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  • Ronald B. Cortopassi: A Legacy of Dedication to Space Support

    The passion and spirit of a leader is not determined by their words, but it’s measured by their determination to serve others with their actions. For Ronald B. Cortopassi, his desire to serve those on team Vandenberg has led him to hold one of the highest positions a civilian can attain, Executive Director of Space Launch Delta 30 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif.
  • One Door Closes, Another Opens: Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings Steps Into New Leadership Role

    As the old adage goes, “One door closes, another opens,” this too can be said for leadership positions held on military installations, where a person will occupy that spot for two or so years. With the sunset of the Command Chief position on Space Force bases, two new positions will take its place. Sacramento, Calif. native Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings will take the new mantle of Senior Enlisted Leader. He will be an advisor for anything related to Space Launch Delta 30, and the command’s primary advocate for issues affecting enlisted Guardians.
  • MINOTAUR II+ EXPLODES SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF

    A Minotaur II+ rocket exploded approximately 11 seconds after launching from Test Pad-01 at 11:01 p.m. PDT Wednesday.
  • Vandenberg’s South Base Re-energizes with the Activation of Substation N

    After almost six years of rebuilding, on June 2, 2022, south loop two came back to life. Electricians and power grid engineers, and contractors worked hand-in-hand to route power to substation N, from substation K, which was primarily used to keep south base powered while repairs to the infrastructure of south loop two were underway.
  • Life Saved During Relay Kick-off

    Staff Sgt. Cristina Garza, 30th Comptroller Squadron financial analyst, went into action to help save a gentleman’s life during her office team relay kick-off at Vandenberg Space Force Base Calif., April 8, 2022.
  • Local leaders join team Vandenberg

    Space Launch Delta 30 hosted several key community members from Santa Barbara and surrounding counties and inducted them into the Honorary Commander Program at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Lompoc, California, May 11, 2022. The program is a U.S. Air Force Public Affairs initiative to promote public awareness of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force missions, policies and programs.
  • Vandenberg Space Force Base Celebrates First-Year Milestones

    A year after becoming part of the Department of Defense’s newest branch, Vandenberg Space Force Base’s community paused to celebrate May 11, 2022.
  • Essential Training Saves a Life

    A series of unexpected events unfolded after a Vandenberg Hawks softball tournament as Staff Sgt. David Western, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Airman dormitory leader, finished a game with his teammates in Paso Robles, Calif., April 9, 2022.
  • At-Home COVID-19 tests Available at Vandenberg

    The 30th Medical Group diagnostic and therapeutics flight at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. recently became one of the first clinics to establish the at-home COVID-19 testing program.
  • 30th CES Firefighters Don the JFIRE, Conduct Live Fire Training

    The J-FIRE, or joint firefighter integrated response ensemble, is a unique set of equipment that firefighters wear when responding to chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) emergencies. These firefighters have to be qualified and trained to use this gear, and at Vandenberg Space Force Base, they don the J-FIRE annually. Tech. Sgt. Marvin Lilly, the NCOIC of Logistics here at Vandenberg Fire and Emergency Services, is the lead for this iteration of the training.
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