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Los Angeles Air Force Base is the home of Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center -- the "birthplace" of U.S. Air Force's ballistic missile and military space program. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., SMC is the Air Force's center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems. Its portfolio includes the Global Positioning System, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks, space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

LAAFB is also the home of the 61st Air Base Group and is the only active-duty military installation located within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. It's historical lineage can be traced back to WWII.

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SMC is the birthplace of military space and center of military space acquisition excellence. Our mission is to deliver resilient, affordable and sustainable space capabilities for the nation.


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Advanced Systems

The mission of the Advanced Systems and Development Directorate is to drive future Space capabilities through collaborative innovation, development planning and demonstrations. Headquartered at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico with operating locations at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., Hill AFB, Utah and NASA/Johnson Space Center, Texas, SMC/AD is composed of four mission divisions and four support divisions.


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Global Positioning Systems

The Global Positioning Systems Directorate is a joint-service, multinational, civil/military systems directorate with more than 700 DoD/contractor personnel responsible for development, launch and sustainment of the Global Positioning System, the world's premier navigation and timing standard. The directorate is responsible for the development and procurement of over 250,000 receiver systems and the United States' nuclear detonation detection system. Annual funding is $1billion and total program value is $32 billion.

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Launch Systems

 The Launch Enterprise Directorate provides DoD and the National Reconnaissance Office with assured access to space through launch systems modernization, sustainment and development of worldwide range capability for all national security missions. The directorate conducts satellite mission integration and provides reliable, integrated tools to test and support the nation's space launch, ballistic missile and aeronautical testing.

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MILSATCOM

The MILSATCOM Systems Directorate plans for, acquires and sustains space-enabled global communications in support of the president, secretary of Defense and combat forces. MILSATCOM systems consists of satellites, terminals, and control stations, worth more than $42 billion providing communication for approximately 16,000 aircraft, ships, mobile and fixed sites. As a jointly-manned directorate, it interfaces with major commands from each of the Armed Services, HQ Air Force and various DoD agencies.

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61st Air Base Group

The 61st Air Base Group provides medical, civil engineering, communications, chaplain, security, logistics, personnel, readiness, and quality-of-life services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and other Department of Defense units in the Los Angeles basin. It consists of five squadrons and six staff agencies, totaling more than 790 personnel with $608 million in plant assets and an annual budget of $60 million.

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61st Civil Engineering

The 61st Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron provides maintenance, repair, design, construction, readiness and emergency management, installation deployment support, fire protection, environmental compliance, housing, transportation, supply and travel management services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and its 4,500 personnel.

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61st Force Support

The 61st Force Support Squadron contributes to the Air Force mission through programs that support overall military readiness and enhances quality of life for AF members and their families. The 61st FSS serves active duty military, Department of Defense civilians, military retirees, Aerospace employees and defense contractors working or residing in the area.


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SpRCO

The mission of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office is to plan and prepare for the rapid development of highly responsive space capabilities that enable delivery of timely warfighting effects and, when directed, develop and support deployment and operations of these capabilities to enhance and assure support to Joint Force Commanders' and other users' needs for on-demand space support, augmentation, and reconstitution.

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Range and Network

The Range and Network Division is responsible for modernizing and sustaining the world-wide Air Force Satellite Control Network as well as the nation's Launch and Test Range Systems located at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.

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Remote Sensing Systems

The Remote Sensing Systems Directorate's mission is to develop, deploy, and sustain surveillance capabilities in support of missile warning, missile defense, battlespace awareness, technical intelligence, and environmental monitoring mission areas.


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Space Logistics Directorate

Located at Peterson AFB, the Space Logistics Directorate has 550 people and a $500 million annual budget. It sustains and modifies worldwide USAF/DoD space weapon systems to include terrestrial and space weather, global positioning systems, launch range control, satellite command and control, secure communications, and missiles early warning. The directorate is the focal point for logistics, maintenance, supply, sustaining engineering and the Space Logistics Readiness Center.

Space Superiority Systems

The Space Superiority Systems Directorate is responsible for equiping the joint warfighter with unrivaled offensive and defensive counterspace, space situation awareness and special access capabilities required to gain, maintain and exploit space superiority. The directorate executes cradle-to-grave responsibility for weapon systems development, fielding and sustainment.

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Staff Judge Advocate

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal assistance to active duty members, reserve members on Title 10 orders or pending deployment, retired military members, and dependents who are eligible to receive military identification cards. Provided legal assistance includes wills, powers of attorney and other personal civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, domestic and consumer affairs issues.
  
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Public Affairs Office

SMC/PA provides trusted counsel to base leadership, builds and maintains Airman morale and readiness and helps strengthen public trust and support. Our staff serves as the liaison between the SMC commander, base personnel and their family members, civilian communities and American and International publics. News about SMC and Los Angeles Air Force Base is distributed to internal and external audiences.

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61st Medical Squadron

Medical care for Los Angeles AFB personnel is provided by the 61st Medical Squadron. A satellite clinic is also located at the Fort MacArthur military housing area. All patients are seen by appointment only.The Los Angeles AFB clinic is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on weekends, Federal Holidays and/or specially-designated Family Days. For additional information, call (310) 653-CURE (653-2873).

Emergency medical care is not available at either clinic. For life threatening injuries or illnesses, call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency room or Urgent Care Center listed here.

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61st Security Forces

The 61st Security Forces Squadron is mostly made up of Department of Defense police officers, augmented by Air Force Reservists and Air National Guardsmen. There are only a few active duty Air Force security forces members stationed here, acting as squadron staff.

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AFOSI Procurement Fraud

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has been the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug.1, 1948. The agency reports to the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. AFOSI activated the Office of Procurement Fraud in 2013 to identify, neutralize, and prevent fraud threats to Air Force Procurement and Financial Systems.

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RIAT 2018 Recap - Another Successful Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Thank you to all of our special guests and aeronautics fans for joining the 501st CSW and RAF in celebrating the Royal Air Force's 100th year anniversary. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157697433861941
#Pathfinders, A recent grass fire near one of our military family housing areas served as a reminder about fire safety. Though no individuals were hurt, it’s always important to know how to reach the various fire departments across the 501st. We've had unbelievably warm and dry weather these last four weeks. However, with it came the increased risk for fire. Monitor your BBQ grills and fire pits closely. Ensure cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of properly, not flicked into grass or out of a car window. Be vigilant if you burn your yard debris. A moment of carelessness can quickly get out of hand and put you, your family, and others at risk. Take a moment to inspect your home fire extinguisher. If you don't have one, local hardware stores carry them for £12-£25 based on bottle size. Also, ensure you and your family know how to reach the on and off base fire departments in the event of an emergency. If you’re not sure, you can visit the 501st Phone Directory at www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/Contact-Us/Phone-Directory. Enjoy the fantastic summer weather and be safe! From your 501st Combat Support Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flights
Today was the last day of the fantastic #RIAT18! The weekend was three nonstop days of airpower displays by the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and many other NATO partners, allied nations, and others from around the world. We'll see you all again next year at RAF Fairford for #RIAT19! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa The Royal International Air Tattoo AFN Europe Royal Air Force
The 501st Combat Support Wing supported more than 170,000 people from around the world for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, July 13 to 15. 501st CSW personal stood up and manned a fully operational Emergency Operations Team, provided meals and housing for volunteers working at RIAT and ran security for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. To read more click the link below: http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1575134/riat-2018-showcases-f-35a-us-uk-relations/
The past two days of #RIAT18 showcased incredible airpower, international partnership and the unique bond between the U.S. and the U.K. As the sun rises over the third and final day, we're #ready to see what's in store. #AirTattoo | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | U.S. Embassy London | The Royal International Air Tattoo
The skies are heating up at #RIAT18! RAF Fairford played host to impressive aerial displays celebrating the 100th birthday of the RAF and the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe The Royal International Air Tattoo Royal Air Force United States Air Force
American airpower is on display at #RIAT18! The F-35A Lightning II lit up the skies above RAF Fairford on Day 1 of RIAT! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe
#Pathfinders, Please be advised of the demonstrations surrounding London July 12-14 and be cautious of the potential for delays and protests. Additionally, please plan ahead for potential delays in the area surrounding Blenheim Crescent. Continue to monitor STEP notifications and social media for more updates as they come.
Good afternoon! If you're planning to attend #RIAT18, please heed the message below about fire safety. Remember, no smoking on grass areas and no BBQs. Please make sure to dispose of any smoking materials appropriately. It looks like we'll have warm weather this weekend, so don't forget to bring sunscreen and stay hydrated for the best possible experience. See you soon!
RAF Fairford is about to get busy - just the way we like it! Stay tuned for all the up-close #RIAT18 action this weekend. ✈️
The 501st is crushing it on the Alpha Warrior rig right now! 💪👊
Lt. Col. Christopher Lovett relinquished command of the 426th Air Base Squadron to Lt Col. Shawn Beskar during the Change of Command Ceremony at Stavanger, Norway, July 6, 2018. To read more about the CoC please click the links below: http://www.jwc.nato.int/index.php/jwcmedia/news-archive/684-426th-air-base-squadron-changes-command http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569373/426abs-change-of-command/
It's here! RAF Alconbury's 4th of July celebration is happening tonight, fireworks and everything. We'll see you out there!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Mathew Ramstack for taking command of the 422nd Air Base Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Maj. Chin Hsu for taking command of the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Robert Heil for taking command of the 422nd Medical Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
The 423rd Air Base Group is hosting a Bone Marrow Donors Recruitment Drive June 25 to 29. See the attached photo for more details.
RAF Alconbury - Civic Leader Tour: Civic leaders from across the districts of Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire and Fenland visited with members of the 423rd Air Base Group and U.S. mission partners, where they had the opportunity to build on relations and learn more about the 501st Combat Support Wing mission. A special thanks to all of the civic leaders for making it a memorable visit. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157670323178788
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Olexis Perez for taking command of the 422nd Communications Squadron!
SMC Officer Tops in Air Force Acquisition https://t.co/rBdrWd14Et via @YouTube
INNOVATION ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE https://t.co/5BT2IA4XDr via @YouTube
ENTERPRISE GROUND SERVICES https://t.co/GtRuG1geVW via @YouTube
SMC partners with Dell, HP to enhance secure IT infrastructure https://t.co/OU7scLeZmI
Air Force Awards Three Launch Service Agreements https://t.co/1vcSFwM0Ui
This is the 4th satellite in the AEHF constellation. The payload was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from CCAFS. https://t.co/JmjgNBKsoz
The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched the fourth AEHF-4 communication satellite at 12:15 a.m. EDT, October 1… https://t.co/7m9RnxCuQ4
RT @ulalaunch: T+plus 3 hours. #AEHF4Road2Launch spacecraft launching today will be a new national asset, serving as a secure communication…
RT @ulalaunch: T+plus 2 hours, 29 minutes. We are one hour away from the Centaur engine restart. The #AtlasV remains stable as the coast pe…
We have a “GO” for launch of the AEHF-4 spacecraft aboard the ULA Atlas V 551 Rocket! #ULA #ATLASV #AEHFhttps://t.co/GGtxOjzUJw
We are L-30 minutes! See AEHF-4 launch by clicking the link below. https://t.co/vNLrGt5Y0a Click on Launch Updat… https://t.co/DiuH7PemyS
AEHF4 successfully mated to the Atlas V launch vehicle and safely rolled on to pad Oct. 15, 2018 at Cape Canaveral… https://t.co/qQvLLMQsy5
RT @ulalaunch: Our next launch will be an #AtlasV 551 that will deliver the @usairforce AEHF-4 satellite into an optimized orbit. Preview t…
SMC/RS in the fight! Lt Col Tom Bellairs is a Chief of Logistics for Combined Security Transition command in Afghan… https://t.co/ihNGjuWFiB
RT @ulalaunch: The ULA Launch Readiness Review (LRR) was completed today for our #AtlasV launch of the AEHF-4 spacecraft on Wed., 10/17 at…
Prep is underway for launch. The satellite's encapsulation was completed Oct. 4. https://t.co/SSNcd1VOKR
RT @NatReconOfc: While the CORONA program defined the national conversation for photo reconnaissance from space, the program also achieved…
The next GPS launch is GPS III-SV 1 from CCAFS in December. Satellite will launch aboard a Falcon 9. https://t.co/X0ZIFjkjKr
RT @AFSpace: .@USSTRATCOM directed the expansion of Space Situational Awareness data sharing on https://t.co/Ybcc9W91yF, USSTRATCOM's prima…

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Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080
ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron 61st Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

   Media Queries:
(310) 653-2369
(310) 653-2367 orsmcpa.media@us.af.mil

Public Queries or Event Requests:
(310) 653-2368 or smcpa.outreach@us.af.mil