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  • Vandenberg Holds First Blood Drive since Start of Pandemic

    Members of the 2nd Space Launch Squadron, 30th Medical Group, and Space Delta 5 held the first blood drive since the start of the pandemic at the Base Exchange on Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, Aug. 10, 2021.
  • Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels’ 100th Birthday Bash

    Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, celebrates retired veteran Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels’ 100th birthday in Orcutt, California, July 16, 2021. Daniels spent 22 years in service and witnessed many of the first missile launches while stationed at Vandenberg.
  • Vandenberg AFB Hosts “Meet Surf Beach” Community Engagement Event

    Vandenberg leadership engaged with local elected officials, Lompoc Unified School District personnel and STARBASE representatives to discuss the nuances of beach jurisdiction, environmental recovery efforts, and conservational law enforcement as it related to the surrounding areas of Surf Beach. Attendees had the opportunity to share their concerns with base leadership, Vandenberg biologist, environmental education volunteers, and VAFB Security Forces.
  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Second place went to Staff Sgt. Jordan Varnier from the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, for his idea for an executable script for Microsoft PowerShell sends a ping - test packets of data - to DBIDS scanners to determine whether they are online or offline. The script allows a base security officer to determine if there are any offline scanners without traveling to each entry control point.
  • Innovation Rodeo finalist seeks to increase security officer efficiency

    Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier, crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, will have a chance to help develop a more innovative Air Force as he was selected to be one of eight finalists for the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Innovation Rodeo.
  • An Air Force education in human relations

    When I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1973, I had the standard prejudices common to the rural, southern Indiana small town in which I was raised. I was racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and white privileged without any conscious thought of the basis for these beliefs.
  • Falcon 9 launch and landing successful

    Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch and landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Mission from Space Launch Complex 4 Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Women empower future leaders through Women’s History Month panel

    As a way to celebrate Women’s History Month, Vandenberg Air Force Base held a Women’s Empowerment Panel on March 14, 2019, featuring installation member and local community leaders as guest speakers. Approximately 60 members from the community and base attended the panel, led by Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th Space Wing command chief.
  • 30th Space Wing Safety Office protects Vandenberg

    The 30th Space Wing accomplishes its mission of enabling space superiority in part by managing Department of Defense space and missile testing, providing commercial launch opportunities, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast.
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