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  • Maintaining Spiritual Resiliency and the three Fs

    In a year where COVID-19 has tested spirits across the country, Vandenberg's Chapel team has been hard at work helping to maintain the spiritual resiliency of Team Vandenberg. For the base chaplains, a group that relies on social interaction, operating during a pandemic that requires social and physical distancing to maintain those regular lines of communication has been a challenge, according to SrA Sterling Crutcher, religious affairs airman for the 30th Space Wing Chapel.
  • Honorary Commanders gain access to the forefront of space innovation

    A positive relationship that has fostered through the program is with the community leader Bob Hatch, who has served as the 30th Space Wing Honorary Commander for several years.
  • 30th SCS pairs with ANG electronics experts to shore up comms systems in CFSCC’s new HQ building

    Electronics experts from several different Air National Guard units on assignment at Vandenberg AFB are working hand-in-hand with the 30th Space Communications Squadron and the 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron to ensure electronic communications connectivity in the new Combined Force Space Component Command headquarters building, which is estimated to be fully occupied and operational by the end of calendar year 2021.
  • Vandenberg AFB awarded $500,000 grant from U.S. Department of Energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Vandenberg Air Force Base a $500,000 grant to continue work towards increasing installation energy resiliency and efficiency. Representatives of the DOE met with base energy managers at the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron on Feb. 23, 2021, for a grant award kickoff meeting, to finalize the grant implementation process.
  • SpOC-West personnel support teams win command annual awards

    Following a year of many organizational transitions, the hard-working personnel support team assigned to Space Operations Command (SpOC)-West recently earned two 2020 SpOC awards and will now move on to compete at the Air Force level. On March 3, SpOC headquarters announced that Maj. Richard Hart, director of SpOC-West Manpower and Personnel, won the Force Support Field Grade Officer award, and the SpOC-West Commander Support Staff (CSS) won the A1 Special Recognition Team Award for staff-level support.
  • Top Space Force leaders visit Vandenberg AFB

    Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman spoke with Airmen and Guardians during a visit March 11, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • CFSCC Spotlight: Australian Exchange Officer Exemplifies Excellence in Space Career

    When Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Jaimee Maika found out she was selected to attend the U.S. Air Force’s elite School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., later this summer, one of the first things she did was consult with her three daughters, ages nine, seven and four.
  • Vandenberg AFB Hosts “Meet Surf Beach” Community Engagement Event

    Vandenberg leadership engaged with local elected officials, Lompoc Unified School District personnel and STARBASE representatives to discuss the nuances of beach jurisdiction, environmental recovery efforts, and conservational law enforcement as it related to the surrounding areas of Surf Beach. Attendees had the opportunity to share their concerns with base leadership, Vandenberg biologist, environmental education volunteers, and VAFB Security Forces.
  • 30th MDG focuses on POD efficiency

    With a Point of Distribution system for COVID-19 vaccines going operational January 2021 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the 30th Medical Group has since been working continuously to improve their POD efficiency and ease of use.
  • SEASONAL BEACH RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MARCH 1

    Seasonal restrictions will be in place for Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches beginning Monday, March 1, as part of the annual program to protect the Western Snowy Plover and its nesting habitat.
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