Base leadership, and Rep. Sauld Carbajal,United States Congressman, serve Thanksgiving meals to service members and base members at the Breakers Dining Facility Nov. 26, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Installation leadership participated in this annual tradition, and are often joined by community leaders, to show their appreciation and to spend time with service members, as many are away from family during the holiday season. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Royal Canadian Air Force Officer Major Michael Lang is assigned to the Combined Force Space Component Command’s Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. He is the first allied partner there to hold the role of deputy chief, Human Space Flight Support, and has a background in Space Operations and Air Traffic Control. He was also the CSpOC lead for the recent SpaceX Dragon Crew-1 ‘Resilience’ mission (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)
Members at Vandenberg Air Force Base launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade. The 30th Space Wing’s primary responsibilities include maintaining and operating the Western Range, providing mission assurance, safeguarding the public and ensuring minimal environmental impact so we can provide services, facilities and range safety control for the execution of Department of Defense, civil and commercial launches. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Chief Master Sgt. Jason Delucy, 30th Space Wing command chief, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2020, in Santa Maria, Calif. The observance honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation and a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Currently, there are more than 18.2 million living veterans that have served during at least one war. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
U.S. Space Force Major General DeAnna M. Burt speaks during a change of command ceremony for the Combined Force Space Component Command, United States Space Command, Nov. 16, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. During the event Major General John E. Shaw relinquished command of the CFSCC and deputy command of Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, to Burt who previously served as the Director of Operation and Communications, Headquarters USSF.
United States Space Command leadership and base leadership receive a briefing at the Gaseous Nitrogen pumper truck area Nov. 16, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the briefing, U.S. Army Gen. James H. Dickinson, USSPACECOM commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, USSPACECOM command senior enlisted leader, learned about the importance of the Gaseous Nitrogen pump trucks in relation to the space launch mission at Vandenberg AFB. They also attended the Combined Force Space Component Command change of command ceremony, the future CFSCC headquarters building, as well as other areas across the installation during their visit. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Chief Master Sgt. Jason Delucy, 30th Space Wing command chief, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2020, in Santa Maria, Calif. The observance honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation and a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Currently, there are more than 18.2 million living veterans that have served during at least one war.
Coalition members from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., salute during the playing of Taps at the American Legion Post 534 Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov 11, 2020, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Orcutt, Calif. Military personnel from Australia, Canada France, the United Kingdom, and United States participated in the annual event, and most work at the Combined Space Operations Center.
The Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. John Shaw paid a visit to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Nov. 2, to meet with faculty and students involved in space operations research programs. This was Shaw’s first visit to the campus since the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)—the first of its kind between Vandenberg and any other academic institution—was signed with Cal Poly in Nov. 2019.

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