Lt. Col. Jason Hull, pictured here, is the deputy staff judge advocate at the Combined Force Space Component Command. He received notification Dec. 21, 2020, that an idea he submitted to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s 2021 Innovation Rodeo earned him a spot as one of the competition’s 12 semi-finalists. More than 400 idea submissions were originally submitted from Airmen and DoD civilians throughout the Air Force to compete for $1 million in funding.
Base leadership from the 30th Space Wing and Combined Force Space Component Command received COVID-19 vaccinations during their visit to the 30th Medical Group point of distribution, Jan. 8, 2021, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Since the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Vandenberg AFB on Jan. 6, vaccinations have been administered as part of Operation Fight Back.
Soldiers assigned to the 346th Theater Aerial Delivery Company, an Army Airborne unit, and Marines, assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Marine Forces Reserve, participate in tactical, low-level, static line parachute insertion operation training Jan. 9, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This training was conducted at Vandenberg AFB’s drop zone in order for both the Paratroopers and Parachute Riggers to maintain qualifications unique to their mission set. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)
Members of the Space Delta 5 team who recently participated in U.S. Space Command’s inaugural “Develop, Innovate, Visualize, Execute” competition stand for a photo at the Combined Space Operations Center. The team won a second-place prize of $7,500 towards prototyping their concept for real-world implementation. Team members pictured here are: Capt. Mark Mendez, 1st Lt. Luke Byrom, 1st Lt. Moriah Brock, and Capt. Kaion Smith. The fifth member of the team, not pictured, is Dewey Lively of the 614th Combat Training Squadron.
The 30th Medical Group administered its first round of COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Department of Defense distributed the vaccine to Vandenberg AFB and other select locations as part of Operation Warp Speed, the nation’s initiative to safely and efficiently vaccinate the American public. “It’s a very exciting and historic day that we were able to get the COVID-19 vaccine here,” said Col. Jessica Spitler, 30th Medical Group commander. With vaccinations in hand, the 30th MDG began their part by installing a five-station point of distribution system at the medical facility to begin the local campaign dubbed Operation Fight Back.
Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Justin DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, sign the proclamation to kick-off the Combined Federal Campaign Dec. 11, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Harrower)
Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command commander, met with a group of future Airmen and also administered the oath of enlistment to a group of future Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Dec. 31, 2020, during a visit to the Armed Forces Bowl, held at Texas Christian University.
Vandenberg Air Force Base recently commemorated the first birthday of the United States Space Force by sealing a time capsule filled with mementos marking the many milestones the USSF and Vandenberg AFB made in the year 2020. The time capsule project was presented to members at Vandenberg AFB and community leaders by Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, during a USSF birthday cake cutting ceremony on Dec. 11, 2020.
New U.S. Space Force enlisted recruits, fresh from graduating Basic Military Training, arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Dec. 11, 2020. These Space Force Professionals represent the first USSF graduates from BMT who will continue their education with Space Systems Operation technical training at the 533rd Training Squadron at Vandenberg AFB. After their arrival, the new recruits attended and were recognized during a U.S. Space Force birthday event held later the same day.

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