• CFSCC Spotlight: Space weather team supports DoD, international allies, and commercial partners 24/7

    A small team of space weather experts at the Combined Space Operations Center here makes a significant impact by providing space weather predictions for the DoD, international allies, and commercial partners. Assigned to the Combined Force Space Component Command’s (CFSCC) 614th Combat Training Squadron, the flight of seven enlisted personnel and one officer maintains a 24-hour watch for space weather, seven days a week.
  • Space Force, COVID, and Space Launch Delta 30 – Reflecting on Col Mastalir’s legacy at the Western Range

    The time has come to bid a fond farewell to Col. And Mrs. Anthony Mastalir as they complete their Space Launch Delta 30 tour. During a recent interview, Col. Mastalir spoke of his initial impression of the then Wing, now Delta.

    The Space Launch Delta 30 will welcome a new Commander in a Change of Command ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. at the base parade grounds.
  • 30 SFS Honorary Commander Bernie Federmann, Honored to Serve Those Who Serve

    Community leader and Pastor Bernie Federmann has served as the 30th Security Forces Squadron Honorary Commander for several years. With Federmann serving as a spiritual leader at Lompoc Foursquare Church, one might not see the immediate connection between spirituality and base security. However, the answer is in the people and the community.  Vandenberg Security Forces have one of the most unique missions in the entire Air Force: the daily defense of active space launch at the Air Force's third largest installation. The expanse of their mission particularly stood out to Bernie, but he will tell you that the most fulfilling aspect of his position as honorary commander is supporting the people.
  • Col. Mastalir hosts final Commander's Call and First as Space Launch Delta 30

    Col. Anthony Mastalir, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, and Chief MSgt. Jason DeLucy, Space Launch Delta 30 command chief, hosted Mastalir's last commander's call May 25 at the Pacific Coast Club to address the future of space and local priorities. Members from SLD 30 gathered to listen as Mastalir discussed information about the changes across the installation, leadership, and how this impacts all assigned members.
  • Air and space communications squadron Airman achieves powerlifting world records

    An Airman assigned to the Combined Force Space Component Command’s 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron (ACOMS) broke not one, but two world records during a recent powerlifting competition. Tech. Sgt. Chad Penson, 614th ACOMS cyber response lead, participated in the 2021 Kern U.S. Open from April 24-25, 2021, and not only set personal records in squats, bench press and deadlift, but also achieved world records in both squats and combined weights of all three lifts. This combined weight of 2,199 pounds was an impressive 11 times his body weight.
  • Vandenberg AFB gets new U.S. Space Force name

    Vandenberg Air Force Base was officially renamed Vandenberg Space Force Base during a U.S. Space Force redesignation ceremony held at the base parade grounds, May 14, 2021. Maj. Gen. Deanna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command commander and Space Operations Command deputy commander, was the presiding officer for the renaming ceremony, which also included the 30th Space Wing redesignation to Space Launch Delta 30, realigning the installation and its command under Space Operations Command and U.S. Space Force.
  • U.K. Air and Space Attaché visits CFSCC

    Royal Air Force Air Commodore Jez Attridge, U.K. Air and Space Attaché, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on May 12, 2021. During his two-day visit to the base, Attridge met with Combined Force Space Component Command leadership, was briefed on the CFSCC, CSpOC and 18th Space Control Squadron missions, and met with Vandenberg-based U.K. personnel.

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is renaming the base and redesignating the 30th Space Wing during a ceremony, Friday, May 14, 2 p.m. on the Parade Field.
  • CFSCC’s Combined Space Operations Center hosts first International Space Day celebration

    The Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) hosted its first International Space Day celebration today, welcoming base military members to the “High Bay” in their building for food and games to celebrate the many achievements in, and well as the many benefits and opportunities gained through, the exploration and use of space. The lunchtime event for CSpOC and Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) personnel included opening remarks from CSpOC/Space Delta 5 commander Col. Monique DeLauter, a rocket design and launch competition, and a “Black Hole” cornhole tournament, followed by a brief transfer-of-service ceremony for the CFSCC commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt. Not only did international partners attend the event, but teams representing Australia, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, as well as the United States, also participated in the rocket design and launch competition.