• SMC and its mission partners successfully launch Fifth GPS III satellite

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners successfully launched the fifth Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III Space Vehicle at 12:09 p.m. EDT (9:09 am. PDT) June 17 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • SMC stands up new Space Safari program office

    Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), recently announced the establishment of the Space Safari Program Office within SMC’s Special Programs Directorate. Space Safari responds to high-priority, urgent space needs by rapidly acquiring, integrating and executing missions in support of USSPACECOM requirements and other combatant commander needs. These missions are not typically a part of an enduring program of record, but respond to high priority needs to deploy space systems quickly to respond to emerging threats.
  • Shining Star volunteers recognized by AFRC

    The Airman and Family Readiness office, presented a “cost savings” check for $536,247 to Los Angeles Air Force Base which represents the 19,000 volunteer hours those individuals donated to the base during a ceremony held on here April 15, 2021.  Twenty five outstanding Shining Star volunteers were honored for their hard work and volunteer hours during this past year at Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).
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