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The Space and Missile Systems Center, a subordinate unit of U.S. Space Force, is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining military space systems. SMC's mission is to deliver resilient, affordable and sustainable space capabilities. The center is responsible for on-orbit check-out, testing, sustainment and maintenance of military satellite constellations and other Department of Defense space systems. 

SMC's portfolio includes GPS, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks; space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

SMC is headquartered at Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo, Calif. The center employs an estimated 6,300 people including military, civilians and contractors at LAAFB and other locations worldwide.

Los Angeles AFB is the only active duty military installation in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, and offers services to eligible base personnel, retirees, service members from all branches and their families.

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#SMC’s Space Development Corps has awarded its first Evolved Strategic SATCOM Space Rapid Prototyping contract to… https://t.co/WBO8TEutLA
RT @SpaceForceCSO: Happy 73rd Birthday @usairforce! A special shout out to the Airmen who support @SpaceForceDoD every day. Thank you for a…
RT @SpaceForceDoD: The @SpaceForceCSO shared some insight into the USSF's future during the @AirForceAssoc #vASC2020. https://t.co/AiMTvLzC…
RT @SpaceForceDoD: 📣 Future Space Professionals! We are looking for America’s best and brightest to fill more than 300 USSF enlisted posit…
This morning, five members from #SMC participated in Gen. John “Jay” Raymond’s, @SpaceForceCSO ceremonial swearing-… https://t.co/GZJOCPcqNx
The @SpaceForceDoD & #SMC has welcomed the incoming class of newly commissioned officers through a brand-new, virtu… https://t.co/Rk0zCeIjkO
RT @ulalaunch: The launch of a United Launch Alliance #DeltaIVHeavy carrying the #NROL44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office was…
RT @ulalaunch: ULA Launch Director Lou Mangieri has instructed the launch team to coordinate a new liftoff time of 3:28amEDT (0728 UTC) for…
Whether you’re staying up late or waking up early, who’s watching with us? https://t.co/yQ31sJHqVg
RT @ulalaunch: The countdown is underway for tonight's #DeltaIVHeavy launch from Cape Canaveral on the #NROL44 national security mission. O…
NROL-44 is 41st flight of the Delta IV launch vehicle, 12th flight of the Delta IV Heavy config, & 33rd from Cape C… https://t.co/HXBg1wnFic
RT @ulalaunch: Launch Director Lou Mangieri has announced that we will not continue with the #DeltaIVHeavy rocket countdown operations toda…
RT @ulalaunch: The launch is planned for Friday, Aug. 28 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The forecast sho…
RT @ulalaunch: The launch of the United Launch Alliance #DeltaIVHeavy #NROL44 mission was scrubbed today due to an issue with a critical gr…
RT @ulalaunch: Here's a spectacular view of the #DeltaIVHeavy rocket taken during Mobile Service Tower rollback earlier this evening. See m…
RT @SpaceForceDoD: Look at our Delta front and center for the launch. Good luck @ulalaunch and @NatReconOfc. https://t.co/uK1GFp3iMb
RT @ulalaunch: Countdown clocks have started ticking at Cape Canaveral for tonight's #DeltaIVHeavy launch on the #NROL44 mission for U.S. n…
RT @ulalaunch: LAUNCH ALERT: The launch weather forecast for this evening’s #DeltaIVHeavy countdown and overnight liftoff of #NROL44 at 2:1…
RT @ulalaunch: LAUNCH COUNTDOWN: #NROL44 🚀: #DeltaIVHeavy 🗓️: Aug. 27➡️ broadcast at 1:52 a.m. EDT; launch at 2:12 a.m. EDT ℹ️: https://t.…

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Numbers and E-mails

Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110

LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080

ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron 61st Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

   Media Queries:
(310) 653-1131 or smcpa.media@us.af.mil

Public Queries or Event Requests:
(310) 653-2368 or smcpa.outreach@us.af.mil


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