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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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Overcoming cultural and language barriers in a time of need

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Capt. Susan Wong-Tworek

Cultural and language barriers can be difficult to overcome for immigrant military members and even more so for the members’ families. This is a true story of the Air Force family helping an Air Force member’s...

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ABG builds morale with spirit run

Posted October 26, 2012 by Sarah Corrice

Members of the 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., participate in a spirit run Oct. 3.  

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Lockheed Martin completes navigation payload milestone for GPS III prototype

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

The Lockheed Martin team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program’s satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed. The milestone is a key indication that the GPS III team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch…

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Base upgrading building HVAC units

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Courtesy photograph Workers secure a heating and air conditioning unit for removal, April 20. Workers removed air conditioning and handling units from the roof of a building on Los Angeles AFB, April 20. Four HVAC units were replaced as part of a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning refurbishment project. Each of the units weighs approximately…

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Airman shares Dr. Seuss with students

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

On a Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of participating in “Read Across America” at the beautiful Hermosa View Elementary School. While waiting at the door for the class to get back from lunch, I was inundated with the intrigued thoughts from passing students, such as: “Are you a soldier? Why are you wearing all…

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Raytheon achieves delivery, operational milestones on F/A-18 avionics systems

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has achieved important milestones on three F/A-18E/F related programs, highlighting the company’s ongoing, successful support of the Super Hornet aircraft. Raytheon recently delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Raytheon has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar…

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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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