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An Airman assigned to the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal team races to the finish line during Space Launch Delta 30's bi-annual Hawkulture Day boat regatta. The Vandenberg SFB Hawk's COVE organized the days events, which promoted the culture of caring for fellow Airmen and Space Force Guardians. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)
U.S. Space Force Major Gen. Douglas A. Schiess, Combined Force Space Component Command commander, left, U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, middle, and U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings, Space Launch Delta 30 senior enlisted leader, pose for a photo during Space Launch Delta 30's second birthday celebration. During his remarks, Col. Long expressed appreciation for the members of SLD 30 and reminded them about the crucial role they play in national security. He highlighted that the base conducted 19 launches in 2022, which were the most at the base in 26 years, and that this year over 30 launches are scheduled. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)
TSgt. Christopher Gray, 30th Security Forces flight sergeant, briefs the class on safety precautions to practice during the excellence competition at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 16, 2023. National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support while allowing law enforcement, survivors and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Tiarra Sibley)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Julian Navarro, Safety occupational safety specialist, addresses the class during the first-ever Basic Enlisted Strategic Thinking joint professional development course at the Vandenberg Space Force Base Education Center from May 8-12, 2023. Fourteen Air and Space Force non-commissioned officers attended the joint professional development course and learned about critical and strategic thinking. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Tiarra Sibley)
30th Security Forces Squadron hosted “Rage Car” for 2023’s Police Week at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 17, 2023. Participants were able to take a sledgehammer to a police vehicle while a song of their choice plays in the background for 3 minutes per person. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw)
Retired United States Air Force Col. Buzz Aldrin was awarded the honorary rank of Brigadier General as hundreds in attendance paid homage to him during his honorary promotion ceremony at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California on May 5, 2023. Aldrin, a notable recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and three Air Medals, proudly served in the ranks for more than 21 years, while breaking barriers for the nation’s advancements within space. (U.S. Space Force video by Senior Airman Rocio Romo)
Enlisted members of Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) pull a rope together for an ‘Enlisted vs. Officer Tug-O-War’ Contest during DEL 5’s ‘Gemini’ at Cocheo Park on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 7, 2023. The officers closed out a ‘best-of-three’ series in a third-round nail-bitter to take home the bragging rights. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
The 30th Medical Group held its first-ever Tier Two Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course on March 24, 2022, enhancing the skills of its medical readiness personnel during potential combat situations. The course culminated with a field training exercise in which personnel provided medical care to volunteers and mannequins. TCCC is the new standard across all U.S. military service branches. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)

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