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Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Here's the latest news of interest to the LAAFB community.

NCO Induction Ceremony to be Held

Approximately 20 senior airmen will be inducted into the Non-Commission Officer ranks at a ceremony to be held in the Gordon Conference Center, Sept. 28. The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert Gaylor, the Fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, is the scheduled guest speaker. Tickets cost $15.50 for club members and $17.50 for non-members. They will be on sale until Sept. 19. To purchase tickets, call Senior Airman Ashley Borja at 653-1732 or Staff Sgt. Dreamy Peckhem at 653-5383.

LAAFB Toastmasters Club Meetings Held

The club meets every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. That's closer than "freeway close," and you can bring your lunch. We still have room for a few more success-oriented individuals. Is that you? Be our guest! Meetings are held in Bldg. 271, 3rd Floor, Rm. B3-642. For more information, call Cleve Carter (310) 416-9898 Ext 138."

One-Day Rock Climbing At Joshua Tree National Park

This class-style trip is designed for beginners, but experienced climbers will be challenged too. A pre-trip ground school was held at Outdoor Recreation Wednesday, Sep. 12 at 6 p.m. The trip to Joshua Tree will be held. Sept. 15. The day will include a discussion of climbing techniques and safety, bouldering (low angle climbing without ropes) and roped climbing. Trip cost is $35.00 and includes transportation, harness, helmet, top rope supplies, and instruction. Rock shoes are not included. Departure from LAAFB at 6 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. To find out more about upcoming adventures or to make reservations, call Autumn Baldwin at (310)653-8260, or Outdoor Recreation at (310) 653-6852.

Camping and Hiking Trip to Sequoia National Park

Sign up deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 19. Enjoy 3 fun-filled days of camping and hiking through multiple trails of forests and lakes suited to different athletic abilities. All camping chores are done as a group with everyone helping to set up camp, cook and clean. The cost of $150 includes all food, transportation, group gear, guide, tent, and sleeping bag and pad. To find out more about upcoming adventures or to make reservations, call Autumn Baldwin at (310) 653-8260 or Outdoor Recreation at (310)653-6852.

Community Center Sponsors TV Taping Trip

On Sept. 27, take a trip to see a taping of The Dr. Phil Show. Open to all I.D. cardholders and guests ages 21 and up. Trip departs from the Fort MacArthur Community Center at 8:15 a.m. and returns around 2:30 p.m. Call (310) 653-8225 for more information.

Community Center Renovation Closure Announced

The Community Center was closed on Sunday, Sept. 2 in order to conduct major renovations. It will reopen on Nov. 12. During the upgrades there will be no access to the facility with the exception of selected scheduled events. The computer room and the ticket window will be closed. Tickets may still be purchased at the El Segundo Club location.

Airman's Attic Now Open

The Attic is located in Bldg. 37 on Fort MacArthur. New operating hours are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. There are no weekend hours. For more information, call (310) 653-6767 or (310) 221-0909.

Local School Information Available on Base

Los Angeles County is composed of the City of Los Angeles plus 89 communities and more than 80 school districts The Airman & Family Readiness Center can assist you with enrollment procedures, information about magnet schools, South Bay school districts, home schooling resources and private schools. A&FRC also handles all inter- and intra- district transfer for military children.

Airman & Family Readiness Center Holds Classes

All Classes/Workshops are held in the A&FRC Classroom, Bldg. 272, and Rm. C1-235. To register for classes, call (310) 653-5428.

Managing Your Move, Sept. 13, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
For any PCS move, planning is crucial to your sanity. Briefings will be provided by the Clinic, Traffic Management, Legal, and Military Finance. Civilians welcome.

Four Lenses: Know Your Boss, Sept. 17, 8 to 11:30 a.m.
This three and half hour workshop focuses on temperament intelligence using the Four Lenses method -knowledge and application in personality temperament. This methodology can become a power skill for understanding and appreciating others in many settings including employee's performances, goal setting, team/project management, leadership and personal relationships.

Group Pre-Separation Class, Sept. 17 1 to 2 p.m.
This class is mandatory for all personnel retiring/separating from the military. It should be taken at least 90 days before your date of retiring/separating or signing up for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Class.

Transition Assistance Program, Sept. 18-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is dedicated to equipping separating and retiring military personnel for reentry to private sector. The program interfaces with State of California, Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans. Bring your medical records. Dress: Casual Business.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, themed "Hispanic Americans: Making a Positive Impact on American Society," will be celebrated Oct. 18 in the Paulikas Mall at 11 a.m. Belinda Guadarrama, president and CEO of GC Micro, will be the guest speaker. Entertainment will be provided by The Otero Dance Company and songstress Priscilla Luviano. For more information, contact Xavier Galindo, (310) 336-1813.

Ticket Office Relocated

Effective June 11, the Ticket Office relocated to the cashier's office in The Club (Bldg. 270). Purpose of the move is to bring this important office closer to base traffic so as to be more convenient for its customers. Telephone number for tickets is (310) 653-1304. Tickets for various local attractions and movie theaters are for sale at discounted prices. Outdoor Recreation is still the place to go to rent equipment and sign up for adventure trips.