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  • Flight sets sight on VAFB environment

    One base organization is the liaison between Vandenberg and nature. The Environmental Flight, part of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the base environment's guardian, sentry, warden and engineer and has at least some role in nearly every mission and acquisition at Vandenberg.The recycled wood-chip furniture and a bag on the counter of organic
  • Deer make Airman pay special attention while driving

    Vandenberg's 43 miles of coast is host to a number of different species of wildlife, including deer. With the multitude of deer running through Vandenberg, it is no wonder motorists often get an unwanted, up clise and personal view of the animal. This year 41 deer strikes have been recorded on base by the 30th Security Forces Squadron, that number
  • Child care provider goes above, beyond

    One woman's dedication to her work has created a high demand for Windy Pitts' service of providing day care for Vandenberg."If you went into her home and saw it, you would think you walked into a children's playground in her loft room," said Marcia Garcia, 30th Services Division marketing assistant.Recently named by Vandenberg AFB Family Child Care
  • Vandenberg launches aren't as simple as they look

    As the Missile Defense Agency's Chimera modified Minuteman II rocket blew past the horizon, Aug. 23, Airmen from the 30th Space Wing released control of the rocket to the MDA.The Western Range operations crew led by the 2nd Range Operations Squadron and made up of members from different squadrons throughout the 30th Operations Group, is responsible
  • Living link to AF past guides next gen

    The Air Force has seen sweeping changes in its 59 year history. While most Airmen have all been through some significant change or another, one man living in Lompoc has had the rare opportunity to see every one of those 59 years. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Mathis enlisted as an electronics technician in October, 1946 when what is now the Air
  • Dependent wins trip to D.C. due to essay

    In 500 words describe the challenges faced when having a parent deploy.That was the prompt that Blessing Mullis was given to enter the Silver Lining Essay Contest, which she along with 26 other military dependents across the world won.The daughter of Master Sgt. Tom Mullis and wife Connie found out about the essay contest two days before the
  • Vandenberg’s Intelligence Flight keeping base informed

    Knowledge is power.This statement may be truer today than ever. The 30th Operation Support Squadron Intelligence Flight spends their working hours gathering information. Information that is vital to the global war on terrorism.An intelligence analyst's job is to gather as much information about a topic as possible, whether the topic is force
  • Vandenberg shop awarded a patent for welding cart

    A new welding cart patented by Vandenberg's Training Device Design and Engineering Center is designed to increase the safety and well being of Airmen.The Gas Guardian welding cart is designed to make welding safer and easier said Dell Barritt the TDDEC director and co-designer of the cart.The cart incorporates many common safety features of a
  • Animal safety: Vandenberg community remains cautious around wildlife

    It was simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.During an event for the 2004 Guardian Challenge here, a 30th Security Forces Squadron Airman found an unfortunate surprise in a bush."He decided to crawl into a bush and secure his position," Said Daniel Hernandez, a Vandenberg conservation officer said. "A rattlesnake had also
  • 30th Space Wing Chapel services: a heavenly return from deployment

    "It's something that you can't figure out, you can't put your finger on what's missing when you don't have it but its unmistakable when you do have it," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Grubbs. A sense of post-deployment serenity may be intangible, but it's certainly not unobtainable. That is exactly what Chaplain Grubbs and the rest of the 30th