• Mickey Beavers sings "Forever Friends" to Laveda Lofton, supervisory information management specialist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-6, during her retirement from civilian service in a ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal location Aug. 30. Lofton retired with 32 years of service. Beavers and Lofton have been friends since college.

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    Mickey Beavers sings "Forever Friends" to Laveda Lofton, supervisory information management specialist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-6, during her retirement from civilian service in a ceremony at the...

  • Laveda Lofton, supervisory information management specialist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-6 office, right, hugs Deborah Gilbert, information systems management specialist, G-6, during Lofton's retirement from civilian service during a ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal location Aug. 30. Lofton retires with 32 years of service.

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    Laveda Lofton, supervisory information management specialist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-6 office, right, hugs Deborah Gilbert, information systems management specialist, G-6, during Lofton's retirement...

  • Jack Miller, telecommunications specialist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-6, tells a story about knowing new retiree Laveda Lofton during her ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal location Aug. 30. Lofton retired with 32 years of service.

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    Jack Miller, telecommunications specialist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-6, tells a story about knowing new retiree Laveda Lofton during her ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal location Aug. 30...

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - A U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employee retired from civilian service among friends and coworkers Aug. 30.

Laveda Lofton, G-6 employee, retired with 32 years of service during a ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal location.

Mickey Beavers, Lofton's friend from college, sang the "National Anthem" and "Forever Friends" in her honor.

Lofton received a Certificate of Appreciation and the Superior Civilian Service Award.

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