Anthony Golembeck, a geodetic surveyor with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, positions cameras to record a workout for the 2021 CrossFit Games competition, while 1st Lt. Katrina Hartman, flight commander for standardization and evaluations at the 614th Combat Training Squadron under Space Delta 5, sets up the timer at the gym annex on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Mar. 26, 2021. Both belong to a group of base CrossFit enthusiasts who recently competed in the 2021 CrossFit Open, a 19-day competition where participants recorded themselves completing four prescribed workouts and submitted them electronically to be counted (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)
In a year where COVID-19 has tested spirits across the country, Vandenberg's Chapel team has been hard at work helping to maintain the spiritual resiliency of Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
The Honorary Commander Program at Vandenberg Air Force base is a paired partnership between local leaders and base leadership. The distinction of the Honorary Commander position comes with a two-year term filled with exposure to Vandenberg missions through a series of tours, volunteering engagements, shadowing programs, and heritage celebrations. A positive relationship that has fostered through the program is with the community leader Bob Hatch, who has served as the 30th Space Wing Honorary Commander for several years.
Electronics experts from several different Air National Guard units on assignment at Vandenberg AFB are working hand-in-hand with the 30th Space Communications Squadron and the 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron to ensure electronic communications connectivity in the new Combined Force Space Component Command headquarters building, which is estimated to be fully occupied and operational by the end of calendar year 2021.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Vandenberg Air Force Base a $500,000 grant to continue work towards increasing installation energy resiliency and efficiency. Representatives of the DOE met with base energy managers at the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron on Feb. 23, 2021, for a grant award kickoff meeting, to finalize the grant implementation process.
The Space Operations Command-West Commander Support Staff team stands for a photo at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on March 10, 2021. Space Operations Command Headquarters announced Mar. 3 that the SpOC-West CSS won the 2020 A1 Special Recognition Team of the Year. Members of the CSS team include: (L to R) Staff Sgt. Delroy Maronie, Tech. Sgt. Debra Menses, Capt. Cameron Hyman, Tamasyn Smith, Airman 1st Class Alana Forde, and Tech. Sgt. Jacquelyn Vilca. Not pictured are: Capt. ShaCora Hyman, Master Sgt. Philip Santos, Tech. Sgt. Steven Burrow, and Staff Sgt. Alexandra Edwards. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)
Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations, speaks during a town hall March 11, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his visit, Raymond and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman visited units for mission updates and held a town hall for Airmen and Guardians. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Jaimee Maika, chief of strategy at the Combined Space Operations Center, stands next to the Australian flag at the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Mar. 8, 2021. As chief of strategy at the CSpOC, Maika and her team engage with theater, allied and commercial partners to ensure delivery of resilient, timely and focused space capabilities to the joint force and coalition partners. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)
“Meet Surf Beach” attendees discuss beach access near the trail developed by Vandenberg’s Civil Engineer Squadron, which connects Ocean Park to Surf Beach entryway allowing improved access to beach visitors while mitigating the disruption to wildlife on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)
With a Point of Distribution system for COVID-19 vaccines going operational January 2021 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the 30th Medical Group has since been working continuously to improve their POD efficiency and ease of use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

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