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  • Volunteer works to support Vandenberg's Jewish community

    Currently the Jewish community is participating in the Jewish Passover and nobody knows that more than Master Sgt. Teri Brady, the Jewish lay leader for Vandenberg. Sergeant Brady is not only a volunteer for the Jewish community she is also the NCO-in-charge of the 148th Space Operations Squadron command support staff at the Vandenberg Tracking
  • Vandenberg shirt keeps LRS working toward excellence

    Standing in front of an Air Force first sergeant, or shirt, might not be the highlight of an Airman's career, however, what some might not understand is that it's not always easy for the first sergeant. Nobody knows that better than Master Sgt. Angela Fernandez, the 30th Logistic Readiness Squadrons first sergeant. "My job is people," Sergeant
  • Military child leads by example

    With a grin extending ear-to-ear in delight and a slight skip to his step, one of Vandenberg's own maneuvers his way through the corridors of the Youth Center here. This is the scene of a typical day for Jared Coen, a student at Crestview Elementary School here, when he is greeted by his father, Master Sgt. Scott Coen, a 381st Training Group
  • Patriot Voices: Vandenberg's soul

    Aboard a British vessel, Francis Scott Key's attention was fixated on an American flag awakened by September's morning air in 1814. Inspired by the flag, still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of British bombardment, Mr. Key decided to write a poem about its resilience. More than 100 years later the poem became the National Anthem of the
  • Triathlon club welcomes new members

    Sometimes just an idea can trickle enough to cause a ripple effect amongst the like-hearted. Two years ago, Maj. Jonathan Mason, 30th Weather Squadron assistant director of operations, had such an idea. The Major arrived at Vandenberg before the base had kicked off its last organized triathlon in 2007. The Major was no novice in the triathlon
  • Airman goes 'above and beyond' for others

    Airmen strive to meet the core values of the Air Force. There are some Airmen however that naturally meet and go beyond the core values of integrity, excellence and service in their own lives. One such Airman, Senior Airman Talbert Knepshield, a vehicle operator from the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, exemplifies the meaning of going beyond the
  • Fit-to-fight servicemembers clean-up Surf Beach

    Six members from the Joint Functional Component Command for Space picked up trash along the shoreline of Surf Beach Feb. 5 followed by a physical training session held on the beach. The servicemembers who contributed in the cleanup were Maj. Joe Iungerman, Capt. Scott Drylie, Tech. Sgt. Darwin Korson, Navy Cmdr. Angela Brady, Navy Cmdr. Stephen
  • NCOA gives Airmen barbecue and a voice

    Anyone who has been around Vandenberg very long is familiar with the smell of Santa Maria style barbecue. What you might not be aware of is a lot of that barbecue on base is prepared by the Noncommissioned Officer Association.Not only does the NCOA spend many hours barbecuing, they do it to raise money for Vandenberg Airmen."We don't keep any of
  • Food pantry helps with basic necessities

    The Vandenberg community prides itself on helping out fellow servicemembers and their families. One of the ways the community contributes is through volunteering and donating food items to Vandenberg's Food Pantry. The food pantry is a place where active duty military personnel and their families can go during a financial crunch to get grocery
  • How to improve your game: Defense

    It's time to dust off your basketball shoes and get on the court: intramural basketball season is here. As with all intramural sports, intramural basketball is open to all skill levels. It's just a matter of getting out there and building esprit de corps with fellow servicemembers. However, if you'd like to improve your game, and maybe show-up your