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SMC Dining Held Oct. 20

Capt Jim Manna, a member of the Los Angeles AFB Honor Guard from the SBIRS Wing, honors missing comrades in arms at this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out.  The empty table represents Americans still missing from each of the five Armed Services.  This honors ceremony symbolizes that they are with us, here in spirit. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Capt Jim Manna, a member of the Los Angeles AFB Honor Guard from the SBIRS Wing, honors missing comrades in arms at this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. The empty table represents Americans still missing from each of the five Armed Services. This honors ceremony symbolizes that they are with us, here in spirit. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Major Kevin Crocco and Major Mark Hadley, both from the MILSATCOM Wing, donned clean room suits as they charged the “grog” with a secret ingredient from the Third Floor of Bldg. 271.  Several rules were laid out in the program and announced at the beginning of the evening. The penalty for breaking any of the rules, if caught, was a trip to the Grog Bowl. Approximately 600 people gathered at the Westin Hotel Ballroom in Long Beach Oct. 20 for this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Major Kevin Crocco and Major Mark Hadley, both from the MILSATCOM Wing, donned clean room suits as they charged the “grog” with a secret ingredient from the Third Floor of Bldg. 271. Several rules were laid out in the program and announced at the beginning of the evening. The penalty for breaking any of the rules, if caught, was a trip to the Grog Bowl. Approximately 600 people gathered at the Westin Hotel Ballroom in Long Beach Oct. 20 for this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Rule violators were called up to drink from the Grog Bowl at the SMC Dining Out held at the Westin Long Beach, Oct. 20. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Rule violators were called up to drink from the Grog Bowl at the SMC Dining Out held at the Westin Long Beach, Oct. 20. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Retired General Thomas Moorman was the keynote speaker at this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. The general served as commander and vice commander of the Air Force Space Command from 1990 to 1994.  He later served as vice chief of staff of the US Air Force from 1994 to 1997 and is currently vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. Approximately 600 people gathered at the Westin Hotel Ballroom in Long Beach Oct. 20. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Retired General Thomas Moorman was the keynote speaker at this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. The general served as commander and vice commander of the Air Force Space Command from 1990 to 1994. He later served as vice chief of staff of the US Air Force from 1994 to 1997 and is currently vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. Approximately 600 people gathered at the Westin Hotel Ballroom in Long Beach Oct. 20. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel thanks keynote speaker Gen. Thomas Moorman for speaking at this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. In appreciation, the men and women of SMC made a donation in Moorman’s name to the Air Force Enlisted Village. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel thanks keynote speaker Gen. Thomas Moorman for speaking at this year’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Dining Out. In appreciation, the men and women of SMC made a donation in Moorman’s name to the Air Force Enlisted Village. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)