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  • 30th CES Firefighters Don the JFIRE, Conduct Live Fire Training

    The J-FIRE, or joint firefighter integrated response ensemble, is a unique set of equipment that firefighters wear when responding to chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) emergencies. These firefighters have to be qualified and trained to use this gear, and at Vandenberg Space Force

  • NROL-85: Mission First, Safety Always!

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) launches from Space Launch Complex-4 East April 17,2022, at 6:13 a.m. PST, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Launch Safety Team ensures the safety of all launches on base. (U.S. Space Force video by Airman 1st

  • French Delegation visits CSpOC during CFSCC immersion

    U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, deputy director of the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), explains the layout of the CSpOC operations floor to members of a delegation of French officers Apr. 15, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The delegation spent a week with USSPACECOM,

  • NROL-85 launches from Vandenberg

    Team Vandenberg launched the National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) from Space Launch Complex-4 East here Sunday, April 17, at 6:13 a.m. Pacific Time. Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority.

  • 18 SPCS re-designates to 18th Space Defense Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Macias, member of the Vandenberg Space Force Base Honor Guard team and assigned to the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, covers the 18th Space Defense Squadron’s previous unit flag behind the unit’s new flag during a re-designation ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force

  • Australian Defence Space Command delegation visits CFSCC, CSpOC

    Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt (fourth from right) stands with Australian Defence Force air and space attaché Air Commodore John Haly (fifth from right), along with other members of Australia’s Defence Space Command and leaders from CFSCC and the Combined

  • CFSCC conducts advanced SATCOM training event with allies, partners

    The Combined Force Space Component Command hosted its first “Rapid Tiger” advanced training event from Mar. 28-31, 2022. Rapid Tiger 22-1 focused on commercial Satellite Communication (SATCOM), where a small team of five from the CFSCC Operations Directorate worked with several different operations

  • DOCA Briefings 2022

    Members of Vandenberg from CFSCC, 576 FLTS and Delta 1 gave their mission briefs to Defense Orientation Conference Association members from all across the nation March 29, 2022. DOCA is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing education in defense and national security affairs.