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COVID-19

COVID-19 virus

CURRENT BASE CONDITIONS:

The base is currently in HPCON CHARLIE.

The governor of California issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order to combat the spread of COVID-19. To understand what this means for you and your families at home, visit the California Coronavirus Response website at covid19.ca.gov

Los Angeles Air Force Base will remain OPEN and mission essential personnel are required to report to duty.

The order outlines 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors that must continue. Our mission, at LAAFB falls under the “Government Facilities Sector,” which allows military installations to remain open. As such, military personnel, DoD government civilians, defense contractors and Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) personnel may leave their residences to provide any service or perform any work deemed essential for National Security. 

LAAFB will continue mandatory telework for all SMC personnel; with the exception of identified mission essential personnel supporting either LAAFB or leadership-designated space acquisition missions.  

Only mission essential personnel who have mission essential tasks tomorrow (that can only be done at your duty location) are authorized to report to work. Mission essential personnel who can do their mission essential tasks from home or do not have any mission essential tasks to complete on Fri, March 20, are authorized to stay home.

In order to ensure that everyone remains healthy it is essential that anyone who is sick or undergoing testing for COVID-19 contact base Public Health at 310-653-6688 or 310-413-2953 to assist those being tested.

Thank you for doing your part to ensure we stop the spread and keep where we work, live and play safe.

Let’s all do our part to #FlattenTheCurve! #Ready AF

The following changes in operations have been directed by the LAAFB installation commander:

AVIATION GATE CLOSURE: Effective March 20, the Aviation Gate is CLOSED.  Until Aviation Gate reopens, traffic will be permitted to turn left out of the Douglas Gate during all hours.  Base access will be limited to Douglas Gate.

CAC & ID CARDS:

  • The MPF will only be servicing customers by appointment.
  • Customers Support hours will be from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Walk-ins will be restricted to Mission Critical Emergencies only.
  • The Customer Lobby area will be limited to 10 people maximum
  • Appointment slots will be opened every Friday for the upcoming week

61 SFS PASS AND ID (SMC BADGES) EFFECTIVE April 1:

  • The 61SFS Pass and ID will only be servicing customers by appointment only.
  • Customer Support Hours will be appointment only from 0800 – 1400, Tuesday to Thursday.
  • Walk-ins will be restricted to Mission Critical Emergencies only.

COMMISSARY:

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., ONLY personnel IN UNIFORM and families of our deployed personnel with letter from the installation commander in hand will be permitted to shop in the Commissary on weekdays. If there is an entry line due to limiting the number of shoppers, then anyone that arrives to the military line before 10:30 will be granted entry into the commissary before any other beneficiaries. The beneficiary patron line will be allowed entrance to shop once the military-only line is exhausted. As a reminder, the Commissary’s hours currently are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Thursdays until 7p.m. There will be a dedicated IN UNIFORM checkout line during all operating hours at the commissary. The Commissary is no longer allowing the use of personal shopping bags.  This measure has been put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of patrons and employees.

BX:

The Exchange will maintain normal operating hours for all eligible customers. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLUB:

Effective March 18, the South Bay Club is closed until further notice.

POOL:

Effective March 18, the Fort MacArthur pool is closed until further notice.

BASE CHAPEL:

All chapel services are suspended until further notice. The Installation commander and Chaplain Corps have made the difficult decision to suspend Chapel services at Los Angeles AFB and Fort MacArthur until further notice.  Properly balancing the needs of many is challenging and we do not make these decisions lightly as we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Look forward to our uplifting messages that we will provide via command leadership channels.  As always, please feel free to contact the chapel at 310-653-5080.

YOUTH CENTER:

Effective March 19, the Youth Center will be closed until further notice.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 

The Child Development Center is closed effective March 30 until further notice.

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY:

  • The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), https://afas.org/ is being extremely generous during this difficult season.
  • Military members can complete an application online, as this site will be checked daily by A&FRC team members.
  • Supportive financial care is provided based on approval from agencies for AFAS: Navy Relief, Army, Marine, Reserve, Guard and Air Force for military members and retirees.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

  • For civilians EAP (Employee Assistance Program) or https://www.feea.org/ (Federal Employee Education and Assistance) Funds are available as they offer disaster relief for Federal Employees.
  • Civilians fill out an application online as well at https://www.feea.org/ and will be contacted if approved.

HELPING AGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:

  • Employee Assistance Program - 1-866-580-9078
  • Military One Source - 1-800-342-9647 
  • SAPR - 310-653-7272
  • Military and Family Life Counselor - 1-818-987-6344, during normal duty hours
  • Airman & Family Readiness Center - 310-653-5290, during normal duty hours or by email at laafb.afrc@losangeles.af.mil
  • Chaplain Corps – Call Command Post to request assistance for the on-call Chaplain
  • Mental Health – Call Command Post to request assistance for the on-call MH provider

 

(Current as of March 30, 2020)