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Senior Airman Jennifer Toney, a medical laboratory technician with the 61st Medical Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California, looks for elements in a patient's urine sample microscopically. The 61st MDS laboratory recently passed a no-notice inspection from the College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists. The laboratory surpassed CAP’s inspection with excellence. The inspector stated this was the highest performing lab ever seen, rating it in the top one-half percent of all labs nationally. (U.S. Air Force photo / Jim Spellman) 61st Medical Squadron’s lab passes inspection with excellence
The 61st Medical Squadron laboratory recently passed a no-notice inspection from the College of American Pathologists. The leading organization of board-certified pathologists, CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.In true Space and
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The South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce was named the recipient of the 2016 Air Force Space Command Community Support Award for their outstanding support to the mission and personnel of SMC and Los Angeles Air Force Base during a ceremony in El Segundo, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice) Key local leaders receive Air Force Space Command award
Key South Bay area civic leaders received an award from Air Force Space Command commander Gen. Jay Raymond during a ceremony here Feb. 15. The South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce (SBACC) was named the recipient of the 2016 AFSPC Community Support Award for their outstanding support of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s mission at Los
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A  Delta IV rocket carrying WGS-9 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at 8:18.m. EDT, March 18. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance) 
Air Force Successfully Launches WGS-9 Satellite
The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV  Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 8:18 p.m. EDT. “WGS-9 launch marks an important occasion for the Wideband constellation as it is a
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Ready to Launch Ninth WGS Satellite
The U.S. Air Force has scheduled another launch to enhance the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) constellation, the nation’s highest-capacity military communications system. The ninth WGS satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle on March 18 from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo SpaceX Awarded Contract for GPS III-3 Launch Services
The Air Force announced today the award of the second competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch services contract in more than a decade. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) was awarded a contract for Global Positioning System (GPS) III Launch Services. This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a total
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An Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-79 mission lifts off from Vandenberg AFB's Space Launch Complex-3 at 9:50 a.m. PST, March 1.(Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance) 

Air Force, Mission Partners Launch NRO Payload
The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V vehicle carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) national security payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, today at 9:49 a.m. PST.“This launch is a testament to the teamwork between the Air Force and its mission partners," said Lt.
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Miller Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joshua Miller
Directorate: Advanced Systems & DevelopmentDuty title: RF Transmission Systems CraftsmanYears in Service: 8Time on Station: 5 MonthsHometown: Greenville, IllinoisGoals: To become more proficient with the Global Space Telemetry Resource (GSTR terminals,) Pursuing Electrical Engineering degree to advance knowledge, and expand opportunities and making
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Maj. Timothy Locke Warrior of the Week: Maj. Timothy Locke
Directorate: Advanced Systems and Development Duty title: Program Integration Advanced Space Technology Years in Service: 10Time on Station: 10 monthsHometown: Big Timber, MontanaGoals: Facilitate a more peaceful world by leading technically minded professionals to engage with military operational challenges to deter military attacks against
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The Mizell family watches an Atlas V 401 rocket successfully lift off Jan. 20 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the third Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting satellite into orbit during an SMC Presents “Launch and Learn” session in the Gordon Conference Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Spellman) SBIRS GEO Flight-3 launch a family affair
The dramatic, nighttime liftoff of a vital infrared surveillance satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 20 not only marked the successful culmination of years of preparation by a broad team of government and industry professionals, it also served as an inspiration for one Air Force family.The first space launch of 2017, marking a year-long
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Awards STPSat-6 Payload Integration Contract to Orbital ATK
The Space and Missiles Systems Center has awarded a sole-source contract for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6) payload integration services to Orbital ATK, Feb. 3. The STPSat-6 spacecraft will be the primary payload on the STP-3 mission expected to launch no earlier than June 2019. The STPSat-6 integration services contract includes:
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