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Tag: Vandenberg Space Force Base
  • 30th Medical Group open house demonstrates their “Pathway To Trusted Care” initiative

    The Vandenberg Space Force Base 30th Medical Group piloted a new initiative to provide Team Vandenberg beneficiaries a ‘behind the scenes’ look into their daily operations on Sept. 28, 2022.
  • 2022 Annual DoD Housing Survey underway for tenant feedback

    The Department of the Air Force is asking tenants of privatized housing to share their experiences and opinions of the programs via the DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey beginning Oct. 17, 2022 and ending Dec. 1, 2022.
  • Readiness and Housing

    Vandenberg Space Force Base is one of 28 areas selected by the Department of Defense for a temporary increase in Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) starting October 2022. Vandenberg qualified for this raise because the average housing costs in the area have increased more than 20% over the current BAH rate. Low BAH and a scarcity of available homes in local Military Housing Areas (MHA) are making it difficult for many to find a place to live.

    Team Vandenberg launched multiple satellites to low Earth orbit aboard Firefly’s Alpha vehicle from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-2, Oct. 1, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
  • Safe Haven at Hawk’s Cove

    The Hawk’s Cove members are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Integrated Resilience Center at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 27, 2022.
  • It’s a convoy!

    Along with every launch, convoys of all sizes and shapes moving high-value hazardous aerospace hardware and support equipment traverse our roadways. These convoys, performed under the auspices of Colonel Robert Long, SLD 30 Commander, follow policy directives established by Security Forces and Safety and are recorded for future review if needed.
  • A look into California’s Future: SLD 30 Command Staff Attends the California Defense Leadership Summit

    California is home to over 30 military installations represented by every branch, so it goes to show the role the state plays in America’s defense. The 5th California Defense Leadership Summit, hosted in the state’s capitol of Sacramento by the Governors Military Council, became a hub for installation support organizations, installation and operational commanders, and decision and policy makers throughout the golden state to share challenges and solutions faced head-on.
  • Vandenberg Celebrates Space Systems Command's 1st Birthday

    U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, left, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, poses for a photo with U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings, right, Space Launch Delta 30 Senior Enlisted Leader, at the Breakers Dining Facility on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022. Space Systems Command is the Major Command for Space Launch
  • The Sun Sets on Vandenberg’s MWH Program

    In 1996, Vandenberg gained a new unit of four-legged defenders from Howard Airbase in Panama, due to the downsizing and eventual closure of the installation in 1999. Thus the military working horse program on Vandenberg was established. As a part of the conservation law enforcement section within the 30th Security Forces Squadron, horses and their riders were tasked to patrol over 99,000 acres, most of which is difficult to traverse on foot, making the horses a vital asset to the mission.
  • 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.