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  • Military Appreciation Barbecue

    The Lompoc Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee organized the annual Military Appreciation Barbecue to give back to the uniformed men and women of Vandenberg and thank them for their service.
  • Learning to be a Guardian while a “casual lieutenant”

    When you think of a “casual lieutenant” you probably don’t think of writing strategic messages that are distributed to thousands of people, drafting talking points for a general officer, or coordinating and narrating a two star “All Call” with 300 personnel attending. However, that is exactly what I have done, and more, in my first 2 months in the Space Force. In anticipation of my Officer Undergraduate Space Training date, I was lucky enough to be selected to work on the commander’s action group for Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, the Commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command, and it has been a priceless experience in my development as a Guardian.
  • Vandenberg's Fire Prevention Week 2021

    Space Launch 30 Fire Department demonstrated fire safety during Fire Prevention Week for its community members at Vandenberg Pace Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2021.
  • NATO delegation visits CFSCC

    Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, left, hosted members from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, who paid a visit to Vandenberg SFB on Oct. 11, 2021.
  • Lt. Gen. Guetlein visits Vandenberg

    U.S. Space Force’s first commander for Space System Command, Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein visited Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021. To start the visit with Space Launch Delta 30, Guetlein held a town hall at the Pacific Coast Club, where he discussed the expansion of the Space Force and its cyber security, past and future launches on Vandenberg, and vaccine protocols that have allowed service members, civilian workers and families to get vaccinated safely.
  • Vandenberg to say goodbye to WWII-era Chapel 2

    As Space Launch Delta 30 and Team Vandenberg build for the future, they sometime have to say goodbye to the past legacies that helped build the foundation of this WWII-era installation that began as Camp Cooke in 1941. Through the years, countless facilities on base have been turned over to help reduce maintenance costs and make way for new infrastructure, allowing Vandenberg Space Force Base to continue improving its range and spaceport capabilities for future launch and test missions. On October 11, 2021, one more facility will join the ranks of the fallen at Vandenberg SFB as Chapel 2, one of four WWII-era chapels that served G.I.s during the war, will be demolished as part of an ongoing program to remove outdated and underutilized structures from around the base.
  • Combined Federal Campaign Kicks Off at Vandenberg

    Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander and CMSgt. Jason DeLucy, Space Launch Delta 30 command chief, digitally sign the Combined Federal Campaign document to kick off this year’s charity event at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Vandenberg Airman Rescues Veteran from a House Fire

    Airman 1st Class Austin Jacobs has been an installation entry controller for Space Launch Delta 30 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. for the past two years. Jacobs’ training as a first responder came into place while visiting his family in the state of Indiana as Jacobs jumped into action to save his neighbor, George Metzger retired U.S. Army on Apr. 13, 2021.
  • VANDENBERG OPENS ALL BEACHES

    Vandenberg officially opened all sections of Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches Sept. 27. Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three beaches normally through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, however all Plover chicks have fledged effective Sept. 16, so per the Biological Opinion and with concurrence of the Space Launch Delta 30 Commander, all beaches will be fully opened and boundary fences and signs removed.
  • Patriotism Soaring Through the Air

    The 78th annual Santa Maria Elks Parade and Rodeo went off soaring in red, white and blue in Santa Maria, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. While celebrating the history and diversity Santa Maria Valley has to offer, people of all ages walked the route of the parade to showcase the many faces throughout the community.
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