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Dear Guest, Welcome to the Fort MacArthur Inn in San Pedro Housing Annex for Los Angeles AFB; the beautiful and historic Fort MacArthur, Space and Missile System Center Los Angeles AFB. We sincerely hope your stay with us will be an enjoyable and comfortable one. With our mild climate, any time of year is a good time to explore what Southern California has to offer. We are centrally located; Hollywood is to the North, San Diego to the South, mountains to the East, and Catalina Island to the West. The Guest Directory has additional information on sights and tours. It also contains valuable base and local information, our Service Division activities’ operating hours, what to do in an emergency, and how to operate equipment in your room. We ask that you do not remove pages from this directory, please. If there is anything you would like a copy of, please ask the receptionist at the front desk and he/she will be happy to provide it to you. Our vision is to become the Air Forces Premier Inn with world-class facilities and service for all. We constantly monitor our rooms for safety, cleanliness, comfort and convenience. In case something isn’t quite right or equipment malfunctions after you check-in, please fill out a maintenance slip and present it to our housekeeping staff or please call the front desk. Our staff is at your service and will respond quickly. If it is beyond their scope, they will refer it to our Base Civil Engineers. If any aspect of your stay is less than you’d hoped for, please call me at 653-8233/8249. We want to correct discrepancies as they occur, so that you may fully enjoy the rest of your stay. We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out a customer comment form. We welcome your suggestions to improve our service and your positive feedback increases staff pride and morale. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We wish you a safe journey and a speedy return to Fort MacArthur.
CALVERT (MAC) MCCOLLUM, NF-IV General Manager
ROOM KEYS Keys will be issued at check in. If your stay is extended we will need you to come to the front desk to refresh your keys. If you lock yourself out and do not have a valid ID with you the clerk will check the registration folio and escort you to the room and check your ID for security purposes.
Fort MacArthur Inn Guest Guide General Information Welcome to Fort MacArthur Inn. Our lodging office, Building 37, is staffed 18 Hours a day 7 days a week 0600-0000.(midnight) Our courteous Guest Service Representatives are always on duty to assist you. BUSINESS CENTER: We have one computer and printer in the main lobby for guests to access the Internet and print a maximum of 10 (TEN) sheets at no charge. There is also Wireless Internet connection available in the main lobby. We ask that you limit your use to 30 minutes if guests are waiting. CHECK CASHING: We can only accept checks for the amount of your service charges. If you need cash, there is an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) located at Bldg. 37, Bldg. 425 Fitness center and Community Center Bldg. 403. CHECK IN/OUT TIMES: Check-in time is 1500; Check-out time is 1100. If you must check out after 1100 hours, contact the front desk for approval, otherwise you will be charged an additional lodging fee at the room rate that you are occupying. NEW ROOM RATES (as of 01 Oct 2020): Visiting Officer Quarters/Visiting Quarters (VOQ/VQ) $149.00 Temporary Lodging (TLF) $161.00 Distinguished Visitor (DV) Suites: One-Bedroom: (Jan 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021) $164.00 Two-Bedroom: (Jan 1, 2021 – Oct 31, 2021) $165.00 COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES: Coffee, tea, and condiments are provided for your enjoyment free of charge. Your housekeeper will replenish them daily. There is also complimentary coffee and hot chocolate provided at the front desk. DO NOT DISTURB SIGNS: These signs are provided for your convenience. Simply hang the signs from the exterior doorknob to your room. If you would like to receive housekeeping service, we ask that you remove the “Do Not Disturb” sign by 1200 hrs. On the third day that the “Do Not Disturb” sign is left without prior arrangements with the Lodging Manager, housekeeping must enter your room to ensure everything is satisfactory. EXCESS CLEANING FEE: Guests may be charged a cleaning fee up to $150 based on the expenses incurred to return the room to available inventory.
FAX SERVICE: Local or DSN fax service is available at the front desk at no cost. FIRE SAFETY: Do not smoke in the rooms. Flammable liquids (gasoline, charcoal lighter, cleaning fluid, etc.) are not allowed in the rooms. Additional cooking / heating devices (space heaters, hot plates, propane tanks) are not allowed in the rooms and will be removed if found without notification to the guest. Never leave heated cooking appliances unattended. Do not place hot appliances (irons, blow dryers, coffeepots, etc.,) in drawers or cabinets. Do not overload electrical outlets. Multi-plugs and power strips are therefore prohibited. Do not leave electrical appliances on when unattended. Practice good housekeeping (clean-up messes; bag any dirty clothes; keep wet clothes away from heat sources). Do not burn candles, potpourri, or incense in rooms. If found these items will be removed without notification to the guest and may incur a $150.00 cleaning fee or furniture replacement cost. Vacate all rooms during fire alarms. Evacuation routes are posted on back of main door. FITNESS CENTER: The fitness center is located in building 425 2nd floor, phone# (310)-6538361. Their hours are Mon - Fri 0800 - 2000. Please refer to “The FORCE Magazine”. HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES: Housekeeping service is provided seven days a week (unless you post a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door). The housekeeper will return at 1200 to service your room. If the sign is still on your door at 1200 hrs. Service will not be provided. Bed linens will be changed once a week for long term guests, unless otherwise requested. Towels and washcloths will be replaced as you choose. On Federal Holidays housekeeping services are minimal. In the spirit of being environmentally conscious if you would like to re-use your towels, please hang them on the towel rack. If you would like clean towels, please place soiled towels on the floor and we will exchange them. More details of the housekeeping services you will receive are located in the Housekeeping Services of this directory. ICE MACHINES:
VQR1P - BLDG 36- BASEMENT OST1P - BLDG 32- BASEMENT TLF1P - BLDG 40- BASEMENT
IN ROOM SAFES: It is the responsibility of all guests to safeguard their belongings. For your convenience we have placed a safe in every room. The safe can be locked with a numeric code of your choosing or a credit card. IRONS AND IRONING BOARDS: These are provided in each room. If your iron or ironing board is missing or not working properly, please notify the front desk.
LAUNDRY ROOMS: All laundry machines are free of charge for lodging guests. Soap, bleach, and softener are available for purchased in the laundry room and at the front desk. We ask you to please leave the laundry room clean. The locations of the laundry facilities for each building are listed below. The use of liquid bleach is prohibited in all lodging facilities. VQR1P - BLDG 36- BASEMENT OST1P - BLDG 32- BASEMENT TLF1P - BLDG 40- BASEMENT LARGE TLF’S IN EACH UNIT LOST AND FOUND: Items which are left behind will be held for 30 days in our lost and found storage. After 30 days the item will be disposed. Any perishable items and under garments will be disposed of immediately. FORGOT YOUR PHONE CHARGER: Turns out it happens a lot - call or stop by the front desk we might have one that you can use for FREE! MAIL: Guests can pick up with proper military ID and drop off mail at the front desk. VOICE MAIL: To retrieve and/or delete messages from your in-room telephone dial 6000 & follow voice prompts. (Note: if you have a Cisco Phone you may just press the message button) OTHER SERVICES: Baby playpen and highchairs may be obtained from the front desk. PARKING: One parking space per room is provided in the parking lots adjacent to all our quarters. If you have additional or oversized vehicles please see the Front Desk for assistance with overflow parking. Under no circumstances should any vehicle(s) be parked off a paved surface or on the grass. Vehicles in violation of this policy will be towed by order of the Security Police. No Vehicles can’t park on lodging property if going on a cruise for storage reasons, vehicle’s parking at lodging must be a register guest. PET POLICY: Pets are only allowed in our “pet friendly” rooms, and not in any other transient facilities. There is an extra fee of $10 per night and a limit of 2 pets per unit. Pets will not be kept in cages outside, tied to trees, or kept in automobiles. Pet owners must sign a pet agreement at check-in and provide a copy of updated shot records. A pet cleaning fee of $150 will be assessed to guests who violate the pet policy. A list of kennels is provided for your convenience at the Front Desk. Please see the front desk for pet policy guidelines to further answer any questions or concerns. SHELTER IN PLACE: The Shelter in Place location for all guests is in their guest bathrooms.
SMOKING POLICY: Fort MacArthur Inn is smoke-free. This includes all common areas to include porches in front of all buildings. Smoking is permitted 50 feet from your building. Guests who violate this policy will be assessed a $150 cleaning fee, which includes blocking the room and cleaning until all evidence of smoke is eliminated. Please locate the designated smoking areas near your building. SUNDRY ITEMS: If you have forgotten any toiletry items, we have a selection at the front desk for purchase. We also have snacks, sodas, alcohol and other miscellaneous items available. SUPPLIES AND LINEN: If you need extra supplies/linen, please contact housekeeping or the front desk. Please do not take items off the housekeeping cart. Housekeepers are held accountable for the supplies on their carts and must keep a record of replenishments. TELEPHONE INSTRUCTIONS: Instructions on using the telephone are located in the Telephone Info section of this directory and also in a stand near the telephone. TV & DVD RECEPTION/REPAIR: If the TV or DVD player in your room malfunctions, please notify the front desk. We will try to repair or replace the piece of equipment as soon as possible. For inventory and resource protection reasons, we cannot move equipment from room to room. SUNDRIES: Sundry items can be purchase at the front desk Lobby Bldg. 37, 0600-0000 (midnight) daily WAKE UP SERVICES: This service is available through the phone system and the instructions are listed in the Telephone Info section of this directory and also in a stand by your phone. Clock-radio alarms are also provided in every room for your convenience, instructions are located on the clock-radio in the TV/Radio section of this directory. WIRELESS INTERNET: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi Internet access: Enjoy the convenience of complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in the privacy of your own room.
HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES GENERAL/ STAYOVER STAYOVERS (Light Service) (Daily Service) 0800-1545 Daily Wastebaskets cleaned and emptied Coffee/tea/amenities/sundries setup restocked Floors and carpet cleaned Beds made in accordance with established AF Inns standards Toilets cleaned Bathtub/shower clean inside/out Bathroom vanities, sinks, and mirrors cleaned If towels are found on floor, replace with fresh ones EXTENDED STAYOVERS (Full Service) (Every 7 days) All items listed under LS should be completed in addition to the following: Sheets changed and bed made in accordance with established AF Inns standards Light dusting completed and furniture polished Shower curtain/door cleaned (to include wiping down underside of glass shower doors, etc.) Vacuum/mop floors CHECKOUTS (CO) All items listed under LS/FS should be completed in addition to the following: Overall dusting completed (high & low) and furniture polished Dishwashers cleaned inside/out, free of soap film, and empty of dishes Bedspreads, blankets, linen, pillows, bathmats, and towels cleaned Items in the closet cleaned (blankets, etc.) individually protected in plastic wrap (Plastic/zipper bags not authorized) Walls and ceiling cleaned (free of smudges, spills, etc.) Light fixtures cleaned, free of bugs Countertops, sinks and cabinets (inside & out) cleaned. Dishware and utensils cleaned A/C, heat, exhaust, and return air vents clean windows, sills, and tracks cleaned Fixtures/appliances cleaned and functioning (i.e., refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, hairdryers, phones, irons, ironing boards, etc.) Inside of drawers cleaned(to include under and behind furniture) Furniture cleaned to include free of crumbs/trash between cushions Bathroom free of hair and bugs (windows, floor, walls, ceiling)
DAILY LODGING FEES FOR FY20 (Rates subject to change) Visiting Officer Quarter/Visiting Quarter (VOQ/VQ) Temporary Lodging Facility (1-4 BR TLF) Distinguished Visitor (DV) Suites: One-Bedroom: (Jan. 1, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021) Two-Bedroom: (Jan. 1, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021)
$149.00 $164.00 $164.00 $165.00
PAYMENT PROCEDURES All guests paying with a Government Travel Card will be charged for their stay in advance at check-in for up to 15 days. All guests checking in will sign the guest registration form that advises them lodging is authorized to apply any unpaid charges to their credit card. All long term guests (staying over 15 days), whether paying by cash, check, or credit card, will return to the front desk at 15-day intervals to verify and pay their lodging bill for the next 15 days. Credit card-paying guests will have their credit card automatically processed for charges incurred over the previous 15 days. Cash/check-paying guests must pay in advance for the next 15 days or remaining days of occupancy (if less than 15 days) All space available guests, regardless of method of payment, will pay for their stay in advance at check in. Advance payment will be required for any approved extension.
CHECK-IN TIME Normal check in time is 1500. However, guests may check in earlier if rooms are available.
CHECK-OUT TIME Check-Out time is 1100. Requests for a late check-out will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the front desk if you have an extenuating circumstance that requires a late checkout as soon as possible. We cannot always guarantee a late check-out past 1100 without payment of another day’s service charge. Mission requirements and staffing levels determine whether approval can be given without an additional fee being assessed on the current room rate.
Guest Pet Policy Agreement Dear Valued Guest: We are pleased to offer the opportunity to have your pet(s) stay with you in our TLF quarters. During your stay, we do have specific rules that must be followed in order to accommodate you and your pet. By signing this agreement, you are agreeing to: -
Cats and dogs only (2 pets maximum); Lodging Managers may waive on a case-by-case basis.
$10 per night pet fee in addition to other lodging rates. There may be additional cleaning fees assessed if your pet damages furniture or defecates/urinates in the room.
Secure your pet in the pet cage provided or in your own pet container whenever you leave your pet unattended in the room.
Do not leave “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door when you are not in your TLF unit. We will enter your room daily for housekeeping.
AF Inns is not liable for the welfare of your pet; owners are solely responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of their pet.
Pets must be properly immunized and you must present your pet’s shot records upon check-in.
Pets are not allowed to sit directly on furniture or bedding.
Owners may not use lodging towels or linens to bathe pets.
Pets are not allowed in any other facilities or premises.
Each pet must be collared with your name on each collar and must be leashed when outside the facility.
If your pet continually makes excessive noise and disturbs other guests, you may be asked to kennel your pet off base.
Owners are required to pick-up/clean-up their pet’s waste and dispose of properly.
Infraction of rules may result in removal of you and your pet from lodging.
Owner must acknowledge understanding by signing this Agreement prior to checking in. Room Number:
Guest Name (Print):
Kennels & Other Services Lisa's Pet Sitting 1360 W Capitol Dr. Unit 134, San Pedro (310) 832-6201
Canine Retreat 25930 Belle Porte Ave, Harbor City (310) 530-0800
Pet Keeper 3430 Fujita St, Torrance (310) 891-3430
Canine Retreat 25930 Belle Porte Ave, Harbor City (310) 530-0800
SNP LA 957 N Gaffey St, San Pedro (888) 937-7295
All Star Pet Resort www.allstarpetresort.com 951 W 223rd St, Torrance (310) 320-8799
Sunny Dog Place 25024 Broadwell Ave, Harbor City (310) 325-0070
Peninsula Pet Clinic www.bestvet4u.com 1450 W 25th St, San Pedro (310) 833-1111 Plaza De Lamo Animal Hospital 3430 Fujita St, Torrance (310) 530-5511
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING Classic Cleaners 29409 S Western Ave Ste 5, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 547-1699
Green Cleaners 803 S Gaffey St, San Pedro (310) 519-1656
Ace Cleaners LLC 29050 S Western Ave Ste 103, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 831-0490
Richards Cleaners 538 W 5th St, San Pedro (310) 832-7511
Regal Cleaners 519 S Gaffey St, San Pedro (310) 833-6660
Spin Clean Laundry 112 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro (310) 831-7746
San Pedro Cleaners 1603 S Gaffey St, San Pedro (310) 831-6353
Launderworld 521 S Gaffey St, San Pedro (310) 833-9608
Bandini Cleaners 1000 W 1st St Ste 150, San Pedro (310) 831-6989 W.C. Cleaner 2138 S. Pacific Ave San Pedro (310) 413-2438
Lucky Dry Cleaners 1609 W 25th St, San Pedro (310) 832-7294
LOS ANGELES HOTEL LISTING WITH GOVERNMENT RATES No recommendation is implied with this listing. Rates subject to change.
LOS ANGELES / AIRPORT AREA
1440 East Imperial Ave – El Segundo, 90245
5547 W. Century Blvd – Los Angeles 90045
10300 La Cienaga Blvd- Los Angeles 90304
5400 W. Century Blvd –Los Angeles 90245
810 S. Douglas Avenue- El Segundo 90245
700 N Nash Street - El Segundo 90245
NEAR LOS ANGELES AFB Guest House Inn
13640 S. Hawthorne Blvd- Hawthorne 90250
5250 W. El Segundo Blvd – Hawthorne 90250
100 S. Sepulveda Blvd- Manhattan Beach 90266
711 S. Pacific Coast Hwy- Redondo Beach 90277
2135 E. El Segundo Blvd – El Segundo 90245
3701 Torrance Blvd – Torrance 90503
810 S. Douglas Ave- El Segundo 90245
1910 E. Mariposa Avenue – El Segundo 90245
Spring Hill Suites
14620 Aviation Blvd. – Hawthorne 90250
14400 Aviation Blvd. – Manhattan Beach 90250
SAN PEDRO Sun Rise
525 S. Harbor Blvd-San Pedro 90731
Best Western Plus
111 S. Gaffey St- San Pedro 90731
601 S. Palos Verdes St – San Pedro 90731
Double Tree Hotel
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina – San Pedro 90731
215 S Gaffey Street – San Pedro 90731
TORRANCE Extended Stay America
3525 Torrance Blvd - Torrance 90503
2888 Pacific Coast Hwy – Torrance 90503
3995 Carson St – Torrance 90503
BEST WESTERN NATIONWIDE 1800-660-9962
Emergency & Other Reference Numbers Security Forces
(310)653-2121/2122 or 99-911
99-911 or (310) 653-3070
99-911 or (310) 653-3070
Eagle Eyes Hotline
LOCAL HOSPITALS Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center 1300 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA (310) 832-3311 Torrance Memorial Medical Center 3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance, CA (310) 514-5377 Kaiser Foundation Hospital 25825 Vermont Ave Harbor City CA (310) 517-6441 Long Beach Memorial Medical 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA (562) 933-2000
LODGING EVACUATION PLAN Unless otherwise advised by emergency personnel, the following will be our assembly points: Primary: the flagpole location on Patton Quadrangle Alternate: The center of the parade ground
Upon notification of the need to evacuate any of our lodging facilities, for any reason, the following procedures will be followed. Lodging personnel will send a runner to each affected facility. If radios are in use advice personnel assigned to the building to initiate the evacuation.
Lodging personnel will initiate the evacuation by knocking on all doors and yelling ‘real world, evacuate, evacuate, real world’. Personnel will inform occupants of their assembly point, and then proceed to the assembly point and perform roll call. Front desk personnel will take evacuation binder containing guest and staff locator listings and keys to the assembly point at the Primary or alternate location. Roll call will be performed by administrative personnel at the assembly point to ensure all guest and employees are accounted for. Completed roll call and listing of those unaccounted for will be provided to emergency personnel on scene.
OCCUPANT RESPONSIBILITIES The following are provided for your guidance and to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for all our guests and staff: Please observe quiet hours 2200 to 0600 daily No smoking in any room or common area. There will be a $150 cleaning fee to guests who violate this policy and any additional cost to return the room to standard. Please do not use towels and wash cloths to shine shoes, remove makeup or to wash cars. Items damaged are subject to charge. Liquid bleach and liquid shoe polish/shoe dressing are not allowed on the premises of any Lodging facility and will be removed if found without notification to the guest. Bicycles, auto parts, etc., may not be kept in the rooms. Bicycles may not be locked to entrance stairways, or other stationary objects. Please use available bike racks. Do not place any foreign objects down the drains or sinks. Please do not rearrange the furniture or if you do please ensure that the furniture is restored to its original position, or a rearrangement fee up to $150.00 will be assessed. Damage to the room or furnishings will result in an additional replacement fee. Guest will be charged market value plus a handling fee for any items missing or damaged such as utensils, hangers, towels, etc. All lodging guests are required to clean the stove, refrigerator and dishes before checkout. Guests in TLFs may place silverware and dishes in dishwashers without any fees assessed. A cleaning fee up to $150 may be assessed to return the room to standard. Do not place hot appliances (i.e. irons or coffee pots) on the furniture or carpet. Additional cooking / heating devices (space heaters, hot plates) are not allowed in the rooms and will be removed if found without notification to the guest. Do not overload electrical circuits by using multi-plugs and extension cords. For safety and energy conservation please turn off lights, TV, etc., when you leave the room. Vehicle washing is prohibited on Fort MacArthur.
Please respect your neighbors and keep your TV or radio volume at a level where it will not interrupt other guests. Allow housekeeping access to your room. For safety reasons housekeepers are required to enter all quarters every third day, regardless of a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. Housekeeping staff are not permitted to move your personal belongings to clean. If items are left on beds or floors housekeepers will not be able to provide service. Please do not leave laundry unattended and please leave the facility clean. Report accidents and spills to the front desk so they can be taken care of quickly. Keep your valuables safe and secure. For your convenience we have provided locking safes in all our rooms. Money or high value items left lying around the room will be reported to management and service will not be provided. Pets are prohibited, except in the “pet friendly” TLF rooms. A $150 cleaning fee will be assessed for pets found in non-pet friendly rooms. Kennel information is listed in the General Information Tab. Report, register, and store weapons with Security Forces located in building 28 on Fort Macarthur. Weapons and ammunition are not permitted in rooms. For storage of these items please contact Security Forces at 310-653-8387. If you encounter a maintenance or housekeeping problem please contact the front desk right away so that we can correct any discrepancies immediately and ensure the rest of your stay is enjoyable. If there is anything that the staff can do to make your stay more comfortable, please let us know.
LODGING DIRECTORY GENERAL MANAGER Commercial DSN Guest Phone Direct
(310) 653-8233 833-8233 1007 GUEST SERVICE MANAGER
Commercial DSN Guest Phone Direct
(310) 653-8290 833-8290 1003 FRONT DESK
Commercial DSN Guest Phone Direct
(310) 653-8296 833-8296 1001-1002 0 HOUSEKEEPING SUPORVISOR
Commercial DSN Guest Phone Direct
(310-) 653-8420 833-8420 1004 ACCOUNTING
Commercial DSN Guest Phone Direct
(310) 653-8342 833-8342 1005 MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Commercial DSN Guest Phone Direct
(310) 653-8345 833-8345 1006
Fort Macarthur Inn Lodge Bldg. 37
Room to Room Outside calls to rooms dial our number 310-653-8296 listen to message Push “#” room Ext - Push “#” again. Front Desk
97 + 653-1110
On Base Calls
97 + XXX – XXXX
DSN (Government Official Calls)
97 + 94 + DSN Number
Local Calls (Off Base)
99 + Number No Charge for local calls.
Direct Dial Long Distance
99 + 1 + Area Code + Number Charge to Guest: $0.10 per Minute
0 + Calling Card & Collect
99 + 0 + Area Code + Number Operator Assisted calls are billed to your Calling Card by Carrier or to the party accepting the collect call.
International Direct Dial
99 + 011 + Country Code + Number Charge to Guest: Rates available at the Front Desk
1 + 8XX Numbers
99 + 1 + 8XX + Number
Applies to: 800, 888, 877, 866, etc.
To Register/ Change/ Cancel Automatic Wakeup: Dial 6002 and follow voice mail prompts To Cancel Automatic Wakeup: Dial 6002 To Retrieve Messages From Your Telephone Mail Box: To retrieve and / or delete messages from your room dial 6000 and follow the voice prompts.
Please DO NOT unplug the phone cable. For questions or comments about this service, please contact: MidAtlanticBroadband Hospitality Services 729 East Pratt Street, Suite 440 Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 727-8250
Wireless High Speed Internet Instructions Wireless internet service is provided via an 802.11b/g signal. This signal is not encrypted, and no login credentials are needed. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service will automatically setup your Internet Protocol (IP) and you’re Domain Name System (DNS). DNS is an Internet System that translates web names into IP addresses. If you have trouble connecting to the wireless service please see below.
PC Setup Instructions 1. Turn on your computer; most computers will try to automatically connect to any available wireless network. Connect to the Service Set ID (SSID) Network Name: Midatlanticboroadbrand. If you cannot connect or are unable to see the signal, see troubleshooting section below. 2. Ensure your computer is setup to use the DHCP service or obtain an IP automatically. If you regularly connect to wireless hot spots your computer should be setup for this. If unsure please see troubleshooting section below. 3. If you’re having a problem connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) please contact MidAtlantic Broadband Help Desk. 1-866-435-7548
Troubleshooting 1. Unable to detect wireless signal – If you are unable to see the “midatlanticbb” wireless signal, verify that your wireless card is on. Some laptops have switches that will turn the wireless card on or off. If you’re unable to see the wireless signal, try moving your laptop to another part of the room to check if it’s a signal issue. Contact the Help Desk for support on wireless signal issues.
2. Windows machines will look like this when connected. 3. IP Settings - The internet service uses DHCP to assign IP addressing automatically, below is a reference of how your computer will be configured. a) b) c) d)
Address Type: (Assigned by DHCP) IP Address/IPv4 IP Address: IP address between (10.71.X.X – 10.71.X.X) Subnet Mask/IPv4 Subnet Mask: (255.255.224.0) Default Gateway/IPv4 Default Gateway: (10.71.0.1)
Microsoft Windows XP/2000 based machines IP settings can be configured by doing the following: Click Start Settings Control Panel Network Connections Wireless Network Connection From here you can manage your IP addressing settings. Click the Support tab at the top and note the settings. If the settings do not match the IP settings in number 3 (above), then do the following: From the same box Click the General tab Properties button, in the window that opens, scroll until you see “Internet Protocol TCP/IP” and double click it. Ensure the following settings are correct and click okay to exit all windows. You may need to reboot. Obtain IP address automatically is checked Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked Microsoft Windows 7/Vista based machines IP settings can be configured by doing the following commands: Click Start Control Panel Network and Internet Network and Sharing Center Manage Network Connections or Change Adapter Settings Right Click Wireless Network Connection and click status, if you are unable to click status Click Properties. If you've clicked status, then click the details button and note the IPv4 settings. If the IPv4 settings do not match the IP settings in number 3 (above) or you clicked properties scroll until you see “Internet Protocol Version 4” and double click it. Ensure the following are correct and click okay to exit all windows. Obtain IP address automatically is checked Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked Apple OSX 10 based machines IP settings can be configured by doing the following commands: Click Apple Menu System Preferences Network Under show select the Air Port Adapter or Wireless adapter Click the TCP/IP tab and note the Ipv4 settings. Ensure Using DHCP is selected under “Configured Ipv4.”
IF ALL SETTINGS ARE CORRECT AND YOU’RE STILL UNABLE TO GET ONLINE
Try browsing to a web page before using applications such as email
Firewalls can sometimes cause problems connecting. Turn off any software that could prevent access; such as firewalls, pop-up blockers, and other security tools. They should be turned back on once connected
We do not support any online gaming services (Xbox, PlayStation, PSP, etc.)
Contact help desk for additional support
Internet service and support provided by MidAtlanticBroadband Help Desk Support: 1-866-help-kit (1-866-435-7548) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BASE FACILITIES Directory Assistance (310)-653-1110 Visit www.LAFSS.com/Directory for complete updated list and hours of operation.
AAFES - BX Bldg. 252
1000 - 1800 Sun-Sat
Commissary Bldg. 251
1000 - 1800 Sun-Sat 1000 - 1900 Thursday Monday-Closed
1000 – 1800 Sun-Sat
0730 - 1630 Mon -Fri
Military Clothing Sales BX - Bldg. 252 Chapel Services Bldg. 272/ 425 (Fort MacArthur) Catholic Mass
Tue – 1130 am- in Bldg.227427272.C 1272,C1147 El Segundo Sat 1630
Sun 0900- Fort Mac Arthur Bldg. 420
Protestant - General
Sun 1100 Chapel- Fort Mac Arthur
Protestant – Evangelical
Sun 1100 Chapel
All Other Services
Call Chapel for more information
Visit www.LAFSS.com/Directory for complete updated list and hours of operation.
Fort MacArthur Services and Base Community Activities Visit www.LAFSS.com/Directory for complete updated list and hours of operation. Airman & Family Readiness Center
Fitness & Sports Center
Building 425 (2nd Floor)
Restaurants and Cafes *$ = Very Inexpensive (Most Items under $5.00) $ = Inexpensive (Most Items under $10.00) $$ = Moderate (Most Items under $20.00) $$$ = Moderate Plus (Some Items over $20.00)
22nd Street Landing Seafood Grill and Bar 141-A W 22nd Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-4400 - Seafood $$ 710 Grille 710 S. Weymouth Ave San Pedro, CA 90732 310-519-9464 - American $
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina Ports O’Kelly Berth 83 750 Sampson Way San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-6800 - Mexican $$ Alaska Seafood & Sushi Ports O'Call Berth 79 1112 Nagoya Way San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-1961 - Seafood $$ Amalfitano Bakery 29111 S. Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-833-2253 - Cakes Pastries$
Azteca Restaurant 28643 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-7777 – Mexican $ Babouch Moroccan Restaurant 810 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-0246 - Moroccan $$ Bagels Galore 2410 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-833-3699 - Bagels $ Bagels Galore 28362 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-514-3699 - Bagels $ Baja Fish Market 611 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521-1931 - Seafood/Mexican $ Baramee Thai Restaurant 354 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521-9400 - Thai $$
Baskin-Robins 31 Flavors #6132 1013 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-1809 - Ice Cream $
Brite Spot Mexican Restaurant 615 Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-2599 - Mexican $
Baskin-Robins 31 Flavors 29129 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-548-6008 - Ice Cream $
Buono's Pizza 1432 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-0655 - Italian/Catering $
Beach City Grill 376 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-6345 - California $
Burger King 215 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-1550 - American/Take-Out $
Big Nick's Pizza 1110 N. Gaffey Street G San Pedro, CA 90731 310-732-5800 - Pizza $
Burrito Factory 1902 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 310-547-9001 310-831-9480 - Mexican $
Blu Restaurant Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor 601 S. Palos Verdes Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-8200- Continental $$ Boardwalk Grill Ports O'Call Berth 77 San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-7551 - American $ Bonello's New York Pizza 832 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-7544 - Italian $ Brana Juice 29050 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-732-0132 - Juices *$
Busy Bee Market 2413 S. Walker Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-8660 - American Sandwich/Deli/Take-out/Catering *$ Cabo Fresh Mexican Grill 1117 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-9000 - Mexican *$ Cafe International Ports O'Call 1195 Nagoya Way San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-1775 - Mexican $ Carl's Jr, 28619 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-833-4130 - American/Take-Out *$
Carrow's Family Restaurant 28200 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-5903 - American $
Circus Donuts 29050 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-519-7970 - Donuts *$
Casa Garibay 712 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-707-3985 - Mexican $
Coco's Bakery & Restaurant 28300 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 *Kids eat FREE Tuesday and Wednesday, after 4:00 p.m. (Dine in only) 310-832-8391- American $
Catalina Express Bistro/Grill Berth 95 San Pedro, CA 90731 310-707-3985 - Bistro/Grill $ Chef's Corner Pizzeria 1306 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-7447 - Italian $ Chicago for Ribs 1637 25th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 310-832-7774 - Bar B Que $$ China Cook Express 683 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-1268 - Chinese $
Chipotle Mexican Grill 940 N. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 424-703-6498 - Mexican $ Christy's Donuts 1330 S. Pacific Avenue B San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-7649 - Donut *$
Cold Stone Creamery 28154 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-519-3614 - Ice Cream *$
The Corner Store 1118 W. 37th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-2424 - Coffee House/Pastries $ Crusty Crab Ports O'Call 1146 Nagoya Way San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-9058 - Seafood $$ Del Taco #701 1006 N. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-221-0643 - Mexican/Take-Out $$ Denny's Restaurant 29019 N. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-514-0550 - Coffee Shop $$
Der Wienerschnitzel #59 230 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-4486 - American/Hot Dogs *$
El Manjra 137 N. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 310-833-9171 - Mexican $
Domenick's Pasta and Pizza 28360 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-0881 - Italian $
El Pollo Loco 28901 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-832-5167 - Mexican/Take-Out $
Domino's Pizza 1510 S. Gaffey Street #7888 San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-4521 - Pizza $
El Principe Restaurant 115 N. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-0795 - Mexican Take-out $
Domino's Pizza 29221 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-832-0911 - Pizza $
El Taco #17 901 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 310-831-8500 - Mexican $
Donut (The) 1615 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-2123 - Donuts $$
Enchilada House 133 Bandini Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-0747 - Mexican *$
Dryer's Fun-Ice-Cream Nagoya Way Ports O' Call San Pedro, CA 90731 Ice Cream $
"Fantastic" Cafe 1235 North Gaffey San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-9466 - American $
Eggroll King Chinese Buffet 28150 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-832-8331 - Chinese $
"Fantastic" Cafe 1633 25th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 310-832-4742 310-832-4726 - American $
El Cuco Restaurant 234 N. Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521 9509 - Salvadorian $$
Filippo's Pizza 1621 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-514-0670 - Italian $
Fisherman's Seafood Restaurant Ports O'Call 950 Sampson Way San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-7333 - Chinese/Seafood $$
IHOP 29403 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-832-7364 - Pancakes $
Gaffey Street Diner 247 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-6964 - Breakfast & Lunch Specialties $$
In-N-Out 1090 N. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 800-786-1000 - American/Take-Out *$
Granny's Donuts 316 N. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-0715 - Donuts *$ Granny's Yogurt 316 N. Western Avenue, Ste. C San Pedro, CA 90732 310-514-2737 - Donuts *$ Green Onion 145 W 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-0631 - Mexican $ The Grinder Restaurant 511 S. Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-1267 - American $
H. Salt Esq. Fish & Chips 29627 S Western Ave Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-1717 - Fish $ Happy Diner 617 S. Centre Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-6799 - Cafe $
Iron City Tavern 589 W. 9th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-4766 - American $$ J. Trani's Ristorante 584 W. 9th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-1220 - Italian $$$
Jack-In-The-Box 600 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-1620 - American/Burgers *$ Jack-In-The-Box 29317 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-3509 - American/Burgers *$ Jamba Juice 924 N. Western San Pedro, CA 90732 310-514-8352 Juice Bar *$ Jasmine Hana 114 #B N. Gaffey St San Pedro, CA 90731 310-494-5927 Sushi & Thai *$
Jolly Burrito 726 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-9196 - Mexican *$
Las Brisas Restaurant 132 N. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-3826 - Mexican $
Joseph's Bakery 1027 S. Meyler Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-1921 - Pizza *$
Las Brisas #2 Restaurant 1110 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-4395 - Mexican $
Kenny's Donuts 1504 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-1522 - Bakery/Donuts *$
Lighthouse Deli/Cafe 508 W. 39th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-3354 - American $
KFC 415 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-5147 - Chicken/Take-Out *$
Lina's Donuts 1110 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-3739 - Donuts $
Kobe Grill 28901 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-519-9595 - Take Out $
Louie's Chinese Restaurant #2 1936 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-0730 - Chinese $
Kumano Sushiya 28621 S Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-547-3388 - Japanese $
Lucky Star 29127 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-6821 - Chinese/Take-Out $
La Pizza Loca 1306 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521-3000 - Pizza$
M.V.P. Most Valuable Pizza 525 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-7557 - Pizza *$
Larry's Burgers 639 W. Channel Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-514-8518 - Chicken/Take-Out *$
Mark's Cafe Restaurant 726 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-1287 - Mexican $
Maria's Mexican Restaurant 2215 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-6666 - Mexican $
Muy Pronto's Tacos 1432 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-2616 - Mexican $
Marie Callenders Restaurant 29051 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-832-4559 - American $
Nam's Red Door Vietnamese Restaurant 2253 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-4120 - Vietnamese *$
Maui Chicken 29217 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-732-1886 - Hawaiian $ Mc Donald's Restaurants 303 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-6591 - American/Burgers *$
Mc Donald's Restaurants 976 N. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-514-8616 - American/Burgers *$ Michael's Tuscany Room 470 W. 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-7100 - Italian $$ Mi Rinconcito 800 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-610-6006 - Frozen Yogurt $ Mishi's Strudel Bakery and Cafe 309 West 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-6474 - Bakery and Cafe $
Nazelie's Lebanese Café 1919 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-1919 - Lebanese $ Neil's Seafood & Pasta 383 West 5th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-3495 - Seafood & Pasta $
Niccolo's Gourmet Italian 29113 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-833-6440 - Italian $ Nickie's Cafe 1931 N. Gaffey Street, Suite J San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-9009 - American $ Niko's Pizzeria 399 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-241-1400 - Italian $
Nim Chan's Kitchen 2418 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-547-5412 - Chinese/Take-Out $
Omelette & Waffle Shop 1103 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-3277 - American *$
Pick Up Stix 970 N. Western Avenue, #205 San Pedro, CA 90732 310-833-9892 - Chinese *$
Ono Hawaiian BBQ 121-141 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-1888 - Hawaiian BBQ Take out $
Pina's Cafe 875 9th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-3361 - Mexican $
Pacific Cafe 222 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-3155 Pacific Diner 3821 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-5334
Pacific Hamburgers 137 N. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-8649
Pan Pacific Restaurant Ports O'Call Berth 79 San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-1940 - Seafood $$ Papa John's Pizza 29505 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-831-7272 - Italian *$ Pavich's Brick Oven Pizzafe 29701 S Western Ave Ste 103 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-832-1200 - Pizza/Take-Out *$
Pina's Fine Mexican Restaurant 1430 W. 25th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 310-547-4621 - Mexican $ Pizza Hut 650 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521-0500 - Pizza $ Pizza Man 530 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-4201 - Italian $ Polly Ann Bakery 1440 West 8th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 310-519-0966 - Cakes/Pastries $$ Porkies’ BBQ 362 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521-9999 - BBQ $$ Ports O'Call Restaurant Berth 76 Ports O'Call Village San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-3553 - Continental/Seafood $$$
Pronto's Fresh Mexican Grill 2420 S. Western Ave. San Pedro, CA 90732 310-832-4471 - Mexican $
Saladish 28901 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-519-1411 - Salads/Wraps $
Puesta Del Sol 1622 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-9765 - Mexican $
San Pedro Brewing Company 331 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-5663 - American $
Pumarin Thai Cuisine 28368 S. Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-833-9765 -Thai $
San Pedro Cafe 605 S.Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-0961 - American $
Quizno's Subs 29050 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-241-1559 - Sandwiches $
San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant 1190 Nagoya Way Berth 78 Ports O'Call Village San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-4251 - Seafood $
Raffaello Ristorante 400 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-514-0900 - Italian $$ Rex's Cafe 2136 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-7190 - American $
Rincon Espanol Berth 79 Ports O'Call Village San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-5624 - Spanish $
Sacred Grounds Coffee House and Art Gallery 399 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-514-0800 - Coffee House *$
San Pedro Marina 950 Sampson Way San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-8177
The Sandwich Saloon 813 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-5322 - American $ Senfuku Japanese Restaurant 380 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-5585 - Japanese $$
Shin Shin Chinese Restaurant 1432 8th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-0257 - Chinese $
Sirinat Thai 1627 W. 25th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 310-832-5678 - Thai Food $
Stuft Pizza 28635 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-519-1411 - Pizza $
Slavko's Harbor Poultry 1224 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-5723 - Chicken/Take-Out *$
Subs R Us 28901 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-833-1444 - Sandwiches/Take-Out *$
Sorrento's Fine Italian Foods 2428 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-832-2820 - Italian $
Spiro's Burgers 240 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-8985 - American *$ South Shores Meat and Deli 2308 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-831-0044 - Sandwiches/Meat $ Starbucks (Gaffey & 5th St) 438 S. Gaffey St San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-3496 - Coffee House *$ Starbucks (Western Ave & 25th St) 2470 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-514-0047 - Coffee House *$
Starbucks (Western Ave & Westmont Dr.) 28166 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-833-1444 - Coffee House *$
Subway (6th St & Centre) 285 W 6th St. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-1300 - Sandwiches *$ Subway 1306 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-6591 - Sandwiches/Take-Out *$ Subway 1110 N. Gaffey Street Ste. C San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-2929 - Sandwiches/Take-Out *$ Subway 980 N. Western Avenue Park Plaza Center Ste. G San Pedro, CA 90732-2436 310-548-7334 - Sandwiches/Take-Out *$ Subway 1436 W. 25th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 310-833-8600 - Sandwiches/Take-Out $
Sushi 21 235 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-9999 - Japanese $$
Think Cafe 302 W. 5th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-3662 - American *$
Taco Bell 1031 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-831-9210 - Mexican *$
Think Prime 29601 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-221-0241 - Steakhouse $
Taco Bell 204 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-3498 - Mexican *$
Tommy's Burgers 1141 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-1295 - American *$
Taco Company 441 S. Gaffey St. and 5th St. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-514- 2808 - Mexican *$
Top Wok 29505 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-514-8999 - Chinese/Take-Out $
Taqueria Jalisco #1 1210 S Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-0453 - Mexican *$
Toyo Bowl 134 N. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-7707 - Japanese/Take-Out *$
Taqueria Jalisco #2 740 S Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-521-8258 - Mexican *$
Troy's Burgers 2017 S. Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-2651 - American *$
Tashiro Shushi Restaurant 29050 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90732 310-547-4597 - Japenese/Sushi $
Truselas 28158 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-547-0993 - Italian $$
Taxco Mexican Restaurant 29050 S. Western Avenue San Pedro, CA 90732 310-547-4554 - Mexican $
Utro's At the Wharf Berth # 73 San Pedro, CA 90731 310-547-5022 American/Burgers/Seafood $
Via Dolce 29050 S Western Ave #101-A Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310-547-3704- California Cuisine $
Walker's Cafe 700 Paseo Del Mar San Pedro, CA 90731 310-833-3623 - American *$ Whale & Ale, The 327 West 7th San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-0363 - English/Pub $$ Yogurt land 1000 N. Western Ave. San Pedro, CA 90732 310-548-9572 - Frozen Yogurt *$ Yum Yum Donut 540 S. Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 310-832-1876 - Donuts *$
Historic District Boundary
Youth Center AFEES Shopette
425 Fitness Center
LOS ANGELES AIRFORCE BASE
Designated Tabacco Use Wall Line Entry Gate
Fence Line UnPaved Areas Sidewalk
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36 52 51
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31 Fort MacArthur Designated Tabacco Use Area Map
30TH ST 420
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Revision Date 01/16/09
ARTHUR MACARTHUR RD
W 29TH ST
W 31ST ST
405 & 105 FRWYS
N. DOUGLAS ST.
Bldg. 286 FITNESS CENTER
COMMISSARY SOUTH BAY BAR & GRILL
Bldg. 270 Bldg. 272
ITT Bldg. 271 MAIL ROOM
-FSS ADMIN -LA STAR AWARDS -MARKETING -MPS -CHAPLAIN -A&FRC
Bldg. 281 CDC
GAS STATION 405 & 105 FRWYS
Los Angeles AFB
200 N. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245 Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 272 (C1-209).....................(310) 653-5428 Services are provided virtually. In-person services are by appointment only.
LA Star Awards Printing & Engraving Services Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5334 By Appointment Only. LA.Star.Awards@us.af.mil
Career Development & Force Management Bldg. 272 (C2-308)....................(310) 653-6556 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marketing & Sponsorship Bldg. 272 (C2-336)....................(310) 653-5333 61_FSS_Marketing@us.af.mil
Child Development Center Bldg. 281......................................(310) 653-6800 Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 272 (C2-302)...............(310) 653-5085/5679 HRO@us.af.mil Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri by Appointment Only.
Customer Support (ID Cards) Bldg. 272 (Lobby).....................(310) 653-5114 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. By Appointment Only www.lafss.com/military-personnel-section/ Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 286.....................................(310) 653-6771 Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Outdoor Workout By Appointment Only Force Development Bldg. 272 (C2-302).....................(310) 653-5358 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments Preferred Honor Guard Bldg. 272 (C2-335)....................(310) 653-5087 Information, Tickets & Travel AAFES BX.....................................(310) 653-1304 Closed until further notice.
South Bay Bar & Grill Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-2803 • Grill (Open for Take-out) Monday - Thursday Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Base Operator...(310) 653-1110 Base Security Forces...(310) 653-5664
• Bar & Lounge Closed South Bay Catering Bldg. 270............................................(310) 653-8255 Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Appointment Only)
www.LAFSS.com Your Destination for Everything LA FSS!
Visit www.LAFSS.com for the most current hours of operations as hours continue to change due to COVID restrictions.
110 FRWY MAIN GATE
Bldg. 425 ODR & ITT YOUTH PROGRAMS FITNESS CENTER
FORT MAC INN PARADE GROUNDS
Bldg. 403 COMMUNITY CENTER HARBORVIEW LOUNGE
Bldg. 400 POOL TENNIS COURTS
2400 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA. 90731 Community Center Bldg. 403..........................(310) 653-8341/8343 Notary Services by Appointment Only. Outdoor Recreation (ODR) Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT) Bldg. 425 .........................(310) 653-8225/8226 Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 - 1:00 p.m. Fitness & Sports Center Bldg. 425 (2nd Floor).................(310) 653-8361 Closed until further notice. Harborview Lounge & Cafe Bldg. 403......................................(310) 653-8958 Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Carry-Out & Outdoor Dining Lodging (Air Force Inns) Bldg. 37........................................(310) 653-8296 Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Base Operator...(310) 653-1110 Base Security Forces...(310) 653-5664
NAF Human Resources Office Bldg. 403 .....................................(310) 653-8943 By Appointment Only. Swimming Pool Bldg. 400.....................................(310) 653-8226 Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. By Appointment Only.
Youth Programs Bldg. 425........................................(310) 653-8383
• School Age Program - OPEN Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Your Destination for Everything LA FSS!
• Youth/Teen Programs - OPEN Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Visit www.LAFSS.com for the most current hours of operations as hours continue to change due to COVID restrictions.
Los Angeles Area Map Downtown Los
Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
42 Century Blvd.
Sepulveda Blvd/ Pacific Coast Hwy 1
Los Angeles AFB
Long Beach Airport
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Directions to Los Angeles AFB from LAX 1) Sepulveda Blvd/ Pacific Coast Hwy 1 South 2) Turn Left onto El Segundo Blvd 3) Turn Left onto Douglas Street and gate will be to your right 4) OR go toth Aviation Blvd., Turn - left onto Aviation Blvd & then Left at 124 St. -----main gate will be to your left Directions to Fort MacArthur from LAX 1) Century Blvd East 2) 405 Fwy South 3) 110 Fwy South 4) 110 Fwy ends at Gaffey, left at Gaffey 5) Left on 22nd St 6) Right on Pacific 7) Ft MacArthur Main Gate will be to your left side
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Fort MacArthur (Los Angeles AFB Dorms, Billeting and Housing Area)
THE HOT SPOTS IN LOS ANGELES ANAHEIM STADIUM/ANAHEIM ARENA “THE POND”: (110) Harbor Frwy. North to the (91) Artesia Frwy. East, to the (57) Orange Frwy. South Exit Katella and turn left (east) for the Anaheim Arena “pond” and turn left right (west) for the Anaheim Stadium. NEVERLY CENTER/HARD ROCK CAFÉ: (405) San Diego Frwy. North, exit Santa Monica Blvd. And turn right, go approx. 3 miles and veer (Right) to Beverly Blvd. (do not confuse with Beverly drive which is a few streets before). Take Beverly Blvd. Approx. 1 mile east and you will see the Beverly Center to your right. BURBANK AIRPORT: 2627 N. Hollywood Way-(405) San Diego Frwy. North, to the (101) Ventura Frwy. (TOWARDS LOS ANGELES), to the (134) Ventura Frwy. East, exit Pass Ave. and turn (Left), (Right) on Verdugo Ave. (Left) in Hollywood Way for approx. 2 ½ miles to the airport entrance. CHINA TOWN: (110) harbor Frwy. North, exit Hill St. Turn (Right) off Frwy. China Town will be on your right. DEL AMO FSHION SQUARE: (110) Harbor Frwy North, exit Sepulveda Blvd, turn (Left) on Sepulveda Blvd and proceed to Hawthorne Blvd. Del Amo is on the corner. DISNEYLAND: 1-take 110 N to 91 East, to 5 south. Exit on Harbor Blvd and follow signs. 2- Take 110 N to 405 East and go to 22 East, take Harbor Blvd exit and follow signs COLISEUM/SPORTS ARENA: (110) Harbor Frwy North. For the COLISEUM, exit on Martin Luther King Blvd; go (Left) off Frwy. Right on Hoover St. For the SPORTS ARENA, exit Martin Luther King, turn (Left) off Frwy, Right on Figueroa, arena is on Left. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY, exit on Martin Luther King Blvd, turn (Left), (Right) on Figueroa St., (Left) on State Drive. FARMER’S MARKET/CBS STUDIOS: (110) Frwy North to the (10) Frwy West (towards Santa Monica), exit Fairfax Ave and go (Right) about 3miles, just past 3rd. St. to the right. FORUM/HOLLYWOOD PARK AND CASINO: (110) north to (105) West, exit on Prairie, turn (Right) on Prairie and Proceed 2 miles, HOLLYWOOD PARK is immediately to your right. FORUM is one block further to your right. J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM: (110) North to the (405) North Exit Sunset Blvd. Turn (Left) on Sunset and turn Right just past the Holiday Inn. Follow this road 2 blocks to Sepulveda Blvd. Turn (Left) on Sepulveda Blvd. The Getty Museum’s entrance is on the Left. GRIFFITH PARK/L.A ZOO: (110) North, you will pass through downtown to the (5) North, exit Los Feliz, go (Left) for L.A Zoo, exit Zoo DR. and follow the signs.
KNOTTS BERRY FARM/MOVIELAND WAX MUSEUM: (110) North to the (91) East, exit Beach Blvd and go right. Movie land Wax Museum is down 2 blocks to your right and Knott’s Berry Farm is down one mile to your right. LITTLE TOKYO: (110) north, exit 6th St., go straight off Frwy, turn (Left) on San Pedro St. proceed to 1st St. and Little Tokyo is on the corner. LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER: 1201 Figueroa St. (110) North, exit 9th St., stay to the right, right on Flower, Right on Pico, the Center is on the corner. LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART/GEORGE C. PAGE MUSEUM/LA BREA TAR PITS: (405) North, to the (10) East, (Towards Los Angeles), exit on La Brea and turn left, take approx. 2 miles, (Left) on Wilshire and go approx. 1 mile down on the right. MANN’S CHINESE THEATRE: (110) north to the (10) west exit La Brea and turn right, take it approx. 10 miles. Right On Hollywood Blvd, Theatre is on the left side. MAGIC MOUNTAIN: (405) north to the (5) north, exit Magic Mountain Parkway, and turn (Left) to Magic Mountain. MANHATTAN BEACH: (110) north to the (405) north, exit Rosecrans Blvd, turn left onto Rosecrans Blvd., and turn (Left) on Sepulveda Blvd. Turn Right on Manhattan Beach Blvd. Proceed straight to beach. MARINA DEL RAY/FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE: (110) north to (105) west, exit Sepulveda North, rear left to Lincoln Blvd., approx. 4 miles, (Left) on Fiji and stay straight for Fisherman’s Village or Right on Admiralty Way for restaurant row. MELROSE: (405) North, exit Santa Monica Blvd, turn Right and take approx. 41/2 miles, turn Right on Melrose, Main-shopping area is between Fairfax and La Brea Blvd. MUSIC CENTER: 135 N. Grand Ave. (110) North, exit on 9th St., turn (Left) on Figueroaimmediately after passing 2ND St. rear Right to the 1set St. ramp, turn ® on 1st St., (Left) on Grand and the Music Center is on the corner of 1set St. and Grand Ave. NBC STUDIOS: 3000 W. Alameda. (110) North to the (405) North to the (101) South (Towards L.A.), to the (134) East, exit Buena Vista, go (Left) and follow signs to studio. OLVERA STREET/AMTRAK STATION: (110) north to the (10) east, exit on Alameda, turn (Left) go approx. 3 miles. Olvera St. is to your left and Union Station is to your right. QUEEN MARY: (47) Vincent Thomas Bridge to Long Beach (Ocean Blvd.) and follow signs carefully to the Queen Mary. RODEO DRIVE: (405) North, exit Santa Monica Blvd. and turn right, take approx. 2 miles, turn Right on Wilshire Blvd. and go 5 blocks. Turn (Left) on Rodeo Drive.
ROSE BOWL: (110) North, which will turn (110) Pasadena Frwy., It ends and becomes Arroyo Pkwy. Turn (Left) on California Blvd., Right on Arroyo Blvd. and follow signs to the Bowl. SANTA MONICA: (405) north to the (10) west, exit 4th St. (stay to the left when exiting). Turn Right ON 4TH St. and immediately get in your left hand turning land to make a (Left) on Colorado. Colorado will end at the Santa Monica Pier. Turn Right on Ocean Ave. for Ocean Ave. restaurants. For the 3rd STREET PROMERADE turn Right on 4th St. (Left) on Broadway to 3rd Street. FOR MAIN STREET SHOPPONG turn (Left) on 4th Street. (Right) on Pico, (Left) on Main St. SOUTH BAY BEACHES: (110) North to Pacific Coast Hwy. (Left) on Pacific Coast Hwy. For Redondo Beach Pier and Restaurants, turn (Left) on Heron do, and (Left) on Harbor. For Hermosa Beach proceed North on Pacific Coast Hwy. To Pier Ave. turn (Left) on Pier Ave. SEA WORLD / SAN DIEGO ZOO: (110) north to the (405) south to the (5) south, exit Sea World Drive. Go Right and follow signs. To SAN DIEGO ZOO (405) south to the (5) south, to the (163) North, Exit Richmond, go (Right) and follow signs. SOUTH BAY GALLERIA: (Nordstrom, Robinson’s May, Mervyns) – (110) North to the (405) North, Exit Hawthorne Blvd and turn left, Take 1 mile and Mall is to the right. UCLA: (110) north to the (405) north, exit Wilshire Blvd, and turn right, (Left) on Westwood Blvd. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS: Take110 FWY North to Downtown L.A, Take the Hollywood FWY (101) North to Lakers him BLVD. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS will be on the right. USC/SHRINE AUDITORIUM: (110) north, exit Exposition Blvd., and turn (Left), Right on Figueroa and turn (Left) on Jefferson. USC is to your left and the Shrine Auditorium is to your right. VENICE: (110) north to the (105) west, exit Sepulveda North, veer left to Lincoln Blvd. and go 5 miles. Left on Venice Blvd., Venice Blvd will end at the Venice Beach. WESTSIDE PAVILLION: (110) North to the (91) East, to the (5) South, exit Harbor Blvd and turn right, pass Disneyland, turn Right on Convention Way. SHUBERT THEATRE: (110) North to the (405) North, exit Santa Monica Blvd. and turn right, Right on Avenue of the Stars. The Shubert Theatre is on the left.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Super Shuttle
(310) 547-0811 (800) 209-8583
Prime Time Airport Shuttle
(310) 548-8060 (719) 596-1863
San Pedro Taxi Cab
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HISTORY OF SAN PEDRO Cabrillo's Discovery The first official documentation of the harbor was by Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. On October 8, 1542, Cabrillo came across a marshland and natural harbor at the northwest end of San Pedro Bay and named the area Bahia de Los Fumas or “Bay of Smokes” after the smoke that rose from the nearby hillside of Native American hunters. This fairly desolate area remained largely intact until 1769, when Spanish officials and missionaries set their sights on colonizing the U.S. West Coast. This led to the first commercial ventures in San Pedro in the mid-1800s. The rest, as they say, is history. The harbor in San Pedro was used as a trading post by Spanish missionary monks from Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The monks met ships at the water's edge with provisions from Spain. The first American trading ship to call at San Pedro was the Lelia Bryd, in 1805. At that time, it was illegal to conduct business with any other country but Spain. Because of the distance and loose regulations, however, trade with other countries thrived. In 1822 an independent Mexican government lifted the Spanish restrictions on trade. That led to a surge of settlement and commercial ventures in San Pedro. By the time California joined in the Union, in 1848, business in San Pedro harbor was flourishing. A host of politicians, businessmen and community visionaries are responsible for San Pedro Bay fulfilling its ultimate destiny of becoming the largest cargo gateway into North America. One such visionary was Phineas Banning, who founded Wilmington and was nicknamed the Father of Los Angeles Harbor. His entrepreneurialism and influence positioned the Port for future success as the maritime and trade center for a rapidly growing west coast city. Another person to play an important role in the development of San Pedro Bay was Stephen M. White, also called the Savior of the Bay. White, a senator from California, stood up to big business and political forces, pushing through regulation that led Congress to declare San Pedro Bay as the official port for Los Angeles in 1897.
A Harbor is born The City of Los Angeles and the Harbor Area experienced unparalleled population growth in the early 20th century. City leaders recognized the Port's growth opportunities and created the Board of Harbor Commissioners on December 9, 1907, thus marking the official founding of the Port of Los Angeles. The cities of San Pedro and Wilmington were annexed to the City of Los Angeles on August 28, 1909, making the Port of Los Angeles an official department of the City of Los Angeles. Various industries began popping up in and around the Port in the early 1900s. Fishing, canneries, oil drilling and shipbuilding were major industries that generated jobs and commerce to Los Angeles and its growing population. Because of increased business activities at the Port, it was extremely important for city officials to focus on port infrastructure and future development. By 1912, dredging and widening the main channel, and completing major sections of the federal breakwater, enabled the Port to accommodate larger vessels. These expansions proved effective once the Panama Canal opened in 1914, giving the Port of Los Angeles a unique strategic position for international trade and a clear advantage over northern West Coast ports as a destination point for east-to-west seaborne trade because of its proximity to the Panama Canal.
Wartime Efforts The Port's growth came to a standstill with the onset of World War II. The United States military commissioned the Port to conduct only war-time efforts, and the Port did so with diligence and success. Shipbuilding became the prime economic industry at the Port. Every boat repair and shipbuilding company assisted in the construction, conversion and repair of vessels for the war effort. San Pedro Bay shipyards collectively employed more than 90,000 workers and produced thousands of war-time vessels at record pace. After the victory of World War II, Port of Los Angeles officials again began focusing their attention to the continued expansion and development of the Port.
Post-War Growth Up until the mid-20th century, the Port received cargo in crates, pallets, and small lots of varying sizes and shapes. Because of the lack of uniformity and security, unloading cargo was painstakingly slow and the frequency of damage, pilferage and loss of cargo was high. Providing a better solution, the containerized cargo revolution came to the Port in the late 1950s. Containers can easily be loaded, sealed and shipped on vessels, railroad cars, and trucks. Almost every manufactured product or its components are shipped in a container. Containerization is an important element of the innovations in logistics and security that propelled the Port of Los Angeles to critical national importance.
The Port Today The Port of Los Angeles is the number one port by container volume and cargo value in the United States, handling a record-breaking 8.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in calendar year 2007. The Port prides itself on ultra-modern terminal efficiency, robust intermodal assets, and its world-class security operations which include Homeland Security operations and the nation's largest dedicated port police force. The Port also is an environmental leader in the industry. In late 2006, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach created the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan. This historic plan aims to reduce emissions from portrelated operations by nearly 50 percent over a five-year period. The Port of Los Angeles has also invested in world-class waterfront development aimed at the San Pedro and Wilmington communities and donates thousands of dollars each year to local community programs. Today, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach. The Port of Los Angeles celebrated its centennial on December 9, 2007, marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.
A Brief History of the Space and Missile Systems Center The organizational ancestor of the Space and Missile Systems Center was the Western Development Division (WDD), a unit of the Air Research and Development Command created to develop an ICBM as the highest priority of the U.S. Air Force. WDD was activated in July 1954 under its first commander, then‐Brigadier General Bernard A. Schriever. The Air Force added responsibility for developing the first military satellite system to the division’s original mission in October 1955. Both the missile and space missions remained with the division and its successors through the decades that followed, although the organization was twice split in two along mission lines. By the end of 1962, the organization had already developed, produced, and deployed three first‐ generation missiles, the Atlas, Titan I, and Thor. Before the decade was over, it had added the more advanced Titan II and Minuteman I, II, and III ICBMs to America’s arsenal. It developed the Peacekeeper ICBM during the late 1970s and 1980s. When the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, the Minuteman and Peacekeeper made up the land‐ based portion of the U.S. strategic force. The Peacekeeper missiles were removed from their silos during 2002‐2005 to meet treaty obligations, and additional Minuteman IIIs were removed during 2007‐2008, leaving 450 Minuteman III missiles as the only land‐based U.S. ICBMs still on alert. The ICBM program office maintained these under Minuteman life extension programs. To launch the satellites it was developing, the organization modified Atlas, Titan and Thor missiles and added new upper stages to make them more capable and reliable. These launch vehicles were used not only by the Air Force but also by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), created in 1958. During the 1970s, NASA developed a Space Transportation System employing a manned, reusable Space Shuttle to replace most expendable launch vehicles. However, when the Space Shuttle “Challenger” exploded during launch in January 1986, NASA was forced to suspend all Shuttle launches while it investigated the cause of the explosion. The disaster gave added weight to the argument for having a variety of expendable launchers available. Space Division had already begun the development of a larger, more capable Titan booster known as the Titan IV in 1985. It was launched for the first time in June 1989 and for the last time in October 2005. During the suspension of Shuttle flights, Space Division also began procuring two new medium launch vehicles—the Delta II and the Atlas II. Development and production of the Delta II, an improved version of the Delta launch vehicle, began in January 1987, and it launched several generations of GPS Block II satellites from 1989 through 2009 with only one failure. Development and production of the Atlas II, an improved version of the Atlas Centaur launch vehicle, began in 1988, and it launched its first Air Force satellite in February 1992. The updated Atlas IIAS launched its last national security satellite in 2004. SMC successfully carried out a more thorough redesign of launch vehicles known as the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, awarding contracts for the Delta IV and Atlas V versions in 1998 and overseeing successful launches beginning in 2002 for both the Delta IV and the Atlas V. An unbroken string of successful EELV launches continued through 2010. Indeed, Air Force space launches of all kinds continued to build up a record number of successful launches in a row since 1999. The first Air Force satellite program was known as Weapon System 117L. In 1958, the Advanced Research Projects Agency split it into several separate development programs, including Discoverer
(Also known as Corona), the Satellite and Missile Observation System (SAMOS), and the Missile Detection Alarm System (MIDAS). It also produced the Agena spacecraft and the control network for orbiting spacecraft that eventually matured into the Air Force Satellite Control Network. The Discoverer program achieved many technological breakthroughs, including the first polar‐orbiting satellite, the first three‐axis stabilization in orbit, the first satellite maneuver on command, the first recovery of a man‐made object from orbit, and the first film return from orbit. MIDAS performed the first infrared surveillance from orbit and became the first satellite system to detect missiles from space. It was replaced by a more capable infrared surveillance system called the Defense Support Program (DSP), which was first launched in 1970 and has since performed the mission of detecting and reporting on hostile missile launches. The 23rd and final DSP satellite was successfully launched on the first operational Delta IV Heavy EELV in November 2007. In 1995, SMC issued the first contracts to develop an improved infrared surveillance system known as the Space‐Based Infrared System (SBIRS). The space segment of SBIRS would be composed of improved sensors performing missions from different orbits, including highly elliptical orbit (HEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GEO). The first two HEO payloads entered operational service on orbit in 2008 and 2009. SMC and its predecessors also developed space‐based systems to perform a number of other missions, including nuclear surveillance, weather observation, navigation, and communication. Nuclear surveillance was carried out by six pairs of Vela satellites placed into orbit between October 1963 and April 1970, and later by subsystems flown on other satellites. Weather observation is the mission of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), which maintains a constellation of at least two weather satellites in near‐polar orbits about 450 miles above the earth. Space Systems Division began development and deployment of weather satellites and associated ground stations and weather terminals during the 1960s. DMSP satellites currently in orbit, a generation called Block 5D‐3, carry primary sensors that provide images of cloud cover over the earth’s surface during both day and night, and they also carry other sensors that provide additional types of data on weather and on the space environment. The most recent Block 5D‐3 satellite was launched successfully in October 2009. The navigation mission is carried out by the Global Positioning System (GPS). The system consists of satellites that broadcast navigation signals to the earth, a control segment that maintains the accuracy of the signals, and user equipment that receives the signals, processes them, and derives its own location in three dimensions. The first GPS test constellation was launched in 1978, and the initial operational system of 24 second‐generation (Block II) GPS satellites was completed in March 1994. In the following fifteen years, SMC developed several generations of improved GPS Block II satellites, known successively as Block IIA (advanced), Block IIR (replacement), and Block IIR‐M (modernized replacement). In March 2009, the last Delta II rocket dedicated to GPS launched the last satellite in the Block IIR‐M series. EELVs would deploy the next and final generation of improved GPS Block II satellites—known as Block IIF (follow‐on)—as the constellation needed to be replenished. A Delta IV launched the first GPS IIF in May 2010. SMC initiated the development of a new GPS space segment known as Block III in May 2008. Block III would feature a number of military and civil improvements, including compatibility with European and Japanese satellite navigation systems. SMC and its predecessors developed a wide variety of military communications satellites. Project Score, launched in 1958, was the world’s first communications satellite and a feasibility demonstration for communications transponders in orbit. The first operational military system was
known as the Initial Defense Communications Satellite Program (IDCSP), and it employed 26 small, sub‐synchronous satellites launched during 1966‐1968. It was followed by the more sophisticated, geosynchronous Defense Satellite Communications System Phase II (DSCS II), launched during 1971‐ 1989. The next phase consisted of the Defense Satellite Communications System Phase III (DSCS III), launched during 1982‐2003. Various tactical communications satellite systems included the Fleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM) system, launched during 1978‐1989. During the 1990s, SMC introduced Milstar, a highly sophisticated, space‐based communications system combining the virtues of tactical and strategic communications. The first Milstar satellite was successfully launched in 1994 and the last in 2003. SMC also developed several systems to handle increasing military communications demands. These included the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) to transmit very large volumes of data during hostilities. In 2000, SMC initiated the development of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system to replace both GBS and DSCS III with a vastly enhanced, high‐capacity, worldwide communications system using a constellation of six satellites. The first WGS launch was in 2007 and two more WGS satellites were successfully launched in 2009. Another recent program, the joint‐service Advanced EHF (AEHF) system, will augment and replace Milstar as DOD’s strategic and tactical communications system. The space segment will consist of four geosynchronous satellites, each providing more communications capacity than the entire Milstar constellation. SMC awarded the initial contracts for AEHF in 2001. An Atlas V launched the first AEHF satellite on 14 August 2010. Although the majority of SMC’s research and development has been focused on the mission areas described in this essay, the organization has also managed many major efforts that cannot be easily categorized. One example of such efforts is the development and support for launch vehicles used in NASA’s manned Mercury and Gemini programs during 1958‐1966. Another example is the research and technology development for space‐based portions of DOD’s Strategic Defense Initiative of 1983‐ 1993. A continuing program with many applications is the enduring work of the Space Test Program in providing experimental spacecraft, launches, and other flight opportunities for all DOD agencies from 1967 to the present. To control military satellites in orbit, SMC and its predecessors also developed progressively more capable and more highly automated ground control systems. The Air Force Satellite Control Network occupied its first permanent control center in 1960 in Sunnyvale, California. SMC developed an improved control center known as the Consolidated Space Operations Center in Colorado at a facility later named Schriever Air Force Base. Building 400 was turned it over to Air Force Space Command for operation in 1993. A series of modernization projects improved operations at remote tracking stations as well. SMC’s headquarters facilities have a long history of their own. When the organization was formed in 1954, its offices were located with those of the Ramo‐Wooldridge Corporation, which provided non‐ profit systems engineering support. Both organizations at first occupied the site of a former church and parochial school in Inglewood, California, and soon moved to the Arbor Vitae office complex near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Schoolhouse Arbor Vitae, Bldg. 1 Areas A & B, Former Site of Los Angeles AFB The headquarters remained here between 1955 and 1964. The Air Force acquired the land of the current Los Angeles AFB from the Navy in October 1962 and soon designated it as Area B. SMC’s predecessor, Space Systems Division, moved its headquarters in 1964 to the Area A facilities in El Segundo, California, while the Aerospace Corporation, the new non‐profit corporation for technical support, occupied its own facilities across the street. However, the headquarters for the Ballistic Systems Division (1961‐1967 and 1989‐1990) and the Ballistic Missile Office (1979‐1989) was located at Norton AFB, California (see aerial below). In 1999, SMC began work on an innovative plan for acquiring new buildings with seismological improvements. In essence, land in the southwest part of the base (Area A) was traded to private developers for new office buildings in the northeast part of the base (Area B). SMC moved its headquarters and organizations into the current facilities in early 2006 and dedicated them as the Schriever Space Complex.