JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE

COMMUNITY UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    May 22, 2018

COL (CA) Richard Lalor:  (562) 795-2096                             Update: 18-05

SrA Crystal Housman:  (805) 458-3825

JFTB – CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS FORMALIZE 2018 JULY 4TH EVENT AGREEMENT

AND 2019 RACE ON THE BASE RENEWAL

 

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) Commander Col. Julian Bond signed agreements with Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and City Manager Bret Plumlee on Monday, May 21st, formalizing the traditional July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and the 2019 renewal of the Race on the Base — the largest reverse triathlon in the country – at the California Army National Guard’s largest base in Southern California.

The 31st Annual Fireworks Spectacular, jointly produced by the cities of Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach and the Community of Rossmoor, will honor military service members and celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday.  More than 14,000 spectators from throughout Southern California are expected to attend.

The Race on the Base will mark its 38th running on February 22-23, 2019. It serves as both a signature event for the City of Los Alamitos and one of JFTB’s major public outreach efforts. Races include a pair of reverse triathlons, plus the “Honoring Our Fallen” 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and Glow in the Dark Whimsical Fun Run.

“The California National Guard is a community-based organization, and the support our citizen soldiers receive from the neighbors we serve is heartfelt, genuine and very much appreciated,” said Bond.  “Accordingly, we are pleased to acknowledge their outstanding support through our commitment to extend these great community partnerships.”

For additional information, please contact COL (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at richard.w.lalor2.nfg@mail.mil, or SrA Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or via email at crystal.c.housman.mil@mail.mil,

 

JFTB Installation Commander Col. Julian Bond, Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and City Manager Bret Plumlee sign the agreement formalizing the 2018 July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (Photo by Col. (CA) Richard Lalor).

JFTB Installation Commander Col. Julian Bond and City of Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar during signing ceremony for the 2018 July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and renewal of the popular Race on the Base event for 2019 (Photo by Col. (CA) Richard Lalor).