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Tech. Sgt. Gregory Reid from the 61st Communications Squadron and a volunteer with the “Rising Six” service group at the Space and Missile Systems Center, prepares to serve the first of nearly 750 attendees during a “Burger Burn” as part of the annual Armed Forces Retiree Appreciation Day, June 3, 2017, at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/ James Spellman, Jr.) Retiree Appreciation Day a success
The fabled June gloom of overcast skies gave way to brilliant sunshine as more than 500 retirees from all branches of military service turned out for the 2017 Retiree Expo in the Gordon Conference Center. The event, held June 3 on the grounds of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Schriever Space Complex, was part of Los Angeles Air Force Base’s
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GPS Satellite New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service
 The U.S. Air Force released two technical reports demonstrating that the Global Positioning System (GPS) continues to deliver exceptional performance to civilian users around the world. GPS is a U.S. Air Force satellite system that provides highly dependable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to military and civilian users around
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Victor Ibarra (Courtesy photo) Local military “Youth of the Year” to embark on cultural educational expedition to China
An 11th grade student at Port of Los Angeles High School in San Pedro, California, was named military “Youth of the Year” by The Boys & Girls Club at Fort MacArthur/Los Angeles Air Force Base’s Youth Program. Victor Ibarra, the son of Esther Dulaney, a youth activities recreation assistant with the 61st Force Support Squadron at Los Angeles AFB, is
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Lt. Gen. John Thompson, incoming SMC commander, salutes Gen. John Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, as Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, outgoing SMC commander looks on during the SMC change of command ceremony, May 22. (US Air Force photo/Van Ha) Thompson takes command of SMC
It was a day where overcast skies parted on cue as if in a major Hollywood production – complete with special effects in the resounding form of cannon fire. Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson accepted the flag of command from Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, during a change of command ceremony May 22 on the parade grounds of historic
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Default Air Force Logo HEO Automation Pathfinder in Early Developmental Use Period
Supplemented by legacy satellites from the Defense Support Program, the Space Based Infrared System constellation is made up of Geosynchronous satellites, and sensors in Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO).  Those HEO sensors recently marked a major milestone in the effort to extend their useful life with the completion of the HEO Automation Pathfinder
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Senior Airman Gerard Listhrop from the Space and Missile Systems Center Financial Management office holds his citizenship certificate after he was sworn in as a U.S. citizen. U.S. Air Force photo. SMC Airman, 15 Other Military Members Sworn in as U.S. Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony
A celebration of citizenship was held Tuesday, May 23, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where nearly 5,000 immigrants, including one SMC Airman, were sworn in as U.S. citizens. The newest citizens came from 135 countries and included 15 military members - three of which were Airmen.Senior Airman Gerard Listhrop, from the Space and Missile
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2017
A small-scale representational model of the Space Fence System was donated by Lockheed Martin to the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Heritage Center. The display will be maintained by the SMC History Office to inspire and educate students in the surrounding South Bay beach cities and local school communities. The Space Fence is a sophisticated system of S-band ground-based radar sensors that will dramatically improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks objects in Earth orbit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van De Ha) Space Fence System display unveiled at Heritage Center
Michele Evans, vice president and general manager of Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors for Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, accompanied by Robert Condren, Don Tomajen and Nancy FitzGerald, assisted Col. Phil Garrant, director of the Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Superiority Directorate in unveiling a new informational
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Default Air Force Logo SMC Awards Four Study Contracts for Weather Mission
Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center recently awarded four study contracts worth approximately $500,000 each to EO Vista, Millennium Space Systems, Orbital ATK, and Raytheon Company - Space and Airborne Systems. These companies will provide concept reports to address space-based cloud characterization and theater weather
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Default Air Force Logo First Contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA Complete
The first of ten contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a “Non-Destructive Evaluation, Standards, and Testing” project, March 13. The company met all program objectives and completed all deliverables on time and on budget during
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases final RFP for new Rideshare capability on Space Launch Missions
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) released a final request for proposal for the Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapters, or LDPE. The foundational technology for the LDPE is the EELV Secondary Payload Adapters, or ESPA, which is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) initiative to host
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