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  • AEHF-4 Arrives in Florida, Prepares for Launch

    The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program completed a major program milestone on July 27, successfully delivering the AEHF-4 satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  “AEHF-4 delivery and launch marks a significant milestone in fulfilling our communication commitment to the highest priority Department of
  • AD Directorate Welcomes New Director

    The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Advanced Systems and Development Directorate welcomed a new director at a change of leadership ceremony held at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 13.Col. Timothy Sejba assumed leadership of the directorate from Col. John Anttonen at a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. John Thompson, SMC commander and Air
  • Partners in Space, Partners in Signature: An AEHF Tradition

    The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Program marked a significant occasion, June 22 when members of the leadership team at the Space and Missile Systems Center, the Aerospace Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company all gathered to place their signatures on a thermal space blanket that will travel in space inside the AEHF-4
  • Changing of the Guard: Igl Takes Command of 61st Air Base Group

    A standing room only crowd in the Gordon Conference Center witnessed a change of command ceremony July 11 as Col. Charles P. Roberts relinquished leadership of the 61st Air Base Group to Col. Ann M. Igl. The ceremonial passing of the 61st ABG’s guidon was presided over by Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Remodeled Los Angeles AFB Commissary celebrates grand re-opening

    Los Angeles Air Force Base celebrated the reopening of the commissary after completing a renovation project on July 3.The upgrade, which came just in time for the Independence Day weekend, included a new interior design featuring wider aisles, and a dedicated sushi counter. The change also includes two separate express lines, making it easier for
  • Six new inductees revealed at Schriever Wall of Honor ceremony

    Six early Air Force and civilian space pioneers were honored during a ceremony held June 14 to unveil their names, newly inscribed on a wall of polished black granite at the General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial, located on the grounds of the Schriever Space Complex at Los Angeles Air Force Base.Hosted by Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, commander of the
  • SMC celebrates excellence through diversity during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    The Space and Missile Systems Center and the Equal Opportunity Diversity committee at Los Angeles Air Force Base wrapped up the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration May 30 in the courtyard of the Schriever Space Complex at Los Angeles Air Force Base. This year’s theme, “Unite our Vision by Working Together,” honored
  • Air Force Awards AFSPC-52 Launch Services Contract to SpaceX

    The Air Force has announced the award of an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contract.  Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $130 million firm-fixed price contract for launch services to deliver Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-52 satellite to the intended orbit.  The contract provides the
  • Honoring one of its own: Madden receives Hall of Fame award during GPS Partnership Council

    David Madden, retired Air Force colonel, former member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, past director of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Military Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate and the Satellite Communications Systems Directorate, former executive director, senior civilian executive and Deputy Program
  • AFSPC-11 Launch a Team Effort by SMC, Its Mission Partners

    The recent successful launch of the AFSPC-11 mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, was a team effort directly involving personnel from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Systems Enterprise (LE), Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM), and Advanced Systems and Development (AD) directorates. SMC’s Range and Network