All clear at Los Angeles AFB, normal operations resume

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A suspicious vehicle reported on the south side of Los Angeles Air Force Base was investigated by base and local law enforcement, Feb. 16.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., surrounding buildings and areas were evacuated to allow law enforcement to investigate safely.

“At approximately 2 p.m., we determined there is no threat and have cleared the area,” said Col. Becky Beers, 61st Air Base Group commander. “Because of the rapport between base and local law enforcement professionals, we were able to rapidly investigate a suspicious vehicle and ensure the safety of everyone on-base and in our surrounding community.”

The Los Angeles Airport Police Division and El Segundo Police Department assisted Los Angeles AFB’s Office of Special Investigations in determining that the vehicle was safe.

“We want to thank our local law enforcement for their rapid information sharing and collaboration,” said. Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, Space and Missile Systems Center commander. “Their expertise ensured the safety of our Airmen and Guardians. We could not accomplish our vital national security space mission without the support of our Los Angeles partners every day.”

SMC, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California, is the center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems.  The center’s portfolio includes the Space Launch and Range Systems, Global Positioning System, Military Satellite Communications, Space-Based Environmental Monitoring Systems, Satellite Control Networks, Overhead Persistent Infrared Systems, and Space Domain Awareness capabilities.




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