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  • Developmental Pediatrics Team Visits Vandenberg

    The 30th Medical Group hosted a developmental pediatrics workshop at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 25, 2022.
  • Space Delta 5 holds first change of command ceremony

    Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) hosted a change of command ceremony where U.S. Space Force Col. Monique DeLauter relinquished command and U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco assumed command of the unit at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, was the presiding officer. Just like DeLauter, Verroco will be in a ‘dual-hat’ position, also acting as the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director. DEL 5 is the U.S. Space Force command and control organization within SpOC that is presented to U.S. Space Command and the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) to accomplish the CSpOC mission, which is providing tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders and accomplish national security objectives.
  • CMSSF Visits Vandenberg

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force, Roger A. Towberman, speaks during the 533rd Training Squadron enlisted graduation on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 20, 2022. CMSSF Towberman held an all-call, focus group, and was a distinguished guest for the 533rd’s graduation during his visit. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan
  • Vandenberg hosts immersion for YPO Santa Barbara Chapter

    U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Sheffield, Space Launch Delta 30 vice commander, speaks to members of the Santa Barbara Young Presidents Organization (YPO) during their base immersion at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 19, 2022. Sheffield gave an all-encompassing overview of SLD 30’s mission set, economic impact to the region,
  • Life Saved During Relay Kick-off

    Staff Sgt. Cristina Garza, 30th Comptroller Squadron financial analyst, went into action to help save a gentleman’s life during her office team relay kick-off at Vandenberg Space Force Base Calif., April 8, 2022.
  • Local leaders join team Vandenberg

    Space Launch Delta 30 hosted several key community members from Santa Barbara and surrounding counties and inducted them into the Honorary Commander Program at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Lompoc, California, May 11, 2022. The program is a U.S. Air Force Public Affairs initiative to promote public awareness of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force missions, policies and programs.
  • Vandenberg Space Force Base Celebrates First-Year Milestones

    A year after becoming part of the Department of Defense’s newest branch, Vandenberg Space Force Base’s community paused to celebrate May 11, 2022.
  • Starlink Mission Launches from Vandenberg

    A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket carrying a Starlink mission launches from Space Launch Complex-4E on May 13, 2022, at 3:07 p.m. PDT, Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. This launch marks the fourth Starlink deployment from Vandenberg, and the twenty-third Falcon-9 launch from SLC-4E.
  • Essential Training Saves a Life

    A series of unexpected events unfolded after a Vandenberg Hawks softball tournament as Staff Sgt. David Western, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Airman dormitory leader, finished a game with his teammates in Paso Robles, Calif., April 9, 2022.
  • The Mental and Physical Benefits of Ultramarathon Training

    There are many mental and physical benefits when it comes to running. For U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Gesl, Space Launch Delta 30 30th Staff Judge Advocate, training for an ultramarathon has given him the time to focus on his physical performance as well as his mental resiliency. “When I’m prepping for a race, I normally build up to run more than 70 miles a week, and sometimes more than 80,” said Gesl. “I end up doing a lot of problem solving while running.”