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  • VANDENBERG AFB RENAMES THE BASE ALIGNING UNDER U.S. SPACE FORCE

    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.
  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, between 12:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. from north Vandenberg.
  • CFSCC spotlight: Air National Guard unit provides essential secure satellite communications

    Perched on a scrub-oak-covered hilltop on the central coast of California is a small Air National Guard squadron that makes a big contribution to the Combined Force Space Component Command’s (CFSCC) mission to provide space capabilities to the joint warfighter and allied partners. For nearly 21 years, the 148th Space Operations Squadron (SOPS) has been a caretaker of the Air Force’s protected Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) system, providing 24-hour monitoring and support of the satellites, seven days a week.
  • SEASONAL BEACH RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MARCH 1

    Seasonal restrictions will be in place for Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches beginning Monday, March 1, as part of the annual program to protect the Western Snowy Plover and its nesting habitat.
  • VAFB DOCENT PROGRAM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is seeking volunteer docents for the 2021 Western Snowy Plover breeding season to assist in balancing wildlife protection and visitor recreation.
  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

    An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, between 11:47 p.m. to Wednesday, Feb. 24 5:47 a.m. from north Vandenberg.
  • VAFB’s first USSF Specialist 4 promotee

    Specialist 3 Quinaeja Davis, Delta 5 space systems operator, prepares for her promotion to Specialist 4 prior to her promotion ceremony Feb. 5, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Vandenberg AFB begins 2nd round of COVID-19 vaccinations

    The 30th Medical Group began administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Vandenberg personnel on Jan. 28, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. With the first vaccinations of Operation Fight Back taking place on Jan. 6, the recommended 21-day threshold between vaccine doses has been reached for the initial recipients on base. For those preparing for their second vaccination, the 30th Medical Group has some advice on what to expect following the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • STARBASE: STEMazing and hands-on

    STARBASE Vandenberg originally planned to open their doors in the summer of 2020 to a number of children across the Lompoc Unified School District, but they had to adjust due to the global pandemic. To allow students the opportunity to participate in these STEM related courses during COVID-19 restrictions, the STARBASE Vandenberg team has made some adjustments.
  • 346th TADC Soldiers jump into 2021

    Soldiers assigned to the 346th Theater Aerial Delivery Company, an Army Airborne unit, and Marines assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Marine Forces Reserve, jump out of a Hercules C-130 during tactical, low-level, static line parachute insertion operation training Jan. 9, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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