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  • 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
  • Personnel Records Readiness: Are yours fully up to date?

    Because change is the one thing you can count on, take time now to review your personnel records to ensure they are ready for whatever is around the next corner. The Air Force Personnel Center is establishing an annual campaign to encourage Airmen to review their records at the beginning of each year to make sure they are complete, current and
  • Air Force Releases Findings to Date on Cause of Delay of DSP 23

    While securing the DSP-23/Delta IV launch vehicle after the Wet Dress rehearsal held on Feb. 28 , two structural cracks were observed in the metallic Launch Table. The cracks appeared on the bottom of the launch table's starboard and center bays; roughly underneath the liquid oxygen servicing equipment for the starboard and center booster cores.
  • Road to housing privatization takes major step forward

    The Air Force has recently announced that Actus Lend Lease has been selected as the highest ranked offeror for the Tri-Group military family housing privatization project. Actus Lend Lease and the Air Force will form a Limited Liability Company to modernize Military Family Housing at Los Angeles and Peterson Air Force Bases, as well as construct
  • Air Force Achieves Firsts With Atlas V Launch

    The first Atlas V rocket used by the Air Force successfully launched six experimental satellites for the Space Development and Test Wing (SDTW) STP-1 mission Thursday evening at 10:10 p.m. EST. A number of other Air Force Space Command organizations, including the Launch and Range Systems Wing at Los Angeles AFB, CA and the 45th Space Wing at
  • AFSPC Command Chief ‘Talks the Talk’ on First Visit to Base

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael Sullivan, Air Force Space Command's Command Chief, paid his first visit to the Space and Missile Systems Center and Los Angeles Air Force Base, Feb. 28 - March 2 and shared his thoughts. Chief Sullivan defined his position at AFSPC and what he sees as his role, his views on how AFSPC troops are contributing to the Global
  • STP-1/Atlas V Team Boast Successful Launch

    The Space and Missile Systems Center successfully launched six experimental satellites atop an Atlas V rocket Thursday evening, at 10:10 p.m. thirty-three minutes into the launch window. The noise from the powerful RD-180 engines at T-0 came seconds later as the rocket pushed it self up and away from Pad 41. The mission integration and subsequent
  • SMC member nominated for 2006 African American History month award

    1st Lt. Cherie Hampton distinguished herself by exceptionally meritorious service while assigned as the J-4 Vehicle Distribution Officer deployed with the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. She was deployed to Iraq from Feb. 23, 2006, to Aug. 19, 2006. In winning the African American History
  • DoD experiments launch aboard Space Shuttle Discovery

    When the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off Dec. 9, 2006 from launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., it was carrying 1,350 pounds of Department of Defense payloads. The DoD Space Test Program-sponsored experiments will test a number of new technologies to enhance the United States space capabilities, ultimately giving the edge to