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  • 2020; A time to be thankful

    Base leadership, Rep. Salud Carbajal, United States Congressman, and Gina Carbajal, his wife, serve Thanksgiving lunch to service members at the Breakers Dining Facility Nov. 26, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Vandenberg’s multinational CSpOC team supports NASA’s multinational space missions

    I have had the privilege of working on two historic NASA missions over the past year, during which the United States launched astronauts into space from its own soil for the first time since 2011. Although these launches took place from a launch pad in Florida, my team’s participation in both launches took place from the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. This team of space experts from Vandenberg not only had Americans and Canadians like me on it, but a whole host of multinational partners as well.
  • USSPACECOM leadership tours VAFB

    U.S. Army Gen. James H. Dickinson, United States Space Command commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, USSPACECOM command senior enlisted leader, toured the base Nov. 16, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • SpaceX launches Sentinel-6 satellite from VAFB

    Members at Vandenberg Air Force Base launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade.
  • SPACEX TO LAUNCH SENTINEL-6 SATELLITE FROM VANDENBERG AFB

    Team Vandenberg and SpaceX are scheduled to launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade.
  • SpOC commander visits USSF students at Vandenberg AFB

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, met with U.S. Space Force students from the 533rd Training Squadron on Nov. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Whiting briefed the students on current developments in the Space Force organization, before breaking into a Q&A session covering a range of topics including USSF plans for building a culture, career opportunities, recruitment, and the future of space as a warfighting domain.
  • 30th SW welcomes one of their own as new Command Chief

    On Nov. 16, 2020, Vandenberg Air Force Base welcomed one of their own, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Delucy, as the new 30th Space Wing Command Chief.
  • CFSCC welcomes new commander, high expectations set for combined space operations

    Just over a year after its activation, the Combined Force Space Component Command welcomed its newest commander in front of a mask-donned gathering of CFSCC staff, community members, partner-nation representatives, and others, during change of command ceremony today at the Combined Space Operations Center. Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt assumed command of the multinational, joint space operations arm of U.S. Space Command from Maj. Gen. John Shaw, who is set to receive his third star and move to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to be the deputy commander for U.S. Space Command.
  • Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Ceremony at Pine Grove Cemetery

    Maj. Gen. John Shaw, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command, gives a key note address to a crowd of about 50 people during a Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov 11, 2020, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Orcutt, Calif. The annual event was hosted by American Legion Post 534.
  • Veterans Day; a celebration of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason Delucy, 30th Space Wing command chief, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2020, in Santa Maria, Calif. Originally recognized as Armistice Day, this day marked the end of World War I and was formally celebrated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Today, we celebrate this day as Veterans Day to honor past and present members who have served in the military, with the original tie of November 11th. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
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