July 4th 2005

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Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Station

July 4th 2005

The Joint Forces Training Center in Los Alamitos, has units of the California National Guard and Army Reserve. It also houses the Southern California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Los Alamitos AAF is a restricted area. The airfield is completely fenced, gated and patrolled 24 hours a day. Access is limited to official business.

Entry is controlled by keypad cipher locks. The Joint Forces Training Base at Los Alamitos, CA is a "military oasis" -- surrounded by the urban sprawl and 12 million inhabitants of the Los Angeles basin, the 1,400-acre installation packs a lot into a relatively small area. Within its eight miles of perimeter fencing are more than 160 buildings encompassing about 1.5 million square feet of space. More than 45 tenant organizations call the small post home, and on any given day some 700 people -- military, civilian employees and contractors -- work at JFTB Los Alamitos. If they mobilized all the reserve-component units assigned to the installation, some 5,000 people -- military and civilian -- would report for duty. And, perhaps most important, Los Alamitos is home to the sole remaining military airfield in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.

The Third Hole
The kids have a home on the third hole which can be seen in the picture above.

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