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Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, cheer after closing the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, cheer after closing the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The time capsule preserved items that represent this moment in history and will be revealed in 2039 to show future Air and Space professionals about the daily life Vandenberg Air Force Base members and their hopes for the future. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, close the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, close the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The time capsule preserved items that represent this moment in history and will be revealed in 2039 to show future Air and Space professionals about the daily life Vandenberg Air Force Base members and their hopes for the future. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, places the final item into the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, places the final item into the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The time capsule, made in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force, preserved items that represent this moment in history and will be revealed in 2039 to show future Air and Space professionals about the daily life Vandenberg Air Force Base members and their hopes for the future. Each unit across the installation donated one current military artifact, which represented the importance of the current mission of 2020. Some of the items that were placed in the capsule were unit coins, patches, drawings from military children that depict the daily life of 2020 surrounding Zoom meetings and wearing masks. Col. Mastalir also wrote a letter to the future base commander. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason DeLucy, 30th SW command chief, close the 30th Space Wing 2020 time capsule in celebration of the one year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force Dec. 17, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The time capsule preserved items that represent this moment in history and will be revealed in 2039 to show future Air and Space professionals about the daily life Vandenberg Air Force Base members and their hopes for the future.

Each unit across the installation donated one current military artifact, which represented the importance of the current mission of 2020. Some of the items that were placed in the capsule were unit coins, patches, drawings from military children that depict the daily life of 2020 surrounding Zoom meetings and wearing masks. Col. Mastalir also wrote a letter to the future base commander.