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  • Vandenberg successfully supports MDA interceptor launch

    Vandenberg's sky was lit up for a brief minute when the Missile Defense Agency's OBV FTG-03a interceptor was launched from Launch Facility-23 at 1:16 p.m. on Sept. 28.The launch, which has been declared successful by MDA officials, is a rebirth from the May 24 launch of a ground-based interceptor

  • New civilian gate guard contract in works for Vandenberg

    On Dec.1, Vandenberg personnel will no longer see the blue uniform of the U.S. Protect guards protecting Vandenberg gates. They will be replaced by Chenega Integrated Systems' choice uniforms, bearing the Chenega logo. "The guards will have new uniforms but, other than that, there will be no change

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Vandenberg

    The 2007 Combined Federal Campagain began here Sept.16 and will run until Oct. 27. The CFC was established in 1961 and is the largest workplace charity campaign in the country. This annual fall fund-raising drive allows nearly 4 million federal employees and military personnel to contribute to

  • Member of Team-V wins national Washington Post contest

    To commemorate the Air Force's 60 year heritage, the Washington Post printed a page on Air Force history. At the top of that page, a graphic designed by Janet Kays, a 30th Space Wing graphic illustrator. Ms. Kays won the honor through a contest sponsored by the Washington Post, she said. "I

  • Base beaches reopen for fall, winter; plover chicks grown

    Vandenberg opened Surf and Wall Beaches on Sept. 15. The closed section of Minuteman Beach will open on Sept. 22. Restrictions were lifted early this year since all western snowy plover chicks have fledged, according to the lead snowy plover monitor at Vandenberg.Yearly beach restrictions are

  • Local civic rights leader gone, but not forgotten

    Over 100 friends, family and Vandenberg personnel gathered at Chapel 1 here at 11 a.m. on Saturday for a memorial celebration in honor of the life of retired Lt. Col. Smiley Wilkins. Colonel Wilkins, 79, was surrounded by family and friends at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria when he succumbed

  • Team V launches heritage Delta II rocket, image satellite

    The launch of a Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the DigitalGlobe WorldView-1 satellite at 11:35 a.m. on Sept. 18 from Space Launch Complex-2 on north Vandenberg confirmed a milestone success for Team Vandenberg.The members of the 30th Space Wing were supporting the launch by Boeing Launch Services