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Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) has been honored by District 10 of the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) with a Volunteer Merit Award in recognition of its 30 years of community partnerships with the City of Los Alamitos.

Brig. Gen. (CA) John Lathrop, JFTB Installation Commander, accepted the award at the organization’s annual awards and installation banquet held on April 4 in Laguna Woods.

JFTB’s partnerships with the City include “Race on the Base” and “Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular” public events, in addition to agreements providing local residents the opportunity to utilize the base’s aquatic training center and Sunburst Field baseball complex.

“The California National Guard is a community-based organization, and our long-standing partnerships with the City of Los Alamitos provide us with multiple opportunities to regularly engage with our neighbors and show our appreciation for their fantastic support of our Citizen Soldiers,” said Lathrop.

Founded in 1946, California Park and Recreation Society is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization with more than 4,000 members who create community by providing recreational experiences to individuals, families and communities. District 10 represents recreation professionals in Orange County and a small part of Los Angeles County.

Los Alamitos Mayor Warren Kusumoto congratulates Brig. Gen. (CA) John Lathrop, Joint Forces Training Base Installation Commander, following presentation of a Volunteer Merit Award to the base by the California Park and Recreation Society on April 4 in Laguna Woods, Calif. (Photo: Los Alamitos Recreation Department)
Los Alamitos Mayor Warren Kusumoto congratulates Brig. Gen. (CA) John Lathrop, Joint Forces Training Base Installation Commander, following presentation of a Volunteer Merit Award to the base by the California Park and Recreation Society on April 4 in Laguna Woods, Calif. (Photo: Los Alamitos Recreation Department)

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