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Participants in the Global Sentinel ’24 initial planning conference pose for a picture at the Vandenberg History Museum, Calif., Mar. 1, 2023. Global Sentinel is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together multinational partners from all major theaters and provides a venue for collaboration in the space domain focused on space surveillance, safety, and security. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Chief Master Sgt. Sonora Vasquez, 30th Force Support Squadron senior enlisted leader, serves as the guest speaker during the Women's History Month luncheon at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., March 21, 2023. Throughout the luncheon several women from team Vandenberg shared their life and career stories with the audience. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Tiarra Sibley)
U.S. Space Force Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations, recognized U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Murphy, Space Launch Delta 30 Inspector General planner, with a commander’s coin at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., March 10, 2023. The commander’s coin represents the recognition of achievement and outstanding distinction of excellence. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Rocio Romo)
The missions of 2nd Range Operations Squadron Mobile Optics is to capture imagery of rocket launches and missile tests designed to demonstrate safety, security, reliability and effectiveness of the vehicles sent into orbit from each Space Launch Complex and other unique geographical locations across Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. (U.S. Space Force video by Senior Airman Rocio Romo)
Members of Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., participate in a ruck routed around the base March 19, 2023. The death march consisted of either a 26.2 or 14.1 mile ruck in honor of the soldiers who marched for days on end to defend the nation during World War II. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw)
The Space Launch Delta 30 Honor Guard presents the colors during the playing of the National Anthem in Lompoc, Calif., March 4, 2023. The base Honor Guard's vision of the is to ensure a legacy of Airmen and Guardians who promote the mission, protect the standards, perfect the image, and preserve the heritage of the Air and Space Force. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)
(From left to right) Royal Air Force (RAF) Flying Officer Hallchurch, U.K. Space Operations Centre (UKSpOC) space duty officer, U.S. Space Force Capt. Dustin Pessatore, 18th Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS) sharing coordinator, and RAF Corporal Coulson, UKSpOC space analyst, stand in front of flags in 18 SDS’s High Bay at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2023. According to U.K.’s Defence Space Strategy, the nation is focusing heavily on strengthening relations with Five Eyes intelligence partnerships and adopting an ‘international by design’ approach. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno, U.S. Space Force Headquarters director of staff, speaks with company grade officers at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Feb. 23, 2023. Armagno is the only person to have commanded both the 30th Space Wing and the 45th Space Wing. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Tiarra Sibley)

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