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  • VAFB Consolidation Project Relocates LTRS Mission Systems

    The Air Force Space Command’s Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) is relocating its mission systems at the Western Range, Vandenberg AFB, Calif., as part of a larger effort to consolidate 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space headquarters with the 614th Air Operations Center and Joint Space Operations Center into one
  • Air Force demonstrates key rocket engine technologies for next generation launch systems

    The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne (subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, NYSE: AJRD) achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch. The Hydrocarbon Boost (HCB)
  • VAFB Consolidation Project Relocates LTRS Mission Systems

    The Air Force Space Command's Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) is relocating its mission systems at the Western Range, Vandenberg AFB, Calif., as part of a larger effort to consolidate 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space headquarters with the 614th Air Operations Center and Joint Space Operations Center into one
  • Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center Awards Global Positioning System III Space Vehicles 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment Contracts

    The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded three Global Positioning System (GPS) III Space Vehicles (SVs) 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment contracts on Thursday, May 5, 2016.The three GPS III SV11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment contracts are firm-fixed-price contracts not-to-exceed $6 million,
  • 61 CELS Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Anngerie Bajar

    Directorate/Unit:  61 CELSDuty Title:  Assistant NCOIC, Individual Protective Equipment/Chemical Warfare Defense EnsembleYears in Service:  8 yearsTime on Station:  5 monthsHometown:  Burbank, Calif,Goals:  Finish my MBA and own a healthcare facilityHobbies:  Wall climbing, working out, singing, dancingGreatest achievement: Completed Bachelor's
  • 61 CELS Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Josue Velilla Rios

    Directorate/Unit:  CEOI 61 CELS HVACDuty Title: NCOIC InfrastructureYears in Service:  9 yearsTime on Station:  3 yearsHometown:  Fajardo, Puerto RicoGoals:  Retire from the Air Force, build a house in GuatemalaHobbies:  Basketball, family activities, watching moviesGreatest achievement: My son SebastianWhat others are saying (Commander's
  • SMC Creates a Remote Sensing Data Laboratory

    The Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate is opening a new data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.  The lab will provide an innovation environment to develop and demonstrate applications that can maximize utilization of remote sensing data to support joint warfighter operations in the field. The lab will offer
  • SMC Team, Individual Tops in AF Contracting

    A Space and Missile Systems Center team and one individual were recently announced as winners of the Air Forces' Fiscal Year 15 contracting awards.Allana Duong was named winner in the Outstanding Pricing Award category. She was cited for achieving "Better Buying Power" objectives in multiple procurements, which saved the Air Force more than $1
  • Air Force Awards GPS III Launch Services Contract

    The Air Force announced today the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch services contract in more than a decade.  Space ExplorationTechnologies Corporation (SpaceX) was awarded a contract for Global Positioning System (GPS) III Launch Services.  This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a total
  • 61 CELS Warrior of the Week: Roger Pascual

    Directorate/Unit:  61 CELS / CEXDuty Title:  Emergency Management Deputy Flight ChiefYears in Service:  6 years active duty, 10 Years Reserve and still going, Total 16 Years Military TimeTime on Station:  7 Years Civilian on March ARB, 2 ¼ years on LA AFBHometown:  San Diego, Calif.Goals:  Promotion in the GS world, Chief Master Sgt. in the
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