• Air Force Space Command recognizes Vandenberg's finest

    Air Force Space Command recently recognized its outstanding performers in the areas of financial management, civil engineering and security forces.The following Vandenberg personnel were recognized for their professionalism, dedication to service and knowledge in their respective career fields: 2006 AFSPC Security Forces Awards Master Sgt. Keith
  • Vandenberg community honors America Recycles Day with beach clean-up

    About a dozen military and community members volunteered anywhere from 1 to 3 hours of their day to pick up trash along the shore. "We get a lot of things that drift in from the ocean also, along the lines of tires, car seats and PVC pipe," Craig Nathe, Conservation Chief and beach clean up program coordinator, said. "In terms of natural resources,
  • Navajo Code Talkers: the code that was never broken

    Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu, Iwo Jima: the Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all Marine divisions, transmitting messages by telephone and radio in their native language--a code that the Japanese never broke. Why Navajo? The idea to use Navajo for secure
  • Airmen kick butt during Great American Smoke Out

    The Vandenberg Health and Wellness Center is helping smokers kick their habit by sponsoring this years' Great American Smoke Out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fitness Center. The Great American Smoke Out is a one-day event which encourages Americans to quit using all tobacco products for just one day. "That's all we're asking," said Emily
  • 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