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  • Command chief moves on, leaves leadership legacy

    Twenty-seven years have passed since Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Gordon made a promise to serve his country in the Air Force. He entered the delayed entry program May 1, 1980, and his career comes full circle in a ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club ballroom at 2 p.m. today when the 30th Space Wing command chief retired.Chief Gordon saw a
  • Tops in Blue 60 years show to be held at Cabrillo Sat.

    A free performance by the Air Force's worldwide expeditionary entertainment group Tops in Blue is scheduled to take place at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. June 2. This year's show, "The Fly By", will feature performances by singers, dancers and technicians to commemorate the Air Force's 60 years of
  • Vandenberg Airman weds bride via video teleconference

    Being deployed thousands of miles away could not stop one Vandenberg Airman from marrying his Santa Maria sweetheart May 26. Senior Airman Carlos Moreno, 30th Security Forces Squadron, wed Carolina Garcia via teleconference from his deployed location in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Airman Moreno read about another military couple married by
  • Vandenberg Airman storms Air Force chess tourney

    Call it a comeback. Call it comeuppance. Call it checkmate. Call it what you will, but Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Ola defeated Lt. Col. Douglass Taffinder and called it victory at the 2007 Air Force chess tournament held May 11 at Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz. Sergeant Ola, a missile warning duty officer assigned to the 614th Space Operations Squadron, is now
  • Drought leaves Vandenberg at risk for severe fire season

    "We burnt an area about 10-feet long by 4-feet wide, and the flames consumed the entire area in less than a minute," said Tim Sandstrom, Vandenberg Fire Department special operations chief. "A grass fire with this much intensity is very uncharacteristic for this time of year. Usually the grass doesn't burn like that until at least August."
  • Investigation in housing to minimally impact residents

    An investigation into a possible World War II-era grenade training court within West Housing is set to be conducted June 11 to 29 in order to meet requirements prior to housing privatization. One of the housing privatization requirements is for the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board to issue a certificate of clearance to the contractor,
  • Summer safety campaign begins, shows positive trend

    Every summer, off-duty activites and recreation result in the death of more Airmen than roadside bombs, more than enemy fire, more than anything to do with the job.To counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps and fatalities that occur during the summer months, the Air Force has run the 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign since the
  • DOD stands up joint space office

    The Department of Defense stood up the joint service Operationally Responsive Space Office in a ceremony May 21 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The ORS Office will be responsible for integrating joint ORS capabilities and for applying ORS resources to the development, acquisition and demonstration of capabilities to meet specific responsive space