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Airman's Attic Now Open

Along with a group of volunteers, Tech Sgt December Garner, 61st Medical Group, got the Airman’s Attic on Fort MacArthur up and running again. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Along with a group of volunteers, Tech Sgt December Garner, 61st Medical Group, got the Airman’s Attic on Fort MacArthur up and running again. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Baby clothes and other items are available at the Airman’s Attic. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Baby clothes and other items are available at the Airman’s Attic. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Books, games, used videos, clothing and other items are at the Airman’s Attic. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Books, games, used videos, clothing and other items are at the Airman’s Attic. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Moving to the area and your household goods haven't arrived yet? Just setting up your first household and in need of basic items? Have a baby on the way and looking for a few items. The Airman's Attic' located on Fort MacArthur is the place to go.

The base's Airman's Attic was closed and without a home. Tech Sgt December Garner, 61st Medical Group, and a number of volunteers took on the mission to get the Attic up and running again.

Starting in June 2006 with one room and with the help of a few volunteers from the clinic and a scout working on his Eagle badge project, the attic was recently able to reopen, Garner said

H. Aidan Jolliff, a member of Lawndale Scout Troop 795, received an SMC coin and letter from Lt. Gen. Hamel recognizing his work to reorganize the Attic at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony, July 21.

"He was trying to earn his Eagle badge, and helped me with the floor plan and getting things together to where they are now," she said.

Garner is motivated to volunteer by her heart. "The Airman's Attic was there for us, when I and my husband first started out, "she said.

The Attic is located in Bldg. 37. Operating hours are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. For more information, call (310) 653-6767 or (310) 221-0909.