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U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander hosted Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience, and Nancy J. Balkus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., on Jan. 23, 2023. While visiting Vandenberg, Kidd and Balkis learned about the SLD 30 mission in action, observe the efforts by the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron regarding the protection of Vandenberg's natural and cultural resources along with the 30 CES' plans for improving infrastructure resilience. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Senior Airman Rocio Romo)
U.S. Space Force Col. Bryan Titus speaks with members of the Military Order of World Wars at the Elks Lodge in Goleta, Calif., January 18, 2022. As a guest speaker, Col. Titus spoke to the MOWW about his career in the Air Force and subsequent transfer into the Space Force. He also discussed Vandenberg's history, mission, and how vital the Space Force is to national security. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)
A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket carrying Starlink mission 2-4 launches from Space Launch Complex-4E on Jan. 19, 2023, 7:43 a.m. PDT, Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Since 1958, there have been 2,023 launches on base. This launch also makes it the 100th launch from SLC-4E since 1964. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)
During her visit to Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022, Under Secretary of the Air Force, Gina Ortiz Jones, met and congratulated Tech. Sgt. Aly Angarita, one of 19 Airmen selected for Fiscal Year 2023’s Senior Enlisted Commissioning Program-Officer Training School. The SLECP-O allows senior Air Force leaders to directly select outstanding enlisted Airmen for commissioning through OTS. Angarita, the executive assistant to the Space Launch Delta 30 Senior Enlisted Airman, departs in March for OTS at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)
Angie Dickinson, spouse of U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, United States Space Command commander, is briefed by the 2nd Range Operations Space Force Officers at Vandenberg space Force Base, Calif., Jan. 5, 2023. The brief and tour of the Western Range Operations Control Center to display Vandenberg’s commercial launch capabilities. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Rocio Romo)
U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Josef Margetiak, Space Delta 5 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division operations superintendent, stand in from of the Combined Force Space Component Command building at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Dec. 16, 2022. Margetiak was selected for the William O. Studeman military award which recognizes early- and mid-career military members across the DoD for their contributions over the last 3-to-5 years to their unit’s mission, intelligence and national security communities, and national level impacts. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

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