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  • Vandenberg Milestones – the year of Space Force

    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 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.
  • First USSF Basic Military Training graduates arrive at Vandenberg AFB

    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.
  • 533rd TRS transitions to STAR Delta Provisional

    After 26 years of training and 78 years of Air Force heritage, the 533rd Training Squadron transferred from the Air Education and Training Command to Space Training and Readiness Delta Provisional on Sept. 1, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. STAR Delta (P) will aim to build lethality by developing combat-ready space forces and space warfighting capabilities in order to innovate and dominate in all domains.
  • USSF; boosting into the future

    Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, close the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Central Coast Holiday happenings

    With the Holidays right around the corner, our local communities are full of fun and interesting events! See below for some of this year’s highlights and check out the links for even more information.
  • From space traffic monitoring to human space flight rescue, Vandenberg units provide integral support to NASA missions

    Since 1958, the Department of Defense has provided human space flight support to NASA. This legacy of partnership and support continues today, and has grown to include a wide joint and international military presence. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and its subunit the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) provide a variety of support to NASA missions, while also exemplifying how partnering with other military services and allies can benefit all.
  • SECNAV Braithwaite visits Vandenberg AFB

    The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Secretary of the Navy, viewed the Honda Point Memorial site on a Dec. 8 visit to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his visit, Braithwaite met with 30th Space Wing leadership and Navy and Marine representatives from the Combined Force Space Component Command, while receiving a briefing from the 30th Space Wing historian about the Honda Point Disaster, the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships where seven destroyers ran aground at Honda Point in 1923.
  • Annual DoD Housing Survey underway for tenant feedback

    The Department of the Air Force is asking tenants of privatized and government-owned housing to share their experiences and opinions of the programs via the DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey beginning Dec. 8. The survey, administered by CEL & Associates, Inc., will be made available through an email link to all Vandenberg AFB residents between Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, who will have until Jan. 22 to submit their assessments. The Air Force is funding the survey, and CEL & Associates is an independent third-party provider.
  • A season of giving at VAFB

    This year, Vandenberg Air Force Base merged two longstanding holiday traditions to create a giving event for the base populous to enjoy.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
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