THE FORCE MAGAZINE - December 2021 Issue

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FORCE

DECEMBER 2021

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.

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 opportunities are available, 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil.

05 Holiday Social

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.

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13 Bundle for Babies

This class is designed to prepare families who are expecting a child with various resources such as budget planning with a baby, Family Advocacy, Air Force Aid Society, Public Health, Tricare and Nutrition while pregnant and after having a baby. Active Duty Air Force attendees will receive $50.00 Base Exchange Gift Card. Must sign up in advance.

Director, 61 FSS Anthony M. Chatfield Deputy Commander, 61 FSS Capt Liza M. Flint Marketing Director Mr. Steve Rosales

17 Jingle Mingle

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

Join us on Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort MacArthur Community Center. Free Holiday treats and toys for Military Families and a special visit from Santa!

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22 Toys for Tots 5K Run/Walk

Bring a TOY for a child in need this holiday season!! Come compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Top male and female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prizes for estimated time.

Webmaster Mr. Dave Buxton Marketing Assistant Ms. Morgan Barnes Cover Design Mr. Raymond Coronel Don’t forget to check out great deals featured by community businesses throughout our publication.

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24 The Art of the Cookie Exchange Youth will bring in their family’s traditional cookie recipes on December 1st. Staff will purchase ingredients, make the cookies, and share with participants on December 22nd.

FOLLOW US

DEPARTMENTS

@61FSS

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Directory

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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South Bay Bar & Grill / Catering

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Harborview Lounge / Catering

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Base Lodging

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Community Center

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

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Outdoor Recreation

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

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Information, Tickets & Travel

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Fitness & Sports Centers

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Youth Programs

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NAF Human Resources

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Child Development Center

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Family Child Care

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LA Star Awards

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School Liaison Officer

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Swimming Pool

Housing Access/Sponsorship Guidance

• Food Deliveries: Personnel must come pick up their food at the gates. • 100% ID checks: All passengers including military dependents ages 10 and older.

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

El Segundo

Fort MacArthur

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

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

Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209)..............................(310) 653-5428 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

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

Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308).............................(310) 653-6556 Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Base Operator (310) 653-1110

Resource Management Bldg. 272 (C2-336).............................(310) 653-6040 South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270.................................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bar Open the last Thursday of every month for TGIT. See page 8 for details. Available for special functions by calling (310) 653-8255.

Family Child Care Bldg. 425............................(310) 653-6802/8632 Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor)..................(310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. Harborview Event Center/Catering Bldg. 403..........................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harborview Lounge Bldg. 403.........................................(310) 653-8958 Open every Friday Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Travel Bldg. 425 .........................................(310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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)

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

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

NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 403 .........................................(310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only.

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

Base Security Forces (310) 653-5664

Tierra Vista (877) 830-0611

CLOSURES • COVID-19 Update: Due to changing state and local installation restrictions, FSS facilities and services may have limited hours of operation as these changes are announced. Visit www.LAFSS.com/fss/COVID-19 for the latest updates. • Federal Holidays: All FSS facilities close on Federal Holidays with the exception of Lodging. • Family Days: On Family Days, FSS facilities support minimal manning for our employees and limited services are available. Visit www.LAFSS.com for closures. • Training Days (1st Thur of every month): The FSS Military Personnel Flight (Customer Service/I.D. Section, Career Development, Force Management & NAF Human Resources), Force Development Flight (Education & Training), A&FRC, Marketing, L.A. Star Awards and Resource Management will be closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training.

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

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

Picnic Area Reservations Pool Pavilion..................................(310) 653-8226 Swimming Pool Bldg. 400.........................................(310) 653-8226 Closed until further notice. Youth Programs Bldg. 425.............................................(310) 653-8383 • Youth & Teen Programs Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. • School Age Program Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


PRESENTS

Holiday Social Menu: Ham & Turkey Carving Station w/ Vegan Option, Veggie Station, Dessert Station & Beverages.

Sponsored by

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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December 2021 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Virtual Coffee Break p13 Jacobs Ladder Challenge p23 Service Project Dec. 1-20 p24 Holiday Decor Virutal Contest p16

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6 Backpacking Catallina p19

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

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Friday 3

Saturday 4

AFFF Luncheon p13

Backpacking Catalina p19

Holiday Social p6

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Bundles for Babies p13

SSC Intro p13

10 First Officer Duty Station p13

Toys for Tots 5K p22

Registration Ends Jingle Mingle p17

YP / CDC

Ceramic Ornaments p25

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

CC / OUTDOOR REC

Thursday

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Letters to Santa December 1-17 p16

A&FRC / SLO

Boots to Business p13

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Ugly Sweater Party/ Game Night p25 Big Bear Ski Shuttle p19

Jingle Mingle p17 Skydiving Lake Elsinore p19

DOL Career & Cred. Track p13

Arts & Crafts Grab-Bag p25

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EFMP Building a Student Portfolio p12

EFMP Orientation p12

Managing Your Move p13

Smart Girls p26

Free Throw your way through the Holidays p22

Key Spouse Refresher Training p12

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IC & Pre-Separation p13

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Holiday Candy Bar Bingo p25

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The Art of the Cookie Exchange p24

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Big Bear Ski Shuttle p19

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24 HOLIDAY

PAB Meeting p30

30 FAMILY DAY

31 HOLIDAY

New Years 4-H Spa & Relation Camp p24

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS FRIDAY

• 4-H Cloverbuds/Explorers Club p26

• Post-Deployment Readiness p12

• 4-H Cooking Club p27

• Lego Robotics p 26

• 12 Obstacles of Christmas Challenge

• Sports & Recreation Fridays p27

• STEAM Center p27

• Health & Wellness p26

• STEAM Center p27

TUESDAY • Capstone p12 • Post-Deployment Reintegration p12 • Intro to Weight Room p23 • Torch Club p26

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WEDNESDAY

• Teen Education p26 • Chess Club p26 • STEAM Center p28 THURSDAY

• Music Lessons p26

• Lego Robotics p 26 • Fine Arts p26

• Health & Wellness p26

• Keystone Club & Teen Council p26

• STEAM Center p27

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• TaeKwonDo Class p27

• STEAM Center p28

Candle Making Workshop p16

Arts & Crafts Fair p25

Flu Shots Due p30

MONDAY

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DOL Emp. Track p13

Holiday Door Wreaths p25

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Family Holiday Bingo p16

FOLLOW US @61FSS

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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January 2022 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

A&FRC / SLO

CC / OUTDOOR REC

YP / CDC

CLUB SERVICES

FITNESS CENTER

HOLIDAYS

Friday

Thursday

Saturday 1 Stepmill Challenge p22

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14 FAMILY DAY

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Intro to Weight Room p23

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Intro to Weight Room p23

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Happy New Year 5k Run/Walk p22

Intro to Weight Room p23

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Fitness Center Challenge p23

WEEKLY REOCCURRING EVENTS TUESDAY • Intro to Weight Room p23

FOLLOW US @61FSS

Visit www.LAFSS.com/Calendar for a full list of updated events.

WWW.LAFSS.COM

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SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL South Bay Bar & Grill (Bldg. 270) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Club Member Services (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-2803 Closed: December 23 - January 7, 2022

BAR & GRILL

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

Experience the value of Club Membership! When you become an Air Force Club member, the benefits are exponential! The more you visit, the more benefits you enjoy. These benefits are offered at your Los Angeles AFB Club and includes the South Bay Bar & Grill and Harborview Lounge. • • • • •

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

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

Become a Member Today!


HARBORVIEW LOUNGE AT FORT MACARTHUR Harborview Lounge (Bldg. 403) (Located inside the Community Center) (310) 653-8958 Open Every Friday. Food Service: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bar Service: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Closed: December 24 & 31 & January 7 & 14, 2022

The Harborview Lounge offers relaxing views, friendly service, and monthly events and programs to the Fort MacArthur community. Join us on Friday Nights for drinks, cocktails, billiards, dancing and more. Catering services are also available for special functions such as conferences, luncheons, promotions, and retirements. Call (310) 653-8255 for more information.

@61FSSHarborviewLounge

APPETIZERS

CHICKEN STRIPS

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

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

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

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

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

BURGERS

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

CHICKEN WINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now accepting Space-A Reservations!

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 1-4 BR

$162

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*$10 per night pet fee

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

$150

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR QUARTERS (DVQ) ONE-BEDROOM $159* TWO-BEDROOM

$160*

*Rates valid November - December 2021

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AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5290 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed every 1st Thursday of the month for training. Closed: December 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31

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

@61FSSAFRC

December 16 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

ng i n i a r T r e h s e fr Re

Key Spouses are appointed by a Commander to promote individual, family and unit readiness. Consult with the Commander, then call A&FRC to schedule the training. Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location

EFMP Building a Student Portfolio December 14 • 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 Military Child Education Laws, 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.

EFMP Orientation

December 15 • 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. This is a mandatory briefing for all-in bound EFMP families and newly enrolled EFMP families. All 3 EFMP components brief all newly enrolled and newly relocated EFMP families. Discusses the process of EFMP, the regulations and roles of each EFMP components and local resources that assist with the special needs community.

EFMP BUILDING A STUDENT PORTFOLIO

To register, please email Leah.Goss@spaceforce.mil or call (310) 653-5290.

SERVICES

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Casualty Assistance Office

Capstone (By appointment only)

Personal Financial Counselor

Post-Deployment Reintegration

Military personnel can call a personal financial counselor at (310) 653-5290 for assistance in managing finances, resolving financial issues and reaching long term goals such as education, buying a home and planning for retirement.

Tuesdays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Workshop is intended for Service Members returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Military & Family Life Counselor

Wednesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare yourself and family members while you are deployed.

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.

Need help with stressful issues? Call (310) 658-2334 for a confidential appointment 12

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

Tuesdays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Required for all military that are separating or retiring.

Pre-Deployment Readiness


PROGRAMS

DOL Employment Track (2 days)

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

Virtual Coffee Break

December 1 • 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 December at 10 a.m. to learn more about EFMP!

Initial Counseling & Pre-Separation Counseling

Monday, December 6 & 20 • 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.

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

Bundles for Babies

Wednesday, December 8 • 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. This class is designed to prepare families who are expecting a child with various resources such as budget planning with a baby, Family Advocacy, Air Force Aid Society, Public Health, Tricare and Nutrition while pregnant and after having a baby. Active Duty Air Force attendees will receive $50.00 Base Exchange Gift Card. Must sign up in advance.

SSC INTRO Program

Tuesday, December 7 • 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. BUNDLE FOR BABIES

Managing Your Move

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

First Officer Duty Station

Thursday, December 9 • 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.

DOL Career and Credential Exploration Track (C2E)

December 9-10 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Department of Labor delivers a 2 day workshop to assist transitioning service members, veterans and spouses define career goals, identify required credentials, find career and technical training opportunities and identify resources. MANAGING YOUR MOVE

Air Force Families Forever (AFFF) Luncheon

December 2 • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: LA Air Force Base

One of the ways that we honor our family members of those who have lost their love ones in the line of duty is to provide them an opportunity to connect with leadership, others with similar experiences, and their supportive team A&FRC. For the past four years we had our annual potluck on the first Thursday in December and this has proven to be a time for families, staff, and team, leaders to connect and say thanks!

December 7-8 • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The small business administration delivers a very informative 2 day seminar focusing on creating your business plan. Location: Please email AFRC at 61MSS.FamilySupport@us.af.mil or call us at (310) 653-5290 for location

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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

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COMMUNITY CENTER Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 403) (310) 653-8341/8343 CC.61FSS@gmail.com Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Notary Services By Appointment

Multi-purpose 22,000 sq. ft. facility offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Located at historic Fort MacArthur, San Pedro. We offer a number of rooms for scheduling meetings, social and special events. Event catering services available, (310) 653-8341.

Closed: December 23-27 & December 30 - January 3

FREE

@61FSSCommunityCenter

Family Holiday Bingo Friday, December 17 | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | All Ages Community Center

The joy of the holiday season is here!!! Join the Community Center as we host a fun family holiday BINGO Night! All ages are welcome to come have some fun, play some BINGO, and win some prizes. Space in limited due to Covid-19. Registration December 1-15 | Open to all with base access Pre-registration required call the CC at (310) 653-8343

$5

Candle Making Workshop Saturday, December 18 | 11 a.m. | All Ages

Del Amo Fashion Center - Banter & Bliss Candle Company The CC is hosting a private candle making workshop at Banter & Bliss Candle Company just in time for the holidays. Students will learn all about the mixing of scents and the different compositions of wax. Each participant will get to create 2 candles including custom made labels. Registration begins Dec 1 Registration begins Dec 1 | R4R Program Pre-registration required call (310) 653-8343. | Open to all with base access.

Letters to Santa

December 1-17 | Community Center

Come by and drop off your letters to Santa in our magical mail box located in the CC Fireside Room from December 1st-17th during our normal business hours. You can bring your own home made letters or we will have letters for you here. All letters will be sent to Santa via Reindeer Express Mail!

HOLIDAY DECOR VIRTUAL CONTEST

December 1 - 31

We LOVE holiday decorations here at the CC and we would like to see yours! Send us a photo of your holiday décor whether it’s indoors or outdoors for a chance to win a prize and be featured on our Facebook page. To submit your entry, message us your photo(s) through our FB page anytime from December 1st-15th @61FSSCommunityCenter WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY, JAN 3

NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS Message us on Facebook @61FSSCommunityCenter 16


PRESENTS

Jingle Mingle Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fort MacArthur Community Center

Free Holiday treats and toys for Military Families and a special visit from Santa!

Free Toy Registration Registration Ends December 5! www.LAFSS.com

Sponsored by

No Federal endorsement of sponsor(s) intended.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8225/8226 61FSS.ODR@us.af.mil Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed: Wednesday

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 23-27 & December 30 - January 3

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICE LIST

RENT

! FROM US & SAVE

www.LAFSS.com/odr/equipment-rentals

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

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

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

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

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

Appointment @LAAFBOutdoorRec Required

@61FSSOutdoorRecreation

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

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

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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL El Segundo (Bldg. 270) (310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-1304 Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Discount tickets to theme parks, area attractions, hotels and more! Now located at LA AFB inside the South Bay Bar & Grill entrance and Fort MacArthur inside the same building as Youth Programs and Fitness Center.

@ Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Recreation & ITT

Closed: December 23-27 & December 30 - January 3

We have your tickets for the holidays! and ready to assist. Most digital tickets can be purchased via phone & emailed. Call (310) 653-1304 for details.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET PRICES

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***PLEASE NOTE*** The prices listed below are subject to change at any time, without THEME PARKS

LA AFB ITT

Fort MacArthur

(310) 653-1304

(310) 653-1304

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 09301630

Monday & Friday 0830-1630, Tuesday & Thursday 08301300

OUR PRICE

GATE PRICE

DISNEYLAND OR CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE Disney 3-Day Military Salute Hopper 2021/2022 (Restrictions Apply) Disney 4-Day Military Salute Hopper 2021/2022 (Restrictions Apply) Disneyland or California Adventure: 1-Day Base Disney 1-Day Hopper Disney 2-day Base ***DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day Tickets*** Disney 2-day Hopper Disney 3-day Base Disney 3-day Hopper Disney 4-Day Base Disney 4-Day Hopper Disney 5-Day Base Disney 5-Day Hopper UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Universal Studios: 1-Day General Admission LEGOLAND Legoland: 1-Day Legoland Park Only Legoland: 2-Day w/ Sea Life Aquarium KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Monday- Thursday Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Any Day Knott's Berry Farm Military Appreciation SAN DIEGO ZOO* San Diego Zoo Safari Park Zoo/ Safari 2-Day Pass ***DO NOT BUY!!! Buy (2) 1-Day Tickets*** SEA WORLD* SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day SeaWorld San Diego: 1 Day Any Day + All Day Dine SeaWorld San Diego: 2021 Silver Pass SIX FLAGS Six Flags Magic Mountain Hurricaine Harbor

Adult Child $221.00 $256.00 $103.75 $97.75 $162.50 $156.50 $245.75 $231.75 $303.50 $290.00 $318.00 $298.75 $375.75 $356.50 $347.00 $327.75 $404.75 $385.50 $366.25 $347.00 $424.00 $404.75 All Ages $99.00 All Ages $70.25 $84.25 All Ages $54.00 $57.50 $20.00 Adult Child $50.25 $42.25 $50.25 $42.25 $101.25 $91.50 All Ages $47.75 $91.00 $120.00 Adult Child $58.50 $34.25

Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach (Reservations Required) Catalina Express (Round trip) (Reservations Required) Dana Wharf 1/2 Day Sport Fishing Dana Wharf 3/4 Day Sport Fishing Dana Wharf Whale Watching GO Card: Los Angeles 1 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 2 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 3 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 4 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 5 Day GO Card: Los Angeles 7 Day Ifly: 2 Flights, 2 Videos K1 Speed: Arrive and Drive K1 Speed: 3 Times, 14 Laps Los Angeles Zoo Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Reservations Required) Madame Tussauds Wax Meuseum: Hollywood Madame Tussauds: Wax meuseum + Marvel 3D Experience Madame Tussauds: Wax meuseum + Hard Rock Restaurant

Adult Child $29.25 $22.75 $68.50 $58.00 $28.25 $44.50 $24.50 $13.00 $87.75 $68.00 $131.00 $99.00 $200.25 $170.00 $253.75 $217.50 $270.00 $243.25 $312.50 $273.50 $77.00 $15.00 $35.00 $17.50 $14.25 $45.50 $33.50 $21.25 $24.75 $51.75

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

LOCAL LIFT TICKETS

IKON Base Pass- PRE SEASON SALE (1 MAY- 1 DEC 21) IKON Pass- PRE SEASON SALE (1 MAY- 1 DEC 21) Bear Mountain/ Snow Summit Mammoth Mountain/ June Mountain

Child Age Range Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9 Ages 3-9

Age Range

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Child

$449.00 $619.00 Coming Soon Coming Soon

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$104-$164 $164-$224 $255.00 $315.00 $330.00 $390.00 $360.00 $420.00 $380.00 $440.00

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$98-$155 $158-$215 $240.00 $300.00 $310.00 $370.00 $340.00 $400.00 $360.00 $420.00

All Ages $139.00

Under 2 free

Age Range

All Ages

Under 2 free

$108.00 $108.00

Under 2 free

All Ages

Age Range

$89.00 $135.98 $126.00

Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3+

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

Age Range Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3+

Adult

Child

$62.00 $62.00 $104.00

$52.00 $52.00 $94.00

All Ages

Child Age Range

Adult

Child Age Range

Adult $36.95 $74.50

Age 3 and older Age 3 and older

OUR PRICE

Adult

Adult

$95.99 $135.98 $126.00

$84.99 $39.99 +

Child

GATE PRICE Ages 3-11 Ages 2-11 Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3 - 12 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3 - 11 Ages 3+ Height: 48" + Height: 48" + Ages 2-12 Under 12 Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 3+

Age Range Ages 13+ Ages 13+ TBD TBD

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

$21.00 $62.67

$59.00 $79.00

$104.50 $25.95 $55.95

Child $26.95 $59.00

$39.00 $76.00 $112.00 $194.00 N/A $279.00 $314.00

$16.00 $37.41

$29.99 $34.99 Military Exclusive

GATE PRICE

Adult

$729.00 $999.00 TBD TBD

Child

FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM FULL TICKET PRICE LIST AVAILABLE AT LAFSS.COM

Pricing is subject to change by attractions at any time without advance notice. Call the ITT office to verify pricing. No exchanges or refunds, no exceptions.

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FITNESS & SPORTS CENTERS El Segundo (Bldg. 286) (310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8361 Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

24-hour access available for registered patrons.

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

December 23, 27-30 Hours: El Segundo: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fort MacArthur: Closed Closed: December 24, 25, 31 & January 1

Toys for Tots 5k Run/Walk 12 Obstacles of Christmas Challenge

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Throughout the Month of December challenge yourself with the 12 obstacles of Christmas on the Outdoor Rig! All month there will be a record of Male and Female fastest times. Winners at the end of the Month will win a great prize!! POC: Courtney Assefa (310)653-6771

@61FSSFitnessCenter

@LAAFBFitness

Wednesday, December 8 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. El Segundo Track Bring a TOY for a child in need this holiday season! Compete for some great prizes at this 5k. Top male and female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prizes for estimated time. POC: Courtney Assefa (310)653-6771

Jacobs Ladder December Challenge Stepmill January Challenge (FIP)

(FIP)

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

POC: Bunny Tan (310) 653-6771

Free Throw your way through the Holidays

Wednesday, December 15 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | El Segundo Gym Here’s your chance to show what a shot you got! While enjoying some holiday tunes! 10-two handed free throws and 5-one handed free throws Winners will win great prizes! Contact the Fitness Center to Sign-Up. POC: Ronnie Wade

Happy New Year 5k Run/Walk

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Wednesday, January 12 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | El Segundo Track Come start your New Year off to a great start by competing at this 5k. Top male and female and the individual with the closest estimated time. Watches and timers will not be allowed during this event due to the prizes for estimated time. POC: Courtney Assefa (310)653-6771


Introduction to Weight Room

Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, & 25 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Health and Promotions Room & Weight Room Intro to weight lifting. Let us help you get back into the weight room safely. We will help you understand how to weight lift, align your goals and teach you about the weight room. The class will be hands on and will be learning all equipment in the weight room. This class will help teach you and understand about sets, reps and exercises. Limited spots sign up at the front counter every. POC: Juve Reyes (310)653-6771

FITNESS CENTER

CHALLENGE LA GAR/CCE ORG vs MDG

Wednesday, January 26 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | El Segundo Sports Field Events are kicking a Soccer Ball into a net from 15 or 20 or 25 yards for points (1, 2, or 3) and throwing a football through the Football Target from 10 or 12 or 15 yards for points (2, 3, or 4). Each unit will consist of 24 participates (12 males & 12 females). If there is a tie score at the end, bonus round each team will choose 1 female and 1 male to compete (the female will kick the soccer ball from 45 yards and the male will throw the football from 45 yards, this will continue until there is a winner). The unit with the most points will win a Commander’s Trophy Cup.

Trek Across America & California

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

POC: Ronnie M. Wade Ronnie.Wade@spaceforce.mil

FITNESS IS FOUNDATIONAL Stay in shape with fitness at your fingertips. Train your mind and body with fitness assessments, strength and muscle conditioning workouts, and more ondemand classes to help you perform your best. WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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

• 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 23


YOUTH PROGRAMS Fort MacArthur (Bldg. 425) (310) 653-8383 Youth & Teen Holiday Hours Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. November 22-24, December 20-22, December 27-29 Youth & Teen Program Hours may be affected by our school transportation program. Call (310) 653-8383 for more information.

School Age Program Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed: November 11, 12, 25 & 26 December 24, 25, 30 & 31

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

@LAAFB Youth Programs @61FSSYouthPrograms

Service Project

Canned food drive/New toy drive December 1 - 20

Torch and Keystone Members (Ages 9-18) We are hosting a canned food drive during the month of December. We are also accepting new toys in original packaging. All donations must be unopened in original store packaging. Donations can be dropped off at the Youth Center during business hours, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Torch and Keystone Members will prepare the food and toys for delivery at the end of the food drive.

THE ART OF THE COOKIE EXCHANGE

December 22 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Youth Programs Members (Ages 9-18) • Free Youth will bring in their family’s traditional cookie recipes on December 1st. Staff will purchase ingredients, make the cookies, and share with participants on December 22nd.

New Year’s 4-H Spa & Relaxation Camp December 27 – 29, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Youth Programs Members (Ages 9-18) • Cost TBD Join Youth Center staff in learning about health and wellness, and creating relaxation spa products. • December 27 Body Butter • December 28 Lip Balm

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• December 29 Homemade Soap


Arts & Crafts Fair December 17 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Torch and Keystone youth leadership clubs will host an Arts and Crafts Fair on December 17th. Proceeds will support the New Year’s Ball in January. All LA AFB families are welcome.

Holiday Candy Bar BINGO December 21 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Keystone Members (Ages 13-18) • Free Join your friends for a game of Holiday Bingo!

The School Age Care Program

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

Youth & Teen 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

Arts & Crafts Grab-Bag

December 6 – 10 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Youth Programs Members (Ages 9-18) • Free Make something creative for the Arts & Crafts Fair!

Ugly Sweater Party/Game Night

December 10 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Youth Programs Members (Ages 9-18) • Free Sign up at the Youth Center starting December 1st.

Holiday Door Wreaths

December 13 - 16 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Youth Programs Members (Ages 9-18) • Free Weave and decorate wreaths for the upcoming Arts & Crafts Fair.

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

Tutors Wanted

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact Youth Programs for further information. Share your mathematics, science, culinary, artistic, or athletic abilities with the youth in our community. High school students may also apply. This is a great opportunity to get volunteer credits that are required for graduation.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE ON SITE

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

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore areas of healthy lifestyles, earth/environment, citizenship, plants & animals, consumerism, personal development, and community expressive arts with the goal to promote children’s healthy development-mentally, physically socially, and emotionally. • Dec 6: Popsicle Stick Log Cabin Ornament • Dec 13: Reindeer Cupcakes

Lego Robotics (Ages 9-18)

Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn to code as you build robotic legos for future competition with local BGCA Club.

Smart Girls (Ages 9-18)

Tuesday, December 14 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Giving Girls confidence! SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. November 9 Beauty and the Beast! Conversation about beauty and social media and the influences of both mass media and social media. • Dec 14: Beauty and the Beast! Conversation about beauty and social media and the influences of both mass media and social media.

Guitar/Drums/Piano/Music Lessons (FREE LESSONS) (Ages 9-18 younger youth may be accepted) Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, & drums? Join us for a virtual learning experience to learn some new skills. Guitars are provided during lessons, but students are encouraged to bring their own so they can practice between classes while learning at home. Call Youth Programs at (310) 653-8383 to register for a time slot with youth name, parent’s number, and email for Zoom.

Health & Wellness (Ages 9-18)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. We will be discussing varied aspects and approaches to staying emotionally healthy. Teens meet Tuesdays, Ages 9-12 meet Wednesdays. • December: Disability Inclusion

Teen Education (Ages 13-18)

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss various topics related to college and job readiness, Money Matters, and Diplomas to Degrees.

Chess Club (Ages 9-18)

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Participants meet and complete chess puzzles, learn tactics & strategies, and play chess!

Torch Club (Ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Torch Clubs are chartered small group character and leadership clubs for boys and girls. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Members work together to implement projects in four focus areas: service to Club and community, education, health& fitness, and social recreation. • Dec 7: Community Service Motivation • Dec 14: National Project planning 2

Fine Arts Program (Ages 9-18)

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore your inner creativity and learn new skills. • Dec 2: Ceramic Ornaments • Dec 9: TBA • Dec 16: Door Wreaths

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

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Keystone Club provides leadership development opportunities for young people and participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service. Members have opportunities to earn scholarships, work force development, and be an advocate for their social platform. We need you! Welcome back to a new school year and this month’s topic will be on Decisions. Getting Ready For Youth of the Year Mentor Mojo • Dec 2: How do others see you? • Dec 9: Stand up stand out • Dec 16: Being open to new ideas 26


Family Style

TAE KWON DO

Instructional Class Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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 all from 6 years and up. Call the Youth Center to find out about requirements. $40 per month (per person)

4-H Cooking Club (Ages 9-18)

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Join us and enjoy learning new skills in the kitchen when cooking and eating with friends. Youth are encouraged to bring or send in recipes from their family favorites, or from cultural family traditions. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to share their culinary skills with the team. • Dec 3: Chicken Pot Pie • Dec 10: Oatmeal Drop Cookies • Dec 17: Oven Stew

STEAM Center of Innovation (Ages 5-18)

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

Sports & Recreation Fridays (Ages 9-18)

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

WEEK ACTIVITIES

COMPLETED

Track races. Go to a local track (try high schools or public parks). Conduct races of various lengths with your family.

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Nature walk. Check out the White Point Nature Education Center. They have guided walks and other familyfriendly activities to enjoy.

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Fly a kite. We’re coming into the windiest time of year in San Pedro. Take advantage of what nature is giving us!

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Play hide-and-seek. Include a chasing element to help get everyone’s heartrate up.

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Try some of these activities to meet your fitness needs this month. Daily exercise not only helps families stay physically and emotionally healthy, it also boosts cognitive function. See how many boxes you can check this month!

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NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE El Segundo, Bldg. 272, C2-302 (310) 653-5085/5292 Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri by Appointment Only

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open for children of personnel directed to the workplace.

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

December 24, 25 & 31

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 Thursday, December 23 at 1 p.m. via Zoom Dial in information can be obtained from both the CDC and Youth Center front desks. (310) 653-6800 CDC | (310) 653-8383 YP (310) 653-6802 FCC

FLU SHOTS ARE DUE DECEMBER 27, 2021 FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING

THE CDC OR WHO PLAN TO.

We care for your children The Department of Defense CREATE ACCOUNT

(DoD) recognizes the importance of providing military and DoDAffiliated families with access

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

MANAGE MY REQUESTS

MilitaryChildCare.com We offer the following programs types: • Child Development Center (CDC)

UPDATE MY PROFILE

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• Family Child Care (FCC) • School Age Care (SAC)


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

Spring 1 - January 17- March 11 Spring 2 - March 21 - May 13

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

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FAMILY CHILD CARE Family Child Care (310) 653-6801

@ FCC LAAFB

Interested in Becoming a Family Child Care Provider? COVID-19 has shut down much of our country. Most of us are working from home while schools and daycares are closed. This pandemic is disheartening on many levels, but have you secretly enjoyed all the time you are able to spend with your children? Reading in blanket forts, rediscovering how cool Legos are, cooking together? Seriously how cute was your little one doing push-ups with you this morning? How about that connection you made with your older child when you involved them in one of your favorite hobbies? Right now, is a great time to start the process of becoming a Family Child Care Provider. Get a head start now so when things return to normal, you’ll be ready for a new normal!

Seeking Family Child Providers on and off base. There are immediate openings for the next FCC licensing class. Please call (310) 653-6801 for further information. If you are already a stay at home parent, this may be the position for you. Caring for your own child while earning income can be a rewarding business. *Unlicensed care: Any military ID card holder providing child care in their home for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed through the state and by the installation. Unlicensed child care may result in the loss of base housing privileges. If you suspect someone providing unlicensed care, please contact (310) 653-6800 or (310) 653-8383; a child’s wellbeing may depend on your call.

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ORDER FORMS & PRODUCT PRICES AVAILABLE ONLINE (310) 653-5334 | LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil Closed every first Thursday of the month for training. Closed: December 23 - January 6

www.LAFSS.com/LASA | Follow us @61FSS

End of Year

Sale

COASTERS ROUND OR SQUARE 6-COASTER SET: $38 $25 SINGLE: $7 $5

Discounted deals on select items in stock while supplies last! Order by 10 a.m. on Monday, December 21st to receive before the holiday.

JOURNAL 5” X 8” JOURNAL: $23 $18 COLORS: GRAY, BLACK, CORK

STAINLESS STEEL DRINKWARE 12oz INSULATED WINE: $24 $14 15oz INSULATED MUG: $28 $18 20oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $30 $20 30oz INSULATED TUMBLER: $35 $25 60oz INSULATED GROWLER: $49 $39

CERAMIC 16oz CERAMIC BISTRO MUG: $18 $14 33


SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM El Segundo (Bldg. 272, C1-209) (310) 653-5262

Military.Tutor.com

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

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

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of

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

@61FSS SLO

Closed: December 23-27 & December 30 - January 3

FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE DoD Civilians and Activity Duty personnel.

www.militarychild.org/webinars

Jingle Mingle TOY REGISTRATION

ENDS DECEMBER 5TH! WWW.LAFSS.COM/SLO

Toys will be distributed during the Jingle Mingle event on December 11. See page 17.

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

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

TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

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

Direct any questions or concerns to 61st Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Management.

S D R A U G E F I L NEEDED Apply now at USAJOBS.gov. CLICK HERE

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