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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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A 7'2" Wookiee from The Dark Side Riders confronts Coastie of the U.S. Coast Guard at Wings, Wheels, Rotors, and Expo 2014 at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Be sure to visit Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo!

What a way to spend a Sunday! Wings, Wheels, Rotors, and Expo will be open until 4 p.m.  – take the opportunity to browse the vendor booths, check out the fantastic classic cars and planes, and take a photo with the Dark...
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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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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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Youngsters aged 8 to 17 can fly free with the Young Eagles at WWRE

Are you between the ages of 8 and 17— and dream of flying? Are you a parent or teacher of such a dreamer? Young dreamers (and a parent!) should be first in line at the entrance gate to Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo to fulf...
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Fiddler's Green at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

Have a ghoulishly good time at Fiddlers Green’s Halloween Gathering

The Pub at Fiddlers Green at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos invites you to attend the 8th annual Halloween Gathering on Oct. 24, 2014. Come and join the fun! This event features tasty dinners prepared by Chef Ti...
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Fiddler's Green at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

Fiddlers Green open during WWRE

The Pub at Fiddlers Green will be open on Sunday, Oct. 26, during the annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take a break and stop over at Fiddlers Green! Enjoy the outside patio and a cool refresh...
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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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American Red Cross logo

Donate blood at Red Cross drive at the JFTB

The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the Veterans Services Center parking lot at the Joint Forces Training Base 11200 Lexington Dr. in Los Alamitos. The drive will be on Wednesday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:...
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JFTB SYA Class 10, shark attack

Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy featured on CBS News

National broadcaster CBS recently produced a feature on the Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a local academic “boot camp” for troubled youth looking for a second chance. Based out of the Joint Forces Training Base ...
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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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