General Information and Customer Service

The 61st Air Base Group, located in the Schriever Space Complex, is the host unit at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. It provides administrative and base services to all personnel assigned to the Space and Missile Systems Center -- a center of acquisition excellence for Air Force Space Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

SMC acquires and develops military space systems. Its portfolio includes the Global Positioning System, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks, space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

To better acquaint yourself with Los Angeles AFB, review some of the services and general information listed below, or click any of the frequently used links listed in the far right column..

Military Personnel Flight

The 61st Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel Flight is composed of three sections: Career Development, Customer Support and Force Management. Functions within Career Development include outbound assignments, retirements and separations and promotions. Functions within Customer Support include Common Access Cards and Identification (CACs/ID) cards and Newcomer's orientation. Functions within Force Management include awards and decorations, and evaluations.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

All sections are also closed the first Thursday of the month for currency training. 

61st FSS / Military Personnel Flight
(310) 653-6556

CAC/ID Customer Service

Chaplain Services

The Chaplain Office at Los Angeles Air Force Base provides a wide range of services and support for the military, their family members and Department of Defense employees. Comprehensive religious and pastoral services including daily ministry, visitation, counseling and weekday religious education and worship, are available through the Chaplain Office in Bldg. 272, 1st floor, Rm. C1-144.

Los Angeles AFB Chaplain Office
(310) 653-5080
DSN 633-5080

Staff Judge Advocate

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal assistance to active duty members, reserve members on Title 10 orders or pending deployment, retired military members, and dependents who are eligible to receive military identification cards. Provided legal assistance includes wills, powers of attorney and other personal civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, domestic and consumer affairs issues.
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Voting Assistance Office

The Airman and Family Readiness Center now manages the Installation Voting Assistance Office at all Air Force installations. Here you may receive FVAO training, voter information specifically for your state, and the proper forms and procedures in order to vote from nearly anywhere in the world.

AF&RC is located in Bldg. 272, 1st Floor, Room C1-209.  For more information, call (310) 653-VOTE (8683) or email

Los Angeles AFB Voting Assistance Office:
Bldg. 272, C1-209
(310) 653-8683
DSN 633-8683

Federal Voting Assistance Program website

Security Forces

Installation Gate Entry Control Hours:

Douglas St Gate: 24 Hours
Aviation Blvd Gate: Exit only Mon - Fri from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Fort MacArthur 24th St Gate: 24 Hours 
Pacific Heights Gate: 24 Hours
Pacific Crest Gate: 24 Hours

The 61st Security Forces Squadron Control Center is located on the first floor of Bldg. 272. It is the 24-hour control center for police operations and emergency services. For emergencies on base, dial 116 or 911. Emergency calls are dispatched to local fire, medical and law enforcement personnel.

Other important numbers:

Law Enforcement Desk:
(310) 653-5787, 653-5664
DSN 633-5787, 633-5664

Crime Stop:
(310) 653-2121
DSN 633-2121

Eagle Eyes:
(310) 653-3937
DSN 633-3937

Visitor Information

The Los Angeles AFB Visitor Control Center is located in Bldg. 260, just past the fence line leading in to the Douglas Street main gate. Personnel from the 61st Security Forces Squadron  issue AF Form 75 (Temporary Visitor / Vehicle Passes) for all non-badged visitors seeking entry onto the installation at the VCC.

Access for contractors, companies, vendors, and visitors in support of mission requirements can be obtained through the VCC. Visitors can be vouched on to the installation by permanent party personnel or cleared contractors.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

Visitor Control Center
(310) 653-0548
DSN 633-0548

Housing Information

Los Angeles AFB housing is privatized via TierraVista, a lend lease community. Units are available for rent to military, retirees, civilian personnel and DoD contractor employees. The housing area is located on the grounds of historic Fort MacArthur in San Pedro and many of the homes have ocean views. The Los Angeles AFB Housing Office is located in Bldg. 56 at Fort MacArthur. Base housing and off-base referrals for both military and civilian personnel are available through the office.

Los Angeles AFB Housing Office
(310) 241-6184
Fax: (310) 241-6189

Housing Maintenance / After-hours emergencies
(310) 241-6194

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Weekends, Federal Holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

Click here for more information about TierraVista/Los Angeles AFB Housing

Social Media

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RIAT 2018 Recap - Another Successful Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Thank you to all of our special guests and aeronautics fans for joining the 501st CSW and RAF in celebrating the Royal Air Force's 100th year anniversary. For more photos please visit:
#Pathfinders, A recent grass fire near one of our military family housing areas served as a reminder about fire safety. Though no individuals were hurt, it’s always important to know how to reach the various fire departments across the 501st. We've had unbelievably warm and dry weather these last four weeks. However, with it came the increased risk for fire. Monitor your BBQ grills and fire pits closely. Ensure cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of properly, not flicked into grass or out of a car window. Be vigilant if you burn your yard debris. A moment of carelessness can quickly get out of hand and put you, your family, and others at risk. Take a moment to inspect your home fire extinguisher. If you don't have one, local hardware stores carry them for £12-£25 based on bottle size. Also, ensure you and your family know how to reach the on and off base fire departments in the event of an emergency. If you’re not sure, you can visit the 501st Phone Directory at Enjoy the fantastic summer weather and be safe! From your 501st Combat Support Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flights
Today was the last day of the fantastic #RIAT18! The weekend was three nonstop days of airpower displays by the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and many other NATO partners, allied nations, and others from around the world. We'll see you all again next year at RAF Fairford for #RIAT19! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa The Royal International Air Tattoo AFN Europe Royal Air Force
The 501st Combat Support Wing supported more than 170,000 people from around the world for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, July 13 to 15. 501st CSW personal stood up and manned a fully operational Emergency Operations Team, provided meals and housing for volunteers working at RIAT and ran security for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. To read more click the link below:
The past two days of #RIAT18 showcased incredible airpower, international partnership and the unique bond between the U.S. and the U.K. As the sun rises over the third and final day, we're #ready to see what's in store. #AirTattoo | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | U.S. Embassy London | The Royal International Air Tattoo
The skies are heating up at #RIAT18! RAF Fairford played host to impressive aerial displays celebrating the 100th birthday of the RAF and the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe The Royal International Air Tattoo Royal Air Force United States Air Force
American airpower is on display at #RIAT18! The F-35A Lightning II lit up the skies above RAF Fairford on Day 1 of RIAT! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe
#Pathfinders, Please be advised of the demonstrations surrounding London July 12-14 and be cautious of the potential for delays and protests. Additionally, please plan ahead for potential delays in the area surrounding Blenheim Crescent. Continue to monitor STEP notifications and social media for more updates as they come.
Good afternoon! If you're planning to attend #RIAT18, please heed the message below about fire safety. Remember, no smoking on grass areas and no BBQs. Please make sure to dispose of any smoking materials appropriately. It looks like we'll have warm weather this weekend, so don't forget to bring sunscreen and stay hydrated for the best possible experience. See you soon!
RAF Fairford is about to get busy - just the way we like it! Stay tuned for all the up-close #RIAT18 action this weekend. ✈️
The 501st is crushing it on the Alpha Warrior rig right now! 💪👊
Lt. Col. Christopher Lovett relinquished command of the 426th Air Base Squadron to Lt Col. Shawn Beskar during the Change of Command Ceremony at Stavanger, Norway, July 6, 2018. To read more about the CoC please click the links below:
It's here! RAF Alconbury's 4th of July celebration is happening tonight, fireworks and everything. We'll see you out there!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Mathew Ramstack for taking command of the 422nd Air Base Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Maj. Chin Hsu for taking command of the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Robert Heil for taking command of the 422nd Medical Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
The 423rd Air Base Group is hosting a Bone Marrow Donors Recruitment Drive June 25 to 29. See the attached photo for more details.
RAF Alconbury - Civic Leader Tour: Civic leaders from across the districts of Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire and Fenland visited with members of the 423rd Air Base Group and U.S. mission partners, where they had the opportunity to build on relations and learn more about the 501st Combat Support Wing mission. A special thanks to all of the civic leaders for making it a memorable visit. For more photos please visit:
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Olexis Perez for taking command of the 422nd Communications Squadron!
1st Delta II launch was a GPS satellite for USAF. Last GPS to launch on Delta II was in 2009.
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GPS satellites were launched aboard Delta II for 20 years with the last one launching in 2009.
SMC traces its lineage back to the Western Development Division, which was established in 1954 under General Schrie…
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Numbers and E-mails

Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080
ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron 61st Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

   Media Queries:
(310) 653-2369
(310) 653-2367

Public Queries or Event Requests:
(310) 653-2368 or