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FORCE

DECEMBER 2019

THE

61st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON • LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE


2019Holiday Base Social December 6, 2019 | 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Gordon Conference Center, El Segundo

It’s that time again to celebrate the holidays at LA AFB. Take a break and join us in the GCC for food, music, and treats. All base personnel are welcome.

Menu

Station 1: Carving Station Turkey & Ham, Rolls & Three Sauce Choices Station 2: Healthy Choices Assorted Cubed Cheese w/Crackers, Fruit & Array Vegetables w/Ranch Dressing Station 3: Assorted Desserts Assorted Mini Desserts, Cakes & Holiday Cookies Station 4: Hot & Cold Beverages Punch, Hot Cider & Infused Water

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Station 5: Photo Booth w/Props GCC Lobby

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No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended nor implied.


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.

DECEMBER 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.

08 Christmas at South Bay

Join us December 12 at South Bay Lounge for Christmas Lunch. DJ, Karaoke, Fun & Good Food!

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10 Bench Press Competition

Weigh in and compete for your max bench press points. Top Female/Male will receive prizes!

12 Air Force Family Forever Lunch

At the Los Angeles Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center, we honor our family members annually by providing a potluck luncheon. Come celebrate with us and bring a dish to share with our families!

Director, 61 FSS Ms. Ann Rodrigue Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Maj Karrie J. Haddad Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator Mr. Saul Guevara Visual Information Specialist Mr. Raymond Coronel Mr. Jacques Humphrey

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20 The Nutcracker

Join the Youth Program December 13 for a trip to the theatre to watch The Nutcracker as performed by the San Pedro City Ballet.

25 Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition assistance is now available for non-appropriated Fund (NAF) employees who meet eligibility requirements. The goal of tuition assistance is to assist civilians in their continued self-development and includes coursework at the associate, bachelor, and master levels at an accredited college or university.

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton 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

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community businesses throughout our publication.

DEPARTMENTS

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Directory

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Base Lodging

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South Bay Café & Lounge/ 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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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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Youth Programs

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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

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LA Star Awards

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School Liaison Officer

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NAF Human Resources

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

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

• 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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DIRECTORY Fort MacArthur

El Segundo

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

Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

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

Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

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

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 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Walk-Ins)

Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336)..........................(310) 653-6040 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointments)

Outdoor Recreation / Equipment Rentals / Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 403 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-2803 Lounge | Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Monday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 410 .....................................(310) 653-8943 Monday & Friday: 8 am. - 3: 30 p.m. Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..............................(310) 653-8226 Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Friday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383 • Open Recreation School Days Monday/ Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday/ Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. • Open Recreation School Break Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Every 1st Saturday of the Month: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Base Operator...(310) 653-1110

South Bay Café & Lounge Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Café • Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. • Lounge Thursday & Friday: 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

• 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. • 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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Smart Girls p21

IC & Pre-Separation p12

Women’s Self Defense Class p10

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Family Day

Career Prep: Special Effects Speaker p21

Resume & Interviewing Skills p13

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Bundles for Babies p12

Toys for Tot 5K p10

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Wednesday

2019 First Thursdays p8

Personal Financial Basics p13

Christmas at South Bay p8

PAB Meeting p22

The RAP Session p20

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Open Mic Night p20

Air Force Families Forever Luncheon p12

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Managing Your Move p13

Ski Shuttle p17

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ITT Ft. Mac Open 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Ski Shuttle p17

The Nutcracker p20

3 point Basketball Competition p10

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Aeronautical STEM Day p20

Holiday Base Social p2

Friday

FITNESS CENTER

CLUB SERVICES

Thursday

CC / OUTDOOR REC

A&FRC / SLO

Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) p12

Tuesday

Boots to Business p12

SMC 2.0 Intro p12

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IC & Pre-Separation p12

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Jacobs Ladders Challenge p10

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December Fantasy Flight

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Jingle Mingle p14

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Temecula Winery Tour p14

Lego Robotics p20

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Saturday

MARKETING

• January 18 & 25: Ski Shuttle

• January 15: Military Fitness Expo

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Healthy Lifestyles Cooking p21

• Bench Press Competition p10

FRIDAY

• Keystone Club & Teen Meeting p21

• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21

• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21

THURSDAY

• Keystone Club p21

• Youth Karate p21

• STEM Center p21

• Deployment Readiness p12

• Running Group p10

• 12 Obstacles of X-Mas Challenge p10

WEDNESDAY

• Guitar/Drums/Piano p21

• Torch Club p21

• Tae Kwon Do Instruction p21

• Deployment Reintegration p12

• Capstone p12

TUESDAY

• Fine Arts Program p21

• Explorer Club p21

• Youth Karate p21

MONDAY • STEM Center p21

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

YOUTH PROGRAMS / CDC

I long to live on your fridge!


LODGING Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 37) 2400 S. Pacific Ave. 37 Patton Quadrangle San Pedro, CA 90731

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.

For reservations, call or email: (310) 653-8296 FortMacArthurInn@gmail.com or DoDLodging.net

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.

7 Days a Week: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out: 11 a.m.

From the staff at Air Force Inns!

$105 $113 $129

Visiting Officer Quarter/Visiting Quarter (VOQ/VQ) Temporary Lodging Facility TLF Visitor Suites One Bedroom (Two-Bedroom $130)

HARBOR VIEW OPEN FRIDAY NIGHTS FOOD AVAILABLE 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. see page 9 Chicken Nuggets | Chicken Strips | Chicken Wings Mini | Corn Dogs Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza | Fries

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*For full details and to apply, visit aerofcu.org Military, Civil Service & Contractors of the Los Angeles Air Force Base & their family can bank at AFCU! Paid Ad(s). No federal endorsement intended nor implied.

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SOUTH BAY CAFE & LOUNGE AT EL SEGUNDO South Bay Cafe (Bldg. 270) Monday - Friday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab & Go: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. South Bay Lounge (Bldg. 270) Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed: December 23 - January 3, 2020

The South Bay Café is proud to serve quality meals, provide friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the LA AFB community. Breakfast and lunch is served daily and offers hot-line foods, special orders and made-to-order sandwiches, and assorted beverages. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.

DECEMBER 5 AT 3 P.M. $5 Pitchers (Domestic Only) During the 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Social Hour. Complimentary Chicken Wings (while supplies last)

Christmas at South Bay

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Collard Greens, Mac & Cheese, Candied Yams and Dessert DJ, Karaoke, Fun & Good Food $8.50 per person | AF Club Members FREE

South Bay Cafe

DECEMBER 23, 2019 THROUGH

JANUARY 3, 2020

South Bay Lounge CLOSED FRIDAYS

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No federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended nor implied.


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-2803

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.

Lounge Hours: Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Food Available | Family Friendly Closed: December 20 & 27

Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information. @61FSSSouthBayCafeandHarborview

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 24-hour access available - Registration required Closed: December 25 & January 1, 2020 December 23, 24, 26-31- Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed 24-hour access available - Registration required Closed: December 25 & January 1, 2020

BENCH PRESS COMPETITION

12 Obstacles of Christmas Challenge

Wednesdays, December 4, 11 & 18, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Throughout the Month of December challenge yourself with the 12 obstacles of Christmas on the Outdoor Rig! Come to front desk at the Fitness Center so a staff member can time you. POC: Courtney Stephens

Monthly Pound for Pound Bench Press Competition

Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Weigh in and compete for your max bench press points with a fitness center staff member. Top Female/Male will receive prizes! How point system works: 1. Take your bodyweight and see how many times you can bench press it. 1 rep = 1 point (Example if you weigh 185 lbs and bench press 185 lbs x 10 reps you have 10 points)

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

3 POINT BASKETBALL COMPETITION

Women’s Self Defense Class

Monday, December 16, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center Aerobics Area The focus will be on dealing with multiple situations that women may possibly find themselves in. This will help build selfconfidence and awareness through basic escape techniques and joint manipulation. POC: Richard Harden (310)653-8361

Running Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Location: Live Oak Park, Manhattan Beach (1601 N. Valley Dr.) Join us Wednesday mornings at Manhattan Beach and enjoy a beautiful run along the beach. POC: Courtney.Stephens.2@us.af.mil

Jacobs Ladders Challenge(FIP)

2. Now see how many pounds you can bench press over your bodyweight. For every 1 pound over your bodyweight = 1 point (Example if you weigh 185 lbs and you bench press 285 lbs you have 100 points)

All of December Log your miles all month long - Participant with the most miles wins a prize! *Health and Wellness Center Fitness Improvement Program

3. Now add up your Rep Points & Your Max Points and that is your total score. (Example it would be 110 points) POC: Joe Murray

All of December Trek Across America & California are self paced programs that allow individuals to be rewarded when the goal is achieved. The program is based on the honor system and is a year round program. Prizes are given 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 but prizes will start from Amarillo, Texas. Modes of travel can be achieved through the following exercises: Treadmill, Bike, Stepper, Cross Trainer, Rower & Run/Walk

Toys for Tots 5k Run/Walk

Wednesday, December 11, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: El Segundo Track Bring a TOY for a child in need for this holiday season! Come compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prizes for estimated time. POC: Courtney Stephens

3 Point Basketball Competition

Friday, December 13, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: El Segundo Fitness Center 60 Seconds, 2 balls, and 2 rebounder’s. Are you a top 3-pointer shooter on base? Contact the Fitness Center to Sign-Up! POC: Tyree Love 10

Trek Across America & California

Group Fitness Aerobics

Visit us Online at www.LAFSS.com/Fitness/Aerobics/ for the most upto-date schedule of our courses. Courses are FREE. No pre-registration required. Instructor and class content are subject to change.


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FITNESS | HEALTH | AEROBICS | ZUMBA | 3 POINT COMPETITION PUSH UP COMPETITION | PULL UP COMPETITION | SIT UP COMPETITION EXHIBITOR SPACE AVAILABLE Contact (310) 653-5758 or 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil

TO REGISTER! SPONSORSHIP ALSO AVAILABLE!

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5428

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

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

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

Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training Closed: December 24, 25, 31 & January 1, 2020

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

@61FSSAFRC

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Families Forever LUNCHEON

Thursday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Airman and Family Readiness Center

The Air Force Families Forever program provides immediate and long term bereavement care, services and support for family members of deceased active duty Airmen and ARC members in title 10 status. At the Los Angeles Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center, we honor our family members annually by providing a potluck luncheon. Come celebrate with us and bring a dish to share with our families!

Boots to Business

December 2-3, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Classroom 205, Bldg. 272

The Small Business Administration presents a two day workshop on business principles, writing a business plan and finances.

SERVICES

PROGRAMS

Casualty Assistance Office

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

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

Personal Financial Counselor

Military personnel can call Ms. Deborah Ellis 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 Capstone (By appointment only)

Tuesdays, December 3,10,17 & Monday, 23, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C1-209 Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Monday, December 2 & 16, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Are you separating or retiring? Fulfill your initial counseling & pre-separation briefing requirement.

Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)

December 9 - 13, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-201/202 Transition GPS is mandatory for all separating and retiring military members. The five-day format covers a broad range of topics from financial planning to job search, plus VA benefits. Pre-separation counseling is mandatory before attending Transition GPS. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.

SMC 2.O INTRO Program

Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Monday, December 9, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Bldg. 270, RPC Conference Room 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. The event will be capped off with a Scavenger Hunt at the end of the day.

Deployment Readiness

Bundles for Babies

Deployment Reintegration

Wednesdays, December 4, 11 & 18, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed. 12

Wednesday, December 11, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: LAAFB Gym inside Health Promotions Classroom For pregnant military members or civilians and their spouses. AFAS provides a “bundles” of information to each active duty families and a special gift for AF, USN, USMC, and USCG active members.


EFMP & Special Needs Network:

Personal Financial Basics

MILITARY PARENTS AS ADVOCATES AND MENTOR NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

Thursday, December 12, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 This is a mandatory class for all O1 & O2 who are new to Los Angeles Air Force Base. Open to military and civilians. Learn budgetary basics, saving tips, and how to survive in this high cost area.

Location: Fort MacArthur Community Center Southwest Room Please contact Leah Goss, EFMP-FS Coordinator for more questions and to pre-register. (310) 653-5536 or leah.goss@us.af.mil

Resume Writing and Interview Skills

Tuesday, December 17, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Build a resume for federal employment using the “10 Steps to A Federal Job” method. We MUST have at least 4 people registered in order to have this class.

Managing Your Move

Thursday, December 19, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Bldg. 272, C2-203 Get good advice on planning your next PCS from the clinic, traffic management and finance.

This is a 6 week certification course for parents who have children that require an IEP. Parents will learn vital information, techniques, resources, advocacy, and strategies for improving the lives of autistic and developmentally disabled children. They will also learn how to identify other families in need and serve as mentors for those families. This is critical in the transient military community, where families often lack traditional support systems such as close-knit family, long-term friendships, and religious institutions. As trained parent advocates, they will receive ongoing training and support for effective community organizing and advocacy, ultimately striving for legislative change and policy shifts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Identifying the Early Warning Signs of Developmental + Related Disorders and Understanding Assessment Results. Regional Center Overview: Laws, Decision Making, Early Start, Individualized Family Service Plan, and the Lanterman Act. Regional Center Purchase of Services (POS) Disparities Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) When the IEP Process Fails: Mediation and Due Process How to Identify Resources and Navigating Systems of Care

Spring 1: January 6 - March 6 Spring 2: March 16 - May 15

Paid Ad(s). No federal endorsement intended nor implied.

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Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343

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

Monday - Friday: 7:30 8 a.m.a.m. - 5 -p.m. 5 p.m. 61FSS.CC@gmail.com CC.61FSS@gmail.com

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

Closed: December Jan 1, 2, 18,23-26, &21 31 & January 1, 2020

@61FSSCommunityCenter Fort Mac Community Center

Saturday, December 21

Sponsored by

Fort MacArthur Community Center

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Santa & Mrs. Claus Meet and greet with photo op featuring a life size game of Candyland where participants will be the game pieces and win candy prizes along the way to meeting Santa. *EFMP Families will be permitted to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause privately from 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.* Cost is FREE and open to all with base access. No non-military guests permitted.

See SLO Page 24 for FREE TOY GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION!

TEMECULA WINERY TOURS Saturday, December 14, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Ages 21 & over Location: Temecula, CA

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The CC is renting a Party Bus and 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. COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, other branches assigned to LAAFB $20 All Other Branches, DoD, Retirees, Contractors, Civilians & Guest $20 R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

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Notary Service

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Need to work on your resume or send some emails, but don’t have access to a computer? Or do you need Wi-Fi for your portable device? The Cyber Zone has 2 iMac computers and an available Wi-Fi hot spot for personal and portable devices.

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Community Center now has a Notary on staff to serve our service members and their families!

The Harbor Brew

From acknowledgments to Power of Attorneys, we have you covered!

The Harbor Brew Coffee service is available for small meetings, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Community Center only.

The cost is $5 per signature verified.

Give Erin a call at the Community Center today to make an appointment!

(310) 653-8343

Party Room Reservations Available Fridays only, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Space is available for events such as potlucks, baby showers, anniversary parties, organizational functions, etc. Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance. The Harborview Lounge is available as no outside alcohol is permitted. Security deposit is required and refundable. Tables, chairs, electric food warmers, fridge, and a microwave are included if needed. Must be 21 or older to reserve.

Room

Group Size

Price

Deposit

Patio Room

50 & under

$50.00

$50.00

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 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

Closed: December 24-26, 31 & January 1, 2020

@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 & Coolers

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

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, first-served. Reservations on some items may be made up to 2 months in advance.

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”)

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT *Cotton Candy Machine *Snow Cone Machine *Popcorn Machine *Hot Dog Machine 5' Folding Table 6' Folding Table 8' Folding Table Folding Chairs Canopy 10' x 10'

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Canopies, Tables & Chairs Concession Machines: (Cotton Candy,

Popcorn, Snow Cone)

Bounce Houses And Much More!

**TRAILERS

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

• •

Day Weekend Week 35.00 45.00 140.00 35.00 45.00 140.00 35.00 45.00 140.00 35.00 45.00 140.00 4.00 4.00 16.00 5.00 5.00 20.00 6.00 6.00 24.00 1.00 1.00 4.00 17.00 20.00 68.00

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

**JUMPERS / INFLATABLES Turtle (13x13) Castle (15x15) Western (15x15) Sport Arena (15x15) Tiger (16x28) Euro Castle (18x17) Castle w/ Slide (15x15) Sport Arena w/ Slide Jungle w/ Slide Crayon w/ Slide Princess Castle w/ Slide Wizard Castle w/ Slide Western w/ Slide Farmland (19x16)

Day Weekend Week 50.00 75.00 200.00 55.00 80.00 220.00 55.00 80.00 220.00 55.00 80.00 220.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 60.00 85.00 240.00 65.00 85.00 260.00

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

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you ski we drive... DEC

13 & 20

RDO SKI SHUTTLE Friday, December 13 & 20 | Registration Deadline: December 10 & 17 Location: Fort MacArthur | All Ages

What's better than hitting the slopes at a beautiful southern California ski resort? Hitting those slopes while the rest of LA is at work! Catch some z's while ODR takes care of getting you to and from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before the lifts open. Transportation, rentals, and lift tickets are included. COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, other branches assigned to LAAFB $40 R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

JAN

18 & 25

SKI SHUTTLE Saturday, January 18 & 25, 2020 Location: Fort MacArthur | All Ages

Catch some z's while ODR takes care of getting you to and from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before the lifts open. Transportation only. COST AF Active Duty, AF Reservist, AF Direct Dependents, other branches assigned to LAAFB $20 All Other Branches, DoD, Retirees, Contractors, Civilians & Guest $20 R4R PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (AAFES BX) (310) 653-1304 Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 - 2 p.m. Open every 1st Saturday of the month Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Closed: December 24-26, 31 & January 1, 2020

@Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

WHERE TO? American Forces Travel is the official leisure travel website for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

4 SIMPLE STEPS GET STARTED: For more details, contact your Tickets and Travel Off ice or visit

www.am ericanforcestravel.com * Fo r El i g i bl e Pa t ro n s

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• Visit www.americanforcestravel.com • Click “Get Started” • Verify Eligibility • Start Traveling


DISCOUNTED TICKETS AVAILABLE! THEME PARKS

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (w/o MaxPass) Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2019 Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2019 Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day 1-Park Only Disney 1-Day Hopper Disney 2-day Non-Hopper Disney 2-day Hopper Disney 3-day Non-Hopper Disney 3-day Hopper Disney 4-Day Non-Hopper Disney 4-Day Hopper Disney 5-Day Non-Hopper Disney 5-Day Hopper DISNEYLAND With MaxPass 3-Day Military Salute 2019 Hopper w/ MaxPass 4-Day Military Salute 2019 Hopper w/ MaxPass Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day 1-Park Only w/ MAXPASS Disney 1-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 2-day Non-Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 2-day Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 3-day Non-Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 3-day Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 4-Day Non-Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 4-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 5-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS Disney 5-Day Hopper w/ MAXPASS DISNEYWORLD (Orlando, FL) ***Military 4-Day Hopper *** ***Military 4-Day Hopper PLUS (Waterparks)*** ***Military 5-Day Hopper*** ***Military 5-Day Hopper PLUS (Waterparks)***

OUR PRICE Adult Child with $178.00 with $198.00 $104.00 $98.00 $154.00 $148.00 $213.00 $202.00 $268.00 $250.00 $281.00 $266.00 $330.00 $321.00 $305.00 $288.00 $352.00 $334.00 $320.00 $301.00 $368.00 $350.00 Adult Child with $214.00 with $246.00 $116.50 $110.50 $166.50 $160.50 $238.00 $227.00 $293.00 $275.00 $318.50 $303.50 $367.50 $358.50 $355.00 $338.00 $402.00 $384.00 $382.50 $363.50 $430.50 $412.50 Adult Child $239.00 $289.00 $255.00 $305.00

GATE PRICE Child Age Range

restrictions restrictions Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages

3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9

Child Age Range

restrictions restrictions Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages

3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9

Ages Ages Ages Ages

3+ 3+ 3+ 3+

Age Range

Adult

Child $178.00 $198.00 $104-$149 $98-$141 $154-$199 $148-$191 $225.00 $210.00 $260.00 $248.00 $300.00 $271.00 $355.00 $335.00 $325.00 $305.00 $380.00 $360.00 $329.00 $320.00 $395.00 $375.00 Adult Child $223.00 $258.00 $119-164 $113-156 $169-214 $163-206 $255.00 $240.00 $310.00 $295.00 $345.00 $325.00 $400.00 $380.00 $385.00 $365.00 $440.00 $420.00 $404.00 $395.00 $470.00 $450.00 Adult

Child $241.00 $291.00 $257.00 $307.00

***Disney World Tickets must be ordered in advance. Please allow THREE WEEKS for processing and shipping.***

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Universal Studios: 1-Day General Admission (Blackout Days Apply) Universal Studios: 2-Day General Admission Universal Studios: Annual Pass (Blackout Days Apply) LEGOLAND Legoland 1-Day Legoland Park Only Legoland 2-Day with Sealife Legoland 3-Day California Resort Hopper Legoland Merlin Annual Pass Standard Legoland Merlin Annual Pass Premium KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Knott's Berry Farm (Mon-Thurs) General Admission Knott's Berry Farm (Fri-Sun) General Admission SAN DIEGO ZOO* San Diego Zoo Safari Park Zoo/ Safari 2-Day Pass SEA WORLD* SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Weekday SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day SeaWorld San Diego 2 Day SeaWorld San Diego: Military Appreciation 2 Day

All Ages $96.00 $115.00 $125.00 All Ages $68.00 $76.00 $85.00 $140.25 $185.00 All Ages $50.75 $52.75 Adult Child $48.50 $38.00 $48.50 $38.00 $88.00 $78.00 Adult Child $63.00 $63.00 $69.00 $69.00 $75.00 $75.00 $70.00 $70.00

Age Range

All Ages

$139.00 N/A N/A

Under 2 free Under 2 free Under 2 free

Age Range

All Ages

Age Range

All Ages

Under Under Under Under Under

2 2 2 2 2

$104.99 $124.99 N/A $209.99 $279.99

free free free free free

$84.00

Ages 3+

$84.00

Ages 3+

Age Range Ages 3-11 Ages 3-11 Ages 3-11

Child Age Range Ages Ages Ages Ages

3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9

Adult

Child

$56.00 $56.00 $90.00

$46.00 $46.00 $80.00

All Ages

$92.99 $89.99 $97.99 $91.99 $86.99

*Active Duty get FREE Admission to Sea World and San Diego Zoo/ Safari Park once per year

SIX FLAGS Six Flags Magic Mountain

Adult

$62.00

Child

Child Age Range Age 3 and older

Visit us online for theOUR full pricelist at PRICE WWW.LAFSS.COM/ITT Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach $26.00 $22.75 LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Adult

Adult

$84.99

Child

GATE PRICE

Child

Age Range Adult Child Ages 3-11 $34.95 $24.95 Ages 2-11 $73.50 $58.00 Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) $68.00 $58.00 is subject to change by attractions at any time without advance notice. Call the ITT office to verify pricing. No Ages exchanges no exceptions.$69-$299 3 - 11 or refunds, $89-$339 GO Card:Pricing Los Angeles $79-$299 $61-264 Ages 3+ $72.00 $50.00 GO Card: Hollywood Explorer Pass $64.00 $42.00

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Open Recreation School Days Monday/ Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday/ Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open Recreation School Break Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. School Age Program Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Youth Programs supports dependents of active duty military, retired military, active reservists, DoD personnel, and those living on base with a current contract with Tierra Vista. Youth Programs provides age appropriate activities, classes, trips, and events for youth ages 5-18 years. Youth Sponsorship: Are you new to base and interested in getting connected with a local youth from the program? Please go to this link to connect: www.lafss.com/yp/ *Open Recreation Program may be closed due to field trip/events. Please call Youth Programs for more information. @61FSSYouthPrograms

Closed: December 24, 25, 31 & January 1, 2020

DEC

DEC

13

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LEGO ROBOTICS PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP Saturday, December 14

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Ages 9-12) | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Ages 6-8) Cost: FREE Membership Required

Friday, December 13, 6 pm – 9:30 pm Ages 9-18 Cost: Cost: $20.00 Members / $25.00 Non-Members Join the Youth Program for a trip to the theatre to watch The Nutcracker as performed by the San Pedro City Ballet.

DEC

5

OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Grand Annex

DEC

12

Join our STEM Center staff for a full day workshop to learn Lego Robotics rules, the competition mats, the challenges and building the robots. Please note: In order to participate in this Saturday event, your child must attend the weekday STEM classes in November. This Saturday event will build upon skills learned in the weekly classes in November.

TheSession RAP

Thursday, December 12 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 5 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Ages: 13-18 | Cost: FREE Members and Non-Members Welcome!

Join the Youth Program for a trip to watch and participate in an Open Mic Night at the Grand Annex. If you are interested in performing, let us know, if not, come to enjoy the art!

Calling all Military Connected Teens!! The RAP (Resiliency and Perseverance) Session is facilitated by one of our local teens and is a time for teens to gather, connect, and talk. How do you handle stress and anxiety? How does moving affect you? Is it hard fitting in? Come join the group to connect and share. Free pizza and drinks!

Location: Grand Annex, San Pedro Ages: 9-18 | Cost: $5.00 Members and Non Members Welcome!

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DEC

17

CAREER PREP:

SPECIAL EFFECTS SPEAKER

Tuesday, December 17 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Ages: 9-18 | Cost: FREE Members and Non-Members Welcome! Join us with special guest speaker, Ron Ambro, who worked in Special Effects on movies and tv series such as Star Ship Troopers, Shanghi Noon (with Jackie Chan), Star Trek Series, Mercury Rising (with Bruce Willis) and many more! Learn about a career in special effects and movie magic.


Weekly Programs

Youth Karate (Ages 5-14) Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join in the fun, learn the fundamentals of Karate with Sensei Jerome. Youth 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tae Kwon Do Instruction (Ages 6 & older)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Fort MacArthur Fitness Center Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art, which focuses on hand and foot techniques that neutralize attacks and provide a means of protecting both yourself and your loved ones. 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 males and females, children and adults, from 6 years old and up. New students are accepted continuously. Register at the Youth Center: $40.00 per month

Explorer Club (Ages 6-8)

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Weekly activities geared toward 6-8 years old. Activities may include art, cooking and fitness.

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18) Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. Smart Girls (Ages 9-12) Monday, December 16, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn “Smart Girl” skills to be the best you can be! Permission slips are required to participate in classes. Torch Club (Ages 9-12) Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Torch Club encourages community service, individual growth, and companionship. Join us weekly to become greater than yourself!

Ongoing Programs SCHOOL AGE CARE 2019 (Ages 5-12) Before and After School Programs provide age-appropriate child care 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.

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (Ages 9-18) Youth Program members are eligible for transportation to and from 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.

Guitar, Drums, Piano (Ages 9-18) Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, piano & drums? Join us to learn some new skills. Guitars are provided during lesson, but students are encouraged to bring their own so they can practice at home. Keystone Club & Teen Council Meeting (Ages 13-18)

Thursdays, 4 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!

Parent Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, December 12, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: CDC, El Segundo Families are encouraged to be a part of the Parent Advisory Board. If your child/youth participates in School Age Program, Open Recreation, Home School Club, or Explorer Club, we invite you to be a part of the discussion.

Healthy Lifestyles Cooking (Ages 9-18) Fridays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (No Cooking on December 6 and 13 due to field trips) Come 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.

Aeronautical STEMDay Friday, December 6, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Age: 6+ (Ages 6 – 8 need to have a parent present) Membership Required | Cost: FREE Join the Youth Program as we host a group of volunteers from Cal State University Long Beach to participate in STEM activities. We will be conducting rocket launches and glider plane flight activities. Youth will have the opportunity to fly a drone. OPEN RECREATION PROGRAM (Ages 9-18) This program provides recreational options for all dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD employees, and contractors living on base under a Tierra Vista lease contract. Youth must have current membership and be between 9-18 years of age. Community service programs, clubs, and classes are offered with focus on recreational activities, cognitive challenges, and team building. $30.00 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR- All memberships expire in September, regardless of when the membership was purchased.

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 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 21


El Segundo (Bldg. 281) (310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed: December 24, 25, 31 & January 1, 2020

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 base-dietitian 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.

Thursday, December 12 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: CDC, El Segundo If your child/youth participates in School Age Program, Open Recreation, Home School Club, or Explorer Club, we invite you to be a part of the discussion.

WORK FROM HOME &

Make a Difference Start a child care business in your own home with FCC. Air Force required training including CPR/First Aid certification is provided. All Tierra Vista residents are eligible to apply. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and read, write, and speak English. The Air Force Aid Society is sponsoring additional training costs for Air Force spouse’s.

For more information Contact Whitney Easley at (310) 653-6802

Did You Know? Individuals taking care of someone else’s children in base quarters on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed. Residents of base housing who knowingly provide unlicensed child care are in danger of losing their base housing privileges. The care in FCC is provided in the home of individuals licensed under AFI 34-144 guidelines. These licensed child care providers must complete (at a minimum) 24 hours of orientation, be certified in CPR/First Aid, complete AF child care training modules, obtain liability insurance and have their home meet fire prevention, health and safety guidelines. Please contact the FCC office for further details.

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El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C2-336) (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Closed Every Friday

CLOSED: DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3, 2020

Polar Camel Stainless Steel Insulated $18

15oz Mug $28

20oz Tumbler $30 $20

30oz Tumbler $35

$25

60oz Growler $49

$39

Fort MacArthur 100th Year Souvenir $20

T-Shirt $25

14oz Mug $10 $8

Hat $20

$15

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SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER

Jingle Mingle Toy Give Away

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 410) (310) 653-8631 Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. El Segundo (Bldg. 272, Room C1-209) (310) 653-5428 or (310) 653-8631 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 61fss.slo@us.af.mil www.lafss.com/slo Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training

Do you have questions about enrolling your child in school? The Los Angeles Air Force Base School Liaison Officer (SLO) is here to help you find the answers you need. The average military family moves 9 to 12 times throughout K-12 education. With each move, military children face many school-related challenges. The School Liaison Officer is your advocate. California schools are responsible for California State learning standards. Each school’s academic performance Index (API) and climate survey can be found at http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/

Register Online

www.LAFSS.com Register Deadlin

/slo

e

December 15, 2019 Online registration is strongly recommended. Preregistered families will receive priority placement in line and first selection. Walk-in registration is also available while toy supplies last. The Holiday Toy Giveaway will take place during the Holiday Jingle Mingle. Active duty and civilian military connected children are welcome.

December 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Fort MacArthur PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - www.LAFSS.com/slo HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTERNSHIP

IMPACT AID

Your School will send home a U.S. Department of Education Federal Survey form for parents to complete and return with your child to school. WHY IS IMPACT AID IMPORTANT? This survey provides funding for your child's' education. Federal funding can mean an extra 35 - 45 Million dollars annually for your students. i.e. Books, Technology, Programs, Staffing and Infrastructure.

The CIPA Energy Academy is a 6 week paid internship program giving participants real work experience. Interns recieve on the job training in th oil and natural gas industry ranging from $16-20 per hour. This progam is for 18 year old high school graduates. Deadline: March 1, 2020

AIR FORCE COLLEGE INTERNSHIP Paid full-time position available to current college and university juniors and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a full-time program. This is a 10-12 week summer internship at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Deadline: December 13, 2019

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Non-Appropriated Fund Tuition Assistance Program BASIC ELIGIBILITY

REQUIREMENTS •

1 year of federal service (NAF, APF, AAFES, or DECA)

• Current active NAF employee (cannot be on LWOP) • Minimum of “Satisfactory” on most recent performance appraisal

Tuition assistance is now available for non-appropriated Fund (NAF) employees who meet eligibility requirements. The goal of tuition assistance is to assist civilians in their continued self-development and includes coursework at the associate, bachelor, and master levels at an accredited college or university. Tuition Assistance (TA) is to be used for courses that contribute to occupational and institutional competencies, special interest needs and readiness by supporting current and future needs of the Air Force.

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WINTER HOURS! FRIDAY - SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 6 P.M.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 400) (310) 653-8226 NEW WINTER HOURS: November 2019 - May 2020 Friday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil Closed: December 1, 27-29

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. Admission is FREE

A Community to Fit Your Lifestyle Tierra Vista Communities offers residents comfortable, convenient, pet-friendly living in a gated community. Our two, three and four bedroom homes are located in the heart of San Pedro. We provide 24-hour emergency maintenance service and basic utilities* with rent starting at $1,875. All branches of the Military Welcome: Active, Reserve and Retirees! Also Proud to Serve: Federal Civil Service Employees and Retirees, DoD Contract Employees, Police, Fire and Paramedic Personnel!

*Utility allowance based on community average

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The FORCE Magazine - December 2019 Issue  

The FORCE magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, p...

The FORCE Magazine - December 2019 Issue  

The FORCE magazine is a monthly publication of the 61st Force Support Squadron designed to inform military and civilian members of events, p...

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