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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.
  • Airman and Santa Maria Local Saves a Life

    A routine ride home took an unexpected turn when a driver on the highway saw a crashed motorcycle and unconscious man on the side of the road. Airman 1st Class Cinthia Cortes, 30th Medical Group aerospace medical technician and her sister-in-law encountered and helped an injured motorcyclist while coming back from San Luis Obispo on Highway 101 in Santa Maria, Calif., May 27, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Developmental Pediatrics Team Visits Vandenberg

    The 30th Medical Group hosted a developmental pediatrics workshop at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 25, 2022.
  • CMSSF Visits Vandenberg

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force, Roger A. Towberman, speaks during the 533rd Training Squadron enlisted graduation on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 20, 2022. CMSSF Towberman held an all-call, focus group, and was a distinguished guest for the 533rd’s graduation during his visit. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan
  • 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.
  • SPACEX SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG APRIL 15

    Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base Friday, April 15, with a launch period opening at 5:59 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. Pacific Time.
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