• Vandenberg leads the way in base security

    Vandenberg is paving the way for Air Force installation security by implementing a new method of checking identification cards at base access points Monday.The base will be the first in the Air Force to put into use this new system of identification verification in the continental United States. The new security scanner is much more than just a way
  • Breakers hosts deployed spouses Halloween party

    Breaker's dining facility understands the importance of family time and support for the families of Vandenberg's deployed Airmen. Every Thursday, Breaker's hosts dinner for the spouses and family members of Vandenberg's deployed Airmen. "The deployed spouses' dinners give spouses of deployed Airmen here a break, a chance to eat for minimal cost and
  • Vandenberg water under annual maintenance

    From now until Nov.20, the base will undergo its annual water supply maintenance transition from state water to the base San Antonio Aquifer wells. "This is an annual preventative maintenance just to make sure that nothing catastrophic happens," said Capt. Laura Abt, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron. During the 2-week switch-over to base well water,
  • Vandenberg senior makes chief

    Congratulations to Senior Master Sgt. John E. Kovach Jr.,  576th Flight Test Squadron, on his selection for promotion to chief master sergeant.
  • Vandenberg launches second Delta IV rocket

    Vandenberg successfully launched a Delta IV evolved expendable launch vehicle at 5:53 a.m. today from Space Launch Complex-6 carrying a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite. The two-stage Delta IV medium booster hauled the 2,700-pound DMSP-17 spacecraft into a polar orbit around Earth. The approximately $445 million rocket was able to
  • Vandenberg celebrates retired members

    "One of my favorite memories from when I was in the military was my first trip into San Francisco," said retired Master Chief Petty Officer Lauren Walter. "I was on the foretop, by the mast, as we were going under the Golden Gate Bridge. I was so close to it I could almost touch it," he said. Retired Member Appreciation Day kicked off today at the
  • ID theft defense necessary in todays world

    In the course of one day many people write checks at the grocery store, charge tickets to ball games, rent cars and call home on cell phones. Chances are they don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may be looking over their shoulder. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. An identity thief
  • Launch Support Squadron celebrates first anniversary

    Vandenberg's 30th Launch Support Squadron celebrates its first anniversary as a squadron Oct. 31. After taking charge of the still-new unit this summer, the commander gives an inside look at the workings of this unique unit.Although a relatively new squadron, the 30th LCSS is steeped in launch heritage and experience born from the former 2nd Space
  • Space & Missile Times ceases production after nearly 50 years

    After nearly 50 years and four name changes, the Vandenberg Air Force Base newspaper has hit the presses for the last time. As of Oct. 27, news from the Space & Missile Times is strictly online.Publication of Strategic Air Command's SAC Missileer began in July 1958 and was well underway when it announced the base's name change to Vandenberg Air
  • Airmen celebrate past, present, future at Vandenberg's Dining Out

    More than 350 people celebrated a "Journey of Excellence: Past, Present and Future" at the 30th Space Wing's dining out Oct. 20 at the Pacific Coast Club. Decorations from Vandenberg's early days as Camp Cooke and models of today's satellites and missile systems created a life-sized timeline for guests as they walked the long hallway and entered