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  • Space Delta 5 team wins $7,500 prize towards unit innovation in inaugural SPACECOM competition

    A team from Space Delta 5 recently won a substantial cash prize after competing in the inaugural “Develop, Innovate, Visualize, Execute” competition, which is a product of the “Designing Space” innovation event sponsored by Air University in collaboration with U.S. Space Command.
  • Initial COVID-19 vaccinations underway at Vandenberg AFB

    The 30th Medical Group administered its first round COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Department of Defense distributed the vaccine to Vandenberg AFB and other select locations as part of Operation Warp Speed, the nation’s initiative to safely and efficiently vaccinate the American public. “It’s a very exciting and historic day that we were able to get the COVID-19 vaccine here,” said Col. Jessica Spitler, 30th Medical Group commander. With vaccinations in hand, the 30th MDG began their part by installing a five-station point of distribution center at the medical facility to begin the local campaign dubbed Operation Fight Back.
  • No donation is too small; VAFB supports CFC

    Each year, federal employees and retirees donate to different charities and causes around the world by giving to the Combined Federal Campaign. According to the official website, the CFC has raised more than $8.4 billion since its creation in 1961 and is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign.
  • Major General Burt visits the Armed Forces Bowl

    Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command commander, met with a group of future Airmen and also administered the oath of enlistment to a group of future Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Dec. 31, 2020, during a visit to the Armed Forces Bowl, held at Texas Christian University.
  • 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.