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61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron

The 61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron provides maintenance, repair, design, construction, readiness and emergency management, installation deployment support, fire protection, environmental compliance, housing, transportation, supply and travel management services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and its 4,500 personnel.

Environmental Awards

Environmental Sustainability Team Award nomination

The 61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base is host to the best Environmental Sustainability team in the U.S. Air Force. The team is responsible for the installation's environmental compliance, pollution prevention, environmental restoration, and conservation.

Specifically, 61 CELS maintains compliance with regulations pertaining to air quality, water quality, stormwater, and hazardous materials and waste. Additionally, the team manages compliance with regulations for lead and asbestos abatement and storage tank management, and adherence to National Environmental Protection Act requirements.

Furthermore, 61 CELS manages Los Angeles AFB's solid waste, natural and cultural resources, recycling, and Rideshare programs, and pursues opportunities to reduce the installation's energy and water consumption demands. Finally, the Environmental Sustainability team is the installation's focal point for the Environmental Management System and is charged with promoting sustainability, green procurement, and progress toward Executive Order goals through installation-wide education, training, and process improvement.

Click here to read the full award nomination package in PDF

Federal Energy Manager of the Year Award nomination

Mr. Ed Wilson has more than 25 years of experience as Los Angeles Air Force Base's Installation Energy Manager. In this capacity, he acts as utility engineer, project developer, energy program visionary, and project manager. He provides comprehensive energy and water conservation program development to meet the base's energy and water reduction requirements and increase utilization of renewable energy.

His experience includes conducting energy and water conservation assessments, project development, design, cost estimating, construction management, and strategic planning. He is singularly responsible for the development of the installation's energy construction standard directive to establish guidelines for energy efficiency and sustainable, green construction practices for all new construction and major facility renovations.

In his career and for the duration of the award period, Ed Wilson has successfully managed and implemented a broad range of projects, including the use of recycled water for irrigation and sanitary sewer use, privatization of the electric utility distribution system to local utility providers, and installation of a base-wide energy management control system for Los Angeles AFB's Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system.

Click here to read the full award nomination package.

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Environmental Management

Los Angeles AFB maintains an Environmental Management System in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 and AFI 32-7001. The attached Los Angeles AFB Statement of Environmental Commitment articulates the installations senior leadership's vision of the EMS and describes the process for environmental management.

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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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157697433861941
#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 www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/Contact-Us/Phone-Directory. 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: http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1575134/riat-2018-showcases-f-35a-us-uk-relations/
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: http://www.jwc.nato.int/index.php/jwcmedia/news-archive/684-426th-air-base-squadron-changes-command http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569373/426abs-change-of-command/
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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157670323178788
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Olexis Perez for taking command of the 422nd Communications Squadron!
RT @NatReconOfc: #NROL71 – scheduled to launch this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11:05 a.m. PST aboard a @ulalaunch #DeltaIV Heavy rocket from Vand…
Fingers crossed tomorrow will be the day. https://t.co/QrmZQADNGP
RT @SMC_CC: Big thanks to Scott Lehr and the OmegA team @northropgrumman for donating the scale model of their OmegA launch vehicle. We are…
RT @ulalaunch: Final preparations are underway for Saturday’s flight of a #DeltaIV Heavy rocket with the #NROL71 national security mission…
RT @NatReconOfc: Hey launch fans! #NROL71 is scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11:05 a.m. PST. The live broadcast will begin at 10:4…
RT @ulalaunch: #OTD This cool pic from the archives shows NASA’s original ICESat satellite being launched on this date in 2003 aboard our D…
RT @SpaceX: Falcon 9 launches 10 new @IridiumComm NEXT satellites to orbit; this was the eighth set of satellites in a series of 75 total s…
RT @SpaceX: Webcast of Falcon 9 launch to complete the @IridiumComm NEXT constellation is now live → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z https://t.co/l…
RT @AFSpace: We'll be watching today's @SpaceX #launch from @30thSpaceWing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. https://t.co/NIjHStoSC6
RT @SpaceX: Falcon 9 and 10 Iridium NEXT satellites vertical on SpaceX’s California launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Tomorrow’s ins…
RT @AFSpace: Off we go into the wild, blue yonder...climbing high into...medium Earth orbit? Download the high resolution commemorative pos…
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RT @ulalaunch: LAUNCH UPDATE: The ULA #DeltaIVHeavy carrying the #NROL71 mission launch date is under review. A new launch date and time wi…
RT @ulalaunch: We continue to remedy the technical issues that caused the last scrub of the Delta IV Heavy, and are working with our partne…
Many of these missions were for the Air Force & acquired by SMC. SMC’s partnerships with our government and industr… https://t.co/IdoIO8DayA
RT @AFSpace: The #WGS10 is scheduled to launch on Jan. 23 from a @ULALaunch Delta IV. This launch will complete the WGS constellation prov…
RT @ulalaunch: LAUNCH UPDATE: The ULA #DeltaIVHeavy carrying the #NROL71 mission will launch no earlier than Sun., Jan. 6, 2019. The missio…
RT @AFSpaceCC: Our radars located around the world are keeping a close eye on Santa! @NoradSanta @AFSpace @usairforce https://t.co/w9Wn3rl…
RT @SpaceX: More photos from today’s Falcon 9 launch; SpaceX’s 21st mission of 2018 → https://t.co/095WHX44BX https://t.co/jGyc53PDWO

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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 orsmcpa.media@us.af.mil

Public Queries or Event Requests:
(310) 653-2368 or smcpa.outreach@us.af.mil