HPCON Charlie

Effective Nov. 25 at 6:00 a.m. PDT, leadership from the Space and Missile Systems Center and the 61st Air Base Group have updated the local health protection condition (HPCON) from “Bravo” to “Charlie.”

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase rapidly across Los Angeles County, it is strongly recommended that you celebrate Thanksgiving at home with only those who reside within your immediate household, and celebrate virtually with all other friends and family. Remember that the fewer people you and your household have in-person contact with, the lower your risk of getting and/or transmitting COVID-19.

In order to safeguard the health our community, the Trusted Traveler Program is suspended. Personnel and residents may instead obtain a base pass for guests. Personnel and residents who wish to sponsor guests onto the installation must affirm that they will comply with the restrictions for gatherings outlined in this memorandum and comply with any other measures implemented in association with the declared Public Health Emergency.


Between Nov. 25 – 29 only, residents who have guests arriving outside of the published hours for pass-writing may visit the 24th St. Gate at Fort MacArthur to seek assistance and obtain a base pass. 


Please be advised that the gate guard will need to call in an officer from patrol in order to assist in these instances.  As such, it is requested that residents instruct their guests to do all that is possible to arrive within normal hours for passes, and only use this service when it is impossible to alter arrival plans. 


Additionally, a reminder that the sponsor and all guests must be physically present in order to obtain a base pass.


Questions regarding access to the installation may be directed to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) by calling (310) 653-0548, Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PDT (excluding Federal Holidays).


Click here to read the entire Thanksgiving Holiday gatherings and Suspension of Trusted Traveler Program memorandum.



Los Angeles Air Force base is currently operating under: Phase 1


As of 23 November 2020, SMC and LAAFB have returned to Phase 1 operations. All personnel are expected to abide by the following actions:

Personnel performing mission essential tasks (with supervisor approval) may return to the workplace


  • All others must maximize telework capabilities

  • Any unit’s daily, on-site footprint is limited to no more than 25% of total unit workforce (exceptions to policy approved by Leadership and based on mission requirements )

  • Conference Room meetings limited to 10-persons max (masks and social distanced)

  • Common Areas closed; social gatherings not authorized 

  • Observe all COVID-19 physical distancing, mask, & sanitation protocols

  • High risk/vulnerable populations should continue to telework (coordinate with supervisor)  


HPCON Charlie Measures
Trusted Traveler suspended (one ID holder per vehicle), with sole exception of retirees seeking Commissary, BX, or Pharmacy access only.

To maintain security of our installations, when approaching any of the gates on LAAFB or Fort MacArthur, you must remove your face covering to show your full face when presenting your ID.


By the Numbers

Click here for Department of the Air Force aggregate numbers of COVID-19.


Los Angeles AFB COVID-19 Updates & Resources