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  • NROL-85 launches from Vandenberg

    Team Vandenberg launched the National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) from Space Launch Complex-4 East here Sunday, April 17, at 6:13 a.m. Pacific Time. Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority.
  • 18 SPCS re-designates to 18th Space Defense Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Macias, member of the Vandenberg Space Force Base Honor Guard team and assigned to the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, covers the 18th Space Defense Squadron’s previous unit flag behind the unit’s new flag during a re-designation ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 13, 2022. The 18 SDS, previously
  • 18 SPCS, GSSAC strengthen interoperability through ‘Operator Exchange’ event

    The 18th Space Control Squadron collaborated with members from the German Space Situational Awareness Centre (GSSAC) during an ‘Operator Exchange’ event here April 4-8, 2022. This first-ever, week-long event brought together five GSSAC space operators with numerous 18 SPCS representatives to examine and improve procedures between the two groups who share the same mission set.
  • Australian Defence Space Command delegation visits CFSCC, CSpOC

    Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt (fourth from right) stands with Australian Defence Force air and space attaché Air Commodore John Haly (fifth from right), along with other members of Australia’s Defence Space Command and leaders from CFSCC and the Combined Space Operations Center, in front of the CFSCC headquarters building on Apr. 11, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Haly spent part of the day with CFSCC leadership and toured the CSpOC to become more familiar with the organizations’ space command and control mission. Haly’s visit offered a valuable opportunity to grow the U.S-Australia partnership in the space domain. Australia’s Defence Space Command officially launched on Mar. 22, 2022.
  • CFSCC conducts advanced SATCOM training event with allies, partners

    The Combined Force Space Component Command hosted its first “Rapid Tiger” advanced training event from Mar. 28-31, 2022. Rapid Tiger 22-1 focused on commercial Satellite Communication (SATCOM), where a small team of five from the CFSCC Operations Directorate worked with several different operations centers to complete four vignettes that tested CFSCC’s capabilities to support and maintain satellite communications to the warfighter across the globe despite disruptions to the system.
  • DOCA Briefings 2022

    Members of Vandenberg from CFSCC, 576 FLTS and Delta 1 gave their mission briefs to Defense Orientation Conference Association members from all across the nation March 29, 2022. DOCA is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing education in defense and national security affairs. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw)

    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.