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Los Angeles Air Force Base is home of the Space and Missile Systems Center - the Air Force's premier space acquisition center, with several space systems directorates. LAAFB is also the home of the 61st Air Base Group and is the only active-duty base in the Los Angeles area.

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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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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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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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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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tabInfrared Space Systems Directorate 
Infrared Space Systems Directorate The Infrared Space Systems Directorate develops, deploys, and sustains $27 billion in surveillance satellites and ground stations to detect, track, and report global and theater ballistic missile attacks against the United States, its allies and combat forces. The satellites and ground stations provides global surveillance, tracking, and targeting information  to warfighters and intelligence units. 

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tabMILSATCOM Systems Directorate 
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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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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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 Development and Test Directorate 
Space Development and Test Directorate The Space Development and Test Directorate serves as primary provider of launch, spaceflight and on-orbit operations for the entire DoD space research and development community. It is responsible for acquiring, integrating, launching, and operating R&D spacecraft, prototype operational systems, boosters, and ballistic missiles supporting national security objectives/missile defense programs.

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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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