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Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif.The 61st Air Base Group, located in the Schriever Space Complex, is the host unit at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. It provides administrative and base services to all personnel assigned to the Space and Missile Systems Center -- a center of acquisition excellence for Air Force Space Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

SMC acquires and develops military space systems. Its portfolio includes the Global Positioning System, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks, space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

Review some of the services and general information listed below to better acquaint yourself with Los Angeles AFB.
tabMilitary Personnel Flight 
61st Force Support SquadronThe 61st Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel Flight is composed of three sections: Career Development, Customer Support and Force Management. Functions within Career Development include outbound assignments, retirements and separations and promotions. Functions within Customer Support include Common Access Cards and Identification (CACs/ID) cards and Newcomer's orientation. Functions within Force Management include awards and decorations, and evaluations.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

All sections are also closed the first Thursday of the month for currency training.

61st FSS / Military Personnel Flight
(310) 653-6556
tabCAC/ID Customer Service 
CAC/ID Customer Service
tabChaplain Services 
USAF Chaplain CorpsThe Chaplain Office at Los Angeles Air Force Base provides a wide range of services and support for the military, their family members and Department of Defense employees. Comprehensive religious and pastoral services including daily ministry, visitation, counseling and weekday religious education and worship, are available through the Chaplain Office in Bldg. 272, 1st floor, Rm. C1-144.

Los Angeles AFB Chaplain Office
(310) 653-5080
DSN 633-5080
tabStaff Judge Advocate 
SMC Staff Judge Advocate
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal assistance to active duty members, reserve members on Title 10 orders or pending deployment, retired military members, and dependents who are eligible to receive military identification cards. Provided legal assistance includes wills, powers of attorney and other personal civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, domestic and consumer affairs issues.
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tabVoting Assistance Office  
Federal Voting Assistance ProgramThe Los Angeles Air Force Base Voting Assistance Office is located on the second floor of Bldg. 272, Rm. C2-362, located in the Military Personnel Section. An appointment for voting assistance is necessary and can be made in advance by email or telephone. The voting office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. The voting office supports all voting-eligible personnel with access to LAAFB including uniformed military personnel, DoD civilian employees and their dependents. The office is closed weekends, Federal Holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days.

Los Angeles AFB Voting Assistance Office:
Bldg. 272, C2-371
(310) 653-0008
DSN 633-0008
Email: vote@losangeles.af.mil

Federal Voting Assistance Program website

Air Force Voting website
tabSecurity Forces 
Installation Gate Entry Control Hours:

Douglas St Gate: 24 Hours
Aviation Blvd Gate: Exit only Mon - Fri from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Fort MacArthur 24th St Gate: 24 Hours 
Pacific Heights Gate: 24 Hours
Pacific Crest Gate: 24 Hours

The 61st Security Forces Squadron Control Center is located on the first floor of Bldg. 272. It is the 24-hour control center for police operations and emergency services. For emergencies on base, dial 116 or 911. Emergency calls are dispatched to local fire, medical and law enforcement personnel.

Other important numbers:

61st Security Force SquadronLaw Enforcement Desk:
(310) 653-5787, 653-5664
DSN 633-5787, 633-5664

Crime Stop:
(310) 653-2121
DSN 633-2121

Eagle EyesEagle Eyes:
(310) 653-3937
DSN 633-3937
tabVisitor Information 
61st Security Forces Squadron's Visitor Control Center in Bldg. 260 at Los Angeles AFB, Calif.The Los Angeles AFB Visitor Control Center is located in Bldg. 260, just past the fence line leading in to the Douglas Street main gate. Personnel from the 61st Security Forces Squadron issue AF Form 75 (Temporary Visitor / Vehicle Passes) for all non-badged visitors seeking entry onto the installation at the VCC.

Access for contractors, companies, vendors, and visitors in support of mission requirements can be obtained through the VCC. Visitors can be vouched on to the installation by permanent party personnel or cleared contractors.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

Visitor Control Center
(310) 653-0548
DSN 633-0548
tabHousing Information 
Los Angeles AFB housing is privatized via TierraVista, a lend lease community. Units are available for rent to military, retirees, civilian personnel and DoD contractor employees. The housing area is located on the grounds of historic Fort MacArthur in San Pedro and many of the homes have ocean views. The Los Angeles AFB Housing Office is located in Bldg. 56 at Fort MacArthur. Base housing and off-base referrals for both military and civilian personnel are available through the office.

Los Angeles AFB Housing Office
(310) 241-6184
Fax: (310) 241-6189

Housing Maintenance / After-hours emergencies
(310) 241-6194

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Weekends, Federal Holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

Click here for more information about TierraVista/Los Angeles AFB Housing

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Fort MacArthur Inn (Air Force Inns)
Airman & Family Readiness services at Los Angeles AFB
Los Angeles AFB Child Development Center
Combined Federal Campaign of Greater Southern California
Los Angeles AFB Commissary
Exceptional Family Member Program
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
61st Force Support Squadron
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Los Angeles AFB Fitness Centers
General information about Los Angeles Air Force Base
Los Angeles AFB Medical Clinic (61st Medical Squadron)
Hometown News Release Online
ID Card Appointments
SMC Key Spouse program
Newcomer Information
Los Angeles Air Force Base Retiree Activities Office
Los Angeles AFB RideShare & Parking program office
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program
Single Airmen Program
Tax Center
SMC Base Housing (Tierra Vista at Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro, Calif.)
tabRegional Economic Impact
Space and Missile Systems Center has a nearly $1.7 billion impact on Los Angeles-area economy

The total economic impact of Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center on the local region was measured at approximately $1.69 billion last year (Fiscal Year 2013).

The total economic impact of a base on its economic area is the sum of base annual payroll, expenditures, and estimated dollar value of indirect jobs created.

Based on the analysis model developed by the Financial Management and Comptroller division of the office of the Secretary of the Air Force, in Fiscal Year 2013 LAAFB:

· Directly employed approximately 5,879 individuals (military, civilian and contractor), making it one of the area's largest employers;
· Indirectly created 11,776 jobs (for example, personnel hired by aerospace contractors to build SMC satellites), and;
· Had a total economic impact of $1.69 billion

In addition to its calculated impact, SMC serves as a draw for major production facilities for aerospace contractors such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and others.

SMC is the Air Force's command center for researching, developing, acquiring and launching military space systems. Some of SMC's major programs are integral to modern life, particularly its GPS and weather satellites. Other SMC satellite systems support military communication and surveillance efforts.

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