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The 61st Air Base Group is the host unit at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. It provides administrative and base services to the 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.
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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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:
Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Weekends

All sections are also closed the 1st Thursday of the month for currency training, all Federal Holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days.

Military Personnel Flight
(310) 653-6556
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.

LAAFB Chaplain Office
(310) 653-5080
DSN 633-5080
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. If you have any questions or would like voting assistance, please contact the voting office at:

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
tabCAC/ID Customer Service 
CAC/ID Customer Service
tabSecurity Forces 
Installation Gate Entry Control Hours:

Douglas St Gate: 24 Hours
Aviation Blvd Gate: Starting Jan. 14,  gate hours are Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 a.m. and 3:30 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 
The LAAFB Visitor Control Center is located near the main Douglas Street Gate in Bldg. 260. 61st Security Forces personnel in the VCC issue AF Form 75 (Temporary Visitor/Vehicle Passes) for all non-badged visitors seeking entry onto the installation. 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. The VCC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed weekends, Federal Holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days). 

Visitor Control Center
(310) 653-0548
DSN 633-0548

tabHousing Information 
LAAFB Housing is privatized (TierraVista, a land lease community) and 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 LAAFB 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.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Closed weekends, Federal Holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days 

LAAFB Housing Office
(310) 241-6184
Fax: (310) 241-6189

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

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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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