Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base Friday, April 15, with a launch period opening at 5:59 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Officers from Around the Globe Visit Vandenberg, Tour SLC-6

    March 14, 2022, Vandenberg Space Force Base hosted the Air War College for a tour of Space Launch Complex 6, alongside other operations buildings on base.
  • Resiliency is found in All Ages

    Horns honked, flags flew and signs with words of encouragements waved as the 30th Security Forces Squadron organized a small parade for Grayson, the son of TSgt. Kayla Cates, 30th Security Forces Squadron National Reconnaissance Office Launch Program Security officer and SSgt. Tyler Cates, 30th Security Forces Squadron Unit Trainer, who recently returned home from beating cancer, on Jan. 29, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif.
  • Vandenberg Docent Program

    Vandenberg Space Force Base is seeking volunteer docents for the 2022 western snowy plover breeding season to assist in balancing wildlife protection and visitor recreation. Docents specifically help promote awareness among beach visitors to help keep beach recreation open during the nesting season and assist in protecting the federally-listed threatened western snowy plover from disturbance.

    Seasonal restrictions will be in place for Surf Beach and Ocean Park beginning Tuesday, March 1, as part of the annual program to protect the Western Snowy Plover and its nesting habitat.
  • SpaceX - Falcon 9

    SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, containing 50 Starlink satellites, launched into low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-4E, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 at 9:12 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. (U.S. Space Force photos by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Space ops center strengthened with first two inter-service transfers

    The Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) recently welcomed its first two inter-service transfer personnel, both of whom transitioned from the U.S. Army to the U.S. Space Force. Technical Sgt. Justin Young and Sgt. Christopher Cameron joined the CSpOC’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance division in early 2022 and will begin their familiarization training in the coming weeks. They will be a part of a team of more than 17,000 Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) personnel located across the nation who plan, task, direct, monitor, and assess the execution of combined and joint space operations for theater effects on behalf of the U.S. Space Command Commander, directly integrating with ongoing operations in other combatant commands.
  • 30th SFS Supports NROL-87 Launch

    TSgt. Andrew McKenzie, 30th Security Forces NCOIC of Launch Operations Support, explains what happens to prepare for a launch. The 30th Security Forces Squadron supports a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission NROL-87, launches from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-4, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at 12:27 p.m. Pacific Time. (U.S. Space Force video by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)
  • CFSCC Spotlight: 55th Combat Training Squadron ensures space operations center readiness

    The Combined Force Space Component Command’s Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) works 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to provide tailored space effects that support combatant commanders and accomplish national security objectives.  Even those executing this important mission on a daily basis need to sharpen their skills and strive for continuous improvement, and the 55th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), also based at Vandenberg SFB, is charged with doing just that.