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    Team Vandenberg and SpaceX are scheduled to launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade.
  • SpOC commander visits USSF students at Vandenberg AFB

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, met with U.S. Space Force students from the 533rd Training Squadron on Nov. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Whiting briefed the students on current developments in the Space Force organization, before breaking into a Q&A session covering a range of topics including USSF plans for building a culture, career opportunities, recruitment, and the future of space as a warfighting domain.
  • 30th SW welcomes one of their own as new Command Chief

    On Nov. 16, 2020, Vandenberg Air Force Base welcomed one of their own, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Delucy, as the new 30th Space Wing Command Chief.
  • CFSCC welcomes new commander, high expectations set for combined space operations

    Just over a year after its activation, the Combined Force Space Component Command welcomed its newest commander in front of a mask-donned gathering of CFSCC staff, community members, partner-nation representatives, and others, during change of command ceremony today at the Combined Space Operations Center. Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt assumed command of the multinational, joint space operations arm of U.S. Space Command from Maj. Gen. John Shaw, who is set to receive his third star and move to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to be the deputy commander for U.S. Space Command.
  • Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Ceremony at Pine Grove Cemetery

    Maj. Gen. John Shaw, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command, gives a key note address to a crowd of about 50 people during a Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov 11, 2020, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Orcutt, Calif. The annual event was hosted by American Legion Post 534.
  • Veterans Day; a celebration of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason Delucy, 30th Space Wing command chief, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2020, in Santa Maria, Calif. Originally recognized as Armistice Day, this day marked the end of World War I and was formally celebrated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Today, we celebrate this day as Veterans Day to honor past and present members who have served in the military, with the original tie of November 11th. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
  • 2nd Space Launch Squadron provides software innovation with Perimeter 9

    The Air Force continuously looks to innovate and prepare for the future. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, a piece of mission software called Perimeter 9 looks to be part of that future. Perimeter 9 was developed by the 2nd Space Launch Squadron (2 SLS) team during the initial COVID-19 emergency response efforts at Vandenberg AFB.
  • Vandenberg AFB takes action for National Public Lands Day

    Throughout September and October, members from across Vandenberg Air Force Base and the local community came together to participate in events in support of National Public Lands Day.
  • Japan’s Consul General of Los Angeles visits Vandenberg

    Maj. Gen. John Shaw, Combined Force Space Component (CFSCC) commander met with the Honorable Akira Muto, the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles, and Japan Air Self Defense Force Lt. Col. Takuro Kubota, Multinational Space Collaboration Cell, U.S. Space Command Plans and Policy Directorate, on Nov. 2, 2020 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the visit, Shaw and Muto discussed the importance of partnership in the space domain and the addition of a liaison officer from the Japan Air Self Defense Force to the CFSCC staff. Combined Force Space Component Command regularly works with international partners to deter aggression and conflict, as well as to defend U.S. and allied freedom of action in, from, and through the space domain.
  • CFSCC commander visits Cal Poly CubeSat Lab, lauds first space research and development agreement

    The Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. John Shaw paid a visit to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Monday, to meet with faculty and students involved in space operations research programs. This was Shaw’s first visit to the campus since the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)—the first of its kind between Vandenberg and any other academic institution—was signed with Cal Poly in Nov. 2019.