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News Release

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Media Relations

Air Support Division 50th Anniversary Open House

What:
Air Support Division's Open House commemorating 50 years of continuous operation.

When:
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.- Presentations of Commemorative plaques

Where:
J. Stephen Hooper Memorial Heliport
Piper Technical Center
555 Ramirez Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Mayor Antonio Villarigosa
Chief William J. Bratton
The Board of Police Commission
Captain Thomas Runyen- Air Support Division Commanding Officer
Air Support sworn and civilian personnel

Why:
The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is cordially inviting community members and the media to celebrate its 50th year of continuous flight operation. This event allows the public to become familiar with the command staff and officers of the ASD. Static display of aircraft, historical photos and videos showing ASD's rich history will be featured. ASD Boutique will be open with a wide variety of ASD gifts in time for the holiday's. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

For further information, please contact Officer Peter Gillies at 213-485-2600.