• Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey Visit

    Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey (right), UK Space Command commander, presents U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. Michaela Schannep (left), Director of Operations for the 55th Combat Training Squadron, with a UK Space Operations Badge in recognition of Schannep’s status as a UK-qualified space instructor. (U.S. Space Force photo by Capt. Jefferson Mitchell)
  • Vandenberg’s 30th Medical Group Wins Best Ambulatory Clinic Patient Safety Program of the Year Award

    During the year of 2021, Vandenberg Space Force Base’s medical clinic went above and beyond in ensuring the best quality care for the members of our community, and they have the awards to show it. The 30th Medical Group and its members have been awarded a combined total of 17 awards this year due to their outstanding performance in medical care and patient safety. Although all of the awards are exceptional and show the dedication and care of the medical group’s workers, there is one award that stands out above the rest: the Best Ambulatory Clinic Patient Safety Program.
  • The Pit: Securing Vandenberg during the Holidays

    The top priority of the Space Launch Delta 30th Security Forces Squadron working the Lompoc gate search pit is to provide security to Vandenberg Space Force Base year-round. The Lompoc gate becomes a highly trafficked area for commercial visitors delivering packages and goods on base during the holidays. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • CSEL Conference

    Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, Command Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Space Command, poses for a group photo with senior non-commissioned officers attending the Senior Enlisted Leader conference on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Dec. 1, 2021. The conference is a three-day event meant to master strategic initiatives for Senior
  • Securing Vandenberg during the Holidays

    The top priority of the Space Launch Delta 30th Security Forces Squadron is to provide security to Vandenberg Space Force Base year-round, but especially during the holidays. The 30th SFS uses the visitors center, gate security, patrolmen, military working dogs, the conservation unit, and the small unmanned aircraft system unit to maintain safety all around the base perimeter by checking identification cards, providing base surveillance and protection. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo)
  • 18th Space Control Squadron recognized for innovation

    The 18th Space Control Squadron, Combat Development Division, recently won the 2021 Colonel Bradford W. Parkinson Innovation Team Award at the Space Operations Command level. Following the Nov. 3 award announcement, the team will now compete for recognition at the U.S. Space Force level. The Col. Bradford W. Parkinson Innovation Award is a Department of the Air Force level award that recognizes an individual or team who demonstrates innovation to improve efficiency, operational readiness and replication of the innovation across the Space Force enterprise.
  • Team Vandenberg Launches the NASA DART Mission

    Members of the Vandenberg Fire Department and 30th Civil Engineer Squadron support a static fire test and rocket launch for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) space mission at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Nov. 19 and 23, 2021.
  • Team Vandenberg Launches the NASA DART Mission

    Team Vandenberg launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here today, Nov. 23, at 10:21 p.m. Pacific Time. Col. Rob Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, was the launch decision authority. “It takes the entire team for a safe and successful launch,” said Long. “I congratulate NASA on achieving the first step in this program’s journey on its planetary defense test mission. We are proud to be a part of this team.”
  • 377th Air Base Wing at Kirtland AFB welcomes 576th FLTS

    On Oct. 8, 2021, the 377th Air Base Wing at Kirtland AFB, N.M., assumed responsibility for the 576th Flight Test Squadron, a geographically separated unit operating at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
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