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  • First in the Force: Air Force’s First Senior Enlisted Airman Arrives at Vandenberg Space Force Base

    The Air Force’s first-ever Senior Enlisted Airman (SEA), Chief Master Sgt. Cherise Mosley, arrived at Space Launch Delta 30 Aug. 4. She is also the first SEA to join a Space Force Delta command team.
  • SPACEX FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG TUESDAY

    Team Vandenberg is supporting a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch carrying NASA’s first planetary defense test mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) from Space Launch Complex-4 here Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10:20 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Team V November Delta Dash

    Members of Space Launch Delta 30 line up and prepare for the monthly Delta Dash on Nov. 5, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The monthly SLD 30 run acts as a method for members across the base to build upon their comradery and espirit de corps within the ranks. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman)
  • 30th CES Keeps The Current Flowing

    Airman 1st Class Adisuan Tiengngam, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, hangs high above the ground in a bucket truck while conducting maintenance on the South Base M-Line circuit on Nov. 9, 2021 at Vandenberg Space Force Base Calif. Routine maintenance checks and repairs like these are conducted across the base to help ensure future and efficient distribution of power to Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman)
  • SPACEX TO LAUNCH SENTINEL-6 SATELLITE FROM VANDENBERG AFB

    Team Vandenberg and SpaceX are scheduled to launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:17 a.m., from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Sentinel-6 is the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit five years apart to continue sea level observations for at least the next decade.
  • VAFB Space Cowboys remain mission ready

    The 2nd Space Launch Squadron is home to the Space Force’s only hands-on space lift mission in support of the Minotaur launch vehicle. The Airmen who support this vital mission have been dubbed ‘Space Cowboys.’ 
  • The fabrication of space

    As the need for space superiority continues into a new decade, training and education will lay the foundation for building up future leaders in the U.S. Space Force. Within the 30th Operations Support Squadron is a shop whose core mission is to create high quality training tools and devices for the space and missile community. The Training Device Design and Engineering Center has a long tradition of building training tools and devices at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Established in 1958, TDDEC began their mission during the early years of U.S. Air Force launch vehicle testing. For the past 62 years, expert technicians at TDDEC have been designing and fabricating a variety of scale models, mockups, device prototypes, interactive simulators and one-of-a-kind tools all aimed at improving education and training.
  • Barrett, Air Force leaders applaud Space Force’s formal creation

    In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law Dec. 20 by President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Space Force is the sixth branch of the United States military.
  • Italian Space Agency president visits VAFB

    Giorgio Saccoccia, president of the Italian Space Agency, and Brig. Gen. Roberto Vittori, Space Attaché Italian Embassy to the United States, visited the Combined Space Operations Center Aug. 15, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • 2nd SLS reactivated following squadron merger

    As of Aug. 15, 2019, the 2nd Space Launch Squadron officially activated, following the inactivation of the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron and the 4th Space Launch Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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