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Lockheed Martin commercial GEO satellites surpass 1,000 years in orbit

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

The Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communications satellite fleet has achieved a significant milestone by accumulating 1,000 years of in-orbit operations. JCSAT-13, built for SKY Perfect JSAT, and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, were successfully launched May 15 and are the 100th and 101st satellites in the Lockheed Martin fleet. “Our focus on…

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Airman of the Year receives local city’s certificate of recognition

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Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez SrA. Levi Mburu (left) receives a certificate of recognition from Hermosa Beach Mayor, Patrick Bobko, during a council meeting March 12, 2013. Mburu was selected as the Airman of the Year for Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sites again recognized for excellence in environmental, occupational health, safety management

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced April 3 its Aerospace Systems sector has earned key distinctions in environmental management and employee health and safety at several locations across the United States. Following careful examination of their environmental management systems, eight sector locations will receive International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration, confirming the sites have…

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New CV earns third star, brings wealth of experience to AFSPC

Posted July 6, 2012 by by MSgt. Kevin Williams

Air Force Space Command welcomed its newest vice commander as he pinned on his third star during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., recently. Lt. Gen. John Hyten made his return to AFSPC after ...

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61st ABG named Air Force outstanding unit

Posted March 29, 2013 by Alicia Garges

The 61st Air Base Group at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has won the Air Force’s Outstanding Unit Award. This award is presented to numbered units that have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units. In a base-wide message, Lt. Gen….

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Northrop Grumman hosts civic day event to celebrate 50 years in Woodland Hills

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman hosted government and business leaders at an event last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s Woodland…

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SAIC awarded $36 million task order by U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

Science Applications International Corporation announced June 21 that it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center – Space Logistics Directorate to provide consolidated logistics management support in support of Air Force Space Command. The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years…

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Nominations accepted for Portraits in Courage

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Now through May 1, nominations are being accepted and reviewed for Portraits in Courage, Vol. 8. “Portraits in Courage is a Chief of Staff initiative designed to tell airmen’s stories of courage, valor, and heroism. Our Airmen do the impossible every day. These narratives embody our warrior ethos and personify the Air Force Vision. There’s…

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SSPI honors SMC commander with Stellar Award

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Maj. Colleen Johnson

The Society of Satellite Professionals International honored Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center...

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White House launches SAVE Award competition

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

The White House’s fourth annual Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award competition launched July 10 as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing effort to modernize government. The SAVE Award will run July 10-24. In 2009, the president established the SAVE Award to seek cost-cutting ideas directly from federal employees. According to Deputy Secretary of Defense…

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