The Los Angeles Air Force Base is situated less than a mile west of the San Diego Freeway (I-405), just south of the Los Angeles International Airport. There are a variety of recreational activities like beaches and mountains available at a short drive distance.

Cost Of Living: Overall the cost of living in Los Angeles is 54% higher than the cost of living in the United States.

Automated Telephone Attendant Numbers: DSN 312-633-1110 & 310-653-1110.

Base Population: There are 1600 civilians, 1200 active duty members and 2067 family members on base.

City/Area Population: The population in Los Angeles County is 10,393,185 citizens.

Child Development Centers: The CDC on-base offers hourly, daycare, and after school kid care services to parents on base. Fees structures vary as per service recipient’s income bracket. For additional information on how you can avail the facilities at the Child Development Center, reach out at 483 N. Aviation Boulevard, Building 281, 90245-2808. Phone 310-653-6800.

Depending on location of residence, parents select the schools for their kids. Leland Street Elementary School is a good option for children living at Fort MacArthur. Most parents residing at base housing in San Pedro also prefer Leland Street Elementary School for their kids' education needs. Interdistrict school transfers are allowed, to help children move to schools closer to the stations of their parents. For any queries about inter school transfers, get in touch with the Liaison Officer, at 310-653-5428.

Youth Programs: The Youth Center and Teen Center here is regarded as one of the best among all air force bases. For all services such as pre-teen program, teen program and youth employment skills, contact the youth center of the base. For more information please contact: Youth Center, 2901 Arthur MacArthur Rd, Bldg 425, Phone 310-653-8383 and Phone (DSN) 633-8383

Airman and Family Readiness Center: 310-653-5428

Employment: Employment opportunities are available in abundance in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Job positions are available in the following industries: financial activities, hospitality, professional and business services and leisure and durable goods manufacturing. The unemployment rate in LA is 12.5% and the average household income is US$ 49901. For more employment related information, please contact: Airman and Family Readiness Center,483 N. Aviation Boulevard Bldg. 272.

Base Services: This base has an exchange system, Force Support Squadron and commissaries.

Medical Services: The 61st Medical Group provides medical care and services to military personnel and their family members. Fort MacArthur military housing area also has an available satellite clinic. For more medical services information please contact: Clinic - 61 MDS, 483 N. Aviation Boulevard, Building 210.


On the 1st of July 1954 the Air Research and Development Command's Western Development Division was activated. The Los Angeles Air Force Base traces its history back to this very activation. On the 10th of April 1964 the property was finally designated as the Los Angeles Air Force Base.  


·         61st Air Base Group

·         Global Positioning Systems Directorate

·         Space Superiority Systems Directorate

·         Advanced Systems and Development Directorate

·         Operationally Responsive Space Office

·         Spacelift Range and Network System Division

·         MILSATCOM Systems Directorate

·         Launch Systems Directorate

·         Space Logistics Directorate

·         Infrared Space Systems Directorate


Tierra Vista Community owns the privatized family housing at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Tierra Vista community is in charge of handling repairs, management, maintenance and construction of the community. Tierra Vista Community housing is an alternate option to renting or purchasing a house within the local community. Military personnel need to sign a lease agreement with Tierra Vista Community if they wish to live in privatized housing. The Tierra Vista Community has a variety of amenities within its premises. Some of these amenities include an Olympic style swimming pool, tennis courts, community center, walking trails and various other interesting recreational facilities.

Lastly, military personnel and their family can choose to live in Local community housing. For additional housing related information please contact: Housing Referral Office, 2400 S. Pacific Avenue, Building 31, Phone 310-241-6184 / 310-653-8471.

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