REP. TED LIEU ANNOUNCES 2016 AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND COMMUNITY SUPPORT AWARD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement recognizing the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce (SBACC) as recipients of the 2016 Air Force Space Command Community Support Award.
“The South Bay regional community has played a pivotal role in supporting the Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB) and the headquarters for the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce (SBACC) also plays a significant role with LAAFB by giving their continuous support on initiatives that enhance the quality of life for military personnel living in our South Bay communities.”
“Since coming to Washington, I have had the pleasure of working with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to highlight the invaluable work of LAAFB and the strong relationship it enjoys with the South Bay community. I was honored that the Secretary accepted my invitation last year to visit LAAFB, where she was able to see firsthand the unique ability of the base, located in the South Bay aerospace cluster, to carry out the mission of SMC. As President of the Democratic Freshman Class and Air Force veteran, I have also worked to add context to the Air Force’s work in space for my colleagues. It is a great honor to have the LAAFB call the South Bay its home and for SBACC and the South Bay community to receive such a prestigious award.”