• Behind the Scenes of Launch Operations Support

    One primary aspect of launches is safety. To help avoid possible injuries or dangerous situations, routines are set in place to protect the base and the community before every launch. The mastermind behind it all is Tech Sgt. Andrew McKenzie, non-commissioned officer in charge of Launch Operations Support.
  • NROL-87 Launched From Vandenberg Wednesday

    Team Vandenberg launched the National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-87) from Space Launch Complex-4 here Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 12:27 p.m. Pacific Time. Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority. “The Western Range has a storied history of success alongside the National Reconnaissance Office.  I’m proud of the team’s dedication and focus in conducting safe launch and range operations to ensure this vital national security program succeeded,” said Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander. “We are proud to achieve another first together with the NRO and SpaceX, and demonstrate once again how our strong and lasting partnerships lead to mission success.”

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-87) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-4 Wednesday, Feb. 2, with a launch window targeting 12:18 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • The chief gets his flowers: Fire Chief Mark Farias to retire after 40 years of service

    After 40 years of continuous service to the United States, Vandenberg Space Force Base fire chief Mark Farias, has finally decided to hang up his boots and call it a career.
  • Giving, Goals, Gratitude

    The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign, a fundraising event that provides federal employees the opportunity to make donations to charities and people in need, has come to an end on Jan. 15, 2022.
  • Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond and Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman - “Thank you” tour

    Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond and Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman, greet members of 2nd Range Operations Squadron at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Dec. 21, 2021. Raymond and Towberman visited VSFB as part of their “Thank you” tour this week. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Airman recounts rescue of children

    I was about 20 minutes into my surfing session when I looked around and I heard two girls yelling for help. I looked about 100 yards away and all I could see was two young girls coming in and out of the water gasping for air and stuck in a riptide. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Airman Renders Aid to Child at the Visitor Center

    Senior Airman William Boyce, 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, aided a child who was showing signs of a stroke while visiting the Vandenberg visitors center on Nov. 3, 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • Hopes for Good Change to Come

    The mission of the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. is to provide a diverse amount of programs and services for families throughout their military careers as well as transition them to civilian life.
  • CFSCC Spotlight: CSpOC Specialist represents Guardian Ideal

    When Specialist 4 Quineaja Davis enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2018, she did not foresee that she’d join the U.S. Space Force just two years later. However, in many ways, it seems like being a future leader in the Space Force was always in the cards. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)