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61st Security Forces



The 61st Security Forces Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base provides the highest level of integrated base defense to SMC and the Los Angeles Air Force Base community through unmatched force protection and law enforcement services.  The squadron is primarily made up of Department of the Air Force civilians serving as Police Officers. The 61st SFS leadership team and support staff consists of Department of the Air Force civilians and active duty Security Forces members.


61st SFS Control Center

Commercial: (310) 653-5787/5664                     

DSN: 633-5787 / 633-5664

Visitor Information


Visitor Control Center Locations:

LAAFB: We are located in Bldg. 260, just to the immediate left of the Los Angeles AFB entrance, just past the fence line leading to the Douglas Street main gate. The facility is a state-of-the-art Visitor Control Center. We prepare and issue temporary visitor passes, vehicle passes, and DBIDS passes. We also coordinate access for special events, contractors, companies, vendors, and visitors, including Aerospace Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX and others in support of Space and Missile Systems Center or Los Angeles AFB mission requirements.


Ft. MacArthur: We are located in Bldg. 28, adjacent to the Ft. MacArthur main gate. We issue temporary visitor passes for the housing areas and are open modified hours. We are here in order to help serve our geographically separated locations at Ft MacArthur, Pacific Heights, and Pacific Crest Housing areas.


Processing procedures:

Visitors can obtain entry by having their sponsor meet them at the Visitor Control Center in order to assist them in getting a temporary visitor pass. Visitors over the age of 18 must have a valid picture ID to be allowed access to the base. (Processing procedures are subject to change depending on current FPCON/HPCON levels.)


Hours of Operation:


Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Weekends and Federal holidays: Closed


Ft. MacArthur:

VCC: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Weekends and Federal holidays CLOSED

Only passes for housing areas


Ft. MacArthur Gate: 24/7 operations

Delay based on patrol response

Only passes for housing areas



61st SFS: (310) 653-0546/0547/0548

DSN: 633-0546 / 633-0547 / 633-0548

Email: or


ID Card Information




From the 61st Force Support Squadron's Customer Support:

For the most up to date information concerning ID Cards please refer to:

61st FSS Customer Support
(310) 653-5114

Vehicle Operation on Base

Speed limits (unless otherwise posted):

Los Angeles AFB Main Base - 15 MPH

Ft. MacArthur Family housing areas - 15 MPH


Cell Phone Use:

Talking on a cell phone while driving is prohibited, unless the vehicle is safely parked or the operator is using a hands-free device (i.e. single ear, wired earphone, Bluetooth earbud, Bluetooth compatible GPS, on-board (in-dash) Bluetooth connectivity, or similar technology that enables one-touch call answering). Using the speaker phone feature of a cellular telephone is not considered a hands-free device if the phone is being held in the driver's hand.


Required Seat Belt Use:

Restraint systems (seat belts) will be worn by all operators and passengers of U.S. Government vehicles on or off the installation. Restraint systems will be worn by all civilian personnel (family members, guests, and visitors) driving or riding in a POV on the installation. Restraint systems will be worn by all military Service members and Reserve Component members on active Federal Service driving or riding in a POV whether on or off the installation.


Parking is prohibited:

- Adjacent to, or blocking trash receptacles

- On, across, or outside parking demarcation lines

- Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant

- Any location that would impede the operation of an emergency vehicle

- Designated reserved or numbered parking stalls

Privately owned weapons

All persons arriving at Los Angeles AFB with firearms in their possession will immediately report to the 61st Security Forces Squadron's Fort MacArthur armory in San Pedro to arrange for the temporary storage of their privately owned weapons. All firearms stored on base will be registered via AF Form 1314, in person, with the Pass and Registration office, located on the first floor of Bldg. 272 in the Schriever Space Complex at Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo.

Vehicle Smog Information

Most vehicles require California Smog Certification in order to be registered in California. For more information on theCalifornia Smog Inspection Program, contact:

California Bureau of Automotive Repairs Toll-free: 1 (800) 952-5210
California Department of Motor Vehicles  Toll-free: 1 (800) 777-0133

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