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FORCE

NOVEMBER 2020

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


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CONTENTS

“The Force” magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, programs and services offered to Los Angeles Air Force Base.

NOVEMBER 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 are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil Advertisements and partnered sponsorships contained in this publication do not imply federal endorsement.

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Join us at South Bay Bar & Grill Los Angeles AFB, El Segundo for First Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue

Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

12 EFMP Virtual Coffee Break 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 Facebook on November 4 at 10 a.m. to learn more about EFMP.

14 Free Thanksgiving Lunch

Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales

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Join us at South Bay Bar & Grill for Thanksgiving Lunch. Free for Active Duty, Reserve, Veterans and Club Members. $9.95 for Lunch Special!

16 Notary Service For Appointments Message Community Center Facebook at 61FSSCommununityCenter.

22 Family Feast

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton

In honor of the Month of the Military Family, we will be having a Family Feast with a “twist”. School Age Care and Youth Center members and their families can register at the Youth Center to pick up a Family Meal and enjoy it in the comfort of their home. Send us your family photos so you can share what your family does together.

Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes Additional photography provided by base Photo Services

Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by

First Thursdays at South Bay

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community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

FOLLOW US

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Directory

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Base Lodging

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South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering

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Harborview Lounge / Catering

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Fitness & Sports Centers

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Community Center

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NAF Human Resources

• Visitors: Sponsor must come to the gate and sponsor their visitor on.

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Outdoor Recreation

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Information, Tickets & Travel

• 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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• Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates.

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

• 100% ID checks are still in effect: This includes all passengers within vehicles; to include military dependents (age 10 or over).

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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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LA Star Awards

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Harborview Event Center

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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

Walk-ins for mission critical emergencies.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.; 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open for outdoor use by appointment only. Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments Preferred Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Mortuary Affairs Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5121/5087 NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)...............(310) 653-5085/5679 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill (Open for Take-out) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar & Lounge First Thursday, November 5 & December 3 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. South Bay Catering Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointment Only) 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 the COVID-19 pandemic and installation restrictions, most FSS facilities are currently closed or have limited hours of operation. Visit www.LAFSS.com/fss/COVID-19 for the latest updates. • Federal Holidays: All 61 FSS facilities will be closed on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. Closure of Food/Lounge operations will be determined on a case-by-case basis & advertised separately. • Family Days: On Family Days, Force Support facilities will support minimal manning for our employees and limited services will be available. The following facilities will be closed: AFRC, CDC, SouthBay Café, LA Star Awards & Youth Center and School Age Program.

Family Child Care Bldg. 425..........................(310) 653-6802/8632 Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Closed until Phase 2 re-assessment. Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-2803 Thursday - Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Open for take-out and outdoor dining. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 410 .....................................(310) 653-8943 Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226 Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. By Appointment Only Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383 • School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. T O F TH E E N ACTIVITIES P AI

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Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-5114 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. By Appointment Only www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/

Community Cohesion Coordinator .........................................................(310) 653-8531

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

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

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Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 Tuesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Services are provided virtually. In-person services are by appointment only.

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

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Catalina Solo Backpacking p19

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SMC 2.0 Intro p12

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Transition Workshop p13

EFMP Virtual Building Student Portfolio p13

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Art Day (Every Wednesday) p16

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DOL Employment p13

Building Against Gravity p22

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Building Against Gravity p22

Passport to Manhood p24

Pet Day (Every Tuesday) p16

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Monday

IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Creative Story Writing p23

Thanksgiving Decor (Every Monday) p16

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EFMP Virtual Coffee Break p12

Virtual Art Tour p23

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Knitting Scarf p23

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Summer Autumn (Every Thursday) p16

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Wednesday

November 2020 Joke Day (Every Friday) p16

First Thursdays p8

26 Thanksgiving

STEM Virtual Photography Camp p22

Family Feast p22

Thanksgiving Lunch p14

Managing Your Move p13

19 Key Spouse Initial Training p12

DoD Education Track p13

STEM Virtual Photography Camp p22

First Duty Officer Station p13

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STEM Virtual Photography Camp p22

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Catalina Solo Backpacking p19

We Own Friday Virtual BINGO p23

21 Candle Making with Banter & Bliss Candles p16

Turkey Trot Fun Runs p22

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Saturday

MARKETING

WWW.LAFSS.COM

FOLLOW US @61FSS

• Healthy Lifestyle Cooking p24

• Joke Day p14

FRIDAY

• Keystone Club p24

THURSDAY • Summer in Autumn p16 • BGCA Fine Arts p24

• Art Day p16

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

WEDNESDAY

• Guitar, Drums, Piano Lesson p24

• Health and Wellness p24

• Torch Club p24

• Pet Day p16

• Post-Deployment Reintegration p12

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• Explorers Club p24

MONDAY • Thanksgiving Decor p16

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

Turkey Trot Fun Runs p22

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Turkey Trot Fun Runs p22

Friday

FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

Thursday

CC / OUTDOOR REC

A&FRC / SLO

I long to live on your fridge!


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.

Now accepting Space-A Reservations. VISITING QUARTER (VQ) VISITING OFFICER QUARTER (VOQ)

$149

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$161

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM November - December 2020: $158 January - September 2021: $164 TWO-BEDROOM

November - December 2020: $159 January - September 2021: $165

“CALM & RELAXING”

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Monday - Thursday (Open for Take-out) Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9 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

BAR & GRILL

CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 25, 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

First

THURSDAYS

NOVEMBER 5 & DECEMBER 3 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $5 PITCHERS (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Chicken Wings available to order!

Thanksgiving Lunch NOVEMBER 19 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. AT SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL

SEE PAGE 14 FOR MORE INFO!

$9.95

Lunch Special

FREE for Active Duty Military, Reserve, Veterans & Club Members. Registration required at www.LAFSS.com Experience the value of Club Membership! When you become an Air Force Club member, the benefits are exponential! The more you visit, the more benefits you enjoy. These benefits are offered at your Los Angeles AFB Club and includes the South Bay Café and Harborview Lounge. • • • • •

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$1.00 Off Meal Purchase of $4.00 or More Free Food at Select Events Free Birthday Meal Discounts to Select FSS Events 10% Off Catering Food Purchases

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Free Entry to Club Events Friday Signature Sandwich Pop-Up Member Only Contests Annual Scholarship Program Free Club Dues to Widows of Military Personnel


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803 Thursday - Friday: 4 pm - 8 pm Open for take-out and outdoor dining. CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MENU!

@61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

Thursday & Friday

THURSDAY - FRIDAY: 4 PM - 8 PM OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & OUTDOOR DINING.

NOW OPEN For Food & Drinks FREE

APPETIZER WITH NEW CLUB MEMBERSHIP!

FISH TACOS

SHRIMP PO-BOY

BOURBON BBQ RIB TIPS

TOPPED WITH CABBAGE SLAW, MANGO SALSA, & CHIPOTLE RANCH DRESSING W/SIDE OF SPANISH RICE

WITH WAFFLE FRIES & COLESLAW

WITH WAFFLE FRIES & COLESLAW

$11.50

$11

$10

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


FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.; 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open for outdoor use By appointment only CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY) Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 CLOSED UNTIL PHASE 2 RE-ASSESSMENT

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

Appointment Required

El Segundo Fitness Center Open for Outdoor Use Only

Active Duty, Reservist, and Security Forces Only Monday - Friday (Appointment Required) 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Must Reserve via SharePoint or by calling (310) 653-6771

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Outdoor & Virtual Aerobics Classes Make sure to follow us

@61FSSFitnessCenter Click here to view the Calendar!

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FREE ACCESS UNTIL JAN 31, 2021 GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS FITNESS IS FOUNDATIONAL Stay in shape with fitness at your fingertips. Train your mind and body with fitness assessments, strength and muscle conditioning workouts, and more ondemand classes to help you perform your best.

STEP 1 Download the Wellbeats App or visit the website portal: portal.wellbeats.com

WHAT’S INCLUDED: • 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

STEP 2 Select ‘Register Via Code’ and enter invitation code

INVITATION CODE

479b0f59

STEP 3 Play a fitness class!

The application is provided as a convenience to the Air Force Registrant. The use of the application is voluntary. The data (PII) is provided voluntarily to Wellbeats by the registrant. The Air Force and AFSVC assume no liability for the misuse, handling, data in storage/transit, potential breach, and 3rd party management of PII data given voluntarily to Wellbeats through the registration process. Wellbeats assumes all liability for the management and use of the data or the e disclosure by Wellbeats of any 3rd party sharing of data provided to Wellbeats by the registrant. Th he mobile app or desktop version of the Wellbeats application is not authorized for installation on government devices unless approval is granted in writing from the AFEN Approving Authority under the provisions of DODI 8510 and 8500. No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended nor implied.


AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290

Our team provides comprehensive work/life consultations, workshops, seminars and information.

Services are provided virtually.

Let us help with financial planning, employment, parenting & marriage enhancement, deployment, K-12 education, special needs support, casualty assistance, and relocation services.

In-person services are by appointment only. CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

EFMP Virtual Coffee Break November 4 | 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 4 at 10 a.m. to learn more about EFMP!

Supporting Airmen & their families, civilian employees & retirees. Non-Network Online Access Computer Lounge

@61FSSAFRC

Key Spouse INITIAL TRAINING

November 19 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 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

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

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 Airman and Family Readiness Center at (505) 231-3491 to discuss financial issues.

Military & Family Life Counselor

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

WEEKLY MEETINGS

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

Capstone (By appointment only)

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

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Post-Deployment Readiness

Wednesdays, November 4, 18 & 25, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed. 12

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

Monday, November 2, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Are you separating or retiring from military service? Fulfill your Initial Counseling and Pre-separation briefing requirement at this mandatory briefing preferably 18 months before separating and 24 months prior to retiring, but mandated NLT 365 days before leaving the service.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

Tuesday, November 3, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Newcomers are briefed on the exciting world of the Air Force and the cutting edge technology of SMC 2.0. They will be provided with informational briefings, as well as a base tour, and civilian members will be sworn in. Please be sure to register at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or call (310) 653-5290.


DoD Education Track (2 days)

Thursday, November 12, 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).

EFMP Virtual Building a Student Portfolio Workshop

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, November 12, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Learn budgetary basics, saving tips, and how to survive in this high cost area. This is a mandatory class for all O1 & O2 who are new to Los Angeles AFB. All military and civilians may attend.

Transition Workshop

November 16-18, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The three day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search to a VA benefits briefing. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This workshop is mandatory for all separating members, highly recommended for retiring military members.

Managing Your Move

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

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

November 23-24, 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.

November 17 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This class will help military parents build a student portfolio for their children. This will cover various topics such as IEPs, organizing school records, your child’s accomplishments, strengths, and pertinent information that will help your children when transitioning and leveling up in grades and schools. Please contact leah.goss@us.af.mil to sign up.

STEP 1

Received initial RIP for PCS and enrolled in EFMP, what do I do?

Road Map to EFMP Screening Due to Orders STEP 3

STEP 2

Contact EFMP Medical Coordinator to initiate medical clearance. Who is that? Ms. Devyn Johnson (310) 653-6753

Get official orders

Complete Family Member Travel Screen

Travel recommended

Travel not recommended

Discuss options with EFMP Medical Coordinator

Contact EFMP Family Support Coordinator to complete DD3054. Who is that? Leah Goss (310) 653-5536

STEP 4

Obtain resources and gaining installation’s EFMP Family Support Coordinator contact information to prepare for PCS.

For more information on EFMP Medical, please contact Devyn Johnson at (310) 653-6753 For more information on EFMP Family Support, please contact Leah Goss at (310) 653-5536 13


BAR & GRILL

Thanksgiving Lunch

Free for Active Duty Military, Reserve, Veterans & Club Members

NOVEMBER 19 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. AT SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL

$9.95

Lunch Special

Register Today at www.LAFSS.com Sponsored by

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No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.


Visit

LAFSS.COM

Your destination to everything LA FSS at Los Angeles AFB & Fort MacArthur. Stay connected & don’t miss the next FSS event! • LA FSS Directory • Photo Library • Event Calendar • Digital Magazine • Job Opportunities • Give Feedback • Social Media Hub • Mobile Friendly • Appointments

FOLLOW US @61FSS No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Multi-purpose 22,000 sq. ft. facility offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Located at historic Fort MacArthur, San Pedro.

Notary Services By Appointment Only Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We offer a number of rooms for scheduling meetings, social and special events. Event catering services available, (310) 653-8341. Appointment Required

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Visit @61FSS Community Center Facebook event for additional information

Candle Making with Banter & Bliss Candles Saturday, November 21 | Time Slots: 12:30 p.m. The Community Center is hosting a Candle Making workshop with Banter & Bliss Candles at CRAFTED in San Pedro. In this workshop participants will get to make two 16 ounce candles using any scents they choose including their holiday scents. Active Duty (All Branches), Direct Dependents, and current DoD employees. Registration: Thursday, November 5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY To register call: (310) 653-8343 or (310) 653-8341

A month of

VIRTUAL FUN Every Monday: THANKSGIVING DECOR DAY Show us your fall decor.

Every Tuesday:

Every Wednesday:

Share fun photos of

Show us your

your pet with us.

painting skills.

PET DAY

$5

Per Person

Every Thursday: SUMMER IN AUTUMN

Send us photos of your past summer activities.

ART DAY

Every Friday: JOKE DAY

Send us your funny jokes.

Notary Services Available! FOR APPOINTMENTS

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NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5068 Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Search current NAF openings worldwide Apply online! It’s never been easier.

Fort MacArthur, Bldg. 410 (310) 653-8943 Email: hro@us.af.mil

USAJobs.gov

CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

How to f ind NAF Jobs: • Keywords: Type “NAF” • Location: Type “El Segundo” or “San Pedro” • Click “Search”

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JOIN THE TEAM

How to find NAF Jobs: www.USAJobs.gov • Keywords: Type “NAF” • Location: Type “El Segundo” or “San Pedro” • Click “Search”

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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. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 25, 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICE LIST

RENT

! FROM US & SAVE

www.LAFSS.com/odr/equipment-rentals

Choose Combinations of . . . • • • • •

Camping Equipment Hiking Necessities Kayaks Standup Paddle Boards BBQ Grills & Cooler

CAMPING EQUIPMENT Camping Chairs Cooler (54 1t.) Cooler (100 qt.) Cooler w/ wheels (165 qt.) Cots Dispenser (5 gal.) Dispenser (10 gal.) Family Cook Set

Day Weekend Week 16.00 6.00 4.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 16.00 6.00 4.00 20.00 7.50 5.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 12.00 4.50 3.00 12.00 4.50 3.00

WATER SPORTS *** Stand Up Paddleboard **Kayak (1-Man Ocean) **Kayak (2-Man Ocean) **Kayak (Hobie Mirage 13') Life Jacket Surfboard Wet Suit Body Board YETI 35 Cooler YETI 65 Cooler YETI 105 Cooler

Day Weekend Week 15.00 35.00 50.00 10.00 15.00 40.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 25.00 35.00 100.00 1.00 1.50 4.00 8.00 12.00 32.00 4.00 10.50 28.00 4.00 6.00 12.00 12.50 18.75 50.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 17.50 26.25 70.00

Appointment Required

Sleeping Bag Therma Rest (Foam) Therma Rest (2”) Therma Rest (3") Tent (3-Man) Tent (4-Man) Tent (6-Man) Tent (8-Man) Roll Table (27”x27”) Roll Table (27”x58”)

**TRAILERS Day Weekend Week 6.00 16.00 4.00 0.75 2.00 0.50 4.50 12.00 3.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 40.00 15.00 22.50 60.00 20.00 30.00 80.00 25.00 37.50 100.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 7.50 11.25 30.00

Utility w/sides 4x8 Utility w/ sides Flat Bed 6x12 Kayak Small Kayak Large Hitch 2” & 1 7/8”

Day Weekend Week 15.00 23.00 80.00 15.00 23.00 80.00 30.00 45.00 90.00 15.00 25.00 60.00 30.00 45.00 90.00 5.00 5.00 20.00

**BBQ'S 6' Double Wide BBQ 7' Double Wide BBQ 8' Double Wide BBQ

Day Weekend Week 55.00 65.00 220.00 60.00 70.00 240.00 65.00 75.00 260.00

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

Day Weekend Week 2.00 3.00 8.00 6.00 9.00 24.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 3.00 4.50 12.00 0.50 0.75 2.00

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

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


Catalina Solo Backpacking Reigistration opens Nov. 2 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil

NOV

21 & 22

Saturday, November 21-22 (Ages 13+) Location: Parson Landing

Saturday, December 5-6 (Ages 13+) Location: Shark Harbor

Get back outside with ODR for an overnight introductory “solo” backpacking expedition from Two Harbors to Parsons Landing (21 Nov) or Shark Harbor (5 Dec) on Catalina Island. These trips will be focused on teaching/guiding participants in the skills and gear needed to facilitate their own solo

PARSON LANDING DEC

5&6

adventures in the backcountry. We will depart for Catalina on Saturday morning and arrive at Two Harbors, from there we will be hiking overland through the beautiful Catalina backcountry to a beach campsite (Pearson’s on the 21st, or Shark Harbor on the 5th) spending a night beach camping under the stars hiking back Sunday morning and departing Catalina. Both trails are strenuous and good physical condition is required. All the necessary gear (backpack, stove, tent, sleeping bag/pad etc.) will be provided.

• $50 for Active Duty Air Force, Dependents, & Guests • $125 for all other participants Learn about R4R program eligibility. www.lafss.com/odr/r4r-programs/

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 25, 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Tickets & Tours is now located in the AAFES BX next to the furniture store. E-ticket sales are also available at Fort MacArthur. Visit Outdoor Recreation located inside the Community Center in building 403 across from the base swimming pool.

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM

$429

IKON Base Pass

$609 IKON Pass

BUY NOW AND SAVE EPIC!

Save up to $361 on the IKON Base Pass* and $499 on the IKON Pass!

IKON Base Passes include unlimited* access to Winter Park Resort (CO), Big Bear Mountain Resort (CA), Copper Mountain Resort (CO), Snoeshoe (WV), Eldora Mountain Resort (CO), Crystal Mountain (WA), Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (CA), Tremblant (QC), Mammoth Mountain Resort (CA), Blue Mountain (ON), June Mountain (CA), Solitude Mountain Resort (UT) PLUS up to 5 days each at select additional Global Destinations! IKON Passes include unlimited access (no blackouts) to Steamboat (CO), Big Bear Mountain Resort (CA), Winter Park Resort (CO), Stratton (VT), Copper Mountain Resort (CO), Snoeshoe (WV), Eldora Mountain Resort (CO), Crystal Mountain (WA), Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (CA), Tremblant (QC), Mammoth Mountain Resort (CA), Blue Mountain (ON), June Mountain (CA), Solitude Mountain Resort (UT) PLUS up to 7 days each at select Global Destinations!

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POOL Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 401) (310) 653-8257 Daniel.Rajaniemi@us.af.mil Open for Lap Swim by Appointment Only Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. CLOSED: 25, 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

Appointment Required

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

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

Direct any questions or concerns to 61st Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Management located at the Community Center.

OPEN ON VETERANS DAY ! 25 Yard Lap Swim Area Shallow & Deep Rec Swim Areas

POOL RULES

• Only available for adult lap swim (18+) by reservation on LAFSS.com • Swimmers must wear a face mask upon entry/exit • All swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool • Flotation devices must be USCG approved • No water-wings, floating swim suits, or inflatables • Lifeguard may require unsafe swimmers to wear one of our provided life vests or puddle jumpers • No food or drinks allowed on deck (water is ok) • All swimmers must wear proper swim attire • No t-shirts, tank tops, gym shorts, etc. 21


YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday – Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 25, 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

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/ *Open Recreation Program may be closed due to field trip/events. Please call Youth Programs for more information.

@61FSSYouthPrograms @LAAFB Youth Programs

Sports & Recreation

“Turkey Trot Fun Runs”

Family Feast

Friday, November 6, 13, 20 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE | Ages 9-18 Join us in some fitness fun before the holiday festivities begin and enjoy the fall scenery! Make it a fun challenge to see how you can improve, on your run, walk, or stroll, around the parade field. Count your laps or your time of completion per lap. We will adhere to health and safety guidelines on the day of the event. Sign in at parade field. Youth under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, November 19 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE In honor of the Month of the Military Family, we will be having a Family Feast with a “twist”. School Age Care and Youth Center members and their families can register at the Youth Center to pick up a Family Meal and enjoy it in the comfort of their home. Send us your family photos so you can share what your family does together. Registration ends November 13

STEM Virtual Photography Camp Thursdays in November 5, 12, 19 Ages 6-8 years 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ages 9-18 years 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

FREE 3 Month Photography Basics Camp starting in November. Youth will learn basic photography techniques while completing fun challenges at home. Limited space available, so please register at the Youth Program to receive your supplies and specific details. This camp will be conducted virtually through ZOOM.

BUILDING AGAINST

GRAVITY

Monday November 9 & 16 | 3:30 pm. - 4:30 p.m.

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FREE | Ages 9-18 Do you like to build? Join us for two classic STEM building activities: Craft Stick Bridge and Egg Drop! How much weight can your bridge support? From how high can your egg survive a fall? Explore the world of building and learn how gravity affects our projects. Intro session on November 4, and we’ll test our devices on November 18. All meetings are currently virtual. Call the Youth Center to register as there are limited supplies.


Creative Story Writing Month of November

Submissions due by November 20 FREE | Ages 9-18 In the midst of this life changing pandemic, we have so much to be thankful. Share your story of thankfulness or kindness and it may possibly be chosen to be published in the Force Magazine. Please send stories to Rebecca.Ambro@spaceforce.mil Please add youths name, age, sponsors email, & phone on submission.

We Own Friday Virtual

Knitting Scarf

November 18 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

FREE | Ages 9-18 Get ready for the winter cold by creating your own scarf. Register to pick up supplies and zoom information.

Virtual Art Tour November 25 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m

November 20 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE | Ages 9-18 Register to get your Bingo cards and a chance to win prizes

Ongoing Programs School Age Care 2020 (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 to youth enrolled in the School Age Program. Registration is ongoing and based on availability. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to create an account.

Transportation Program (Ages 9-18) CLOSED Youth Program members are eligible for transportation to and f rom select schools: Leland Elementary, Point Fermin Elementary, White Point Elementary, Dana Middle School and San Pedro HighSchool. Upon return, registered youth may enjoy our Open Recreation Program, or go directly home. $50 PER WEEK *Note: Participation in the transportation program does not automatically register youth for after school activities. Youth must be enrolled in Open Recreation and other programming separately.

FREE | Ages 9-18 Take this virtual tour of the some art with us to learn about the varied perspectives of creativity. Call Youth Programs @ (310)-653-8383 to register to sign in for the zoom that will be offered.

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 noncompetitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds. 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 Programs ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE OR VIRTUAL Call Youth Programs to Register for Zoom.

Explorers Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Activities may include art, cooking and fitness.

Passport to Manhood (Young Men Ages 8-17)

Monday, November 2, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come join in the discussion about what you think it takes to becoming a young man displaying positive behaviors in today’s ever changing society.

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Torch Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly to become greater than yourself!

Guitar, Drums, Piano Lessons (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the piano, guitar, drums, ormusic lessons? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn a new skill. Participants must have their own instrument. Register for limited half hour time slot. Ages 6-8 may be accepted with instructor’s approval.

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

Thursdays, November 5, 12 & 19, p.m. – 5 p.m. Keystone Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly and become a great leader, join Keystone today!

Healthy Lifestyles Cooking (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, November 6 & 13, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Join us and enjoy learning new skills in the kitchen when cooking and eating with friends. Youth are encouraged to bring 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.

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Youth Karate (Ages 5-14) Health and Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing what it takes to be healthy emotionally as well as physically.

BGCA Fine Arts (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • November 5: Fall vibrant colors Scenic pictures • November 12: Fall Mosaics use old magazines to create Call Youth Programs to register for Zoom. 24

Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join in the fun, learn the fundamentals of Karate with Sensei Jerome. Youth under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Tae Kwon Do Instruction (Ages 6 and older)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center This self-defense technique is governed by the Five Tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. The program is “Family Style” it is open to males and females, children and adults, from 6 years and up. New students are accepted continuously. Register at the Youth Center: $40.00 per month


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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace. CLOSED: NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY), 26 (HOLIDAY) & 27 (FAMILY DAY)

Full-time and hourly care to Active Duty, DoD and Active Reservists. We offer individual and group, age appropriate educational activities that stimulate social, cognitive and emotional growth for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are proud to participate in the USDA Food Program with basedietitian approved menus. Our facility is NAEYC accredited and features professional and caring staff. In accordance with Federal Law & US Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

PAB Meeting

Quarterly PAB meeting are being held via zoom. Information concerning dates/times and dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC & (310) 653-8383 YP

We care for your children

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CREATE ACCOUNT

2

SEARCH & REQUEST CARE

3

MANAGE MY REQUESTS

4

UPDATE MY PROFILE

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

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A Department of Defense (DoD) program that makes it easier to f ind the child and youth care your family needs. Using MilitaryChildCare.com, you can f ind comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and f rom any location. Follow these four steps!


FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care Cheryl Richardson, FCC Coordinator (310) 653-6802

@ 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!

Family CHILD CARE Are you in need of a Child Care Provider? FCC Homes are now open at Fort MacArthur! It’s a great time to conduct phone interviews with one of our licensed providers. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator, Cheryl Richardson at (310) 653-6802 or Cheryl.Richardson.4@spaceforce.mil for more information

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SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 648-9266 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Military.Tutor.com Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

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

FREE TUTORING !

Military (all branches), and DoD Civilians. The Military Children’s Education Coalition is offering a webinar.

STUDY SKILLS FOR EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CHILDREN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020 TIME: 9 A.M. - 10 A.M.

Registration: www.militarychild.org/webinars

SUPER Prepared: Kids Disaster Kit If you have children, it’s smart to have them put together their own “Kid’s Disaster Kit”. It can be fun for the child and it’s mainly recommended so they will have things to do and share with other kids and reduce anxiety during the disaster. These can all be stored in a backpack or duffel bag. Just make sure you or the child can carry it easily if evacuation is needed. Some suggested items for your child’s disaster kit: • A few of their favorite books • Crayons, pencils, or marking pens and plenty of paper • Two favorite toys such as a doll or action figure • One or two board games • A deck of cards • A puzzle (one with lots of pieces is good – it takes a long time to do!) • Small people figures and play vehicles that they can use to play out what is happening • Favorite blanket or pillow • Pictures of the family and pets 28


2020 Virtual Learning Scholarship Awards Enter November 1-30, 2020 for a chance to win one of two Lenovo M8 Tablet 8� HD Android Tablets. ($113 dollar value) donated by Camies2Civies. Students K-12 may write and submit a 50-100 word essay about their Virtual Learning and Home Schooling experience.

CATEGORIES: Grades K-6 and 7-12

WHO MAY APPLY: LAAFB and Fort MacArthur students grades K-6 and 6-12 of Enlisted Active Duty Military, Guard, Reserve, Retirees, and Veterans may apply.

HOW TO APPLY: Email your essay submission by November 30, 2020 to

61fss.slo@us.af.mil

AWARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED DECEMBER 15, 2020

SPONSORED BY:

No Federal endorsement of donor intended.

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

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

ORDER FORMS & PRODUCT PRICES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Tuesday & Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm • Closed November 11, 26 & 27 (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil

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SPACE FORCE SMC & USS MERCH NO F AVAILABLEW ! CALL OR E MAIL TO PLAC E YOUR OR

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COASTERS ROUND OR SQUARE 6-COASTER SET: $38 SINGLES: $7

POLAR CAMEL STAINLESS STEEL 15oz INSULATED MUG: $28 20oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $30 30oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $35

JOURNAL 5” X 8” JOURNAL: $23 COLORS: GRAY, BLACK, CORK

CERAMIC MUG 16oz CERAMIC BISTRO MUG: $18 COLORS: BLACK, SILVER 31


Booking now for 2021-2022

at Fort MacArthur, Los Angeles Air Force Base

AVAILABLE FOR

Weddings • Corporate Events Promotions • Retirements • & More Exclusive Use of Entire Facility. Private & Secure Location at Fort MacArthur. For more information, please contact Hayley Strozier 310.653.8341 Hayley.Strozier@us.af.mil

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