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  • Vandenberg implements National Security Personnel System

    The Department of Defense has begun to implement the National Security Personnel System, a new pay plan, starting with certain individuals with supervisory positions on base. "I'm very optimistic about this system," Mark Farias, Vandenberg Fire Chief, said. "Our nature is to walk from known to unknown cautiously and the fact that it has affected
  • 30th CPTS manages millions during FY 2006

    The 30th Comptroller Squadron worked diligently to ensure that all Vandenberg funds were accounted and obligated for before the clock struck midnight Sept. 30. Fiscal Year 2006 came to a close, but it wasn't an easy task for the 30th CPTS, also nicknamed the "Money Hawks." The squadron had been preparing for close-out since mid-July to ensure all
  • VAFB to go paperless

    The last published issue of the Space & Missile Times will be Oct 27. Termination of the internal information product is the wave of the Air Force future as we have fewer assets available to produce them.The 30th Space Wing Public Affairs office's current manning stands at 22%, and there are similar manning situations at other Air Force offices
  • VAFB Hot Shots crew helps battle blaze

    After spending almost a month trying to contain the fifth largest California wild-fire in history, The Vandenberg Hot Shots crew returned home to Vandenberg on Sept. 30th.  At the month long fire's peak, about 4,800 firefighters from 39 states were on the lines, according to officials. The blaze started Sept. 4 -- Labor Day - burned 162,700-acres
  • Vandenberg celebrates 48th birthday

    Wednesday marked the 48th anniversary of this base actually being known as Vandenberg AFB. Vandenberg was originally an Army post named Camp Cooke, in honor of Army Major General Philip St. George Cooke, and was activated in 1941 as an armored and infantry division training installation. Although the construction of Camp Cooke continued well into
  • VAFB awards Airman bronze star

    Staff Sgt. Chad Louis, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, was presented a bronze star for his achievements while stationed at Baghram Air Base, Afghanistan from September 1, 2005 through January 15, 2006. Sergeant Louis was part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team that consisted of interpreters, Army, Navy, Air Force, United States Department of
  • PT uniform deadline takes affect Sunday

    All Air Force members will be required to own the new Air Force Physical Training Uniform and wear it during organized physical training beginning Sunday. "With the deadline suddenly approaching, Vandenberg Military Clothing Sales has received a surge of Airmen requesting the new uniform, which has been in stock here for about two years," said
  • Training squadron adds new scope to training

    The 392nd Training Squadron recently acquired a new piece of equipment for use in training that will give the students the ability to make real-time observations of the sun during daylight hours. The Training Device Design and Engineering Center, which is within the 30th Operations Support Squadron, built the solar tracking telescope, or "Sun Gun,"
  • Crestview Elementary kids to stay put

    Children will remain in classes while school receives Measure M upgrades.Members of the Vandenberg community piled into the all-purpose room at Crestview Elementary School to discuss matters concerning the children Sept. 21. The matter at hand was the proposed solution to upcoming construction on the campus. Dr. Frank Lynch, the superintendent of
  • Vandenberg beaches reopen two weeks early

    The beaches of Vandenberg reopened to beachgoers Wednesday; nearly two weeks before the official end of the snowy plover breeding season. The Vandenberg Natural Resources Office, along with the Fish and Wildlife Service, came to the conclusion that all of this season's plover chicks had completely fledged by Sunday, effectively ending the plover