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  • Airman ‘Pays it Forward’ through Financial Peace University course

    The pandemic did not help in easing financial burdens - a matter that can already cause hardships, COVID-19 or not. So, in a time where she was needed most, this Airman anted up.
  • SMC hosts first in-person NSSI Space 100 training

    The Space and Missile Systems center hosted 14 U.S. Air and Space Force members during the Space 100: Space Fundamentals Course held on the installation for the first time, July 12-14.
  • SMC partnering with Astra for upcoming USSF launch

    The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center will partner with Astra, a wholly-owned U.S. company based in Alameda, California, to perform a demonstration launch for the Department of Defense from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska later this month.
  • USSF awards OSP-4 contract to emerging Small Launch providers

    The U.S. Space Force’s Rocket Systems Launch Program Office, part of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, announced the award of the first on ramp of the Orbital Services Program (OSP)-4 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract Aug. 9, 2021, to ABL Space Systems Corp, Astra Space, Inc., and Relativity Space, Inc.
  • CSO to new USSF officers: “Be bold”

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- During a virtual ceremony broadcasted from the Pentagon, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, ceremonially transferred field grade officers around the globe into the USSF, Aug. 2.
  • 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.