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  • To Go Far, Grow Together

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron faced isolation and limited interaction among its nine sections. To address this challenge, the squadron established the HALO program (Holistic Airman Lifestyle Operation) in May 2022. The goal of the HALO program was to help

  • Santa Maria Elks Rodeo 2024

    U.S. Space Force Col. Mark Shoemaker, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, and his wife Mary, wave to the crowd at the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Parade in Santa Maria, Calif., June 1, 2024. VSFB leadership showed support for the surrounding community by participating in events through the weekend,

  • Santa Maria Memorial Day 2024

    U.S. Space Force Col. Mark Shoemaker, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, gives a speech during a Memorial Day ceremony in Santa Maria, Calif., May 27, 2024. Team Vandenberg leadership participated in Memorial Day ceremonies alongside community members in Lompoc, Santa Maria, Solvang, Guadalupe and

  • Preserving Nature, Empowering Launch

    Vandenberg SFB boasts a landscape that few military installations possess, with 118,000 acres and over 40 miles of coastline, it has sometimes been likened to living on a natural preserve. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron’s natural resources managers are charged with protecting the base’s natural

  • Vandenberg Theater Revival Celebrated with Coining Ceremony

    The base theater at Vandenberg Space Force Base ceased regular movie screenings in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, in 2023, U.S. Space Force Col. Mark Shoemaker, Space Launch Delta 30 commander took steps to improve the quality of life at Vandenberg, which included directing the

  • Youth Leadership Lompoc Valley Visits Vandenberg SFB

    Youth Leadership Lompoc Valley is a program for high school students entering their junior year of high school and is designed to motivate and empower the students through team building, issues-related seminars, community projects and interaction with community leaders. The program is a

  • A Solar Eclipse Over Vandenberg

    On April 8, a solar eclipse occurs over Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The solar eclipse completely blocked the visible surface of the Sun. The longest known total eclipse was 7 minutes and 28 seconds in 743 B.C.

  • Oxnard High School JROTC Cadets Tours Vandenberg

    On March 29, Space Launch Delta 30 welcomed Oxnard High School JROTC cadets who visited and toured Vandenberg Space Force Base to learn the daily operations of the 2nd Space Launch Squadron and the 30th Security Forces Squadron.During the tour, cadets learned about the different Air Force and Space

  • 2023 Space Launch Delta 30 Annual Awards

    Space Launch Delta 30 annual award ceremony video highlighting units and individuals significant to Vandenberg Space Forces Base's many successes in 2023. (U.S. Space Force Video by Joseph Avenida)