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  • Team Vandenberg Launches the NASA DART Mission

    Team Vandenberg launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here today, Nov. 23, at 10:21 p.m. Pacific Time. Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority. “It takes the entire team for a safe and successful launch,” said Long. “I congratulate NASA on achieving the first step in this program’s journey on its planetary defense test mission. We are proud to be a part of this team.” The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, the world’s first full-scale planetary defense test, into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base. True to its name, DART is a focused mission, proving that a spacecraft can autonomously navigate to a target asteroid and intentionally collide with it (called a kinetic impact) at roughly 4 miles per second (6 kilometers per second). Its target, which poses no threat to Earth, is the asteroid moonlet.
  • UK Space Command operations commander visits CFSCC

    Royal Air Force Air Commodore Mark Flewin (left), commander of both the UK Space Command’s Operations, Plans and Training, as well as UK Joint Force Space Component, stands in front of the Combined Force Space Component Command headquarters building with Brig. Gen. Michael Conley, CFSCC deputy commander (center), and Royal Air Force Group Capt. Darren Whiteley (right), the Combined Space Operations Center deputy director, Nov. 18, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. During his visit, Flewin met with CFSCC leadership and UK personnel based here, and learned about the CFSCC and 18th Space Control Squadron core mission sets. Flewin also toured the CSpOC operations floor, where he saw first-hand how the U.S. and allied partners coordinate, plan, integrate, synchronize, and execute space operations.
  • SPACEX FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG TUESDAY

    Team Vandenberg is supporting a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch carrying NASA’s first planetary defense test mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) from Space Launch Complex-4 here Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10:20 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Team V November Delta Dash

    Members of Space Launch Delta 30 line up and prepare for the monthly Delta Dash on Nov. 5, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The monthly SLD 30 run acts as a method for members across the base to build upon their comradery and espirit de corps within the ranks. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman)
  • Securing The Red Line & Beyond

    Senior Airman William Boyce, 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, poses for a photo after completion of Vandenberg member’s weapons qualifications training on Nov. 5, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The 30th SFS provides reoccurring and deployment-ready weapons qualification training to hundreds of Vandenberg personnel each year. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman)
  • 30th CES Keeps The Current Flowing

    Airman 1st Class Adisuan Tiengngam, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, hangs high above the ground in a bucket truck while conducting maintenance on the South Base M-Line circuit on Nov. 9, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base Calif. Routine maintenance checks and repairs like these are conducted across the base to help ensure future and efficient distribution of power to Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman)
  • Implementation of Changes to Maintain a Security Clearance

    The process to maintain a security clearance has changed and the Information Protection office is moving from periodic reinvestigations every five to 10 years towards a Continuous Vetting program.
  • CFSCC commander delivers Veterans Day and Remembrance Day address

    The Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt gave the keynote speech and joined fellow veterans, coalition members, and other community spectators at Pine Grove Cemetery to honor all who have served their country in war or peace on Nov. 11, 2021. In recognition of a shared history and close partnerships with allies, the ceremony also incorporated universal traditions of remembrance.
  • Allan Hancock College Football Military Appreciation Game

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, Space Launch Delta 30 command chief, speaks to the Allan Hancock College football team Nov. 13, 2021, Santa Maria, Calif. DeLucy delivered a pre-game motivational speech to the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs encouraging them to win the game. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman First Class Tiarra Sibley)
  • Veterans Day 2021

    U.S. Space Force and Air Force Commanders of Space Launch Delta 30 participate in Veterans Day events in several local communities, CA, Nov. 11, 2021. (U.S. Space Force photos by Space Launch Delta 30 Public Affairs)
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