Joint Forces Training Base

40th Infantry Division headquarters on JFTB Los Alamitos, photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

The 40th Infantry Division, aligned under the U.S. Army’s America’s First Corps took part in Defender Pacific 20. Defender Pacific 20 is a joint exercise that demonstrates the Army’s strategic readiness by deploying combat credible forces across the Indo-Pacific Theater of operations. The 40th Infantry Division’s warfighting function chiefs and …continue reading

Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce is happy to support Marilyn’s Miracle Military Adopt-a-Family. Marilyn’s Miracle started over 15 years ago as a benevolence program for military families on the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base by a civilian in the community. It is made possibly by the community who “adopts” …continue reading

featured graphic for JFTB Los Alamitos during COVID-19

JFTB celebrated some long awaited improvements to its base exchange earlier this week, marking the occasion with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon by BG Mike Leeney, Senior Garrison Commander, and Troop Store Manager Chris Rooney. The event signaled the reopening of the building’s all-new main entrance and the debut …continue reading

After more than 28 years flying the friendly, and sometimes not so friendly, skies at home and abroad as a U.S. Army aviator, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Metoyer flew into retirement Friday, July 31, 2020, leading a training flight of 12 California Army National Guard UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters …continue reading

Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, (JFTB) is pleased to announce U.S. Army Lt. Col. Manju Vig as the installation’s new deputy commander. She concurrently serves as commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, for the California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division, which is based at JFTB. Vig enlisted in …continue reading

featured graphic for July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular 2020 at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Photo by Crystal Housman courtesy of California National Guard.

Visitors packed Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos for the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Independence Day. Every person in every vehicle underwent a temperature check at the gate before being admitted to the base. The JFTB played host to one of the few official fireworks displays in the …continue reading

Cypress College was awarded the 2020 National CyberWatch: Innovations in Cyber Security Education award for their work with Jobs Challenge last semester. This is the second consecutive year in a row that the Cypress College Cybersecurity Program is being honored. The program is led by Ben Izadi and Russ Alizadeh …continue reading

Security Forces (SECFOR) Soldiers at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, are enhancing operations and adding additional security measures in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health of personnel and visitors at the Southern California installation. “With new restrictions and screening requirements for COVID-19 at …continue reading

I am pleased to announce that effective 1 February 2020, Brigadier General Michael J. Leeney will assume full time installation command of the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), Los Alamitos concurrent with his duties as Deputy Commanding General – Operations, 40th Infantry Division. Please join me in congratulating Brigadier General …continue reading