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A veteran submariner salutes the colors at a prior year's Memorial Day ceremoney. Courtesy photo.

Memorial Day services to be held at World War II Submarine Memorial

The United States National Submarine Memorial West, located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, will be the site of annual public Memorial Day services Monday, May 25. The 11 a.m. observance will include the unique “toll...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Quarterly tour of the Joint Forces Training Base on May 21

The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a tour of the Joint Forces Training Base(JFTB) on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1 p.m. Please meet at the JFTB Veteran’s...
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New commander announced for Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

Major General David S. Baldwin, Adjutant General of the California Military Department, has announced that Brigadier General Nathaniel S. Reddicks will take over as commander of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base on April ...
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Top Ten Stories for March 15 through March 21

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Seal Beach resident Jack Haley passes JFTB-based Army Reserve unit to deploy to Kuwait Courtroom diary: The people vs, S...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Regional Military Affairs Committee to hear about current Office of Emergency Services missions on March 24

The March meeting of the Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. It will be held in Building 15,...
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Naval Weapons Station to conduct test of notification system on Monday, March 23

The “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker system at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach will be undergoing a series of tests this coming Monday, March 23. The tests will include the use of both sirens and voice a...
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Members of the 79th SSC at parade rest during the change-of-command ceremony on Feb. 9, 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

JFTB-based Army Reserve unit to deploy to Kuwait

Nineteen Soldiers ranging in ages of 21 to 37 belonging to the 975th Transportation Company (Movement Control Team), a Los Alamitos based Army Reserve unit, will deploy to Kuwait to support operations in Afghanistan. The deploy...
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Spinach and cranberry salad with grilled chicken on the patio of Fiddler's Green.

MWR at the JFTB invites all to a St. Patrick’s Day lunch

Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base extends an invitation to all for a St. Patrick’s Day lunch on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Irish (or not), there is always a welcome here for you! ...
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Red Cross blood drive at Joint Forces Training Base on Monday, March 16

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base on Monday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Veteran’s Center, 11200 Lexington Dr. Look for the Red Cros...
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Emblem of the 79th SSC, headquartered at Los Alamitos JFTB.

Pendleton hosts 311th ESC Best Warrior competition

The 311th Expeditionary Support Command (311th ESC) is part of the 79th Sustainment Support Command (79th SSC) headquartered at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base and commanded by Major General Megan Tatu. The 79th SSC&rsq...
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A triathlete rounds the corner at the east end of Constitution Ave. on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos in the bicycling portion of the reverse triathlon. She will head north to the transition area across Shiloh Ave. from the Veterans Center near the front gate at the south end of Lexington Dr. After parking her bike, she’ll walk to the USA Water Polo National Training Center pool for the final portion of the triathlon. In the background are three cadets from Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy, one of the tenants at the JFTB. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Families, friends finish strong at Race on the Base

On Saturday, Feb. 28 around 4,500 walkers, runners and triathletes converged at the 34th annual Race on the Base Event at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. The event opens up the Base to the public for a 5K, 10K, ...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Get to know the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

The Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), first set aside in 1940, almost hides in plain sight in Los Alamitos. It’s an “island” amid developed land on all sides, a guide told my tour group at the Airfield, showing us an aer...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Former Congressman Steve Kuykendall to give update on new Fisher House at LB VA Hospital

The next meeting of the Regional Military Affairs Council will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the RMAC room in Building 15 at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. The public is invited to attend. Please have a...
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79th SSC bids farewell to its first Command Sergeant Major

On Sunday, Feb. 8, the 79th Sustainment Support Command of the United States Army Reserve held a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the Command’s headquarters at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Command Ser...
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