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  • Key local leaders receive Air Force Space Command award

    Key South Bay area civic leaders received an award from Air Force Space Command commander Gen. Jay Raymond during a ceremony here Feb. 15. The South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce (SBACC) was named the recipient of the 2016 AFSPC Community Support Award for their outstanding support of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s mission at Los
  • Sports Field and Basketball Court Closure

    The Los Angeles Air Force Base intramural sports field and outdoor basketball court will be closed Friday, July 19, as preparations continue for the installation of light poles. Both facilities will be closed again from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, July 28, to install concrete footings and set the light poles.This project will improve the
  • Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men's Health Month

    Each year thousands of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. The Air Force Medical Service supports Men's Health Month to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men,
  • LAAFB Commissary to Close on Tuesdays Due to Furloughs

    According to a news release from the Defense Commissary Agency, most military commissaries will be closed on Mondays as a result of the announced DoD civilian employee furlough. Since the Los Angeles AFB store and 147 other stores worldwide are usually closed on Mondays, the commissary here will be closed for up to 11 Tuesdays starting the week of
  • SMC's STEM, MILSATCOM Team Efforts Recognized by FEB

    The Space and Missile Systems Center's STEM-Diversity Outreach Group won the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board Public Service Partnership Award, receiving recognition for its exemplary demonstration of partnership through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education efforts. Leonard Gonzales, director of the SMC Equal
  • SMC Captain's First-Hand Account of Chaos After Boston Marathon Bombing

    Editors note: The Boston Marathon bombing occurred a little more than two weeks ago; however,memories are still fresh for the eyewitnesses, one of whom is SMC's own Capt. Ruben Arredondo, a contract specialist with the Global Positioning Systems directorate. He ran in the marathon and finished in 03:41:22.I had just crossed Stuart Street and Exeter
  • SMC Commander Speaks at Milken Conference

    Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander, along with other panel members including Astronaut Mae Jemison and Space X President Gwynne Shotwell participated in a panel about the future of space at the Milken Institute's Global Conference, April 30. The topic of the panel discussion was "Pushing the Frontier: How the Space Industry Is
  • Help for Those Lost in Smog: Getting Ready for ECARS

    The Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System, or ECARS, will be implemented at LAAFB May 13, 2013. This is an Air Force program that will ensure the base aligns with Clean Air Act, section 118(d), which requires vehicles operated by federal military and civilian employees (not contractors) on federal facilities for 60 or more days per
  • LAAFB Celebrates 2013 Earth Day

    LAAFB celebrates Earth Day with displays to educate base personnel about green or eco-friendly businesses and organizations, and promote greater involvement of in local sustainability initiatives. Event highlights included:- E-waste recycling for proper disposal of old, unused TVs, laptops, computer towers and monitors, gaming consoles, etc.- A
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