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  • VAFB welcomes FGO USSF inductees

    Base members attend the United States Space Force Field Grade Officer Induction Ceremony Oct. 16, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Be ready this flu season; get your shot

    It’s important for members to get the flu shot this season, not only to keep their records up-to-date, but also to protect themselves and others around them who may be more vulnerable to serious flu illness. People who may be more susceptible to the flu are babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.
  • Serving up kitchen safety during 2020 Fire Prevention Week

    Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, and Mark Farias, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, sign the 2020 Fire Proclamation with Sparky the Fire Dog Oct. 5, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • 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 celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Taco Tuesday, this day has become an icon in American cuisine and society. While not “official” per se, this day can be celebrated every week. By coincidence, this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month starts on Tuesday. However, Hispanic food is more diverse than tacos alone and cannot be constrained to one day of enjoyment. The same can be said for celebrating all the history, culture, sacrifice and contributions that Americans with a Hispanic heritage have given to this country.
  • VAFB launches into a new era, welcoming USSF inductees

    On Sept. 1, 2020, at the Base Flag Pole in front of the Headquarters’ Building, 21 officers and enlisted members at Vandenberg Air Force Base joined the United States Space Force during the ceremonial induction tradition. The ceremony followed the time-honored military tradition as the officer and enlisted members affirmed their commitment to the armed services by taking either the Oath of Office or the Oath of Enlistment.
  • CSO visits VAFB during MMIII launch

    Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and commander of U.S. Space Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, Aug. 3-4, 2020.
  • CSpOC and 614th AOC Change of Command, Space Delta 5 Activation

    Air Force Col. Monique C. DeLauter took command of the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) and 614th Air Operations Center (AOC) from Col. Scott D. Brodeur during a change of command, inactivation, and activation recognition event at the CSpoC High Bay, July 24. Air Force Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC), U.S. Space Command, and Space Operations Command (SpOC), U.S. Space Force (USSF), officiated the event, which formally recognized DeLauter as the new Commander of CSpOC and 614th AOC.  Immediately following the change of command, the 614th AOC was inactivated, and Col. DeLauter took command of the USSF’s command and control Delta - Space Delta 5.
  • Servant leadership; IG Airman secures assets, efficiency, and awards

    “Working for the IG is a special experience,” said Burner. “When I first learned of the IG position, while working in Security Forces, I thought ‘that sounds like a great opportunity,’ but I didn’t know what to expect. After two years in the position, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the IG because it has helped in my development as an Air Force leader.”
  • Truly resilient; an Airman’s battle with cancer

    Magetiak has not let cancer stop him from reaching his goals or thinking of what is to come in his future. Aside from his family, Magetiak’s motivation for his post-military career  his goals of becoming a Physical Therapist, to help people develop the best versions of themselves.  
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