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LAAFB Organizations Recognized by AF Space Command

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Recently, the Space and Missile Systems Center and 61st Air Base Wing were recognized by Air Force Space Command as among the top organizations in the command.

SMC is the recipient of the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award covering a period from Oct. 1, 2007 to Sept. 30, 2009. The Space Innovation and Development Center, Schriever AFB, Colo., was also recognized in this category.

In the award citation, SMC was cited for delivering superior space capabilities to the warfighter, performing as masterful stewards of our national resources, establishing effective partnerships in the development of space systems and technologies, and providing successful access to space in support of Air Force and national objectives.

All assigned or attached personnel, including reservist and civilians, who served with SMC at least one day during the award period are authorized the appropriate ribbon if they contributed to the mission and accomplishments of the center.

The 61st Air Base Wing's Chaplain's Office was the winner of Air Force Space Command's 2009 Robert P. Taylor Award Outstanding Chaplain Corps Small Team Category.

"We're very proud of their hard work and amazing support they provide to our personnel, their families and our community," said Col. Anita Latin, in a base-wide announcement of the Chaplains Office's award.

All winners of AFSPC Chaplain Corps awards will be competing against winners from other commands at the Air Force-level Chaplain Corps awards. The Air Force winners should be announced in the next few months.