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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

Posted April 13, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the…

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Officials seek nominees for civilian awards

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2013 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee (all Federal Wage System employees) Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11 or equivalent National Security Personnel…

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Air Force to implement force structure changes

Posted March 29, 2013 by Jennifer Cassidy

The Air Force released its plan March 28 to implement force structure changes mandated by the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorized the service to complete actions approved in previous years, such as aircraft retirements, and directed execution of Congressionally-approved force structure actions. Some of these changes were outlined in the…

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Air Force Specialty Code changes take effect in May

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Updated Air Force officer and enlisted classification directories have been posted on the Air Force Personnel Services website. These updates include AFSC change summary and conversion guides reflecting the April 30 cycle and the latest…

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Air Force takes part Hollywood Christmas parade

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez Lt Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., waves to the crowd from an F-16 mini-jet during the Hollywood Christmas Parade, Nov. 25. The 81st annual parade featured Hollywood celebrities, floats, balloons and marching bands, marking the beginning of the holiday season…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III prototype validates test facilities for future flight satellites

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Lockheed Martinís GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed has successfully completed a series of high-fidelity pathfinding events which validate the process and facility for vehicle integration checkout, as well as signals interference testing, that the next-generation satellites of the Global Positioning System, known as GPS III, will go through prior to delivery for launch. An innovative…

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TASC to support SMC with cost estimating, risk analysis

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has awarded TASC, Inc. a $3.9 million contract to provide cost-estimating services to the Development Planning Directorate. The two-year contract has a one-year base and two six-month options. “We will build on the work TASC’s systems engineering and integration…

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Annual Scouting award nominees sought

Posted March 1, 2013 by Louise Brown

The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 5th Annual Scouting Salutes the Military Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, the award recognizes an enlisted member, grade E-4 through E-6, from each branch of the military who has either displayed outstanding military service, performed a heroic…

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

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The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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Self-service requests available for civilians online

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

Air Force civilians are now able to request updates to their personnel records through an online self-service initiative. Air Force Personnel Center human resources officials here launched an initiative that allows civilians to submit online requests for name change and veterans preference inquiries. Previously, these requests were made by contacting a local civilian personnel office….

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