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Los Angeles Air Force Base is the home of Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center -- the "birthplace" of U.S. Air Force's ballistic missile and military space program. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., SMC is the Air Force's center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing 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.

LAAFB is also the home of the 61st Air Base Group and is the only active-duty military installation located within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. It's historical lineage can be traced back to WWII.

tabSpace and Missile Systems Center 
Space and Missile Systems CenterSMC is the birthplace of military space and center of military space acquisition excellence. Our mission is to deliver resilient and affordable space capabilities for the nation.
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tabAdvanced Systems and Development Directorate 
Space Development and Test Directorate The mission of the Advanced Systems and Development Directorate is to drive future Space capabilities through collaborative innovation, development planning and demonstrations. Headquartered at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico with operating locations at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., Hill AFB, Utah and NASA/Johnson Space Center, Texas, SMC/AD is composed of four mission divisions and four support divisions.

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tabGlobal Positioning Systems Directorate 
Global Positioning Systems Directorate The Global Positioning Systems Directorate is a joint-service, multinational, civil/military systems directorate with more than 700 DoD/contractor personnel responsible for development, launch and sustainment of the Global Positioning System, the world's premier navigation and timing standard. The directorate is responsible for the development and procurement of over 250,000 receiver systems and the United States' nuclear detonation detection system. Annual funding is $1billion and total program value is $32 billion.

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tabLaunch Systems Directorate 
Launch Systems Directorate The Launch Systems Directorate provides DoD and the National Reconnaissance Office with assured access to space through launch systems modernization, sustainment and development of worldwide range capability for all national security missions. The directorate conducts satellite mission integration and provides reliable, integrated tools to test and support the nation's space launch, ballistic missile and aeronautical testing.

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MILSATCOM Systems Directorate The MILSATCOM Systems Directorate plans for, acquires and sustains space-enabled global communications in support of the president, secretary of Defense and combat forces. MILSATCOM systems consists of satellites, terminals, and control stations, worth more than $42 billion providing communication for approximately 16,000 aircraft, ships, mobile and fixed sites. As a jointly-manned directorate, it interfaces with major commands from each of the Armed Services, HQ Air Force and various DoD agencies.

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tabOperationally Responsive Space Office 
Operationally Responsive Space Office   The mission of the ORS Office is to plan and prepare for the rapid development of highly responsive space capabilities that enable delivery of timely warfighting effects and, when directed, develop and support deployment and operations of these capabilities to enhance and assure support to Joint Force Commanders' and other users' needs for on-demand space support, augmentation, and reconstitution.

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tabRange and Network Division 
Spacelift Range and Network System Division The Range and Network Division is responsible for modernizing and sustaining the world-wide Air Force Satellite Control Network as well as the nation's Launch and Test Range Systems located at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.

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tabRemote Sensing Systems Directorate 
Space and Missile Systems CenterThe Remote Sensing Systems Directorate's mission is to develop, deploy, and sustain surveillance capabilities in support of missile warning, missile defense, battlespace awareness, technical intelligence, and environmental monitoring mission areas.

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tabSpace Logistics Directorate 
Located at Peterson AFB, the Space Logistics Directorate has 550 people and a $500 million annual budget. It sustains and modifies worldwide USAF/DoD space weapon systems to include terrestrial and space weather, global positioning systems, launch range control, satellite command and control, secure communications, and missiles early warning. The directorate is the focal point for logistics, maintenance, supply, sustaining engineering and the Space Logistics Readiness Center.
tabSpace Superiority Systems Directorate 
Space Superiority Systems DirectorateThe Space Superiority Systems Directorate is responsible for equiping the joint warfighter with unrivaled offensive and defensive counterspace, space situation awareness and special access capabilities required to gain, maintain and exploit space superiority. The directorate executes cradle-to-grave responsibility for weapon systems development, fielding and sustainment.

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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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SMC Public AffairsSMC/PA provides trusted counsel to base leadership, builds and maintains Airman morale and readiness and helps strengthen public trust and support. Our staff serves as the liaison between the SMC commander, base personnel and their family members, civilian communities and American and International publics. News about SMC and Los Angeles Air Force Base is distributed to internal and external audiences.

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tab61st Air Base Group
The 61st Air Base Group provides medical, civil engineering, communications, chaplain, security, logistics, personnel, readiness, and quality-of-life services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and other Department of Defense units in the Los Angeles basin. It consists of five squadrons and six staff agencies, totaling more than 790 personnel with $608 million in plant assets and an annual budget of $60 million.

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61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron The 61st Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron provides maintenance, repair, design, construction, readiness and emergency management, installation deployment support, fire protection, environmental compliance, housing, transportation, supply and travel management services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and its 4,500 personnel.

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61st Force Support SquadronThe 61st Force Support Squadron contributes to the Air Force mission through programs that support overall military readiness and enhances quality of life for AF members and their families. The 61st FSS serves active duty military, Department of Defense civilians, military retirees, Aerospace employees and defense contractors working or residing in the area.

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LAAFB ClinicMedical care for Los Angeles AFB personnel is provided by the 61st Medical Squadron. A satellite clinic is also located at the Fort MacArthur military housing area. All patients are seen by appointment only.The Los Angeles AFB clinic is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on weekends, Federal Holidays and/or specially-designated Family Days. For additional information, call (310) 653-CURE (653-2873).

After hours care: To obtain authorization for non-emergency care or for out-of-area care, call United Healthcare Military & Veterans toll free at 1-(877) 988-9378.

Emergency medical care is not available at either clinic. For life threatening injuries or illnesses, call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency room or Urgent Care Center listed here.

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