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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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Finding your next adventure! The 423rd FSS Outdoor Recreation hosted a three-day excursion to northern Wales to hike the second highest peak in the United Kingdom, Mt. Snowdon. During this event, members of the 501st community had the opportunity to learn form experienced mountaineers, explore the local town, and enjoy the natural beauty of North Wales. Whether you want to take a break from the daily hustle-and-bustle of work, or you want to explore the beautiful outdoors the United Kingdom has to offer; contact your local military outdoor recreation for your next adventure!
"Do you remember Corporal Radar O’Reilly from M*A*S*H? He went from being 'wet behind the ears' to a connected net-worker who kept his unit supplied. A network can help you solve problems, provide perspective, teach you new things, support your efforts, inform you of new opportunities, celebrate your success, give you feedback and help you relieve stress." To read Ms. Tracy Snider's commentary about Professional Networking and your future please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1818744/professional-networking-and-your-future/
The Air Force's birth year is 1947, but Air Force history started long before that. The Doolittle Raiders, part of the United States Army Air Forces, demonstrated America's resolve and will to win after our setbacks in the earliest months of World War II.
Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief, visited Airmen during the U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force in Europe. To read more about the general's visit, please visit the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1814966/8th-air-force-commander-visits-bomber-task-force-in-europe/
The Cherokee proverb 'Battle Between Two Wolves' explores the struggle between opposing elements within us. The ‘Good Wolf’ which represents qualities like kindness, love, humility and truth and The ‘Bad Wolf’ who represents greed, anger, arrogance and dishonesty. Which wolf wins? The one you feed. Janneane Moody, 501st CSW Community Support Coordinator, wrote a commentary about what that proverb means to her. To read the commentary please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1812814/battle-between-two-wolves/
422nd Security Forces Airmen conducted MILO Range Combat Simulator training at RAF Croughton. Purchased using Commander’s Readiness Funds, the Milo system is the squadron’s newest training addition improving response, readiness and awareness. The system includes over 500 interactive branching scenarios with most scenarios being based off real life experiences. To read and see more please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1811867/422nd-sfs-utilizes-new-milo-range-combat-simulator/
We asked for your best photos of the #BUFF, and you delivered! Check out these amazing shots of B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base over the skies of #Fairford. A round of applause to aviation enthusiasts Adrian Male, David Bown, Hugh Sawyer, Kieran Leigh Bregan, Mark Bentley, Mick Westlake and Paul Goldsmith! 👏 #SovereignSkies #BomberTaskForceEurope U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom visited RAF Fairford during the Bomber Task Force deployment March 29. To see photos of the ambassador's visit please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2002111911/
We're loving all these photos of the #BomberTaskForce, captured by the many talented aviation photographers here in the #UK. Check out some of their top shots below, taken by Mark Watkins and Duncan Monk. ✈️ Did you spot the mighty #BUFF at Fairford? Send your photos our way via Facebook Messenger for the chance to be featured on our page! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | Barksdale Air Force Base
"We should first and foremost encourage and promote the inherent strengths that exist within everyone who wears a uniform and endeavors to serve in the defense of this great nation," said Gregory Varoz. To read Mr. Varoz's commentary about Individual Resilience and Organizational Excellence, please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1804248/individual-resilience-and-organizational-excellence/
Members of the 501st CSW who helped support the Bomber Task Force deployment in Europe got to meet the B-52 pilots and toured the aircraft at RAF Fairford, April 2, 2019.
Last Saturday on March 30th, 25 Tigers from the 422nd Communications Squadron took to the streets of Aynho and collected approximately 500 lbs of garbage. The effort was led by Staff Sgt. Dorian Brooks, from our radio shop. Great job!
The 501st CSW inducted local civic leaders as Honorary Commanders at RAF Croughton, March 29. Each member was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Col. Ron Cheatham, 501st CSW Vice Commander. For more photos please click the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157704376286212
U.S. and U.K. military personnel along with RAF Welford base members and local community, honoured the crew of a 101st Squadron Lancaster DV290 that crashed March 31st, 1944. In March 1996 a memorial was constructed in honour of the crew. Annually on the anniversary of the crash, a joint U.S/U.K wreath laying ceremony takes place to remember the crew that perished. To see more photos please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2002107886/
RAF Alconbury/Molesworth Community, Bun-D informed AAFES they are terminating their contract, and effective immediately will no longer operate on RAF Alconbury. Neither AAFES nor the 423 ABG had advance notice of this decision. AAFES will bring in another vendor, but this will take some time. They will keep us appraised of their progress. The remaining food options on RAF Alconbury are Subway, the Commissary (sandwiches/salad bar during lunch hours), The Grind, Bowling Center grill, AAFES Troop Store (roller grill) and the rotating food trucks. Also, the Stukeley Inn has started Wednesday lunch buffets on a trial basis. As always thank you for your service! We, along with AAFES and all of our partners & stakeholders are committed to always providing the best possible support to this community, and keeping you informed along the way. v/r Col Bromen
B-52's flying out of RAF Fairford supported our #NATO allies in Norway yesterday!
Last night at the Torrance Armed Forces Day banquet, our youngest Airman at LA AFB, A1C Cormier, was recognized by… https://t.co/uIsqD5ZFQw
The future of our Air Force! ✈️🚀🛰 #SpaceStartsHere #SMC https://t.co/FRM8aE5Gp2
Thunderbirds happening now! Best seats are by the STEM and Space Pavilion! #STEM #SpaceStartsHere #SMChttps://t.co/OQFckgO0aB
Thunderbirds will be on shortly so take the chance to talk to our experts down at the STEM and Space Pavillion!… https://t.co/vgXtxjxb5E
Excitment is rising here at Kirtland Air Force Base. Come to STEM & SPACE PAVILLION and experience SMC excellence… https://t.co/Gq6ty8AhMt
Come join the MRF near the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION for some beautiful weather and shade as you enjoy the Kirtland Ai… https://t.co/qP5MGV0h1r
Come join us at the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION here at kirtland Air Force Base and grab some stickers from the SMC boot… https://t.co/16BKauSmZN
@ChiefSmc and our #SMC formation crossing the finish line of the #TorranceArmedForcesDay #5k with high fives from B… https://t.co/vQDeZDjH0e
Come join SMCs MRF team here at the Kirtland Air Force Base, located right next to the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION. #SMChttps://t.co/6Nb3KRbkbI
Brig. Gen. Whitney got to meet and greet with some of our local #SWAT and medics here at the… https://t.co/xgnvklPuqv
Hi. Lines are nice and short at SMC booths, our specialists are standing by for every burning question you want to… https://t.co/tdoh0bFaEl
Greetings, come on over to the LEX booth and discover how and when we launch rockets. We are located in the STEM &… https://t.co/bHwCySBNf2
Hi Y'all, come on down to the Air and Space Fiesta here at Kirtland Air Force Base and hang out at the STEM & SPACE… https://t.co/jkOtXFEYxn
Howdy! Come see Advanced Systems and Development Directorates booth here at the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION here at the… https://t.co/s6nZTdGSrT
What a fine morning to be at the Air Show, come to the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION to see and talk with our SATCOM speci… https://t.co/oimEZGVsYp
Hello! STEM & SPACE PAVILLION is now open for visitors, please stop by and see our wonderful displays #SMChttps://t.co/sKfMlE6I0X
@ChiefSmc and our #SMC formation are ready for the 5k! Let’s go, Air Force! #SpaceStartsHerehttps://t.co/K3YzfjJw4U
Good morning, What a beautiful morning to be at the Kirtland Air Force Base 2019 Air Show. Come join us at the STE… https://t.co/u8nbCOlWma
RT @SMC_CC: Momentous day @AF_SMC commemorating six new names to the Schriever Wall of Honor. Our nation is forever grateful, & I am gratef…

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Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080
ID Card Customer Support:
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(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

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