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LAAFB Commissary holiday hours announced

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Los Angeles Air Force Base Commissary’s holiday hours have been announced. Except for the hours listed below, the commissary will be open regular hours. Holiday hours of operation are: Nov 28 and Nov. 29 – CLOSED Dec. 23 – OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 – OPEN 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec….

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Boeing fulfills U.S. Air Force C-17 production contract with 223rd delivery

Posted September 13, 2013 by

Boeing delivered the 223rd and last U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter Sept. 12, fulfilling the production contract more than 20 years after the first delivery.

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Northrop Grumman delivers AEHF Flight 4 antenna precision pointing unit

Posted September 13, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman recently delivered an electronics unit that precisely positions a highly sophisticated suite of antennas for the U.S. Air Force's fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite.

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Crews rush to clean up former California nuke lab

Posted August 23, 2013 by Alicia Chang

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – The sun was barely up at a former Cold War rocket test site when crews in hard hats, neon vests and steel-toe boots collected jars of dirt as part of a massive effort to clean up from a partial nuclear meltdown a half century ago. Parties that inherited the toxic mess…

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California National Guard battles wildfires

Posted August 23, 2013 by

Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California.

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San Pedro-based unit returns from nine-month deployment

Posted August 23, 2013 by

The San Pedro, Calif., based Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 311 returned home Aug. 15, from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.

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LA-based unit returns from four-month deployment

Posted August 9, 2013 by

A Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team returned home from a four-month counter piracy deployment to the Middle East, June 29. The team was comprised of three units: Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles-Long Beach, MSST San Diego, and the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team out of San Diego. Under the direction of the U….

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Reflector System built by Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace unit deploys successfully

Posted August 9, 2013 by

A deployable reflector and boom system made by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman, successfully deployed on-orbit Aug. 3 aboard the Alphasat spacecraft that will provide commercial broadband telecommunications services to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.

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Furlough impacts LAAFB facility hours, closures announced

Posted June 28, 2013 by

Due to the upcoming Department of Defense-wide furlough, the hours at many Los Angeles AFB facilities will change. The closures are set to begin the week of July 8 in conjunction with the start of the civilian employee furlough. Under the furlough, civilian employees will be off work for up to 11 unpaid days between…

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Wyle Engineering Support to modernize C-5 life raft system

Posted June 14, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -¬†Wyle has been awarded an $850,000 contract to help update the 1960s-era 25-person life rafts used aboard the U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft. Wyle’s work at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., includes developing a technical data package and prototypes. Obsolescence issues make it increasingly…

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