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  • 61 CELS Warrior of the Week : Joshua Jones

    Directorate/Unit:  61st Civil Engineer and Logistics SquadronDuty Title:  Environmental Compliance Program ManagerYears in Service:  5 yearsTime on Station:  5 yearsHometown:  Compton, Calif.Goals: Short Term: Get accepted to seminary school. Long Term: Provide programs that improve the quality of life for disadvantaged inner city youth. Hobbies: 
  • SMC, Los Angeles AFB kicks off AFAF campaign

    Marking its 44th year, the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base kicked off its annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign March 21. The six-week campaign runs until April 29.The annual fundraising drive benefits four official Air Force charities -- the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Village Foundation, Air Force Enlisted
  • Senior Airman a "Gate keeper" for construction project

    Early spring may seem like a long wait for the main gate on Douglas Street to reopen, but the project is right on schedule, thanks to Senior Airman Gladys Pargas, contract specialist for the construction project.In her role as a contracting specialist with the Space and Missile Systems Center, Pargas acts as an advisor to the program managers,
  • USAF Special Operations looking to recruit current Airmen for special tactics

    U.S. Air Force Special Operations recruiters will be here April 28 to meet with and educate male and female enlisted and officer Airmen interested in cross training into Special Tactics.The recruiters are looking for motivated Airmen interested in Combat Control, Tactical Air Control Party, Special Operations Weather, Pararescue, Special Tactics
  • 61st MDS enlisted member selected for officer commissioning

    An enlisted member from the 61st Medical Squadron has been selected for Officer Training School through the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program.Staff Sgt. Katelin Robinson, 61st MDS noncommissioned officer in charge of Dental Logistics at the Los Angeles Air Force Base medical clinic, was notified of her selection for SLECP by Col. Donna
  • CMSAF visits SMC wounded warrior

    The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody paid a personal visit to a wounded warrior from the Space and Missile Systems Center during his two-day stay here March 9-10. Following his full day visit with Airmen at the center, Cody took time to travel to the VA Medical Center in Long Beach with members of SMC's Space Superiority
  • CMSAF visits SMC

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody visited the Space and Missile Systems Center March 9-11 to discuss the current state of the Air Force from an enlisted perspective. The visit offered active duty and civilian personnel a rare opportunity to directly address the service's senior enlisted leader regarding the issues facing today's
  • SMC alumni was linchpin in Operation Desert Storm

    Not too long ago, the navigation devices we used to travel from one location to another were known as printed maps or celestial navigation sights. Today, while those devices still exist, the navigation device of choice is a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.In 1991, Operation Desert Storm made it critical to procure more than 8,000 small
  • Command and control of SBIRS and DSP satellites successfully transferred to new ground system

    Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing have confirmed that Command and Control of the Space-Based Infrared Systems and Defense Support Program satellites and payloads have been transferred from their legacy ground system to the new Block 10 ground system.AFSPC approved cutover of C2 for DSP and SBIRS
  • SMC's Cost Centralization Team earns high honors

    A team from the Space and Missile Systems Center's Financial Management and Comptroller Directorate was recently recognized for saving over $76 million in budgeted Air Force funding through their cost centralization initiatives.SMC/FM's Cost Centralization Team earned a Special Acts and Services Award as part of the fiscal year 2015 Air Force