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Col. David Madden, new GPS Wing commander, accepts the flag from Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, SMC Commander, at the wing’s change of command ceremony held June 18. (Photo by Stephen Schester) GPS Wing changes command
Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, officiated over the Global Positioning Systems Wing Change of Command ceremony here in the Schriever Space Complex court yard. Col. David Madden, who served as vice commander of the GPSW since July 2006, assumed command of the wing from Col. Wesley Ballenger Jr., June 18. Colonel
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The 1 ½ mile run was part of the War Fit Challenge event at the 2007 SMC Sports Day, June 15. The Space Superiority Systems Wing took the day’s overall title. (Photo by Joe Juarez) SY Dominates 2007 Sports Day
Although some members of the Los Angeles AFB team arrived at work this week supporting various muscle aches as a result of 2007 Sports Day, the general consensus is that the event conducted Friday, June 15, produced some friendly, competitive fun. Approximately 750 military and civilian employees of the base and The Aerospace Corporation gathered
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Default Air Force Logo KUDOs - Congratulations Promotees!
The Tech Sergeant and Master Sergeant Promotion lists were released June 14 and the following Los Angeles Air Force Base Airmen made the list. Promoted to Master Sgt. Arthur Cuizon 369th USAF Recruiting Squadron John Jansen 369th USAF Recruiting Squadron Barry Montgomery 369th USAF Recruiting Squadron Richard Dimson 369th USAF Recruiting Squadron
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Default Air Force Logo Six Base Teens Selected to Attend Missoula Performing Arts Camp
Los Angeles Air Force Base may be small in size, but when it comes to talent, it ranks among the majors. And that applies to its youth as well as its adults. Six of our teens have been selected to attend the 2007 Nell Buckley Performing Arts Series of the internationally-renown Missoula Performing Arts Camp to be conducted at Seeley Lake, Mont.,
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2007
Capt. Valerie Avila, GPS Wing, talks to students at Manhattan Beach Middle School about preparing for aeronautical careers during the school’s Space Day, June 12. Nearly ten LAAFB volunteers spoke to students about satellites, rockets and Air Force careers, and moderated a game of “Astro-Jeopardy” while teaching students about space. Base Volunteers Help Make Space Day a Success
Space might be the final frontier but thanks to volunteers from industry, academia and Los Angeles Air Force Base, students at Manhattan Beach Middle School are now on their way to exploring space. Approximately 10 volunteers from the base spoke to students about satellites, rockets and Air Force aerospace careers, and even hosted a game of
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Family member Celeste Smith checks out marine life under a microscope during a youth services visit to the aquarium in San Pedro. This summer’s camp program includes field trips to Mulligan's Family Fun Center, Mud Park in Huntington Beach, Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.  In addition to the trips, campers will be able to participate in activities such as art projects, science projects, team-building projects, swimming, writing, singing, community service and Fit Factor/sports participation. The summer camp begins June 25. Youth Programs' Summer Camp Appeals to Base Youth
Beginning June 25, youth ages 4-1/2 to 12 have the opportunity to enjoy ten weeks of Summer Camp at the Youth Center in Fort MacArthur. From 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, camp participants will stay busy with educational, informative, enriching and just plain fun activities. Bored they won't be. Not only are enjoyable fieldtrips
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Take a Hike or White Water Raft in July
Outdoor Adventures, a part of Outdoor Recreation, has announced three adventures for July. The first activity is a one-day white water rafting experience on the Kern River, a river-rafter's jewel located in Southern California in the heart of Sequoia National Forest near Bakersfield. The river features over 60 miles of commercially run white water
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Default Air Force Logo News Briefs
Here's the latest news of interest to the LAAFB community. Ticket Office RelocatedEffective June 11, the Ticket Office presently located in Outdoor Recreation at the northeast edge of the base will be relocated to the cashier's office in The Club (Bldg. 270). Purpose of the move is to bring this important office closer to base traffic so as to be
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LAAFB personnel and spouses donated 75 pints of blood at the quarterly Red Cross blood drive held at the Health and Wellness Center, May 30.  Base personnel, spouses "roll up their sleeves" to give blood
Base personnel and spouses donated 75 pints of blood at the quarterly Red Cross blood drive held at the Health and Wellness Center, May 30. Donors were treated to Subway Sandwiches and cookies during the lunch hours for their contribution. According to Capt. Daniel Gallton, Space Superiority Systems Wing, the base is a big part of Red Cross's
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Default Air Force Logo KUDOs
KUDOs go out to the following Los Angeles Air Force Base personnel:DIAMOND SHARP AWARD Master Chief Sgt. Rafael Atienza Space Superiority Systems Wing Awarded for the outstanding Air Force representation of the multi-service Color Guard demonstration during the 48th Armed Forces Day banquet .1st QUARTER AWARDS Field Grade Officer of the Quarter
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