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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne powers ULA Atlas V upper stage, placing early-warning missile satellite into orbit

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CANOGA PARK, Calif. – An Atlas V launch vehicle rose from the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 19 to deliver the second Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite GEO 2 into orbit – thanks to propulsion provided by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V…

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Base raises money, supports fellow airmen through AFAF

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Over the next several weeks, the uniformed men and women of Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., are targeting to raise more than $39,000 to benefit the Air Force Assistance Fund, and through the fund, their fellow airmen in need. In a memorandum to the base, Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ellen…

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company realigns operating structure to maximize resources

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

Lockheed Martin announced June 28 the reorganization of its Space Systems Company and associated leadership appointments. The new structure marks the latest step in a drive to enhance SSC competitiveness and deliver greater value to customers. Richard F. (Rick) Ambrose, who currently serves as vice president of Information Systems & Global Solutions-National, is rejoining SSC…

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California National Guard battles wildfires

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

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly of Near Infrared Camera for space telescope

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly of the Near Infrared Camera Instrument Modules. NIRCam is the prime near-infrared imaging instrument for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The work was done at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where environmental testing is about…

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Los Angeles AFB CFC Campaign kicks off

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  Air Force photograph by Jim Gordon Col. Sam McNiel, 61st Air Base Group commander and CMSgt. Carol Dockery, SMC command chief master sergeant, are joined by other base leaders to sign their Combined Federal Campaign pledge cards at the CFC kickoff, Sept. 27. This year’s CFC drive runs until mid December in the greater…

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored...

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Gate closure at Fort MacArthur

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Fort MacArthur’s 24th Street Gate Closure The 24th Street Gate at Fort MacArthur is closed through April 18. The 30th Street Gate will be open for all traffic during this period. This closure is necessary to facilitate construction across Meyler Road for the ongoing electrical distribution project to improve the reliability and efficiency of Fort…

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Northrop Grumman to develop new atom-based magnetic sensor

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to develop a new cost-effective atom-based magnetic sensor, or magnetometer, for antisubmarine warfare operations. The highly sensitive magnetometer will be part of a magnetic anomaly detection system mounted on helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles or submarines. Whether in the air above…

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools, a nonprofit corporation that operates two...

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