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SMC: Building the future of military space

From left to right: Lt Col. Aaron Bridgewater, 61st Air Base Group Redevelopment Office; Col. Robert Worley, Air Force Space Command Director of Mission Support; Lt. Col Lee MacArthur, Air Base Group deputy commander; the Honorable Nelson Gibbs, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics; the Honorable Jane Harman, Congresswoman from California’s 36th District; Lt. Gen. Brian Arnold, Space and Missile Systems Center commander from 25 May 2001 to 20 May 2005; Congresswoman Maxine Waters, California’s 35th District; Sandra Jacobs, El Segundo Mayor pro tem; the Honorable Larry Guidi, Mayor of Hawthorne; Charlie McPhee and Jeff Dritley from the Kearny Real Estate Corp team give the thumbs-up sign at the Systems Acquisition Management Support groundbreaking event held at Los Angeles AFB on Nov. 21, 2003. The SAMS Complex took 865,000 square feet of facilities and buildings occupied in the former Area A & Annex C (Hawthorne) and replaced them with a consolidated area for Los Angeles AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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