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Air Force to be honored service during the 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

The 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration will kick off May 18, with military exhibits at a local mall, static display, military and family barbecue, performances by the Air Force Band of the Golden West and Air Force Drill Team, and a parade with this year’s Grand Marshal being the Secretary of the Air…

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NASA selects Space Launch System advanced booster proposals

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

NASA has selected six proposals to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System. The awardees will develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for SLS, a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. “The initial SLS heavy-lift rocket…

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NASA announces 2012 small business industry awards

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden April 23 recognized three companies as winners of the agency’s 2012 Small Business Industry Awards. The Small Business Industry Award Program highlights a large business prime contractor, a small business prime contractor and a small business subcontractor for outstanding support to NASA in achieving the agency’s mission during the fiscal year….

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SMC commander named AIAA fellow

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski receives a certificate from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics President Brian Dailey inducting the general as a...

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Contract modification awarded for WGS satellite enhancement

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The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded a $111 million contract modification to Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. The contract is for the development and production of an enhanced...

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World War II veteran presented POW Medal

Posted November 22, 2013 by Joe Juarez

Col. Scott W. Beidleman, director, Space and Missile Systems Center, Development Planning Directorate, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., presides over a Prisoner of War Medal presentation, Oct 25, 2013. The POW Medal was presented to World War II Army Air Corps SSgt. Charles Brudo at the request of retired Air Force Col. Vincent…

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Northrop Grumman awards $10,000 engineering scholarships

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Woodland Hills community planning...

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Raytheon recognizes ‘Math Hero’ teachers nationwide

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Raytheon is ringing in the school year by honoring 32 teachers nationwide with MathMovesU(r) Math Heroes Awards. The honor recognizes outstanding work with students in math using interactive and creative learning initiatives. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners were selected based on compelling submissions…

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Nominations open for 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Nominations are open to federal employees and…

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Former AFMC commander named TD White Award winner

Posted November 9, 2012 by Don Branum

A former vice chief of staff and commander of Air Force Materiel Command received the Air Force Academy’s Thomas D. White National Defense Award in a ceremony at the Air Force Academy Oct. 25. Retired Gen. Lester Lyles received the award for his involvement with the president’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the Defense Science Board,…

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