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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.
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61st SFS Control Center:
Commercial: (310) 653-5787/5664
DSN: 633-5787 / 633-5664
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 Systems Command 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.
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.)
You can print and email the Entry Approval List (EAL) here.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Weekends and Federal holidays and Family Days: Closed
VCC: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Weekends and Federal holidays and Family Days CLOSED
Only passes for housing areas
Ft. MacArthur Gate: 24/7 operations
Delay based on patrol response
61st SFS: (310) 653-0546/0547/0548
DSN: 633-0546 / 633-0547 / 633-0548
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. This service is available 24/7 please call (310) 653-0546 or email 61SFS.EALS@us.af.mil.
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 at Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo.
From FY20 to FY22, the USAF saw a 50.87% increase in pet-related incidents, resulting in 810 lost workdays and a price tag of $2,546,200.
Please review the Tierra Vista Animal Policy and Los Angeles County Leash Law 10.32.010 regarding leashing of pets outside your private dwelling unit. There is a dog park on Ft. Mac and local area animal parks where off-leash pets are welcome. Please adhere to all posted signage.
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.
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.
Long-Term Parking is available through coordination with the LAAFB Parking POC for a pass. Contact Mr. Christopher Turley to coordinate.
Parking is prohibited:
- Handicap spaces in front of the Commissary & BX unless shopping
- 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
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(310) 653-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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