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JFTB’s Sunburst and STARBASE programs funded by last-minute appropriation

Congressman Alan Lowenthal has helped secure a collective $56 million in funding for the STARBASE and Sunburst Youth Challenge education programs, both of which operate programs at the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) in Los A...
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JFTB, Operation Patriot Hook, control tower, Los Alamitos Army Airfield

Aviation training at JFTB this Saturday evening, Dec. 13

A U.S. Marine Corps aviation unit will be participating in training exercises at Los Alamitos Army Airfield this Saturday evening (Dec. 13) from approximately 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The training exercises, which will be conducted out...
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CBS continues coverage of Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The next installments of CBS Evening News’s coverage of Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy are scheduled to air Dec. 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m. Sunburst is a program run by the California National Guard in cooperation with the Ca...
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Korean War veteran to receive rifle-volley salute during memorial at JFTB on Saturday

A memorial service with full military honors for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Bruce Norman Denny will take place on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 29) at 2 p.m. at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Sgt. Denny, a Korean War v...
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Carl J. David of Columbia College Los Alamitos accepts a donation of canned goods. Courtesy photo.

Columbia College supports Winter Wonderland food drive

Columbia College is supporting a food drive sponsored by The Young Professionals of Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Alamitos by placing a collection box at their facility on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Traini...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Sign up for next quarterly 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, Nov. 20, 2014. ...
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D-Day Doll at WWRE 2011

D-Day Doll to miss WWRE due to in-flight malfunction

D-Day Doll suffered an in-flight malfunction en route to Los Alamitos Army Airfield on Saturday afternoon. She returned safely to Riverside with engine problems. The aircraft will not be at WWRE this year so the advertised flig...
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Golden Star Sky Diver. Courtesy photo.

Performing at WWRE — the Golden Stars Skydiving Team

The Golden Stars Skydiving Team’s mission is to foster goodwill between law enforcement, the military and the public; educate children about the dangers of drugs and encourage them to adopt a drug-free lifestyle; and assist c...
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The Dark Side Riders cosplay at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo 2014.

The Dark Side Riders cosplay at WWRE 2014

Cosplay, short for costume play, is a performance art or costumed role play in venues apart from the stage. Favorite sources of inspiration for characters and story lines are manga and anime, comic books, cartoons, video games,...
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Col. Peggy Stradford, chief of staff of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, provided remarks and presented a ceremonial deed to the City of Long Beach during the deed transfer ceremony of Schroeder Hall Army Reserve Center, Oct. 24, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif. The Reserve Center is named for Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Henry F. Schroeder. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Stacy Mungo and Deputy Police Chief Laura Farinella also provided remarks during the ceremony. Attendees included local government officials, veterans organizations, members of the Long Beach Police Department, community members and multiple media personnel. The Long Beach Police Department will use the building for a much-needed East Division substation. Courtesy photo.

US Army Reserve Center deeded over to City of Long Beach

The Maj. Henry F. Schroeder United States Army Reserve Center, located at 3800 East Willow Street, Long Beach, California, was handed over to the city of Long Beach during a deed transfer ceremony at that location Friday, Octob...
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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular to be discussed by Los Alamitos City Council

Residents of nearby communities may want to attend the regular Los Alamitos City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. According to the published agenda, the Council will discuss the Fourth of July Fireworks S...
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Top Ten Stories for Sept. 28 through Oct. 4

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Lakewood man dies in Huntington Beach traffic accident Knotts announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and the return of Elvira U...
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D-Day Doll at WWRE 2011

Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber...
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JFTB neighbors will see (and hear) more helicopters from today through Friday, Oct. 17

A visiting U.S. Army aviation unit returns to Los Alamitos Army Airfield this Wednesday to engage in flight operations The training, which may include periods of increased air traffic and aircraft noise, is designed for the uni...
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