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  • Changes will ultimately benefit Airmen, says Air Force Chief

    An Air Force-wide plan to reduce the number of Airmen while saving money for equipment upgrades will be difficult but, ultimately, beneficial, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley. Stopping by Peterson June 6 for an enlisted call, Chief McKinley spoke with Airmen about the Air

  • Delta-II launch success, Italian space community rejoices

    History was made for the Italian space community with Vandenberg's successful launch of a Delta II rocket June 7. The rocket took off at 7:34 p.m. from Space Launch Complex-2 carrying the Thales Alenia-Space COSMO-SkyMed Satellite. This was the first of a constellation of four Italian

  • VAFB fire department raises thousands for burn survivors

    Vandenberg's Fire Department raised thousands of dollars and presented a check to Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors during a ceremony at the parade grounds June 7. The $28,000, raised at Avila Beach Golf Resort April 16, will fund local burn centers and foundations, and benefit burn survivors

  • CMSAF vision for training, college comes case by case

    For those in upgrade training who want to attend college, the option to pursue both at the same time is encouraged by Air Force leadership, but still remains a privilege for responsible Airmen, not a right. Historically, Air Force supervisors have required Airmen to finish their job specialty

  • Athlete, motivator comes to inspire Vandenberg

    The air was cool and still as a sea of gray shirts and Air Force blue pants aligned in formation at the parade grounds for the 30th Space Wing's June Fit-to-Fight run here June 7. A clear voice with a hint of Long Island accent boomed from speakers on the wooden platforms to the swarm of 30th Space

  • Town hall meeting discusses important base topics

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is set to hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on June 14 in the Pacific Coast Club. Among the subjects to be discussed will be the housing privatization plan that will turn base housing over to a developer who will upgrade the houses and then rent them back to Airmen. Also

  • 14th Air Force announces 1st quarter award winners

    It's is my pleasure to announce our 14th Air Force Quarterly Award winners for the First Quarter, 2007.Noncommissioned Offer of the Quarter - Tech. Sgt. Brian Rollefson, 30th Logistics Readiness SquadronCivilian Category II - Devin Misiewicz, 30th Civil Engineer SquadronPlease join me in

  • 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