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  • Stay cool, but safe, during the last days of summer

    With the last days of summer upon us, Airmen and their family members are taking advantage of the water activities that Southern California has to offer. This area is full of activities to enjoy and help us cool down. However, don't forget the 101 Critical Days of Summer and always remember your safety attitude. Even organized trips with guides run
  • LAAFB Personnel Go Hollywood in New Transformers Movie

    This summer, you might be seeing a few familiar faces on a movie screen at your local multiplex. Besides some of Hollywood's biggest stars, you might catch a glimpse of some real-life Airmen in a summer blockbuster. Approximately 600 Airmen, including a number from Los Angeles Air Force Base, were used as extras in the "Transformers" movie. Based
  • Men's Health Week: Tips for Healthy Living

    June 11 through 17 is Men's Health Week. Here are some tips on how you can start living healthier today provided by the LAAFB Health and Wellness Center.  (These health tips really are for everyone!)Eat healthy. There may be some truth to the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." What you do (or don't) eat and drink can make a difference
  • LAAFB OSI Reservist Wins Air Force's IMA of the Year Award

    Maj. John Ryan, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Individual Mobilization Augmentee, was recently honored as the Air Force Outstanding Officer IMA of the Year. Major Ryan received the AFOSI IMA award at a ceremony at Andrews AFB, Md., in April. He will receive the Air Force IMA of the Year award at a banquet in June. Acting as an AFOSI
  • LAAFB youth wins AFSPC Youth of the Year for second year

    Ariel Hawkins, daughter of Lt. Col. James Hawkins, SMC Inspector General, and Gail Hawkins, was recently selected as the 2007 Air Force Space Command's Youth of the Year for an unprecedented second year in a row. The 15-year-old high school sophomore was selected because of her academics, community involvement, service to the community, service to
  • AVIATION HISTORY HIGHLIGHTED FROM ONE OF ITS BEST

    To kick off Women's History Month, the Federal Women's Program Committee sponsored a luncheon in the Gordon Conference Center March 28. The guest speaker was Mrs. Iris Cummings Critchell, a very distinguished and honored aviator. She is a member of the National Association of Flight Instructors Hall of Fame and also honored by the FAA with the
  • Members of the Doolittle Raiders share precious memories with base personnel

    Two surviving members of the famed 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' of the then United States Army Air Corps visited Los Angeles Air Force Base and held a discussion panel, Feb. 27. Their visit was in conjunction with a leadership program which highlights their raid on Japan during World War II and the successful leadership expertise of Gen. James Harold
  • Panel leader holds special bond with Raiders

    As the moderator for the Doolittle Raiders' panel discussion, Jonna Hoppes, who works here at Los Angeles Air Force Base as the text examiner for the 61st Mission Support Squadron Educational Office, was more involved than one could ever imagine. Their visit to the base hit close to her heart. She and the Raiders have a common bond. Ms. Hoppes is
  • Los Angeles AFB kids experience mock deployment

    Approximately 50 Los Angeles Air Force Base families participated in Operation KUDOS - Kids Understanding Deployment Operations - Nov. 18 at Fort MacArthur. The morning kicked off at 9 a.m. with children processing through the deployment line. They were greeted by the 61st Medical Group's First Sergeant, Master Sgt. Thomas Raupach, who asked them
  • CFC benefits from LR 'Price is Right' adventure

    A group from the Launch and Range Systems Wing here took a Combined Federal Campaign fundraising trip to CBS studios in Hollywood Nov. 15, vying for seats in contestants row on the famed game-show 'The Price is Right.' A creative strategy to generate donations, the team raised $274 for the CFC general fund. "Since admission to the show is free I
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