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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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Holocaust survivor shares her “miracle” story

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Capt. Angelic Dolan

Holocaust survivor Regina Hirsch shared her terrifying experiences and the miracle of survival during the Space and Missile Systems Center Holocaust Observance, April 18 at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The purpose of the observance is to reflect upon and never forget...

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Northrop Grumman delivers a truckload of supplies to El Segundo schools

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Further reinforcing its deep commitment to a community it’s called home for more than three decades, Northrop Grumman delivered a truck full of surplus office supplies to the El Segundo Unified School District on Aug. 15. Hundreds of local students, teachers and administrators will receive such items as staplers, binders, desktop…

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Four C-17 airlifters delivered to United Arab Emirates in 2011

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered a fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence earlier...

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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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