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  • VANDENBERG OPENS ALL BEACHES

    Vandenberg officially opened all sections of Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches Sept. 23. Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three beaches normally through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, however all Plover chicks have fledged effective Sept. 16, so per the Biological Opinion and with concurrence of the Space Launch Delta 30 Commander, all beaches will be fully opened and boundary fences and signs removed.
  • CFSCC Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Headquarters and Space Operations Center Building

    The Combined Force Space Component Command hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of its new headquarters building on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 2, 2021.  Following a presentation of a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Wendy Motta, a representative for Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), CFSCC commander
  • History within the Mural

    The city of Lompoc is gaining a new mural located at the intersection of West Ocean Blvd. and North I Street to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Landsat. “I didn’t expect to get this,” said Thompson. "I had never done something like this before. I’ve done huge murals and huge projects, but something like this, this is my first time for something this big.”
  • 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.
  • VAFB honors WWII Vet on 105th birthday as honorary SF member

    1st Lt. Charles “Charlie” Dever, local Goleta resident and WWII veteran, turned the seasoned age of 105 on Sunday. It began with an email to Vandenberg AFB from Dever’s daughter, Kathy. When the 30th Space Wing leadership learned that local WWII veteran was turning 105 years old, they went “all-in” for the surprise. This Sunday, for his 105th birthday, Dever was expecting to celebrate with his immediate family and a few residents. What Dever got was a surprise celebration courtesy of a Team Vandenberg effort and community recognition for his time in the U.S. Army Air Corps and his legacy as a WWII B-24 navigator. Team Vandenberg worked with Kathy to coordinate a COVID-conscientious grand ceremony, complete with parade, color guard presentation, speeches from leadership, and the folding of and presentation of the American flag.
  • VAFB delivery supports FCI Lompoc interagency partnership

    The 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 30th Civil Engineering Squadron loaded cots and tents to support the Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc. The supplies were requested by the FCI Lompoc to enable their staff to increase inmate physical separation during COVID-19. The loan of equipment aimed to boost interagency partnerships.
  • 67th Annual Lompoc Flower Festival

    Members of Lompoc participate in the 2019 Lompoc Flower Festival Parade June 29, 2019, in Lompoc, Calif. The Annual Flower Festival celebrated the home-town heritage of Lompoc with floats, marching bands, drill teams and representation from other local organizations.
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