Who We Are
The 61st Force Support Squadron contributes to the Air Force mission through programs that support overall military readiness and enhances quality of life for AF members and families. The FSS serves active duty military, Department of Defense civilians, military retirees, Aerospace employees and defense contractors working and/or residing in the area.
To support combat deployment readiness, promote healthy lifestyles, advance personnel with increasing education and training opportunities, and provide for the general welfare of our customers, both internal and external, by offering a variety of quality services that improve the productivity of all personnel at Los Angeles Air Force Base and supporting community government members.
To expand the level of customer service opportunities by providing exceptional customer driven programs and services that meet the constantly changing needs of the Los Angeles Air Force Base community.
Services programs have long provided essential food, lodging and services for military members. MWR programs were first introduced during the Revolutionary War.
With the establishment of a huge “citizen” army during World War I, the United Services Organization (Inc.) was founded along with programs like library services, troop canteens and sports programs.
In 1920, the Army Motion Picture Service was set up and was soon to be followed by the founding of service clubs later during World War II. Services programs also began during the Revolutionary War, with billeting and food facilities serving as fundamental necessities for military troops. Services’ roots sprang from the supply and civil engineering career fields and then branched off as its own entity in 1992.
In 1992, MWR and Services merged Air Force wide, with the new name, the Air Force Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Agency. In 1993, the agency was renamed “Services,” reflecting the merger’s success and focusing directly on what their programs are all about &endash; service. Whatever the name or organization, the Services mission remains the same: to deliver programs and activities to build and sustain ready and resilient Airmen and families.