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  • Resiliency is found in All Ages

    Horns honked, flags flew and signs with words of encouragements waved as the 30th Security Forces Squadron organized a small parade for Grayson, the son of TSgt. Kayla Cates, 30th Security Forces Squadron National Reconnaissance Office Launch Program Security officer and SSgt. Tyler Cates, 30th

  • Vandenberg Docent Program

    Vandenberg Space Force Base is seeking volunteer docents for the 2022 western snowy plover breeding season to assist in balancing wildlife protection and visitor recreation. Docents specifically help promote awareness among beach visitors to help keep beach recreation open during the nesting season


    Seasonal restrictions will be in place for Surf Beach and Ocean Park beginning Tuesday, March 1, as part of the annual program to protect the Western Snowy Plover and its nesting habitat.

  • SpaceX - Falcon 9

    SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, containing 50 Starlink satellites, launched into low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-4E, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 at 9:12 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.(U.S. Space Force photos by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)

  • Space ops center strengthened with first two inter-service transfers

    The Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) recently welcomed its first two inter-service transfer personnel, both of whom transitioned from the U.S. Army to the U.S. Space Force. Technical Sgt. Justin Young and Sgt. Christopher Cameron joined the CSpOC’s Intelligence, Surveillance and

  • 30th SFS Supports NROL-87 Launch

    TSgt. Andrew McKenzie, 30th Security Forces NCOIC of Launch Operations Support, explains what happens to prepare for a launch. The 30th Security Forces Squadron supports a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission NROL-87, launches from Vandenberg’s Space Launch

  • Behind the Scenes of Launch Operations Support

    One primary aspect of launches is safety. To help avoid possible injuries or dangerous situations, routines are set in place to protect the base and the community before every launch. The mastermind behind it all is Tech Sgt. Andrew McKenzie, non-commissioned officer in charge of Launch Operations

  • NROL-87 Launched From Vandenberg Wednesday

    Team Vandenberg launched the National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-87) from Space Launch Complex-4 here Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 12:27 p.m. Pacific Time.Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority.“The Western Range has a storied history of success alongside


    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-87) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-4 Wednesday, Feb. 2, with a launch window targeting 12:18 p.m. Pacific Time.