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  • Civilian applications of GPS – Environment

    To sustain the Earth's environment while balancing human needs requires better decision making with more up-to-date information. Gathering accurate and timely information has been one of the greatest challenges facing both government and private organizations that must make these decisions. The

  • Civilian applications of GPS – Agriculture

    The development and implementation of precision agriculture or site-specific farming has been made possible by combining the Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems. These technologies enable the coupling of real-time data collection with accurate position information, leading

  • Civilian applications of GPS – Aviation

    Aviators throughout the world use the Global Positioning System to increase the safety and efficiency of flight. With its accurate, continuous, and global capabilities, GPS offers seamless satellite navigation services that satisfy many of the requirements for aviation users. Space-based position

  • Los Angeles AFB Pharmacy

    The Los Angeles Air Force Base pharmacy is located in the main lobby of the 61st Medical Squadron in Bldg. 210. The pharmacy serves active duty service members, family members, and over 200,000 retirees throughout the South Bay beach communities and greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Los

  • Economic Impact

    U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., has more than a $1.8 billion impact on the economy of the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area annually.The total impact of a military base on its economic area is the sum of base's annual

  • LOS ANGELES AFB Mental Health Clinic

    Services offered at Los Angeles AFB's Mental Health Clinic include:*Domestic/Family Violence Education and Treatment*Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)*Counseling for conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-deployment concerns, and other mental health conditionsLocation:The

  • Los Angeles AFB Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

    The primary objectives of the ADAPT program are:- To promote readiness and health and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance abuse;- To minimize the negative consequences of substance abuse to the individual, family, and organization;- To provide comprehensive education and

  • Space and Missile Systems Center History Office

    The Air Force History and Museums Program was established in 1942. Its purpose is to:- Enhance institutional memory of the Air Force;- Collect, record, organize, preserve information and documents for planning, research, and reference;- To provide officials with perspective, advice, ideas and data;-

  • SMC Heritage Center

    The SMC Heritage Center is a heritage activity of the National Museum of the United States Air Force which allows the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. to display collections of artifacts about SMC's  history. The SMC Heritage Center opened a new