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Space & Missile Times to retire ... again

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Air Force Base will be retiring the Space & Missile Times once again whille choosing instead to post all news content online Feb. 12.  (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Air Force Base will be retiring the Space & Missile Times once again whille choosing instead to post all news content online Feb. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg Air Force Base will be retiring the Space & Missile Times once again while choosing instead to post all news content online Feb. 12. 

The base paper has gone through many changes over the years, including changes to its appearance and four name changes. Publication of Strategic Air Command's SAC Missileer began in July 1958, and was well underway when it announced the base's name change to Vandenberg AFB, October 4, 1958. From the base's first launch on Dec. 16, 1958, to the 1,867th launch Sept. 1, 2006, the base newspaper had chronicled the lives and events of Vandenberg until its first retirement at that time. 

The paper was brought back into production after more than a year in retirement February 28, 2008. The paper ran for nearly another year until Col. David Buck, 30th Space Wing commander, approved its final retirment.