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  • Patriotism Soaring Through the Air

    The 78th annual Santa Maria Elks Parade and Rodeo went off soaring in red, white and blue in Santa Maria, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. While celebrating the history and diversity Santa Maria Valley has to offer, people of all ages walked the route of the parade to showcase the many faces throughout the community.
  • TEAM VANDENBERG LAUNCHES ITS 2000th MISSION TODAY -- AN ATLAS V

    Team Vandenberg launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here today, Sept. 27, at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Col. Robert Long was the launch decision authority.
  • VANDENBERG CELEBRATES ITS 2000th LAUNCH MONDAY

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA Launch Program Landsat 9 observatory into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit from Space Launch Complex-3 here Monday, Sept. 27, with a launch window opening at 11:11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
  • Vandenberg Space Force Base Prepares to Celebrate its Historical 2000th Launch

    Vandenberg Space Force Base will celebrate its 2000th launch when NASA Launch Services Program sends a Landsat-9 Earth observation satellite, mated to an Atlas V 401 rocket into orbit on Sept. 27, 2021. “The 2000th launch gives us the opportunity to celebrate the thousands of people from Team Vandenberg, past and present, who share a proud heritage beginning with the first launch in 1958 through this 2000th launch. Space—and launch—is hard. Our record of success is a testament to longstanding mission excellence,” said Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander.
  • A Paralegal's Job is Never Done

    Mrs. Jennifer R. Vasquez has been a paralegal specialist and the Victim Witness Assistance Program Coordinator for Space Launch Delta 30 for the past seven years. “My job is important because I am the liaison for family members, active duty members and civilians that have zero idea of what the Air Force is,” she said. “I am the one who supports them and guides them through the military justice process.”
  • Vandenberg supports A-10 "Warthogs" for Search and Rescue Exercise

    Two A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft from the 59th and 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadrons at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participating in exercise Rescue Edge, could be seen arriving at Vandenberg Space Force Base on Aug. 24, 2021.
  • MISSILE DEFENSE TEST COMPLETED

    A Ground-based Interceptor missile, an element of the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, was launched from North Vandenberg today at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time by Space Launch Delta 30 officials, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Northern Command.
  • Space Delta 1 Assumption of Command and 1st Delta Operations Squadron Activation Ceremony

    Space Delta 1 held an assumption of command and activation ceremony for the 1st Delta at the 533rd Training Squadron on Vandenberg Space Force Base, September 2, 2021.
  • CAUTION URGED DUE TO POSSIBLE DEBRIS FROM TERMINATED LAUNCH

    Space Launch Delta 30 terminated the Firefly Aerospace Inc., Alpha rocket over the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 2. As a result there may be debris in the local area. A team of investigators has determined that any debris from the rocket should be considered unsafe. All recreational facilities, including beaches on-base that were closed for the launch will remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing investigation. If you see or suspect debris in your area, please stay at least 50 feet away and report any findings to the Firefly Aerospace Inc. hotline at 805-605-2734.
  • FIREFLY ALPHA TERMINATED MID-FLIGHT

    Space Launch Delta 30 terminated the Firefly Aerospace Inc., Alpha rocket over the Pacific Ocean at 7:02 p.m. Pacific Time after a successful lift off at 6:59 p.m. Pacific Time from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg SFB Sept. 2.
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