Location: Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
This base opened in 1928 as a Naval Reserve Air Base in Long Beach, CA. The main purpose of the base was to train naval aviators. Officials moved the base to a property in Los Alamitos in 1941, and the site opened as the Naval Reserve Air Base Los Alamitos. The aviation facility was renamed Los Alamitos Armed Force Reserve Center in 2000. Currently, the main mission of the base is training military personnel, as well as storing and repairing aircrafts. They also support emergency response efforts statewide and nationally.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Increased cholesterol|
Reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological issues in laboratory animals. Tumors in animals. (Source)
If you lived, worked, or trained on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base and have experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.