArthur November 12 Hours: El Segundo 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 24-hour access available for registered patrons.

Closed: November 25 November 26 Closed Fort MacArthur November 26 Hours: El Segundo 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our facilities are fully equipped and free of charge. Friendly fitness staff are standing by to assist with any fitness or sports related questions. 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 FITNESS IS FOUNDATIONAL www.LAFSS.com/Appointments 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. 22

• 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


Boot Camp Workout

Wednesday, November 10 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | El Segundo Fitness Center Introducing a new 30 min High Intensity Workout Boot Camp that promises to test every ounce of your endurance! This workout is for anyone who’s in their beginning stages of wanting to get in shape, or just start shedding that covid weight! See fitness center staff for more details! POC: Jeff Cook (310)653-6771

Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

Wednesday, November 17 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | El Segundo Track Come compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Top Male and Female and the Individual with the closest estimated time. POC: Courtney Assefa, (310)653-6771

Introduction to Weight Room

Tuesday, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | El Segundo Weight Room Intro to weight lifting. Let us help you get back into the weight room safely. We will help you understand how to weight lift, align your goals and teach you about the weight room. The class will be hands on and will be learning all equipment in the weight room. This class will help teach you and understand about sets, reps and exercises. Limited spots sign up at the front counter every. POC: Juve Reyes (310)653-6771

3 Point Contest

Thursday, November 18 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | El Segundo Fitness Center Gym Men and Women can compete shooting behind the 3 point line to see who can win our 3 point challenge. Each contestant will have a total of 10 shots, with 2 shots at the baseline of each side of the court, also 2 shots at the top of the key, and 2 shots between the top of the key and baseline on each side of the court. Each contestant will have 30 seconds to shoot all ten shots, each shot made will count as 1 point, and the top 3 will advance to the championship where best score wins for a great prize! Looking forward to seeing who can shoot their best shot! POC: Tyree Love, (310)653-6771

Row Machine Challenge(FIP)

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

POC: Bunny Tan (310) 653-6771

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 23


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. Closed: October 8, November 11, 12, 25 & 26

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/

@LAAFB Youth Programs @61FSSYouthPrograms

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. 24


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 11-15 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Youth Open Rec Program Members

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

Nov 1: Sugar Crystals Nov 8: Cleaning Power of Taco Sauce/Egg in a bottle Nov 15: Polymer Bouncy Ball Grape Juice Rainbow Nov 22: Homemade Ice Cream Nov 29: Decorated Cup Cakes

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, October 12 & November 9 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. November 9 Beauty and the Beast! Conversation about beauty and social media and the influences of both mass media and social media.

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. • Oct 5: Seeds of Kindness National Project • Oct 12: Bake sale supporting Strive for Disability • Oct 19: Continue Seeds of Kindness National Project • Oct 26: Torch Club Officers Responsibilities • Nov 2: New Officers call meeting to order to discuss Torch goals • Nov 9: What is the focus for National project • Nov 16: Planning for Holiday Activities, trips, parties, events • Nov 23: Who’s serving during the Family Feast • Nov 30: What do you as a Leadership Club choose to do for Dec.

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

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

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to staying emotionally and physically healthy. • Oct 5: Who’s Your Buddy Safety check In • Oct 12: Bake sale supporting Strive for Disability • Oct 19: Torch Block party Get up and get Moving. • Oct 26: What’s your go-to healthy snack? • • • • •

Nov 2: Join in the Five minute fitness Nov 9: What is a healthy eating menu for youth (4-H) Nov 16: Jump rope challenge Nov 23: Mini obstacle course Nov 30: Running Relay

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. • Oct 7: Long Term Group Project • Oct 14: Futuristic Architectural living designs? • Oct 21: Continuing on long term project. • Oct 28: Lights on After School Art display & Open House • Nov 4: Making Center Pieces for the Family Feast • Nov 18: Finishing the Family Feast Center Pieces


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. • Oct 7: Making Your Words Count • Oct 14: Responding with Confidence • Oct 21: A Key to Leadership Success • Oct 28: Putting it All Together Decisions, Decisions Getting Ready For Youth of the Year Mentor Mojo • Nov 4: Mentor Mojo / Leaders are born not made • Nov 18: Finding your Spark / How Do You See Others

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Join us and enjoy learning new skills in the kitchen when cooking and eating with friends. Youth are encouraged to bring or send in recipes from their family favorites, or from cultural family traditions. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to share their culinary skills with the team. • Oct 1: 1 bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread • Oct 8: Bean and Cheese Burritos • Oct 15: 5 Ingredient Chicken Chili • Oct 28: Oven Baked French Bread Pizza

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Obstacle course! Build an obstacle course and compete with your family to finish fastest. Mix things up by doing this inside or outside.

Hiking. There are several good hikes in Pacific Palisades. Inspiration Loop Trail is a moderate-difficulty hike that should be good for families with older kids.

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Nov 5: Ty’s Thai Salad Nov 12: Cheesy Broccoli & Ranch Smashed Potatoes Nov 19: Chicken Pot Pie Nov 26: Apple Pie

Sports & Recreation Fitness Run (Ages 5-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Each week we will tackle a different running challenge, from “Urban Sprints” to “Reverse Runs”. Expect a thoughtful warmup at the beginning of each session. As usual meet at the Youth Center because running locations will vary. See you there!

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

Fridays, 4 p.m. - 4:45p.m. Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program that is designed to help youth create opportunities to take charge of their personal health and wellness and to create healthy habits for the mind, body, and soul. Join us for the fun activities today! Baseball or Kickball continues during September on Fridays after the Fitness Run 4 p.m. - 4:45p.m.

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

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.

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Learn a musical instrument! Playing a musical instrument actually burns calories. Playing drums is the most intense, but playing guitar (standing up) will apparently burn 159 calories per hour! Family band?

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Active video games! Play a video game (or VR game) that incorporates motion controls. Fun for all!

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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!


Beach Clean-Up/Bonfire at Cabrillo Beach

We Own Friday - Bowling Bowling at the Gable House!

November 5 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

November 12 | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Keystone Members (Ages 13-18) • FREE Teens need signed parent permission slips to attend.

Keystone Members (Ages 13-18) Teens need signed parent permission slips to attend.

Service Project (Canned Food Drive/Kits of Kindness) November 5 - 19

Keystone Members (Ages 13-18) • FREE We are collecting canned food for our Community Service Project during the Month of November. Please drop off food items at the Youth Center. Help those in need and practice serving our community. Donations can be dropped off during business hours, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Keystone Members will deliver the Kits of Kindness at the end of the food drive.

Family Feast Thursday November 18 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Families of Youth Programs Members • Free We have an annual tradition of having a Family Feast. Last year we did a Grab-and-Go feast, and we anticipate the same this year. Register in person at the Youth Center, or call (310) 653-8383.

Friday Virtual Bingo Game

November 19 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Members Ages 9-18 • Free Fill out your cards as we play Turkey Bingo.

Creative Story Writing

Submissions due by November 22 • Ages 9-18 Share a story of thankfulness with us. Your story will be displayed at the Youth Center. Submit your story in person, or email to: Rebecca.Ambro@spaceforce.mil. Include your name and age.

AMC Movie Night – Starlight Terraces Cinemas November 29 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Keystone Members (Ages 13-18) Keystone members, enjoy a movie night out at Starlight Terraces Cinemas. Teens need signed parent permission slips to attend.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER El Segundo (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: October 8, November 11, 12, 25 & 26

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.

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

We care for your children

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The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of providing UPDATE MY PROFILE

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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Effective January 2021: Graduate tuition for Active Duty Military, Selected Reserve, and National Guard will be $380 for both classroom and online courses. Undergraduate for the same category will be $250 for both classroom and online classes.

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

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Weddings Corporate Events Promotions Retirements And More

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

Patti Orbeck (310) 653-8255 HarborviewCatering@gmail.com

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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

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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: October 11, November 11 & 25

THE START OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR CAN BE A CHALLENGING TIME FOR STUDENTS. What can parents do to help children make a smooth transition into the new school year? 1. Ensure Children have Mastered Basic Skills 2. Involve your children when planning daily routine schedules. 3. Have open conversations with your children regarding stressors of the new normal, i.e. in person, hybrid, online learning, and the pandemic. Encourage children to ask questions and express their feelings with you. Remember the Family Military Life Counselor is here to help. 4. Protect children online by setting up parameters on the computer. Discuss the internet with your children so that they know how it works, what they need to be aware of, and what appropriate behavior looks like on the platforms they use, such as video calls. 5. Establish rapport and routine communication with your children’s teacher

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POOL Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8226 Daniel.Rajaniemi@spaceforce.mil

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

TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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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.

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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

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Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 403 (310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only Email: hro@us.af.mil

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

• Human Resources

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• Accounting

• Food Service

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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

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

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