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Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Here's the latest news of interest to the LAAFB community.

KUDOs - Diamond Sharp Award

Air Force Space Command Outstanding Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Ashley Garland
SMC Comptroller

AFSPC Outstanding Airman of the Year Nominee
Senior Master Sgt. Mark Vlahos
61st Medical Group

AFSPC Outstanding Airman of the Year Nominee
Tech. Sgt. Henitra Barfield
Space Superiority Systems Wing

These three individuals demonstrate the professionalism the Space and Missile Systems Center has grown to expect. They are truly among the greatest Airmen the Air Force has to offer.

Blood Drive Scheduled for May 30

The Red Cross Blood Drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Segundo Fitness Center, May 30. Free Subway lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Individuals eligible to give blood need to register and sign up for an appointment at www.givelife.org. The sponsor code is: LAAFB. Those who have registered in the past need not do so again. Requirements and donor eligibility can be found on the above Web site. Spouses are welcome to donate also. For any questions, call 310-416-1782. 

Base-Wide Yard Sale

The base-wide yard sale will be held on the Fort MacArthur Parade Grounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 2. Here's an opportunity to get rid of surplus household items and give shoppers a chance to pick up some bargains. Military I.D. cardholders and dependents will be selling their unneeded household goods. The sale will be open to anyone with valid photo I.D.s. For further information, contact Amy Toy at baseyardsale@gmail.com.

Tops In Blue to Appear at Fort MacArthur

On its 2007 tour commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Air Force, this troupe of talented performers will be appearing at 8 p.m. on the Parade Grounds at Fort MacArthur. Composed of 40 of the most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians anywhere, Tops In Blue's primary purpose is to perform for military personnel and their families throughout the world. However, the enormous popularity of the group has made the team America's "goodwill ambassadors" around the globe. The team is really an all active duty U.S. Air Force special unit. The show is free and open to all military and civilian personnel who have access to Fort MacArthur along with their families and guests. Coats and warm clothing are recommended due to the cool night-time ocean breezes that prevail this time of the year.

Fitness Assessments Available During May at the Base Fitness Center

Do you know what your fitness level might be? If you've got 30 - 45 minutes to spare, come by the base fitness center and you'll find out. Members of the staff will test your strength, flexibility, blood pressure, body composition and cardiovascular fitness. Call the center at (310) 653-6771 and make your appointment.

Track Rules Must be Followed

The new Los Angeles Air Force Base .5-mile running track is now open. All personnel are reminded to heed the follow rules. 1. WARFIT testing takes precedence over all others on the track. 2. The track is for exercise purposes only (running and walking). 3. No bikes, skates, strollers or other wheeled implements are allowed on the track. 4. No hard-soled shoes are allowed on the running track. This includes boots, high heels, dress shoes or other shoes with heels. 5. No pets allowed on the track at any time. 6. Walkers must use the outer perimeter. 7. Track direction will be one-way in a counter-clockwise direction at all times.

Base Fund Raising Needs Approval First

Any private organization or unofficial activity organizational party interested in holding a fundraiser in any Los Angeles Air force Base facility must be approved by 61 MSG/CC through 61 MSG/SVF prior to advertising the event. In addition, no PO or UA my sell or serve alcoholic beverages on the base. Contact the 61st Services at 310-653-5157 to obtain the most current fundraiser and alcohol guidance and request form.

Chapel Schedule

(All services will be held at Fort MacArthur Chapel unless otherwise indicated.)

· Preaching Series - Continues until May 20, Theme: 90 days of community every Sunday, 11 a.m.

· Water Baptism/Celebration Sunday - May 20, 11 a.m.

· Christian Concert and Barbecue - May 20, 1-4 p.m. (Location: to be announced.)