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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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Seal Beach Police Department shoulder patch, courtesy of West-Comm.

Security training exercise today at Naval Weapons Station to include police and helicopters

Training exercise at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station today, Tuesday, Feb. 10. Police vehicles and helicopters may be seen in the area. Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 will be conducted on Naval bases and installatio...
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JFTB to host Marine certifying exercise beginning Monday, Feb. 9

Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base will host a certifying exercise for Marines of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. More than 200 Marines will begin their certifying exercise on Monday, Feb. 9. The exercise will conclu...
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Veterans Service Center, Building 244, on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Save the date: ESGR welcomes new members at orientation/refresher Jan. 31

Save the Date! On Saturday, Jan. 31, the California Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is hosting a new member orientation/refresher course to encourage continued partnerships and relationships between Guard and Reser...
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Pictured (l-r) Sergeant Nick Huttinga, U.S. Army National Guard; Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Cooper, U.S. Navy; Private Jozlyn Brown, U.S. Army National Guard; Petty Officer 3rd Class Everett Nonles, U.S. Navy; Sergeant Eddie Reyes, U.S. Army. Photo courtesy of JWA.

Local executive director for Bob Hope USO to address RMAC at next meeting

The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. at the Joint Forces Training Base, Building #15, in the RMAC room. The featured guest speaker this month is Mr. Bob Kur...
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A Black Hawk helicopter parked at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

JFTB confirms crashed Black Hawk was from local unit

A source at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base confirmed that the Black Hawk helicopter involved in what the source described as a “hard landing” yesterday at Ramona Airport, northeast of San Diego. The source ...
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The recovery team assigned to the destroyer USS Sampson signals the boat deck crew during search and recovery operations in support of the Indonesian-led Air Asia flight 8501 search efforts in the Java Sea, Jan. 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of US Department of Defense.

USS Sampson continues to help Air Asia flight 8501recovery effort

The featured photo shows a recovery team assigned to the destroyer USS Sampson signaling the boat deck crew during search and recovery operations in support of the Indonesian-led Air Asia flight 8501 search efforts in the Java ...
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U.S. sailors aboard the USS Sampson search for debris to support the Indonesian-led recovery operation for the downed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, Dec. 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of DoD.

USS Sampson helps in recovery of downed AsiaAir Flight 8501

USS Sampson is currently helping the international recovery operation for the downed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, Dec. 31, 2014. Helicopters deployed from USS Sampson search the sea in parallel with the sailors show in ...
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Race on the Base triathletes invited to free race clinics

The Southland Credit Union Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 and all triathlon participants are invited to the FREE Triathlon Race Clinics. Register now and don’t miss valuab...
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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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