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  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
  • Unarmed Minuteman III test launch to showcase readiness of U.S. nuclear force's safe, effective deterrent

    A scheduled, operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. Pacific Time from north Vandenberg. This test launch is a routine test scheduled years far in advance. Consistent with previous tests launches, this ICBM test launch will validate and verify the effectiveness and readiness and accuracy of the weapon system.
  • A look into California’s Future: SLD 30 Command Staff Attends the California Defense Leadership Summit

    California is home to over 30 military installations represented by every branch, so it goes to show the role the state plays in America’s defense. The 5th California Defense Leadership Summit, hosted in the state’s capitol of Sacramento by the Governors Military Council, became a hub for installation support organizations, installation and operational commanders, and decision and policy makers throughout the golden state to share challenges and solutions faced head-on.
  • Vandenberg’s Hidden Treasures

    In 2017, the Vandenberg Spouses’ Club created “Cinderella’s Closet”, a place where Airmen, Guardians, military spouses and family members can borrow formal wear and accessories for elegant evening occasions.
  • CFSCC says farewell to Burt, welcomes Schiess

    Members of the base Honor Guard team march past audience members and the official party for the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 22, 2022. U.S. Army Gen. James H. Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, was the presiding officer for the ceremony and transferred
  • Vandenberg Celebrates Space Systems Command's 1st Birthday

    U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, left, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, poses for a photo with U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings, right, Space Launch Delta 30 Senior Enlisted Leader, at the Breakers Dining Facility on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022. Space Systems Command is the Major Command for Space Launch
  • The Sun Sets on Vandenberg’s MWH Program

    In 1996, Vandenberg gained a new unit of four-legged defenders from Howard Airbase in Panama, due to the downsizing and eventual closure of the installation in 1999. Thus the military working horse program on Vandenberg was established. As a part of the conservation law enforcement section within the 30th Security Forces Squadron, horses and their riders were tasked to patrol over 99,000 acres, most of which is difficult to traverse on foot, making the horses a vital asset to the mission.
  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 12:49 a.m. PDT.
  • Unarmed Minuteman III test launch to showcase readiness of U.S. nuclear force's safe, effective deterrent

    A scheduled, operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. Pacific Time from north Vandenberg. This test is routine and was scheduled years in advance. Consistent with previous test launches, this ICBM test launch will validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system.
  • Peru, Colombia among USSOUTHCOM delegation during CFSCC integration

    Members from the Combined Force Space Component Command hosted a U.S. Southern Command delegation of Space Situational Awareness experts from U.S. Space Command, Peru and Colombia at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., July 21, 2022. The visit fostered information sharing, interoperability and integration. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt.
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