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Show left to right: Cypress Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board David Macdonald, Lt. Col. Nathan Range, and CenterStone Communities President Hal Woods. As a new member, Mr. Woods holds a plaque welcoming his to the Chamber. Courtesy photo.

Cypress Chamber welcomes new member, hears update on Joint Forces Training Base

Cypress Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board David Macdonald thanked Lt. Col. Nathan Range (Deputy Base Commander for the Joint Forces Training Base) as CenterStone Communities President Hal Woods looked on. Range gave att...
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Hull Technician 3rd Class Joseph J. Dore, left, from Tampa, Fla., and Damage Controlman Fireman Apprentice Ashlee Blakely, from Huntington Beach, Calif., collect fuel samples aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105). Dewey is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/ Released)

Huntington Beach sailor serves aboard USS Dewey

Hull Technician 3rd Class Joseph J. Dore, left, from Tampa, Florida, and Damage Controlman Fireman Apprentice Ashlee Blakely, from Huntington Beach, collect fuel samples aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105). Dewe...
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2014 Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at Los Alamitos JFTB

The 2014 Wings, Wheels, Rotors, and Expo will be held Oct. 26 at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. This year’s show will have the wheels located at the East end of the tarmac with the merchant venders along with a ...
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North exterior of 40th Infantry Division headquarters building at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Lt. Col. Nathan Range to update Cypress Chamber on JFTB

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Range, who serves as the Deputy Base Commander at the Joint Forces Training Base, will be the guest speaker at the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Sept. 9 at the Residence Inn by Marri...
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Damaged east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay. Photo courtesy of Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.

Anaheim Bay breakwater damaged by high surf

As the featured photo and larger photo below show, a 25-to 30-foot section of the east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay was partially washed away by yesterday’s extreme wave action, and the navigation aid at the end of t...
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Naval Security operations on Anaheim Bay, Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station

Seal Beach Sailors rescue surfer

A harbor patrol boat crew from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach rescued a local surfer during extremely heavy wave conditions off the coast on Aug. 27. While on patrol escorting a ship into Anaheim Bay, the security Sailors obs...
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Soldiers with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Infantry Division, National Guard, Los Alamitos, California, and the Forward Detachment, 102nd Military Police Battalion, 153rd MP Brigade, 53rd Troop Command, National Guard, Auburn, New York, which comprise a Joint Detention Group, pass the color guard while boarding a flight to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Aug. 5. Photo by Tulara McCauley.

JFTB soldiers deploy to Cuba after training in Ft. Bliss

Two National Guard units, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Infantry Division, Los Alamitos, California and the Forward Detachment, 102nd Military Police Battalion, 153rd MP Brigade, 53rd Troop Command, Auburn, Ne...
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Rifle volleys scheduled at JFTB Tuesday morning, Aug. 19

Full military honors will be rendered to a deceased veteran of the United States Coast Guard during a memorial service conducted on Tuesday morning (Aug. 19) at 11 a.m. at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Honors will in...
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Artillery salute on the retirement of 29th SSC commander Frinks on Feb. 9, 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Artillery salute to highlight 40th Infantry Division change of command

The sound of artillery fire will echo across communities surrounding Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos on Sunday morning (Aug. 10), but local residents should not be alarmed. The traditional 13-gun salute by 105mm howitze...
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A Black Hawk helicopter parked at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

California National Guard Helicopters Ready to Join Firefight in Northern California

As dozens of wildfires threaten several Northern California communities, hot temperatures and dry lightning increase the risk of more fires in communities where vegetation is already dry due to exceptional to extreme drought co...
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Fireworks at Los Alamitos City Council meeting

About two dozen residents of the area of Los Alamitos along the northern boundary of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) east of Lexington Dr. filled most of the seats in the audience at the regular meeting of the Lo...
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Veterans Service Center, Building 244, on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Car-seat awareness event to be held at JFTB

The public is invited to attend a free car-seat awareness event at the Family Assitance Center on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB). The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at th Veterans ...
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79th SSC hosts retirement ceremony at Joint Forces Training Base

The 79th Sustainment Support Command hosted a retirement ceremony for seven members of the United States Army Reserve on Saturday, July 12, outside the newly-dedicated Sergeant Paul T. Nakamura Reserve Center. The ceremony, org...
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Regional Military Affairs Committe holding tour of the Joint Forces Training Base

The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a tour of the Joint Force Training Base (JFTB) and Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Los Alamitos on Thursday, August 21. You ...
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