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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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NASA’s Aqua satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, celebrates 10th year on-orbit

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Built by Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Aqua satellite recently marked its 10th year on-orbit, delivering unprecedented data about the Earth’s climate, water cycle and much more. Aqua launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 4, 2002. One of the primary satellites in NASA’s Earth Observing System, Aqua is designed to help…

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Staying proficient, staying ready

Posted November 9, 2012 by Master Sgt. Russell Martin

Airmen typically qualify on their primary weapons before deploying; however some airmen carrying out dangerous duties require follow-on qualifications while downrange. TSgt. Lester Yost and SSgt. Nathan Warren, 451st Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance specialists, ensure that those airmen remain proficient on their weapons before going outside the wire. “In order…

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Developmental education application deadlines set

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

Civilians interested in basic developmental education, and officers and civilians interested in intermediate and senior developmental education should begin preparing their applications, which are due April 9 for officers and May 1 for civilians, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Basic civilian programs include squadron officer school, education with industry and others. Intermediate programs include…

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Original 1972 space shuttle mock-up to emerge

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Just when it seemed all the space shuttles had been doled out to museums for display, it turns out there’s one more – sort of. A full-size mock-up built in 1972 by the shuttle contractor Rockwell has for years been under wraps in a dark and empty warehouse in Downey, Calif., a southeast Los Angeles…

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Gladiators challenge TCM troops

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Stephanie Rubi Capt. Richard McNell, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing sexual assault response coordinator, jousts against Wolf, American Gladiator, April 2, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Service members were able to compete against American Gladiators in similar games played on the TV show. McNell is deployed from Los Angeles…

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First spacecraft flight recorder for Webb telescope delivered to Northrop Grumman

Posted April 13, 2012 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The solid-state electronics unit that will capture the James Webb Space Telescope’s science and engineering data has been completed and delivered to Northrop Grumman by its teammate SEAKR Engineering, Inc., Centennial, Colo. “Without science data, there would be no mission, so this is a very important milestone for the Webb program,”…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates integrated receiver circuit operating at 850 GHz under DARPA Terahertz Electronics Program

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has demonstrated an 850 gigahertz integrated receiver that brings the company much closer to being the first to reach a Department of Defense goal for developing transistor-based electronics that can operate at center frequencies past 1 terahertz. Company engineers reported they scaled the frequency rate to 850 GHz, or…

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Northrop Grumman completes flight hardware for tower supporting space telescope mirrors, science instruments

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has completed the flight composite components for the structure that connects the Optical Telescope Element to the spacecraft on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For the design and development of Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft….

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2012 Football Frenzy underway at AF clubs

Posted November 9, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

Four airmen have already reaped the rewards of their Air Force club membership, and with free tickets in hand they and their guests will spend Veterans Day weekend in the Big Easy where the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to game tickets, as winners of the first Football Frenzy 2012 drawing,…

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