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  • Base prepares for Earth Day celebration

    Twenty million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the United States government, grassroots organizations and many concerned citizens,
  • Global Positioning Systems Wing Awards Systems Engineering and Integration Contract

    The Global Positioning System (GPS) program office awarded a new contract for Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) to the Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) team, March 7. This contract is a important new direction for Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) program execution. The SE&I contracting approach marks a paradigm shift in
  • Space Command announces their nomination for the General Thomas D. White Trophy

    Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, commander of Space and Missile Systems Center, was nominated by Air Force Space Command for the 2007 General Thomas D. White Trophy for his contribution to the nation's progress in aerospace during the calendar year. During the 2006 calendar year, General Hamel guided the successful launch and deployment of the Global
  • KUDOs: Diamond Sharp Recipients

    Tech. Sgt. Shannon La Rue 61st Civil Engineering and Logistics Nominated for dedication to improving the working environment with sound HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) maintenance and expertise. Shannon is also a key player in the implementation of Public Access Defibrillators throughout the installation and ensures a safer work place
  • Los Angeles AFB welcomes home deployed Airmen

    Los Angeles Air Force Base held a homecoming celebration for 17 Airmen in the Schriever Space Complex, April 6. The men and women returned recently from deployments for 120 to 180 days, and the celebration was in honor of all Airmen who served in places such as Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Djibouti Horn of
  • Global Positioning System shifts paradigm

    The entire portfolio of military space programs are undergoing complete modernization to sustain on-orbit systems and deliver critical new capabilities and services. This modernization and recapitalization brings complex system and program management challenges to ensure effective "system of systems" integration across legacy, current and future
  • News Briefs

    Here's what's happening here of interest to base personnel, their familiies and retirees:AFSO21 Immersion Day to be HeldIn support of the Air Force Smart Ops for the 21st Century (AFSO21) initiative, Brig. Gen. Neil McCasland, SMC Vice Commander, will host an AFSO21 Immersion Day, April 17. It will be held in the Gordon Conference, Bldg. 270. The
  • Get Up, Get Out, and Get In Shape

    Looking for that extra edge to maximize your workout or are you looking to get back into shape? Regardless of individual fitness level, the Los Angeles Group Fitness Program offers a wide range of challenging group activities to meet your needs. Group exercise helps forget the working out through great music, moves and coaching! Participants will
  • SMC Industry Days Coming Soon

    The Los Angeles chapters of the Air Force Association (AFA), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Southern California Aerospace Professional Representatives and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) are co-sponsoring the 2007 SMC Industry Days with the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). It will be
  • Women move history forward

    It has been more than 150 years since the world's first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 19-20,1848. A Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was debated and ultimately signed by 68 women and 32 men, setting the agenda for the women's rights movement. Women's History Month is celebrated this year by honoring the