An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operation test at 11:49 p.m. PT Feb. 23, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate the U.S. nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to defend the United States and its allies. ICBMs provide the U.S. and its allies the necessary deterrent capability to maintain freedom to operate and navigate globally in accordance with international laws and norms. (U.S. Space Force photo by Chris Okula)
As Vandenberg Air Force Base nears the one-year mark of declaring a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the path forward continues for the 30th Medical Group in their efforts to protect Airmen and Guardians, and help stop the spread of the virus. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Michael Peterson)
Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier presents his idea for an auto-ping script to identify offline Defense Biometric Identification System scanners to senior leaders during the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo, Feb. 5, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Varnier won second place in the event, earning a share of $1 million in funding and resources to pursue his idea. Varnier is the crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Aragon)
Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian, and U.S. Army Specialist Omar Arenas, 30th Space Wing vet technician, perform a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Space Forces Space Operations Command commander and Space Operations Command deputy commander, administers the Oath of Office during the USSF Transfer Ceremony Feb. 5, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The induction ceremony followed the time-honored military tradition as the officers affirmed their commitment to the armed services taking the Oath of Office. The oath reminds members of the pledge that men and women service members made to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Specialist 3 Quinaeja Davis, Delta 5 space systems operator, prepares for her promotion to Specialist 4 prior to her promotion ceremony Feb. 5, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Quinaeja is the first member of the United States Space Force at Vandenberg AFB to promote to Specialist 4. While Quinaeja is a Space Systems Operations Specialist, she is currently in training to become an Electromagnetic Interference Duty Operator. In this role, she will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining Department of Defense satellite communication links and will work with multiple agencies to resolve issues. “This is pretty exciting,” Davis explained about being promoted to the new Space Force rank. “Overall [being in the Space Force] is exciting. I joined kind of on a whim, but it is not a decision that I regret. I’m just excited to see what the future holds.” (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Team Vandenberg personnel maintain a physically-distanced line as they are processed by the 30th Medical Group to receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 28, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)

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