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  • SMC Commander retires after 36 years of service

    Members of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the 61st Air Base Group were joined by Department of Defense senior leaders and community partners to celebrate the retirement of Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson during a ceremony, here.
  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • CSAF meets SMC’s Galaxy Cohorts, discusses leadership and professional development

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--Cohorts of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Galaxy program met virtually with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., July 9, for a mentoring session and to discuss professional development.
  • AEHF System receives new software update

    The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center delivered the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency Mission Planning Element software increment into operations May 19, 2021, with the operational baseline updated June 25, improving AEHF capabilities by providing endurance mission re-planning and enhancing the system to allow international partners to access and control satellite protocol messages.
  • U.K. Secretary of State for Defence, SMC leaders discuss the future of U.K.-U.S. Partnerships in Space

    Leadership from the Space and Missile Systems Center and subject matter experts from the SMC Chief Partnership Office (CPO) hosted the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence, the Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, and members of the U.K. delegation July 15 to discuss organizational wins, recent partnership successes, future collaborative efforts and international partnerships across the space domain.
  • Operational Acceptance for Space C2 MINERVA

    The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Command and Control division received Operational Acceptance for Space C2 MINERVA on June 8, 2021.
  • The Netherlands Ministry of Defence, SMC Officials meet to discuss space cooperation

    Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, SMC Commander, met today with Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and other members of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to discuss U.S. and Dutch space cooperation opportunities.
  • REPR Satellite Operations Center stood up, aims to improve warfighting capabilities

    The new Rendezvous and Proximity (REPR) Satellite Operations Center was officially opened after a ribbon cutting ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., July 7, 2021.
  • CMSAF speaks to future, mission priorities during first visit to LAAFB

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.—Airmen and Guardians from the Space and Missile Systems Center and the 61st Air Base Group welcomed Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass during a visit, July 1, here.
  • GPS III SV05 Receives Operational Acceptance

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The United States Space Force’s, Space and Missile Systems Center transferred Satellite Control Authority of the Global Positioning System III Space Vehicle 05 to the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, on June 28.
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