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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, conducts an impromptu swearing-in ceremony with Air Force Reserve recruit Jennie Ines. The event transpired as the result of a chance meeting the previous December by the Exchange at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van Ha) Newest Air Force Reservist sworn in by SMC commander
On a sunny January afternoon, Jennie Ines was standing outside the Gordon Conference Center, waiting patiently for someone to exit. Specifically, she was waiting for Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, to ask him a question that would normally be out of range
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A Falcon 9 upgrade sits poised on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station prior to its launch on Dec. 21, 2015. This was the first commercial launch of the Falcon 9 upgrade, which the Air Force certified for National Security Space launches on Jan. 25.  The upgraded version is taller and has more thrust than the previous version of the rocket. Standing 229 feet tall, the Falcon 9 upgrade burns a super-chilled mixture of liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene colder than the propellants consumed on SpaceX’s earlier launches.  SpaceX successfully landed the rocket’s first stage booster in a landing zone approximately six miles south of the launch pad. (Photo/SpaceX) SpaceX Falcon 9 Upgrade certified for National Security Space launches
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, updated the certified baseline configuration of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launch System to Falcon 9 Upgrade, for use in National Security Space (NSS) missions. The baseline configuration was updated from the Falcon 9 Launch System to the
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Remote Sensing Systems Directorate New SBIRS ground system celebrates final development capstone
Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing announced the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate completion of the Space-Based Infrared System's Block 10 Integrated Test and Evaluation (IT&E) Readiness Soak.  This is the final Block 10 Increment 2 system test prior to the formal evaluation by the Air Force
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U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney (left), U.S. Strategic Command commander, talks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves (right), Space and Missile Systems Center  commander and Air Force program executive officer for space at Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016. SMC, part of the Air Force Space Command, is responsible for the research, development, acquisition on-orbit testing and sustainment of military space and missile systems. Air Force Space Command is a service component of USSTRATCOM. Haney visited SMC to gain a better understanding of the command and its missions. One of nine Department of Defense unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions, assigned through the Unified Command Plan, which include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van Ha) USSTRATCOM commander visits SMC
U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, met with Space and Missile Systems Center Airmen and civilian personnel during a visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California Jan. 20. Haney was welcomed to SMC by Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, SMC commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, Maj. Gen.
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An artist's concept depicts a constellation of SBIRS platforms in Earth orbit. (Graphic courtesy Lockheed Martin) OPIR Battlespace Awareness Center's Initial Testing Successful
Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing Are proud to announce the initiation of 24/7 operations and Integrated Broadcast System messaging of Battlespace Awareness events in the newly stood up Overhead Persistent Infrared Battlespace Awareness Center. Recognizing the potential of the Space Based Infrared
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A Space-Based Infrared System GEO-1 Satellite.  (U.S. Air Force file photo) New SBIRS Full Constellation testing going well
Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing have confirmed the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate's ongoing success of the Space-Based Infrared System's Block 10 Integrated Test and Evaluation (IT&E) Readiness comprehensive evaluation.  Beginning Jan. 5, the 460th Operations Group personnel conducted the
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Default Air Force Logo Security Forces practices and teaches active shooter scenario
A series of coordinated attacks by terrorist extremists strikes the citizens of Paris, killing 130. A hotel siege in Mali by two men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives claims 20 more in another jihadi attack. A shootout between two groups disrupts a neighborhood block party in New Orleans. Twenty-three separate shootings on
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The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle at 11:05 a.m. EDT, May 20, 2015, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Atlas V rocket carried into Low Earth Orbit an X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), marking the fourth space flight for the X-37B program. (Photo/United Launch Alliance) Air Force Awards Two Rocket Propulsion System Prototype OTAs
Today the Space and Missile Systems Center awarded the first two Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) for shared public-private investments in Rocket Propulsion System (RPS) prototypes to SpaceX for development testing of the Raptor upper stage engine and Orbital ATK for development of the Common Booster Segment main stage, the Graphite Epoxy Motor
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Asia Jackson films a scene in the 2014 short independent film, The End of the Line. The daughter of Baron Jackson, the Launch Enterprise Directorate's chief of the information technology branch with the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., the aspiring model and actress guest starred on ABC-TV’s Modern Family Jan. 13, 2015 in an episode entitled “Spread your Wings.” (Courtesy photo) SMC "brat" makes guest star appearance on ABC-TV's "Modern Family"
The siren call of Hollywood as the entertainment capital of the world and its images of fame, fortune and celebrityhood have lured many to try and "Make it Big in Tinsletown."Although many have had their dreams dashed, a few who once served in the Air Force have gone on to notable careers, such as Academy Award winning actors Jimmy Stewart, Clark
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The Honorable Suzanne Fuentes, Mayor of El Segundo, Calif., is escorted by Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force program executive officer for space and Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, SMC vice commander, during the mayor’s visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base Dec. 21, 2015 for an office call and SMC briefing. Col. Donna Turner, 61st Air Base Group commander, Chief Master Sgt. Craig Hall, SMC command chief and Tom Fitzgerald, acting SMC executive director, follow in attendance. (U. S. Air Force photo/Joseph Juarez, Sr.) SMC strengthens community relations
Mayor Suzanne Fuentes of El Segundo recently met with Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, SMC vice commander, Thomas Fitzgerald, acting executive director, Col. Donna Turner, 61st Air Base Group commander and Chief Master Sgt. Craig Hall,
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