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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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2016
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
0 12/23
2015
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
0 12/22
2015
Photo of SBIRS courtesy of Lockheed New SBIRS ground system celebrates two major milestones
Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center announced the completion of two major milestones in the development and fielding of its new Space-based Infrared System ground system.For the first time the new system, dubbed Block 10 Increment 2, simultaneously commanded the full missile warning constellation of Defense Support Program
0 12/17
2015
A Patriot Target Vehicle, also known as Juno, provided by the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California, launches from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, New Mexico Dec. 10, 2015. The rocket serves as an intercept target for the U.S. Army Lower Tier Project Office Patriot missile defense system. The Juno PTV soared high into the atmosphere on its way to the White Sands Missile Range to be intercepted by a Patriot Advanced Capability Three (PAC-3) missile system. SMC's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners re-utilizes excess motors from ICBMs for U.S. government research, development, test and evaluation efforts. The Juno PTV incorporates two solid rocket motors from the LGM-30F Minuteman II weapon system which was retired in 1994. (U.S. Army photo/White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs - Visual Information) Juno PTV successfully launched for Missile Defense Test
The U.S. Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners successfully completed the fourth launch of a Patriot Test Vehicle today from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, New Mexico. The rocket serves as an intercept target for the U.S. Army Lower Tier Project Office Patriot missile defense system."Continued success of the
0 12/10
2015
Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry, Jr., Space and Missile Systems Center vice commander, addresses the audience as Christophe Lemoine, the French consul general in Los Angeles prepares to present identical twin brothers and retired Air Force Reserve Majs. Russell “Lynn” Clanin and Raymond “Glenn” Clanin with the French government's highest distinction for their military service as World War II veterans, the Legion of Honor medal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van De Ha) Air Force twins receive French Legion of Honor for WWII service
Seventy-one years after their service in the U.S. Army Air Forces, identical twin brothers -- retired Air Force Reserve Majs. Raymond "Glenn" Clanin and Russell "Lynn" Clanin -- received  the French government's highest distinction as World War II veterans, The Legion of Honor medal.During an intimate awards ceremony held Dec. 2 with family and
0 12/03
2015
Lt. Col. Thomas Coate from the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., emphasizes the strategic and tactical differences of a play as head coach of the Redondo Sea Hawks during a Pop Warner 2015 WESCON Regional Semifinals, Midget-Division II game. Over the last four years, Coate has managed to recruit over twenty active-duty and civilian personnel from Los Angeles AFB as volunteers for the local Pop Warner football team in Redondo Beach, Calif.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe 
Juarez Sr.)
SMC plays the field in Pop Warner regional semifinals
Having to project his hoarse voice in the chilly night air while competing with the noise on the open field, the Air Force officer emphasized the importance of each individuals' mission. As he went over the battle lines on the grid, he explained to his troops the strategic and tactical goals that must be met to have a winning victory in their next
0 11/30
2015
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at 9:09 a.m. May 22 carrying a classified national security payload. The payload was designed and built by the National Reconnaissance Office. The 45th Space Wing commander was pleased with the performance of the team for this launch. (Courtesy/United Launch Alliance) Air Force Awards NROL-52 and NROL-71 Launch Services Contract
The U. S. Air Force awarded launch services contracts for the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL- 52 and NROL- 71 missions to United Launch Alliance on the existing Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Phase 1 Block Buy contract on Nov. 12.  The Phase 1 Block Buy contract with ULA garnered $4.4 billion in total savings with 36 rocket cores procured
0 11/20
2015
A group of students pepper Karen Austin from the Space and Missile Systems Center's History Office during the L.A. Chamber of Commerce-sponsored College career fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center Oct. 28.  SMC personnel provided general information on the types of jobs and career selections available at Los Angeles AFB. (U. S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez Sr.) SMC prepares students for STEM careers
Space and Missile Systems Center volunteers eagerly awaited the more than 10,000 students and families who attended the annual College and Career Convention Oct. 28-29, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Launching rockets into space would not have been possible without a skilled and creative STEM workforce.Michael "Lane" Gilchrist, a contractor
0 11/12
2015
A young warrior tries a Kevlar helmet on for size during the annual Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event Oct. 24 held on the Los Angeles Air Force Base parade grounds at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, Calif. More than 150 military, DoD and contractor’s children and teens experienced first-hand what their military parents experience when deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) KUDOS: Military children experience deployment operations
More than 150 military, DoD and contractor's children and teens experienced first-hand what their military parent's experience when deployed during the Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event, Oct. 24, at the Ft. MacArthur parade grounds in San Pedro, Calif.The annual event is hosted by the 61st Air Base Group in partnership with Army
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2015
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