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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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2016
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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GPS III SMC releases RFP for GPS III Space Vehicles 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment
The Space and Missile Systems Center released a solicitation Jan. 8, seeking proposals for the Global Positioning System's GPS III Space Vehicles 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment contract.This solicitation is for a competitive firm-fixed-price acquisition with up to three contracts not-to-exceed $6 million, with a base
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A new display case installed in the lobby of Bldg. 270 at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. The display depicts milestones and key events in the life of Gen. Bernard A. Schreiver, the legendary 'Architect' of Air Force space and missile programs. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Joseph Juarez, Sr.) Display honoring 'Architect' of Air Force space and missile programs installed
A new visual display covering the legacy of Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, a revered military figure who successfully managed the development of early Air Force missile and space programs, was recently installed within the complex bearing his name."I noticed a significant element of SMC history in the form of a display on Gen. Schriever in the Pentagon
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Ivan Mason, seated left, executive director of U.S. Vets Inglewood, takes a group picture with a set-up crew of volunteers comprised of active duty personnel from the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. More than 65 volunteers from SMC participated in the 2nd annual L.A. Vets Stand Down, joining service providers from federal, state, city and county governments as well as local nonprofit partners from across Los Angeles County and the South Bay area for the three-day event held Dec. 19-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The activity was billed as the largest stand down for homeless military veterans and their families to ever take place in the country. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) SMC assists with L.A. veterans' stand down
Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition defines stand-down as either a noun or transitive verb to denote a state of rest or ease after a state of alert or readiness. For three days in December, just before the holidays, the pace of events in downtown Los Angeles were anything but relaxed for a dedicated group of Space and Missile
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