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Space Shuttle Endeavour to make historical final ferry flight

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will make the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era when it departs Sept. 17, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport. On Oct. 11, 2011, NASA transferred title and ownership of Endeavour to the California…

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Senior leaders represent base at July 4th events

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Air Force photograph by Sarah Corrice Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missiles Systems Center commander, and her daughters Jennifer and Laura wave to the crowds during the Huntington Beach...

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MILSATCOM wins volleyball championship

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Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez Players from SMCís Infrared Space Systems directorate volleyball team attempt to block a return shot from the MILSATCOM team during a playoff game, May 30. The MILSATCOM team won the match for the overall volleyball championship.

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A.F. drill team performs at Disneyland during Armed Forces weekend

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Capt. Angelic Dolan

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team participated in the Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration weekend May 18-20 and concluded their stay in Southern California by going to Disneyland. Thousands of...

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NASA selects launch services contract for Jason-3 mission

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, Calif., to launch the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Jason-3 spacecraft in December 2014 aboard a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket from Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total value of the Jason-3 launch service is approximately $82 million. This estimated cost includes the task…

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SMC vice commander speaks at Muscle Beach Memorial Day

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Alicia Garges

Bodybuilders and the military came together to celebrate Memorial Day on Venice’s Muscle Beach in an uniquely Southern California way during the Annual Muscle Beach Classic, May 28. This year’s military...

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Northrop Grumman sponsors collaborative engineering project

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has partnered with two California State University schools to sponsor a year-long student...

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Wargaming America to bring history alive with virtual ship battles aboard USS Iowa

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The USS Iowa battleship made its final voyage to its new home in the Port of Los Angeles last week and Wargaming America has been hard at work creating virtual battle scenarios for future USS Iowa visitors...

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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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STEP nominations due by April 6

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Stripes for Exceptional Performers nomination packages meeting the Central STEP Board and the Combatant Command Board are due to the Air Force Personnel Center enlisted promotions section by April 6, AFPC officials said. The fiscal year 2012 central and COCOM boards will meet April 23-24, according to SMSgt. Jeff Noxon, enlisted promotions and training superintendent….

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