A report on Joint Forces Training Base - Los Alamitos

An aerial view of JFTB Los Alamitos during 2015
California National Guard Best Warrior Competition, 2011
NAS Los Alamitos in the mid-1940s
Naval Reserve FJ-1 at JFTB, 1950
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs of VF-22L1 at JFTB, 1970

Joint base in Los Alamitos, California, United States.

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An aerial view of JFTB Los Alamitos during 2015

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Official NASA portrait, 1964

John Glenn

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American aviator in the United States Marine Corps, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician.

American aviator in the United States Marine Corps, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician.

Official NASA portrait, 1964
Glenn's USAF F-86F, dubbed "MiG Mad Marine", during the Korean War in 1953. The names of his wife and children are also written on the aircraft.
Glenn standing in the cockpit of a F-106B
Glenn in his Mercury spacesuit
The Mercury Seven astronauts posing with a USAF F-106.
John Glenn Training Couch at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Virginia USA.
Glenn entering his spacecraft, Friendship 7, prior to the launch of Mercury-Atlas 6 on February 20, 1962.
Glenn being honored by U.S. President Kennedy at temporary Manned Spacecraft Center facilities at Cape Canaveral, Florida, three days after his flight.
Friendship 7 is currently displayed at the National Air and Space Museum
Glenn presents President Kennedy with an American flag he carried inside his space suit on Friendship 7.
Buttons of Carter's options for vice president
Glenn's official portrait, 1993
Glenn shaking hands with President Ronald Reagan in 1986
Glenn in the U.S. Senate
Glenn delivers remarks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts in the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol in 2011
Glenn on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998
STS-95 portrait
Glenn getting his blood drawn in space for an experiment
Annie and John Glenn in 1965
Glenn at the ceremony transferring the Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian Institution
Glenn's casket carried by Marine Corps pallbearers
Glenn's headstone at Arlington National Cemetery
Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2012
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs

He flew an F8U Crusader 2445 mi from Los Alamitos, California to Floyd Bennett Field in New York City in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.3 seconds, averaging supersonic speed despite three in-flight refuelings when speeds dropped below 300 mph. His on-board camera took the first continuous, transcontinental panoramic photograph of the United States.

An F-8E from VMF(AW)-212 in 1965

Vought F-8 Crusader

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Single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet aircraft built by Vought for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps (replacing the Vought F7U Cutlass), and for the French Navy.

Single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet aircraft built by Vought for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps (replacing the Vought F7U Cutlass), and for the French Navy.

An F-8E from VMF(AW)-212 in 1965
An F-8E from VMF(AW)-212 in 1965
F8U-1 Crusader BuNo 141435 and Commander "Duke" Windsor depart China Lake for a successful speed record attempt, 21 August 1956.
F-8 pilots insignia
Two Crusaders prepare to launch from USS Midway (CV-41); their variable-incidence wings are in the "up" position.
An F-8 of USS Oriskany (CV-34) intercepts a Tu-95 'Bear-B'.
Ejection from a VFP-62 RF-8A in 1963.
An F-8E of VMF(AW)-235 at Da Nang, in April 1966 showing the IRST sensor in front of the canopy.
A VF-24 F-8J returning to USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Gulf of Tonkin.
A section of VFP-206 RF-8G Crusaders in late 1986 when they were last F-8s in U.S. Naval service.
NASA F-8A supercritical wing testbed
An F-8E(FN) landing aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 1983.
F-8H Crusader of the Philippine Air Force. c. 1978
A VF-32 F8U-1 in 1958.
The single XF8U-1T in 1962.
NASA's F-8C digital fly-by-wire testbed
An F-8H from VF-202 landing aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), in 1971.
DF-8F missile and drone director of USN China Lake in 1971.
VF-33 F-8Es on USS Enterprise (CVN-65), in 1964.
A French F-8P on display at Toulouse
XF8U-1 Crusader prototype on display at the Museum of Flight
F-8J Crusader on display at the Air Zoo
3-side view of the F-8E.
Side-view of two Sidewinder AAMs mounted on the unique Y-pylon
Weapons loadout of an F-8 Crusader

On 16 July 1957, Major John H. Glenn Jr, USMC, completed the first supersonic transcontinental flight in a F8U-1P, flying from NAS Los Alamitos, California, to Floyd Bennett Field, New York, in 3 hours, 23 minutes, and 8.3 seconds.

Floyd Bennett Field in 2006

Floyd Bennett Field

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Airfield in the Marine Park neighborhood of southeast Brooklyn in New York City, along the shore of Jamaica Bay.

Airfield in the Marine Park neighborhood of southeast Brooklyn in New York City, along the shore of Jamaica Bay.

Floyd Bennett Field in 2006
A Bell HTL-1 taking off near a Grumman Albatross prototype at Floyd Bennett Field (1948)
A concrete runway at Floyd Bennett Field
A U.S. Coast Guard Curtiss SOC-4 Seagull at Bennett Field
The Marine Parkway Bridge, opened in 1937, is located south of Bennett Field
One of the original hangars
Mural in progress, c. 1939
The Coast Guard station as seen c. 1944
Aerial view of NAS New York in the mid-1940s, showing the original airfield (dark-colored ground) and the new additions (light-colored ground)
National Park Service entrance sign
1998 map of Floyd Bennett Field from the National Park Service
The former Administration Building, which now serves as the Ryan Visitor Center
Hangars 7 and 8
Coast Guard hangar, located along the Jamaica Bay coast
Aerial view of Floyd Bennett Field's runways as seen during departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
Floyd Bennett Field from the air, 2013
A Q35 bus near Floyd Bennett Field

Then-Major John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC, established a transcontinental air speed record, flying an F8U-1P Crusader from NAS Los Alamitos, California to NAS New York–Floyd Bennett Field, in 3:23:08 hours.

Los Alamitos, California

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City in Orange County, California.

City in Orange County, California.

Sugar beet factory in Los Alamitos, ca.1910

The USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center is located on the Joint Forces Training Base - Los Alamitos.

Transcontinental flight

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Non-stop passenger flight from one side of a continent to the other.

Non-stop passenger flight from one side of a continent to the other.

1957 - First transcontinental flight to average supersonic speed. John Glenn flew from Naval Air Station Los Alamitos, California to Floyd Bennett Field, New York in 3 hours and 23 minutes.

40th Infantry Division's combat service identification badge

40th Infantry Division (United States)

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Modular division of the United States Army.

Modular division of the United States Army.

40th Infantry Division's combat service identification badge
Japanese soldier surrenders in the Philippines.
Painting of the 40th Infantry Division in the Kumwha Valley
40th Infantry Division Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan
Structure 40th Infantry Division

Its division headquarters is located at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California.

Woods at the White House in May 2019

Tiger Woods

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American professional golfer.

American professional golfer.

Woods at the White House in May 2019
Woods and his father Earl at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in 2004
Woods in 1997
Woods at the 2004 Ryder Cup
Woods at the 2006 Masters
Woods competing at the third annual Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am (July 1, 2009)
Woods at a Chevron World Challenge charity event (2011)
Woods practicing in a bunker prior to the start of the 2014 Quicken Loans National
Woods practicing a chip-shot at the 2018 U.S. Open
Woods checking his drive in 2007
Woods receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump in May 2019
Woods visiting aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) in the Persian Gulf before participating in the 2004 Dubai Desert Classic
Woods preparing for a photo shoot in 2006
Woods practicing before 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Woods giving a speech at We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (January 2009)
Woods after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019. From left to right: girlfriend Erica Herman, mother Kultida Woods, daughter Sam Woods, son Charlie Woods, and Tiger Woods
Meeting Barack Obama in the Oval Office, April 2009

His father was a member of the military and had playing privileges at the Navy golf course beside the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, which allowed Tiger to play there.

Region 1 DVD cover

The Amazing Race 14

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Fourteenth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race.

Fourteenth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race.

Region 1 DVD cover
Teams were brought to the season's Starting Line at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base in California by Seahawks.
The route of the Race
While in Switzerland, teams traveled to Verzasca Dam near Locarno to perform the second-highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
While in Germany, teams visited the lake town of Schönau am Königsee deep in the Bavarian Alps.
Teams ended the leg in Romania in the shadow of Bran Castle in Transylvania, the fabled home of Dracula.
After arriving in the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, teams were only given a 10 ruble bill and were told to head to the location featured on the banknote: the Krasnoyarsk Dam.
The Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre in the city of Novosibirsk was the fifth Pit Stop.
One of the Detour choices in the 'Pink City' of Jaipur had teams transporting hay alongside its famous city wall, including Zorawar Singh Gate.
At the Phuket Zoo, teams had to participate in an elephant show.
Thailand's traditional long-tail boats were featured in this leg, as teams traveled along Bangkok's series of canal.
The Roadblock in Guilin required teams to get involved in traditional Chinese method of cormorant fishing in Li River.
Both Detour choices in this leg paid tribute to the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was hosted by the city of Beijing, including the usage of swimsuit that was worn by Michael Phelps.
Teams finished this double-length leg in Beijing at Beijing National Stadium, known locally as the 'Bird's Nest', the main venue of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
While in Maui, teams prepared puaa kālua, a pig roasted in the traditional kālua method.

Los Alamitos, California, United States (Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base) (Starting Line)