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LOS ANGELES -- Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, Space and Missile Systems Center Commander, reminded listeners of the partnership between SMC and The Aerospace Corporation during his speech at a Speakers Forum here Feb. 16. Space Command announces their nomination for the General Thomas D. White Trophy
Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, commander of Space and Missile Systems Center, was nominated by Air Force Space Command for the 2007 General Thomas D. White Trophy for his contribution to the nation's progress in aerospace during the calendar year. During the 2006 calendar year, General Hamel guided the successful launch and deployment of the Global
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Default Air Force Logo KUDOs: Diamond Sharp Recipients
Tech. Sgt. Shannon La Rue 61st Civil Engineering and Logistics Nominated for dedication to improving the working environment with sound HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) maintenance and expertise. Shannon is also a key player in the implementation of Public Access Defibrillators throughout the installation and ensures a safer work place
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SSgt Alicia Watkins, 61st Communications Squadron, spoke about how being at Ground Zero on 9/11 motivated her to join the Air Force and kept her going during her recent deployment. Los Angeles AFB welcomes home deployed Airmen
Los Angeles Air Force Base held a homecoming celebration for 17 Airmen in the Schriever Space Complex, April 6. The men and women returned recently from deployments for 120 to 180 days, and the celebration was in honor of all Airmen who served in places such as Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Djibouti Horn of
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Global Positioning System Global Positioning System shifts paradigm
The entire portfolio of military space programs are undergoing complete modernization to sustain on-orbit systems and deliver critical new capabilities and services. This modernization and recapitalization brings complex system and program management challenges to ensure effective "system of systems" integration across legacy, current and future
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Here's what's happening here of interest to base personnel, their familiies and retirees:AFSO21 Immersion Day to be HeldIn support of the Air Force Smart Ops for the 21st Century (AFSO21) initiative, Brig. Gen. Neil McCasland, SMC Vice Commander, will host an AFSO21 Immersion Day, April 17. It will be held in the Gordon Conference, Bldg. 270. The
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MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Airman 1st Class Savannah Orozco poses for a photograph at the multimedia studio here Jan. 5, 2007, for a fitness poster. Airman Orozco is assigned to the 62nd Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Get Up, Get Out, and Get In Shape
Looking for that extra edge to maximize your workout or are you looking to get back into shape? Regardless of individual fitness level, the Los Angeles Group Fitness Program offers a wide range of challenging group activities to meet your needs. Group exercise helps forget the working out through great music, moves and coaching! Participants will
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Default Air Force Logo SMC Industry Days Coming Soon
The Los Angeles chapters of the Air Force Association (AFA), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Southern California Aerospace Professional Representatives and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) are co-sponsoring the 2007 SMC Industry Days with the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). It will be
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Default Air Force Logo Women move history forward
It has been more than 150 years since the world's first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 19-20,1848. A Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was debated and ultimately signed by 68 women and 32 men, setting the agenda for the women's rights movement. Women's History Month is celebrated this year by honoring the
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Default Air Force Logo Personnel Records Readiness: Are yours fully up to date?
Because change is the one thing you can count on, take time now to review your personnel records to ensure they are ready for whatever is around the next corner. The Air Force Personnel Center is establishing an annual campaign to encourage Airmen to review their records at the beginning of each year to make sure they are complete, current and
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The Air Force Space Command-operated Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites are a key part of North America’s early warning systems.  In their 22,300-mile geosynchronous orbits, DSP satellites help protect the United States and its allies by detecting missile launches, space launches and nuclear detonations. 



Air Force Releases Findings to Date on Cause of Delay of DSP 23
While securing the DSP-23/Delta IV launch vehicle after the Wet Dress rehearsal held on Feb. 28 , two structural cracks were observed in the metallic Launch Table. The cracks appeared on the bottom of the launch table's starboard and center bays; roughly underneath the liquid oxygen servicing equipment for the starboard and center booster cores.
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