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National Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off

Posted October 26, 2012 by Joe Juarez

National Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off with a reading of the presidential proclamation and cake cutting ceremony at the Los Angeles Base Exchange Oct. 1. Left to right: Valerie Robinson, Corey Webber, Capt. Meo McGrath, Nina Smith, Myra Ford, Linda Vanifh, Augustin Velez and Tommy McInnis.  

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches second Space-Based Infrared System satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force

Posted March 22, 2013 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Space Launch Complex-41.

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First Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite on track for 2013 launch

Posted September 20, 2013 by

The first of three Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellites being built by Boeing has successfully completed a key system life test, paving the way for it to launch later this year.

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Base personnel take part in local Read Across America events

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Approximately 20 Los Angeles AFB military and civilian personnel read to students at various schools across the south bay during the annual Read Across America celebration. March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and most of the events were themed around his stories and held on his actual birthday. This year, base personnel and their family…

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61st ABG welcomes new commander

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Alicia Garges

The 61st Air Base Group at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has a new commander. Col. Sam McNiel assumed command of the group from Col. Frank Simcox at a June 29 ceremony. Commissioned in 1989...

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Air Force receives space award

Posted December 21, 2012 by Carla Rose-Pryor

Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski accepted the donation of the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy from Dr. Bradford Parkinson on behalf of SMC and the GPS Directorate at a special ceremony held at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 30. Parkinson and the “GPS Originators” were awarded the…

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Northrop Grumman completes lunar lander study for Golden Spike Company

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman image This figure shows a preliminary sketch of the minimalist ascent pod with surface habitat concept packaged in a five-meter diameter payload fairing. The pressurized compartments and propellant tanks easily fit in the available space. Ascent thrusters are mounted on outriggers that are folded up to fit in the payload fairing and the…

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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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Boeing completes major join of India’s first C-17 airlifter

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing integrated the forward, center and aft fuselages and the wing assembly of India’s first C-17 Globemaster III during the airlifter’s “major join” ceremony July 31 in Long Beach, Calif...

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CSAF discusses impact of sequester

Posted March 1, 2013 by Karen Parrish

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III greets Rep. C.W. Bill Young, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, before testifying on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26, 2013. During his testimony, Welsh talked about the negative impacts sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution would have…

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