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  • Securing Vandenberg during the Holidays

    The top priority of the Space Launch Delta 30th Security Forces Squadron is to provide security to Vandenberg Space Force Base year-round, but especially during the holidays. The 30th SFS uses the visitors center, gate security, patrolmen, military working dogs, the conservation unit, and the small unmanned aircraft system unit to maintain safety all around the base perimeter by checking identification cards, providing base surveillance and protection. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • 18th Space Control Squadron recognized for innovation

    The 18th Space Control Squadron, Combat Development Division, recently won the 2021 Colonel Bradford W. Parkinson Innovation Team Award at the Space Operations Command level. Following the Nov. 3 award announcement, the team will now compete for recognition at the U.S. Space Force level. The Col. Bradford W. Parkinson Innovation Award is a Department of the Air Force level award that recognizes an individual or team who demonstrates innovation to improve efficiency, operational readiness and replication of the innovation across the Space Force enterprise.
  • Team Vandenberg Launches the NASA DART Mission

    Members of the Vandenberg Fire Department and 30th Civil Engineer Squadron support a static fire test and rocket launch for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) space mission at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Nov. 19 and 23, 2021.
  • 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.”
  • 377th Air Base Wing at Kirtland AFB welcomes 576th FLTS

    On Oct. 8, 2021, the 377th Air Base Wing at Kirtland AFB, N.M., assumed responsibility for the 576th Flight Test Squadron, a geographically separated unit operating at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
  • 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.

    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)