Saturday afternoon, after a multi-leg return trip from Afghanistan, 87 servicemen and women landed at Long Beach Airport (LGB) to find that the charter bus scheduled to pick them up had not arrived. What’s more, a miscommunication meant that the company would only be able to send one bus, all the way from Ontario. That wouldn't work.
|Boarding LB Transit after landing at AirFlite, located at LGB|
Instead of waiting, they contacted the Long Beach Police Department to ask for assistance. Both the police watch commander and the airport watch commander on duty immediately reached out to Long Beach Transit (LBT) with the request.
Within minutes, three LBT buses had arrived, complete with an Airport Security escort, to pick up the troops and bring them to their waiting friends and family in the city of Bell. LBPD presented the Army sergeant with a challenge coin for his service.
LGB was proud to play a role in this citywide effort, and is honored to again work with the men and women of our military.