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U.S. Space Force Col. Shay Warakomski, Combined Force Space Component Command deputy commander, middle, welcomes participants in the Combined Space Operations Center mission analysis held from Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. This was the first CSpOC mission analysis conducted since the organization changed from a joint to a combined operating center. Representatives from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States were able to provide their feedback during the five-day event. (U.S. Space Force photo by Capt. Erin Recanzone)
Paul Aragon, Director of West Coast Launch Operations, gives Ashish S. Vazirani, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, a tour of Space Launch Complex 3 during Vazirani’s visit to Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 31, 2022. During the visit, Vazirani met with leadership and agencies across the base to learn about the needs of the Vandenberg community, what programs are available to the personnel and families and what he can do to better assist the Airmen and Guardians who support the mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
Members from the 18 Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS), France’s Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS), and the 2nd Space Launch Squadron conduct a tour of Space Launch Complex-6, including its flame trench, during an Operator Exchange event, hosted by the 18 SDS, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Oct. 6, 2022. The 4-day event aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs. (U.S. Space Force phot by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Key Spouses and Command Spouses of Vandenberg personnel attend a tour of the 30th Medical Group facilities at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept 28, 2022. The guests were shown highly trafficked sections, given insightful information and were able to ask questions about medical services. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Space Force Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, discusses the importance of space and the cruciality of the Guardians that make assured access to space possible on Oct. 11, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Gen. Raymond spoke about these matters during an all-call located on base. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman First Class Rocio Romo)
The 2022 Annual DoD Housing Survey is underway for tenant feedback, for those living on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif, Oct 17, 2022.(Courtesy photo)
Members of the Space Tacticians course stand together for a group photo in front of the Combined Force Space Component Command at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 29, 2022. The course, which aimed at enhancing global space operations by training in effective tactical planning, consisted of Airmen, Guardians, Coalition partners and for the first time, eight French Space operators from the French Space Command. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Schiess, Combined Force Space Component Command commander, left, and Mrs. Debbie Schiess, address audience members during the General’s first All Call as CFSCC commander at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 30, 2022. The couple has been together for over 30 years, and this will there third time at Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Team Vandenberg launched multiple satellites to low Earth orbit aboard Firefly's Alpha vehicle from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-2, Oct. 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time. (U.S. Space Force video by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander begins to cut the ribbon with members of Vandenberg at the Hawk’s Cove Integrated Resilience Operation Center grand opening at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 27, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

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